Special Olympics Florida

Miami-Dade County

Interested in volunteering?

Here are the various ways to get involved:



Help out at one of our sports competitions or special events! For a list of upcoming opportunities, please visit our Volunteer Calendar.





Coach and AthleteSports Coach/Volunteer

Work directly with Special Olympics athletes at weekly sports practices.Click HERE for a list of sports offered in Miami-Dade County, and HERE for the sports calendar. If you would like more information about this opportunity, please call (305) 406-9467. 




10670151_10152791132378968_4178409527858521474_nUnified Sports

Play on the same team as Special Olympics athletes. Special Olympics Unified Sports® combines people with (traditional Special Olympics athletes) and without intellectual disabilities (called Partners) on sports teams for training and competition; dramatically increasing inclusion in the community and using sports to help break down barriers that have historically kept people apart. To learn more about becoming a Unified Partner, please call (305) 406-9467. 


PGR_1209Management Team Volunteer

Special Olympics relies on the expertise of community members to support the success of our programs. Management team members serve on committees that work on development, public relations, and more. If you are interested in joining the management team, please contact Linsey Smith.



internsStudent Internships & Office Volunteers

Student internships are available in the areas of public relations, resource development, volunteer management, sports management, community outreach, and more. Click HERE for additional information about the student internship program. Office Volunteers are needed to assist in our office with administrative tasks and projects to support our programs and events.


2015 Sponsor an Athlete Awards DinnerBecome a Mentor

Just as our athletes need sports coaches to help them develop fitness and sports skills, they also need coaches, mentors and facilitators to help develop their leadership skills. What they need most is you!  All you need is a little time and the desire to make a difference in the life of an athlete. We teach you the rest! Contact  Hope Jacobson for more information.