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 Greenwich seeks volunteers to help out at swim practices, Wednesdays 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Greenwich High School pool, beginning April 3rd. For more inforomation, email James Warner at [email protected] or Dahni Nisinzweig at [email protected].

Special Olympics Groton seeks tennis volunteers to assist players and become Unified teammates. Practices take place at Fitch High School Thursday nights, 6:15 to 8 p.m. beginning April 11th. For more information, contact Eileen Cicchese at 860-625-1024 or [email protected].

Special Olympics Hamden seeks volunteers to assist with track & field practices. Practices are held Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Shepard Glen Elementary School through the end of March and outside at the Hamden High School track Sundays, 1 to 3 p.m. for the duration of the season. For additional information, contact Mischa Campbell at [email protected] or [email protected].

Special Olympics Middletown seeks track and tennis volunteers. Practices will be held weekly at Cromwell HS starting 4/20 9:30-11 AM. If interested, please reach out to Ellen Piotrowski, local coordinator, at [email protected].

Special Olympics Newington seeks track & field help. Practices are Sunday afternoons at Newington High School beginning April 6th. For more information, contact Carrie George at [email protected].

Special Olympics Team RHAM seeks track & field help. Practices are held Sundays and some Thursday evenings, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at RHAM High School. Practices run from March 17th through June 6th. For more information, contact Rose Kalisz at [email protected].

Special Olympics Shelton seeks help with their swim program. Practices are held Sundays at the Shelton Community Center Pool, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more infromation, contact Gary Brozyna at [email protected].

Special Olympics West Hartford seeks Unified Sports cycling partners. Practices are held Saturdays at the Cigna parking lot in Bloomfield, 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, contact cycling coach John Farris at [email protected].

Special Olympics West Hartford seeks swim team help. Practices are Wednesdays 8 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Mandell JCC Swimming Pol (335 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford). For more information, contact swim coach Niki Livingston at [email protected].

Special Olympics Wethersfield seeks volunteers for Track and Field and Unified Golf. Track practice takes place on Mondays, 5:30- 7PM at Wethersfield HS (inclement weather at the William J. Pitkin Community Center). Golf practices take place Mondays, 5:30-7PM at Goodwin Golf Course in Hartford. For more information, contact Natalie Morrison at 860-721-2952.

Special Olympics Will-I seeks volunteers for its swim (November - June), Fit Partners (July - August) and basketball (August - October) programs. Practices are Wednesdays, from 6 to 7 p.m., in the Willimantic area. For more information, contact Sarah Desso at [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].