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Special Olympics NC - "Young Athletes" Assistant Coaches - New Hanover County/Wilmington, NC

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Special Olympics North Carolina


Do you love exercising and playing games? Would you like to share your love of exercise with our Special Olympic "Young Athletes" and join our coaching team? We need your help today!

Special Olympics New Hanover County/Wilmington, NC is looking for "Young Athletes" Assistant Coaches to volunteer once a week helping our Special Olympic athletes aged 2 to 7 years old.

Special Olympics Young Athletes(tm) is an inclusive early childhood sports and educational play program for children, with and without intellectual disabilities, that includes games, songs and other physical activities. Young athletes learn basic sports skills and how to play with others. It also provides children with gross motor skills training, group interaction and socialization opportunities. These basic skills will prepare the Young Athletes for future participation in sports.

If you have the sport knowledge and are at least 18 years of age, we can train you on how to work with Special Olympic athletes.
  • Commit to being an Assistant Coach for a full season.
  • Must have appropriate sport knowledge and experience playing or coaching.
  • Complete online and in-person training to give you the tools to be successful.
  • Pass a criminal background screening at no cost to you.
  • Commit to volunteering for 1 to 2 hours per week during the sports season.
  • Sessions will take place on Thursdays from 6 to 7 pm.

Please provide your contact information and we will get in touch to share more information about these essential volunteer opportunities. Thank you for your interest in assisting Special Olympic athletes.

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About Special Olympics North Carolina


2200 Gateway Centre Boulevard, Suite 201, Morrisville, NC 27650, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round athletic training and sports 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 and other Special Olympics athletes and the community. We provide opportunities for athletes and volunteers throughout the state of North Carolina. If you'd like to donate to Special Olympics NC please use this link:


Volunteer-driven, non-profit organization

People with Disabilities
Sports & Recreation


We'll work with your schedule.


To be determinedWilmington, NC 28403



  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Sports Coaching
  • People Skills
  • Coaching
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Special Needs




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 to 2 hours weekly during the sports season
  • Practices are on Thursdays from 6 to 7 pm.

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