SOOK Volunteer Application

Volunteer Application

Please fill out the Volunteer Application form below and click the “Submit Application” button.
Filling out the online application below will expedite the processing of your application.
Thanks so much for your interest in volunteering!

Full Legal Name


Phone Numbers


Additional Information

Under 18 Parent/Guardian Information & Authorization

(If under 18 years old this section must be completed by parent/guardian – Volunteers under age 16 require adult supervision)

I am currently applying as: (Please Indicate Category)

(Click the category to the right for definitions)

Volunteer Categories Defined


Persons having regular, close contact with Special Olympics athletes, persons in a position of authority or supervision, & persons w/ administrative responsibility are considered Class A (Day of Event) Volunteers. This description includes coaches, assistant coaches, chaperones, Unified Sports Partners, AMT & Games Committees members, Board of Directors. Bus drivers are also considered Class A volunteers.

PARENTS/Family members fitting the description above are also considered Class A volunteers – even if they are responsible for their child only.
Special Olympics is required to conduct a background screening on every adult Class A Volunteer PRIOR to participation with the program.

Single (day of) Event & Competition volunteers who are supervised by SOOK staff or other Class A Volunteer. Volunteers who are part of a civic, school, or corporate group are Class B volunteers and should be listed on a Group Registration Form.

Most NEW VOLUNTEERS are CLASS B volunteers. If you fall under several categories the highest level applies.

(Required for Class A positions above)

Personal History

Answering yes does not necessarily preclude you from volunteering. Your application will go through a screening process to determine your eligibility. You will be notified if information affects your eligibility as a SOOK volunteer.

List two NON-FAMILY References

(Minor students include school reference)

Read Carefully Before Submitting

I understand that:
• The information that I have provided may be verified, and I give permission to Special Olympics to make inquiry of others concerning my suitability to act as a Special Olympics volunteer, and I release from liability any person giving or receiving such information (SOOK is required to complete background screenings for all Class A Vols);

• In the course of volunteering for Special Olympics, I may be dealing with confidential information and I agree to keep said information in the strictest confidence;

• The relationship between Special Olympics and the volunteer is an ‘at will’ arrangement, and that it may be terminated at any time without cause by either the volunteer or Special Olympics.

• I grant Special Olympics permission to use my likeness, voice, and words in television, radio, film, or in any form to promote activities of Special Olympics.

By choosing the “Confirm” selection below I affirm that I have read the above and that the information I have given is true and complete.


(Click the “Submit Application” button below after all required information has been completed)