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Special Olympics Pennsylvania offers seasonal sport programs and competitions throughout the state, and all of them rely on volunteers! There is a place for everyone at Special Olympics Pennsylvania, and we offer a variety of volunteer opportunities to fit your talents and your schedule.


Northwest Region (Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Mercer, Venango, Warren)



Event Volunteers (Class B)


Description: There are plenty of opportunities to help at our events, including refereeing, handing out awards, cheering on athletes and more!

Commitment: Event volunteers help for one day, typically for a 3-8 hour shift. Volunteering at an event is a great way to learn more about Special Olympics PA before committing to an ongoing volunteer opportunity.

Requirements: Complete the volunteer application. Once completed, you can select which event and which job you would like to assist with.

Information: For an event guide for one-day volunteers, follow this link. For a Class B Volunteers Brochure, follow this link.

For a summary of Class A and Class B volunteer requirements, please follow this link.

To begin the registration process, click the button below!

Volunteer Registration

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

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For people with intellectual disabilities, Special Olympics is often the only place where they have an opportunity to participate in their communities, develop belief in themselves, and feel like champions.  But for every inspiring Special Olympics athlete, there are many more waiting for their chance to shine.  Donate today and help us reach out to one more person who wants to participate.

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