World-Class Volunteers

Special Olympics New York attracts volunteers from all walks of life, all year ‘round. These dedicated supporters make our local, regional and state competitions and programs possible.

There is a place for volunteers of all ages, abilities and interests. Spend a few hours or a few days with us. Lend your professional expertise, your strong arms or even your cheerful shouts of encouragement.

No matter how you choose to pitch in, you’re invited to attend our competitions and help light the fire within the state’s striving, thriving athletes.

Special Olympics New York attracts volunteers from all walks of life, all year ‘round. These dedicated supporters make our local, regional and state competitions and programs possible.

There is a place for volunteers of all ages, abilities and interests. Spend a few hours or a few days with us. Lend your professional expertise, your strong arms or even your cheerful shouts of encouragement.

No matter how you choose to pitch in, you’re invited to attend our competitions and help light the fire within the state’s striving, thriving athletes.

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36000
New York volunteers are active annually

The Roles

Volunteer Introduction from Athlete Tommy Mooney

  • Event Service Volunteers work with set-up and take down of ceremonies, among other activities
  • Sport-Specific Service Volunteers support the running of competitions and the experience of athletes
  • Fans in the Stands cheer for traveling athletes
  • Social Ambassadors capture and share the moment
I volunteer for Special Olympics New York as a way to share my gifts, skills and friendship with their community: the athletes, families, coaches, volunteers ... everyone!
Joel Peterson