Become a Class A Volunteer

The application and trainings are for all coaches, volunteers, and Unified Sports® Partners.  These five-steps must be completed before any Special Olympics training, any competition, or beginning any duties related to your role.

STEP 1:  APPLICATION
STEP 2:  BACKGROUND SCREENING
STEP 3:  COACH / VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION (CVO)
STEP 4:  PROTECTIVE BEHAVIORS TRAINING
STEP 5:  CONCUSSION AWARENESS TRAINING

Special Olympics Indiana utilizes our Volunteer Management System (VMS) to navigate new applicants through the Class A application and training process.  VMS is a secure online system.  It will walk you through each of the 5 steps at your convenience.

Click here to begin

For questions, click here to contact the State Office.

 

MINORS

MINORS:  Whether a coach, volunteer, or Unified Partner, all youth will register through VMS.

For youth ages 14-17:

  • Youth applicants who have not reached their age of majority (age 18) may be accepted as volunteers in non-supervisory positions only.
  • A background screening will not be completed. While some information pertaining to the background screening may be asked, that information will not be stored or utilized.
  • A youth applicant must complete all five steps.

For youth ages 8-13:

  • Youth applicants under age 14 must be chaperoned by an adult.
  • A background screening will not be completed. While some information pertaining to the background screening may be asked, that information will not be stored or utilized.
  • Parents and/or guardians of the youth applicant must complete the five steps for their dependent. This will allow the parent/guardian to understand the protocols taken by Special Olympics Indiana to ensure the safety of all participants, including their dependent.
  • Youth ages 8-13 may find information in the Coach-Volunteer Orientation interesting and educational.
  • Parents and/or guardians should review the information within the Protective Behaviors training and Concussion Awareness training before sharing with their dependent. This information may be sensitive in nature.

HELPFUL TIPS

Here are some helpful reminders as you register to become a Class A Volunteer.

  • Please select your County Program name
  • All Coaches, Unified Partners, and Volunteers must be entered into the system using an email address.  Because your email address becomes your log in ID, email addresses cannot be shared between users, even for minors. For suggestions on how to handle this, contact the State Office (or talk with your County Coordinator).
  • For Unified Partners and volunteers under the age of 14, a parent or guardian can complete the training and share information as appropriate, but should still create the account under the name of the minor.

If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the State Office.  Thank you so much for all that you do for Special Olympics.