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Thousands of shifts need to be filled to make the 2026 USA Games the best yet!

Volunteering: A Call to Something Bigger

Embarking on a volunteer journey for the 2026 Special Olympics USA Games isn’t just an opportunity, it’s a calling to be part of something bigger. As the countdown to this remarkable event begins, the question of “why should you volunteer?” finds its answer in the profound impact you can have. With the scale and significance of the Games, we require the collective efforts of thousands of volunteers to fill tens of thousands of shifts. By dedicating your time and skills, you become a driving force behind the scenes, a catalyst for unity, and a beacon of positivity for athletes striving to reach their full potential. The experience promises personal growth, a chance to forge new connections, and the satisfaction of knowing that your efforts contribute directly to the success of an event that champions inclusivity, resilience, and the unbreakable human spirit. Join us in creating a legacy of shared accomplishments and heartfelt moments at the 2026 USA Games!

There’s a Role Just for You!

There are plenty of ways to share your expertise and energy in the volunteer operations for the 2026 USA Games! Discover below the diverse range of roles through which you can contribute to the success of the Games while making a lasting impact on the lives of these extraordinary athletes:

  • Sports: Oversee general competition support, including scorekeeping, timekeeping, team and athlete support, venue, access support, and more.
  • Special Events: Assist with areas in the Games not related to competition, including awards operations and production, Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Athlete Welcome, Fan Zone, Healthy Athletes Experience, and more.
  • Operations: All things logistics for the Games, including emergency management, IT, catering/food service, security and safety, bus captains, and more.
  • Marketing/Development: Join our media team and help with social media, copywriting/editing, graphic design, content documentation, video production, partner activation, ambassador relations, and more.

I’m Interested! What’s Next?

Although registration for the 2026 USA Games is not open yet, we encourage you to fill out the interest form below. That way, you will be notified as soon as registration opens! Plus, we’ll put you on our mailing list for future newsletters and updates!

Volunteer for the 2026 Special Olympics USA Games
While we await the opening of the application process for volunteers, we invite you to complete the interest form below. We’re looking forward to connecting with you soon as more details become available!
Role Interest
Got a Question?

Curious to learn more about being part of our volunteer team? Send us an email at volunteers@2026usagames.org.

The best part of the day was interacting with the athletes and learning about their experiences and backgrounds. We had a great day.
Special Olympics Minnesota Volunteer
If you are not already a volunteer locally with Special Olympics Minnesota we would love to have you get involved and become part of the movement before the big event in 2026. To learn more please visit