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.

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.
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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!
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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

Kyle Pigman has been a Special Olympics Ohio athlete since 2008. He competes in swimming and bowling. When Kyle doesn’t compete at state competitions, he chooses to volunteer! Kyle is an amazing volunteer. He is always enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and willing to help! Kyle says he volunteers because “it is important to give back to the sports that I love like swimming and bowling”. Kyle’s favorite Special Olympics Ohio memories were capturing his first gold medal at the State Swim Meet in 2009 and winning gold at the 2018 State Summer Games. Thank you, Kyle!