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tutoring & mentoring youth opportunities

Acts4Youth: equipping at-risk boys with foundational character traits and life skills.
Seeking tutors and mentors during a variety of courses like team building, conflict resolution, service projects, goal setting, writing projects and more. All volunteers receive orientation and ongoing support as they work one on one or with small groups of boys ages 9 - 13.
When: One day a week - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday during the semester (September - December and/or February - May). 3:15-5 p.m. for Tutoring and 4-5 p.m. for Mentoring
Where: Guilford Elementary/Middle School, 4520 York Road, Baltimore, MD 21218
Contact: Antoine Payne at 443-759-1635 or Antoine.acts4youth@gmail.com

AHC Inc. Barclay Greenmount Apartments: addressing the need for more affordable housing in the Baltimore region.
Seeking volunteers to tutor at Barclay Greenmount Apartments new after-school tutoring program for children grades K – 6. The children will receive a snack, assistance with homework and tutoring.
When: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays from 3:30–5 p.m.
Where: 1735 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202
Contact: Ava Laye at 443-226-2872 or laye@ahcinc.org

Baltimore Supper Club Initiative: connecting adults with juveniles in the justice system.
Seeking volunteers for this great opportunity to serve at-risk adolescents in the Baltimore area. Supper Club bridges adult volunteers from diverse backgrounds to youth 13 to 17 years of age involved in the justice system. It re-creates, within juvenile justice facilities, the meal-time ritual of family members sitting down to share supper and conversation around the dinner table on a regular basis.
When: Supper Club starts at 5:30pm or 6pm. Four Options 1) one-hour once a week, for three months (12 hours total)
2) one-hour twice a week, for one month (8 hours total)
3) one-hour once a week, for two months (8 hours total)
4) we can work with a volunteer group (not individual volunteers) to customize a regular schedule while still maximizing interaction with the same youth
Where: Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center
Contact: Hannah Rosenberger, gethrosenberger@gmail.com

BCCC's Refugee Youth Project:seeks to improve the lives of Baltimore's youngest refugees by supporting their academic needs and making their acculturation simple and meaningful.
Seeking: after-school volunteers to work with small groups of newly-arrived refugee youth to ensure their homework is accurate and complete, help increase students’ vocabulary and basic math skills, and provide social support by building meaningful relationships with students. Volunteers do not need any previous tutoring experience, but we look for candidates who are enthusiastic, patient, willing to learn about refugee-related issues, behavior management, and tutoring techniques. Volunteers are required to attend a training and complete a background check prior to meeting with students.
When: Monday - Thursday, mostly between the hours of 3-6 p.m. Tutors are asked to commit to at least two hours per week, one day per week.
Where: sites vary depending on school needs

Seeking youth mentors to be matched with young refugee children to provide additional academic, social, or emotional support in a one-on-one setting. Mentors are required to attend a training and complete a background check prior to meeting with students.

When: Times and dates are flexible but we require at least 2 hours a week for 6 months.
Where: You must have your own transportation because you will be meeting with your mentee at their home

Contact: Brittany DeNovellis at rypvolunteerspecialist@gmail.com or 410-558-3258

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Baltimore: running a group-home style college access program for middle and high school students who are serious about their academics, but whose home environments are not conducive to them reaching their full potential.
Seeking: tutors for middle and high school students in any subject.

When: After school, flexible
Where: 3700 E. Northern Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21206
Contact: JoEllen Robinson, JRobinson@bhgh.org, 443-503-3463 ext. 502

Catonsville Mentoring Program for Children
Seeking students interested in serving are asked to spend time with a special needs class of about 15 students. The tasks will include mentoring students, helping with homework, developing realistic goals for the future, and spending time with them as a big brother/big sister.
When: Volunteers are asked to serve for one to two hours per week throughout the year.
Where: Catonsville Elementary School
Contact: Mike Keller at mikeyaustinkeller@gmail.com

CHIP Mentoring Program:  matches children whose parents are incarcerated with mentors from the community, to provide stability, support, and friendship, as well as providing opportunities for kids and mentors to build friendships and group activities.
Seeking volunteers to mentor children whose parents are incarcerated. If you have a passion for mentoring children from challenging situations or are planning on a career in criminal justice, social work, or psychology this is an ideal program to get involved with.
When: Volunteers may serve at their convenience, provided that they meet the 4 hour/month time requirement
Where: Volunteers pick up children at their homes or schools (car access is necessary)
Contact: Program Director Sarah Kennedy at skennedy@alternativedirectionsinc.org or 410-889-5072

ConneXions Tutoring: public charter school founded in 2002 with a mission to cultivate academic and artistic excellence, cultural identity and community awareness
Seeking college students to mentor and tutor middle and high school students in the artistic and academic subjects as well as help prepare them for professional life. This program provides a great opportunity for teaching experience and will help college students get a feel for life as a teacher in an urban environment. If you're interested in being a role model and helping to promote a long-term relationship with ConneXions and Towson University this is a great program!
When: At least 2 days a week from 3:30pm-5:30pm
Where: ConneXions School for the Arts, 2801 North Dukeland St, Baltimore, MD
Contact: Martrice Gandy, Volunteer Coordinator, mcgandy@bcps.k12.md.us

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School:
tapping the promise and profound energy of our young people.
Seeking tutors for academic support in math and science, as well as volunteers for athletics/physical education, ceramics, and choir.
When: Any time between 9;00-3:30pm daily ( physical education)
3:30-4:30 p.m. M, T, W, Th, F (math, science, tutors)
3:30-5:30 p.m. daily (athletic assistants)
3:30-7:30 p.m. Hours vary for athletic teams
3:30-5:00 p.m. Thursdays (ceramics assistant)
4:00-6:30 p.m. Mondays or Tuesdays; Thursdays 5:00-7:30 pm (drivers)
Where: 420 South Chester St., Baltimore MD 21231
Contact: Dawn M. Strickland at 410-727-3255 ext. 1014 or dstrickland@cristoreybalt.org

Digital Harbor Foundation: preparing students for technology careers, college and responsible citizenship
Seeking individuals interested in volunteer and internship opportunities through the Digital Harbor Foundation. Volunteers and interns will work with elementary and high school students as they explore and learn new technologies together.
The Digital Harbor Tech Center is a non-profit community resource located at 1045 Light Street in Federal Hill. It is an open space for exploration and discovery of every kind. We feature programming for after school tech clubs, programs in web development, mobile app development, and design, a maker space, and labs in which to experiment with new technologies.
When: At your convenience
Where: Digital Habor Tech Center in Federal Hill, Baltimore
Contact: Winona Caesar at winona@digitalharbor.org

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland: building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Seeking a volunteer interested in the areas of the GSCM Store, volunteer Resource Center, and regular Council Duties – filing, etc. assisting the VP, data entry and filing.
When: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., flexible
Where: 4806 Seton Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215
Contact: Katie Pederson volunteerservices@gscm.org

Seeking In-School Program Specialist
When: School Day
Where: Baltimore City and County
About: 10 people for hour long in-school programs, 1 hour weekly for as many as 6 weeks or as little as 1. There is some travel, and we will train you.

Seeking In-School Survey Administrator
Where: Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Owings Mills, Harford County, & Howard County
About: In school survey administrator: 1 person for every school program to gather info and feedback from the girls in the program. Grades K-5, needed for one hour the first and last week of the six week program. Will need to be an approved/screened volunteer.
Contact: Candace Baker baker@gscm.org, 410-358-9711 ext. 259

Seeking Troop Leaders
When: Flexible
Where: Baltimore City
About: Volunteers needed for ALL GRADE levels in Baltimore City, troops have not yet formed so scheduling is flexible.
Contact: Tiesha Maynor maynor@gscm.org, 410-358-9711 ext 236

Seeking Troop Leaders & Mentors
When: Flexible
Where: West view, Woodbridge, and Edmonson Heights areas (Western side of Baltimore County) and Dundalk, Turner's Station, Sparrow's Point, and Edgemere areas. (South eastern side of Baltimore County)
About: Troop leaders/mentors needed for ALL GRADE levels in, West view, Woodbridge, and Edmonson Heights areas. (Western side of Baltimore County) Troop leaders/mentors needed for ALL GRADE levels in, Dundalk, Turner's Station, Sparrow's Point, and Edgemere areas. (South eastern side of Baltimore County) Troops have not yet formed so scheduling is flexible.
Contact: Denise Bell bell@gscm.org 410-358-9711 ext 212

Seeking volunteers to assist with the Girl Scouts Beyond Bars Program
When: 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month 9:30a - 11a or 11a-1p
Where: Jessup - Beyond Bars Program 7943 Brockbridge Road, Jessup, Maryland 20794
About: The goals of GSBB are to lessen the impact of parental separation due to incarceration, to foster the personal and social development of girls and their mothers, and to provide girls with the opportunity to participate with their parents in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. We need a Troop Leader and Co-Troop Leader for 2 troops within the Beyond Bars Program 11a - 1p and Life skills trainers from 9:30am - 11am
Contact: Emma Williams williams@gscm.org 410-358-9711 ext 244

Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake ReStores: selling new and gently-used home improvement goods, furniture, home accessories, building materials and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price.

Seeking volunteers to help move furniture and other material and organize inventory.
When: Monday to Saturday, 9am-5pm
Where: 1) 505 Kane Street, Baltimore, MD 21224 2) 3741 Commerce Drive, Halethorpe, MD 21227 3) 8101 Ft. Smallwood Rd., Pasadena, MD 21226
About: The ReStores of Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake have been growing rapidly and we need more volunteers to help us maintain our expansion and influence in our community. Volunteers will help the ReStores organize inventory, clean and tidy up the sales floor, run the cash register, move furniture and other material, and greet and assist customers. Volunteers will also have the chance if they wish to take part in daily donation pickups with the donation pickup team. To do so, volunteers will have to be able to pick up and move at least 50 pounds. We like volunteers to help us out in 4 hour shifts. This way, volunteers are able to become familiar with how the ReStores work and are able to get significant and impactful tasks completed!
Contact: Tyler Woodward, 410-633-0505, twoodward@habitatchesapeake.org

Higher Achievement: closing the opportunity gap for middle school youth
Seeking volunteers to teach a small group of 5th or 6th graders in a core academic subject: Math, Literature, or Elective Seminar. You do not need to have any prior teaching experience to be a Mentor and the curriculum is pre-developed and highly-structured. All we ask of you is your time and your energy. You will be a role model to your scholars, and you will play an important part in their lives as you develop relationships with them. Mentors work with three scholars one evening per week during the school year.
When: 6:00pm to 8:15 pm
Where: Edgecombe Circle Elementary/ Middle School
Contact: Emily Rafal at 410-752-7753

Hillcrest Elementary School Behavior Learning Support Program: teaching students the importance of leadership and citizenship while providing assistance with meeting the standards of a structured academic curriculum.
Seeking volunteers to assist with mentoring students and teaching them positive behavioral skills
When: Monday to Friday, 3:30-5:30 pm
Where: Hillcrest Elementary School 1500 Frederick Road Catonsville, MD 21228
About: Through highly structured academic instruction and built-in opportunities for pro-social growth, the learners in the program are able to meet the requirements and standards of the core curriculum and general education population. In addition to the strong academic and proactive behavioral instruction, the Behavior and Learning Support program works to create events and opportunities for community involvement, teaching the children about perseverance, leadership, and citizenship.
Contact: Tori Fonder at 410-887-0820


Mentoring Young Musicians
: providing an opportunity for musicians to make a difference in the lives of Baltimore City youth through music
When: Mentors would work with students for 45 minutes to an hour on a weekly basis. Availability is needed either on any weekday afternoon between 3:45 and 6pm or Saturday morning between 10 am and 12pm.
Where: Mother Seton Academy, 2215 Greenmount Ave., Baltimore 21218
About: We need mentors interested in teaching piano, violin, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, guitar, trombone, percussion or voice. This is an opportunity to share the values of good musicianship and the joys of being a musician. Mentors give basic instrumental instruction.
Contact : Amy Demps at ademps@mothersetonacademy.org

Maryland New Directions
Seeking Computer Lab Tutors to guide job-seeking clients through basic computer activities such as checking a website, sending an email, or filling out online job applications. Many clients also need assistance revising resumes and printing and faxing documents. Most clients do not own computers and depend on MND in order to access the internet and learn programs like Microsoft Word. Computer Lab Tutors will assist clients in group workshops or one-on-one. Clients' knowledge and experience with computers vary widely. Computer lab tutors must commit to a minimum of one four hour shift per week ( 8:30 am - 12:30 pm or 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm) for a minimum of three months. Volunteers should enjoy working with people and possess intermediate computer skills.
When: Hours are flexible, one shift per week.
Contact: Daria Pugh at dpugh@mdnewdirections.org

Playworks: providing safe, healthy playtime at low-income schools to create a positive environment for teaching and learning
Seeking interested volunteers to serve at recess. Volunteers must complete a 2.5 hour training to be eligible for this opportunity. All volunteers must pass the Baltimore City Schools and Playworks screening requirements, background check and National Sex Offender Check.
When: Monday-Friday, Times vary based on volunteer opportunity
Where: Volunteer opportunities are available throughout Baltimore.
Contact: Sunanda Pou at spou@playworks.org 410-662-1220


Reading Partners: a nonprofit organization that recruits and trains community volunteers to provide one-on-one literacy tutoring to students who are struggling with reading.

Be a Hero: Volunteer with Reading Partners!
Seeking volunteers who are willing to share one hour each week with a student who is struggling to read? Become a Reading Partner today! Tutors use a research-based curriculum, and program staff regularly assess students to benchmark and monitor student progress.
Devoting just one hour each week to a student can make a tremendous impact. Last year, 94% of Reading Partners' Baltimore students improved their rate of learning in reading, and three out of four narrowed their achievement gap. This year, Reading Partners will serve at least 250 Baltimore students, so we need your help!
Locations: Callaway Elementary located at 3701 Fernhill Ave. Baltimore, MD 21215
Cherry Hill Elementary located at 801 Bridgeview Rd. Baltimore, MD 21225
Furman L. Templeton Preparatory Academy located at 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. Baltimore, MD 21217
Holabird Academy located at 1500 Imla St. Baltimore, MD 21224

Salvation Army Youth Program: works with inner city youth teaching music, dance, arts, and character development.
Seeking volunteers to work with at-risk youth, so the majority of volunteering will be with mentoring and counseling to help prepare them for a better future. Volunteers who are interested must complete a short training session that is offered on site. Anyone interested in teaching or who loves kids, is most welcome to come and volunteer!
When: Each Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: The Salvation Army 3401 Roland Ave. Baltimore MD 21211
Contact: Liz Blusiewicz at 410-382-3671 or Liz_Blusiewicz@uss.salvationarmy.org


Seed School of Maryland: a statewide, college-preparatory, public boarding school whose mission is to present students from across the state with an extraordinary opportunity to receive a tuition-free education that prepares them for success in college and beyond.
Seeking adult mentors for students of Baltimore at the SEED school. We are currently looking for volunteers to help mentor and tutor students in grades 6 through 10. Volunteers are needed to help develop the emotional, social, and academic growth of students in a caring one to one relationship. Volunteers are asked to commit to a one year committment and be caring, consistent, and patient and volunteer at least one hour per week.
When: At your convenience, once a week or once every other week
Where: The SEED school of Maryland, 200 Font Hill Avenue, Baltimore, MD
Contact: Monica Jones, Program Coordinator, at mjones@seedschoolmd.org or call 410-843-9477

SquashWise: providing long-term academic and social support to underserved students in Baltimore City, combining intensive tutoring with coaching in the sport of squash as the incentive for academic success
Seeking Academic Volunteers: You will receive direction from our academic director, Matt Skarzynski, and work with a group of 1-2 students at a time on homework assignments, test prep, and supplemental educational projects from SquashWise. No prior tutoring experience is required.
Seeking Squash Coaches: As a squash volunteer, you will receive direction from our squash director, Hope Blinkoff, and will be on a court with 1-4 students at a time working on basic racquet skills, fitness, and match play with more advanced students. A basic knowledge of the game is required.
When: Mondays 1:30pm-3:30pm, Wednesdays 12:30pm-2:30pm and/or 3:30pm-6:00pm, Fridays 3:30pm-6:00pm
Where: Meadow Mill Athletic Club, 3600 Clipper Mill Rd. Ste. 107, Baltimore, MD 21211
(Light Rail Accessible--Woodberry stop)
Contact: Zach Bradley at 443-682-7126 or volunteer@baltimoresquashwise.org

Third Grade Reads Baltimore
Seeking volunteers to tutor children in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade.
About: Third Grade Reads is recruiting tutors for 250 kids who are struggling with their reading in four pilot elementary schools, and plans to reach more kids with tutors in more schools as early as summer 2013. The four pilot schools are located in Park Heights and Cherry Hill.
Contact: Vu Dang at cso@baltimorecity.gov or http://stepup.baltimorecity.gov/VolunteerOpportunities/Tutorachild/Application.aspx

U.S. Dream Academy's Baltimore Learning Center: helping our nation's children reach for their dreams. Through academic, social, and values enrichment, we empower children most at risk of incarceration to believe in themselves and to succeed.
Seeking
mentors to work one-on-one with our Dream Kids, and volunteers/interns to assist with facilitating projects and activities, leading small reading groups, homework help, and/or administrative work.
When: Mentors are required to attend the program for ONE hour a week, and a school-year commitment. Volunteers assisting with our micro-academies, clubs, or homework are required to attend one hour a week, with a three month commitment. Our program runs Monday - Friday, from 2:45 - 6pm.
Where: Pimlico Elementary/Middle School, 4849 Pimlico Road Baltimore, MD 21215.
Contact: Alyssa Brumis at abrumis@usdreamacademy.org or (410) 610-1428.

Webster Kendrick Boys & Girls Club: helping to shape the lives of thousands of young children and youth through development programs and services with an emphasis on educational and prevention programming.
Seeking tutors and mentors for an afterschool program that runs for our youth; we are in need of volunteers to assist our members with their homework - we call this PowerHour!
When: 2:45-6 p.m., Monday-Friday
Where: Webster Kendrick Boys & Girls Club 4130 Callaway Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215
Contact: Teri L. Joyner-Johnson at tjoyner@bgcmetrobaltimore.org or 410-664-7598


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health & wellness opportunities

4K for Cancer: enhancing lives by supporting, educating and connecting young adults, and their loved ones, affected by cancer
Seeking cyclists. We just completed our tenth summer of running cross country (Baltimore to San Francisco) rides. Each ride typically has 30 college-aged cyclists. We added two additional cross country rides - Baltimore to Seattle and Baltimore to Portland with a total of between 90 and 120 riders. During the ride we visit cancer patients, cancer centers, hospices, churches, community centers, and colleges with the goal of uniting communities in the fight against cancer. Find out more on their websites - www.4kforcancer.org and cycleinspireunite.org.
When: Dates vary based on trips
Where: Cross-Country
Contact: David Conover at david.conover@4kforcancer.org


Alternative Directions: serving people in prison and individuals returning home after incarceration
Seeking volunteers on an ongoing basis. Most of the work is administrative in nature, but others are specifically oriented toward helping us plan and run the annual fundraising celebration that occurs in September. The tasks would include: scheduling appointments, assisting the Executive Director, assisting Board Members, assisting the event planning committee, contacting funders, assisting with the website, and following up with former clients.
When: 8:30am-5pm Monday through Friday
Where: 2505 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21218
Contact: Michelle Kelly at 410-889-5072 or mkelly@alternativedirectionsinc.org

Baltimore Humane Society: providing a temporary home, a safe refuge, and care for unwanted and homeless animals
Seeking volunteers to work one-on-one with animals in shelters and adoption event Volunteers who enjoy talking to people, have a strong desire to help homeless dogs and cats find a home, and can give at least one weekend day each month. The Baltimore Humane Society attends adoption events at all sorts of venues including pet stores, Wal-Mart, farmer's markets, fairs, and festivals. These are great opportunities for us to make the public aware of our work and to find potential homes for our homeless dogs and cats. Requirements: willing to give up your day; have a car; take two dog handling classes and one event training class.
When: flexible
Where: flexible
Contact: Wendy Goldband at 410-833-8848 ext. 202 or goldband@bmorehumane.org
for more information.


Seeking videographers to film and produce short adoption videos for individual dogs and cats up for adoption. This is a volunteer position. No compensation. However your name will be credited on all the videos which are sent out to 1000's of people and posted on our YouTube channel, Facebook page, etc.
When: Preferably available Monday thru Friday afternoons. Volunteers will need to provide their own transportation.
Where: 1601 Nicodemus Rd., Reisterstown, MD 21136

Contact: Wendy Goldband at 410-833-8848 ext. 202 or goldband@bmorehumane.org
for more information.

Domestic Violence Center: reducing the harm and effects of domestic violence while working toward its elimination in Howard County
Seeking a volunteer for responding to Howard County General Hospital to provide comfort, support, and advocacy for recent victims of sexual assault. Volunteer opportunities consist of childcare assistants, special event assistants, and program assistants.
When: Weekdays, 9-5pm (times may vary depending on volunteer opportunity)
Where: 5457 Twin Knolls Rd, Suite 310, Columbia, MD 21045.
Contact: Susan Badra at 410-997-0304 or volunteer@dvcenter.org

Eat Healthy Live Healthy Urban Garden: aiming to provide fresh produce and educational opportunities to the Cherry Hill community of south Baltimore
Seeking volunteers to perform hands-on tasks such as weeding, planting, and landscaping. Volunteer work will be performed outside, in the garden, under the guidance of the program director and resident farmers. No prior knowledge required; just a willingness to learn and work! Come for all or part of the shift. This opportunity is ongoing, but one-time volunteers are welcome. Don’t see anything that’s right for you? Let us know what your skills and interests are, and we will figure out how to put you to work. All are welcome to volunteer at this site, regardless of age or ability. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Training and equipment will be provided for all volunteers. Please wear closed toe shoes, long pants, and sunscreen and a hat to protect from the sun.
When: Saturdays, 9am – 1pm | Weekdays as scheduled (contact Juanita)
Where: 900 Cherry Hill Road (at Veronica Avenue)
Contact: Juanita Ewell at 410-355-1020


Futuro Latino Learning Center: providing educational opportunities to the Hispanic community of northern Baltimore County
Seeking volunteers to instruct and/or assist in a free English as a Second Language, computer literacy, conversation, and children’s cultural classes to Latino immigrants in Baltimore County.
When: Saturdays from 11am-5pm
Where: Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD 21204, 4th floor Athenaeum
Contact: Emily Dowdell at 410-337-3013 or emily.dowdell@goucher.edu

Hearing & Speech Agency:providing hearing and speech services, offers an information resource center and advocates for people of all ages with communication disorders/disabilities.
Seeking an HR Volunteer or Intern proficient in Word 7 and Excel with accurate data entry and attention to detail. Update Employee Handbook, Policies & Procedures, I-9s, Welcome packets, Open Enrollment of Health Benefits (month of June), HR personnel file set-up/filing, credentialing tracking, and the occasional STD and Workers Comp cases. Work with teaching staff, clinical professionals (SLP, OT, PT, and Audiologists), Independent contractual ASL interpreters, and support staff. Must have a criminal background check for child care through MD CJIS and FBI plus a negative PPD (TB) Test documentation within last 12 months.
When: Ongoing: Working with HR Manager in a 1-person nonprofit HR Dept.
9 a.m.--4:30 p.m. M-F (flexible with class hours and demands)
Where: Seton Business Park 5900 Metro Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215
Contact: Dianne McCullen at 410-318-6780 or dmccullen@hasa.org

Lorien-Mays Chapel Health Center: nursing and rehabilitation facility
Seeking a volunteer in the Activity/Recreation Department to work with the senior population performing activities with staff, clerical and general opportunities.
When: 10-5pm, Monday through Sunday
Where: 12230 Roundwood Road, Timonium, MD 21093
Contact: Katie Shade at 410-252-0880 ext. 1309 or sellis@lorienhealth.com


Maryland Children’s Alliance, Inc.: the non-profit coalition of child advocacy centers
Seeking volunteers for fundraising, identifying corporate sponsors, marketing, conference volunteers, legislative watch, needs assessments and research. In exchange, the director will spend time offering training on nonprofit management and grant-writing.
When: Monday-Friday, flexible hours
Where: Annapolis, MD or via phone/skype
Contact: Elaine Phillips at 410-949-9953 or phillips@marylandchildrensalliance.org


Planned Parenthood of Maryland:providing comprehensive reproductive and complementary health care services in settings which preserve and protect the essential privacy and rights of each individual
Seeking an Administrative Volunteer. Come support PPM for a night of socializing with fellow volunteers and PPM supporters while completing administrative projects including anything from compiling packets to assembling bags of take-aways for Health Center clients! Your participation in these Volunteer Nights will help the PPM staff working directly with clients in our Health Centers, the Educators teaching middle and high schoolers in Baltimore, and staff throughout the organization! There will also be a fun and educational component such as a film. Groups and individuals are welcome and encouraged to participate!
When: The first Wednesday of each month at 5:30 pm. There are also non-regularly scheduled Administrative Volunteer needs that arise.
Where: 330 N. Howard St., Baltimore, MD 21201
Contact: If you are interested in becoming a PPM Volunteer, please apply on our website at plannedparenthood.org/maryland, click on the Volunteer tab, and apply for the PPM Administrative Volunteer position. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Volunteer Coordinator: Jordan Silverman at 410-576-2171 or Jordan.Silverman@ppmaryland.org

Ruth’s Closet - House of Ruth: The House of Ruth Maryland is one of the nation's leading domestic violence centers, helping thousands of battered women and their children find the safety and security that so many of us take for granted
Seeking volunteers at Ruth’s Closet -a resale boutique selling upscale, gently used and new women’s clothing and accessories. Sales revenue from Ruth’s Closet will support House of Ruth Maryland’s programs and services for battered women and their children, as well as create work experience opportunities for survivors of intimate partner violence.
When: Flexible daytime, afternoon, and Saturday hours.
Where: Valley Village Shopping Center, 9131 Reisterstown Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117
Contact: Faith Savill at volunteers@hruthmd.org or 410-554-8449


Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Maryland: engendering hope in the lives of its patients and their family members
Seeking volunteers to journey with individuals facing an end-of-life illness. Our volunteers provide friendly visits for companionship with clients in nursing homes, assisted living centers or the client's home. The role of the volunteer is what the volunteer is comfortable with. There is a volunteer training that must be completed, along with paperwork required for a volunteer file. A PPD test (TB) will be administered at the beginning of training. Training can be flexible to accommodate schedules.
When: This is an on-going volunteer opportunity arranged around the schedule of the volunteer.
Where: Seasons provides hospice services throughout most of the state of Maryland, so your volunteer service will be close to your own home, serving clients in your own community.
Contact: Jean Jordan at 443.615.4186 or jjordan@seasons.org


Team Fight
Seeking men and women, old and young, of all athletic backgrounds - from those walking their first 5K to those participating in their tenth triathlon - who want to play an active role in the young adult cancer fight. Over the past four years Team Fight has raised over one million dollars to help change the lives of those affected by cancer.
When: There are various Team Fight events throughout the year including; Rock 'N Roll DC, March 16; Iron Girl Triathlon, August 18; Half Full Triathlon, October 6; Baltimore Running Festival, October 12 and more!
Where: Various locations in Howard County-Baltimore region
Contact: 410-964-0202 x116; teamfight@ulmanfund.org; www.teamfight.org;
www.ulmancancerfund.org

Weinberg Senior Living: providing quality, affordable apartments for seniors and younger residents with disabilities
Seeking Computer Tutors to assist English speaking or Russian speaking seniors with basic computer skills;
Seeking Arts and Crafts Leaders to lead a small group of senior residents in meaningful Arts and Crafts projects that provide socialization opportunities and creative expression;
Seeking Gardners to help in a community garden in Owings Mills

Seeking Graphic Artists to design senior friendly fliers that promote programs and services
When: Times vary based on volunteer opportunity
Where: Weinberg Senior Living has 13 communities throughout North West Baltimore City & County
Contact: Cindy Zonies at 410-363-8655 or dirsc@comcast.net

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poverty & homelessness opportunities

CASA Program to assist Maryland Dreamers: organizes and advocates with its thousands of individual members and provides direct services in the areas of employment placement, workforce development and training, financial literacy, adult ESOL and Spanish literacy instruction, citizenship and legal services, health education, and human services navigation at its 5 welcome centers, three training centers
Seeking volunteers to assist in preparing youth from deportation as a result of President Obama's announcement regarding Deferred Action This is a program initiated by President Obama to assist eligible students and their parents for deferred action and work requirements. Informational workshops will be conducted in schools, churches, and other community centers to inform students of the necessary paperwork and requirements.. The volunteers will assist legal staffs who are preparing the applications for students across Maryland as well as assisting students in preparing their application packages.
When: A training session will be held weekly, weekday sessions and on Saturdays.
Where: CASA Multicultural Center Langley Park, MD
Contact: Elizabeth Alex, 410-732-7777, www.casademaryland.org

Esperanza Center: Our diverse programs include community services and referrals, English language instruction, preventative and primary health and dental services and immigration legal services.
Seeking Immigration Legal Services volunteer
Seeking Health Services volunteer: Physicians, nurse practitioners, and other health care professionals strongly proficient or fluent in Spanish; Dental Assistant or Hygienists strongly proficient or fluent in Spanish; medical students fluent in Spanish.
Seeking Community Services volunteer: General volunteers to provide additional customer service assistance such as returning calls, interpreting, etc. – must be fluent in Spanish
Seeking English as a Second Language volunteer: Teach conversational English to mostly English as a Second Language learners in a one-on-one or small group setting; Create teaching materials to supplement curriculum; Help with data entry and other administrative tasks as assign. Must attend one of 6 volunteer trainings before starting.
When: Mondays 9am-2:30pm, Tuesdays - - Fridays from 9am- 4:30 p.m. Time commitment varies based on program. We also have evening volunteer opportunities in our ESL program on Tuesdays and Thursday from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. All volunteers must be at the Center by 5:45 p.m.
Where: 430 S. Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231 (Fells Point)
Contact: Beth Awalt, bawalt@cc-md.org or 443-825-3433

Franciscan Center: providing emergency assistance and supportive outreach to persons who are economically disenfranchised in an effort to assist them in realizing their self-worth and dignity as people of God.
Seeking committed volunteers to work in direct service in our lunch and food pantry programs and in support services for our administrative offices, reception desk and Technology Resource Center.
When: Monday through Thursday- 10am to 1pm, and occasional weekend volunteers for special projects.
Where: 101 W. 23 Street, Baltimore, MD 21218
Contact: Marian Lewis at 410-467-5340 ext. 104 or facebook.com/fcbmore.


Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake (HFHC): bringing people together to build decent, affordable homes that change lives, empower families, and strengthen communities
Seeking volunteers for Building on Site, Youth Service Saturday (YSS), Youth Groups, Youth United, New Partnership/Club Formation
When: Times vary based on the volunteer opportunity
Where: Site locations vary based on the project
Contact: : Shanita Modlin at 410-366-1250 ext. 111 or smodlin@habitatchesapeake.org

Homeless Resource Center: serving homeless individuals of Baltimore by providing life-sustaining services and offering jobs, housing, and recovery from addiction.
Seeking: Everyday - Breakfast Servers (5-6 a.m.), Dinner Servers (5-7 p.m.), Intake Assistant (3-5 p.m.), Bedding Assistant (3-5 p.m.), Laundry Assistant (5-7 p.m.), Laundry Collector (6-8 a.m.),

Specific Days - Peace- Keeper (Flexible), Employment Search Instructor (Friday 9-11 a.m.), Cultural Diversity Instructor (Friday 11 a.m.-noon), Financial Literacy Instructor (Thursday 1-3 p.m.), Job Readiness Trainer (Thursday 9-11 a.m.), Computer Instructor (Wednesday 10 a.m.-noon), Resume Building Instructor (Tuesday 9-11 a.m.), GED Tutor (Monday-Thursday 3-5 p.m.), Translator (On-Call)… Other Opportunities Coming Soon at JHR’s Carrington House and Light House Programs
Where: 620 Fallsway, Baltimore, MD 21202
Contact: Ashlee Philyaw at outreach@gmail.com, cell: 443-977-1574 or office: 410-947-7900 ext. 201


Maryland Food Bank: coordinating the procurement and distribution of food donations from manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and government agencies to organizations providing free food to the state's hungry.
Seeking Kitchen Volunteers. We have a very crucial need for groups of 3-8 people to come work in the Community Kitchen to sort and pack prepared food.
When: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-noon or noon-3 p.m.


Seeking a Warehouse Volunteer. We need groups of 12-25 people to sort and pack donated food items that will then go out to our agencies who serve those in need.
When: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m.
Where: 2200 Halethorpe Farms Road, Baltimore, MD 21227
Contact: Jill Kusner at 410.737.8282 ext. 232 or jkusner@mdfoodbank.org

Maryland Food Bank Hunger Survey
Seeking volunteers to help with data collection. The role of the data collectors will basically be to assist designated clients complete the survey via a tablet (instead of a laptop) and answer basic questions in the survey that the client may need clarification on.
There will be three trainings scheduled and volunteers can attend any one of the three trainings (TBD). If you can post this volunteer opportunity on your ListServ or any other social media at your university, I would really appreciate it.
When: Mid-April through April 30th
Contact: Terry Boone, Director of Network Relations, Maryland Food Bank, at www.mdfoodbank.org

Moveable Feast: bringing healthy food to Marylanders living with HIV/AIDS, breast cancer, and other life-threatening conditions.
Seeking a kitchen assistant to help prepare and package meals. They will be working in an industrial kitchen, but no experience is necessary. Volunteers should make sure to wear closed-toe shoes and tops with sleeves. Volunteers can come in groups of up to fifteen at a time.
When: Our kitchens are open every weekday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the latest and every weekend from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. On weekdays, volunteers are asked to start shifts at 9 a.m. or noon, but can stay as long as they want. General volunteer orientations are Mondays at 10 a.m., but other times can be arranged.
Where: 901 N. Milton Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21205
Contact: Jon Law at 410-327-3420 ext. 35 or jlaw@mfeast.org


Seeking a Delivery Driver who will work with Moveable Feast to determine when and where they want to deliver. They will then be assigned a route with typically two to four stops to which they are to deliver meals that they pick up from our location in Baltimore that morning.
The actual delivery route normally takes no more than an hour of a volunteer's time.
When: Deliveries are picked up from Moveable Feast Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-noon or 1 p.m. at the latest.
Where: 901 N. Milton Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21205 - This is where the orientation will be and where deliveries will be picked up, but the volunteer can determine where they want to deliver to, such as the Towson area in Baltimore County, etc.
Contact: Jonathan Law at 410-327-3420 ext. 35 or jlaw@mfeast.org

My Sister’s Place Women’s Center: offering numerous resources for the women in the community as a day shelter and soup kitchen
Seeking volunteers to work at the Meal Service Program. Our biggest need is for breakfast’ volunteers are also needed for dinner. You will be serving the meal to our clients, which can be between 60-100 people per meal. Volunteers are asked to set the dining area up, serve the food and clean up before leaving.
When: Breakfast from 7-9 a.m., lunch 11 a.m.-1 p.m. or dinner 4-6 p.m.; seven days a week.
Where: 17 W. Franklin St. Baltimore, MD.
Contact: Jackie Reid jreid@cc-md.org or 410.659.3763 (email preferred)

Nourish International Opportunities
Seeking individuals to engage in social entrepreneurship to help combat global poverty by helping to create a Nourish International chapter at Towson University. There are currently Nourish chapters at 45 universities across the country whose mission is to engage students and empower individuals to make a lasting impact on global poverty. Nourish Chapters run small businesses on-campus during the school year, then travel and invest these funds in communities abroad over the summer.
When: Deadline is March 31st
Contact: Sarah Miller, chapter.founders@nourish.org; 919-338-2599


Our Daily Bread: serving the needy in Baltimore for over 30 years
Seeking volunteers in the soup kitchen, employment center, or GED tutoring sessions.
When: flexible
Where: 725 Fallsway, Baltimore, MD 21202
Contact: Kim Kahl , Volunteer Manager 443-986-9031 kkahl@cc-md.org

St. Francis Neighborhood Center: striving to give people hope for a better tomorrow by providing them with the tools they need for a better today!
Seeking volunteers for a youth development program called The Power Project in order to increase the academic performance and motivation of young people in the neighborhood. St. Francis also has several other volunteer opportunities available for students looking for hands on experience putting their skills and talents to use, making positive changes in our city.
When: Monday - Thursday from 3-6 p.m.
Where: 2405 Linden Ave Baltimore, MD 21217
Contact: Stephanie Neal at sneal@stfranciscenter.org or 410-669-2612

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environmental opportunities

Bello Machre: Enriching the lives of people with developmental disabilities through loving care, guidance, and opportunity.
Seeking groups or individuals that are able to spruce up some yards at homes throughout Anne Arundel County, by raking leaves. We're flexible with your schedule, so give me a call if you are able to spare some time.
Contact: Evette at 443-702-3064 or volunteer@bellomachre.org for more information.

Herring Run Nursery: specializing in trees, shrubs, and perennial plants that are native to Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region
Seeking a volunteer for some weekly plant maintenance. Activities may include weeding, repotting, fertilizing, moving and sorting plants, and other odds and ends that keep our stock healthy and happy for restoration projects across Baltimore. RSVP required!
When: Every Wednesday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: 6131 Hillen Rd, Baltimore, MD, 21234
Contact: Debra Lenik at nursery@bluewaterbaltimore.org or 410-254-1577 ext. 100.

The Pearlstone Center: Farm, Education, Retreat Center embodies and inspires vibrant, healthy, and sustainable living through experiential education grounded in Judaism, agriculture, and ecology.
Seeking volunteers to serve on ourthe Kayam fFarm and on-profit organzation. This program inspires ecological sustainability through cultivating organically grown vegetables, fruits, medicinal herbs, as well as vineyards and small grains. In addition there are 100 chickens and goats that need to be taken care of. This is an excellent opportunity to take care of a local farm and keep it clean and sanitary. We also need help with marketing, outreach, green building, artwork and more.
Where: Reisterstown, MD
When: Dates vary based on season. Mon.-Wed. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Thurs, Fri and Sunday: 7:30am-12:30pm or at other time you arrange. Open Farm Days are for groups and all ages: One Sunday a month : 1:30-4:30

Contact: Teri Jedeikin, volunteers@pearlstonecenter.org, 410-429-4400 ext. 232

West Towson Neighborhood Association: bringing together local homeowners
Seeking a volunteer to help with maintaining the West Towson Neighborhood Association website. This could lead to additional responsibilities and would be a great opportunity for anyone interested in understanding the dynamics of a large neighborhood. Gained skill set goes beyond computer (if desired) to social, political, economical, architectural, ecological and organizational responsibilities of a community 800+ residents strong.
When: Flexible
Where: The West Towson Neighborhood located directly north of Towson University
Contact: Josh Glikin at glikin@bowie-jensen.com or Mike Ertel at mertel@jacobscompany.com


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arts & culture opportunities

Karina Association: improving the quality of life and provide equal opportunities to children and young adults who are abandoned or with disabilities through professional services, advocacy, and by raising public awareness.​

Seeking volunteers to help create and track event timelines and budgets. Duties will include:
-Creating, seeking approval, producing and sending (in a timely fashion) invitations/notices for all events, tracking responses.
-Creating event timeline and/or agendas.
-Coordinating all event logistics including food and drink, ancillary materials, creating seating assignments, etc...

-Working with leadership, Board Members and partners to create message to be delivered and briefing materials on attendees
-Greeting attendees, answering questions, actively participating in event as needed
- Creating flyers, brochures, and presentation materials. Knowledge of Microsoft Power Point. Movie Maker, and Publisher.
When: At your convenience
Contact: Biliana Borimetchkova at443.928.0542 or bborgman09@gmail.com


Seeking dance therapy assistant volunteers to join our team to assist us in our expressive arts therapy sessions.
Qualifications: No freshmen students. Must be second, third or fourth year of
your studies. Have a heart to work with disabled teens and young adults. Use
your artistic talent to help us grow and be creative. We are looking for people
who would like to pursue a career in Theater, Art, Dance, and Music because we
plan to do performances as well.
When: Hours are flexible
Contact: Biliana Borimetchkova at 443.928.0542 or bborgman09@gmail.com


Seeking music therapy assistant volunteers who have a heart to work with disabled teens and young adults. Use your artistic talent to help us grow and be creative. We are looking for people who would like to pursue a career in Theater, Art, Dance, and Music because we plan to do performances as well.
When: At your convenience
Contact: Biliana Borimetchkova at the Karina Association: 443-928-0542 or bborgman09@gmail.com


Seeking public relations representative volunteers with excellent presentation and public speaking skills to make effective presentations and written proposals to individuals, companies, foundations, and corporations. Must make personal contacts with local newspaper & TV journalists and reporters to promote Karina's events and mission.
When:Hours are flexible
Contact: Biliana Borimetchkova at the Karina Association: 443-928-0542 or bborgman09@gmail.com

Theater Project: connects the artists and audiences of Baltimore with a global community of performers
Seeking volunteer ushers for productions throughout the year. Volunteers help with selling tickets, selling concessions, and ticket-taking at the door. All volunteers receive free admission to the show. Other volunteer opportunities include distributing posters and postcards, light administrative work, and painting.
When: Ushers should arrive 1 hour prior to the performance and stay for the show. Times and dates vary based on performances.
Where: 45 West Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Contact: Chris Pfingsten at 410-539-3091 or chris@theatreproject.org


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