We love our volunteers! Special Olympics Washington would not exist today, nor be as successful as it is, without the thousands of volunteers who dedicate their time, talents, energy and especially their enthusiasm to making the world a more inclusive and accepting place.

Learn more about our general volunteer roles below. You can also check out our Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities page or complete our Volunteer Interest Form to receive more information and stay in the loop.

Event Volunteer Roles (Commitment: 1-2 days)  

  • Description: Provide support for Special Olympics Washington’s signature events and programs.   
  • Examples: Event set up at regional competition, scorekeeping at state competition, check-in table at health event, data entry at Unified Robotics championship 
  • Commitment: 1-2 days 

  Volunteer Leadership Roles (varies)  

  • Description: Work directly with our athletes and staff to execute local programming and competitions.  
  • Examples: Coach, Program Leadership, Games Management Team, Sports Resource Team, Athlete Leadership Council Advisor, etc.   
  • Commitment: Variable 
  • Next Step: Review the Volunteer Leader page!

 Health Volunteer Roles (varies) 

  • Description: Provide long and short-term support of Special Olympics Washington’s health programs and Healthy Athletes screening events. 
  • Examples: Physical Therapists, Dentists, Audiologists, Optometrists, Podiatrists, Psychiatrists, Medical Doctors, Nurses, Dietitians, Health Care and Medical Students 
  • Commitment: Variable 

   Specialty Volunteer Roles (varies)  

  • Description: Provide a specialty service for a Special Olympics Washington event or major initiative.   
  • Examples:  Event Security, Event Medical, Sport Official  
  • Commitment: Variable 

Questions? Contact our Volunteers Team at volunteer@sowa.org. 

More Volunteer Information 

Check out our Volunteer Resources page and our Volunteer FAQs. Join our Special Olympics Washington Volunteer Community Facebook Group