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

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.

Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, we are offering limited in-person sports training, no sports competitions and limited events at this time.


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.

At this time we do not have any Event Volunteer positions available.


Virtual Volunteer: Esports Manager

Our athletes are competing in E-sports! They play Fortnite on Mondays!

We have opportunities for people to volunteer to help create private matches, support with admin controls, oversee streaming, etc. Need to be available Monday evenings 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm.

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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 sooractive@soor.org and tell us what you want to do/teach/lead to help keep our athletes engaged!

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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 are not able to offer our traditional in-person sports training and competitions at this time. Some of our local programs are offering limited in-person training for fall season.

Coach Info »

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.

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Law Enforcement Torch Run

Volunteer with LETR and get to know our athletes.

Learn more about LETR »

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