Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for a place to volunteer? Volunteer opportunities are available across the Towson University campus and throughout the greater Baltimore region.

The following opportunities are offered through various campus departments and community organizations. Please contact the organization directly for more information.

For the most up to date information, view our Volunteer Opportunities Bulletin in the documents section of our Involved@TU page.

Not sure how to get started? Contact Lisa Hill, , to set up a community service consultation.

On Campus Opportunities

Student Organizations

Towson University is home to over 200 student organizations, many of which are service-oriented. To connect with one of these groups, browse their profile on Invovled@TU or meet them at Student Activities’ twice annual Involvement Fair.

Off Campus Opportunities

Tutoring And Mentoring Youth


Providing mentoring programs for at risk youth in Baltimore City. 

Seeking tutors and mentors to assist once a week during the school year with boys and girls ages 9-14. Lunch time volunteers meet with one student and focuses on emotional development using our Strong Kids Curriculum (students with experience or current coursework in related field preferred). After school volunteers will assist with our Character Counts Sessions, Recreation Games/Dance and a variety of enrichment activities. Week night volunteers enjoy a meal, play games and lead small group discussions geared to develop a student’s God awareness (students who can support religious instruction based on Christianity preferred) When: Lunch time from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m., after school from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m., or a weeknight from 5:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. 

Where: Guilford Elementary/Middle School, 4520 York Road, Baltimore, MD 21218

Contact: Antoine Payne at 443-759-1635 or Antoine.acts4youth@gmail.com

 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 5:30 p.m. or 6 p.m. 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 Also 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 homeContact: Brittany DeNovellis at rypvolunteerspecialist@gmail.com or 410-558-3258

 BIT Academy

Middle school grades 6 through 8, that is located approximately 2.8 miles from Towson University.

Seeking volunteers to help the BIT Academy to improve the services they provide for their students and the general community. Programs include a Community Partnership Program (ongoing), an Intramural Football League (Tues. and Thurs from 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.), and a Food Pantry.

Where: 900 Woodbourne Ave Baltimore, MD 21212

Contact: Ronald Covington Jr., Community School Coordinator, 443-642-2067

 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

 Coaching Corps

To ensure that all kids get to reap the benefits of playing sports with a trained, caring coach.

Seeking: College students to coach youth from 1st-8th grade in various sports 

When: Once or twice a week for 45mins to 1hr

Where: Baltimore City

Contact: Blake Maciel, Blake.m@coachingcorps.org, 812-528-1662


 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 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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 - 3:30 p.m. 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 p.m. (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 Harbor Tech Center in Federal Hill, Baltimore

Contact: Winona Caesar at winona@digitalharbor.org

 Friendship Academy of Engineering and Technology

To educate and inspire scholars to excel as learners, leaders, and achievers, through access to career pathways inclusive of college readiness preparation.

Seeking: volunteers to assist with both instructional (teacher's aides, tutors, mentors) and non-instructional activities (office assistants, hall monitors, cafe monitors, recess monitors, club advisors, etc). within our school community

When: Monday-Friday between the hours of 7:30-4:30, from now until June 15, 2018.

Where: 2500 E. Northern Parkway, 2nd floor. Baltimore, MD 21214

Contact: Tenerra Pitts, 443-224-3490, ttpitts@bcps.k12.md.usAll volunteers must complete an application and must submit to a background check.

 Girls in the Game


Provides and promotes sports and fitness opportunities, nutrition and health education, and leadership development to enhance the overall health and well-being of girls ages 7-18. 

Seeking: volunteer coaches to lead a Health, Sports and Leadership After School Program for third through fifth grade girls at a Baltimore public school. As a volunteer coach, you would be expected to complete the necessary training and commit to coaching once a week for ten weeks throughout the semester at a local elementary school. A background in coaching or participation in sports is not required. Both men and women are encouraged to apply. Volunteers are provided with all required equipment and curriculum packets. 

 When: Monday through Thursday; 90-minute weekly sessions between the times of 2:30 PM and 5:15PM, depending on the school

 Where: Various elementary schools in Baltimore City

Contact: Ashley Pilgrim at apilgrim@girlsinthegame.org or (410) 704-3824

 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 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 at baker@gscm.org, 410-358-9711 ext. 259Seeking 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 at 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 at bell@gscm.org 410-358-9711 ext 212Seeking volunteers to assist with the Girl Scouts Beyond Bars Program

When: 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. or 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Life skills trainers from 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Contact: Emma Williams at williams@gscm.org 410-358-9711 ext 244

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.

 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, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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

 Hampden Family Center 

Seeking Afterschool Program Volunteers to provide support to afterschool program activities and initiatives and assist in creating a healthy and safe afterschool environment for all participants.

Responsibilities include: Provide homework assistance, assist staff with enrichment activities including: art, music, computers, indoor/outdoor games, etc., provide a positive mentoring relationship, create a safe and respectful environment for youth to grow and learn.

Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years of age, Experience and/or desire to work with young people,

Must be able to pass a background check (if necessary).

When: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Afterschool Program volunteers may participate as many days per week as their schedule will allow.

Where: 1104 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211

Contact: Jacob Buck, Program Coordinator, Jbuck@hampdenfamilycenter.org

Higher Achievement:

Closing the opportunity gap for middle school youth

Seeking committed academic mentors to work with a small group of 5th-8th grade students, referred to as “scholars,” with homework and supplemental work. Higher Achievement has ongoing support and training for its volunteers. Mentors bring their enthusiasm and commitment, and serve as positive role models to the scholars. In return for giving their time and effort, mentors receive the rewarding experience of making a lasting impact on a young person’s life.

When: Mentors commit to one evening per week during the school year, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Where: TBA

Contact: Email volunteerbaltimore@higherachievement.org, call 410-752-7753, or visit our website. 

 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 p.m.

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 

Junior Achievement of Central Maryland

Volunteer in JA BizTown

Junior Achievement is empowering young people to own their economic success. Their volunteer-based K-12 programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire kids to dream big and reach their potential.

After participating in a comprehensive, in-school curriculum, 4th – 6th grade students come to JA BizTown to get a taste of the real world of work through applied, hands-on learning. As a volunteer, you guide students through the day, offering your first-hand knowledge and expertise to enhance their experiences. JA staff are also on-site to lead the simulation.

Seeking: A team of 15-20 volunteers helps students have a meaningful JA BizTown experience. 

When: BizTown runs every weekday from late October through mid-June.

Location: 10711 Red Run Blvd. Suite 110 Owings Mills, MD 21117

Contact: Lene McCollum lmccollum@jamaryland.org  www.jamaryland.org  410-753-3286

Living Classrooms

Like science?  Become a STEM mentor!

After School STEM Mentoring Program. Work with 1st through 3rd graders for 12 weeks on 1 session (mid-February through early May). Sessions are listed below:

TUES. 4:30 to 5:30 PM @ Youth Development Center (1100 E. Fayette St. Baltimore, MD) 
WED./ THURS 4:45 to 5:45 PM @ POWER House (316 S. Carolina St., Baltimore, MD)

Contact for more information or interest: Rebekah - rmeyer@livingclassrooms.org 

 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 6 p.m. or Saturday morning between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.

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 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.) 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

 Mi Segunda Casa Programs

Seeking volunteers to help the programs be as effective as they can be. Mi Segunda Casa alone serves over 200 students every day. In many occasions, it can be very difficult to manage all the students. Volunteers are needed to help monitor the students. They are also needed to tutor students, help the group leaders and site coordinators and help the kids during homework time. Volunteers are extremely important to help students get the most out of the program. Volunteers are specially needed for our Saturday school program. This program is almost entirely run by volunteers. We need them to do different educational activities with the kids, monitor them during lunch time and to help out the teacher.

When: La Escuela Sabatina (Saturday School) is held every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Mi Segunda Casa (My Second Home) runs Monday through Thursday from 2:25 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. The time may vary based on the school that you volunteer at.

Where: La Escuela Sabatina: Jose Ruiz Community Center 606 S. Anne St. Baltimore, MD 21231, John Rurah Elementary/Middle School, Armistead Gardents Elementary/Middle School, Graceland Park Elementary/Middle School

Contact: Johana Vicente, Volunteer Maryland Coordinator, volunteer@eblo.org or 410-563-3160

 Northstar Baltimore

Northstar Baltimore is tutoring a mentorship program available to elementary and high school students in Baltimore City. Students in the program participate in tutoring one night a week for 90 minutes where they will work on math, reading or educational activities. Additionally, students and mentors are encouraged to engage in an activities together once a month. Young people who grow up in a single parent household are statistically proven to underperform in school, which can have consequences far beyond grade school. Northstar Baltimore aims to dispel this statistic, because no child’s future should be determined before leaving middle school.

 Mentors commit to one evening per week during the school year, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., as well as one weekend per month. Training will be provided and there is no cost to participate in this program. Interested in becoming a mentor? Please complete our interest form and like us on Facebook for updates.

Contact: Matt Peterson at mpeterson@mppi.org 410.419.8494


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

An educational non-profit organization that matches volunteers with struggling young readers using an easy to follow, evidence-based curriculum.

Literacy Tutor with Reading Partner's Reading Center. Work with kids K- 5th grade who need reading intervention. No previous experience is required. Will be provided an easy curriculum and support staff. *Before tutoring begins, you may complete a shadow session to see if you would like to volunteer

Flexible hours: Monday through Thursday between 9AM to 4PM at over 14 Baltimore City Elementary Schools

 Contact: volunteerbalt@readingpartners.org or visit our website www.readingpartners.org/location/baltimore

 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: Rachel Pruitt at 410-336-6187 or rachel_pruitt@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: Mentors, math, & reading tutors for students at the SEED school. Mentors will help develop the emotional, social, and academic growth of students that are under engaged. Math tutors will provide assistance to middle school students struggling with their math courses. Reading tutors will work with middle school students below their reading level.
When: Mentors - 1 hour a week for the spring semester. Tutors - 2 hours a week with a 2 month commitment
Where: The SEED School of Maryland, 200 Font Hill Avenue, Baltimore, MD
Contact: Rachel Waters, Volunteer Coordinator, at rwaters@seedschoolmd.org or 410-843-9477 ext. 725


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. 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. The four pilot schools are located in Park Heights and Cherry Hill.

Contact: Vu Dang at cso@baltimorecity.gov 


 Tuttie's Place

A foster care service for boys 14 - 21 years old.

Seeking volunteers to help with group activities and tutoring for our after school program. Our Will of Wisdom Wellness Centers' after school programs starts September 22nd. We will be introducing kids to a variety of Arts and wellness groups. These groups will not only serve our kids, but the community at large.

Where: 3013 Chelsea Terrace Baltimore, Maryland 21216

Contact: Devon Howard at 410.466.5373 or dhoward@tuttiesplace.org

U.S. Dream Academy's Baltimore Learning Center

Our aim is for our youth to be personally matched with a mentor who will spend one hour per week with them for at least one year. There is lots of flexibility as to how that time can look, and we like that to be directed by the mentee and mentor's mutual interests and relationship. You may be working with your mentee one on one with their academic efforts, participating alongside them during one of our enrichment activities (i.e. nutrition, financial literacy, meditaation, etc), or engaging in recreation on our "Fun Fridays"!

Our mentors complete a written application, are interviewed, provide references, get a criminal history check, and complete a 4 hour initial training. There will also be supplemental training every 8 weeks for our mentors, to ensure they and their mentees are having a positive experience. We believe in the "It Takes a Village approach and the mentors are definitely a valued part of the Dream Academy family!
Where: 3910 Barrington Road Baltimore, MD 21207
Contact: Renee Angelo (o) 443-203-4993 (c) 410-937-2595 rangelo@usdreamacademy.org 

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

Health and Wellness

4K for Cancer

The 4K For Cancer is a program of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults (UCF), a non-profit organization whose mission is to change lives by creating a community of support for young adults, and their loved ones, impacted by cancer.

The 4K has 6 teams of 18-25 year olds who run or cycle across the country every summer, uniting communities along the way who have been impacted by cancer. 4K participants fundraise a minimum of $4,500 for UCF before embarking on this journey of a lifetime.

During the trip, individuals gain personal and professional skills including but not limited to writing, conflict management, leading amongst peers, advertising, young adult cancer education, public speaking, etc. There are various leadership positions available with the opportunity to receive internship credit or community service hours. 

When: Early to Mid June to Early August (Specific dates vary every year)

Where: Cross-Country

Contact: http://4kforcancer.org/4kforcancer@ulmanfund.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

American Red Cross Blood Drives

Seeking volunteers to provide excellent customer service as they greet donors and serve refreshments to blood donors at area blood drives. There is an application to complete and a training to attend. Volunteers over 18 years of age must pass a background check.

Where: Glen Burnie or Timonium

Contact: Terry Ann Karloff at 410-764-4602 Ext.1 or 1-800-272-0094 Ext. 1 or TerryAnn.Karloff@redcross.org or www.redcrossblood.org/gcp.

 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

 Also 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

 Bay Community Support Services (BAY-CSS)

Serving people with disabilities throughout Southern and Central Maryland.

Seeking volunteers to:
1) Provide yard care at group homes in Anne Arundel County.
2) Manage BAY-CSS's Canister Program. This is a great opportunity for a college student (18 or older) to gain leadership and managerial experience. The volunteer would be responsible for talking with business owners, coordinating pickups and deliveries, sending out reminders, etc.
3) Looking for individuals with strong communication and organization skills and with compassion and understanding to support BAY-CSS's Quality Assurance (QA) Committee. The QA Committee provides their agency with vital information on how they're succeeding in meeting their clients' needs. Individuals serving on this committee are asked to perform client interviews to help ensure that the clients are living happy and fulfilled lives, to help ensure that the clients' goals are being met, and to make BAY-CSS aware of any issues or concerns that need to be addressed. This volunteer opportunity would be perfect for college students -- particularly those in the communication field. There is a one-year commitment required for this volunteer position but scheduling is flexible.

Contact: Brandy Blackstone at 301-863-8870 x44 or blackstoneb@baycss.org or visit our website: www.baycss.org.

 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
Where: 900 Cherry Hill Road (at Veronica Avenue)
Contact: Joanna Winkler at cherryhillurbangarden@gmail.com

The Epilepsy Foundation 

Leading the fight against seizures since 1968.

Seeking a student volunteer to assist the Special Events team at their office in Landover, MD. The volunteer would be responsible for helping to plan the annual National Walk for Epilepsy as well as several other large scale fundraising events. Volunteers should have strong computer skills, strong research skills, good writing and proofreading skills, and be detail oriented.

Contact: email your resume to Adina Frazier at afrazier@efa.org. For additional information, please visit www.epilepsy.com/dare-defy-seizures/careers/special-events-intern

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

The Living Legacy Foundation

Facilitating organ & tissue donation, advocating, family support, and public education

Seeking volunteers for administrative tasks at the Arbutus Headqurters

When: This is an on-going volunteer opportunity arranged around the schedule of the volunteer.

Where: 1730 Twin Springs Road, Suite 200 Baltimore, Maryland 21227

Contact: Jeremy Robilotta at 410.242.7000 or jrobilotta@thellf.com

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

 Northwest Neighbors Connecting (NNC) 

Seeking volunteers to drive a senior to the grocery store, doctor, etc. It can be as little as one ride per month, and be willing to make a friend! Some of our seniors do not have access to transportation, and this makes it almost impossible for them to meet their needs. Through "Drive a Friend" opportunity, you will pick up a senior from their home, drive them to their appointment or to the grocery store, and then drive them home!

Where: Park Heights Neighborhood

Contact: 410-662-6620 or chaivolunteer@chaibaltimore.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

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 

Seasons Hospice needs volunteers in the Towson area to visit with those nearing the end of life. No experience needed, just a caring demeanor! You will receive training as well as extensive support.  Hours are flexible. Visits are based on your schedule.  Contact for more information or interest: Karleen Lombard - klombard@seasons.org or 888.520.6000

Team Fight  

Team Fight is a community of athletes who walk, run, swim, bike and move to raise awareness & support for the 70,000 young adults who are diagnosed with cancer every year. Whether you're male or female, young or old, and of all athletic backgrounds - join us in playing an active role in the fight against cancer!Over the years members of Team Fight have helped raise over a million dollars to help change the lives of those affected by cancer through the many direct services offered by the Ulman Cancer Fund, including its national scholarship program, nationwide Cancer to 5K survivor training program, Patient Navigation services, the UCF House, and much more. Cancer changes lives... and so can you!

When: Team Fight events take place throughout the year.  Participants choose their own race, competition or other activity to represent Team Fight and help raise awareness and support for the Ulman Cancer Fund.

Where:  Various locations throughout the Baltimore-Metro region and throughout the country.   Specific locations depend on the event selected by the participants.

Contact: 410-964-0202 (x116), teamfight@ulmanfund.org, or http://ulmanfund.org/teamfight/

Poverty and Homelessness

Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services

Seeking volunteers to assist the Annapolis office, especially during the summer and winter months, when we run the Back to School and Holiday Sharing programs. The Back to School Program provides backpacks and school supplies through donors to elementary school students that are on the free and reduced lunch list. There may be an opportunity during the Back to School Program for volunteers to assist with packing backpacks and school supplies and deliver backpacks to schools (varies from year to year). The Holiday Sharing Program provides families and seniors in need with Thanksgiving and Christmas meals and/or gifts. Students will have the opportunity to enter family and senior wish lists into our data system, answer and make phone calls, hand out gift cards, and deliver gifts.

Contact: Tanya Steele at tanya.steele@maryland.gov or 410-269-4461.

Baltimore CASH (Creating Assets, Savings & Hope) Campaign

Increasing the financial security of low-income individuals and families by providing direct services and leading a coalition of partners.

Seeking Tax Volunteers to meet individually with clients at one of 15 sites across the city & review
tax documents, Prepare tax returns using TaxWise® software, Connect clients to empowering savings opportunities like U.S. savings bonds, CDs and credit union accounts
Qualifications: Must successfully complete free tax preparation training & pass IRS certification test Must be willing to maintain client confidentiality Abilityto build rapport & discuss sensitive financial information with care Basic computer skills No prior tax experience is required, but an ability to prepare a basic tax return or basic numeracy skills are helpful
Time Requirement: A minimum of three 4-6 hour volunteer shifts during tax season
(January to April) Our greatest need is Saturdays in February when our tax sites are busiest

Contact: Sharon Baldwin, Volunteer Maryland Coordinator, at sharon@baltimorecash.org
or 410-234-2804

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 at 410-732-7777 or www.casademaryland.org

Center of Help (Centro de Ayuda

Promoting self-sufficiency and the successful integration of the immigrant Hispanic population into the greater community of Anne Arundel County.

Seeking volunteers for their Homework Club and assist students of the ESOL program (English for Speakers of Other Languages) with their homework in English, Math, Science and other subjects. The Homework Club takes place at Bates Middle School on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00pm and at Center of Help offices on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. You do not need to speak or understand Spanish (although that’s a big plus).

Contact: Jorge at 410-295-3434/3435 or at jorgegonzalezcoh@gmail.com or www.centrodeayuda.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 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Tuesdays - Fridays from 9 a.m. - 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: Volunteer Coordinator at volunteeresp@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 or 410-947-7900 ext. 201

HOPE for All

Non-profit Christian ministry serving families in need in the north Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City areas and also the Appalachian region by collecting and distributing donated school supplies, household goods and furniture, and clothing.

Seeking volunteers on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:30am to 3pm to sort donated clothing, furniture, and yard sale items as well as to help with warehouse cleanup.

Contact: Hope for All at 410-766-0372 or hopeforall72@gmail.com. The phones are only staffed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays but you can leave a message and they will get back to you. Website: www.hopeforall.us.

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: Volunteer Programs at 410-297-5332 or volunteer@mdfoodbank.org 

To volunteer, please click on  the volunteer registration button at www.mdfoodbank.org/volunteer. Note that “youth” refers to volunteers under 18 years of age.

 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

Also 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 at jreid@cc-md.org or 410-659-3763 (email preferred)

 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, at 443-986-9031 or 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 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Where: 2405 Linden Ave Baltimore, MD 21217

Contact: Stephanie Neal at sneal@stfranciscenter.org or 410-669-2612 

Success in Style (SIS)

Helps disadvantaged individuals in the community by providing them with business attire and interview coaching, so that their odds of becoming employed and self-sufficient are greater.Seeking volunteers their fashion thrift boutiques, Charity's Closet/Phil's Closet/Cherie Amour, to sort, hang, and tag clothing, and sometimes assist customers with purchases. Everything in their store is $5 and they try to only carry name-brand items. They provide training, part of which is working in Charity's Closet/Phil's Closet.

Where: Savage Mill in Savage, MD

When: Tuesday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Flexible scheduling so that volunteers can sign up for as many or as few hours as their schedule permits.

Contact: Missy Burke at missyatcharitys@gmail.com or www.successinstyle.org


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 by raking leaves.

When: Flexible

Where: Anne Arundel County
Contact: Tracey at 443-702-3064 or volunteer@bellomachre.org for more information.

EduCycle Computer Reconditioning Program

The Office of Technology Services takes campus computers and reconditions them to make them usable again. They can take volunteers Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Cook Library to file, update spreadsheets, and organize the computers. Students can email Julie Leary at .

Gunpowder Valley Conservancy

The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC) is a Baltimore County-based land trust and watershed restoration non-profit. Seeking volunteers to participate in a variety of environmental stewardship opportunities including: tree planting, stream clean-ups, rain garden installation, trail maintenance, invasive plant removal, and tree maintenance. Gain hands-on experience working in the field with an environmental organization.

Where:  Multiple locations in Baltimore County, including Loch Raven Reservoir, Parkton, Parkville, Perry Hall, White Marsh, and Middle River. Volunteers must provide their own transportation.

When: Weekends from March – November. Most events run from 10 am – 1 pm.


 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.
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.

Irvine Nature Center

Nature Preschool Volunteer. Help as a teaching aid assisting kids in outdoor exploration, hikes, and cleanup. Volunteers must be physically active (able to hike at least 2 miles). As mandated, volunteers must attend an orientation and some staff meetings. 

TUES. and/ or THURS: 8:30am to 12:00pm *must provide own transportation

 Contact for more information or interest: Kim Scotto- scottok@exploringnature.org or call 443.738.9240

Maryland Agricultural Council (MARC)

Spreading farming awareness.

Volunteer. We have a 129 acre farm that needs maintenance daily. During the year, we have events, programs, and workshops in need of volunteers. We have opportunities to work these events as well as behind the scenes advertising like social media posting. Our mission is to provide agriculture education to non-farming communities.

Hours are flexible. Volunteers can commit to 1 or 2 events per year or work with our staff more regularly. 

Location: Balt County Agriculture Center and Farm Park, 1114 Shawan Road, Cockeysville, MD 

Contact for more information or interest: Lara Murphy - lara@marylandagriculture.org or 410.887.8973

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 the Kayam Farm. 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. Monday - Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Thursday, Friday, and Sunday: 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or at another time you arrange. Open Farm Days are for groups and all ages: One Sunday a month: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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

 Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)

A national research center focused on the critical environmental challenges facing our planet in the 21st century.

Seeking citizen scientists to participate in the BiodiversiTREE research project - Last year, volunteers helped us plant approximately 20,000 trees to create an experimental forest that will be followed and studied for the next 100 years in an effort to better understand biodiversity in temperate forests. Now, we need help tracking, maintaining, and monitoring our forest. Currently, volunteers are working to tag all of the trees so that we can find them and they won’t get cut down by mowers (since many of them are only ankle to knee high) and removing a lot of the weeds that have grown up around the trees. No prior knowledge is required. As a reminder, this project takes place outside (so it can be quite hot) and lots of bending and kneeling is required. Looking forward, we will be looking for individuals, families, and groups to “adopt” plots and be responsible for plot maintenance and data collection (things like soil samples and tree measurements).

When: Wednesday afternoons from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. We also hope to add some Saturday dates.

Where: the SERC campus in Edgewater, MD.

Contact: Alison Cawood at 443-482-2271 or CawoodA@si.edu.


Watt Watchers Support Team

An energy education program provided by the Fuel Fund of Maryland.

Seeking volunteers to conduct follow up phone calls to Watt Watchers graduates. The phone calls will help graduates implement what they learned and achieve their energy saving goals. Training and materials will be provided. English and Spanish speakers needed. Volunteers are also needed to call a select group of individuals to promote our online Watt Watchers class, and encourage them to sign up.

Where: This opportunity can be done from home.

Contact: 410-235-9080 or www.wattwatchersmaryland.org 

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 

Arts and Culture

Art on Wheels

Seeking volunteers to contact and collect unwanted or forgotten artwork from the kids at an elementary school in Baltimore County (or choose one closer to where you live). Then, you can either drop it off at the Meals on Wheels office or give it to Lindsey Owens to drop off in bulk.

When: Academic School Year

Contact: Lindsey Owens at or 410-349-7653

Books for International Goodwill (B.I.G) Project

Assisting thousands of students and adults in developing countries access both textbooks and recreational reading.

Seeking individuals to sort and shelve books for future Book Sales.

When: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

Seeking volunteers to help with packing and book sales

When: 8:00 a.m.–12:00 noon on the second and fourth Saturdays each month

Where: B.I.G. Warehouse 2000 Capital Drive, Annapolis, MD

Contact: Joyce at 703-919-0069 or Steve Frantzich at 410-293-6865 or frantzic@usna.edu

Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble

Operating and managing a full-time professional troupe that performs and teaches multi-cultural percussive dance with live acoustic music for theaters, arts festivals, schools, and community events.

Seeking website assistance for migrating the existing website to a new Content Management System. Volunteer help is also needed to help with fundraising and public relations.

Seeking a graphic design volunteer to assist in creating promotional pieces for new production.

Contact: Footworks at office@footworks.org or 410.897.9299

 Historic Annapolis

Preserving the distinctive character of Maryland's capital city through public advocacy and guidelines, purchase and renovation, original research and educational programs.

Seeking volunteers to greet visitors, monitor visitor activity, and provide Annapolis historical information and historic context for exhibits

When: Saturdays and Sundays in two shifts, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Historic Annapolis is looking for a minimum commitment of two shifts per month (8 hours). The museum is climate controlled and business casual attire is required. Orientation and mentoring will be provided.

Where: Historic Annapolis Museum at City Dock

Contact: Janet Hall at Janet.Hall@annapolis.org

 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 at 443.928.0542 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 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 443.928.0542 or bborgman09@gmail.com

Theater Project: 

Connects the artists & 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