Volunteers

Volunteering with Special Olympics creates change that carries forth from our Programs and into the world. Whether you’re an individual or a member of a school, church, work, civic, or other group; whether you can volunteer for just a few hours on a single day as a scorekeeper, or several hours a week, year-round, as a special-events coordinator, there are volunteer opportunities for you.

Our athletes are clearly why we exist, but our volunteers are how we exist. Special Olympics would not be here today — and could not have been created — without the time, energy, commitment, and enthusiasm of its diverse volunteers.  We have 8,000 volunteers that provide 70,000 hours of service every year! These volunteers serve as coaches, officials, committee members, competition assistants, and much more. Whether they participate for one day or for several years, volunteers make a difference in the lives of Special Olympics athletes and in their communities. 

Click here to volunteer for Fall Regional Sports Competitions   

Volunteer opportunities for Fall State Games will be posted on Sept 22nd!

Youth Games will be held on September 27th on the Nike campus.  Thanks to our partnership with Nike, the majority of positions are filled by Nike employees, so we are not recruiting other volunteers. 

To find out more information about volunteering in specific areas, click on the links at the bottom of the page.

QUESTIONS:   Contact us at volunteer@soor.org

 


 

Volunteer FAQ

Helpful Hints About Volunteering

Volunteer Screening Process

General Orientation Training and Quiz

Protective Behaviors Training and Quiz
 

With the launch of the “Our Games Are Always” campaign, we're reminding Oregonians that all year long, Special Olympics Oregon athletes are getting to live their dream. And because our games don't ever stop, neither does our need for support. Give today to keep the organization strong.

Local Programs

Special Olympics Oregon has 29 Local Programs across the state. Learn more about getting involved in your area.

Sports Competitions

Special Olympics Oregon has three sports seasons. Volunteering at a competition is a guaranteed rewarding and inspirational experience.

Fundraising Events

Want to help out at this year's Bite of Oregon, Polar Plunge, Rip City 3-on-3, Governors' Gold Awards and more?

Other Oppurtunities

Here are some other oppurtunities that Special Olympics Oregon offfers for our amazing volunteers.

 
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