National Volunteer Week 2023

Thank you, Volunteers!

Happy National Volunteer Week!


Volunteers are an integral part of the Special Olympics movement. They are the individuals that continue to keep our activities running all year round. To our volunteers: we applaud you for giving countless hours, you are truly making a difference in your communities. We couldn't do it without you, so thank you so much!

Volunteering with Special Olympics is about transforming lives, including your own. It is about a spirit of giving, teamwork, and inclusion. It is about making your community a more welcoming and accepting place for all people of all abilities. Our volunteers give their all to cheer on athletes - now it's time for us to cheer for them. 

Learn more about National Volunteer Week with SOC!


Interested in Joining Our Team?

Our athletes are ready to get back on the playing field - but they can't do it without you!

Special Olympics programs are opening up across the province, and volunteers are needed. From coaches, to officials, to team managers, there is something for everyone. Join our family of over 17,500 volunteers across Canada and help enrich the lives of individuals with an intellectual disability through sports. 

We promise, you’ll get even more out of it than you give.

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Meet some of our amazing volunteers!