Volunteer: Code of Conduct

As a Special Olympics Maryland volunteer, I agree that while serving as a volunteer, I will:

  • Provide for the general welfare, health and safety of all Special Olympics Maryland athletes and volunteers.
  • Dress and act in an appropriate manner at all times.
  • Follow the established rules and guidelines of Special Olympics Maryland, Special Olympics, Inc. and/or any agency involved with Special Olympics Maryland.
  • Report any emergencies to the appropriate authorities after first taking immediate action to ensure the health and safety of the participants.
  • Abstain from transporting, storing and/or consuming alcoholic beverages, tobacco products and/or illegal substances when responsible for the safety and well being of athletes. Special Olympics Maryland prohibits consumption of alcohol and tobacco during events (24 hours a day) by athletes and by anyone with athlete responsibilities at a Special Olympics event.  Consumption of alcohol, tobacco and/or illegal substances shall not be permitted at any Special Olympics competition venue or training site.
  • Not engage in any inappropriate contact or relationship, including but not limited to, any sexual contact or sexual relationship with athletes, volunteers or other participants of Special Olympics Maryland, Inc.
  • Honor the Special Olympics Coach Oath.
  • For coaches, adhere to the Coaches’ Responsibilities as established by SOMD.

To view our Volunteer Screening Policy, click here.