Become a Class A Volunteer

IMG_4701Special Olympics Iowa programming and events are made possible by two different types of volunteers, Class A volunteers and event volunteers.

Event volunteers are individuals that help the day of an event.  Class A Volunteers are anyone who has direct contact with athletes; is in a position of authority, supervision, or trust of athletes; or handles substantial amounts of cash or other assets for Special Olympics Iowa. Examples of this may be a coach, chaperone, individuals that are one on one with athletes, or individuals that transport athletes.

Event Volunteers

Individuals that would like to be an event volunteer can see available volunteer opportunities by clicking on Current Volunteer Opportunities below.  To receive communications about future volunteer opportunities, click on the Hear About Future Volunteer Opportunities link.

Class A Volunteers

The Class A Volunteer process has changed.  An individual wanting to become a Class A volunteer needs to fill out the Class A Volunteer application form found below.   Upon submitting your Class A Volunteer Application, complete the Protective Behaviors Training and Quiz.  Once the application and quiz have been processed, you will receive an email notification that you are a registered Class A Volunteer with Special Olympics Iowa.  Individuals should keep the email on file.  Class A Volunteers will no longer be issued credentials that they are expected to wear at events.

The Class a Volunteer application and  Protective Behavior training/quiz must be completed before your application can be processed.  To become a Special Olympics Iowa Class A Volunteer by a certain date, all items must be completed at least 30 days in advance.

Complete a Class A Volunteer Application
-Individuals 18 years old and over should do the Class A Volunteer Application.

Take the Protective Behaviors Training and Quiz
– Take the Quiz – At the end you will be asked to submit your contact information in order to receive a confirmation email.  Both you and our state office will receive a confirmation email.  Do not delete the confirmation email in case you need to provide proof of completion.
– Protective Behaviors Training Slides
– Email to take the quiz by paper.

Class A Volunteers must renew their credential every three years by completing the above process. To ensure that a credential is issued by a certain date, please complete the requirements at least 30 days in advance.

Coach Code of Conduct Forms

Coach Code of Conduct Form (PDF)
Coach Code of Conduct Incident Report (PDF)

For questions on the Class A Volunteer application, please contact the state office at or 515-986-5520.