Welcome to the Inclusion Revolution!

Special Olympics is a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community. Here in Minnesota, we serve more than 8,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities every year through sports training and competition, free health screenings, leadership training and more.

None of this would be possible without our volunteers.

Upcoming volunteer opportunities

Regional Bocce – Alexandria

Saturday, July 31, 2021
Northstar Christian Academy

Regional Softball – Waconia

Saturday, August 7, 2021
Brook Peterson Fields

Regional Bocce – West St. Paul

Sunday, August 8, 2021
West St. Paul Sports Center

Regional Equestrian – North Branch

Friday, August 20, 2021
Northwest Saddle Club

Regional Bocce – Faribault

Saturday, August 21, 2021
Shattuck-St. Mary’s

Regional Golf – Oakdale

Sunday, August 22, 2021
Oak Marsh Golf Course

Regional Bocce – Woodbury

September 24-25, 2021
HealthEast Sports Center

Hot Cider Hustle – Bloomington

October 16, 2021
Normandale Lake Bandshell

Hot Cider Hustle – Rochester

October 23, 2021
Mayo High School

What’s it like to volunteer with SOMN?

“I don’t know that I made much of an impact. The athletes impacted me. I was so impressed with their conduct, their respect for each other, for the flag during the national anthem and for me. One of them thanked me and shook my hand. They cheered each other on and were all such good sports. It was a very enjoyable time.”

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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

Group volunteer opportunities

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.

[email protected]