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Great Britain

Great Britain
Special Olympics is a global organization that serves athletes with intellectual disabilities working with hundreds of thousands of volunteers and coaches each year. Since the establishment of Special Olympics in 1968, the number of people with and without intellectual disabilities who are involved with the organization has been growing, but the unmet need to reach more people with intellectual disabilities is staggering.

It’s at the local level—right here—where interested volunteers meet the athletes. That’s where the perceptions start to change and where the miracle of transformation takes place. Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Those activities give them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship.

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Contact Us
Special Olympics Great Britain Contact Info
In Person
2 c/o Two Circles
145 City Road
Hoxton, London
EC1V 1A2 United Kingdom
By Phone
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Volunteer: Opportunities
Our Areas
Wales: Cardiff & Vale, North East Wales, Powys, Swansea NPT, West Wales
Scotland: Grampian
Eastern: East Hertfordshire, Essex, Norfolk, Peterborough, St Albans, Suffolk, Striving for Unity CIC
Greater London: Camden, London Gymnastics, North London
North West: Bryn Specials Badminton Club, Blackpool Polar Bears, Bury, Cheshire East, Cheshire North & West, Ellesmere Port, Chester & Neston, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Rossendale Special Ski Club
Northern: Beamish Dynamos, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, Northern Region Judo, Skelton/Cleveland, Sunderland, Teesdale, Ability Sport Blaydon
Southern: Basingstoke, Bournemouth & District, Electric Eels (Windsor), Guernsey Special Gym Club, Isle of Wight, Jersey, Reading Cygnets, SNUGS Milton Keynes, South East Hampshire
South East: Brighton & Hove, Eastbourne, Hastings & Rother, Orpington Sharks, South East Ski Group, Surrey
South West: Bristol Sharks, Cornwall, Exeter & District, North Devon, Plymouth & District
West Midlands: City of Birmingham, Coventry, Herefordshire, North Shropshire, North Staffordshire, Redditch, Sandwell, Solihull, Stafford, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands Golf Group, West Midlands Ski Group, Wolverhampton, Worcestershire
Yorkshire & Humberside: Able2 Pontefract, Bradford Keighley & Skipton (BKS), Borough of Kirklees, Bradford Disability Sport & Leisure (BDSL), City of York, Dearne Valley, Harrogate Gateway FC, Leeds Stars, North Yorkshire, Pontefract Collieries FC, Sheffield, City of Hull, Wakefield, York TennisAbility