Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Special Olympics New York! The 2018 State Winter Games will be held in Rochester, NY the weekend of February 23-25th.

Please note: Volunteer pre-registration is closed but there is still an opportunity to volunteer! Please see our 2018 Special Olympics NY, Winter State Games page for volunteer information sheets. The pages will have all the necessary information you need; locations, times, addresses and instructions. Please use the information to come to our 2018 Winter State Games as a WALK IN VOLUNTEER, we will register you on site. Thank you!

Types of volunteer roles:

Service Volunteers: The hands-on 'Doer's. An individual or group who is willing to commit and dedicate their day to the athletes and willing to do the job needed of them. These jobs can include, but are not limited to: set up, athlete escorts, stagers, timers, scorekeeping and etc. Volunteers must be at least 13 years of age; those 13 through 15 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Service volunteers, please do not bring young children to your assignment.

Volunteer to Cheer: The FANS! An individual or group that would like the volunteer role of our cheering section for our athletes ~ Fans in the Stands! This is a very important role, as many athletes travel far and do not always have the opportunity for their families to attend and cheer them on. Fan stations are made available at most events for you to make a sign or banner to add to the fun! Social volunteers can be ANY AGE.

Social Ambassador: An individual or group that are social media enthusiasts. We are looking for individuals who can capture the moment(s) and publish to Twitter, Instagram and/or Facebook.

Help spread the word - use the official hashtags for the 2018 State Winter Games:

#SONYstates | #Rochester | #SpecialOlympicsNY