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Volunteer Volunteer


The annual Inspiration Walk is the primary fundraiser for Special Olympics Howard County. All funds raised support the local county program and athletes who participate in the 19 sports programs and various competitions offered in Howard County. This year’s walk will take place on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 8:30 – 10:30 am at Centennial Park.  Click here to start a fundraising page or to click here to DONATE NOW.

On behalf of the 600 athletes that participate in our programs, thank you for your support!!   Go to for more information on the Walk.


The next Volunteer Orientation will be held on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.  at the SOHO office. Anyone interested in volunteering must attend a volunteer orientation, complete a volunteer application and an on-line Protective Behaviors Course. Parents are highly encouraged to attend an orientation. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Janet Larrimore. (

Next orientation will be in August, date TBD.

Volunteer Scholarships Announced

Applications for Outstanding Student volunteers of the year are now being accepted. Click here for application.

Interested students must complete an application, provide at least one recommendation from a Special Olympics Howard County coach, management team member or sports coordinator, and write a 500 word essay about their experiences as a volunteer.

Completed applications should be emailed to or mailed to Special Olympics Howard County, 8970 Route 108, Suite A-1, Columbia, MD 21045, ATTN: Scholarship Committee and must be postmarked no later than April 4, 2014. Questions should be addressed to or by calling the SOHC office at 410-740-0500.

Spring Registration Now Closed / Fall Registration Opens May 1st

Spring Sports registration is now closed. Fall sports registration will open on May 1st. Sports to be offered in the fall are Cross Country Running, Cycling, Flag Football, Golf, Powerlifting, Soccer, Tennis and Volleyball. Click here to register for the upcoming season.