Volunteers

Special Olympics New York has long attracted volunteers from all walks of life. In 2009, more than 25,000 volunteers donated their time and talents to the programs and athletes of Special Olympics New York.

Who can volunteer?
Individuals, groups or families – anyone can volunteer. There is a place for volunteers of all ages, abilities and interests. No matter how much or how little time you have to give, when you volunteer, you will be making a difference in the lives of our athletes. More importantly, you’ll find that you get more out of your volunteer experience than you give.

What does a volunteer do?
Volunteers can coach athletes, raise money, coordinate events, provide office support, volunteer at one-day events, serve on local program committees, help with sport development and so much more.

Where can I volunteer?
You can volunteer in your local community year-round. You can also volunteer at one of our three state-level events: Summer Games, Fall Games, Winter Games.

Because there are so many programs, services and opportunities, we’re sure you’ll find something to suit your interests and availability. For more information, please complete the form at this link.