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Looking to get involved with your community in a meaningful way?

We love our volunteers! Special Olympics Oregon would not exist today, nor be as successful as it is, without the thousands of volunteers who dedicate their time, talents, energy and especially their enthusiasm to making the world a more inclusive and accepting place.

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!

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Coaches play a unique role in Special Olympics Oregon, working hands-on with athletes to provide the sports, skills and spirit they need to compete. We recruit coaches year-round for three unique sports seasons. It only takes 1-2 hours a week to make a meaningful impact.

Local Program Leadsership

Local Program Leadership

Join the volunteer management team and help make an ongoing difference to your local community. Volunteers coordinate sports, register athletes, communicate with families, reach out to the community, raise funds, and more.  It’s fun to work together with your local group.


Day-Of Event Volunteer

Event Volunteers are crucial to organizing and managing our events. Our volunteers are the individuals that make our competitions and fundraising opportunities happen! Volunteering is the greatest way to get involved and contribute to our mission.

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Virtual Volunteer: SOOR Active

We are seeking volunteers to engage athletes from the safety of their own home! Volunteers can showcase some of their skills or knowledge for our athletes online. You can teach a class, host an activity, or share a talent via webcam or Zoom. This is a great way to help connect volunteers and athletes during these very isolating times.

Join our Facebook group SOOR Active and check out the activities that we’re offering.

Email us at and tell us what you want to do/teach/lead to help keep our athletes engaged!

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Law Enforcement Torch Run

Volunteer with LETR and get to know our athletes.

Program & Volunteer Intern

We do not have any Intern positions open at this time!


If you would like more information on signing yourself or a team up to volunteer, please contact us at