Get Involved

Special Olympics is a worldwide movement where one can act locally, but make a global impact. With over 108,000 competitions around the world each year, with training taking place every day, with family leaders, athlete leaders and volunteers extending our message, Special Olympics is no longer just an event. We are a movement, inviting the world not just to attend Games but to help create a world of inclusion and acceptance for all.

There is a place for you! We want people who share in our spirit of inclusion and acceptance, fun and determination to change the world, one life at a time. Our community is made up of thousands of people from all walks of life. Let us help you find your place in the Special Olympics Colorado family.

  • Athlete:  Learn about what sports and opportunities are available to you or someone you know who could participate.
  • Coach:  Learn how you can receive the training you need to become a Special Olympics Colorado Coach.
  • Event Volunteer: See how you can help change an athlete’s life, as well as your own, by volunteering.
  • Families: Families are true champions of Special Olympics and we understand the challenges of raising a special needs child. Learn what resources are available and how your family can grow through Special Olympics.
  • Office Support: If you are interested in assisting with data entry, mailings, office tasks and other small assignments, contact Jenny Montoya.
  • Photographer/Videographer: Are you interested in taking pictures and/or video footage of volunteers, athletes to record Day of Events and/or SOCO competitions? Contact Brittany Javor.
  • Support: Special Olympics never charges its athletes a participation fee – see how you or your company can make Special Olympics possible for them.
  • Unified Champion School: Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools (formerly Project UNIFY) builds on Special Olympics Colorado’s values, principles, practices, experiences and impacts to shape a generation that welcomes everyone.
  • Unified Partner: Unified Partners (individuals without intellectual disabilities) train and compete as a teammate alongside Special Olympics athletes on a Unified Sports Team. There is no better way to combine a love of sports with the rewards of volunteer service than by becoming a Unified Partner.
  • Young Professionals Board: The Special Olympics Colorado Young Professionals Board (YPB) is a group of socially-minded change makers who have a strong desire to lead and participate and are ready to make the world an inclusive and welcoming place for all people.

Questions about getting involved?

Contact: Jenny Montoya, Volunteer Manager.