Become a Volunteer

Special Olympics Connecticut could not exist today if not for the time, energy, and dedication of thousands of volunteers. Close to 10,000 volunteers dedicate their time to help children and adults with intellectual disabilities achieve their dreams annually here in our state.

Who Can Become a Volunteer?
Our volunteers are students, seniors, business groups, professionals, civic organization members, families, amateur and professional athletes and coaches, to name a few. In other words, ANYONE CAN GET INVOLVED!

How Do I Register?
The steps to register as a volunteer are below. You may sign up to VOLUNTEER FOR AN EVENT or VOLUNTEER TO SUPPORT A LOCAL PROGRAM.

VOLUNTEER FOR AN EVENT

Become a Class B (Event) Volunteer

Class B volunteers assist with activities that take place the day of a sporting or fundraising event.

Roles include:

  • Escort athletes
  • Present awards to athletes
  • Keep score or time events
  • Announce events
  • Small time commitment
  • No experience needed
  • A brief orientation is provided

Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 15 years old or accompanied by an adult.

To see event volunteer opportunities and register now, click here.

 

VOLUNTEER TO SUPPORT A LOCAL PROGRAM

Become a Class A (Ongoing) Volunteer

Class A volunteers have direct contact with athletes or serve in positions of authority, supervision and trust of athletes or handle substantial amounts of cash or other assets for Special Olympics Connecticut.

Roles include:

  • Coach and Assistant Coach
  • Unified Sports® Partners
  • Chaperones
  • Medical Personnel
  • Security Personnel
  • Board Members

Requirements:

  1. Contact Katie York, Director of Volunteer Services, at kathryny@soct.org or (203) 230-1201 ext. 224 or a Local Program Coordinator to express your intent. To find a Local Program/Local Coordinator, click here.
  2. Complete a Class A Volunteer Application.
    If you are 18 or older, for the paper version, click here.
    If you are 18 or older, for the web version, click here.
    If you are under 18, for the paper version, click here.
    If you are under 18, for the web version, click here.
  3. If you are 18 or older, complete the Protective Behaviors Training by clicking here.

    To see ongoing volunteer opportunities and register now, click here.


If you have any questions or would like additional information about Class A or Class B volunteers, please contact:

Katie York, Director of Volunteer Services
kathryny@soct.org 
(203) 230-1201, ext. 224