Do something good for your community and yourself … VOLUNTEER!

Special Olympics would not exist today without the time, energy, commitment and enthusiasm of 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 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.

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, click here fill out our group interest survey.


Ready to get in the game with Special Olympics Maryland?

For the protection of our volunteers, athletes, and organization, all volunteers are required to have a valid Volunteer Application & Credential on file with the state office.  Your volunteer credential is valid with Special Olympics Maryland across the state in our many programs!  Once completed, you can volunteer as much as you want, wherever you want, without the need for filling out more paperwork!  Just follow the link below to Special Olympics Maryland’s VolunteerHub Page.


If you were asked to provide a written Volunteer Application, please follow this link

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