Get Involved!

The Life You Change May Be Your Own

Get Involved!Special Olympics Kentucky would not exist today and could not have been created without the time, energy, and dedication of thousands of volunteers. Our volunteers dedicate their time to help children and adults with intellectual disabilities achieve their dreams. On behalf of the athletes we serve, thank you for your interest.

WHO CAN BECOME A VOLUNTEER?
Our volunteer base includes students, senior citizens, business groups, professional individuals, civic organizations, families, amateur and professional athletes, and coaches to name a few. In other words, ANYONE CAN GET INVOLVED!

There is no experience required; all we ask is that volunteers under 14 be accompanied by an adult.  However, some events and opportunities do have specific age and qualifications requirements and these will be identified accordingly.

HOW DO I GET STARTED VOLUNTEERING?
First you must decide which role you feel fits you best personally and how much time you have available to assist. Below, we have broken down the Volunteer registration process for each of our two types of volunteers:  Class “A” and Class “B.” For more on Volunteer Roles follow one or both of the following Next Steps
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New Long Term VOLUNTEER Interest
(CLASS “A”)

The following are examples of Class A Volunteer opportunities ( 8-10 week commitment) :

  • Head of Delegation
  • Coach
  • Assistant Coach
  • Chaperone
  • Committee Member
  • Local Coordinator
  • Unified Sports® Partner

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New Short Term VOLUNTEER Interest (CLASS “B”)
The following are examples of CLASS B volunteer opportunities (3 – 8 hour commitment typically on weekends) :

  • Competition day of event – most popular role for new volunteers
  • Referee
  • Medical – EMT certification, RN, PA or MD required.
  • Corporate Volunteer Groups (Teambuilding)

Next Steps >>

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