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. Review our Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities page or complete our Volunteer Interest Form here. 

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 


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