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There are hundreds of Special Olympics offices around the world, and all of them need people at various times during the year. The best way to become a volunteer is to find the Special Olympics office nearest you. Learn More


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Team sports bring people together. Special Olympics Unified Sports® teams do that, too and much more. Almost a million people worldwide take part in Unified Sports, breaking down stereotypes about people with intellectual disabilities in a really fun way. Learn More


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Special Olympics is serious about its sports. The organization has a bold plan to have many more athletes, and that means we'll need more coaches. There will be more competitions, and that means we will need more officials. If you have an interest or background in either being a coach or official, find the Special Olympics office nearest you. learn more


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An international organization with many varied initiatives, Special Olympics needs volunteers with specialized training. The Healthy Athletes program, for example, puts health-care professionals to work providing free health screenings for our athletes. LEARN MORE


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There are many ways for students in high school or college to volunteer with Special Olympics. Connect with a nearby Special Olympics program to volunteer for events, become a coach or be a Fan in the Stands. Young people can also participate in SO College, Project UNIFY, Partner’s Club, Spread the Word to End the Word and more. Go to the Project UNIFY section to get the details. LEARN MORE


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Special Olympics Blog

The Start of the Solution

Young people from around the globe with and without intellectual disabilities are coming together at the SOGenUin Summit as part of the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games with one goal - to change the world.

 

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Posted on 2015-07-23 by Natalie

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