VOLUNTEER WITH SPECIAL OLYMPICS CHICAGO

Our energetic and dedicated volunteers are all ages and skill levels, including students, senior citizens, business people, family members of athletes, amateur and professional athletes and coaches, Chicago civic leaders, teachers and others. Volunteers fill a wide variety of roles for Special Olympics.
We invite you to share in the Special Olympics experience and create lifetime friendships and rewards of immeasurable value. Take pride in knowing that you are an important part of a program that offers opportunities to athletes with intellectual disabilities.

Special Olympics Chicago would not exist today without the time, energy, dedication and commitment of hundreds of volunteers throughout
the city.

Our energetic and dedicated volunteers are all ages and skill levels, including students, senior citizens, business people, family members of athletes, amateur and professional athletes and coaches, Chicago civic leaders, teachers and others. Volunteers fill a wide variety of roles for Special Olympics.
We invite you to share in the Special Olympics experience and create lifetime friendships and rewards of immeasurable value. Take pride in knowing that you are an important part of a program that offers opportunities to athletes with intellectual disabilities.

Special Olympics Chicago would not
exist today without the time, energy,
dedication and commitment of
hundreds of volunteers throughout
the city.

VOLUNTEER OPTIONS

Chicago Polar Plunge – The Chicago Polar Plunge is an iconic and “cool” fundraiser that impact our 7,500+ 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!

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

Sporting Competitions – If you have a large group of volunteers from a company or other 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 with you upcoming competitions that we are in need of volunteers! If you live outside the Chicago area, you can contact Special Olympics Illinois for a fit that might be more convenient for you. 

    You may choose more than one.