Between competitions and fundraising events, there are hundreds of opportunities for individuals, families, groups and organizations to give their time every year.

Competition

After competing at the area level, many athletes qualify to advance to sectional and state events. These are larger events which bring athletes together from the entire state to compete. Special Olympics New Jersey runs state events seasonally with four culminating events per season: Fall Games, Winter Games, Spring Games and Summer Games. In addition to our four major state events, Special Olympics New Jersey runs leagues and sectional tournaments where volunteers are needed.

*Volunteer Registration for 2018 Fall Games coming in August.

Fundraising

Volunteering at fundraising events is a great way to contribute to our movement. From golf tournaments to runs at the Jersey shore, there is a wide variety of opportunities to become a part of the Special Olympics New Jersey volunteer team.

Volunteer at a Fundraising Event

Young Athletes™

Volunteer with our youngest athletes (ages 2-7) and help improve their gross motor, social and cognitive skills through activity stations and group games. Come Play!

Volunteer at a Young Athletes Event

Camp Shriver

Camp Shriver provides a fun-filled sports camp experience for individuals with intellectual disabilities. If you are at least 16 years old and want to spend part of your summer making a difference, then register to volunteer today!

Volunteer at Camp Shriver

Local

There are a variety of ways to volunteer in your local community. Special Olympics New Jersey has 13 county areas that run events throughout the year. There are more than 50 area competitions annually which qualify athletes to advance to sectional and state competitions. Volunteers can serve as event volunteers for area competitions and/or fundraisers. To learn more on how to get involved in your community, please contact your local area director.

For information on volunteering, contact us at volunteer@sonj.org.