Become a Volunteer

We need volunteers for State Games!

We are currently recruiting volunteers for the 2023 Summer Games, Friday-Sunday, June 9-11, at Indiana State and Rose Hulman in Terre Haute. Help support our athletes by registering for one or more of the many volunteer positions available: awarding medals, conducting competitions, supporting the parade of athletes and much more.

Almost anyone can volunteer! We primarily need people at high-school age and up, though children as young as 8 can also volunteer with their family. We provide on-site training, so no prior knowledge is necessary. We just ask you to bring your excitement and an openness to new experiences.

Along with the incredible feeling you’ll get from helping our athletes, volunteers who take on multiple shifts throughout the weekend will also receive on-campus dining and housing accommodations.

Everyone wins when you volunteer!

Volunteers are the backbone of Special Olympics Indiana! If you are looking to make a real difference in your life and the lives of others, look no further. Special Olympics Indiana needs you!

Whether you give your time year-round, seasonally or for a single-day event, volunteering is an experience you will remember forever. All volunteers will receive a T-shirt when they check in at the event. We ask that volunteers wear this T-shirt during their shifts so they can be easily identified by our athletes and coaches.

Volunteers are classified in two ways, Class A and Class B. Read more about each classification below.

For more information, contact the State Office.

Class A – any volunteer who has regular contact with athletes.  Examples include:

  • Coaches
  • Chaperones
  • Unified Sports® Partners
  • Volunteer Leadership / Management Positions

Class A volunteers are required to complete a five-step application and training process.  Click the button below for more details on the process and to become a Class A volunteer.

Click here to Become a Class A Volunteer


Class B – any volunteer who has single-day event responsibilities. Examples include:

  • Referee
  • Scorekeeper/Timer
  • Announcer
  • Awards presenter

Visit the volunteer registration system to sign up or to see what Class B volunteer opportunities we offer