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Special Olympics Southern California

Visit www.sosc.org for volunteer opportunities

Special Olympics Southern California’s (SOSC) vision is to promote acceptance, inclusion, and well-being for people with intellectual disabilities through sports. Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities. Through the power of sports, our athletes discover new strengths and abilities, skills, and success - on the playing field and in life.

Global Messengers are athlete leaders who help spread the message and vision of the movement, as well as the benefits they have gained by participating in Special Olympics. Global Messenger Mentors work alongside Global Messengers to develop their confidence, relationship building, and speaking abilities as they take on new leadership challenges beyond the field of play.


  • Pair with a Global Messenger and support him/her in writing and presenting an inspiring and impactful message tailored to the audience they are speaking to
  • Meet with Global Messenger to ensure his/her growth and development continues beyond the initial training. Meetings can be held over the phone or in-person
  • Assist with post-presentation data collection; complete Global Messenger tracking form
  • Occasionally provide Global Messenger transportation to and from speaking engagements


  • Overview of Global Messengers program
  • Initial match made in person with Global Messenger by SOSC personnel
  • Ongoing support from SOSC Manager, Outreach & Inspiration Speaker and local SOSC staff
  • Required attendance at Global Messenger/Global Messenger Mentor workshop (refer to the Training Calendar)

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About Special Olympics Southern California


1600 Forbes Way, Suite 200, Long Beach, CA 90810, US

Mission Statement

Special Olympics Southern California is a nonprofit organization that empowers individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition. It is one of 52 Chapters within the United States and part of Special Olympics, Inc., which serves 3 million athletes in 180 countries worldwide. The mission of Special Olympics Southern California is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.


Special Olympics transforms lives through the joy of sport, every day, everywhere. We are the world's largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities: with 4.4 million athletes in 170 countries -- and millions more volunteers and supporters. We are also a global and social movement.

Through the power of sports, people with intellectual disabilities discover new strengths and abilities, skills, and success. Our athletes find joy, confidence and fulfillment -- on the playing field and in life. They also inspire people in their communities and elsewhere to open their hearts to a wider world of human talents and potential. Please view the following video to see the full spectrum of our activities.


Our athletes always come first.

Honesty, integrity, and mutual respect are the core principles of our organization, and we pledge to treat all athletes, coaches, volunteers, staff members, and donors according to these principles.

We pledge that all decisions will be made in support of our mission and that all resources should be optimized for the direct benefit of our athletes.

Education & Literacy
People with Disabilities
Sports & Recreation


We'll work with your schedule.


2428 N. Grand Ave.Suite ASanta Ana, CA 92705



  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • • 1-year minimum commitment; Approximately 2 to 8 hours per month, depending on number of speaking engagements • Speaking engagements mainly occur during the week, with some weekend events. Mentor attendance requested at a majority of events
  • Relationship building skills, with ability to inspire confidence and motivate participation; Preferred 1 year of experience in public speaking and/or giving presentations; Prior experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities

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