Register to become a Downtown Sailing Volunteer! 

Check out the many areas where your contribution of time can make a difference. Once you sign up as a volunteer member you can check the volunteer calendar for event opportunities (below). You can also email the staff members if you have specific interests.

Upcoming Volunteer Events

26 Oct 2019 10:00 AM • DSC Docks
27 Oct 2019 10:00 AM • DSC Docks
14 Mar 2020 10:00 AM • TBD
21 Mar 2020 10:00 AM • TBD
28 Mar 2020 10:00 AM • TBD

How to become a DSC Volunteer: 

  1. Fill out a quick registration form at bottom of page to become a volunteer member at no cost to you. Click here for additional membership options.
  2. Complete a background check (required of all volunteers). 
  3. Register for and attend a training sessions & orientations, read through Volunteer Member Handbook below. 
  4. Check out our volunteer events, register, and volunteer! 

Overview of Volunteer Opportunities 

Accessible and Adaptive Programming

No sailing experience is necessary to volunteer for our accessible programs, but we do require all volunteers to complete our online BACKGROUND CHECK. We provide training for everyone and great ways to jump right into the action.

Volunteer buddy sailors, assistants and dock support allow us to offer the joy of sailing at little or no cost to sailors of all ages with disabilities. Volunteers receive training to ensure that all the participants enjoy themselves and sail safely. BACKGROUND CHECKS are also necessary for these positions since you will be working with a vulnerable population. 

If you would like to volunteer for our Accessibility Saturdays and for our other Adaptive Programming, first register as a volunteer member then email

STEM Programming

Our After school programming runs throughout the school year at two Baltimore City Schools and summer programming onsite at the DSC. We have opportunities for instructors who would like to teach students K-8 introductory sailing, work in the classroom to assist with enrichment, or in another capacity to help our program run smoothly. Volunteers working in our STEM programming, including after school programming, must complete our BACKGROUND CHECK. 

If you have questions, or are interested in volunteering email us

Fleet and Facility Maintenance

Join a group of fellow sailors for a work party! Work Parties are held in March, June, & August and there is plenty of time for friendly conversation as the work progresses and you can learn a lot about the boats you sail.

Dates for work parties are listed on the Calendar. Crew and adult family members are encouraged to attend at least one work party each season; J22/Sonar skippers are encouraged to attend at least three work parties each year.

Education and Events

Adult Programs and Sailing League

Without a pool of qualified, enthusiastic instructors, our adult education program would cease to exist. Our instructors, as well as competent skippers, also allow the DSC to open its docks to local businesses for corporate outings. 

Special Events

Committee chairs and members, as well as crew, are needed to make our Friday socials, Ya’ Gotta Regatta, Sail for Kids and other special events possible. if you would like to volunteer at any of our special events please


If you have any questions about volunteer opportunities undefined or maybe you have a skill or a desire to do something that doesn't fit into any of the general categories above, please talk to one of the DSC staff members or call us at 410-727-0722.

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