Class A Volunteer Application Process

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) and wanting to make a difference in the lives of the nearly 10,000 athletes our program serves!  By completing this volunteer application process and becoming a Class A Volunteer, you will assist SOWI in providing a safe and quality environment for Special Olympics athletes to train and compete.

These steps are to be completed only by individuals who are classified as Class A volunteers. Once approved, Class A volunteers will receive a letter with their volunteer card. Please allow up to two weeks for processing of volunteer applications.

To Become a Class A Volunteer (for individuals 18 or older):

  1. Complete the online Protective Behaviors training and test
  2. Submit the Class A Volunteer Application online. Please ensure you have the following information to complete the form:
    1. Date of Protective Behaviors test completion.
    2. Agency Number/Young Athletes Number/UCS Number; it should be in the form of #-## (ex. 6-12). You MUST include an accurate Agency Number for your application to be processed; if you have not yet connected with an Agency or are unsure of your Agency Number please contact your local Athletic Director.
    3. Copy of photo identification (driver’s license, passport, school ID, or state issued ID; driver’s license must be provided if you will be driving in your volunteer capacity).
  3. Complete an order for a background check through Sterling Volunteers (a link will be provided upon completion of the application).

ALL STEPS MUST BE COMPLETED FOR A VOLUNTEER APPLICATION TO BE PROCESSED. If you encounter issues with the Protective Behaviors training and test, please contact learn@specialolympics.org. If you encounter issues with the background check process, please contact Sterling Volunteers at 855-326-1860, Option 3 or TheAdvocates@sterlingvolunteers.com.

To Become a Class A Minor Volunteer (for individuals younger than 18):

  1. Complete the online Protective Behaviors training and test 
  2. Complete and submit via mail the Class A Minor Form. Completed form must be mailed to: Special Olympics Wisconsin, Attn: Class A Form, 2310 Crossroads Drive, Suite 1000, Madison, WI 53718

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