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.
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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Swaziland volunteer sitting behind a desk at a computer.
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
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?"
"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).
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.
Your Recruitment Letter
Do you have the heart, courage and strength to help take down intolerance?