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Join us today and help continue the strong tradition of Special Olympics Orange County!

A Special Olympics volunteer experience will teach you as much about teamwork and leadership as your players do, and you can carry those lessons into your daily life.

Special Olympics Chapel Hill/Orange County provides year-round athletic training and competition to persons 3 years and older with intellectual disabilities. Athletes are placed on teams with persons of similar ages and skill levels. No prior sports knowledge is necessary. There are no fees associated with Special Olympic programming, and some transportation assistance is available.

Volunteers provide coaching instruction. Since athletes range in skill level from very low to very competitive, coaches may find a team that suits their own knowledge and skill. No prior sports knowledge is necessary, only enthusiasm, flexibility and a sense of humor.

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Special Needs Swim Program K-12

100 students K-12 with special needs will receive swim instruction as part of their community based class opportunities.  We need volunteers of all skill levels to help teach students swim skills.  Students range from entering the pool for the first time, to advanced lap swimmers.  Classes meet once/week for 10 weeks, volunteers select 1 or more classes to join.   

Monday   10:00-10:40 am and 10:45-11:25 am

Wednesday   10:00-10:40 am and 10:45-11:25 am

Thursday   10:15-10:55 am

September 18 – November 15

Homestead Aquatic Center, 300 Aquatics Dr, Chapel Hill

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Download and fill out a Volunteer Form!

Our volunteers include family members of athletes, students, senior citizens, business people, amateur and professional athletes and coaches, teachers, and many others.Special Olympics would not exist today - and could not have been created - without the time, energy, dedication and commitment of hundreds of generous community members!

Special Olympics Volunteer Form
Background Check Release Form

  • No prior sports knowledge is necessary!Must have enthusiasm, flexibility and a desire to have fun.
  • Choose to volunteer with any age range and any sport from our list of activities.
  • Students receive volunteer service learning hours.
  • Large volunteer groups are welcome to help with tournaments.
  • Come out and play one of our teams for friendly competition!

For More Information Contact

Colleen Lanigan

Phone: (919) 968-2810
Fax: (919) 932-2923

This fall Special Olympics Orange County will offer several exciting volunteer coach opportunities. 

   Fall Season
 Dates Practice Day
 Practice Times
Soccer Southern Community Park
Aug. 27 - Oct 29
 Sunday 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Golf Occoneeche Golf Course
Aug. 30 - Nov. 1
 Wednesday 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM 
Bocce Chapel Hill Community Center
Aug. 29 - Oct. 31
 Tuesday 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Tennis Chapel Hill Tennis Club
Aug. 26 - Oct. 28
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Cycling The Exchange at Meadowmont
Sep. 10 - Oct. 29
 Sunday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM




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