Special Olympics Vermont

Become a Volunteer

Become a Volunteer

“Special Olympics is contagious! Every event I have been to, whether athletes or volunteers, everyone is having fun! It has been a pleasure to be involved in the mix. There is a sense of enthusiasm and energy you pick up after seeing the athletes’ faces.”

-Gino Johnson, volunteer


All sorts of volunteers are welcome at Special Olympics Vermont, from coach to medical support. We have short term options, such as day-of-event volunteers, or longer options, such as a local program committee member.

If you are interested in volunteering at a future event, sign up for our email newsletter. In addition to the newsletter, you’ll receive occasional emails listing upcoming volunteer opportunities and instructions on how to get involved. Winter Games 2016 volunteer opportunities are now available. Visit the Winter Games 2016 volunteer signup page for more information and to sign up.

If you want to become a coach, visit our Become a Coach page to learn more and fill out the ‘Become a Coach” inquiry form.

Or, if you want to become involved on a local program leadership committee, email Caitlin Jenkins, Community Development Manager.

Please note that some volunteer opportunities, such as those that involve handling money, positions of authority, or supervision of athletes, may require additional information. You can learn about our volunteer screening policies here.

If you have any questions, please contact Community Development Manager, Caitlin Jenkins


Volunteer Oath:

I promise to give of the time in my life, so that Special Olympics athletes can have the time of their lives. I promise to support Special Olympics not just as an expression of charity, but as a form of respect for my fellow human beings. I promise to spread the word of volunteerism because in giving, I receive so much more in return.”

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