Our volunteers are the main driver for the Special Olympics movement. Not only have they made tremendous efforts to keep athletes active, healthy, and connected at home, they are also helping get us back on the field playing the sports we love. We are so excited for volunteers to return and thrilled to meet the  new volunteers who are ready to promote inclusion and join in on the most inviting community we know.

There are not enough words to thank our volunteers for everything they do, but this year, we are asking you to tweet about a coach or volunteer who has made an impact in your life using #SOAVolunteer so that it can be featured on our Twitter feed below.

We will once again be sharing volunteer profiles to recognize volunteers who were nominated to be featured for their tremendous efforts this year, so scroll down to read them as they are released throughout the week.

We want to thank you, our amazing volunteers, through the stories, messages, and videos shared from our members because without you, our movement would not be possible.

Become a Volunteer

"I volunteer for the love of sport [and] Special Olympics just puts the fun back into sport. It’s competitive, it’s serious, but it’s also hilarious in a fun, meaningful way. And when you have the opportunity to really make a difference in an athlete’s life, that’s a win-win."

Martin McSween, Special Olympics Alberta volunteer