Chicago Polar Plunge – The Chicago Polar Plunge is an iconic and “cool” fundraiser that impacts our thousands of superstar athletes, and is also one of the largest and most successful community events in the nation. With that being said, we are always needing eager volunteers like you to help make the event run smoothly and effectively!

Fundraising Events – We host many special events throughout the year and volunteers help us make them successful. These events are always fun and volunteering is a great way to get involved with our program and support our athletes.

Athletic Events – If you have a large group of volunteers from a company or organization interested in volunteering at sporting events, we will get you in touch with our contact at the Special Recreation Program – Chicago Park District who can share upcoming competitions that need volunteers! If you live outside the Chicago area, you can contact Special Olympics Illinois for a fit that might be more convenient for you. 

Office Support – Depending on the time of the year, our office can use some extra hands in various roles! Some projects can include: inventory organization, addressing and stuffing envelopes, stringing credentials, fundraising calls, excel work, grassroots projects etc. If you are looking for service hours, our staff will be able to complete the necessary paperwork. 

Chicago Park District Special Olympics Volunteer Opportunities

Click on the links to register to volunteer for any event date(s). If you have any additional questions, please reach out to Eileen Guinane – or call 312.287.3854.

Upcomiong volunteer opportunities

Tuesdays (High School), Wednesdays (Elementary Schools), Thursdays (Parks and Agencies)

February 7–9, 2023SoccerPullman Center
Chicago Indoor Sports
Click to register
March 23 and 28, 2023VolleyballHope Student Athletic Center
CSO Multiplex
Click to register
May 8, 2023Spring Games Opening CeremoniesSoldier FieldClick to register
May 9–12, 2023Spring Games/Track and FieldEckersall StadiumClick to register
May 17, 23, and 25, 2023SoftballLa Villita ParkClick to register

To volunteer for other opportunities, please fill out this form.

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