VOLUNTEER at Summer Games

June 8 & 9, 2019

at Cal State Long Beach
6000 E Atherton St., Long Beach, CA 90815

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Summer Games and for supporting Special Olympics athletes.

We have many volunteer opportunities during Summer Games and need the help of 2,000 volunteers to make to this event successful for the 1,100 athletes that will compete.


Minimum Age

Minors between the age of 14 - 17 must involve a parent in the registration process. Anyone under 14 may not register as a volunteer but is welcome to attend the games as a valued spectator and cheer on the athletes.


Volunteer registration opens on
April 10 at 8 a.m.

Interested in creating a group to volunteer?

Group shifts are based on availability and assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Volunteer shifts can range from 4-8 hours. All group members are required to register individually. Minimum age to volunteer is 14 years old. Between 5-10 volunteers are required to create a group.

All group leaders are responsible for the following:

  • Tracking the status on group shifts by pulling an online report.
  • Recruiting and filling group shifts while meeting the group registration deadline (2 weeks to fill shifts).
  • Keeping the volunteer group engaged leading up to Summer Games to ensure all volunteers are in attendance.



Come out and cheer on 1,100 of Southern California’s most inspiring athletes as a Fan in the Stands.

The Games are free and open to the public, and we want to fill the stands. Attend as a fan, or create a cheer team with your family and friends and register your group using our online form.


Contact Us

Have questions? Please email Lisa Carpenter at lcarpenter@sosc.org.