Across the province, thousands volunteer with Special Olympics Ontario. They take pride in providing opportunities for athletes with intellectual disabilities to experience the excitement, joy and personal fulfillment associated with participating in sport.
Over 10,000 volunteer coaches, club managers, fundraisers and administrators currently provide sport programs for over 23,000 athletes in Ontario. There are constant, diverse and numerous volunteering opportunities with Special Olympics Ontario year- round.Volunteering for Special Olympics can be a life-changing experience — not just for the athletes, but for you as well. Special Olympics Ontario's programs promote participation and inclusion and transform the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. When volunteers come together with athletes with intellectual disabilities through Special Olympics, longstanding myths are dispelled, negative attitudes changed, and new opportunities to embrace and celebrate people with differences are created.