Become a Volunteer

Volunteers needed!

Summer Games
June 8-10, 2023
Penn State University – State College, PA

Summer Games is our largest statewide competition, with over 2,000 athletes competing in athletics, basketball, equestrian, golf, gymnastics, softball, swimming, and tennis. The competition is made possible by the support of more than 1,000 enthusiastic volunteers, who cheer on and provide vital assistance to the athletes throughout the competition.

If you would like to join us as a Class B event volunteer for Summer Games, please click here to fill out our Volunteer Application.

Once you complete the volunteer application, continue onto the Online Portal and select the volunteer job(s) of your choice!

If you have any questions about volunteering or how to sign up, please reach out to us at

Volunteers are essential to Special Olympics Pennsylvania! We could not exist without the dedication of thousands of volunteers. There is a place for everyone in our organization, and your commitment can range from an afternoon to a lifetime.

For more information, please visit our Volunteer Opportunities page.


What kinds of volunteer roles are there?

Special Olympics Pennsylvania has two different classifications of volunteers.

Class A: A Class A volunteer is someone who is or may be in immediate contact with athletes, or someone who may handle confidential/sensitive paperwork. Examples of Class A volunteers are coaches, assistant coaches, chaperones and administrative support. Class A volunteers are required to complete a background check and volunteer trainings prior to starting.

Class B: A Class B volunteer is someone with casual or limited contact with athletes, such as one-day event volunteers. For an event guide for one-day volunteers, follow this link. For a Class B Volunteers Brochure, follow this link.

Please visit our volunteer opportunities page to learn more!

Already a registered volunteer? Head to our Sports Signups Page to get started today!


Do you have any other questions about volunteering? Please reach out to your local program manager or contact us at!