“I promise to give of the time in my life so that Special Olympics athletes can have the time of their lives. I promise to support Special Olympics, not just as an expression of charity, but as a form of respect for my fellow human beings. I promise to spread the word of volunteerism because, in giving, I receive so much more in return.” – Special Olympics Volunteer Oath
Rewarding for All
Volunteers are the backbone of the Special Olympics movement. They are coaches, trainers, officials, event organizers, fundraisers and local program managers. They can also be Unified partners—playing alongside athletes with intellectual disabilities—or fans cheering in the stands. Regardless of their role, our volunteers help to bring out the champion in every Special Olympics athlete and who make the world a better place – one event at a time.
All Ages, All Interests
Our volunteers are all ages and their commitments can range from an afternoon to a lifetime. No experience is necessary to volunteer with Special Olympics Wisconsin; however, you must be at least 13 years of age, unless accompanied by an adult.
Types of Volunteers
Long-Term (Class A)
- Coach or Assistant Coach
- Local Program/Agency Manager
- Games Management Team Member
- Unified Sports Partner
Short-Term (Class B)
Class B Volunteers are typically day-of/event volunteers.
- Awards Presenter
- Athlete Escort
- Fundraising event volunteer
- Healthy Athletes medical volunteer
Check out our upcoming events and sign up to volunteer today!Upcoming Events
For more information on volunteering for Special Olympics Wisconsin, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.