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As a volunteer for Special Olympics Pennsylvania, we are required to gather some further background information on you. Any "Yes" responses will require that you directly contact our office before continuing.
Please open and review the following Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) policies. By signing this Volunteer Registration, you are attesting that you have read, understand and agree to uphold each.
Volunteer Signature
I affirm that I have read, understand and will adhere to the volunteer responsibilities and code of conduct; and that the information I have given is true and complete. If at any time the information provided is found to have been knowingly falsified, I will be disallowed from volunteering for any program accredited by Special Olympics Pennsylvania.
Minor Volunteer Parent/Guardian Signature
If under 18 years of age, please complete this application online, print, then submit it by hitting the 'Submit' button at the bottom. Your record will be saved in SOPA's Volunteer system. Please have your parent/legal guardian sign and date the printed application, and return it to your local SOPA program (local program contact information available at
I, as the parent or guardian of the above applicant, have read and agree with all the provided information and hold Special Olympics Pennsylvania and/or its volunteers and employees harmless for any negligence resulting in injury, illness or accident that may occur during my charge's participation.
Parent's/Guardian's Signature:________________________________________Date:_______/_______/_________

Volunteer Classifications

Special Olympics Pennsylvania has two different classifications of volunteers. They are:

Class A: Class A volunteer is someone who is or may be in immediate contact with athletes. Class A volunteers are required to have background checks completed before assuming their role. Class A volunteers will also be required to complete trainings.

After hitting the Submit button below, you will be sent an email from Verified Volunteers who will provide direction to complete your background checks.

Class B: A Class B volunteer is someone with casual or limited contact with athletes. 

After hitting the Submit button below, you will automatically be directed to the Online Volunteer Portal where you will be able to find and sign up for upcoming volunteer opportunities