Countdown to the Games
19-24 June 2022

Application deadline for volunteers ends in March

On the photo you can see athletes Jonas Gauditz and Matthias Lilpob cheering with volunteers
nach dem 100m Lauf: (1144) Jonas Gauditz (Schule am Webersberg Homburg & (1147) Matthias Lilpob (Schule am Webersberg Homburg) Bianca Rief (Mitte) und andere freiwillige HelferInnen Fa. Würth
Tom Gonsior

#Berlin2022 calling: You can still apply as a volunteer for the Special Olympics National Games Berlin 2022 until 25 March 2022.

From 19 to 24 June 2022, more than 4,000 athletes will compete in more than 20 sports in Berlin. A celebration of inclusion. The organizing committee will bring a more than 3,000 volunteers on board to provide the best conditions for the athletes. They are the basis for a successful event.



According to our claim ‘unbeatable together’, we want to create a unique atmosphere for all participants together with many volunteers.

"We are delighted that so many people already want to be involved as volunteers. Together with our athletes, they are the heart of our event. According to our claim #UnbeatableTogether, we want to create a unique atmosphere for all participants together with many volunteers. To achieve this, our volunteer team still needs some reinforcement. Join us and experience something unique!”, says Sven Albrecht, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 and Managing Director of Special Olympics Germany.

Any person over the age of 16 can register. Joint applications from families, clubs or companies are also possible. In addition, people with and without disabilities can form a tandem team.


The National Games will be followed next year by the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023. More than 7,000 athletes from 190 delegations from all over the world will come to the world's largest inclusive sports event in the German capital. Up to 20,000 volunteers will join them, more than at the 2006 World Cup in Germany.


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19 July 2022, 10:24
It was barely a month ago that the Stadion An der Alten Försterei in Berlin was filled with joy: The Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics National Games Berlin 2022 and our "Faces of the Games" Robert Herberg and Lilly Binder right in the middle of it.

Volunteers at #Berlin2022: You are the best!

05 July 2022, 13:07
It is no secret that major sporting events like the National Games Berlin 2022 depend on volunteers. Their reasons for showing up are as varied as their countries of origin. We want to say thank you once again and learn a little more about some of our volunteers and their experiences.

Fresh memories, a recap and anticipation for #Berlin2023

26 June 2022, 12:37
After six days of competition at the National Games, athletes and officials as well as coaches, volunteers and visitors look back on a great atmosphere with a lot of enthusiasm and a lot of openly shown joy.