Volunteers are responsible for making Special Olympics happen!
Hundreds of volunteers organize and run local Special Olympics programs, serving as coaches, games officials, tournament volunteers, and in other capacities.
You are invited to participate as a volunteer and share in the exciting personal victories of our Special Olympics Athletes!
Volunteer opportunities include:
Coaches - Coaches and assistant coaches have the opportunity to help athletes train in their specific sport. All of our sports offer direct interaction with athletes, and a chance to make a difference in their lives. You do not have to be a sports professional - we provide the training and certification in all of our sports.
Fundraisers - Plan or participate in fundraising activities that benefit Special Olympics Athletes.
Corporate Volunteers - Involve your company or civic organization in a local sports event. Click here to view our Corporate Sponsorship opportunities.
Tournament Volunteers – Assist with everything that needs to be done to host a local tournament. Volunteers can be athlete escorts, assist with registration and volunteer check-in, keep score or times, help serve food, distribute water, etc.
Professional Expertise - Use you skills and talents to help fulfill the Special Olympics mission. From public speaking, to EMT’s at tournaments, to community outreach. If you have the skills, we may have the need!
Office/Clerical Support – Typing, filing, computer data input – assist with general office duties in a fun environment during regular weekday office hours.
For additional information, contact the Special Olympics Ventura County office at 805.650.7717.