The time commitment for volunteers varies from a few hours per year at specific events to working several hours a week year-round. Whatever your interests, talents, background and availability, there are volunteer opportunities for you.

Contact Rudy Gutierrez, Operations Coordinator, at (805) 925-0951 ext. 353 or at rgutierrez@sosc.org for more information on volunteer opportunities.

The Torch Run
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Give of yourself
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Volunteer Interest Form Class A Volunteer Registration Form Volunteer Code of Conduct
Youth Volunteer Recommendation Certification Form

Category Description Commitment
Coaching Sports Teams Work directly with athletes to improve their skills in specific Special Olympics sports as a coach, assistant coach or sports volunteer Commitment for team practice is seasonal for each sport, usually two hours per week for 8-20 weeks. Total commitment, including training, is 60 or more hours per season for coaches; 30 to 60 hours per season for assistant coaches; and 15 to 30 hours per season for sports volunteers.
Competitions Perform short-term tasks at local competitive events (i.e., Regional Games) or chapter Summer Games or Fall Games Four to eight-hour shifts one or more days each year depending on interest, availability and competition schedule
Corporate Volunteers We provide many opportunities for employee groups to volunteer - a great team-building activity Usually a one-day commitment for a specific event
Event Planning & Management Join a committee of volunteers and staff working together to plan and manage a sports competition or competition-related special event Commitment begins four to six months in advance of event; specific hours vary by event and position
Office Support Perform general office work and administrative tasks Requires a minimum commitment of four hours per week