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

Special Olympics Cheshire seeks a new head tennis coach to start in April of 2020. If interested, email [email protected]. They are also seeking a transportation volunteer for soccer practices. If interested, email [email protected]

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].

Special Olympics Simsbury is looking for golf volunteers for Monday nights, 630-730 PM at Simsbury Farms. Please contact Eileen Swan or Julie Burt at [email protected].

Watertown Area Association for Special Citizens seeks local volunteers to help with cross-country skiing to start January 2020, Track and field and Cycling in April 2020. Please contact Joe McGrail at [email protected]

Special Olympics West Hartford is looking for golf athletes and unified partners.  Practices run from June 26th- September 4th and are held on Wednesday's from 5:30pm-7pm at the Rockledge Country Club (289 S Main St, West Hartford, CT 06107).  Please contact Golf Coach Kevin Smith at [email protected] with questions or interest.

Special Olympics West Hartford's Softball team is looking for volunteer Unified Partners to play alongside athletes with intellectual disabilities.  Practices run from July 2nd- September 5th and are held weekly on Tuesday's and Wednesday's from 6-8pm at the Webster Hill School (125 Webster Hill Blvd. West Hartford, CT 06107).  Please contact Softball Coach Bob Jinks at [email protected] with questions or interest.

Special Olympics Wethersfield is looking for a Bowling and Snowshoeing Head Coach. You would instruct our athletes weekly and motivate them to do their best at competition.  Bowling practices run Saturday mornings at Bowl-O-Rama in Newington from September 14 - November 16, with competition on November 23rd. Snowshoeing practices run Wednesdays at the William J. Pitkin Community Center from January 8 - February 26th from 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm, with competition on February 29th-March 1st We'll register you for a training school and get you certified! If you are interested in joining our Special Olympics Family, give us a call at 860-721-2952. On behalf of our athletes, we thank you!

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].