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 volunteer 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! Special Olympics volunteers include students, retirees, professionals, and families. You don’t need coaching experience or specific training working with persons with intellectual disabilities. We have great staff, mentor coaches and coaches’ training to get you going. 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.
coach and unified partner® information
To complete a Volunteer Application to become a Coach or Unified Partner®, please follow the steps 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.
other volunteer opportunities
To learn more about volunteering, please email email@example.com