For Class B volunteer (Event Volunteer) who has already completed the New Volunteer Application. On the Online Portal you will be able to find and sign up for upcoming volunteer opportunities.
For currently registered Class A volunteers that need background checks (18 years or older only).
Special Olympics Pennsylvania has two different classifications of volunteers. They are:
Class A – A Class A volunteer is someone who is or may be in immediate contact with athletes. Class A volunteers are required to have background checks completed before assuming their role. Class A volunteers will also be required to complete trainings.
To find out “What to Expect” in completing your SOPA Class A background checks, click here.
Class B – A Class B volunteer is someone with casual or limited contact with athletes, such as Event Volunteers.
Consider Unified Sports
Special Olympics Unified Sports® creates an opportunity for people without intellectual disabilities to join in the sports experience by playing on a team with athletes with intellectual disabilities. Not only do the players all have fun, but attitude change and transformation happens on the playing field and the experiences create lifelong friendships. Click here for more information.