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Ways to Get Involved

As a grassroots, volunteer-based organization, Special Olympics BC relies on the support and dedication of over 2,400 volunteer coaches, administrators, and event volunteers in order to fulfill our mandate.

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Become a Volunteer

Volunteering with Special Olympics BC Richmond is an opportunity for you to make a direct impact on the quality of life of individuals with intellectual disabilities, and an opportunity for you to make a meaningful contribution within your community.

Getting involved with Special Olympics BC is also an opportunity for volunteers of all ages and backgrounds to:

  • Build friendships and networking connections.

  • Gain new skills for personal and professional development.

  • Gain opportunities for travel in Canada and abroad.

  • Share your love of sport.

  • Take part in our annual Provincial Workshop.

  • Experience the satisfaction of helping others develop and succeed--in sport and in life!

Become a Coach

Assistant Coaches-
  • Minimum one year term
  • Must attend 60% practices 
  • Must accompany head coach to competitions
Head Coach-
  • Minimum 2 year term
  • Must take athletes to competitions
  • Must attend all practices
Program Volunteer-
  • Minimum 6 month term
  • Must 40 % practices 
  • May not attend competitions 


Thank you for supporting Special Olympics British Columbia.

Your donation will help give Special Olympics BC athletes access to empowering sport and competition opportunities, important health screenings, and skill-building opportunities.

To donate, follow the link below:
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