Volunteers are the backbone of the Special Olympics movement. They are coaches, trainers, officials, event organizers, fundraisers and managers. They can also be unified partners -- playing alongside athletes with intellectual disabilities -- or fans cheering in the stands.
"Coaches and volunteers are my heroes. They always tell me to give my best and have fun."
- Alex Caovilla, Special Olympics Alberta athlete
Rewarding for All
Our volunteers are all ages and their commitments can range from an afternoon to a lifetime. From Grande Prairie to Crowsnest Pass, our volunteers are helping to bring out the champion in every Special Olympics athlete.
Special Olympics would not exist today — and could not have been created -- without the time, energy, commitment and enthusiasm of our volunteers. We owe so much to these millions of people who find the time to make the world a better place.
There are many ways volunteer support the movement, find which volunteer role is best for you in our volunteer roles page.