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Countless Opportunities

Whether you're looking to compete as an athlete or Unified partner, or volunteer locally, as a coach, official, medical team member or more - there's a place for you to at Special Olympics Michigan.

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Become an Athlete

With 24 sports to choose from, athletes can train for many different skills and sports. Enrolling in Special Olympics means joining a family of more than 4.2 million Special Olympics athletes worldwide.

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Become a Coach

To be a Special Olympics coach, you don't have to have prior experience - we provide the necessary training. What you do need is the enthusiasm and desire to make a positive impact on the lives of athletes.

Volunteers congratulate a Special Olympics Michigan athlete.

Become a Volunteer

Special Olympics Michigan would not exist today, nor be as successful as it is, without the help of the thousands of people who dedicate their time, energy, and especially their enthusiasm to making the world a more accepting place.

Other ways to connect

Unified Sports

Compete alongside Special Olympics athletes through Unified Sports.

Sports Official

Donate your time as a sports official for any of our 24 sports.

Law Enforcement Torch Run

If you work in law enforcement, join our Law Enforcement Torch Run efforts.

Medical Team

Offer your services as a medical professional at our free screenings or as a medical team member.


We have several fundraising events throughout the year.


Internships are available across many departments in Special Olympics Michigan.