Become a Volunteer

We need volunteers for Summer Games!

To make Summer Games a top-tier event, we rely on the efforts of around 2,200 volunteers. For this year’s event from June 17-19, we still have a wide variety of positions to fill, from supporting the Parade of Athletes to conducting competitions to awarding medals and so 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.

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

Class B volunteers register on an event basis.  For more information or to register for an event, contact the State Office.