Volunteers at the 2018 Winter Games

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Volunteer Opportunities – Competitions

Volunteer Opportunities – 2019 Summer Games

We’re building a powerful team of 1,200 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 will contribute to the success of the Special Olympics Minnesota’s Summer Games.

2019 volunteer shifts & information coming soon! Be the first to be notified when volunteer registration becomes available

Age Restrictions

Under 12 years old
Events are free, so come out and cheer on our athletes during competitions. We always love fans in the stands!

Ages 12-14
Can register alongside a parent. Please notify [email protected] if volunteer is 12-14 years old.

Ages 15+
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.

Request more information about group volunteering

Volunteer Code of Conduct

Special Olympics is committed to the highest ideals of sport and expects all volunteers to honor Sport and Special Olympics. All Special Olympics 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 and/or any agency involved with Special Olympics.

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 it may be terminated at any time without cause by either the volunteer or Special Olympics Minnesota.


Jay Pedersen | Individual volunteers
[email protected] | 763.270.7186

Michele Bardwell | Volunteer groups
[email protected] | 763.270.7181