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Volunteer Opportunities in Tempe, AZ

Getting involved with Special Olympics Arizona (SOAZ) in Tempe is a unique experience that enriches both your life and the lives of others. By volunteering, you support community initiatives that benefit individuals and families with special needs, making a profound impact through your commitment. This volunteer work offers more than assistance to our athletes; it connects you deeply with the Tempe community, enhances your understanding of fellow residents, and brings the joy of contributing to a good cause.

Volunteers may choose to enthusiastically support our athletes, take part in event planning, or provide essential emotional support to families and athletes. People of all skill levels are crucial in maintaining a welcoming, empowering atmosphere at Special Olympics Arizona, fostering inclusivity and empowerment. Our events do more than showcase athletic prowess and personal growth; they also cultivate enduring bonds of companionship, empathy, and acceptance among community members.

By teaming up with the SOAZ crew in Tempe, you’ll not only aid in our event successes but also forge meaningful connections with other volunteers, community members, and the athletes. The impact of sports transcends the competitive venues, affecting everyone involved, from athletes to volunteers. Volunteering at Special Olympics Arizona is more than a commitment—it’s an opportunity to share your compassion, spread joy, and help create memories that last.

There are numerous events and various volunteer roles available throughout the year in Tempe, offering ample opportunity for you to make a lasting impact, whether you prefer ongoing or occasional participation. We eagerly await the arrival of new volunteers and look forward to experiencing the thrill of competition with you by our side!

Join the SOAZ Tempe 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 Tempe

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

Rewarding for All

If giving back to your community and impacting lives positively is what you seek, volunteering with SOAZ in Tempe is an excellent starting point. SOAZ offers a wide array of volunteer opportunities for both returning and new volunteers, with diverse ways to make a difference in the lives of athletes and the community. Connecting with the SOAZ team, other volunteers, and our exceptional athletes during each event provides a fulfilling and joyful experience. Whether you’re looking to contribute for an afternoon or join us on a longer journey, each volunteer is key to nurturing the potential of our athletes and guiding them toward their best.

Our volunteers come from all walks of life, encompassing all ages from young children to seniors, all committed to the success of our events. Volunteers range in age from as young as 7 years old to adults and seniors of any age. Children younger than 7 can still join in on the fun by accompanying their parents and siblings and cheering on our athletes throughout the day! Each volunteer brings a special energy to all of our events: their dedication, vitality, and enthusiasm help our athletes grow into champions. The impact that SOAZ achieves today relies on the relentless efforts of our volunteers. We are immensely grateful to the members of the Tempe community who passionately offer their time to support our athletes and enrich our events. Every contribution, big or small, helps to build the supportive and inclusive community we take pride in.

Spirit of Giving

At the core of our organization lies a robust commitment to changing lives, a pledge fervently supported by our athletes, team members, and volunteers, who all represent the virtues of teamwork and compassion. Each volunteer contributes to promoting an environment of inclusivity and belonging within the Tempe community, thereby enhancing the experiences of our athletes. Through their compassionate actions, kindness, and selflessness, our volunteers foster a supportive and interconnected community. Their solid commitment to giving back is evident in the noticeable impact on each event and every athlete they assist. As sources of hope and encouragement, our volunteers empower us to nurture an inclusive, compassionate environment in our community.

At Special Olympics Arizona, the excitement never ends! With a variety of activities, including training sessions, competitions, and many other events, there are daily opportunities for you to become involved. Explore our Tempe event calendar to find your next opportunity to have a profound effect on the SOAZ community.

All Ages, All Interests

The surge in teenage volunteer involvement excites us greatly, benefiting both our community and future prospects. It’s energizing to witness individuals from all walks of life, particularly teens, utilize their special talents and energetic zeal at our Tempe events. SOAZ enthusiastically appreciates the fresh energy and enthusiasm that young people contribute to our cause. We invite teenagers and young adults to participate, whether on their own or through school-affiliated groups, each offering its own rewarding opportunities. Whether collaborating with your peers or forging your own path, the enthusiasm, dedication, and creative spirit of our young volunteers in Tempe are truly outstanding!




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