Special Olympics cannot function without the time, energy, commitment, and enthusiasm of the many volunteers who accomplish a wide variety of tasks.  Special Olympics Montgomery County is an entirely volunteer organization and relies on volunteers at all levels to ensure that every athlete is provided with a quality sports training and competition experience. Whether as assistant coaches, site coordinators, administrators, or in other support capacities, volunteering for Special Olympics can create lifelong friendships and rewards of unique value.  Current and new volunteers update or complete background clearances and  online trainings  by visiting the new Special Olympics Pennsylvania online portal. In the same portal you can see the status of your background clearances, the expiration date included and the status of any sports coach certifications you have attained. You can also change your contact information and password. 

Proceed to SOPA’s portal here:  SOPA Online Portal 

Your User ID is your email address (use the same one consistently with Special Olympics). If you have forgotten your User ID, please contact vsyshelp@specialolympicspa.org. Click on the “Forgot password” and follow the instructions to create a new password. 

The three trainings required of all volunteers are general orientation (a one time requirement), protective behaviors (every three years) and concussion (every three years.) The portal incorporates links to all three trainings and the results are automatically saved to your online portal record.