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Volunteers Logo Volunteer Ambassadors are needed on behalf of Special Olympics Florida and for the 2018 Special Olympics Florida State Summer Games, part of the annual Sports Enthusiasts Calendar. Eunice Kennedy Shriver organized the first international Special Olympics Games at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois in 1968. This event will take place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex.

Designated Charity

Special Olympics Florida is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition. Special Olympics offers children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round training and competition in 30 Olympic-type summer and winter sports. For more information, please visit


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Volunteer Ambassadors for the 2018 Special Olympics Florida State Summer Games must be at least 14 years of age. Sports Enthusiasts under 18 years of age must have parental/guardian consent. Remember that children under the eligible age cannot accompany you. You will be told on the event day that your services cannot be utilized. This is for the safety of your child and everyone else involved.


Volunteers will receive confirmation of the shifts for which they have been scheduled. Confirmations will be mailed approximately 30 days prior to the event or emailed after that and will include further information on times, parking location, and other details.


Volunteer shifts and activities will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Although every effort will be made to accommodate your selection, the scheduling office reserves the right to schedule volunteers based on event needs, which includes placing volunteers on a waiting list. You will receive a confirmation packet closer to the event. Please refrain from requesting schedule changes until you receive your confirmation. Schedules are subject to change.

Volunteer Resources


Note that there are separate waivers for adults and minors. Anyone age 18 or older must complete an adult waiver. Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent or court appointed guardian complete a waiver for a minor. To print a copy of the 2018 Special Olympics Florida State Summer Games waivers please click on the appropriate link below:

Print a copy of the waiver for ADULTS
Print a copy of the waiver for MINORS

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