Become a Volunteer

We need volunteers for Eunice Kennedy Shriver Games!

Beginning Sept. 10 and continuing through Nov. 19, the annual Eunice Kennedy Shriver Games offer a variety of opportunities for volunteers to get involved with our program and help provide opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities.

We are currently recruiting volunteers for the state championship events for softball, Sept. 10 at Center Grove Lassie League, and softball, Sept. 17 at Hickory Stick Golf Club. Help support our athletes by registering as an awards crew member, a souvenir crew, or one of the many other volunteer positions available.

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.

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. 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

To see what Class B volunteer opportunities we offer please follow the link to our volunteer registration system.