VOLUNTEER

Special Olympics Chicago serves nearly 7,500+ athletes annually, offering 22 sports and competition opportunities. From event planning to congratulating athletes at the finish line, we have an opportunity for you.

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

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DIRECT SUPPORT FOR ONE OF OUR TEAMS

If you would like to work with one of our teams on a regular basis, visit the “Athletics”  page for contact information.  That way, you can talk with one of our coaches and interact consistently with our talented athletes there as your schedule might allow. Also, it will give you a chance to choose which location is most convenient for you.
For more information, email Eileen Guinane at eileen.guinane@chicagoparkdistrict.com.
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TEAM COACH

In order to become a Team Coach please visit our Special Olympics Illinois website to fill out necessary forms.
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GROUP VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

If you have a large group of volunteers from a company or other organization interested in making a difference you can contact Eileen Guinane at eileen.guinane@chicagoparkdistrict.com.
If you live outside the Chicago area, you can contact Special Olympics Illinois for a fit that might be more convenient for you.

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