Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. ~Muhammad Ali

Volunteers transform our organization and make a lasting impact with our athletes. We have a vast list of opportunities for you to explore. From coaching our athletes to helping out with one of our cool fundraising events to helping run one of our competitions. Each and every role is invaluable to us and makes a big difference to our athletes and their families.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Sunday, April 23rd- Denver Aquatics Meet: Veteran’s Memorial Aquatics Center- Thornton
Wednesday, April 26th- DPS All Schools Track & Field Meet (ELEM): South High School- Denver
Thursday, April 27th- DPS All Schools Track & Field Meet (MS & HS): South High School- Denver
Wednesday, May 3rd- SE Region Unified Schools Track Meet: Sand Creek High School- Co. Springs
Sunday, May 7th- Jeffco Denver Region Track & Field Competition: Jeffco Stadium- Denver
Sunday, May 7th- NE Region Gymnastics Meet: Paul Derda Recreation Center- Broomfield
Sunday, May 7th- Grand Junction Track and Field Meet: Stocker Stadium- Grand Junction

June 9-11, State Summer Games, Colorado Mesa University
Saturday, June 10 volunteer opportunities: click here
Sunday, June 11 volunteer opportunities: click here


Click here for a complete listing of volunteer opportunities.

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With Questions or to Become a Volunteer, Contact:
Megan Toohey, Vice President of Development

Ongoing & Seasonal Volunteer Opportunities

Day of Event Volunteer Opportunities

  • Event Volunteer (timer, judge, scorekeeper, volunteer/athlete registration) – most popular role for new volunteers!
  • Cheer on our Athletes at a Competition (FANS in the STANDS)
  • Event Prep
  • Officiating
  • And more!

Click here to see all of the ways a volunteer can get involved!


2016 Volunteer of the Year – Jeff Evans

Jeff Evans began volunteering for Special Olympics Colorado 30 years ago. He first began volunteering through his company, TCI, as a “ski-buddy”, later joining the Games Organizing Committee as the Olympic Town Director, a position that he has held ever since.

In addition to serving on the Summer and Winter Games Organizing Committees, Jeff volunteers his services as a DJ at several other events, including the Polar Plunge Series, Mardi Gras and more. Jeff is always there, rain or shine, sleet or snow, to make sure that all of the athletes and participants can experience the joy of music. This past March, he volunteered at the Boulder Polar Plunge, Mardi Gras and Winter Games all within the same weekend.

In Jeff’s words, “I get to be part of something bigger than me. These incredible athletes give me so much more than I could ever give back.”

2015 SOCO Volunteer of the Year – Tod Kramer

2014 SOCO Volunteer of the Year – Rod Seeba

2013 SOCO Volunteer of the Year – Carolyn Rettig

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