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Why Should I Volunteer?

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Globally, Special Olympics utilizes an army of more than 500,000 volunteers! In Nebraska alone, we need more 5,000 volunteers annually to fulfill our mission to provide year-round sports training and competition, leadership training, coaching and working with youth and schools. There is a place for everyone who is interested in helping forward our mission.

Types of Volunteers

Day-of-Event Volunteer

Description: Help run a component of competition, escort athletes, keep score, present awards, announce, assist with logistics, and more!

Commitment: 1/2 day or full day options.

"Category A" Volunteer

Description: Volunteers that work one on one with Special Olympics Athletes or Teams. Become a coach, assistant coach, chaperone, or Unified Partner. "Category A" Volunteers train and compete in a sport alongside Special Olympics athletes.

Commitment: Participation in seasonal sport, average 2 hours per week for minimum of 8 weeks.

"Category A" Volunteers must complete the following forms and send them to the Special Olympics Nebraska state office at:

9427 F Street
Omaha, NE 68127

or fax: 402.331.5964