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Volunteers

Do you want to transform lives? Do you want to create friendships? Do you want to change the way people think? Be a volunteer for Special Olympics New Zealand and you can do all that – and have fun at the same time!

Volunteers are the backbone of Special Olympics. They come from all walks of life and from all different backgrounds and they fill many different roles. Some volunteers are coaches who commit hundreds of hours every year. Others give an hour or two to drive athletes to an event when it fits into their otherwise busy life.

Some volunteers tap into their professional expertise and offer help in areas such as accountancy or publicity. Others use their fundraising or photography skills.

Whatever your interest, sign up and be a volunteer!

Special Olympics Volunteer Code of Conduct

Read about some of our volunteers experiences with Special Olympics

Kelly Harold's - Bank of New Zealand
Richard Mobbs - IAG New Zealand

  • Club volunteers are the backbone of Special Olympics New Zealand.
  • Healthy Athletes offers basic health screenings and services in a fun and welcoming way.
  • Writers, photographers, data entry specialists - some people volunteer at the national level.
  • If you're young and know a thing or two about sports or having fun you're our kind of volunteer.
  • Where else can you start off as a local volunteer and end up leading a delegation to a World Games?
  • Get to know some of the over 2500 volunteers that make Special Olympics New Zealand tick.
  • Need some information? Forms, Rules and more can be downloaded here.
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