Volunteer at Events
Volunteer at Sports Events
Special Olympics host up to 200 sports events across the island of Ireland each year. The number and types of events vary depending on the year and stage of the advancement cycle. Events can take place on weekends or weekdays.
Multiple volunteer roles need to be filled per event. These roles vary from being part of an event management team to officiating to acting as a general volunteer. Volunteer roles ensure all events are safe, exciting and celebratory for all the athletes participating. Not all roles are sport-specific roles and previous experience is not required.
You can find our planned events for 2023 here.
What's it like to volunteer at Special Olympics Ireland events?
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Volunteer at Fundraising Events
We hold a variety of fundraising events throughout the year. Volunteers can get involved in a number of ways such as shaking a bucket, marshaling or registering participants in the event. You can check out our fundraising events here to see what's coming up in your area.