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Volunteer Opportunities in Tucson, AZ

Participating in Special Olympics Arizona (SOAZ) is a deeply rewarding experience that allows individuals to make a significant impact on the lives of others. By volunteering in Tucson, you can contribute to community-driven efforts that support individuals and families dealing with special needs, creating enduring effects on each athlete thanks to the commitment of our outstanding volunteers. Yet, the benefits of engaging with SOAZ extend beyond the influence on our athletes; it offers volunteers a chance to connect with the Tucson community, deepen their understanding of local residents, and discover the satisfaction that comes from contributing positively.

Volunteers can choose to energetically cheer on our athletes, work closely with our event planning team, or offer crucial emotional support to both families and athletes. Volunteers with various skills play a crucial role in creating a welcoming and empowering atmosphere at Special Olympics Arizona, promoting inclusivity and strength. Our activities not only celebrate athletic achievements and support personal aspirations but also help build strong relationships of friendship, empathy, and acceptance across the community.

By volunteering with the SOAZ team in Tucson, you will contribute to the success of our events and establish meaningful relationships with fellow volunteers, community members, and especially the athletes. The influence of sports extends well beyond the playing fields, affecting everyone involved, from athletes to volunteers. Volunteering with Special Olympics Arizona represents more than just a commitment of time and effort; it’s about sharing kindness, spreading happiness, and helping to forge cherished memories.

With numerous events throughout the year and plenty of roles to fill within the Tucson area, there is abundant opportunity for you to make a substantial impact, whether you’re looking for ongoing involvement or wish to help out on occasion. We eagerly anticipate welcoming new volunteers to our team and are excited to cheer on our athletes alongside you!

Join the SOAZ Tucson 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 Tucson

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

Rewarding for All

If you want to contribute to your community and make a meaningful difference, volunteering with SOAZ is a great place to start. SOAZ provides numerous volunteer opportunities in Tucson for both seasoned and new volunteers, presenting various ways to influence both athletes and the broader community. Engaging with the SOAZ team, fellow volunteers, and our extraordinary athletes during events brings a sense of achievement and happiness to all involved. Whether you can spare just an afternoon or are looking to embark on a long-term commitment, every volunteer is crucial in developing our athletes’ potential and helping them achieve excellence.

Our volunteer group spans various age groups, from young children to adults and seniors, all passionately committed to the success of our events. We love to see our events filled with volunteers, from children as young as 7 years old to adults and seniors of all ages. Children younger than 7 can still join in on the fun by cheering alongside their parents and siblings and bringing a little extra energy to our events. Each volunteer provides a unique value to the Special Olympics Arizona: with their steadfast energy and enthusiasm, our volunteers serve as pillars of support, aiding our athletes in reaching their champion potential. The significant impact SOAZ makes today could not happen without the dedicated efforts of our volunteers. We are deeply grateful to the Tucson community members who dedicate their time and energy to elevate our athletes and contribute to our impactful events. Every act of volunteering, no matter the size, contributes to building the caring and inclusive community we cherish.

Spirit of Giving

At the heart of our mission is a steadfast dedication to transforming lives, a commitment deeply shared by not only our athletes and staff but also by our volunteers, who embody the spirit of teamwork and empathy. Every volunteer contributes to creating a culture of inclusion and belonging within the Tucson community, significantly enhancing the experiences of all our athletes. Through their acts of compassion, kindness, and selflessness, our volunteers foster a supportive and connected community. Their unwavering commitment to service profoundly impacts each event and every athlete they assist. As beacons of hope and motivation, our volunteers help us promote an atmosphere of inclusivity and compassion across our community.

At Special Olympics Arizona, excitement is constant! With activities ranging from training sessions to competitions and numerous other events, we offer daily opportunities for involvement. Check out our Tucson event calendar to find your next chance to make a meaningful difference in the SOAZ community.

All Ages, All Interests

The expansion of our teenage volunteer base is truly inspiring, both for our local community and for the future. It is heartening to see volunteers of all ages, especially teens, bring their unique skills and limitless enthusiasm to our events in Tucson. SOAZ wholeheartedly welcomes the dynamic energy and fresh perspectives that young individuals contribute to our efforts. Teenagers and young adults are invited to participate either on their own or through their educational institutions, each path providing significant and unique opportunities. Whether teaming up with peers or stepping out solo, the passion, commitment, and creativity of our young volunteers in Tucson are truly impressive!




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