Become A Volunteer


Become a volunteer, Special OlympicsClass A Volunteers

These volunteers are required to submit a signed, completed and truthful Volunteer Application at least every three years. The information submitted will be used to complete a criminal records check, and where applicable, a motor vehicle records check. Background checks will be completed at no cost to our volunteers and will help ensure the safety of our athletes.

Types of Class A Volunteers

Steps on How to Become a Class A Volunteer
1. Complete Class A Volunteer Application

2. Complete the Protective Behaviors training

Steps on How to Become a Unified Partner
1. Complete Unified Partner Application


Class B Volunteers

Class B volunteers must verify their identity via a photo ID upon arrival at the competition site. A formal application or background check is not required for these volunteers.

Types of Class B Volunteers

To see the event opportunities available as a Class B volunteer and contact information click here




Protective Behaviors

Thank you for being a part of the Special Olympics family. It is through the caring, concern and talents of all of our athletes, families and volunteers that Special Olympics has become one of the most respected sports programs in the world. Your participation in the Protective Behaviors Training Program is just one more way that you demonstrate your dedication.

Click here to begin the Protective Behaviors on-line training

Thank you to our Sponsors and Partners