Mentor Students with US Dream Academy
The US Dream Academy program aims for every student to experience some type of mentoring. Volunteers build developmental relationships with students who are primed to work in smaller groups and receive devoted attention from a caring adult. From assisting with classroom projects, playing games, and working on social/emotional learning, volunteers have flexibility in how they connect with students. Volunteers should spend time with their mentee at least once a week or once a month.
Tutor Students with US Dream Academy
The US Dream Academy needs tutors to help students work through lessons in the US Dream Academy online literacy platform, Achieve3000, which involves reading and answering related questions. Tutors may also assist students with reading texts for fun outside of Achieve3000. The commitment to tutor is once a week.
Prep & Package Nutritious Meals with Moveable Feast
Moveable Feast prepares and packages more than 740,000 meals to 6,000 plus clients each year. Make this a possibility by assisting in the kitchen, preparing and packaging meals; including bagging produce and supplements, and making sandwiches for shelters. Volunteers can volunteer as an individual or with a group, and come regularly or just once. Packing sessions are weekdays and Sundays, 9am-12pm or 12-3pm.
Beautify Baltimore’s Vacant Lots with The 6th Branch
The 6th Branch beautifies Baltimore’s vacant lots and parks and transforms them into useful green space. Volunteers are needed to help remove overgrowth in these lots, pick up trash, plant new trees and flowers, and more. The 6th Branch is at a different site each day:
Johnston Square – Tuesdays and every 2nd Saturday, 10am-1pm.
Darley Park - Wednesdays, 10:00am-1:00pm.
Broadway East - Thursdays, 10am-1pm.
Semper Friday at Oliver Community Farm - Fridays, 10:00am – 1:00pm.
Serve a Meal at Our Daily Bread
Our Daily Bread feels between 400-800 guests each day, offering a hot meal to those experiencing poverty or homelessness. Volunteers are needed to help prepare and serve the meal each day. Lunch service is 9am-1pm. Volunteers must commit to an entire shift.
Packing Kits with Bedtime in a Box
Bedtime in a Box works to create a world where children are happy, healthy, and constantly learning. They create “Bedtime Boxes” - kits that include pajamas, books, hygiene products, and more. These Bedtime Boxes are distributed to underserved children and their families to make parenting easier and materials for bedtime more accessible. Volunteers can be individuals or groups, and scheduling is flexible.
Creating Green Space with the Community Lot Team (Civic Works)
Civic Works strengthens Baltimore's communities through education, skills development and community service. Civic Works’ Community Lot Team transforms vacant lots into gardens, parks, green spaces for the whole community to enjoy. Volunteers can be individuals or groups, and scheduling is flexible.
Plant and Prune at Real Food Farm (Civic Works)
Civic Works strengthens Baltimore's communities through education, skills development and community service. Civic Works’ Real Food Farm works toward a just & sustainable food system by improving neighborhood access to healthy food & providing experiential education. Volunteer to weed, mulch, plant, harvest, prune, and more! Volunteers can be individuals or groups, and scheduling is flexible.
Make Homes Safer with Cities for All Ages (Civic Works)
Civic Works strengthens Baltimore's communities through education, skills development and community service. Civic Works’ Cities for All Ages program helps seniors age in place, and volunteers are needed to do basic maintenance and beautification like yard work, painting, deck repair, etc. Volunteers can be individuals or groups, and scheduling is flexible.
Package Meals for Baltimore’s Seniors with Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels enables people to live independently at home by providing nutritious meals, personal contact, and related services. Volunteer to pack meals in the main office kitchen, cutting fruit, bagging bread, and more! Meals on Wheels needs 3,500 bags of bread and 1,600 fruit cups every day, so volunteers’ efforts are greatly needed! Small groups of volunteers are needed, scheduling is flexible.
Delivering Smiles & Meals with Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels enables people to live independently at home by providing nutritious meals, personal contact, and related services. Volunteers are needed to help deliver meals to the more than 1,800 clients across the community that Meals on Wheels serve each day. Volunteers save Meals on Wheels about $64 by delivering meals; the equivalent of fully sponsoring 8 meals! Commitment is 10:30am-1pm on the same day weekly or monthly.
Be a Big Brother or Big Sister with Jewish Community Services
The Jewish Big Brother Big Sister Program actualizes Jewish Community Services’ mission to help families feel supported by and connected to the Jewish community in ways that are meaningful to them. Jewish Big Brothers and Big Sisters provide one-on-one mentoring, guidance, support and friendship to Jewish children and teens. Volunteers are asked to commit to seeing their “littles” 2-3 times each month for a minimum of one year.
Make “Connections” with Jewish Community Services
Jewish Community Services’ mission is to help families feel supported by and connected to the Jewish community in ways that are meaningful to them. The “Connections” program serves adults who are differently abled. Volunteers are needed to attend and participate in holiday programs like the annual Passover Seder, Purim Party, and Chanukah Party. The events are held on weeknight events. Volunteers can be individuals or small groups, and opportunities are date-bound.