Our Volunteers
Volunteer Lead
Volunteers are the backbone of the Special Olympics movement. They are coaches, trainers, officials, event organizers, fundraisers and managers. They can also be unified partners -- playing alongside athletes with intellectual disabilities -- or fans cheering in the stands.
Arpita in a swimming cap and long sleeve swimming suite is in the water and four young athletes are lined up to follow her in; she is turned around looking at them and giving the young athletes instructions.
While filming the “50 Game Changers” series our production crew was able to capture some images of Odisha, Bharat, the community that Arpita calls home.
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I grew up a lot that day because of the tenacity and effort of that little girl in the wheelchair.
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The 30 year veteran of the Rochester Police Department ran for 50 hours straight to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics.
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The Special Olympics International Board of Directors member was among the celebrities and athletes who took part.
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2018 SOEA Regional Floorball Coach Training Hosted by Special Olympics Korea.jpg
During the five-day-training, the coaches developed their skills and shared the technical know-how together through interaction.
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Ricky Rubio announced as Special Olympics Global Ambassador.jpg
NBA star signed up at a ceremony in Barcelona’s Pabellón Olímpico del Club Joventut Badalona, where he began his professional career.
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Kera Johnson stepped in to help an athlete in need and, in the process, showed what the spirit of volunteering is all about.
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Youth Voices Meet Special Olympics Inclusive Youth Leaders from Great Britain!.jpg
William Browning and his sister Jemima Browning from North Yorkshire are using their skills to create a more inclusive future.
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From riding bikes, playing basketball and enjoying a game of hide and go seek, there is nothing like having a sibling to have fun with.
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Interview with a Lions club Volunteer Betsy Coetzee.jpg
Betsy Coetzee said it was her first time coming to a Special Olympics South Africa screening and that her experience was amazing.
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A new group of Special Olympics leaders completed the Leadership Academy workshop in Kolkata, India.
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Nompendulo Ntshangase is a Nursing Student from Southern African Nazarene University and a volunteer at Special Olympics Swaziland.
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