Become a hero for a child with disabilities in a way that aligns with your passions and lifestyle. There’s something for everyone here at Kennedy Krieger, and no matter the method, your volunteer contributions are deeply valued.

Individual Volunteer

By volunteering your time, you can give a child in our care the ultimate gift: the chance to feel like a kid again! From helping staff with crafts and games to other fun activities, your presence promotes happiness, healing, and lots of light in the life of a child who is dealing with immense daily challenges.

If you are interested in making a difference, contact the Office of Patient Experience and Community Engagement at 443-923-2640.

Group Volunteer

There are plenty of ways for community groups, companies and organizations to support children with disabilities. Whether it’s 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, our group volunteers are vital for lifting spirits and bringing smiles to the patients at Kennedy Krieger.

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

Special Events Volunteer

Volunteering can take many forms... and at Kennedy Krieger, there's no shortage of fun events to contribute to! Become a special events volunteer for any or all of Kennedy Krieger Institute’s events by emailing

The Women’s Initiative Network (WIN)

Join a strong group of women who use their collective voice to champion care for children with special needs. The Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) is a volunteer organization dedicated to raising awareness of the Kennedy Krieger Institute, and there’s a place for you in this special group.  Learn more.

Foster Parenting

You can make a profound difference in the life of a child with special needs by 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 visit the Therapeutic Foster Care website. 

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