ways to volunteer

Together we are building a world where everyone belongs.

Discover the multitude of ways you can join as a volunteer and make a profound impact in the lives of over 14,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities across the commonwealth.

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Volunteer With Special Olympics Massachusetts

Become a Changemaker for Inclusion

Whether you choose to coach, volunteer as a group, or just come for an afternoon to root on our athletes from the sidelines, you become part of a community that believes in the limitless potential of every individual. From the very first day, you will witness the incredible power of sport in transforming the lives of athletes with intellectual disabilities.

You'll meet athletes who embrace life with unwavering optimism. Their determination and resilience will inspire you as they push their limits, striving to reach their full potential. Their courage and spirit will remind you of the beauty that lies within every one of us, regardless of our abilities.

When you volunteer with Special Olympics Massachusetts your impact extends far beyond the sports field. Every time you show up, you become an advocate for change in your community. You challenge stereotypes, break down barriers, and foster a society that embraces diversity. You'll witness firsthand how your efforts ripple through communities, creating a more inclusive world for all.

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Stories

Champions of Change

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Game Changer: Volunteer Linda Flynn

Linda Flynn is a longtime volunteer with Special Olympics Massachusetts. She currently leads the Pioneer Valley Green Monsters softball team as their Local Program Coordinator (and even added bocce and cornhole for the team last summer!)

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2023 Leadership Conference Connects Coaches off the Field

Once a year, Special Olympics MA invites the coaches of the movement to come together for an overnight leadership conference where they can expand their education, interact with other coaches, and be celebrated by the organization.

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Dorchester resident Mark Casey helps grow Special Olympics programs in Boston

Mark Casey coaches the Dorchester Blue Devils basketball team, where he promotes inclusivity and works to expand Special Olympics programs in and around Boston.

Bring Special Olympics Massachusetts To Your Community

There are so many ways you can help make your neighborhood more inclusive. Browse some of our frequently recruited roles below or simply sign up to join our mailing list.
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More ways to volunteer

There are limitless way you can help

Day

Day of Volunteer

From setting up venues to cheering on athletes, your enthusiasm and support help foster a community where everyone feels valued and celebrated.

Group

Group Volunteer

Whether you join as coworkers, friends, or family, together you’ll experience the joy of teamwork while making a tangible difference in the lives of athletes with intellectual disabilities.

Single player

Unified Partner

Whether on the field, court, or track, you'll discover the immense joy of shared victories, personal growth, and lifelong friendships.

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Official

Join a community of dedicated officials, where you’ll forge lifelong connections and witness firsthand the transformative power of sports.

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Photographer

Through your lens, you'll have the opportunity to capture the extraordinary achievements, contagious smiles, and unwavering spirit of our athletes and supporters.

Heart Pulse

Medical

As a volunteer medic, you'll be invaluable in creating a safe and inclusive space for everyone.

Bring SOMA To Your Community
There are so many ways you can help us spread inclusion...

Day

Day of Volunteer

From setting up venues to cheering on athletes, your enthusiasm and support help foster a community where everyone feels valued and celebrated.

Group

Group Volunteer

Whether you join as coworkers, friends, or family, together you’ll experience the joy of teamwork while making a tangible difference in the lives of athletes with intellectual disabilities.

Single player

Unified Partner

Whether on the field, court, or track, you'll discover the immense joy of shared victories, personal growth, and lifelong friendships.

Star

Official

Join a community of dedicated officials, where you’ll forge lifelong connections and witness firsthand the transformative power of sports.

Camera

Photographer

Through your lens, you'll have the opportunity to capture the extraordinary achievements, contagious smiles, and unwavering spirit of our athletes and supporters.

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Heart Pulse

Medical

As a volunteer medic, you'll be invaluable in creating a safe and inclusive space for everyone.

get involved as a volunteer

We could not achieve our mission without the commitment and enthusiasm volunteers like you bring.