Special Olympics North Carolina

2022 SONC Summer Games

June 3rd - 5th, 2022
Raleigh area

Volunteers are the heartbeat of our organization and help make Special Olympics possible. There is always something to do! Whether you prefer to work behind the scenes or right out front there are opportunities for you to support the largest annual event for SONC athletes. The goal of Special Olympics is to create an environment whereby every person with intellectual disabilities is welcome, accepted, and included. Join the dignity revolution! Help advocate for a more inclusive community for people with intellectual disabilities by taking part in one of the many opportunities to make a difference!

Who? All are welcome to volunteer. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old to help! We welcome younger volunteers as part of our Spirit Squad at the Opening Ceremony.

Where? The Summer Games will be in various locations in Wake County. The locations are listed next to the sports on this registration page!

How? Please register below! A confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address you provide after signing up. We will also use this address to update you on more information before the event!

Add What Will You Get? Upon arrival at your venue, you will receive a T-shirt, a lunch ticket if you are working all day, and you will, of course, get hooked on being a part of Special Olympics!

Important Detail:

Please only choose a volunteer shift where you can stay the whole duration of the shift.

Want to bring out a volunteer group? If you are volunteering with a small group, we ask that you each individually register online or select the option to register "yourself +3 more" and fill in their information For groups between 5-9 please ask other members to sign themselves up. To bring out a larger volunteer group (10+) volunteers, please email(volunteers@sonc.net) directly for registration.

Medical Volunteers:

Any certified medical professionals are welcome to volunteer for these medical positions.

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Please select YES if you understand: I know I will be handling heavy weights up to 50kg and I am comfortable with that task. I also understand that I must wear closed toe shoes. *
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COVID-19 Acknowedgement

During this time of a pandemic, certain precautions are needed.

As a participant in any capacity (athlete, volunteer, coach, Unified partner, family/caregiver, etc.), this is the code of conduct that you are agreeing to by participating in Special Olympics North Carolina to help keep you and and your fellow participants safe:

  • If I have COVID-19 symptoms, I will stay at home and NOT go to any activities until 7 days after all of my symptoms are over. If I am exposed to COVID-19 and have no symptoms, I can return 14 days after exposure.

  • Special Olympics gave me education on Special Olympics rules for COVID-19 and who is at high-risk.

  • I know that if I have a high-risk condition, I have more risk that I could get sick or die from COVID-19. If I have a high-risk condition, I should not go to Special Olympics events in person, until there is little or no Coronavirus in my community.

  • I know that before or when I get to a Special Olympics activity, they will ask me some questions about symptoms and exposure to COVID-19. They may also take my temperature. I will answer truthfully and participate fully.

  • I will keep at least 6 feet from all participants at all times.

  • I will wear a mask at all times while at Special Olympics activities. I may not have to wear it during active exercise.

  • I will wash my hands for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer before any activities. I will wash my hands any time I sneeze, cough, go to the bathroom or get my hands dirty.

  • I will avoid touching my face. I will cover my mouth when I cough or sneeze and immediately wash my hands after.

  • I will not share drinking bottles or towels with other people.

  • I will only share equipment when instructed to. If equipment must be shared, I will only touch the equipment if it is disinfected first.

  • If I get or have had COVID, I will not go to any in-person Special Olympics events until 7 days after my symptoms end. I will go to my doctor and get written clearance before returning to any sport or fitness activities.

  • I understand that if I do not follow all of these rules, I may not be allowed to participate in Special Olympics activities during this time.

Waiver & Release of Liability Assumption of Risk & Indemnification Agreement

In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in Special Olympics sports training, competition or fundraising activities, the undersigned acknowledges, appreciates, and agrees that:

  1. Participation includes possible exposure to and illness from infectious and/or communicable diseases including but not limited to MRSA, influenza, and COVID-19. While particular rules and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious illness and death does exist; and,

  2. I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or others, and assume full responsibility for my participation; and,

  3. I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions for participation as regards protection against infectious diseases. If, however, I observe any unusual or significant hazard during my presence or participation, I will remove myself from participation and bring such to the attention of the nearest official immediately; and,

  4. I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS Special Olympics, Inc, Special Olympics North Carolina officers, officials, agents, and/or employees, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the event (“RELEASEES”), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL ILLNESS, DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss or damage to person or property, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law.