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Special Olympics Ulster
106a University Street
T: 028 9023 9023




 Special Olympics Ulster have 63 clubs across the region who require volunteers in a variety of roles.  Please see the list of volunteer opportunities currently available in our clubs right now at the bottom of the page.

For more information on any of these roles, please contact Keith Thompson on or 028 9089 2994.

Athlete Leadership

Mentor Moria Murray and Linda McIntyre with athlete Kevin Cowan at an ALPs workshop. 

The Athlete Leadership Programme enables athletes aged 16 and above to participate in opportunities additional to sports training and competition. Working with a volunteer mentor athletes complete training and workshops based around public speaking, volunteering, coaching and presentation skills. 

The region is currently seeking volunteers to mentor athletes.  For further information please contact Scott Witherick on or 028 9026 2775


 From September 2017 to June 2018, Special Olympics Ulster will host a series of development days, non-advancement events and leagues across the region. We require volunteers to assist in a range of roles including event management teams, sports roles, volunteer services and media.
Sign-up online to volunteer at upcoming events here

Volunteer Support Centre


The Ulster Volunteer Support Centre provides a vital outlet for administration support.  The centre runs Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 4pm and Wednesday evening from 6pm to 8pm.  If you would be interested in joining the support centre team, please contact Keith Thompson on or 028 9089 2994.

Current Volunteer Opportunities Available In Our Clubs RIGHT NOW!


**Please note that a general volunteer role will cover a number of tasks including: equipment set up and tear down; registration of athletes and volunteers; inducting new volunteers; supervision of athletes between activities; serving refreshments; supervising the tuck shop**

If are interested in any of the opportunities outlined above, please contact Keith Thompson on or 028 9089 2994. 

AreaClubSportTraining VenueTraining TimesVolunteers Required
Antrim & Newtownabbey AreaSix Mile Sharks Special Olympics ClubSwimmingSix Mile Leisure Centre, BallyclareTuesdays 6.45pm to 8.30pmWilling to get into the pool to assist athletes
Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon AreaHigh Rollers Special Olympics ClubBocceSt. Catherine's Grammar School, ArmaghWednesdays 7pm to 9pmExperience of lawn bowls who may be able to assist with coaching
Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon AreaBanbridge Special Olympics ClubMulti sportsBanbridge High School & Banbridge Leisure CentreWednesdays 7pm to 9pm &/or Fridays 8pm to 9pmGeneral volunteers
Belfast AreaBelfast Wolves Special Olympics ClubFloorballLoughshore Leisure CentreMondays 7pm to 8pmGeneral volunteers
Belfast AreaPin Pals Special Olympics ClubTen Pin BowlingDundonald Ice BowlWednesdays 7:30pm to 8:30pmGeneral volunteers
Belfast AreaSalto Gymnastics Special Olympics ClubGymnasticsBelvior Activity CentreWednesdays 7:30-9pmGeneral volunteers
Causeway Coast & Glens AreaCauseway Coast Special Olympics ClubSwimmingColeraine Leisure CentreThursdays 6pm to 8.30pmWilling to get into the pool to assist athletes
Lisburn & Castlereagh AreaLisburn2gether Special Olympics ClubBocceLisburn LeisurePlexThursdays 7pm to 9pmExperience of lawn bowls who may be able to assist with coaching
Letterkenny AreaNorth West Special Olympics ClubBasketballVestry, LetterkennySaturdays 11am to 1pmExperience of basketball
Mid and East Antrim AreaCarrick Chargers Special Olympics ClubBasketballCarrickfergus Leisure CentreMondays 7:30pm to 9pmGeneral volunteers
Newry, Mourne & Down AreaDown Special Olympics ClubTable Tennis, Football, Golf & BocceVariousVariousVolunteers with experience of the individual sports
Belfast AreaBelfast Cranes Special Olympics ClubBasketballCregagh Community CentreWednesday 6pm to 7pmGeneral volunteers
Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon AreaArmagh Special Olympics ClubAquaticsOrchard Leisure CentreTuesday & Thursday 6pm to 7pmGeneral Volunteers
Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon AreaRipples Special Olympics ClubAquatics & Ten Pin BowlingVariousVariousGeneral Volunteers
DonegalErrrigal Special Olympics ClubAquatics, Bocce & EquestrianVariousVariousGeneral Volunteers & Bus Driver (Cat D Licence)
Letterkenny AreaNorth WestBasketball & FootballCairde Le CheileSaturday 11am to 1:30pm & Wednesday 5:30pm to 7:30pmGeneral Volunteers, Fundraising Volunteers & Admin Volunteers
DonegalDonegal DynamosFootballDonegal Town Football ClubTuesday 5:30pm to 8pmFootball Coach & General Volunteers