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Volunteer Opportunities in Scottsdale, AZ

Volunteering at Special Olympics Arizona (SOAZ) is an incredibly rewarding experience that offers individuals the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. Whether you’re cheering on athletes from the sidelines, assisting with event logistics, or providing emotional support, every Scottsdale volunteer plays a vital role in creating an inclusive and empowering environment. SOAZ not only celebrates the athletic achievements of its participants but also fosters a sense of community, friendship, and belonging. By volunteering, you not only contribute to the success of the events but also have the chance to forge lasting connections with athletes, fellow volunteers, and supporters. It’s a chance to witness the transformative power of sports and to be part of something truly special. Volunteering at SOAZ is not just about giving your time; it’s about sharing your heart, spreading joy, and making memories that will last a lifetime. Our volunteers serve our community in big and small ways every day. With countless events always happening in the local community, there are so many Scottsdale volunteer opportunities for you to get involved in!

Join the SOAZ Scottsdale Volunteer Community Today!

Volunteer Age Requirements

  • 14 and older register as individual or group
  • 13 and younger, accompanied by adult 21 or older
  • 4 child volunteers : 1 adult
  • 7 & younger—no volunteer assignments but can join the fun!

Group Volunteers

  • Teambuilding
  • Church organizations
  • Family & friend groups
  • Professional groups

Day of Volunteers

  • Register to volunteer for a time slot or day event

What to Wear

  • SOAZ will provide volunteer t-shirts for the event
  • Remember to write your name on the shirt
  • Pants, shorts, and capris—appropriate length!
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sun protection!

What to Bring

  • Positive attitude
  • Fun!
  • Snacks—depending on the duration of the shift

Class A Volunteers

  • Ability to handle money and sell merchandise
  • Requires an application process
  • Click here and fill out the forms

Contact Us About Volunteering in Scottsdale

Volunteer Engagement Staff
Direct: (602) 476-0854
Email: volunteer@specialolympicsarizona.org

Rewarding for All

If you’re looking to get involved with Special Olympics Arizona, there are countless volunteer opportunities in Scottsdale that can be rewarding for everyone involved. Volunteer opportunities range in time commitment, with some lasting for only an afternoon and others becoming a lifelong opportunity. Every volunteer plays a special part in making champions out of every SOAZ athlete.

We have volunteers across all ages, from children as young as 7 to adults and seniors. Every volunteer puts their heart and soul into supporting Special Olympics Arizona events and athletes, and without their time, dedication, energy, and enthusiasm, SOAZ would not be the organization it is today! We are so grateful to the members of the Scottsdale community who show up for our events and give their time to cheering on and supporting our athletes. Every volunteer makes the world a better place with just a small amount of their time.

Spirit of Giving

Special Olympics Arizona is dedicated to transforming lives, from the athletes to the team at SOAZ and, of course, our volunteers. The spirit of teamwork runs deep in each and every member of our volunteer community. They are committed to making the Scottsdale community, their neighborhood, a more welcoming place for people of all abilities. The spirit of giving is something that our volunteers are dedicated to cultivating. They embody kindness, compassion, and selflessness, touching the lives of others in profound ways every time they show up to a Special Olympics Arizona event.

At SOAZ, we create lifelong friendships. Building connections among the community helps everyone involved find new ways of thinking about and interacting with others.

We are so grateful for the local Scottsdale coaches who work with our athletes, encouraging them to do their best and cheering them on throughout every event; the photographers who work tirelessly at each and every event to capture photos of our athletes in action, and, of course, our volunteers that make it all possible. Everyone involved with Special Olympics Arizona is what makes this community and all of our events so successful. Without you, we would not be able to do what we do!

We always have something interesting going on at SOAZ: from training to sports competitions and countless other events, there are events to get involved with 365 days a year!

All Ages, All Interests

We are so excited about the growth we’ve seen in our teen volunteer community! People of all ages have something to give to our events, and we love to see young people coming out and bringing their energy and excitement to SOAZ events! Teens and young adults have the opportunity to volunteer independently or through a school-based group. Check with your school if you have an opportunity to volunteer in Scottsdale with your school peers, or you can get involved on your own.

Whatever way you end up volunteering with Special Olympics Arizona, we know that the enthusiasm, dedication, and creativity of a group of young volunteers are hard to beat!




Volunteer Opportunities in Scottsdale, AZ
Volunteer Opportunities in Scottsdale, AZ

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