Volunteer Opportunities

Whether you have a little time to commit or a lot, there is a volunteer opportunity waiting for you any time of the year.
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“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 teamwork, 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

 Upcoming

Mid-Winter

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Mid-Winter Tournament    (Basketball, Cheer, Dance, Gymnastics, Powerlifitng) Saturday, March 16, 2019 All Day Shift: 8:30am-4:30pm. Half Day Shift: 8:30am-12:00pm OR 12:00pm-4:30pm Iowa City:  Locations & Maps Mid-Winter Volunteer Details Sign Up Coming Soon!Click Here
Information for Mid-Winter Event Directors/Committee Members: Click Here

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Healthy Athletes: Health Promotions at     Mid-Winter Friday, March 15, 2019 2:30pm-9:00pm All day or half day shifts Marriott Hotel in Coralville Click Here
Healthy Athletes: Special Smiles at   Mid-Winter Friday, March 15, 2019 12:00pm-7:00pm All day or half day shifts Marriott Hotel in Coralville Click Here

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Sign up to be a day-of-event competition volunteer by clicking on the sign up link under the “Register to Volunteer” column. Fill out the registration form and you are good to go! It’s that simple. Special Olympics Iowa has many opportunities for you to be involved and make a difference, see below!

    “Frequently Asked Questions” about volunteering: CLICK HERE

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Statewide Competitions Volunteering:

  • Contact for Statewide Competition Volunteering-
  • Elin Phipps, Director of Volunteers                                                                                      Email: ephipps@soiowa.org, Phone: 515-986-5520
  • Information about our Statewide Competitions: Click here

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Register to Volunteer

Winter Games         Alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, figure skating, speed skating, snowshoeing January 14-15, 2019 List of Times Dubuque:   Locations & Maps Winter Games Volunteer Details 2019 Event has concluded  Click Here
Mid-Winter Tournament     Basketball (team & skills), powerlifting, cheerleading, gymnastics, dance March 16, 2019 8:30am-12:00pm OR 12:00pm-4:30pm OR all day shift Iowa City:   Locations & Maps Mid-Winter Volunteer Details Click Here
Summer Games       Bocce, cycling, developmental events, soccer, swimming, tennis, track & field May 23-25, 2019 7:30am-12:00pm OR 12:00pm-5:00pm OR  all day shift Ames:   Locations & Maps Summer Games Volunteer Details Click Here
State Softball August 3, 2019 8:00am-12:30pm OR 12:30pm-5:00pm OR  all day shift Prairie Ridge Sports Complex in Ankeny: Map  Softball Volunteer Details Click Here
State Equestrian  September 14, 2019 9:00am-2:00pm  Jester Park Equestrian Center in Granger: Map  Equestrian Volunteer Details Click Here
State Flag Football October 5,        2019 8:30am-4:30pm Metro Youth Football Complex in Cedar Rapids: Map Flag Football Volunteer Details Click Here
State Volleyball October 12,      2019 8:15am-12:15pm OR 12:15pm-4:30pm OR  all day shift Forker Building, Iowa State University in Ames: Map Volleyball Volunteer Details Click Here
State Bowling   Cedar Rapids November 23,  2019 8:30am-4:30pm Westdale Bowl in Cedar Rapids: Map Bowling Volunteer Details Cedar Rapids:      Click Here
State Bowling   Council Bluffs November 23,  2019 8:30am-4:30pm Thunderbowl in Council Bluffs: Map Bowling Volunteer Details Council Bluffs:    Click Here
State Bowling      Des Moines November 23, 2019 8:30am-4:30pm Bowlerama  in Des Moines: Map Bowling Volunteer Details DSM Bowlerama:   Click Here
State Bowling      Des Moines November 23, 2019 8:30am-4:30pm Merle Hay Lanes in Des Moines: Map Bowling Volunteer Details DSM Merle Hay Lanes:    Click Here

Area Competitions & Programs Volunteering:

  • Contact for Area Competition & Program Volunteering-
  • Erin Birkenholtz, Southeast Regional Director             Email: ebirkenholtz@soiowa.org, Phone: 515-986-5520 ext. 120
  • Bruce Wilson, West Regional Director                                      Email: bwilson@soiowa.org, Phone: 515-986-5520 ext. 123
  • Information about our Areas: Click here

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No area volunteer opportunities to show at this time.

Special Programs Volunteering:

  • Contact for Special Programs Volunteering-
  • Wendy Olinger, Healthy Athletes, Challenge Days & Young Athlete Play Days      Email: wolinger@soiowa.org, Phone: 515-986-5520 ext. 111
  • Bryan Coffey, Unified Programs                                                   Email: bcoffey@soiowa.org, Phone: 515-986-5520 ext. 119
  • Information about our Special Programs: Click here

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Location

Register to Volunteer

Young Athletes Play Day February 7, 2019 Oskaloosa Click Here
Challenge Day March 2, 2019 Des Moines Click Here
Young Athletes Play Day March 26, 2019 West Des Moines Click Here
 Challenge Day TBD for 2019  Cedar Rapids  Click Here
 Challenge Day TBD for 2019  Glenwood  Click Here
 Young Athletes Play Day TBD for 2019  Dubuque  Click Here
 Young Athletes Play Day TBD for 2019  Muscatine  Click Here

Fundraising Volunteers:

  • Contact for Fundraising Volunteering-
  • Jeanette Steinfeldt, VP-LETR                                                                                                  Email: jsteinfeldt@soiowa.org or State Office Phone: 515-986-5520 ext. 107
  • Stuart Steffy, Individual Giving Officer                                                                            Email: ssteffy@soiowa.org  or State Office Phone: 515-986-5520 ext. 117

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Register to Volunteer

ISU Football Fundraiser

October TBD for 2019 TBD Jack Trice Stadium in Ames: Locations & Maps ISU Football Fundraiser Details Individual Giving Officer (see above) TBD

 

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Questions.

  • Contact Director of Volunteers, Elin Phipps-                                      Email: ephipps@soiowa.org or State Office Phone: 515-986-5520
  • OR see Frequently Asked Questions link at the top of the page