Special Olympics offers many ways to take part. There are short-term and long-term volunteer opportunities, the option of playing Unified Sports and to become a Special Olympics athlete.Ā  All around the world, Special Olympics training, competitions and other events are happening 365 days a year. There is always something interesting to do!

Become an Athlete

The South Region Stars offers athletes with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to participate in nine sports, year-round. For all athletes 8 and older, our traditional programs deliver a real sports experience that can become part of an ongoing healthy lifestyle.
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Become a Unifed Partner

Special Olympics Unified SportsĀ® brings together athletes with intellectual disabilities and athletes without intellectual disabilities to train and compete on the same team. The goal is to promote inclusion through practice and competition, and it is fast becoming popular with teens.
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Become a Coach

When you become a Special Olympics coach, you help athletes discover their physical skills, self-worth, courage, and capacity to grow. It is one of the most important and rewarding volunteer roles in Special Olympics, rewards that go far beyond the finish line.
Become a Coach