Volunteers are the backbone of the Special Olympics Florida movement. Volunteers enable Special Olympics to offer sports training and competition as well as provide our athletes with the opportunity to grow and showcase their skills. Special Olympics Florida would not exist today without the time, energy, dedication, and commitment from volunteers. Those year-round and day-of volunteers work at various levels and fill a wide variety of roles in our programs. If you're seeking a volunteer opportunity that can make a difference in your life and the lives of others, Special Olympics welcomes you!
Types of Volunteers are as follows;
(registration forms with ID are required for all volunteers)
Game Day or “Day of Volunteer”* Class B Form - This volunteer will usually assist with “game day or special event” duties at the local county level, normally one time event. Examples may include judges, assisting athletes, event registration, concessions. Bring form with you to event.
Coaches, Assistant Coaches or “year round Volunteer” Class A Form – This volunteer is dedicated to the athletes and programs, while serving as a role model for the athletes. This volunteer usually involves a year round commitment. Examples may include coaching, chaperones, drivers, fundraising and office assistants. Contact the Escambia County Coordinator for more info.
Unified Sports Partner Unified Sports Form – A unified partner teams up with and competes side by side with a special athlete. This volunteer is usually a peer or mentor to an athlete. Unified sports enables the special athlete to learn new sports and skills as well as have further competition experiences.
Protective Behaviors Protective Behaviors Class – If you are looking to become a volunteer in Special Olympics, please continue onto the Protective Behaviors class. Once finished, make sure to send the email to our County Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
County Management Committee Volunteers
– Persons using their expertise in support
of the county program. This could be fundraising, budget, finance, public
relations and volunteer management.
If you have what it takes to make a difference in someone’s life, please consider becoming a volunteer.