Get Involved

There are so many ways to be involved with Special Olympics Oregon, whether you are interested in participating, coaching, sponsoring, donating, or volunteering. See what kind of involvement is the best fit for you!


Participating in Special Olympics' year-round sports programs allows athletes to get physically fit, learn new skills, and participate in a wide variety of sports! It is also a great way to meet new friends and help achieve new heights.


Parents and Families

As a parent and family member of Special Olympics Oregon participants, you play an important role in supporting our athletes and sharing feedback on how to improve programs and services. Family members can be involved in helping Special Olympics Oregon programs in their communities in many different ways.



We are always looking for more coaches! There are opportunities to coach many different sports, from swimming to basketball to bowling. Help inspire and empower Special Olympics Oregon participants through the power of sports!


Project Unify

Project Unify is for students, teachers and educators who believe that it is important to activate young people in an effort to develop school communities where all young people are agents of change - fostering respect, dignity, and advocacy for people with intellectual disabilities by utilizing the programs and initiatives of Special Olympics.


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.

Careers and Internships

There are always opportunities available for careers and/or internships! Click the link above to view current opportunities.


Your donations have the power to change lives and make a difference in your community. Special Olympcis Oregon operates on donations from the generosity of people like you, who support and believe in our mission. Take a look at different ways you can make a donation to Special Olympics Oregon.


Special Olympics Oregon programs and services would not be possible without the support from our incredible sponsors. By sponsoring Special Olympics Oregon, your generosity gives us the power to change thousands of lives all over Oregon, providing life-changing opportunities to the largest disability population in the state.


Become a Special Olympics Oregon Athlete today.


Learn what it takes to become a coach for Special Olympics Oregon.


Be one of the 8,000 volunteers to support Special Olympics Oregon year round.


Help more than 12,000 athletes continue their training for life.

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