Special Olympics Massachusetts Event Volunteer Registration Portal
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Special Olympics Massachusetts! Events are great opportunities to support Special Olympics athletes. You can register for one event, or as many events throughout the year that fit your schedule! Events include competitions and fundraising events. Event details are available below to the left under "News". To register for an event, please click on the event link on the right to register through the event registration page. On the event registration page, you will be able to select your specific shift time. All event registration forms are located below to the right under "sign up."
Once you submit your volunteer registration for an event, you are automatically approved and registered to volunteer. You will receive an initial confirmation email that your registration form was received. The week of the event, you will receive a detailed confirmation email with a reminder of your shift time, event address, and other event information. Please add Volunteer@specialolympicsma.org to your email address book to ensure you receive all event communication.
To be added to the Volunteer E-Newsletter, you can register here.
The Volunteer E-Newsletter is emailed once per month and is the best way to stay updated on upcoming volunteer opportunities, including when registration is available for additional events throughout the year and throughout the state. You can also check this page every few weeks to check out new day of event volunteer opportunities.
Save the Date: Please mark your calendars for upcoming events that will have volunteer opportunities! We're finalizing event details and volunteer registration will be available as soon as possible: --- Milford High School Swimming Qualifier on Sunday, April 26th --- Boston University Swimming Qualifier on Saturday, May 2nd ---Springfield College Swimming Qualifier on Saturday, May 2nd --- Springfield College Track and Field Qualifier on Saturday, May 2nd --- Brockton High School Track and Field Qualifier on Saturday, May 2nd --- Barnstable High School Track and Field Qualifier on Saturday, May 16th --- Summer Games on Saturday June 13th and Sunday, June 14th in Boston University and Harvard Sign up for the monthly Volunteer E-Newsletter for updates on when online registration is open: Volunteer Newsletter.
The Special Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA) headquarters is hosting the Marlborough Young Athletes Fall Season Program at 512 Forest Street in Marlborough, MA 01752. The program is each Wednesday, April 29th through June 3rd, 4:30pm - 5:30pm. This is a total of 6 days. Priority will be given to volunteers who can commit to all 6 weeks. Young Athletes Developmental Sports is a 6-week training session for athletes ages 2-7 years old. Each week, volunteers will be partnered with an athlete and introduce them to a variety of fun sports skills that focus on building motor-skills and hand-eye coordination. Volunteers are asked to commit to all 6 weeks. If you're not available all 6 weeks, you may register for as many weeks as you're available. Please note, volunteers who commit to all 6 weeks will be given priority of volunteer job assignments. Register online on the link available on the right, or directly HERE.
---Winter Games is the final state tournament for winter season sports, including basketball, bowling, and floor hockey. Winter Games will be held on Saturday, March 7th and Sunday, March 8th at multiple locations in Worcester, Auburn, Shrewsbury, and Marlborough. We will rely on approximately 800 volunteers to support the 1,800 athletes who are competing and ensure that Winter Games is a fun and inclusive weekend of competition and celebration! ---Please note that all volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult who will chaperone and/or volunteer with the minor. ---If you are a medical/first-aid volunteer or with a large group who wants to volunteer together, please email Volunteer@specialolympicsma.org. ---Please click the link on the right, or register HERE.
The Harwich Polar Plunge is on Saturday, March 14th at Red River Beach located at Route 28 in Harwich, MA 02645. This annual fundraising event raises money and awareness to support Special Olympics athletes and programs year-round. Participants who have fundraised on behalf of Special Olympics will be braving the frigid temperatures and jumping into the cold Atlantic Ocean! Volunteers will be assisting with the event including event set-up, registration, t-shirt distribution, food distribution, and event clean up. Certified medical volunteers are also needed and can email Volunteer@specialolympicsma.org for more information. Volunteer registration is available on the link to the right, or directly HERE.
--The Alpine Skiing State Tournament is the final state tournament of the winter season for ski athletes throughout Massachusetts. This tournament will be held on Saturday, March 14th and Sunday, March 15th at Berkshire East Mountain located at 66 Thunder Mountain Road in Charlemont, MA 01339. ---We will rely on 'On Slopes' volunteers to assist with competition on the mountain. Please note, these roles require skiing or snowboarding experience and require volunteers to provide their own skis/boards and additional equipment. We will provide the lift ticket. ---'Off Slopes' volunteer positions do not require experience and these volunteers will assist with event logistics at the base of the mountain. ---Please note that all volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult who will chaperone and/or volunteer with the minor. ---If you are a medical/first-aid volunteer or with a large group who wants to volunteer together, please email Volunteer@SpecialOlympicsMA.org. ---Please click the link on the right, or register HERE.
The Lakeville Polar Plunge on Saturday, March 21st at Clear Pond Park located at 49 Clear Pond Road in Lakeville, MA 02347. The Lakeville Polar Plunge is an annual fundraising event organized by local law enforcement (LETR). The Polar Plunge raises funds and awareness to support year-round sports training and competitions for athletes and ensures that no athlete is charged to participate with Special Olympics. Participants who have fundraised on behalf of Special Olympics will be braving frigid temperatures and jumping into the cold waters of Clear Pond Park! Volunteers will support this event by assisting with registration, event set up, and event clean up. Volunteer registration is available on the link to the right, or directly HERE