Dec 20 - South Central Bocce Invitational
Jan 12 - State Winter Games
Jan 13 - State Winter Games
Jan 14 - State Winter Games
Jan 15 - Southwest Area Basketball Skills
Jan 17 - East Central Area Basketball Skills
Jan 20 - North Area Basketball Skills
Jan 24 - East Area Basketball Skills
Jan 24 - South Central Area Basketball Skills
Jan 24 - Northwest Area Basketball Skills
Jan 28 - Coaches Training Clinic - Des Moines
Jan 31 - West Central Area Basketball Skills
Special Olympics Iowa State Flag Football Tournament is Oct. 4 in Cedar Rapids
Sponsored by Orkin and hosted in conjunction with the Cedar Rapids Park and Recreation department
Buena Vista University Unified Sports Day is Sept. 18 in Storm Lake
Second annual event bring together 71 SOIA athletes and 89 BVU students
Record number of athletes compete at Sept. 10 Unified Golf Tournament for Special Olympics in Muscatine
Sponsors include Principal Financial Group and Muscatine Y
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Special Olympics Iowa (SOIA) serves over 11,000 athlets, holds over 90 events, and trains 1,800 coaches a year.  None of this would be possible without our 15,000 volunteers.  It is no exaggerationt to say that SOIA programs could not exist without the generous volunteers spirit of so many Iowans.  Volunteers ar the backbone of Special Olympics Iowa.  If you are seeking a volunteer opporutnity that cna make a difference in your life and lives of others, we need you!

Why volunteer with Special Olympics Iowa?

“Because as a volunteer you get far more out of it than you come close to giving.  The athletes have so much to offer and so much to teach, Lessons in team work, encouragement, positive attitude, perseverance only to name a few.  They change me for the better far more than I could ever hope to change them.” 
            -Mary Buscher, Sammons Financial Group

“ There are no bad days when you interact with our athletes, as their joy and excitement is infectious!”                                              -Ken Clary, LETR officer

Become A Volunteer

Whether you have a little time to commit or a lot, there is a volunteer opportunity waiting for you any time of the year. Volunteer roles are based on your interest and availability, as well as the needs of the teams and programs. Volunteer Registration Instructions

Volunteer Positions
  • Coach/Chaperone
  • Trainer/Clinician
  • Official
  • Competition/Special Event Management
  • Professional Sports Photographers
  • Day-of Event Volunteers
  • Area Management Team Volunteers
  • Healthy Athlete Clinician

To view upcoming volunteer opportunities, please click here to view our calendar.
To learn how to become a volunteer, visit our Information and Applications page.

For questions or to register a group of 10 or more, please contact:
Michelle Haney- Director of Volunteers and Unified Sports

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