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"Be of service. Whether you make yourself available to a friend or co-worker, or you make time every month to do volunteer work, there is nothing that harvests more of a feeling of empowerment than being of service to someone in need."


Gillian Anderson



Volunteer Certification

SOOH has put in place this process to ensure the athletes we serve are provided a fun and safe environment, improve the consistency in data collection and sharing, and streamline our communications.

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This certification explains the basics of Special Olympics Ohio, coaching, and an introduction to the many programs we offer as an organization.


Class A Forms are processed every Wednesday. There will be NO other way to submit these forms. 

Note: After a volunteer fills out the form you will receive an email from Special Olympics Ohio Inc to complete the background check.

Both steps are required to be "cleared."

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This course is to be completed on the learning portal. This course ensures all coaches and volunteers behave in an appropriate manner around everyone involved in Special Olympics Ohio

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This course is also completed on the Learning Portal. This course ensures that all coaches and volunteers know how to respond to head injuries or potential concussions and take precautions to reduce injuries.



If you're looking for an opportunity to enrich the lives of people with developmental disabilities, please consider volunteering with Special Olympics. Although athletic experience is welcome, it is not required. The key thing is providing a safe, nurturing and fun environment in which athletics can take place.


We're always seeking:


 - Coaches

 - Coaching Assistants

 - Fund Raisers


If you're interested in volunteering with Special Olympics, please leave a message for Alice Wilson at (614) 895-8113 or



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