Volunteer to Assist Special Olympics

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

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 Dante Gamble, Sports Assistant, at (805) 925-0951 ext. 1673 or at for more information on volunteer opportunities.  

Special Olympics Volunteer Opportunities - 1Special Olympics Volunteer Ops - 2

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
Day of Event Volunteers  Do not miss your chance to become one of the volunteers needed during fall, winter, and summer games  Please note that the minimum age to volunteer is 14 years old
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
Internships Internships are available across many departments in the regional offices, as well as the headquarters in Long Beach. Some of the internships offered include marketing and communications, special events, volunteer management, and more The Internship program is designed to encourage students to work in a non-profit organization, offering their skills to help the organization, while broadening their own career horizons. Commitments are about 10 weeks to three months, or the duration of one semester or quarter is a common internship length
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




Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.
They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.

Acrobat Reader Download Acrobat Reader Flash Player Download Flash Player Windows Media Player Download Windows Media Player Microsoft Silverlight Download Microsoft Silverlight Word Viewer Download Word Viewer Excel Viewer Download Excel Viewer PowerPoint Viewer Download PowerPoint Viewer