Volunteer

Andy Grammer and Daniel Smorowski standing side by side for a Dan's podcast interview.
The Special Olympics movement is driven by our volunteers with more than 1.1 million donating their time and expertise. Andy Grammer, triple-platinum singer/songwriter, stepped up this year as a volunteer coach for the 2020 NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Basketball Game.
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three women standing next to each other and smiling for a group photo.
The first day of the Sweden Invitational Games, on 1 February 2020, proved to be an exciting and inclusive time for everyone.
Snowboarder in a turquoise ski suite going down on the slops.
The competition begins 1 February 2020.
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Woman standing in from of a group of people giving a presentation and holding a Special Olympics football.
I have been a volunteer with Special Olympics for more than two years now. As a youth leader, I work closely with the athletes of Special Olympics to advocate for a more inclusive society in India and around the world. The life lessons I’ve learned in the course of this journey have been invaluable.
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Savyna smiling wearing a shirt that reads, "Be a good human" and holding a sign that reads, "Choose to Include."
Our 1.5 million volunteers are the backbone of the Special Olympics movement.
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Young man holding an American Football and running while two members from the opposing team are chasing him.
The Chicago Bears hosted 180 Special Olympics athletes from 12 Special Olympics Illinois teams in a flag football tournament held in Halas Hall.
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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist on the court with unified athletes giving them a lesson.
Charlotte Hornets forward and former University of Kentucky Wildcats champion Michael Kidd-Gilchrist hosted a basketball camp for 60 Special Olympics athletes at the Joe Craft Center in Lexington, Kentucky.
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James Winston, NFL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Quarterback on the field speaking into the microphone with young kids behind him.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback James Winston welcomed 75 Special Olympics Florida athletes to his Dream Forever Foundation football camp.
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Woman throwing basketball into a basket as spectators and refs watch.
In an act of true sportsmanship and generosity, Special Olympics parent Debbie Antonelli sunk 2,400 free throws in her 24-Hour Nothing But Net marathon on May 18 to support Special Olympics South Carolina.
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Ahmed and family in a photo taken outside overlooking a city.
As we celebrate the International Day of Families we thank all of the families that support the Special Olympics.
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