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Find your place in Special Olympics! Find out more about how you can get involved as an athlete, volunteer, or donor.

Please read through the various opportunities below, and explore the links, to learn more. If you have any questions, or would like any additional information, please feel free to reach out directly to our office. We can be reached by phone at 902-368-8919, or via email at  

Get Involved - As an Athlete

Our athletes are children, youth, and adults with an intellectual disability from across the Island. They are finding success, joy and friendship as part of our community. They are also having lots of fun! Learn more about Become an Athlete

Get Involved - As a Volunteer

It is because of our dedicated volunteers that the programs, services and opportunities offered by Special Olympics PEI are possible. By volunteering with Special Olympics PEI you are helping to provide opportunities for athletes with an intellectual disability across PEI. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Program Volunteer

Volunteers are the backbone of our organization. Without them, we could not deliver on our promise to enrich the lives of children, youth, and adults involved in our programs. Consider volunteering with an organization that changes attitudes and builds stronger communities across Prince Edward Island. You will make meaningful and lasting changes in many lives, including your own. Become a Program Volunteer


As a Special Olympics coach, you bring enthusiasm, commitment and a positive attitude to each practice, event and competition, enriching the lives of the athletes you meet. In return, you develop relationships with athletes who inspire you with their dedication, perseverance and courage. You learn new skills, meet new people and gain unique experiences, enriching your own life in turn. Become a Coach.

Athlete Leadership Mentor

Athlete Leadership prepares athletes for roles as Athlete Speakers, Program Mentors, Social Media Advocates, Health Messengers, or members of Committees or Input Councils. Athlete Leaders are supporter by Mentors, and assist Athlete Leader by providing ongoing support that will develop and empower them to succeed in Special Olympics and their communities. Become an Athlete Leadership Mentor.

Healthy Athletes Programs

Being healthy is about more than just being physically active. Special Olympics offers Healthy Athletes clinics and screenings to help further enrich the lives of our athletes. Designed by Special Olympics International, there are eight different health focuses (screenings) that are available at no cost for SOPEI athletes and others with intellectual disabilities. These screenings are led by Clinical Directors who are experienced health professionals in the field of the focus area, and volunteer their time to provide these services to our community. Become a Healthy Athletes Volunteer. 

Get Involved - As a Donor

 Thank you for considering making a donation to Special Olympics PEI! Your donation is a meaningful way to make a difference in the lives of Islanders with an intellectual disability.  

Ways to Support Special Olympics PEI

Make a Personal or Corporate Donation

Special Olympics is about the transformative power of sports, but it is also about so much more. For children, youth, and adults with an intellectual disability, Special Olympics becomes a place of welcome, a place where they will be accepted for who they are and given the chance to be their best. Your support allows us to continue to provide the programs, mentorship, and resources required by our athletes, coaches, and volunteers to change the lives of individuals with an intellectual disability across Prince Edward Island.  Become a Personal or Corporate Donor

Set Up a Monthly Gift Donation

Special Olympics Prince Edward Island is largely a volunteer-based organization, and we depend on support from our partners and donors to provide programs, mentorship, and resources.  You can be certain that your donation will be put to use to directly benefit those who we work hard to support and 100% stays right here on the Island. Become a Monthly Donor.

Consider Legacy Giving

A planned gift is a very personal decision and we encourage you to discuss it with your financial advisors. By talking with your financial advisor you can discuss ways you can use your assets to ensure your loved ones are taken care of while maximizing the tax benefits to them through charitable contributions. Become a Legacy Donor