Volunteer Opportunities

Special Olympics Maryland is made possible by the time and energy of dedicated volunteers.


Volunteers come from across the state and from all walks of life to support our 15,588 athletes and Unified@ teammates in many ways. Everyone from high school and college students to professionals and retired individuals has 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.


Competition Volunteers provide our athletes and unified teammates with a high-quality competition experience.  With many sport- and non-sport-based volunteer roles available, no previous sport experience is needed to make an impact with our athletes!

Please use the links below to sign up for any of our upcoming competitions.  After registering, you will receive an email confirmation sent to the email address that you provide. 


5/15/2024: Unified Track & Field Invitational: Landover, MD

5/16/2024: Unified Track & Field Invitational: Landover, MD

6/19/2024: Summer Games Set Up Day 1: Towson, MD & Ellicott City, MD

6/20/2024: Summer Games Set Up Day 2: Towson, MD & Ellicott City, MD

6/21/2024: Summer Games Day 1: Towson, MD & Ellicott City, MD

6/22/2024: Summer Games Day 2: Towson, MD & Ellicott City, MD

6/23/2024: Summer Games Day 3: Towson, MD & Ellicott City, MD

For more information about these events, email volunteers@somd.org.

Special Events
Young Athletes
Management Teams
Health & Fitness

Service Hours

There's no better way to fulfill a service requirement than with Special Olympics Maryland!  Whether your volunteering for school, scouts, or just because, Special Olympics Maryland can engage you in hands-on, meaningful, and impactful service to fulfill any service requirement! Need your hours verified?  Fill out our Service Hour Verification Form!

Matching Gifts for Volunteer Hours

Did you know that some companies offer matching gift donations in exchange for volunteer employee hours? Click here to see if your company participates.