Team sports bring people together. Special Olympics Unified Sports® teams do that, too and much more.

Special Olympics is dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences. Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding.

In Unified Sports, teams are made up of people of similar age and ability. That makes practices more fun and games more challenging and exciting for all. Having sport in common is just one more way that preconceptions and false ideas are swept away.

When you become a Unified Partner in the Unified Sports program, you will have the opportunity to make a genuine impact in the lives of our athletes and their families.

The first step in becoming a Unified Partner is to become a Class A Volunteer.

Class A Volunteer – any volunteer who has regular contact with athletes.  Examples include:

  • Coaches
  • Chaperones
  • Unified Sports® Partners
  • Volunteer Leadership / Management Positions

Class A volunteers are required to complete an interview with our Volunteer Coordinator and/or Program Coordinator and  an online application and training process.


Apply to Become a Unified Partner

Class A Volunteer/Unified Partner Account Login

Returning Class A Volunteers/Unified Partners Please Note: A new Username has been assigned to you. Your Username is now the first part of your email address, everything before the @ sign of the email address you initially used to create your account.

Coach and Volunteer Code of Conduct
Coach/Volunteer (CVO) Profile