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Become a Volunteer

Volunteers congratulate a Special Olympics Michigan athlete.

One of the best ways to support Special Olympics Michigan is to come to our events. Beyond that, there are many ways to help by giving your time to our important work.

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.

Being a volunteer is all about finding what moves you, and the right opportunity to get involved. Check out the volunteer opportunities below.

Volunteer Locally

Interested in volunteering for Special Olympics Michigan at the Local level as a coach, chaperone, or one day event volunteer? Complete the Volunteer Interest Form and you will be contacted by your Area Director with upcoming opportunities.

Volunteer Interest Form

Volunteer at a State event

Special Olympics Michigan offers state-level events throughout the year. State-level events are always in need of individuals and groups to help with various jobs, including serving food, keeping score, officiating, and many others. 

Volunteer opportunities are typically posted online 60 days prior to each event.

Volunteer at a State event

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.

Volunteer to coach

Volunteer 'A' Requirements

Class A – any volunteer who has regular contact with athletes. Examples include:

  • Coaches
  • Chaperones
  • Unified Sports® Partners
  • Volunteer Leadership / Management Positions

To become a Class A volunteer, or to renew your Class A trainings follow these steps:

Volunteer Contact