Become a Volunteer

Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are vital to Special Olympics Utah!    Become a volunteer today!

How do I get started?

  1. Determine what kind of volunteer you want to be by reading our Volunteer Job Descriptions.
  2. For more information on how you can become a Class A Volunteer, please contact Jonathan Embler or call 801.363.1111 opt 1.
  3. To sign up to be a day-of volunteer for a specific event, visit our Volunteer Opportunities page.

What is the age requirement?

Event volunteers must be 16 years or older to volunteer independently.  Depending on the event, there are volunteer opportunities for youth ages 8 and up. Ages 8 – 15  must be accompanied by an adult (4 to 1 ratio for youth groups; 1 adult per every 4 youth). Children are welcome at our events, but anyone 7 years and younger will not be assigned any volunteer duties and are welcome to spectate and cheer as “Fans in the Stands”.

How do I sign-up a group of volunteers?

If you are interested in bringing a group of 6 or more out to volunteer for an event, please email us at volunteer@sout.org to learn what opportunities are available. Youth groups are welcome with proper adult supervision (see age requirements).   We also have opportunities for Corporate Volunteerism.

Anything else?

A few days prior to your scheduled volunteer date you will receive a reminder of your scheduled shift and possibly your volunteer assignment.  Please read the Volunteer Handbook , be sure to bring your photo ID to the event when you check in, and enjoy making a difference!