Begin Volunteer Registration process

If you are new to Special Olympics and would like more information on the volunteer roles available, please complete the Volunteer Interest Form so that we can help you find the volunteer role that best fits your interests. The interest form can be emailed to cthom@udel.edu. It can also be faxed to 302-831-3483, or mailed to: Special Olympics Delaware, 619 S. College Ave., Newark, DE 19716. (Note: Please download and save the volunteer interest form to your computer before you start filling it out. Once saved, you can type into the form, save it again, and email as an attachment, fax or mail to us.)

Special Olympics Delaware asks all new volunteers to attend a Volunteer Orientation to get information on the volunteer roles available and to learn about the organization. 

Class A and B Volunteers' certification expires three (3) years from the date of his/her background check.

CLASS A

Head coach, assistant coach, Unified partner, practice volunteer

Volunteers (including Unified partners) ages 18 and older

1. Complete the online volunteer application. (you will be asked to create a username and password AND attach a headshot photo of yourself.) Tips for completing the online volunteer application

2. Complete the online Protective Behaviors Training.

3. The Special Olympics Delaware office will complete a background check. 

4. Read and understand the SODE Code of Conduct and the SODE Volunteer Participation Policies.

 

Volunteers ages 16 and 17 (including Unified partners) 

1. Complete the online volunteer application. (you will be asked to create a username and password AND attach a headshot photo of yourself.) Tips for completing the online volunteer application

2. Please complete two (2) reference letters. The reference letters can NOT be completed by a parent or relative. Please fax the reference letters to 302-831-3483 or scan and email to info@sode.org.

3. Read and understand the SODE Code of Conduct and the SODE Volunteer Participation Policies.

 

Volunteers ages 15 and younger (including Unified partners)

1. Download and complete the Youth Volunteer Form.

2. Please fax the form to 302-831-3483 or scan and email to info@sode.org. Forms can also be mailed to Special Olympics Delaware, 619 S. College Ave., Newark, DE 19716.

 

CLASS B

Committee Members and Event Volunteers that will be handling money

Volunteers ages 18 and older must complete the online volunteer application (you will be asked to create a username and password) and the office will complete a background  check. Tips for completing the online volunteer application

Volunteers ages 16 & 17 must complete the online volunteer application AND complete two (2) reference letters. The reference letters can NOT be completed by a parent or relative. Please fax the reference letters to 302-831-3483 or scan and email to info@sode.orgTips for completing the online volunteer application

 

CLASS C

Event Volunteers (not handling money)

1. Sign up to receive email notifications for event volunteer roles at https://eventvolunteers.my-trs.com/

2. You will be contacted with further instructions as event registrations get closer.  For our calendar of events, please visit EVENTS CALENDAR 

For questions or more information contact Carly Thompson at 302-831-3479 or cthom@udel.edu.