Requirements for Coaches, Assistant Coaches and Unified Partners
As its programs around the world have grown, Special Olympics recognized that the mistreatment of people with intellectual disabilities ranges from the horrifying to the subtle. Any vulnerable person, anywhere in the world, can be abused in ways that leave no marks on the body but terrible scars on the soul.
It is through the caring, concern and talents of all its Athletes, Families and Volunteers that Special Olympics has become one of the most respected sports organizations in the world. Special Olympics requires all volunteers clear a background check, as well as participate in a General Orientation and Protective Behaviors Training Program.
Complete a Volunteer Information Form and Code of Conduct. To obtain a copy of the form, please click here. All Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Unified Partners and Chaperones must submit in order volunteer. Mandatory fields include Date of Birth and Social Security Number for the background Checks. Forms can be turned into your Head of Delegation or Area Director or faxed to the State Office at (808) 943-8814.
Complete the mandatory Volunteer Training.
- Complete Online Person General Orientation Training, which includes information about Special Olympics and Special Olympics Hawaii. This training takes less than 5 minutes. If you are ready to take the training, please click here.
- Complete the Online Protective Behaviors Training. This training takes less than 5 minutes. If you are ready to take the training, please click here.
To view the Special Olympics Hawaii Volunteer Screening Policy, please click here.
As a Special Olympics Volunteer, you can take pride in knowing that you are giving athletes with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to experience the excitement, joy and personal fulfillment associated with sport training and competition. Special Olympics Athletes work very hard to overcome many challenges and with your support, this can be a reality!
Come out and make a difference in the life of a Special Olympics Athlete, their families, and your community!
For more information, please contact Cindy at
or call (808) 695-3527