Summer Games Volunteer Opportunities
We’re building a powerful team of 1,600 volunteers to celebrate athletes with intellectual disabilities, transform lives through world-class competition, and deliver an inspirational volunteer experience of inclusion. From sports competition and special event assistance to health and wellness professionals, volunteers of every skill and experience level contribute to the success of Summer Games.
For more information about parking, shuttles, check-in location and our FAQ, check out our 2019 Summer Games Volunteer Guide.
UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS | ST. PAUL
basketball, swimming, track & field
Are you a health care professional?
Healthy Athletes is a Special Olympics program that provides free health screenings in a welcoming environment.
Health Promotion – Healthy behaviors screenings
Healthy Hearing – Hearing screenings
Opening Eyes – Vision screenings
Fit Feet – Podiatric screenings
FUNfitness – Physical therapy
Special Smiles – Dental screening
Athlete check in/out (no experience necessary!)
Other volunteer opportunities
Sun July 21 – Equestrian – Esko
Mon Jul 22 – Golf – Hastings
Mon July 22 – Tennis – Virginia
Tue Jul 23 – Golf – Blaine
Wed Jul 24 – Bocce – Monticello
Sat Jul 27 – Bocce – St. Louis Park
Tue Jul 30 – Golf – Blaine
Sat Aug 3 – Bocce – Faribault
Sun Aug 4 – Softball – Bloomington
Thurs Aug 8 – Bocce – Thief River Falls
Aug 9-11 – Bocce – West St. Paul
Sat Aug 10 – Area 3 Softball – Cohasset
Sun Aug 18 – State Golf Tournament – Oakdale
Sat Aug 24 – Softball – North Mankato
Sat Aug 24 – Softball – Eagan
Sat Sept 21 – Flag Football – Cohasset
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Under 12 years old
Events are free, so come out and cheer on our athletes during competitions. We always love fans in the stands!
Can register alongside a parent. Please notify [email protected] if volunteer is 12-14 years old.
Can register as an individual
Volunteer Opportunities for Groups of 6+
We offer group opportunities for businesses, schools, civic groups, friends and family, etc.
Volunteer groups report improved teamwork and enhanced relationships as a result of working with Special Olympics Minnesota athletes. By joining us, your organization can showcase your social responsibility, build brand awareness, and experience an array of team-building opportunities.
Volunteer Code of Conduct
Special Olympics Minnesota is committed to the highest ideals of sport and expects all volunteers to honor Special Olympics principles. All SOMN volunteers agree to observe the following code:
- I will provide for the general welfare, health and safety of all Special Olympics athletes and volunteers.
- I will dress and act in an appropriate manner at all times.
- I will follow the established rules and guidelines of Special Olympics Minnesota and/or any agency involved with Special Olympics Minnesota.
- I will not promote religious or political beliefs or preferences while volunteering.
- I will report any emergencies to the appropriate authorities after first taking immediate action to ensure the health and safety of the participants.
The relationship between Special Olympics and volunteers is an “at will” arrangement and may be terminated at any time without cause by either the volunteer or Special Olympics Minnesota.