Summer Games Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are the backbone of Special Olympics Rhode Island. If you are seeking a volunteer opportunity that can make a difference in your life and the lives of others, then look no further.  Special Olympics Rhode Island needs you! When you volunteer with Special Olympics Rhode Island you will have the opportunity to make a genuine impact.  Please consider volunteering at our State Summer Games on May 31 and June 1 – 2 at the University of Rhode Island, it is an experience you’ll be destined to remember forever.  Volunteers for the State Summer Games must be 16 and older unless otherwise specified.

Read more about each of the available volunteer opportunities below.

For questions or more information, please contact volunteer@specialolympicsri.org or call (401) 349-4900.

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Track Clerking

Checking in athletes, lining them up in their heats.

Volunteer Shift Start Time: 12:15 PM
Volunteer Shift End Time: 3:30 PM
Event Location: Mackal Field House
Day: Saturday
Event Date: 6/1/2024

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Track Finish Line Place Pickers AM

Receive the athletes in their lane at the finish line, call the place of the athlete as they finish.

Volunteer Shift Start Time: 8:15 AM
Volunteer Shift End Time: 12:00 PM
Day: Saturday
Event Date: 6/1/2024

Register Here

Track Finish Line Place Pickers PM

Receive the athletes in their lane at the finish line, call the place of the athlete as they finish.

Volunteer Shift Start Time: 12:15 PM
Volunteer Shift End Time: 3:30 PM
Day: Saturday
Event Date: 6/1/2024

Register Here

Track Finish Line Timers AM

Time the athletes at their race.

Volunteer Shift Start Time: 8:15 AM
Volunteer Shift End Time: 12:00 PM
Event Location: Mackal Field House
Day: Saturday
Event Date: 6/1/2024

Register Here

Track Finish Line Timers PM

Time the athletes at their race.

Volunteer Shift Start Time: 12:15 PM
Volunteer Shift End Time: 3:30 PM
Event Location: Mackal Field House
Day: Saturday
Event Date: 6/1/2024

Register Here

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Swim Secondary Clerking

Escorting athletes to pool deck, then to awards area.

Volunteer Shift Start Time: 8:15 AM
Volunteer Shift End Time: 2:00 PM
Event Location: Tootell Aquatic Center
Day: Sunday
Event Date: 6/2/2024

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Soccer

Soccer Unified Ball Shagger

Pick up the balls that go out of bounds/behind soccer nets. Children 12+ must be accompanied by an adult.

Volunteer Shift Start Time: 8:30 AM
Volunteer Shift End Time: 1:30 PM
Day: Saturday
Event Date: 6/1/2024

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Duckpin Bowling

Bowling

You will be assigned to one of the following: Assisting athletes on their bowling lanes, Escorting athletes from lanes to awards area, Assisting in the awards area.

Volunteer Shift Start Time: 12:00 PM
Volunteer Shift End Time: 3:00 PM
Day: Saturday
Event Date: 6/1/2024

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Olympic Village Vendor Assistants - Friday

Volunteers help athletes with arts and crafts activities and/or play games with them.  This is a great opportunity for volunteers ages 12-15 who are accompanied by an adult.

Volunteer Shift Start Time: 11:00 AM
Volunteer Shift End Time: 3:00 PM
Day: Friday
Event Date: 5/31/2024

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Olympic Village Vendor Assistants - Saturday

Volunteers help athletes with arts and crafts activities and/or play games with them.  This is a great opportunity for volunteers ages 12-15 who are accompanied by an adult.

Volunteer Shift Start Time: 9:00 AM
Volunteer Shift End Time: 3:00 PM
Day: Saturday
Event Date: 6/1/2024

Register Here