Welcome to Special Olympics Rhode Island!

Volunteer Opportunities

SUMMER GAMES VOLUNTEERS

If you are an individual or couple looking to volunteer for the 2018 Summer Games held June 1-3 at URI, please come down to URI Volunteer Tent, near the Mackal field house. You will want to come in on the lower entrance near the Boss Arena for parking.



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

EVENT / 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!