A volunteer can make a world of difference in the life of a child with a disability. There are many opportunities to volunteer at Kennedy Krieger, both inside and outside of the Institute, and we would like to have you as a part of our team.

Individual Volunteer

The Institute welcomes individuals and groups to volunteer their time. Volunteers assist staff with patient activities, including performing a special talent, crafts, games, and other fun ways to help patients unlock their potential.

If you are interested in making a difference, complete the Institute Volunteer Packet, and submit it to the Guest Relations and Volunteer Services Office.

Group Volunteer

Many community groups, companies, and organizations volunteer to help the children in the hospital by collecting items from our Wish List, organizing food drives, participating in our Adopt-A-Family Holiday Gift Program, or visiting to play with the children. If you are interested in making a difference, contact Guest Relations and Volunteer Services at 443.923.2640.

Special Events Volunteer

Join the fun and become a special events volunteer for any or all of Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Annual Special Events by completing our Special Events Volunteer Form. Please print out this form and fax it to “Attn: Special Events” at 443.923.7320 so we can contact you. Thank you.

The Women’s Initiative Network (WIN)

The Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) is a volunteer organization dedicated to raising awareness of the Kennedy Krieger Institute by promoting and facilitating volunteerism that assists families who utilize the Institute. Learn more.

Foster Parenting

Children are waiting right now for a family. If you are interest in working with children with special needs, consider becoming a foster or respite parent. Families in the Baltimore metropolitan area are urgently needed to care for children on a full-time or part-time basis. To learn more, call Stephanie King at 443.923.3238 or go to our webpage for Therapeutic Foster Care.