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



LARC Special Olympics is looking for help in Torrington Area!

For Winter Games January 2022 through February 2022-

Cross Country Skiing:  Looking for Head coach for 6 athletes – meet at Camp MOE in Torrington, CT – on Saturday mornings from 10:00am till 11:30am from January 8th through February 19th.     Need to have own equipment - also need to be familiar with Cross Country skiing.    Need to arrive by 9:30am – if needed to make trails for the athletes to follow. One day tournament

Cross Country Skiing: Looking for volunteers teen through adult: Meet at Camp MOE in Torrington, CT  on Saturday mornings from 10:00am till 11:30am from January 8th through February 19th

Alpine Skiing:  Looking for coach and volunteers (adults)  for alpine skiing and /or snowboarding   - intermediate or expert skiers need own equipment:  meet at Mohawk Mountain in Cornwall on Monday evenings starting on January 3rd through February 21st.    Practice times are 6:00pm till 8:00pm – athletes / family members arrive earlier so need to be there about 5:30pm.      

Summer Series

Looking for coach and volunteers (Unified Partners)  - also teens to be Unified Partners for relay running events. For track/field and race walking – schedule starts in April 2022 till June 2022 – day of week has not been confirmed – but time frame is after 6pm due to using Torrington High School track.    

Fall Sports

Looking for Coach/Unified Partners  (adult) for bocce tournament – meet usually during the week after 6pm till 7:30pm at Camp MOE in Torrington. Schedule is from July through August.    

Please contact Robin Pedone Local Coordinator from LARC at 860-387-5236 or email 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].