When you volunteer for Special Olympics New Jersey, you have the opportunity to make a genuine impact. Special Olympics New Jersey relies on thousands of volunteers who dedicate their time, energy and enthusiasm to making the world a more accepting and inclusive place.

Being a volunteer is about finding what inspires you and connecting you with the right opportunity to benefit both your personal goals and those of the organization. That opportunity starts here and knowing how you can get involved. Whether you want to volunteer for a single day’s event, several hours a week or year-round, Special Olympics New Jersey has opportunities to fit your interests and skill set.

Volunteer positions range from event volunteering, coaching athletes, support services and serving in a committee role, just to name a few!

  • AGE REQUIREMENTS: ​All volunteers must be at least 14 years old (unless otherwise noted).

  • GROUPS: Groups less than ten (10) Volunteers, please register individually. Groups of ten (10) or more volunteers please contact volunteer@sonj.org for group registration. 

Register for 2022 Camp Shriver

Event Volunteers

Whether it is a fundraising or competition event, Special Olympics New Jersey offers numerous opportunities to volunteer.

Volunteer at Events

Professional Services Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to provide professional services in a variety of ways.

Volunteer in a Professional Capacity


Coaches play a unique and indispensable role in Special Olympics New Jersey.

Volunteer to Coach

Committee Members

Committees members are what make the Special Olympics New Jersey world go ’round.

Volunteer on a Committee

Volunteer Near Home

There are a variety of volunteer opportunities in your local community. Find you local area director to get started in your community.

Volunteer Locally

Join Us on Facebook

Please consider joining our Facebook group Special Olympics New Jersey Volunteers, an open forum for sharing information, stories, photos, and more! Simply search for our group name and ask to join.

The group brings volunteers together who have a common goal of inspiring others to create an inclusive and accepting community. Invite your friends, get involved and help build a strong volunteer community within Special Olympics New Jersey.


For questions or for volunteer inquiries, please contact Volunteer Services at volunteer@sonj.org.