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.
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The longtime Special Olympics athlete is a member of the very first class of Sargent Shriver International Global Messengers.
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Peter Mazunda was been honored with an Award of Service for his many years of contribution to the Special Olympics movement.
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Our programs have improved the health of our athletes around the globe. In many cases, the programs have profoundly changed lives.
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Ntombi Nkambule was inspired to get involved with Special Olympics to help improve understanding and acceptance among communities.
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See for Yourself—Why You Should Get Involved
Why get involved with Special Olympics? A few of our famous supporters tell us what keeps them coming back.
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Hear it straight from our athletes: Thanks for all that you do!
Join Cristoph Scheurer, Special Olympics Alpine Skiing coach for Team Germany for an inside look at World Winter Games
Describe Special Olympics—in 3 Words or Less
This compilation was created by students at the University of Miami in response to, "What does Special Olympics mean to you?"
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"I Never Saw the Things My Child Couldn't Do"
Watch this beautiful Procter and Gamble ad featuring Special Olympics Michigan athlete Molly Hincka (and her devoted mom, Kerry).
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A Quick Guide to Special Olympics Divisioning
Through divisioning, athletes get an opportunity to compete regardless of ability level, giving them the greatest chance of success.
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Your Recruitment Letter
Do you have the heart, courage and strength to help take down intolerance?
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