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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!

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If you are interested in participating, coaching, or volunteering in a program near you, click here to see a full list of our Local Programs. 



You can get involved with a Special Olympics program right in your community (referred to as a Local Program).  In some areas, you may also be able to get involved through the school you attend.  The list of schools that host Special Olympics Oregon programs is rapidly growing!


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!



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.



Special Olympics Oregon could not operate without the support of sponsors. Contact us for more information about becoming a sponsor for a sporting or fundraising event.



Your donations have the power to change lives and make a difference in your community. Special Olympics 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.


Careers and Internships

Take a look at our current career and internship opportunities!


Project Unify

The goal of Project Unify is to activate young people around the country 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.



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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