Why Should I Volunteer?
Globally, Special Olympics utilizes an army of more than 500,000 volunteers! In Nebraska alone, we need more 6,000 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:
c/o Maggie Stryson
9427 F Street
Omaha, NE 68127
or fax: 402.331.5964
(To be completed by athletes and Unified Partners)
(To be completed by prospective coaches)