Congratulations! You are about to change your life and the lives of many Special Olympics athletes.

Volunteering with Special Olympics is an opportunity for you to make a direct impact on the quality of life of individuals with intellectual disabilities, and make a meaningful contribution within your community.

Special Olympics coaches are far more than sports coaches, they are teachers, role models, mentors, and friends.

"Enthusiasm, commitment and a positive attitude at every practice."

As a Special Olympics volunteer, you bring enthusiasm, commitment and a positive attitude to each practice, event and competition, enriching the lives of the athletes you meet. In return, you develop relationships with athletes who inspire you with their dedication, perseverance and courage. You learn new skills, meet new people and gain unique experiences, enriching your own life in return.

Special Olympics BC - Victoria is run by over 150 volunteers. We need Head Coaches, Coaches, and Program Helpers for all sports.

Read how to get started as a volunteer.

Registration Packages:

RETURNING Volunteer (pdf)

NEW Volunteer (pdf)

Training Opportunities

The National Coach Certification Program provides a systematic method by which coaches may improve their coaching skills.

Special Olympics BC requires that all coaches complete the training within their first year of coaching. This ensures that coaches are prepared for their tasks and all athletes are provided with similar learning opportunities.

  See Coaching Association of Canada

We're recruiting!

We are actively recruiting volunteers for the following positions:

  • Coaches
  • Committee Members

If you're interested in coaching or being a program volunteer contact Margot Tubman, Volunteer Coordinator.

If you're interested in joining a committee or sub committee contact Joy Croll, Local Coordinator.

Forms for volunteers

Volunteer Expense Form