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

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

On this page, available 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. To volunteer for an event, simply fill out the registration from in the left hand column and event director will be in contact.

Upcoming Events!

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Statewide Competitions

Contact: Elin Phipps, Director of Volunteers for Statewide Competitions

Event

Date

Time

Location

Details

Register

Statewide Mid-Winter Tournament Competition

Mid-Winter Tournament   Six Sports!

Banquet: 3/13/20 Competition: 3/14/20  See sign up for specific times  Iowa City:   Locations & Maps  Mid-Winter Volunteer Details Sign up now available!   Click Here

Area Competitions

Contact: Dawn Criss, for North Region Competitions

Cheyene Robertson, for Southeast Region Competitions

Katie Schrodt, for West Region Competitions

Event

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Time

Location

Register

North Region 

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Southeast Region 

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West Region 

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Special Programs

Contact: Wendy Olinger for Challenge & Play Days Programs

          Kara Neustrom for Healthy Athletes Programs

       Bryan Coffey for Unified Programs

Event

Date

Time

Location

Register

Challenge Days

Des Moines Challenge Day

 03/07/20  8:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Ruby Van Meter School  PDF

Cedar Falls Challenge Day

03/28/20 8:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Orchard Hill Church PDF

Lake City Challenge Day

06/13/20 8:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Opportunity Living PDF

Emmetsburg Challenge Day

06/19/20 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Iowa Lake Community Wellness Center PDF

Sioux City Challenge Day

6/20/20 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Opportunity Living PDF
Healthy Athletes

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Unified Programs

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 Young Athletes Play Day

West Des Moines Young Athletes Play Day

 03/24/20  8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Valley Community Center  PDF

Ames Young Athletes Play Day

04/17/20 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Iowa State University Forker Building PDF

Muscatine Young Athletes Play Day

11/04/20 8:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Muskie Ealy Learning Center PDF

Fundraising Events

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

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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 Volunteers  515-986-5520 x125