Volunteers are the backbone of Special Olympics South Carolina. We would not exist or be as successful as we are without the help of the thousands of people who dedicate their time, energy, and especially their enthusiasm to making the world a more accepting place. If you are seeking a volunteer opportunity that can make a difference in your life and lives of others, Special Olympics South Carolina wants you. There are many ways that you and your family can volunteer. One of the best ways to support the 24,848 athletes in South Carolina is to come to one of our events.
However, being a volunteer is all about finding what moves you, and the right opportunity to get involved. That opportunity starts here. Your first step is to know what roles you can be a part of. Whether you want to volunteer for a single day’s event, several hours a week, or year-round, we have a place for you.
Become A Coach
Behind every successful athlete is a coach. Being a coach can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a lifetime – both for you and your athletes. We provide the training you need to be a successful coach and you can choose from 24 unique sports that we offer.
Unified Sports Partner
Team sports are about having fun, promoting physical health and bringing people together. Special Olympics Unified Sports® teams do all of that – and shatter stereotypes about intellectual disability in the process. All across South Carolina, Special Olympics athletes and their teammates without intellectual disabilities practice and play together on Unified Sports teams.
Unified Sports is a moving and exciting initiative for higher ability athletes of all ages, from youth to adults. Mixed teams provide the public direct opportunities to experience first-hand the capabilities and courage of Special Olympics athletes. By having fun together in a variety of sports, Unified Sports athletes and partners improve their physical fitness, sharpen their skills, challenge the competition and help to overcome prejudices about intellectual disability