Do something good for your community and yourself … VOLUNTEER!

Special Olympics would not exist today — and could not have been created — without the time, energy, commitment and enthusiasm of its volunteers. As a grass-roots organization, Special Olympics relies on volunteers at all levels of the movement to ensure that every athlete is offered a quality sports training and competition experience.  As we work to support 7,311 athletes across the state, we welcome volunteers from all walks of life, experience, and interest to use their skills to help athletes succeed!  With opportunities for individuals and groups, we’re a great organization for anyone looking to make a big impact in the community.

Want more information about volunteering with Special Olympics?  Join our mailing list for periodic updates on events and competitions looking for volunteer support.

Group Leaders–  are you looking for a great service experience for your team?  Special Olympics Maryland has worked with student groups, Fraternities/Sororities, Scout Groups, youth groups, and corporate groups, and we’d love to work with yours!  To learn more about volunteer group opportunities, contact us at volunteers@somd.org, or fill out our Volunteer Group Interest Form.


Ready to get in the game with Special Olympics Maryland?

Volunteers 17 years old and under – please click here to download the required Student/Minor Volunteer Application . Please return completed forms to volunteers@somd.org. Once your application has been approved and processed you will receive an email from SOMD with your Volunteer Portal login credentials. Still have questions? Call our office at 410-242-1515 or email volunteers@somd.org.


Volunteers 18 years old and older – click here to be redirected to our Volunteer Registration portal.

Already volunteering for Special Olympics Maryland?

Did you know many employers will make a matching gift donation to a charity in exchange for employee volunteer hours?  Click here to see if your company participates.


Service Verification Letters

If you are a volunteer in need of a service verification letter for school, scouts, or work, please complete and submit this form.  Letters will be sent within one week of your form’s submission.  If you have any questions, please email volunteers@somd.org



“Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead