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Why Volunteer

We are casting HEROES to play major supporting roles to our STARS - the Special Olympics athletes! Join Team LA2015 as a volunteer! 

We have been fortunate to receive a tremendous response to our call for volunteers --and thousands of applications were received! Our most critical needs for volunteers are:
  • Motor Pool Drivers: Please register as a General Volunteer by CLICKING HERE. Indicate on the registration form that you are willing to drive and include your Driver's License information.
  • Delegation Liaisons (DLs): If you speak fluent Arabic or Russian, CLICK HERE to learn more about the Delegation Liaison requirements and to register using the Delegation Services Registration Form.

Once you have registered, please email volunteer@LA2015.org to let us know which of the roles above you are interested in.

If you are not interested in either role listed above, you may still register but will be placed on a wait list. If a role opens up, you will be contacted. Please know there are many names already on our wait list, so we encourage you to get involved by participating with our Fans in the Stands program. It is very important that our athletes compete to loud cheers and encouragement coming from the bleachers, so we encourage you to register as a Team Captain and round up at least 10 of your friends or family members and become Fans in the Stands! 

CLICK HERE to learn more.

Los Angeles is a city full of movie stars and all-stars, but in the summer of 2015, the real STARS will be the 7,000 Special Olympics Athletes from around the world. 

Apply now as a volunteer to be a part of the biggest event to hit LA since the 1984 Olympic Games. We are seeking volunteers with big hearts, big smiles and a big commitment to the mission - Special Olympics. Whatever your interest, talent or background, there are volunteer opportunities for you! 

Volunteers – our Heroes – will be evaluated and assigned on an individual basis. Priority will be given to those volunteers who are able to work the most number of days or who have a special skill that we need.


Requirements to audition to be a Volunteer (Hero):

  • At least 18 years of age (with a limited number of roles for those volunteers who are 16-17) 
  • Be available at least 5 days with most shifts (6-8 hours) occurring between July 25th and August 2nd (Availability requirements vary for Medical Services and Healthy Athletes volunteers)
  • Must pass a background check
  • Must complete all training – most will be available online 
  • Must provide your own accommodation and transportation 
  • Must upload a photo for your credential 


Do you live outside the U.S.?
 
International volunteers must be a registered volunteer with their local Special Olympics program. If you have not volunteered before with Special Olympics, visit www.SpecialOlympics.org and click on "Get Involved" to find the program in your area. 


Perks of being a Hero:

  • Official Special Olympics World Games uniform and credential
  • Free meal when you work a 6 – 8 hour shift 
  • Your own personal transit pass good for nine days aboard Metro, the Official Transit Provider for the 2015 World Games, and other transit providers near you. 
  • The feeling that you've made a difference in the lives of the thousands of Special Olympics athletes

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