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Special Olympics Minnesota

Our Coaches are Incredible
Our leadership volunteers are amazing and make such an impact on our athletes!

There is a Special Olympics program in nearly every community across the state of Minnesota!

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Are you looking to be inspired or have an impact in your community? Special Olympics Programs change lives and bring people together. Join the fun - be a part of our global community of athletes, volunteers and fans.

Opportunities Available

Team Assistant

Team Assistants come from all walks of life and backgrounds, and don’t need prior experience... we provide the necessary training and resources. Time commitment for a Team Assistant is approximately 1-2 hours per week for 8-10 weeks, usually on week nights or weekends, plus 1-2 days at a sports competition during a sports season.

Unified Partner

Those looking for real, on-the-field Action can get in the game by joining Special Olympics Unified Sports(r), where people with and without intellectual disabilities train and compete together on the same team. There is no better way to truly experience Special Olympics than playing alongside the athletes.

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About Special Olympics Minnesota


900 2nd Ave S, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55402, US

Mission Statement

Special Olympics Minnesota enhances the human potential and quality of life for children and adults with intellectual disabilities by offering year-round sports training and competition. By sharing their joy and courage, our athletes inspire the human spirit in all of us.


Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver with the belief that individuals with intellectual disabilities can participate fully in their communities and in life, Special Olymics is the largest, fastest-growing sports program in the world. Special Olympics represents more than 2 million athletes in more than 150 countries worldwide, and was begun in Minnesota in 1973. It is the only organization in Minnesota, the United States and the world utlizing the unique benefits of sports to improve the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Minnesota continues to grow thanks to the volunteering and financial support from individuals, businesses and civic organizations.


We'll work with your schedule.


Special Olympics MinnesotaDuluth, MN 55802


  • Coaching
  • Hockey
  • Swimming
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football (US)


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours per week for an 8-10 week sport season
  • friendly, enthusiastic, works well with others,from as little as 1 hour per week

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