Unified Partner

Unified Partners (individuals without intellectual disabilities) train and compete as a teammate with a Special Olympics athlete on a Unified Sports Team. You will become teammates and friends with our athletes on and off the playing field. Whether you are a sports junkie, recreational enthusiast, or competitive athlete, there is no better way to combine a love of sports with the rewards of volunteer service than by becoming a Unified Partner for Special Olympics Colorado! All of our teams are co-ed and Unified Partners range in age from 8 through 80 years old.

Below is a list of sports we are seeking Unified Partners for:

Flag Football, Basketball, Soccer, Bocce, Bowling, Golf, Track & Field, Volleyball, Softball, Figure Skating, Cross Country Skiing, and Tennis.

If you would like to be a Special Olympics Colorado Unified Partner, please complete the following:

If you are 15 years old or younger, please complete the following:

  1. Submit Class A Volunteer Application (online or print version.)

If you are 16 years old or older, please complete the following:

  1. Submit Class A Volunteer Application (online or print version), including a copy of valid photo ID.
  2. Protective Behaviors Quiz (online)
  3. Concussion Training Quiz (online) Email Certificate of Completion to
  4. 18 years old (and out of high school) or older only- Background check (A link to a specific type of background check will be emailed to you once your Class A Volunteer Application has been received. The fee for a background check is $16.)

Young adult volunteers

Want More?

If you’re interested in learning more about the vast leadership programs we have in our local schools, check out our Programs section of the website to learn more and determine which ones may be a good fit for you.

Athlete and volunteer hold up togetherness poster