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.
Volunteer for the CLASSIC WINES AUCTION! Classic Wines Auction is an event that raises funds for local children and family charities. Funds are distributed to six benefiting charity partners including Special Olympics Oregon. As part of our partnership - we provide volunteers to help with the event. We have four different volunteer positions to choose from!
Volunteer for WINTER SPORTS COMPETITIONS! Be up close to the action - helping at a competition for basketball, powerlifting or snow sports! Held at various locations around the state.
To find out more information about volunteering in specific areas, click on the links at the bottom of the page.
Helpful Hints About Volunteering
Volunteer Screening Process
CLASS A VOLUNTEER TRAININGS
You will receive instructions to complete the trainings below once your Class A Volunteer Application is submitted.
If you're signing up as a "day of" volunteer for an event you do not need to complete these trainings.
General Orientation Training and Quiz
Protective Behaviors Training and Quiz
Concussion Education Training and Quiz