Athletes are why we exist. Volunteers are how we exist. In addition to the 285 volunteer coaches who will accompany the athletes to the Games, another 1,200 volunteers will come out over the course of the weekend and help in a wide variety of volunteer duties. Our corporate partners and sponsors encourage their employees to come out and volunteer their time and experience the pure joy, sportsmanship and athletic ability of our athletes at every level. Community groups will also come out in force to cheer the athletes on as they competed in their events.
To learn about Corporate volunteer opportunities, please contact Denise Duff at DeniseD@sonc.org.
To learn about Community or individual volunteer opportunities, please contact Matt Bell at MattB@sonc.org
The Games Management Team (GMT) is critical to the success of Summer Games. Their only goal is to ensure that over the weekend our athletes have the most positive and rewarding experience possible, both on and off the playing field. The GMT is responsible for every aspect of the games, from scheduling competitions, securing facilities, setting up signage and everything in-between. Planning the Games starts months in advance and involves 130 dedicated volunteers and staff who work tirelessly together to make the Games our premier sporting event of the year.
Insuring the well being of our athletes is a top priority. Volunteers with a medical background are on hand over the course of the weekend to attend to any medical issues that arose. In order to qualify to be a Medical Volunteer for Special Olympics Northern California, volunteers possessed a current, valid certification and cleared by our Medical Director. We accepted EMTs, Paramedics, Nurses and Doctors.