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: --- Hyannis Jolly Jaunt on Sunday, December 8th --- Peabody Holiday Torch Run on Sunday, December 8th --- Auburn Bowling Qualifying Tournament on Sunday, February 9th --- Brockton Bowling Qualifying Tournament on Sunday, February 9th --- Marlborough Polar Plunge on Saturday, February 15th --- Nantasket Polar Plunge on Saturday, February 29th --- Winter Games on Saturday, March 7th and Sunday, March 8th in Worcester, Auburn, and Marlborough Sign up for the monthly Volunteer E-Newsletter for updates on when online registration is open: Volunteer Newsletter.
The Hogan MATP Sports Skills Day is on Wednesday, October 2nd 8:30am-1:00pm at Hogan Regional Center located at 450 Maple Street in Danvers, MA 01923. This event is a Motor Activity Training Program (MATP) for athletes who have an intellectual disability and a mobility impairment. Athletes will compete in a variety of sports skills stations such as relays, throwing skills, race walking, and more. Volunteers will help lead each of the sports stations to help athletes learn and improve their sports skills, compete in an inclusive event, and enjoy a day of fitness, sports, and fun! Please register on the link to the right, or directly HERE.
The Special Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA) headquarters is hosting the Marlborough Young Athletes fall training session at 512 Forest Street, Marlborough, MA 01752. The program is each Wednesday, October 2nd through November 6th, 4:00pm - 5:30pm (a total of 6 days.) Athletes ages 2-7 years will be introduced to a variety of fun sports activities. Young athletes will train weekly with the focus on improving motor development skills and hand-eye coordination. Volunteers will be partnered with a young athlete to teach new sports skills, assist with giving directions, and create a fun, first introduction to sports. 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.
Senior Sports is the annual state tournament for athletes 45 years and older who have made a lifetime commitment to sports and staying active. Senior Sports begins on Friday, October 11th at the Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis with Opening Ceremonies and the team dinner and dance. Competition is on Saturday, October 12th at Barnstable High School located at 744 W. Main Street in Hyannis, MA 02601. Athletes from across the state will travel to Cape Cod to compete in bocce, cornhole, or golf in the morning. In the afternoon, all athletes will compete in race walking on the track. Volunteer roles include keeping time, keeping score, measuring the distance between bocce balls, escorting athletes to their race, handing out awards, and event set up and clean up. No experience is required for these roles and all instructions will be provided at the event. Photographers and medical volunteers with experience are also needed for this event. If you are a medical volunteer, photographer, or with a large group who want to volunteer together, please email Volunteer@specialolympicsma.org. For all other volunteers, please register on the link to the right, or directly HERE.
The New England Center for Children Soccer School Day Game is on Wednesday, October 16th 10:00am-1:30pm at the Special Olympics Massachusetts headquarters located at 512 Forest Street in Marlborough, MA 01752. This is a brand new event for approximately 100 athletes who will be competing in multiple soccer sports stations including kicking drills, passing drills, and scoring drills. Volunteers will help lead each of the soccer sports stations to help athletes learn and improve their sports skills, compete in an inclusive event, and enjoy a day of fitness, sports, and fun! No prior experience is required and we'll provide all instructions the day of the event. If you are with a large group who want to volunteer together, please email Volunteer@specialolympicsma.org. All other volunteers, please register on the link to the right, or directly HERE.
The Franklin Flag Football Final State Tournament is Saturday, November 16th at Franklin High School located at 218 Oak Street in Franklin, MA 02038. This event is the final state tournament for the flag football season and is the culmination of 3 months of training and mid-season qualifying tournaments. Flag football is our premier sport for the Play Unified movement - every team is Unified which consists of athletes both with and without intellectual disabilities who are teammates who train and compete together. Teams from across Massachusetts, as well as teams from Connecticut and Rhode Island, are looking forward to competing for the gold medal with your support. Volunteers will assist with a variety of roles, including keeping time, keeping score, announcing games, handing out awards, event set up and clean up, and other roles as needed. Experienced photographers and certified medical volunteers are also needed for this event. Please email Volunteer@specialolympicsma.org if you are a medical volunteer, with a large volunteer group, or are interested in corporate sponsorship opportunities. All other volunteers, please register and select your shift on the application link on the right, or directly HERE.