An Opportunity For Everyone

There are opportunities for everyone to be a part of Special Olympics Connecticut (SOCT) and enjoy a meaningful and rewarding experience - as an athlete, Unified Sports® partner, coach, volunteer or as an employee. Special Olympics — in Connecticut and around the world — is about revealing the champion in all of us. 

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Become an Athlete

Our athletes are children and adults with intellectual disabilities from across the state. Learn how you can find a local program and become an SOCT athlete.

Become an Athlete's Partner

Unified Sports® Partners are individuals who train and compete in sports alongside athletes with intellectual disabilities. Become a partner and empower the movement of inclusion through team practice and competition.

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Become A Coach

Volunteer coaches come from all walks of life. Interested in making a difference in a leadership position?

Become a Volunteer

The time, energy, and support of our volunteers are what keep SOCT going. Learn how you can make a difference for a local program, at a sports competition or at a health promotion event.

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Become a Fundraiser

The success of Special Olympics Connecticut would not be possible without the generous support of fundraisers and sponsors. Becoming a fundraiser is a great way to get involved and to help spread the word about our programs and offerings.

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Become A Sponsor or Donor

There are a number of ways to support SOCT, both as an individual and at the corporate level as a corporate sponsor.

Special Olympics Careers

Interested in working with us? View the current job openings and internship opportunities with SOCT.

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Get Involved

Step 1

I am interested in becoming: (Select One)

A Volunteer A VOLUNTEER A Coach A COACH An Athlete AN ATHLETE A Sponsor A SPONSOR A Unified Sports Partner A UNIFIED SPORTS® PARTNER

I am interested in becoming an athlete (*Required Fields)

Are you interested in volunteering for an event or becoming an ongoing volunteering to support a local program?

I am 18+ Years Old*

Parent/Guardian Information (*Required Fields)

Special Olympics Connecticut partners with the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) to offer Unified Sports® and Young Athletes™ in numerous schools across Connecticut. Unified Sports® brings school aged athletes with and without intellectual disabilities together to play sports, gain physical fitness and develop friendships. Students in pre-school through Grade 2 participate in the Young Athletes™ program, which complements the gross motor skills taught in Connecticut’s schools. For a complete description of these programs please visit the Unified Sports® School Based Programs under Sports and Fitness on our website.