Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs
MIMA’s mission is to promote community wellbeing, economic development, and the integration
of immigrant communities by identifying needs and opportunities that immigrants bring
to our city, while developing public-private partnerships to strengthen the development
of these communities.
The Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MIMA) is recruiting reliable
individuals to join our Volunteer Team. MIMA understands that due to language, literacy,
and technological barriers, members of the immigrant community may have a difficult
time navigating services and resources available to them through city, state, and
federal entities. The Volunteer Team will bridge these gaps, considering the public
health and economic impact that COVID-19 may have on immigrant communities. Volunteers
will support a variety of programs and initiatives, both remotely and in-person, depending
Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Volunteer Application
Shelter the World
Everything we ask of the Virtual Volunteer is aimed at one goal: helping people living
in poverty including women, children, men, and families. We do this by building the
largest group of people we can to share what is happening.
Several times a month and sometimes weekly we send an email to all of our virtual
volunteers and include things that we would like to see get done. Sometimes the volunteering
opportunity is very easy; sometimes the opportunity to help is more specialized. Sometimes
we will ask is after you to read an article and comment on it. Or we may be asking
for help in actually writing an article. Other times we’ll just ask you to retweet
a tweet or create a new social media post taking notice of a particular event, situation,
condition, or person.
Shelter the World Volunteer Application
Tarjimly - Translation
Tarjimly means “translate for me” and was founded in 2017 in response to the Syrian
refugee crisis and the US Refugee & Travel Ban. Our mission is to improve the lives
of refugees and the efficiency of humanitarian services by eliminating language barriers.
Millions of refugees and people in need of humanitarian assistance struggle with language
barriers. Help give them on-demand language access through Tarjimly. Volunteers download the app and are connected to beneficiaries who need translation
support through a live chat session
Tarjimly Volunteer Information
StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build
connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. We do this
to remind one another of our shared humanity, to strengthen and build the connections
between people, to teach the value of listening, and to weave into the fabric of our
culture the understanding that everyone’s story matters. At the same time, we are
creating an invaluable archive for future generations.
As a volunteer, you have the opportunity to record meaningful conversations that are
archived at the Library of Congress. Recording a StoryCorps interview couldn’t be
easier: You invite a loved one, or anyone else you choose, to share a 40-minute conversation
using the StoryCorps App and share the interview with the
If you choose to do this, please share your story with us via social media #tustorycorps
StoryCorps Volunteer Information
Meals on Wheels
Founded in 1960, our mission is to enable people to live independently at home through
the provision of nutritious meals, personal contact and support services, so that
they may age in place with dignity. Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland is one of
the largest Meals on Wheels programs in the country, serving thousands of people daily.
Being a Meals on Wheels volunteer can help make the difference between a homebound
senior who chooses to age in place, and one who has no choice.
As a Phone Pal you will be paired with a client who may be socially isolated. Via
phone, you make a phone call weekly to a client that may be socially isolated. This
is a 6-month commitment and a virtual orientation and background check is required.
Fees for the background check will be covered by Meals on Wheels.
Meals on Wheels Volunteer Information
Baltimore Neighbors Network
The Baltimore Neighbors Network provides a virtual community of trained volunteers
to offer hope, comfort and social solidarity. Baltimore's greatest asset is our people. We are the medicine.
Lend some time to neighbors who can benefit from critical hope, comfort and solidarity
in this time of isolation and uncertainty through a weekly phone call.
One Fair Wage Emergency Fund
The One Fair Wage campaign is fighting to end unjust sub-minimum wages in America.
The One Fair Wage campaign needs help with making personal calls to every worker who
has applied for assistance. Current organizers on staff are overwhelmed, so they’ve
set up a system for volunteers to help place calls. If you can help to make phone
calls, please sign up to volunteer!
One Fair Wage Emergency Fund Volunteer Information
My Sister’s Place Women’s Center
My Sister’s Place Women’s Center is Baltimore City’s longest-serving women’s day shelter
and resource center for women and children experiencing homelessness and poverty.
My Sister’s Place is currently looking for volunteers to support with:
- Media and Graphic Design
- Research and Networking
- Leading Virtual Workshops
Contact: Julie Martin email@example.com
TurnAround is committed to trauma-informed care for all survivors of sexual violence,
intimate partner violence, and human trafficking.
Volunteer to be part of their social media ambassador team! Turn Around needs support
with graphic design and web development.
Turn Around Volunteer Information
The Zooniverse is the world’s largest and most popular platform for people-powered
research. Their goal is to enable research that would not be possible, or practical,
otherwise. Zooniverse research results in new discoveries, datasets useful to the
wider research community, and many publications.
The main ways of volunteering with us are helping us with classifications on data,
being a beta tester on projects we've yet to launch and/or being a moderator for a
Zooniverse Volunteer Information
Bookshare is an online library that makes reading easier. People with dyslexia, blindness,
cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers can customize their experience to suit
their learning style and find virtually any book they need for school, work, or the
joy of reading.
As a volunteer, you will be able to help people with disabilities access the written
world by scanning books or cleaning up the files used to create accessible books.
BookShare Volunteer Information
The Human Voicebox
The Human Voicebank celebrates the diversity and power of voice. With over 25,000
individuals from all over the world contributing millions of sentences to our platform,
we’re building a community that uplifts voices everywhere.
As a volunteer, you will read a few sentences to contribute your voice to be used
in assistive technology for people who are unable to vocalize.
The Human Voicebox Volunteer Information
Ted Talk Translator
TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who
seek a deeper understanding of the world. We believe passionately in the power of
ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world
TED Translators are a global community of volunteers who subtitle TED Talks, and enable
the inspiring ideas in them to crisscross languages and borders.
Ted Talk Translator Volunteer Information
Be My Eyes
Be My Eyes is a free mobile app with one main goal: to make the world more accessible
for blind and low-vision people. The app connects blind and low-vision individuals
with sighted volunteers and companies from all over the world through a live video
Be My Eyes Volunteer Information
LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain, and then we release
the audio files back onto the net for free. All our audio is in the public domain,
so you may use it for whatever purpose you wish
LibriVox volunteers read and record chapters of books in the public domain (books
no longer under copyright) in the USA*, and make them available for free on the Internet.
Practically, this means we record books published 95 full years ago or longer. All
our recordings (including yours, if you volunteer for us) are also donated into the
LibriVox Volunteer Information
Mozilla is a non-profit organization working to ensure the internet is open and welcoming
to all. And we need your help. By joining our community, you can help drive innovation,
enhance accountability and trust and make the internet a better place for everyone.
Mozilla Volunteer Information
Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line is the free, 24/7 text line for people in crisis in the United States.
The service is powered by volunteer Crisis Counselors who work remotely—anywhere with
a computer and secure internet connection works.
Crisis Counselors answer texts from people in crisis, bringing them from a hot moment
to a cool calm through active listening, collaborative problem solving, and safety
Crisis Text Line Volunteer Information
7 Cups is an on-demand emotional health service and online therapy provider. Our bridging
technology anonymously & securely connects real people to real listeners in one-on-one
Become an online volunteer listener by providing emotional support to millions via
online chat. The goal of 7 Cups is o make sure nobody has to face their problems alone
and making a difference. Training is available for all volunteers.
7 Cups Volunteer Information
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention
and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning
(LGBTQ) young people under 25.
In order to provide life-saving support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer
& questioning (LGBTQ) youth, The Trevor Project recruits passionate volunteers to
staff our crisis intervention services. Volunteers are vital to Trevor’s work, and
are instrumental in providing a safe and secure connection for LGBTQ youth to reach
out. Trevor’s team welcomes individuals of all backgrounds into our volunteer family,
and works to uplift, recognize, and support our growing volunteer network.
You can virtually support by serving as a Crisis Counselor. Crisis Counselors are
trained to answer chat messages or texts online from young people who are struggling
with issues such as coming out, LGBTQ identity, depression, and suicide. Training
will be required.
The Trevor Project Volunteer Information
The Esperanza Center is a comprehensive resource center whose mission is to welcome
immigrants by offering hope, compassionate services, and the power to improve their
Volunteer as a teaching partner for the Esperanza Center! You will get partnered with
one student to help them build their English literacy. You’ll have the opportunity
to understand your partner’s desires and goals for their English learning. All of
the teaching material will be given to you.
Volunteering with Thread can take many forms, but most of our volunteers serve as
Thread Family Members (FM), and their activities can include nearly everything you
might expect a family would do together.
“Family Members” work directly with Thread student(s) and other volunteers to form
an extended network of care and support around the student and each other. This may
include homework and resume help or discussion of career options.
Thread Up Volunteer Information
Learn to Be
Learn To Be is an organization that brings 1-on-1, online tutoring to underserved
youth around the nation in hopes of providing equal opportunity for all students to
receive the skills to thrive.
Help K-12 underserved youth in math, science, reading and writing from wherever is
most convenient and whenever is most convenient. Volunteer online an hour a week,
from wherever you are and make a meaningful difference.
Learn to Be Volunteer Information
Reading Partners connects community volunteers with Baltimore city elementary school
students to provide the one-on-one literacy tutoring students need to thrive. Due
to COVID-19, all tutoring sessions will be delivered through a new online tutoring
program, Reading Partners Connects. No experience is required to volunteer - tutors
complete two training sessions and an in-person background check at Baltimore City
Public Schools headquarters before working with students. Session times are flexible
during weekday afternoons.
Learn more: https://readingpartners.org/volunteer-baltimore/.
Towson University’s English Language Center (ELC) matches TU students with ELC students.
The goals of the program are to promote international friendships, cultural exchange,
and language learning through casual conversations outside of the classroom.
As a conversation partner you will virtually meet at least one hour per week and receive
a training to learn the best ways to communicate with your partner.
Contact: Mark McTague mmctague AT_TOWSON
Soccer without Borders
Soccer Without Borders believes in the power of soccer, the world's universal language
to create positive change for individuals, families, communities, and the world.
Become a Community Mentor by mentoring students' families. Help them practice English,
and assist them with the various other aspects of adjusting to life in the US. A mentor
is a friend, a guide, and a resource for our families. Mentors can make their own
weekly schedules but are expected to commit to virtually checking in with their family
at least once per week.
Contact: Sarah Stangl firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-530-4730
Hilma's Heart is an organization that is dedicated to serving people in need through
volunteering, providing mentorship and helping others navigate towards maximizing
their full potential.
Hilma's Heart partners with others to host drives to collect and donate items needed
in the community and shelters, serves meals at shelters/community events, offers targeted
workshops, brunches, and virtual mentorship programs for youth (K-12) and college
students, single parents, children in single parent homes.
Contact: Tasha Gooden-Shakes email@example.com
Peer Forward’s mission is to unleash the power of positive peer influence to transform
the lives of youth living in low-income communities by connecting them to college
Maryland MENTOR’s mission is to fuel the quality and quantity of mentoring relationships
for Maryland’s young people and to close the mentoring gap.
Young people need to know that someone cares about them. Their daily challenges can
often make them feel like they don’t matter. Mentoring changes that. Research shows
that a quality mentoring relationship can have a resoundingly positive impact on our
young people’s lives. This extends beyond their personal growth and development and
extends into their academic and future professional lives.
Contact: call 410-374-7692 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
St Francis Neighborhood Center
The St Francis Neighborhood Center is looking for tutors, mentors, and classroom assistants
to help in their virtual after school program Mondays-Thursday! If you are interested
in helping out on a weekly bases make sure you sign up and someone will reach out
to you about how to get involved.
Contact: Harry Marek email@example.com
The mission of Operation Gratitude is to forge strong bonds between Americans and
their Military and First Responder Heroes through volunteer service projects, acts
of gratitude, and meaningful engagements in communities nationwide.
Write personal letters of appreciation for deployed troops, veterans, recruit graduates,
first and frontline responders, or wounded heroes and their caregivers.
Baltimore Hunger Project
The Baltimore Hunger Project is dedicated to eliminating the growing problem of weekend
childhood hunger by feeding bodies and minds. The Baltimore Hunger Project bridges
the gap between Friday and Monday by consistently providing weekend food packages
to children identified as food insecure, in a compassionate and dignified manner.
This is done by raising awareness about the effects of hunger by establishing partnerships
with community members, other organizations, and decision makers.
The Baltimore Hunger Project is currently accepting handcrafted notes of encouragement
to place in Create notes of encouragement that will be placed bagged meals for children
in the Baltimore area.
Love for our Elders
Love for Our Elders is a nonprofit that believes no one should feel alone and fights
isolation in senior communities through handwritten letters, videos, and stories.
Mask Match is a platform to enable people with spare masks to send them directly to
the hands of healthcare workers around the country. Send your masks to healthcare workers without leaving your house.
The Chemo Angels program offers support to those who find themselves in the most challenging
situation of their lives – battling a cancer diagnosis and undergoing IV chemotherapy
or intensive immunotherapy treatment.
Volunteers support their “buddy” throughout their journey with cards, uplifting messages,
supportive words and lots of positive energy. The encouragement our Angels provide
helps give patients the comfort and confidence of knowing they are not alone in their
The goal of Chemo Angels is to help fuel a positive attitude and aid in the road to
recovery. Volunteers find that providing emotional support is a most rewarding experience.
Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children - FIMRC
FIMRC is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization dedicated to improving access to healthcare
for families around the world through the implementation of innovative and self-sustaining
In response to the impact that COVID-19 is having on international travel, FIMRC has
launched exciting virtual volunteer opportunities so that volunteers can gain experience
from home! With five programs to choose from: Virtual Global Health Volunteer Experience,
Virtual Global Health Fellowship, Virtual Global Health Leadership Training, Virtual
Global Health Training, and the Spanish-only Voluntariado Virtual de Salud; there
are opportunities for a variety of skill sets, academic programs, and those looking