Without volunteers, Special Olympics Nevada would not exist.  We depend on the time, energy and dedication of thousands of energetic volunteers to fulfill our mission.

Today we boast the extraordinary support and time of 3,508 volunteers and volunteer coaches. 

ANYONE can get involved! Special Olympics volunteers include students, retirees, corporate groups, professionals, civic organizations, and families.

With our vast number of dedicated volunteer coaches, you don’t need coaching experience or specific training working with persons with intellectual disabilities.  We have great mentor coaches and coaches’ training.  If you have a love for the sport, time to commit, and a willingness to make a difference, you can help us change lives.

To complete a volunteer application please read below.  If you have any questions, contact info@sonv.org

Become a Volunteer Coach

Please complete each step to be cleared as a volunteer coach with Special Olympics Nevada.

Volunteer Application

Complete our online application and submit photo ID to register or renew as a volunteer. 

Volunteer Orientation

All volunteers must complete the orientation which includes concussion training and protective behaviors training.

Background Check

Only Adults (18+) must complete a background check.  The estimated cost is $10 and is valid for three years.

A Coach's Testimonial

"Coaching for Special Olympics Nevada is the single most rewarding and uplifting part of my free time. Our athletes inspire me and encourage me to be the very best version of myself. Special Olympics celebrates the unique and exceptional capabilities of every athlete, regardless of their disability. At Special Olympics Nevada, every athlete has a place and every athlete has the heart of a champion. “

- Stephanie I.

Volunteer Coach