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, contact the Office of Patient Experience and Community Engagement at 443-923-2640.

Group Volunteer

Many community groups, companies, and organizations volunteer to help the children in the hospital by organizing food drives, participating in our Adopt-A-Family Holiday Gift Program, or visiting to play with the children. We also have an online Wish List on Amazon available, which includes specific items requested by departments throughout the Institute. To join us, contact the Office of Patient Experience and Community Engagement at 443-923-2640.

Special Events Volunteers

Join the fun and become a special events volunteer for any or all of Kennedy Krieger Institute's Annual Special Events. If you are interested in obtaining more information about these events, please contact the Special Events Team at (443) 923-7300.

If you are interested in helping Kennedy Krieger by organizing a benefit or by volunteering as a fundraiser, please visit our "Plan Your Event" page.

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 Patricia Barger at (443) 923-3811 or go to our Therapeutic Foster Care webpage.