If you are a new volunteer applicant, please click on the APPLY button below.
If you are a current or renewing volunteer, please access the Volunteer Community Portal to view your volunteer profile and status.
To complete a Volunteer Application to become a Coach or Unified Partner®, please follow the instructions in the gray box below. If you are unsure about becoming a Coach or Unified Partner®, there are other ways to get involved on an ongoing basis. Explore the many roles you can choose from.
Without volunteers, Special Olympics Northern California would not exist. We depend on the time, energy and dedication of thousands of energetic volunteers to fulfill our mission. Today we boast the extraordinary support and time of 23,510 volunteers and coaches.
If you are able to commit some time as an assistant coach or play alongside an athlete as a Unified Partner®, we can use your help! You don’t need coaching experience or specific training working with persons with intellectual disabilities. If you are at least 14 years old, have a love for the sport, time to commit, and a willingness to make a difference, you can help us change lives.
Here are the current sports seasons and when they take place. Please contact us one month before the sport starts for available opportunities.
WINTER (January – March) : Basketball
SPRING (March – June) : Bocce, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field
SUMMER : Softball (June – August);
Golf (July – September)
FALL : Unified Flag Football, Soccer (August – November)
Bowling (September – December)
Floor Hockey (October – December)
coach and unified partner® information
To learn more about volunteering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org