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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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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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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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.
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