Become a Class A Volunteer
Please follow the instructions below to complete your Class A certification process. If you have any questions throughout the process, please contact Emily Bridgman at [email protected].
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Step 1 - Complete Class A Form & COVID Waiver
*Download and complete either the Adult 18+or the Minor Class A form, as well as the COVID waiver, and email it to [email protected].
Minors are required to complete and submit these forms only. No additional steps are necessary.
*Adobe fillable forms work best when downloaded, not filled out via the web browser.
Visit Sterling Volunteers to get started. After you register, be sure to enter the Good Deed code (un9a213), which verifies that your background check is being completed for Special Olympics Virginia.
Need help registering? Check out our easy help guide!
If you are 18 or older, please register on the SO Learning Portal and complete the Protective Behaviors training. No need to submit anything to us after your completion.
Need help registering? Check out our easy help guide!
Find out what’s happening in your community and reach out to your Area Coordinator for more information.
Other Volunteer Roles
  • Become a Coach "In the name of all coaches, we shall follow written and verbal instructions of Special Olympics officials at all times, have our athletes at the appropriate events and activities at the proper time and abide by the rules and policies, in the spirit of sportsmanship."
  • Become an Official or Competition Director Do you have a strong understanding of a sport?
All Class A volunteers are mandated reporters. Individuals 18 years and older who are associated with, employed or volunteer with a private sports organization or team are required to report suspected abuse and neglect as soon as possible, but no later than 24 hours after having a suspicion of a reportable offense.