Getting Started as a Volunteer

Special Olympics Orientation

Our Special Olympics Orientation provides an overview of information about Special Olympics in Canada. Potential volunteers will benefit from reviewing the information and can find various other organizational moduals on our SOLearn Platform.


Safe Sport/ Concussion Awareness

Special Olympics Ontario recognizes our responsibility to prioritize creating a safe sport environment free of abuse, harassment or discrimination for all participants, including athletes, coaches, volunteers, officials, and administrators.

In Ontario it is legislated that all members of sport organizations know how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion and know what to do when one is suspected.

All new volunteers are required to take Safe Sport training and complete a review of the concussion resources as part of their onboarding process.

Safe Sport/ Concussion Awareness

National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)

As an organization Special Olympics Ontario believes that all athletes deserve trained coaches.

All volunteers must take the NCCP SOC Coaching course within their first year volunteering with the organization.

The National Coaching Certification Program, overseen by Coach Canada and the Coaches Association of Ontario offer a multitude of coaching courses, both free and for a fee that coaches may benifit from taking.

Coaches that wish to attend Major Games must take all prerequisit courses first. For more information regarding certification please click on the botton below.

NCCP Certification