Become a Volunteer
Special Olympics Texas would not exist today and could not have been created without the time, energy, and dedication of thousands of volunteers.
More than 40,000 volunteers dedicate their time to help children and adults with intellectual disabilities achieve their dreams.
Our volunteers include students, senior citizens, business groups, professional individuals, civic organizations, families, amateur and professional athletes, and coaches to name a few.
There is no experience required; however, you must be at least 15 years of age, unless accompanied by an adult. Volunteers participate in an orientation prior to working with our athletes.
*NOTICE: The process for becoming a Class A Volunteer has been updated. There is no longer a separate Class A application.
Positions of responsibility that can include a longer-term commitment must receive certification.
Volunteers must complete all forms on the next page in order to receive Certification. The following are examples of volunteers where certification is needed:
Short-term volunteering, usually one-day events, is a great way to introduce yourself to Special Olympics Texas.
The following is a list of possible day of event volunteer opportunities:
I promise to give of the time in my life so that Special Olympics athletes can have the time of their lives.
I promise to support Special Olympics, not just as an expression of charity, but as a form of respect for my fellow human beings.
I promise to spread the word of volunteerism because, in giving, I receive so much more in return.