Ways To Get Involved

There are many ways to support and grow the Special Olympics Movement.

For over 50 years, the Special Olympics movement has had a major impact on the lives of people with and without intellectual disabilities, uniting Massachusetts communities by fostering a sense of inclusion through the power of sports. No matter your interest or commitment level, there’s a way for everyone to get involved. Select what you’re interested in below to find out more or simply join our community to get connected.

As An Athlete

Participate in your favorite sports and recreational activities right in your neighborhood, all year long. From dance clubs to sports training and competition in 23 sports, we offer something for every age, interest and ability!

Get Involved as an Athlete

As A Coach

Coaching is one of the most important and rewarding volunteer roles in the organization. You'll help athletes expand their skills, grown in self-worth, express their courage, and realize their capacity to grow.

Get Involved as a Coach

As A Fundraiser

Engage with the community and inspire others to support join the inclusion movement while raising vital funds that provide athletes with transformative experiences. From Polar Plunge to the Boston Marathon our calendar is filled with hundred of annual events to join!

Get Involved as an Fundraiser

As A Donor

Donors play a critical role in delivering a more inclusive community through Special Olympics programs. No athlete, Unified partner, or their family is ever charged to participate on teams or individually in sports tournaments, leagues, recreational opportunities, or leadership training.

Get Involved as a Donor

As A Unified Partner

Join forces with athletes with intellectual disabilities, and compete as equals. Together, you'll break down barriers, challenge stereotypes, and create a world where everyone is celebrated for their unique talents.

Get Involved as a Unified Partner

As A Corporate Partner

Strength your brand value, engnage employees and build consumer loyalty by partnering with us. Your partnership help us continue to provide life-changing opportunities, ensuring that as long as athletes want to participate, they can.

Get Involved as an Corporate Partner

As A Single Day Volunteer

As part of our dedicated team, you'll play a crucial role in creating unforgettable experiences. From setting up venues to cheering on athletes, your enthusiasm and support help foster a community where everyone feels valued and celebrated

Get Involved as a Single Day Volunteer

As A Public Safety Personnel

The Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) is a year-round fundraising and awareness building program, designed to allow members of the law enforcement community the opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes who live, work and compete in their local communities

Get Involved in LETR