Welcome to Special Olympics Rhode Island!

Volunteer Opportunities

SUMMER GAMES VOLUNTEERS

If you are an individual or couple looking to volunteer for the 2019 Summer Games held May 31, June 1-2 at URI, Please visit this site again in March. If you represent a corporate group that would like to help us out, please email belinda@specialolympicsri.org.

We have two types of volunteer opportunities to fit your busy schedule and needs.

CLASS B VOLUNTEERS

If you are just looking for a one-day volunteer opportunity, we would love to have your help at one of our many events throughout the year. Time commitments vary per event. Please complete the Event/Class B Volunteer Interest Form and indicate which event(s) you would like to be contacted about. All Class B Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older.

CLASS A VOLUNTEERS

Class A Volunteers have close interaction with athletes and are in a position of authority, supervision and trust. They include coaches, unified partners, chaperones, drivers, overnight hosts, team volunteers, medical volunteers, etc. A criminal background check and two online trainings (Protective Behaviors and General Orientation) are required for Class A status. All Class A Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older.

If you would like to become a Class A Volunteer and this is your first time completing an application for us, please complete our Class A Volunteer Form . Please allow yourself at least 30 minutes to complete this form.

If you are renewing your Class A status which is required every three years, please complete our Class A Volunteer Renewal Form . Please allow yourself at least 20 minutes to complete this form.

If you have any questions regarding these applications, please email us @ Louise@specialolympicsri.org or phone (410) 349-4900.

THANK YOU FOR VOLUNTEERING FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS RHODE ISLAND!