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VOLUNTEERING WITH SPECIAL OLYMPICS 

Looking to get involved in your community in a meaningful way?

At Special Olympics Oregon, you’ll have the opportunity help children and adults with intellectual disabilities achieve their dreams. Our organization wouldn’t be possible without the support of our community.

DAY OF EVENT VOLUNTEER

Have FUN and be INSPIRED!

Spend about 4 hours with us and see the action up close!

SUPPORT US AT TIMBERS & THORNS FC GAMES The Portland Timbers and Thorns FC have generously chosen Special Olympics Oregon as the partner for the 50/50 raffle fundraiser during the season!  It’s a great opportunity to raise funds and awareness for our program and a really fun volunteer experience!

    SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER AT A GAME!

SUMMER SPORTS COMPETITIONS --                    Athletes are training in athletics, bocce, golf, softball and soccer this spring/summer!  Volunteer at one of our competitions!

   SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER!

FALL SPORTS COMPETITIONS --                    Athletes will be training in aquatics. bowling, soccer and volleyball this fall!  Registration to volunteer will be posted mid-September!

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT VOLUNTEER

HELP BEHIND THE SCENES

Come volunteer in our office and work with program staff and other volunteers to assure that volunteers and athletes are able to participate.  Flexible schedule!

   Job Description and Contact Info

 

COACH A TEAM

    BE A LEADER AND A MENTOR!

Coaches work directly with athletes to improve their skills in specific Special Olympics sports. They are trainers ... mentors ... friends!

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BE A UNIFIED PARTNER

ENGAGE WITH OUR ATHLETES

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. 

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GET INVOLVED IN YOUR LOCAL PROGRAM

FIND AN OPPORTUNITY NEAR YOU!

Join the volunteers in your community that oversee all aspects of the Local Program in your area to assure that athletes are training and competing. 

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Volunteer FAQ

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 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
 

 

 

 

 

 

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 at an event that raises funds for SOOR?  Check out the options here.  

Other Opportunities

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

 
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