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Want to know how to get involved with Villanova Special Olympics and the largest student-run Special Olympics event in the world? Look below for more information regarding opportunities!


Here on campus, students can volunteer within Special Olympics, in a few different ways, starting with: JOINING INCLUSION CREW!! We call it IC for short! Inclusion Crew is for ALL STUDENTS TO JOIN!! The mission of inclusion requires all hands on deck, and we welcome all students, of all ages, of all experiences. This crew is broken up into smaller groups, ~IC Cubes~, which allows you to volunteer with specific parts of Fall Fest, while also getting to meet more people in our community of inclusion!! 


When you join IC, you will have opportunities to learn about ability and inclusion, through meaningful discussion and speakers. You will also attend athlete practices!! During athlete practices, Villanova students travel to neighboring counties in Pennsylvania, we gather in huge white vans to get to and from, and we warm up and practice with the teams!! Inclusion Crew lets you be a part of something bigger than yourself. Members of IC embody the passion and heart of inclusion and being the largest group of volunteers, we also provide the HYPE to Fall Fest.

If you are interested in learning more about Inclusion Crew, please email or check out @VillanovaSpecialOlympics on instagram to learn more about our upcoming info sessions and events.

Join IC below and if you have any questions please email!

Local Program Host 


Another opportunity specifically for first year students is to become a Local Program Host (LPH for short!). This is considered a “deeper dive” into Special Olympics, where first year students have the opportunity to meet weekly and work with a specific county during Fall Festival weekend! This provides students with an opportunity for sustained and strong connections with athletes during Fall Festival and beyond. 


If you are interested in learning more about the Local Program Host position, please contact or check out @VillanovaSpecialOlympics on Instagram. 

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