Do something good for your community and yourself … VOLUNTEER!


Our volunteers are #1! 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 and unified teammate 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.

Volunteer Paperwork

Our volunteers need to complete the required paperwork linked below.

Completed forms can be sent back to volunteers@somd.org or your local area program to be processed.

Upcoming Opportunities

Volunteers come from across the state and from all walks of life to support our athletes and unified teammates in many ways.  Everyone from high school and college students to professionals and retired individuals have found their place in our many programs.  Whether you are looking for a one-time opportunity or a more consistent experience, Special Olympics Maryland will provide a fulfilling experience for all involved.

Get in the Game with SOMD

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.  This paperwork is completed when you sign up for volunteer opportunities. Stay up to date with all of our upcoming volunteer opportunities!  Join our mailing list using the link below!

Group Volunteering

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 the volunteer groups fill out an interest survey below.

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.