Special Olympics would not exist today — and could not have been created — without the time, energy, commitment and enthusiasm of people just like you, individuals who choose to take a little time from busy schedules to make the world a better place.
Volunteers are vital to our organization! More than 5,000 people volunteer in Utah throughout the year to make our competitions, Law Enforcement Torch Run and special events successful.
Who can volunteer?
Individuals, groups, families, corporations...anyone can volunteer. We accept volunteers under the age of 16, but they must be accompanied by an adult. If you have a group larger than 10 for our State Summer Games, please download the group volunteer form complete it and email back to the Volunteer Director.
What does a volunteer do?
Special Olympics is a volunteer organization, which means we need volunteers for just about everything. Volunteers can coach, help in fundraising, be on Games Organizing Committees, volunteer the day of events, help in local areas with a team and so much more! For more information about volunteer job descriptions click here.
When can I volunteer?
YEAR-ROUND! One of the most common misconceptions about Special Olympics is that we only offer a once-a-year event. Special Olympics provides year-round training and competition for athletes, which means there are volunteer opportunities all the time.
Where can I volunteer?
You can volunteer in your local community year-round. There are upwards of 50 local area competitions that take place each year. We have 6 state level competitions including: the Snowball Classic, Winter Games, Summer Games, the Riders' Cup, Golf Championships, and the Fall Sports Classic. Check our calendar for upcoming events in your area!
What else do I need to do?
Register as a volunteer! Complete the online application by clicking the button below. A few days prior to your scheduled volunteer date view the Volunteer Training Video it is only 7 minutes long and contains important information. Other than that, show up and have a good time!