By UW Sustainability | Mar 13, 2018

The Special Olympics USA Games will be coming to Seattle this summer July 1-6. More than 4,000 athletes and coaches will be staying in the North and West residence halls on the UW Seattle campus and eight of the fourteen Special Olympics USA Games events will be held on campus. Special Olympics USA Games needs volunteers to make sure that the USA Games are a success and that the athletes, their families and spectators have a great time.

There are many volunteer opportunities during the games, including being part of the games' Green Team. These Green Team volunteers will help support games and activities highlighting sustainability initiatives, as well as helping people properly recycle and compost at key waste stations.

To volunteer, go to the Special Olympics USA Games UW Volunteers site and click "register." On the next screen you'll need to choose the "Access Coded Companies and Groups" option and then enter the code DAWGS2018.

Look for "University of Washington Green Team" to help with sustainability efforts, or choose any of the many other volunteer opportunities available. You'll need to sign up for the volunteer shifts you'd like to help with, as well as a training & orientation session.

Volunteer now

Opportunities for groups to volunteer during the games are also available. For more information about registering your group, contact Paul Strohmeier at