Become a Volunteer

Volunteers needed!

Indoor Winter Games in York, PA
March 2-3, 2024
Winter Games and Indoor Winter Games are around the corner! These competitions are made possible by the support of enthusiastic volunteers like you, 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, 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 volunteer@specialolympicspa.org.

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.

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Work directly with athletes at practices and competitions, helping your team members improve their self-esteem, sports skills, social skills and physical fitness.
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Join staff and volunteers to help plan fundraising events, provide administrative support, serve on your local leadership team, mentor an Athlete Leader, and more!

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Help for one or multiple days doing things like scorekeeping, awards management and event setup and breakdown. A great opportunity for families and corporate groups.
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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 volunteer@specialolympicspa.org!