The Special Olympics Sweden Invitational Games 2020 and the Special Olympics World Winter Games Sweden in 2021 are made possible thanks to volunteers. To volunteer is both fun, educational and a long lasting experience. Here are five reasons to become a volunteer.

1. It feels good to help others
Volunteering is all about giving back to your community and making an impact. By volunteering at the Games you will help the athletes achieve their biggest dreams as well as contribute to better public health.

2. Make an impact
Volunteers at Special Olympics events help change the world. By making the games possible as well as highlighting the health issue for people with intellectual disabilities, volunteers create a more inclusive and healthy world.

3. Develop new skills
Volunteering is the perfect opportunity to learn new things and develop new skills. As a volunteer you will face new challenges and learn things you otherwise hadn’t learned. It’s not only good for your personal development but also for your CV.

4. Demonstrate compassion
Time is one of the most precious things we have – and one of the biggest and most valuable sacrifices you can share. It is also a way to show that you really value and care about something.

5. Meet like-minded people
Volunteering brings people with similar values, passions and interests together.
If you are new to an area or just want to get to know people, volunteering is a perfect way to meet like-minded people and build friendships. Volunteering has led to lifelong friendships – and even marriages.


The volunteer application to Special Olympics Sweden Invitational Games 2020 is open. Please note that our core volunteer crew at the test games will be Swedish, but other nationalities are more than welcome to apply. Also note that the application to Special Olympics World Winter Games 2021 will open some time during the second quarter of 2020.