Volunteer to help us build a bigger, better community.

Rarely do you find an experience so fun and fulfilling.

Special Olympics has a long-standing tradition of attracting volunteers from all walks of life. When volunteers interact with our athletes, they are inspired to see things in a new light: longstanding myths are dispelled, negative attitudes are changed, and new opportunities to embrace and celebrate people with differences are created. Volunteers become filled with the
Spirit of Special Olympics.

There is a place in Special Olympics for volunteers of all ages, abilities and interests. No matter how much or how little time you have to give, when you volunteer, you will be making a
difference in the lives of our athletes. More importantly, you'll find that you get more out of your volunteer experience than you give.

Because the array of programs, services and opportunities we offer are so vast, we're sure you'll find something to suit your interests and availability.
Here are some ways you can get started:

Volunteer Application Forms

For information on the volunteer process click on this link. 

Class A Volunteer Form 

This form must be completed by adults volunteering as coaches, assistant coaches, Area Council members, Global Messenger mentors, drivers, chaperones for overnight events and unified partners.

Class A Minor Form

This form must be completed by minors volunteering as assistant coaches, unified partners or Area Council members and must be signed by the minor and his/her parent or guardian. The second portion of this form must be completed by two non-familyt  references.

Class B Volunteer Form

This form must be completed by volunteers who are helping at a one-day event. If the volunteer is a minor, the form must be signed by the minor and his/her parent or guardian.


 All coaches with Special Olympics must now take the Concussion Test online. Volunteers are encouraged also to take this training. When you have completed it copy the form and send it to the volunteer coordinator. Also turn in a print out of the form to the coordinator of your sport.

Protective Behaviors Code of Conduct - print out the confirmation and turn into Local Coach



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