Event description

Welcome to the new normal! Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023!

Special Olympics World Games are the world's largest inclusive sports event. Thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities compete together in 26 summer sports and Unified Sports® competitions. Eight days of exciting and inspiring competitions, by athletes and for athletes.

Volunteering opportunities

Be part of something big – be a volunteer!

We are looking for 20,000 volunteers for the world's biggest inclusive sports event.

7,000 athletes from all over the world will travel to Berlin in June 2023 to perform at their best. And we will also give our best - both for them and all our guests.

Be a part of it and join our international volunteer team. Support us with your skills so that we can offer all Special Olympics athletes a unique Berlin experience and celebrate an unforgettable festival of inclusion together.

We are looking forward to your application!

Volunteer package

Your benefits:

  • Variety of volunteer areas

  • Meet international athletes from 170 delegations

  • Free entry to all competitions

*Free use of public transport

  • Volunteer clothing and merchandise – keep the pin sharing traditions alive

  • Meals and beverages

  • Volunteer certificate

  • Volunteer celebration

  • Make friends with people from all around the world

Criteria overview:

  • To participate in the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023, you must be 16 years or older on 1 May 2023

  • Communication in German or English

  • Availability for at least 5 days

  • Participation in volunteer trainings (online and on site) before the games