Volunteer Opportunities- Full Year

Full Year Preview

Available SOIA volunteer opportunities are listed on our volunteer page anywhere from 1-3 months prior to the event. The volunteer page is updated on a regular basis with event details and registrations. To volunteer for an event, simply fill out the registration from and event director will be in contact.

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Statewide Competitions

Contact: Elin Phipps, Director of Volunteers

Learn more about the Special Olympics Iowa statewide competitions: Click Here

Event

Date

Time

Location

Details

Register

Winter Games         Alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, figure skating, speed skating, snowshoeing January 1/13/20 1/14/20 List of Times Dubuque:   Locations & Maps Winter Games Volunteer Details 2020 sign up now available!    Click Here
Mid-Winter Tournament     Basketball (team & skills), powerlifting, cheerleading, gymnastics, dance March 3/13/20 3/14/20 See sign up for specific times Iowa City:   Locations & Maps Mid-Winter Volunteer Details 2020 sign up now available!   Click Here
Summer Games       Bocce, cycling, developmental events, soccer, swimming, tennis, track & field May 5/21/20 5/22/20 5/23/20 See sign up for specific times Ames:   Locations & Maps Summer Games Volunteer Details Click Here
State Softball August 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 8:30am-3:00pm  Jester Park Equestrian Center in Granger: Map  Equestrian Volunteer Details Click Here
State Volleyball October 8:15am-12:00pm OR 12:00pm-4:30pm OR  all day shift Forker Building, Iowa State University in Ames: Map Volleyball Volunteer Details  Click Here
State Flag Football New rescheduled date! 11/2/19 8:30am-4:30pm Metro Youth Football Complex in Cedar Rapids: Map Flag Football Volunteer Details Sign up now available!  Click Here
State Bowling   Cedar Rapids November 11/23/19 8:30am-4:30pm Westdale Bowl in Cedar Rapids: Map Bowling Volunteer Details Cedar Rapids:      Click Here
State Bowling   Council Bluffs November  11/23/19 8:30am-4:30pm Thunderbowl in Council Bluffs: Map Bowling Volunteer Details Council Bluffs:    Click Here
State Bowling      Des Moines November  11/23/19 8:30am-4:30pm Bowlerama  in Des Moines: Map Bowling Volunteer Details DSM Bowlerama:   Click Here
State Bowling      Des Moines November  11/23/19 8:30am-4:30pm Merle Hay Lanes in Des Moines: Map Bowling Volunteer Details DSM Merle Hay Lanes:    Click Here

Summer Games

Contact: Elin Phipps, Director of Volunteers

Summer Games is our largest volunteer opportunity of the year. To learn more about Summer Games: Click Here

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Area Competitions

Contact: Dawn Criss, Director of Regional Field Services

Contact: Katie Schrodt, Director of Regional Field Services (West)

Learn more about the Special Olympics Iowa areas/regions: Click Here

Area (Conference) Basketball & Basketball Skills January/February
Area Spring Games (Track & Field) March/April
Area Swimming Feb/March/April
Area (Conference) Softball & Softball Skills July
Area Bowling September/October

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 Special Programs

Contact: Wendy Olinger for Challenge & Play Day, Healthy Athletes

Contact: Bryan Coffey for Unified Programs

Learn more about the Special Olympics Iowa special programs: Click Here

Challenge Days
 Des Moines March
Cedar Falls March
Emmetsburg June
Lake City June
River Hills July
Glenwood August
Dubuque October
River Hills October
Healthy Athletes
 Mid-Winter Healthy Athletes  March
Summer Games Healthy Athletes May
State Volleyball Healthy Athletes October
Med Fest October
Unified Sports Days
 Wartburg College February
Cornell College March
Drake University May
Des Moines Public Schools October
Upper Iowa University October
Buena Vista University November
University of Iowa December
 Young Athletes Play Day
 Oskaloosa February
Dubuque March
West Des Moines March
Cedar Rapids April
Ankeny April
Des Moines April
River Hills April
Central Lee September
Sioux City October
Mascatine November
Council Bluffs November

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Fundraising Events

To participate in a fundraising event check out our Fundraising Events page.