How to Volunteer

Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are the heart of the Special Olympics movement. They play diverse roles, serving as coaches, trainers, officials, event organizers, fundraisers, and managers. They can also be unified partners, actively participating alongside athletes with intellectual disabilities, or passionate fans cheering from the stands.

Spirit of Giving

At Special Olympics, we believe in transforming lives, and that includes your own. We foster a spirit of giving and teamwork, aiming to make your community and neighborhood more inclusive and welcoming to people of all abilities. Through volunteering, you can form lifelong friendships and cultivate a new perspective on others.

Our Volunteer Community

Our volunteers encompass a wide range of individuals, including local coaches who dedicate numerous hours each week to working with athletes. We also have individuals who help organize and plan our World Games, held every two years. Additionally, our talented photographers capture extraordinary moments of our athletes in action.

Across the globe, Special Olympics training sessions, competitions, and other events occur 365 days a year.

All Ages, All Interests

We have seen dramatic growth in teens and young adults volunteering with Special Olympics. These volunteers include students taking part in school-based groups like Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools. Their enthusiasm, dedication and creativity are hard to beat!

Embark on your journey as a Special Olympics Volunteer by contacting the Hamilton County Local Coordinator Benny Spirk at bspirk@sooh.org.

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