Ongoing Volunteer

Get Involved as an Ongoing Volunteer

Volunteers influence all aspects of Special Olympics Connecticut.
Volunteers who take on ongoing roles help mold and influence the Special Olympics community.

Roles range from long-term coaching and chaperoning positions, to volunteers who help run sporting and fundraising events. There is a place for everyone to be an ongoing volunteer and help at all types of events.

Opportunities include:

Supporting a Local Program
Volunteers are needed for various positions on the local level. The typical time commitment is 1 to 2 hours per week for 8 to 10 weeks leading up to all state level events. 

A Local Program may need volunteers who are chaperones, hometown escorts, management team members and assistant coaches.  To learn more about each Local Program, the sports they offer, and what they are seeking, click HERE.

Or, see Current Opportunities below.

Become a Unified Sports® Partner
For more information, click HERE.

Become a Coach
 For more information, click HERE.

Current Opportunities

Connecticut Tumblers gymnastics team is looking for volunteer coaches and assistants to help our athletes improve their skills and learn routines for SOCT Winter Games competition. Practices begin October 10 and are held weekly on Thursdays, 6:45 - 8:00 pm at the Guilford Community Center (32 Church St., Guilford, CT 06437).  Please contact Local Coordinator / Coach Christine Costantino at [email protected] with questions or interest.


Special Olympics with Chapel Haven Schleifer Center is looking for volunteers to help coach or to play as Unified Partners in the New Haven area. Volunteers are always welcome to help with any of the sports that CHSC's athletes participate in, which are Traditional or Unified Bowling, Traditional or Unified Basketball, Tennis, Track and Field, Swimming, Soccer, or Softball. Practice times and dates vary. Please contact Emily Westman at [email protected] for more information.


Special Olympics Colchester's Bowling team is looking for volunteers to help set up the bowlers and write down the final scores for the Colchester bowling team.  We practice every Sunday from 11am - 1pm at Kick Back-n- Bowl at 9 Bear Swamp Rd, East Hampton, CT 06424.  Practices run from September to December.  Please contact Tim Wrinn at 860-608-0056 or email  - [email protected] with questions or interest.


Special Olympics Mid State is looking for bowling volunteers. They practice on Sundays from 1- 2:30 PM at Lessard Lanes in Plainville, CT. They are also looking for two 1:1 swimming volunteers at the Hospital for Special Care from March-June, 2020.  For more information on either of these opportunities, please call Elaine Cocores at 860-209-7030 or [email protected].


Get involved as a Committee Member

We have many volunteers who dedicate their time to ensuring that our events run smoothly.  They attend planning meetings, help set up, and lend a helping hand at events. 

Roles include:

  • Opening Ceremonies
  • Sports Committee
  • Support Services
  • Medical
  • Awards
  • Food Services
  • Truck Drivers

If you are interested in joining a committee, contact Katie York at 203-230-1201, ext. 224 or [email protected].