Careers + Internships

There isn’t a better family to join than Special Olympics Oregon. We have a small state office staff that relies on a village of supporters that can include interns, contractors, pro bono services, and volunteers to carry out administrative projects and mission delivery. Please check this page to find a list of available full or part-time positions, internships, and other areas of need.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.


Please email your cover letter and resume as a PDF attachment to the email address specified with each job listed. Upon successful electronic submittal of your cover letter and resume, you will get an automated reply letting you know we have received your documents. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. We thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for our positions.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. A valid Oregon driver’s license and ability to meet minimum Oregon vehicle insurance requirements and successful passing of background screening are required for each position.

Please respond only if you have the required experience and are already living in the stated region (relocation costs will not be paid).

Upon successful electronic submittal of your email of interest, a receipt confirmation will be automatically sent to you. You may have to check your spam or junk folder for this email.

To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, salary history/requirements to

No phone calls please.


Development Associate

SOOR is looking for a capable and enthusiastic individual to represent Special Olympics in the community. The Development Associate is a vital part of a dynamic team responsible for designing, supporting, and executing activities across all verticals of fundraising. This opportunity is ideal for a detail-oriented individual passionate about philanthropy and eager to gain cross-functional experience by administratively supporting the Development Department and CEO in a variety of development initiatives that will include but are not limited to: donor cultivation, donation processing, donor recognition activities, and marketing support.



Program & Volunteer Intern

Join our Program & Volunteer Services team as an intern and put your skills to good use!

Are you a great communicator?  Do you like to write?  Would you like to interact with our athletes in a leadership position?  Then, this is the position for you.  Work alongside our Program Team writing stories, making posts for social media, and working with our athletes!  See below for more details and reach out to us today!



Become a Volunteer

Special Olympics Oregon volunteers are fundamental to every single program and event across the state. Volunteer opportunities range from coaching and program management to event volunteers and administrative support. There is a role for everyone.