Unified Partners

Unified Partners compete alongside Special Olympics athletes. Training together and playing together becomes a quick path to friendship and understanding.

Are you new to Special Olympics Minnesota?

Get more information via our Interest Form! **Please note: we currently do not have any in-person opportunities available

Are you connected with a Special Olympics Minnesota team? Are you an existing Unified Partner? Do you need to update your level 1 certification?

All Unified Partners who work with athletes need to be Level 1 certified.

Step 1: Complete the online Level 1 training & volunteer application and online COVID-19 Training & Waiver.

This training is designed for new Unified partners as well as current Unified partners who need to renew their Protective Behaviors certification. Includes General Orientation, Protective Behaviors and Concussion content.

You’ll receive an email from HireRight [email protected] to complete your background check.

In light of the ongoing global crisis regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), we will still be processing your volunteer application and level 1 training but will be unable to process your background check until further notice.  Once we can process background checks, you’ll receive an email from [email protected] with a link to perform your background check.  Special Olympics Minnesota will incur the cost of your background check.  Please email [email protected] with any questions.

Interested in sports specific training?

Optional: Unified partners can become Level 2 certified in all SOMN sports. Please visit our Coaches Training page.

Coach Education
[email protected]