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.

We are always looking for volunteers to engage Special Olympics Maryland athletes, families, Unified® Partners, and volunteers in our fun at-home opportunities. Our goals are to improve overall health and fitness, encourage virtual socialization, and promote physical activity. Interested in getting involved? Check out our volunteer opportunities below!

Upcoming Opportunities

Volunteers come from across the state and from all walks of life to support our 8,716 athletes 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.

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.

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.

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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.