Our athletes are clearly why we exist, but our volunteers are how we exist. YOU can make a difference in the lives of Special Olympics athletes and in your community! Special Olympics Oregon would not be here today — and could not have been created — without the time, energy, commitment, and enthusiasm of its diverse volunteers. More than 13,000 volunteers dedicate their time to help children and adults with intellectual disabilities achieve their dreams!
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Coaches work directly with athletes to improve their skills in specific Special Olympics sports.
Unified Sports® involve people with and without intellectual disabilities. As a Unified Partner you would train and compete on a team along with our athletes.
Join the volunteers in your community that oversee all aspects of the Local Program in your area.
Athletics, Bocce, Golf, Softball
Across the state
May - June
Summer State Games
Rip City 3 on 3
Bite of Oregon
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 event" 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
Special Olympics Oregon has 29 Local Programs across the state. Learn more about getting involved in your area.
Special Olympics Oregon has three sports seasons. Volunteering at a competition is a guaranteed rewarding and inspirational experience.
Want to help out at this year's Bite of Oregon, Polar Plunge, Rip City 3-on-3, Governors' Gold Awards and more?
Here are some other opportunities that Special Olympics Oregon offfers for our amazing volunteers.