Become A Volunteer

Volunteers are the heartbeat of our organization and help make Special Olympics possible. There is always something to do. Check out these volunteer opportunities.

“It is in giving oneself that one receives.”– Francis of Assisi

Class A Volunteers

Class A volunteers are volunteers serving in a leadership role with Special Olympics. This is any position of authority in Special Olympics including games management team members, coaches, chaperones, committee members, and anyone handling money on behalf of the organization. Class A volunteers must also complete the 15 minute online Protective Behaviors Training. They must also fill out a Volunteer Screening Form granting SONC permission to run a background check on them. If you are serving in a Class A volunteer role, please reach out to your local coordinator to get the Volunteer Screening Form!

We care about your privacy! Please read the SONC Volunteer Privacy Statement to see what we are doing to protect your vital information.

Have you signed up to volunteer at one of our events? We upload a list of volunteers and their assignments weekly. You simply need to click on the event(s) you have signed up for below to verify your job(s), shift times(s) and venue(s). If you feel there is an error, please notify Please note that groups are often added in closer to the event.

Being familiar with your job as a volunteer will make you more effective, ensure a quality event for the athletes and make your experience more enjoyable and rewarding.  We appreciate your taking the time to review the provided materials.

Volunteer General Orientation

Volunteer Handbook

Watch the athletes tell you how to best work with them!

Volunteer Job Descriptions

Equestrian Tournament

Fall Tournament (Bocce, Golf, Roller Skating, Soccer Skills, Soccer Team, Tennis)

Summer Games (Aquatics, Athletics, Bowling, Cycling, Gymnastics, Power Lifting, Softball Skills, Softball Team, Volleyball)

Training Videos

Basketball Team Awards Training

Individual Awards Presentation Training

3-on-3 Basketball Officials Training

View Master Calendar

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are needed to help with the Special Olympics U.S. Southeast Swimming Invitational at Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro on April 9! Sign up online here.

Volunteers are needed to help with the 2017 Plane Pull benefitting Special Olympics North Carolina at RDU Airport in Raleigh on April 29! Sign up online here.

For information on coaching, volunteering at events, or getting involved with your local program, please fill out the Volunteer Interest Form! Volunteers will be added to our email database for information on future volunteer opportunities.

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