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 thousands of 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

2023 Polar Plunge

Mound
January 27
January 28

White Bear Lake
January 27
January 28

St. Peter
February 3

Maple Grove
February 3-4

Otter Tail
February 3-4

St. Peter
February 4

Rochester
February 10-11

Waconia
February 10-11

Woodbury
February 11

Duluth
February 17
February 18

Stearns County
February 17-18

Anoka County
February 24
February 25

South Metro
February 24-25

Minneapolis
March 3
March 4

Buffalo
March 10-11

Eden Prairie
March 10-11

Grand Rapids
March 17-18

Learn more about the Polar Plunge

Young Athletes

Mondays, January 16-February 27, 2023
Eden Prairie

Young Athletes is a sports education program for children age 2-7. Volunteers support the sessions by running activities and encouraging young participants.

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Poly hockey set-up

January 27
Breck School, Golden Valley

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Basketball competition

Wednesday, February 1
Staples-Motley High School, Staples

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Snowshoeing competition

Saturday, February 4
M Health Fairview Sports Center, Woodbury

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Snowshoeing competition

Tuesday, February 7
Bemidji

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Young Athletes

Tuesdays, February 7-March 28
Lakeville

Young Athletes is a sports education program for children age 2-7. Volunteers support the sessions by running activities and encouraging young participants.

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Merchandise sorting

Thursday, February 9
Special Olympics Minnesota office, Minneapolis

Help organize inventory for Special Olympics Minnesota merchandise! No experience needed.

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Basketball competition

Thursday, February 23
Moorhead High School

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Alpine skiing, snowboarding & snowshoeing competition

Saturday, February 25, 2023
Wild Mountain, Taylors Falls

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Poly hockey competition

March 4-5, 2023
Stillwater Area High School, Oak Park Heights

Volunteers run scoreboards and activities.

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Healthy Hearing screening

Saturday, March 4, 2023
Stillwater Area High School, Oak Park Heights

No experience needed! Volunteers help with check in. Medical professional volunteers run screenings.

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Health Promotion screening

Saturday, March 4, 2023
Stillwater Area High School, Oak Park Heights

No experience needed! Volunteers help with check in. Medical professional volunteers run screenings.

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Powerlifting competition

Saturday, March 11, 2023
Lions United Fitness Center, Mendota Heights

Volunteers sell merchandise and present awards.

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Unified Track & Field Premier Event

Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Target Center, Minneapolis

Volunteers run activities for middle and high school students.

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Unified swimming competition

Thursday, March 30, 2023
Bemidji

Volunteers run swimming activities for middle and high school students.

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Basketball competition

Saturday, April 15, 2023
St. Michael-Albertville Activity Center, St. Michael

Volunteers run scoreboards and present awards to athletes.

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Swimming competition

Sunday, April 16, 2023
South View Middle School, Edina

Volunteers help with staging, timing and presenting awards to athletes.

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Swimming competition

Sunday, April 16, 2023
St. John’s University, Collegeville

Volunteers help with staging, timing and presenting awards to athletes.

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We need coaches!

We need coaches & team assistants across the state. Make a difference with a team near you!

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Volunteer event manager

Join the Special Olympics team as a member of our event team! Event Manager interns help run competitions & events with SOMN staff. Contact us to learn more!

View current volunteer internship posting

Calling all basketball coaches!

Complete the Level 1 training and COVID-19 training & waiver to join us this coming basketball season!