Become a Volunteer

There are hundreds of opportunities to volunteer with Special Olympics Ohio! Start the journey to the most rewarding experience of your life.

Volunteers are needed for the State Basketball Tournament and Individual Skills Competitions!

Basketball Tournaments will take place March 22-23 in Hilliard, Ohio.

If you have basketball experience or knowledge of basketball rules, please click here to sign up for skilled volunteer roles.

No basketball experience? We still have plenty of roles! Click click here to sign up for hospitality, set-up, skills competition, and fan roles.


Complete a general Volunteer Interest Form.

You will receive updates about future state and local volunteer opportunities.
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Volunteer as a Fan in the Stands to cheer on our athletes!

Fans of all ages are welcome, and cheer gear such as signs and pom poms are encouraged. Athletes perform best when the stands are filled with excited fans!
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Do you have medical training?

We need nurses, doctors, EMTs, and other medical professionals to ensure the safety of our participants.
Sign up here!
Athlete Leadership 1

Become a mentor!

Help Athlete Leaders grow their leadership skills.
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Volunteer at Swim Meet

Do you have a work or school group that would like to volunteer together?

Groups of any size are welcome to volunteer at our events!
Contact us.

Are you a photographer?

Volunteer photographers are needed to help capture the joy and excitement of our events!
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Become a Coach

Coaches play an essential role in the success of each and every program around the state. Coaches work with athletes to develop an understanding of sport knowledge and skill, proper nutrition and healthy habits, and best practices for sportsmanship. It is not necessary to have experience with a specific sport or any sport in general.
Complete a Coaching Interest Form.

Volunteer Spotlight

Joe R. has been volunteering for Special Olympics Ohio events for over four years! He is always enthusiastic and willing to help wherever he is needed. Joe says “my favorite part of volunteering for Special Olympics is the privilege of being around the athletes. The athletes take an oath before the competition to “be brave” in their attempt, and that perfectly explains what Special Olympics is about to me. Appreciating life, being in the moment, and being brave in my attempt are just a few lessons I’ve learned from Special Olympics.” Thank you Joe!