Welcome To Special Olympics International!

We are a global organization with programs in 170 countries. This site may be customized by language and geographic region.

Volunteer for Special Olympics

Special Olympics would not exist today — and could not have been created — without the time, energy, commitment and enthusiasm of people just like you, thousands of individuals who choose to take a little time from busy schedules to make the world a better place.

Become a Volunteer

Volunteer Photographers Shine. In Athens, Greece, a small army of talented professional photographers volunteered their time to capture the spirit and moments of the 2011 World Summer Games. See their gorgeous photos  

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. Here's where you start