Volunteer Opportunities

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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

Cancelled Event

Click here to view a full year of volunteer opportunities at a glance!

On our volunteer page, SOIA volunteer opportunities are listed anywhere from 1-3 months prior to the event. This page is updated on a regular basis with upcoming opportunities, event details, and registrations.

Upcoming Events!

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Statewide Competitions

Contact: Elin Phipps, Director of Volunteers

Event

Date

Time

Location

Details

Register

State Flag Football  9/21/19  8:30am-4:30pm  Metro Youth Football Complex in Cedar Rapids: Map Flag Football Volunteer Details CANCELLED due to weather

State Volleyball

10/12/19 8:15am-12:00pm and/or 12:00pm-4:30pm Forker Building ISU Campus in Ames: Map Volleyball Volunteer Details  Click Here
State Bowling   Cedar Rapids 11/23/19 8:30am-4:30pm Westdale Bowl in Cedar Rapids: Map Bowling Volunteer Details Cedar Rapids:    Click Here
State Bowling   Council Bluffs 11/23/19 8:30am-4:30pm Thunderbowl in Council Bluffs: Map Bowling Volunteer Details Council Bluffs:   Click Here
State Bowling     Des Moines 11/23/19 8:30am-4:30pm Bowlerama  in Des Moines: Map Bowling Volunteer Details DSM Bowlerama:   Click Here
State Bowling     Des Moines 11/23/19 8:30am-4:30pm Merle Hay Lanes in Des Moines: Map Bowling Volunteer Details DSM Merle Hay Lanes:    Click Here

Area Competitions

Contact: Dawn Criss, Director of Regional Field Services

Event

Date

Time

Location

Register

Area Bowling- Central

10/5/19 9:30am Perfect Games in Ames: Map Click Here

Area Bowling- West Central

10/17/19 and/or 10/18/19 8:30am-2:00pm Bowlerama in Des Moines: Map Click Here

Special Programs

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

Contact: Bryan Coffey for Unified Programs

Event

Date

Location

Register

Challenge Days
Dubuque Challenge Day 10/04/2019 Wellness Center at Loras College Fillable PDF | Word
Healthy Athletes

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Unified Sports Day

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 Young Athletes Play Day

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Fundraising Events

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

Contact: Elin Phipps, Director of Volunteers

Event

Date

Time

Location

Details

Register

ISU Football Fundraiser

 10/26/19  TBD by ISU one week prior: ISU website  Jack Trice Stadium in Ames at Gate 5: Map ISU Football Fundraiser Details Each person must fill out form:      Click Here

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Sign up to be notified about any of our volunteer opportunities throughout the year below!

 “Volunteering Frequently Asked Questions” 

Contact for questions about Special Olympics Iowa’s volunteer program:

Elin Phipps, Director of Volunteer  515-986-5520 x125