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Adelante Familia/House of Ruth (TOPIC: women, domestic violence, bilingual services)

2201 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218

Volunteer Coordinator: Faith Savill
Phone: 410.554.8449
Email: volunteers@hruthmd.org

Website: http://www.hruth.org/about-volunteers.asp

Mission/Description: The House of Ruth Maryland leads the fight to end violence
against women and their children by confronting the attitudes, behaviors and
systems that perpetuate it, and by providing victims with the services necessary to rebuild their lives safely and free of fear.  “Our vision is that one day, every woman in Maryland will be safe in her own home.”

Adelante Familia is an additional location dedicated to the eradication of intimate partner violence in the Latino community.

The addresses of the centers are undisclosed for the safety of the clients, however the House of Ruth is in the 21218 area and Adelante Familia is in Highlandtown, 21224.


Service-Learning Opportunities: Playroom aide, help organize incoming donations, volunteer at the resale boutique (Ruth's Closet), help with fundraising, work with abuse
intervention services, and several others depending on your interest.

Minimum # of Hours: One year minimum.

Times When Needed: Varies depending on the position you choose. 


Application Process: Download the Volunteer Application from their website                                                             under Get Involved/Volunteer Opportunities.  Mail or fax to                                                       Ms. Savill.  She will call you within several days to start the                                                       background check process.

Time needed to be placed: 3 – 4 weeks

Background Check Req.: Yes, student must pay for it.  It must be violence free.

Orientation/Training: Extensive 10 hour training is required.
Special Requirements: Adelante Familia requires fluency in Spanish.
 Transportation: MTA Routes #33 and #19 service the 21218 location. 

MTA #10 and #22 serve the 21224 location.



Baltimore Humane Society (TOPIC: animals)

1601 Nicodemus Road
Reisterstown, MD 21136

Volunteer & Foster Coordinator: Daneille Kirchstein
Phone: 410.833.8848 ext. 223
Email: volunteer@bmorehumane.org

Website: www.bmorehumane.org


Mission/Description: Provide a temporary home, a safe refuge, and care for unwanted and homeless animals. Work aggressively to place each animal that comes to our shelter in a loving, permanent home. Strive to end the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable animals by promoting and offering affordable spaying and neutering to control the population of unwanted animals in our area and addressing the issues that cause people to give up animals. Ensure a peaceful final resting place for beloved pets through the operation of a beautiful and well-maintained cemetery for companion animals.  A no-kill shelter.

Service-Learning Opportunities: Opportunities are based on how much training you would like to receive.  Cleaning cages, washing bedding and food/water dishes, office support,
front desk greeter, maintenance of the play areas and pet cemetery, etc. requires only the volunteer orientation. Working with the animals (socializing with cats and small animals,
walking the dogs, etc.) requires additional 1 ½ hour classes. 

 Minimum # of Hours: No minimum although 8 hours per month is preferred for long                                                 term volunteers.

Times When Needed: Cleaning day is Monday 9:30 a.m. – noon

Office assistance is needed Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. –                                                            4:00 p.m.

Shelter work: Tuesday – Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  This                                                 includes front desk as well as socializing with the animals.

Application Process: Go to the website.  From the Volunteer tab, submit an online                                                   application.  You will then receive a welcome email from 

the volunteer coordinator who will let you know the times and                                                   dates for the orientation.  

Time needed to be placed:  It may take a week to process your application.  

Background Check Req.:
No

Orientation/Training: Volunteers should attend an initial 45 minute orientation which                                                 is held 4 times a month.  Additional training is required                                                             depending on the type of animal interaction you choose.                                                         Once you have registered as a volunteer you will have                                                             access to information on the specialized training.

Transportation: None

BARCS (TOPIC: animals)

Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter

301 Stockholm Street

Baltimore, MD 21230

Volunteer Coordinator: Laura Griffiths
Phone: 410.396.4695
Fax: 410.783.6266 

Email: volunteer.BARCS@gmail.com

Website: baltimoreanimalshelter.org

Mission/Description: The Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter takes in homeless, neglected, and unwanted animals in Baltimore City.
BARCS' mission is to accept and care for all animals in need and promote responsible pet ownership for a more humane community in Baltimore City.

Service-Learning Opportunities:
Short term volunteers:  No minimum hours required.  Cleaning cages, washing bedding and food/water dishes, office support.

Long term volunteers: 8 hours per month for 6 months required.  Animal care, customer service, community programs.

Minimum # of Hours: See above.

Times When Needed: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Saturday and                                                   Sunday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Holidays 7:00 a.m. –                                                          3:00 p.m.


Application Process: Submit an online application.  It can also be faxed or mailed                                                     using the information above.  You will then receive an email to                                                 schedule an orientation session.

Time needed to be placed: 1 – 2 weeks.

Background Check Req.:  No

Orientation/Training: All volunteers must attend an initial orientation. Additional                                                         training is required for long term placement depending on the
                                                type of work you choose.

Special Requirements: Must show proof of health insurance.

Transportation:

BCCC’s Refugee Youth Project (TOPIC: youth, immigration, education)

3516 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224

Volunteer Coordinator: Brittany DeNovellis
Phone: 410.558.3258
Email: rypvolunteerspecialist@gmail.com

Website: www.refugeeyouthproject.org

Schools:

Moravia Park Elementary
201 Frankford Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21206
Pre-K – 5th grade
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5:45

Patterson High School
100 Kane Street
Baltimore, MD 21224
9th through 12th grade
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3:35 – 5:15

Catonsville
1040 S. Beechfield Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21229
Middle and high school
Mondays and Thursdays, 3:45 – 5:45

Mission/Description: 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. The RYP is committed to its mission of creating a safe environment for refugee children to improve their literacy skills, enhance their knowledge of American culture, engage in enriching extracurricular activities, and grow to be confident, caring individuals.

Service-Learning Opportunities:  They are seeking after-school program tutors to work one-on-one with refugee students to ensure their homework is accurate and complete, help increase students’ vocabulary and basic math skills, and provide social support by playing games, assisting with art projects, and building meaningful relationships with students.  

Minimum # of Hours: At least one day per week for 13 to 15 weeks.      

Times When Needed: Semesters: late September to early December; late January                                                   to late May.  See the list of schools above for days and                                                  times.

Application Process:            Program information for the upcoming year is typically                                                             released in August.  Email Brittany DeNovellis, the volunteer                                                   coordinator, at the email address above to receive an                                                             application, information about program times and dates and                                                   orientation dates and locations.

Time needed to be placed: Must sign up before the semester begins.

Background Check Req.: Yes, $15 paid by the student.

Orientation/Training:  3 hour orientation required.

Special Requirements:

Transportation: Varies depending on the school chosen.

Beans and Bread (TOPIC: hunger, food services)

402 South Bond Street
Baltimore, MD 21231

Volunteer Coordinator: Catherine David
Phone:
410.732.1892 ext. 111
Email: catherine.david@vincentbaltimore.org

Website: www.vincentbaltimore.org

Mission/Description: Beans and Bread is a homeless day resource program that serves 300 people daily with meals, healthcare, showers, laundry, employment services, case management, housing referrals and placements, mail receipt, and telephone access.

Service-Learning Opportunities: Volunteers work in the meal program serving food.

Minimum # of Hours: Volunteers must stay for the entire shift.

Times When Needed: Monday – Friday, Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and                                                               Lunch: 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, Lunch: 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Application Process: Submit the online General Volunteer Application. You will                                                         receive an email from the volunteer coordinator letting                                                             you know what times are available.   

Time needed to be placed: 1 week

Background Check Req.: No.

Orientation/Training:
10 minutes before the meal service the first time you work

Special Requirements: Closed toe shoes.  You will need to wear a hairnet (provided)                                                 or you can bring a hat with you.

Transportation: MTA #10 to Gough Street, 3 minute walk to the center. Charm                                                 City Circulator (free bus) passes the center.

Comments:         Groups up to 5 can volunteer by contacting the volunteer                                                         coordinator but you must contact her 4 weeks in advance.                                                       Groups of up to 12 are welcome but need to contact the                                                         coordinator several months in advance.  NOTE: For Fall                                                         2016, there are no openings for groups on Saturdays.                                                             Openings begin after January 2017.

Believe in Tomorrow House at Johns Hopkins (TOPIC: youth with critical illnesses, family and youth programming)

1915 McElderry Street
Baltimore, MD 21205

Contact: Jackie Selway
Phone: 410.614.2560
Email: jselway@believeintomorrow.org

WEB: www.believeintomorrow.org

Mission/Description: Believe In Tomorrow provides exceptional hospital and respite housing services to critically ill children and their families. They are committed to keeping families together during a child’s medical crisis, and believe that the gentle cadence of normal family life has a powerful influence on the healing process.

Service-Learning Opportunities:

Home Helpers – using Clorox wipes, clean every surface in the home; water plants;                                 straighten public rooms.  Cleanliness is very important for the children with           serious health issues. 

Theme Dinners (i.e. taco night, Italian night for 25 people) – provide, prepare and clean                           up dinner for the children and their families.  Join them for dinner in the                           large dining room.

Both opportunities enable students to interact with the children and their families.


Minimum # of Hours: No minimum.           

Times When Needed: Home Helpers are needed any day 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.                                                     Theme Dinners are served every day starting at 6:00 p.m. 

Application Process: Go to the website to fill out and submit the Volunteer                                                               Application.  

Time needed to be placed: Several days at the most.

Background Check Req.: No

Orientation/Training: None

Special Requirements: No tank tops or cut off shorts.  Jeans and T-shirts are fine.

Transportation: The house is two blocks from the main entrance of Johns                                                       Hopkins Hospital.  There are numerous buses to Hopkins as                                                   well as the Johns Hopkins metro stop.

Comment: Group volunteering is possible for up to 9 people.

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Blue Water Baltimore (TOPIC: environment)

3534 Belair Road
Baltimore, Maryland

Contact: Katie Dixs
Phone: 410.254.1577 ext. 100
Email: volunteer@bluewaterbaltimore.org

Website:  bluewaterbaltimore.org

Mission/Description: Blue Water Baltimore is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to restore the quality of Baltimore’s rivers, streams and harbor to foster a healthy environment, a strong economy, and thriving communities.

Service-Learning Opportunities:  Plant and prune trees, assist at Herring Run Nursery in spring and summer, clean up streams and many other opportunities.

Minimum # of Hours: No minimum.

Times When Needed: Visit the events calendar on their web site.

Application Process: Go to the website and click on Take Action/Calendar of                                                           Events.  Click on an event and fill out and submit the                                                               registration form at the bottom.       

Time needed to be placed: Varies depending on the events scheduled.  

Background Check Req.: No

Orientation/Training: None

Special Requirements: Wear clothes and sturdy (closed-toe) shoes that you don’t                                                        mind getting dirty or wet. Bring a bottle of water.

Transportation:  Varies by location of event.

Book Thing (TOPIC: literacy)

CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO A FIRE.  PLANS ARE TO RE-OPEN IN LATE FALL.

3001 Vineyard Lane
Baltimore, MD 21213

Volunteer Coordinator: Russell Wattenberg
Phone: 410.662.5631
Email: bookthing@bookthing.org

Website:
www.bookthing.org

Mission/Description: The Book Thing collects and sorts books during the week and gives them away on Saturdays and Sundays. It is a free book store that gives books to the community, on the sole condition that those who take them do not resell them for profit.

Service-Learning Opportunities: Sort and shelve donated books. 


Minimum # of Hours: No minimum.

Times When Needed: During regular store hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 9:00                                                              a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Special volunteer hours: Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Application Process:           None.  Arrive ready to work. 

Time needed to be placed: Immediate.

Background Check Req.: No

Orientation/Training: None

Special Requirements: None

Transportation: MTA #8, #3, #12 and #22 to Greenmount Avenue.

Comment: Call ahead if 2 or more people will be volunteering together.

CCBC Childcare Center - Catonsville  (TOPIC: early childhood education)

800 South Rolling Road 

Baltimore, MD 21228 

Contact: Caroline Barringer
Phone: 443.840.4242
Email: cbarringer@ccbcmd.edu

 Website: ccbcmd.edu/resources-for-students/childcare-services

 Mission/Description: The Catonsville Campus Childcare Center offers age appropriate programs for children from infancy through school-age at the campus. The center promotes knowledge and understanding of children within these age groups. 

Service-Learning Opportunities: Students assist teachers in the classroom.  Students may be helping with snacks, going onto the playground with the children, reading to them, helping them with projects – whatever the teacher needs.  The students working with the children are always under the direct supervision of the teacher

 

Minimum # of Hours: No minimum

Times When Needed: Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 3:00                                                 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Application Process: Students  must call the director, Ms. Caroline Barringer, to be                                                 placed on the volunteer calendar.

Time needed to be placed: Students can be placed quickly, usually that week.  However,                                                   at the end of the semester with many students trying to fulfill                                                   the requirement, it could take a week or more.

Background Check Req.: No

Orientation/Training: None

Special Requirements: Experience and/or enjoyment of children.

Transportation: MTA bus route #77

CCBC  Childcare Center - Dundalk (TOPIC: early childhood education)

7200 Sollers Point Road

Baltimore, Maryland 21222


Contact: Pat Shafer
Phone: 443.840.3190
Email: pshafer@ccbcmd.edu
 
Website: ccbcmd.edu/resources-for-students/childcare-services

Mission/Description: The CCBC Childcare Center offers age appropriate programs for children ages 2 through 5. The center promotes knowledge and understanding of children within this age group. 
 
Service-Learning Opportunities: Students assist teachers in the classroom.  Students may be helping with snacks, going onto the playground with the children, reading to them, helping them with projects – whatever the teacher needs.  The students working with the children are always under the direct supervision of the teacher.
 

Minimum # of Hours: No minimum

Times When Needed: Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Application Process: Email the director, Ms. Pat Shafer, at the address above to be                                                 placed on the volunteer calendar.

Time needed to be placed: 2 weeks. However, at the end of the semester with many                                                         students trying to fulfill the requirement, it could take longer.                                                   It is also possible that there may not be any opportunities                                                         remaining.

Background Check Req.: No

Orientation/Training: None

Special Requirements: Experience and/or enjoyment of children.

Transportation: MTA bus route #31

CCBC Childcare Center - Essex  (TOPIC: early childhood education)

7201 Rossville Boulevard 

Baltimore, MD 21237 


Contact: Merri Cage

Phone: 443.840.1631

Email: mcage@ccbcmd.edu


Website: ccbcmd.edu/resources-for-students/childcare-services


 Mission/Description: The CCBC Childcare Center offers age appropriate programs for children from infancy through school-age at the campus. The center promotes knowledge and understanding of children within these age groups. 

Service-Learning Opportunities: Students assist teachers in the classroom.  Students may be helping with snacks, going onto the playground with the children, reading to them, helping them with projects – whatever the teacher needs.  The students working with the children are always under the direct supervision of the teacher.

 

Minimum # of Hours: No minimum

Times When Needed: Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Application Process: Email the director, Ms. Merri Cage, to be placed on the                                                           volunteer calendar.

Time needed to be placed: Two days.  However, at the end of the semester with many                                                      students trying to fulfill the requirement, it could take a week                                                    or more.

Background Check Req.: No

Orientation/Training: For a student only fulfilling several hours, no.  If a student                                                       wants to volunteer on an ongoing long term basis, yes.  

Special Requirements: Experience and/or enjoyment of children preferred.

Transportation: MTA bus route #55

CCBC Children's Developmental Class, Essex (TOPIC: youth, disability services, autism)

7201 Rossville Boulevard
Wellness and Athletics Center
Baltimore, MD 21237

Contact: Marcia Hill
Phone: 443.840.1387
Email: mhill@ccbcmd.edu

Website: www.ccbcmd.edu/cdc

 
Mission/Description: The Children’s Developmental Class helps children with special needs, ages 1 -14, manage their unique challenges. We
assist children, ages 1 - 14, in strengthening motor skills, reinforcing communication and language skills, and enhancing social skills through
individual and group activities.

Service-Learning Opportunities: Children’s sessions are a one-on-one Fun with Friends program using the Floortime approach, which builds on child’s interests to establish personal social interactions in a non-threatening way.  Children learn skills through play.

 
Minimum # of Hours:
Must stay for the entire shift

Times When Needed: 9 sessions on Saturdays, 8:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Fall 2016 Dates: September 10, 17, 24; October 8, 15, 29;                                                       November 5,  12, 19

Application Process:            None.  Come to the Essex Wellness Center. They’d                                                                 love to have your help.

Time needed to be placed: Immediate.

Background Check Req.: No

Orientation/Training: 15 minute orientation before each day.

Special Requirements:  Volunteers must be at least middle school age.  Feel free to                                                     bring friends or siblings with you.  They welcome everyone
who wants to volunteer.  Middle and high school students can                                                 get service learning credit for this.   

Transportation: Located on the Essex campus which is MTA bus route #55.

Comment: Scholarship opportunities for CCBC students, credited to your                                                 CCBC account, are available for those who attend all 9                                                           sessions. 
 

Catonsville Emergency Assistance (TOPIC: hunger, eviction prevention, utility turn-off prevention)

25 Bloomsbury Avenue
Catonsville, MD 21228

Contact: Deb Henkel
Phone: 410.747.4357
Email: volunteer@catonsvillehelp.org

Website: catonsvillehelp.org

Mission/Description: Catonsville Emergency Assistance serves residents in the greater Catonsville area with emergency food, eviction prevention, and utility turn-off intervention.

Service-Learning Opportunities: Volunteer duties may include picking up food donations, sorting and stacking food, preparing basic food assistance packages, and managing the store room as well as data entry and other clerical duties.


Minimum # of Hours: No minimum

Times When Needed: Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.                         They are closed on federal holidays and when Baltimore                                                         County public schools are closed due to bad weather.

Application Process: Fill in and submit the form on their website (Ways to                                                                 Donate/Donating Time) and the Volunteer Coordinator will                                                       contact you.

Time needed to be placed: Usually only several days to find an open spot.

Background Check Req.: No

Orientation/Training: A short introduction to the center on your first visit.

Special Requirements: Some heavy boxes may need to be carried up stairs. 

Transportation: MTA bus routes 77 and 107 go up Bloomsbury.  MTA route                                                     #10 goes up Frederick Road.  

Comments:           They cannot accommodate more than 3 students                                                                      volunteering at a time.  Please do not go with a large group.

Chimes (TOPIC: disability services)

Locations:

3630 Milford Mill Road

Baltimore, MD 21244 


3185 Kelso Drive                                       

Essex, MD 21221


4814 Seton Drive

Baltimore, MD 21215


Contact: Robert Collins
Phone: 410.585.2068

Website: www.chimes.org/maryland

Mission/Description: Lead, support and promote the efforts of each business component within the Chimes Family of Services. Recognizing the uniqueness of each customer and market, we will ensure individually and collectively the highest quality and cost effective community supports and employment opportunities to help people have better lives.

Service-Learning Opportunities:

Administrative work: data entry, organizing paper work, etc.

        Assist with job training which gives participants the opportunity to experience a real                      work environment. 

Helping with activities at the day program with lower functioning persons served. 


 

Minimum # of Hours: 16 – 20 hours preferred

Times When Needed: Job training programs run Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00                                                          p.m. at the Milford Mill Road and Kelso Drive locations.          Activity programs run Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.                                                          at the Seton Drive location.

Application Process: Contact the volunteer coordinator, Mr. Robert Collins, to                                                         discuss the location you would like to attend.  He will email                                                        you an application to complete the process.

Time needed to be placed: 2 weeks

Background Check Req.: No, but a driving record may be done if you are going to be                                                     on any van related tasks.

Orientation/Training: Provided on your first day of volunteering.

Special Requirements: Ask about any dress code for the opportunity you choose                                                         when talking to the volunteer coordinator.  It varies by task                                                       and location.              

Transportation:

Christopher Place (TOPIC: homelessness, employment services)

725 Fallsway                                                       
Baltimore, MD 21202                         

Contact: Kim Kahl

Phone: 443.986.9031 between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Email: kkahl@cc-md.org

 Website: catholiccharities-md.org

Mission/Description: Christopher Place is a residential program that promotes the transformation of formerly homeless men. The program offers counseling, education and vocational training, life management skills and case management.


Service-Learning Opportunities:
Meal preparation, delivery to the dining room, eat and interact with the residents.


Minimum # of Hours:
Must stay for the entire shift.

Times When Needed: 7 days a week, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Application Process: Call Ms. Kim Kahl to be placed on the schedule.

Time needed to be placed: 2 – 3 weeks.

Background Check Req.: No

Orientation/Training: Short orientation (10 minute) on your first time volunteering.

Special Requirements: No open-toed shoes, tank tops or shorts.  Must wear a hairnet                                                 but you can bring a cap if you prefer.

Transportation: MTA route #36.

Community Assistance Network (CAN) Food Pantry (TOPIC: poverty, nutrition)

7900 E. Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21224

Volunteer Coordinator: April Stevens
Phone: 410.285.4674 ext. 211
Email: astevens@canconnects.org.

Website: www.canconnects.org

Mission/Description: CAN is a Baltimore County-based non-profit organization, established in 1965 as part of a national network of over 1,000 Community Action Agencies. The network was designed to work in partnership with the community to develop, strengthen and support programs that reduce vulnerability among the poor as well as promote growth, stability and self- sufficiency among low-income residents of Baltimore County.  This reinforces the most basic principle of the Community Action Partnership: "Helping People. Changing Lives." 

Service-Learning Opportunities: Sort and package food, unload donations from trucks.

 

Minimum # of Hours: No minimum

Times When Needed:

Application Process: Contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Ms. April Stevens, to be                                                     sent an application

Time Needed to be Placed: 1 week

Background Check Req: No

Orientation/Training: A brief orientation the first time you volunteer

Special Requirements: Able to lift boxes of food

Public Transportation: 

Comment: Can accommodate groups of up to 10 people.

Eastside Family Emergence Shelter (TOPIC: homlessness)

Operated by the Community Assistance Network (CAN)

9100 Franklin Square Drive

Baltimore, MD 21237

Contact: April Stevens

Phone: 410.285.4674 ext. 211

Email: astevens@canconnects.org.

Website:  www.canconnects.org



Mission/Description: CAN's purpose in operating shelters is to provide a safe, clean, supportive community to help stabilize individuals experiencing homelessness in Baltimore County, by promoting self-worth, encouraging personal responsibilities, and providing linkages to community resources.

Service-Learning Opportunities: Assist in preparing and serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, clean up after meals.
 

Minimum # of Hours: No minimum

Times When Needed: Weekdays
Breakfast 6:30 a.m. – 7:15 a.m.                                                    Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.                                                   Dinner 6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

        Weekends

        Breakfast 7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.                                                                                                  Lunch 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.                                                                                                     Dinner 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Application Process: Contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Ms. April Stevens, to                                                         receive an application and information about the background                                                   check.

Time Needed to be Placed: 1 - 2 weeks

Background Check Req: Yes, children are in the shelter.

Orientation/Training: A brief orientation the first time you volunteer.

Special Requirements:

Transportation:         Adjacent to the Essex campus.  MTA route #55.

Comment: Can accommodate groups of up to 12 people.

Epiphany House (TOPIC: senior citizens)

5610 York Road

Baltimore, MD 21212

Phone: 410-323-0908
Contact: Valerie Walker

Website: http://habitatamerica.com/communities/epiphany-house/


Mission/Description: Epiphany House, conveniently located on York Road in the Mid-Govans neighborhood of Baltimore City, offers comfortable efficiency apartments for those ages 55 and over with low incomes and disabilities. The residents live in an independent living apartment.

Service-Learning Opportunities: Visiting with seniors, recreational activities aide, socializing with residents during lunch (bring your own lunch), build up a rapport and assist the seniors with small tasks they may need.


Minimum # of Hours:
No minimum             

Times When Needed: Tuesday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Application Process: (1) go to GEDCO.org and fill out the online application form.                                                   (2) contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Ms. Valerie Walker, to                                                    be placed on the schedule.

Time needed to be placed:  1 week

Background Check Req.: No


Orientation/Training: Yes, a small tour and introduction the first time you volunteer.

Special Requirements:                       

Transportation: MTA Routes #8, #12, and #48 travel on York Road.  Epiphany                                                 House is at York Road and Bellona Avenue.


Esperanza Center (TOPIC: immigration, bilingual services, employment services, English tutoring)

430 South Broadway                                         

Baltimore, MD 21231                        

                                                                        
Contact: Eric Seymour

Phone: 443.825.3423

Email: eseymour@cc-md.org

Website: www.catholiccharities-md.org/immigrants/?referrer=https://www.google.co.in/


 

Mission/Description: The Esperanza Center is a comprehensive immigrant resource center that offers hope and essential services to people who are new to the United States.  Our dedicated volunteers provide services and referrals, ESL, education, healthcare, and low-cost immigration legal services to thousands of immigrants each year.


Service-Learning Opportunities: Volunteers will be working with the English as a Second Language program.  They will be trained in the program and then work with adults.



Minimum # of Hours:          20 hours of tutoring, 2 hours per week for 10 weeks.  Plus 4                                                     hours of training.

Times When Needed: The first 10 week session begins October 3,  2016

                                              You must pick a shift and keep it for the entire 10 weeks.

    Monday. Wednesday and Friday, 10:00 a.m. - Noon       

                                                    Tuesday and Thursday,  from 1:30  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

     Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Application Process:           Go to the Esperanza website, click on Get Involved, fill out the                                                online application.  Or, contact the Volunteer Manager, Mr.                                                      Eric Seymour.      

Time needed to be placed:  By the start of the session if steps are followed.

Background Check Req.:     No

Orientation/Training:            A 3 1/2 to 4 hour training is required.  When you apply you will                                                 be asked to pick a session.  The sessions for fall 2016 are:
                                                     September 21, 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
                                                     September 24, 8:30 a.m. - Noon
                                                     October 1, 8:30 a.m. - Noon
                                                It could be 4 hours depending on how many questions                                                             attendees ask.

Special Requirements:


Transportation:                    
The Charm City Circular (free bus) runs near the center.  MTA                                                 routes #10 and #30.

Gather Baltimore (TOPIC: food services)

2800 Sisson Street

Baltimore, MD 21211


Website: gatherbaltimore.org


Mission/Description: First and foremost, we hope to decrease the prevalence of food deserts in Baltimore City by providing healthy food to communities in these areas. Second, we hope to address the serious issue of food waste. Did you know that approximately 40% of all food in the United States never gets eaten?

Service-Learning Opportunities: Helping with Blue Bag preparation, a week of groceries for a family of four, which occurs every week.  Occasionally picking up unsold food from wholesalers, supermarkets, and farmer’s markets; and gleaning - going to local farms to harvest the fields after the farmers have completed their
harvest (usually starts in May). Additional help is needed to unload, sort, and load food onto trucks for delivery.

 
Minimum # of Hours: No minimum

Times When Needed: Blue Bag preparation typically occurs every Thursday-Sunday                                                 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Application Process: Go to their sign up page at
www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084daaac28a3fe3-weekly2

Time needed to be placed: Immediate if space is available on the sign up page.

Background Check Req.: No

Orientation/Training: No

Special Requirements:         None

Transportation:           

Comment: Work days can be cancelled if there are not enough food                                                         donations.  Following on Facebook is the best way find up
        to date information.

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland (TOPIC: youth)

4806 Seton Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215


Contact: Jennifer Gibbs-Keith
Phone: 410.358.9711
Email: jgibbs@gscm.org

Website: gscm.org

Mission/Description:  Girl Scouts build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. GSCM is committed to continuing the legacy
of Girl Scouts’ founder: Juliette Gordon Low who organized the first Girl Scout troop in Savannah, Georgia on March 12, 1912; her mission was to help girls and
young women realize their full potential outside of the home. 

Service-Learning Opportunities: For short term volunteers, event assistance or office support is available.  Events could be cookie events, environmental, STEM etc.  Look at the website and click on Events at the bottom.

 
Minimum # of Hours: No minimum

Times When Needed:         Times vary according to the event. 

Application Process:            Go to the website, click on For Volunteers/Become a Troop                                                     Leader fill out the forms and submit online.  (Everyone starts                                                   with Become a Troop Leader even one day volunteers.)  In                                                     the space for Troop Number, put the name of the event.  For                                                   help with the form, contact Ms. Jennifer Gibbs-Keith.

Time needed to be placed: A background check takes at least 2 weeks.

Background Check Req.: Yes, paid by the student.  The price varies according to the                                                      information it needs to verify.  After filling out the form it will                                                      tell you how much the cost will be.  The minimum is $6.50.  If                                                  you need assistance with the cost, print the form and fill it                                                        out.  Either mail it or take the form to the office and they will                                                    help you as much as they can.

Orientation/Training: Girl Scouting 101 is for those with no experience in girl                                                             scouting.  It is also a prerequisite for other more                                                                       specialized training i.e. camping.

Special Requirements:       

Transportation: Varies by event location

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland (TOPIC: GLBTQ) 

1000 Cathedral Street, 3rd floor
Baltimore, MD 21201

Phone: 410.777.8145
Email: info@glccb.org

Website: www.glccb.org


Mission/Description: The mission of the GLCCB is to be a catalyst for uniting and empowering sexual and gender minorities in Baltimore and
Maryland, and to advocate for a better quality of life for the entire community.
 
Service-Learning Opportunities: Help plan pride events, join a committee or group, share your special skills or provide office support. 
See their list of areas of need on the website under Get Involved/Volunteer.  The volunteer form lists opportunities and pride events.

 
Minimum # of Hours: No minimum

Times When Needed: The center is open Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. –                                                                  6:00 p.m. Special events vary.

Application Process: Submit the volunteer application on the website under                                                             Get Involved/Volunteer.

Time needed to be placed:      1 week

Background Check Req.: No

Orientation/Training: Yes.  Scheduled after they receive your volunteer application.                                                 The orientation includes the  GLCCB's history, the programs                                                   and services offered, and the volunteer opportunities                                                               available.

Special Requirements:             

Transportation: Varies by event. The main office is close to the Light Rail                                                         Cultural Center stop and MTA bus Purple line. 

Gunpowder Valley Conservancy/Chesapeake Bay Trust (TOPIC: environment)

611 Central Avenue

Towson, MD 21204


Contact:
Peggy Perry
Phone: 410.668.0118
Email: pperry@gunpowderfalls.org 

Website: gunpowdervalleyconservancy.org

Mission/Description: Members of the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC) value the beauty and bounty of the land and waterways they
call home. They believe that protecting the planet includes stewarding the ground beneath their feet.  And they understand that keeping any watershed
system running means caring for its parts.

Service-Learning Opportunities: Planting trees and tree maintenance which includes removing vines and invasive plants.  Go to their website.  Click on Volunteer and Calendar, click on the green box titled “Upcoming Volunteer Events Calendar and Registration.”

 
Minimum # of Hours: No minimum.  Projects usually last 3 hours.

Times When Needed: Varies.  Check the event calendar for dates and times.  Some                                                 are weekends and some are during the week.  They could be                                                 mornings, afternoons, or late afternoons into early evening.

Application Process: Arrive at the site at the suggested time as listed on the event                                                   calendar.  (Only community workshops require registration in                                                   advance.)

Time needed to be placed: Immediate depending on the event schedule.

Background Check Req.: No

Orientation/Training: No

Special Requirements: Wear long pants, long sleeved shirt and closed-toed shoes                                                     (boots are best.) Bring leather gloves if you have them.
Bring a filled water bottle.

Transportation: Varies, depending on event location.  The event listing will let                                                   you know where it is and where to park.

Habitat for Humanity Restore (Topic: housing, homelessness, recyling/re-use, retail, customer service)

Store Locations

505 Kane Street

Baltimore, MD 21224       

7 W. Aylesbury Road
Timonium-Lutherville, MD 21093

3741 Commerce Drive, #311
Halethorpe, MD 21227

8909 McGaw Court
Columbia, MD 21045 

711 E. Ordnance Road
Glen Burnie, MD 21226

300 North Fulton Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217

Email: volunteerrestore@habitatchesapeake.org 

Website: chesapeakerestore.org

Mission/Description: ReStores help local affiliates fund the construction of Habitat houses. Materials sold by Habitat ReStores are donated by building supply stores, contractors, manufacturers, and individuals.  In addition to raising funds, ReStores help the environment by putting useable materials into use instead of into landfills.

Service-Learning Opportunities: Volunteers assist in accepting contributions, preparing items for sale, arranging inventory on the showroom floor. Plus, our volunteers help keep our warehouse and showroom floors well organized and clean. Volunteers also assist our shoppers, providing helpful customer service, support and cashiering.


 

Minimum # of Hours: No minimum

Times When Needed: Monday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., at all six stores.                 Sundays, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Columbia and Glen                                                                 Burnie.

Application Process: Contact them with your desired dates, times and store at the                                                   email address above.  Or call 443.240.8105, Monday -                                                             Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 


Time needed to be placed: 1 – 2 weeks

Background Check Req.: No

Orientation/Training: No

Special Requirements:

Transportation: Varies by location.

Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake (TOPIC: housing, construction)

Corporate Office

Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake

3741 Commerce Drive, Suite 309
Baltimore, MD 21227

 Current projects located in: 21203, 21206, 21207, 21212, 21213, 21218, 21225, 21229, 21230

 
Contact: Shanita Simpson

Phone: 410.366.1250 ext. 111

Email: ssimpson@habitatchesapeake.org

Website: habitatchesapeake.org
 

Mission/Description: Putting faith into action, Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake brings partners together to build decent, affordable homes that change lives, empower families and strengthen communities.

Service-Learning Opportunities: Volunteers work with site staff on indoor or outdoor projects in all stages of construction, from demolition, framing, painting, flooring, landscaping and building fences, to site maintenance and cleaning.


 

Minimum # of Hours: Volunteers must commit to a full day of volunteering.  

Times When Needed: Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. with a 30-minute                                                       lunch break.

NOTE:Construction site staff reserve the right to dismiss late-                                                        arriving volunteers.

Application Process: You must go online to habitatchesapeake.org/questions-                                                          about- volunteering to notify the volunteer manager of your                                                      interest.

Time needed to be placed: 1 - 2 weeks

Background Check Req.: No

Orientation/Training: No prior training or construction experience needed.

Special Requirements:       Complete a Waiver of Liability prior to your volunteer day.         Work gloves are not provided, so please bring your own.                                                          All tools are provided although you are allowed to use your                                                         own hand tools.  No personal power tools allowed.

Transportation: Depends on the work site chosen.

Comments: Additional volunteer days are available for groups of up to 10.

        See the site below for complete information about                                                                   volunteering.                                                                                                                  habitatchesapeake.org/file/16/ConstructionVolunteeringManual.pdf

Head Start (TOPIC: youth, family, education)

Back River Head Start Center
799 Back River Neck Road
Essex, MD 21221
Offers part-day morning or afternoon Head Start from 8:30am – 12pm or 12pm – 3:30pm. 

Campfield Head Start Center
6838 Alter Road
Baltimore, MD 21207
Offers part-day morning or afternoon Head Start from 8:30am – 12pm or 12pm – 3:30pm. 

Emily Harris Head Start Center
27 Main Avenue
Catonsville, MD 21228
Offers part-day morning or afternoon Head Start from 8:30am – 12pm or 12pm – 3:30pm. 

Fleming Head Start Center
641 Main Street
Baltimore, MD 21222
Offers part-day morning or afternoon Head Start from 8:30am – 12pm or 12pm – 3:30pm.

Highland Village Head Start/Early Head Start Center
4165 McDowell Lane
Lansdowne, MD 21227
Offers part-day morning Head Start from 8:30am – 12pm. Offers full-day Early Head Start from 9am – 3pm. Wrap-around care is available for the Head Start and Early Head Start families. 

Kenwood Head Start/Early Head Start Center
4601 Fullerton Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21236
Offers part-day morning or afternoon Head Start from 8:30am – 12pm or 12pm – 3:30pm. Offers full-day Early Head Start from
9am-3pm. Wrap-around care is available for Early Head Start families. 


Merritt Park Head Start Center
1728 Merritt Park Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21222
Offers part-day morning Head Start from 8:30am – 12pm. Wrap-around care is available. 

Riverview Head Start Center
3290 Kessler Street
Lansdowne, MD 21227
Offers part-day morning or afternoon Head Start from 8:30am – 12pm or 12pm – 3:30pm. 

Towson Head Start Center
1801 Glen Keith Boulevard
Towson, MD 21204
Offers part-day morning or afternoon Head Start from 8:30am – 12pm or 12pm – 3:30pm. 


Volunteer Coordinator: Yvonne Bellamy
Phone: 443.621.9152
Email: y.headstart@yahoo.com

Website: https://ymaryland.org/programs/preschool/headstart

Mission/Description: Throughout Baltimore County, we provide a traditional Head Start program for preschool children ages 3 – 5 and an Early Head Start program for infants and toddlers, age 6 months – 3 years. Our goal is to ensure that every child is school-ready.  In fact, Baltimore County Head Start children tested 41 – 69% higher in school readiness than other low income children across the state. We work hand-in-hand with low income families and local communities to strengthen the family unit through comprehensive services.

Service-Learning Opprotunities:

  • Aid in a classroom for 3-5 year olds: Monday through Thursday, 8:00AM-3:30PM; all sites
  • Aid in a classroom for infants through 3 year old children: Monday through Friday, 8:00AM-3:30PM; at two sites, Kenwood and Highland
  • Aid in programs for parents
  • Aid in program for pregnant women
  • Create a presentation to be presented to one or more parent groups (groups or individual volunteers): topics may include health, education, etc. (this may involve an interview with a coordinator)
  • Volunteer with family service advocates, who do intakes, goal setting, and resource finding for families (best for people interested in social work). Volunteers could either work directly with families or work on creating resources.
  • Volunteer to go on Home Visits to work with families. (Ask about times/locations)
  • Complete administrative/office work

 
Minimum # of Hours: None

Times When Needed: See listing of each center.

Application Process: Email the Volunteer Coordinator, Ms. Yvonne Bellamy, and                                                     request an opportunity to volunteer.  Complete the application                                                 sent to you.

Time needed to be placed: Varies by center.

Background Check Req.: Yes, paid for by Head Start. If you are volunteering for fewer                                                   than 10 hours, background check completed by Head Start
and will take about a week. If you are volunteering for more                                                     than 10 hours, the check may require fingerprints, which can                                                   take up to three weeks.

Orientation/Training:

Special Requirements:                       

Transportation: Varies depending on the center chosen.

Helping Up Mission (TOPIC: homelessness)

1029 East Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Contact: Barry Burnett 
Phone: 410.675.HELP (4357)
Email: volunteering@helpingup.org

Website: www.helpingupmission.org

Mission/Description: Our programs are designed to help men fighting addiction and homelessness become sober, responsible members of society. At any given time, we have 500 men on campus in various stages of recovery. Their needs are as diverse as the population we serve, and we strive to meet each man where he is with the love of God and the comprehensive services that can lead him to wholeness.

Service-Learning Opportunities: Serve lunch or dinner seven days a week.  You could be in the kitchen or serving out front.  You will have the opportunity to interact with the residents in any position you are assigned.

 

Minimum # of Hours: Must stay for the entire shift.

Times When Needed: Lunch is 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.                                                    Dinner is 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Application Process: Call the volunteer coordinator, Mr. Barry Burnett, to be placed                                                 on the schedule.

Time needed to be placed: Could be one month or more.

Background Check Req.: No

Orientation/Training: Not required for one time volunteers but there is a one hour                                                     tour available.

Special Requirements:         Must wear closed toe shoes, long pants.  No tank tops or                                                         bare midriff tops.  Hair nets are provided but a cap could be                                                     worn instead.

Transportation: MTA routes # 10 and 40X also Charm City Circular free bus.

Comment: A one and one-half hour tour, without volunteering, can be                                                       arranged with Mr. Barry Burnett.  Mr. Burnett can also                                                             arrange the opportunity to meet some of the residents.

Hope Forward (TOPIC: youth, foster care)

1 N. Charles Street, Suite 1102B
Baltimore, MD 21201       

 

Contact: Susan Emfinger

Phone: 410.856.1700 ext. 102

Email: semfinger@hope-forward.org


Website: www.hope-forward.org


Mission/Description: Connects transitioning and former foster youth ages 17-25 to housing, employment, educational and mental health resources and supportive individuals and networks.

Service-Learning Opportunities: Assistance with special events, communications assistance in posting items to facebook.  They are still working on ideas.


Minimum # of Hours: No minimum

Times When Needed: Varies based on the event. Needs vary and the times vary.

Application Process:           Contact Ms. Susan Emfinger, Director of Business and                                                             Community Relations, to discuss what they have at the time.  

Time needed to be placed: 1 week

Background Check Req.: No

Orientation/Training: None

Special Requirements:

Transportation: Located at Charles and Baltimore Street.  Many MTA routes                                                   go there including #10, #11, #15, #20, #23, #35, #36, #40.

International Rescue Committee (TOPIC: immigration, mentoring)

3516 Eastern Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21224


Contact: Taylor Jenkins
Phone: 410.327.1885 ext. 182
Email: taylorjenkins@rescue.org


Website: rescue.org

Mission/Description: The International Rescue Committee aids refugees from other countries adjust to a new life in the U.S.

Service-Learning Opportunities: Some duties may include assisting IRC employees with orientation and accompanying refugees to various appointments.


Minimum # of Hours:

Times When Needed: Days and time vary

Application Process: Contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Mr. Taylor Jenkins, to                                                       receive an application.  Or download their application from http://goo.gl/OGY9NY

Time needed to be placed: Process takes two weeks.

Background Check Req.: Yes

Orientation/Training: All volunteers must attend an orientation session.

Special Requirements: References needed

Transportation:

Junior Achievement of Central Maryland (TOPIC: youth, business, finance, management)

10711 Red Run Boulevard, Suite 110           
Owings Mills, MD 21117

Contact: Sam Hodapp
Phone: 410.363.6495

Website: www.jamaryland.org

Mission/Description: Junior Achievement is an organization that works with over 80 schools in Baltimore city and county to help young boys and girls understand business management and economics.

Service-Learning Opportunities: Volunteers work in BizTown where you will work with staff and community business professionals assisting 5th graders who are tasked with setting up their own business.  You will receive detailed instructions to help you do this.


Minimum # of Hours: One day

Times When Needed: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Application Process:           First, contact the volunteer coordinator, Mr. Same Hodapp, to                                                 find a day needing volunteers.  Second, go to their website,                                                     under Programs, fill out  the form - JA BizTown Volunteer                                                         Training. 

Time needed to be placed: Several days at the most.


Background Check Req.: No

Orientation/Training: On-line training is part of the form you fill out.  Short                                                                 orientation on the day you volunteer before the children                                                           arrive.

Special Requirements: Business casual dress, comfortable shoes. 

Transportation: MTA routes #53 and #59.

Little Sisters of the Poor (TOPIC: senior adults, activities)

1601 Maiden Choice Lane                    
Catonsville, MD 21228-3698                  
                                                  
Contact: Sister Lawrence Mary

Phone: 410.744.9367

Email: Volbaltimore@littlesistersofthepoor.org

Website: littlesistersofthepoor.org

Mission/Description: Little Sisters of the Poor is an organization dedicated to the care of senior citizens.

Service-Learning Opportunities: Visiting with residents, assisting with activities (crafts, chair exercise programs etc.) assisting with serving residents’ meals, and other tasks as needed.


Minimum # of Hours: None

Times When Needed:

Application Process: Contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Sister Lawrence                                                                 Mary, to schedule a time.

Time needed to be placed: 1 week

Background Check Req.: Background check and TB test with fees paid by volunteer.

Orientation/Training:   Orientation is required

Special Requirements:       

Transportation:

Manna House (TOPIC: food services, hunger, homelessness, mental health, addiction, chronic illness)

435 East 25th Street                                          
Baltimore, MD 21218                       

Contact: Destiny Monks                                                                   

Phone: 410.889.3001

Email: destiny@mannahouseinc.org


Website: www.mannahouseinc.org

Mission/Description: Manna House is a non-profit organization that serves meals to homeless men, women, and children. Manna House embraces the holistic approach for providing services, be they physical, emotional, mental or spiritual; they have incorporated understanding while responding to societal ills. The clients served are faced with poverty, homelessness, mental illness and drug addiction, followed by HIV/AIDS, spousal abuse, and other chronic diseases.

Service-Learning Opportunities: Serving breakfast


Minimum # of Hours: Must stay for full shift.

Times When Needed: Every day from 7:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Application Process: Call or email the volunteer coordinator, Ms. Destiny Monks, to                                                 be placed. Download the Volunteer Application, fill it out and                                                   take it with you the first time you work.

Time needed to be placed: One week.  Weekends shifts fill quickly.

Background Check Req.:   No

Orientation/Training: None

Special Requirements:       

Transportation: MTA routes #8, #12, and #48 to Greenmount Avenue and                                                       25th Street.

Comment: Groups of 7 to 8 can volunteer at one time.

Maryland Council for Special Equestrians(TOPIC: disability services, animals)

2501 Frederick Road                                         
Catonsville, MD 21228

Contact: Angie Schwartz                                                                   

Phone: 443.388.0364
Email: aschwartz1506@yahoo.com

Website: mcsepride.org

Mission/Description: The Maryland Council for Special Equestrians (MCSE) is a non-profit organization providing equine facilitated therapies to children and adults with disabilities. Our unique and specialized riding program offers participants immeasurable physical and therapeutic benefits while the career based vocational training teaches equine facility skills. Program Instructors engage participants in meaningful activities that foster self-esteem and confidence and life skills coaching. The program's horses and ponies are gentle, well-mannered, and specialty trained. The MCSE team is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults with disabilities.

Service-Learning Opportunities: Volunteers are needed mornings, afternoons, and evenings. No previous horse experience is necessary. Duties range from grooming horses and working in the barn to assisting riding instructors and riders.

Therapeutic riding lessons for adults and children with physical and emotional challenges are held for 8 weeks in the spring and 8 weeks in the fall.  Volunteers will be walking alongside the rider watching that they are stable and providing encouragement and a sense of security; could be leading a horse or holding a horse while the rider is being helped on, whatever the instructor needs.

Volunteers needed to clean the barn, feed horses, etc. every day of the week, year round.


Minimum # of Hours: No minimum

Times When Needed: Riding lessons needing side walkers: Fall 2016:  September 6                                                 – October 28

Day/evening lessons:
Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and 5:00 p.m.- 8:00                                                              p.m..  

Classes run every ½ hour, volunteers can help with as many                                                       classes as they have time.  

                                                The 6:30 class is for riders who need more support and so                                                         more volunteers are needed for this class.
Volunteers can arrive ½ hour before the first class and help                                                         groom and saddle.  After the last lesson, horses need to be                                                     groomed.

Application Process: Contact Angie Schwartz to be put on the schedule.  Download                                                 the Volunteer Form from their website and take with you the                                                   first time.

Time needed to be placed: Immediately

Background Check Req.: No

Orientation/Training: Volunteer training happens on site and usually before the                                                       lessons.

Special Requirements: Wear appropriate attire for working with horses.  You will get                                                   dirty.

Transportation: None, not on a bus route.

Maryland Food Bank (TOPICS: hunger, nutrician, food services)

2200 Halethorpe Farms Road

Baltimore, MD 21227


Contact: Vacant

Phone: 410.737.8282 ext. 270

Email: 

Website: www.mdfoodbank.org

Mission/Description: The Maryland Food Bank is a nonprofit hunger-relief organization, leading the movement to end hunger throughout Maryland. For more than 35 years, the Maryland Food Bank has partnered with communities across the state to distribute food to individuals and families in need. Through carefully crafted programs, the food bank aims to meet the immediate needs of Marylanders while simultaneously working to find long-term ways to reduce hunger statewide. Currently distributing more than 120,000 meals per day—nearly 44 million meals annually—the Maryland Food Bank will continue to expand its efforts until hunger ends.

Service-Learning Opportunities: 

  • Warehouse:  Daily, tasks include repacking donated food on our conveyor system, packing assorted food kits, packing health and beauty kits, and checking expiration dates.
  • Charles T. Bauer community kitchen: Help bag and flash-freeze meals in our community kitchen.
  • Office:  On occasion, volunteers with experience in computers are needed to assist in our office. We are also in need of periodic volunteers willing to help with filing, data entry, and large mailings.


Minimum # of Hours:    Must stay for the entire shift..


Times When Needed:    Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon or 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.            Tuesday - Thursday 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the warehouse                            Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon or 12 noon - 3:00 p.m.

Application Process:    Volunteers must complete an application one week before                                                      volunteering.

Time needed to be placed: One week


Background Check Req.:     No

Orientation/Training:     All volunteers must attend a brief orientation at the beginning of                                               their shift the first time they work. 

Special Requirements:    For safety, volunteers may not wear open-toed shoes or heels.             Volunteers should dress comfortably — preferably in jeans,                                                             shorts, sweats and t-shirts. 

           For work in the kitchen, wear warm clothing.  The temperature is                                                   kept at 68 degrees.

    Use of cell phones, iPods, audio devices, headphones, and ear                                                        buds is prohibited in all areas. 

Transportation:     MTA route #36 then a 10 minute walk.  The walk is through a                                                 warehouse and industrial area.  Not recommended.

Comments:      Working in the warehouse is great for groups of 15 to 25                                                          people.

Maryland SPCA (TOPIC: animals)

3300 Falls Road                                  

Baltimore, MD 21211


Contact: Rae Borsetti                                                                        

Phone: 410.235.8826 ext. 146

Email: rae@mdspca.org

Website: mdspca.org

Mission/Description: The Maryland SPCA’s mission is to improve the lives of pets and people in the community. We are dedicated to helping both pets and people and to saving the lives of animals in the community.

Service-Learning Opportunities:  Short-term volunteering and one-day service projects are acceptable, although animal handling is not permitted in these instances.  Service learning volunteers will be assigned laundry/dishes duties, shelter cleaning or to other areas of the grounds as deemed appropriate.  Long-term volunteering required more of a committment but allows interaction with the animals.  It requires additional training.


Minimum # of Hours:       No minimum

Times When Needed:       Monday and Tuesday, 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.                               Wednesday through Friday, 9:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.                       Saturday and Sunday, 8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Application Process:       Fill out the volunteer application on their website under                                                            “Volunteer” then (on the right side) “Service Learning.”  A staff                                                member will then contact you about scheduling hours.


Time needed to be placed:  1 week

Background Check Req.: No
Orientation/Training:         None for short term volunteering, only for long term.

Special Requirements:


Transportation:

McKim Center (TOPIC: youth, tutoring)

1120 East Baltimore Street                               

Baltimore, MD 21202

(Enter the building from the back at Baltimore and Aisquith streets through the fenced in basketball court.  Use the door knocker.)


Contact: Debra Coates
Phone: 410.276.5519

Email: McKimctr@aol.com

Website: www.mckimcenter.org

Mission Statement: The McKim Community Association will provide activities and experiences that support the academic, physical, social, and spiritual growth of the children and families we serve in a safe and caring atmosphere conducive to learning. With dedication and commitment, McKim will nurture young people as they grow into caring and capable adults. McKim’s vision is to be the leading community center for the children in the Jonestown area and will be the role model of community centers in the City of Baltimore as measured by program statistics, achievement of the children, quality of staffing, volunteer support, fund raising results and community recognition.

Service-Learning Opportunities: Volunteers help the children, ages 5 – 12, with homework and assist with various other activities at the center including snacks and short field trips.


 

Minimum # of Hours: No minimum

Times When Needed: Monday through Thursday, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Application Process: Contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Ms. Debra Coates, to be                                                   put on the schedule.

Time needed to be placed: Immediate
Background Check Req.: No

Orientation/Training: A short orientation the first time you volunteer.

Special Requirements:       

Transportation: MTA routes #15, #20 and #23.  

Mosaic Community Services (TOPIC: mental illness, addiction)

Locations:

27 Mellor Avenue

Catonsville, MD  21228                     


9201 Philadelphia Road
Baltimore, MD 21237

2225 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD  21218

1931 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, MD 21093

 
Contact: Will Arrington
Phone: 410.453.9553   ext. 1182                                                   
Email: william.arrington@mosacinc.org

Website: www.mosaicinc.org

Mission/Description:  Mosaic Community Services transforms lives through comprehensive health services for people with mental illness and addictions.

Service-Learning Opportunities: Students will be volunteering with Mosaic’s Psychiatric Rehabilitation Day Program (PRP) which provides a wide-range of
support services and educational programs to promote independent living skills.  Clients suffer from mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, addiction, depression, and bipolar disorder.  Students will monitor and participate in activities that help the adult clients improve coping skills, social skills, etc.  They will also help with the meal
program.

 
Minimum # of Hours: No minimum

Times When Needed: The PRP program runs Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.     

Application Process: Send an email to Will Arrington who will send an application.                                                   Send the completed application and a resume to him to be                                                     forwarded to the coordinator of the location you choose to                                                       work in.  The center coordinator may conduct a phone                                                             interview with you. For students, Interest in the field is more                                                     important than experience.

Time needed to be placed: 2 weeks

Background Check Req.: Yes, paid by Mosaic.           

Orientation/Training: None

Special Requirements: Background or interest in psychology.                  

Transportation: Varies based on the location chosen.

Movable Feast (TOPIC: food services, terminal illness, nutrition)

901 North Milton Avenue                 
Baltimore, MD 21205                       
                                                                                
Contact: Angie Elliott

Phone: 410.327.3420, ext. 31

Email: aelliott@mfeast.org

Website: www.mfeast.org

Mission Statement: Moveable Feast provides nutritious foods and other services in order to preserve quality of life for people with HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening conditions.

Service-Learning Opportunities: Kitchen help which could be doing prep work chopping vegetables or adding seasonings, sorting the items, placing servings of foods on the trays, wrapping the trays for delivery, adding nutrition tags to the trays and many other tasks.  They will let you know what they need to be done when you arrive.  Working in the garden may also be available through Labor Day.


Minimum # of Hours: You must stay an entire shift which could be from 3 to 5                                                           hours.

Times When Needed: Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.                                                 Thursday evenings: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.                                 Weekends: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

Application Process: Contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Ms. Angie Elliott, to let her                                                 know you are from CCBC.  Go to their website and click on  Volunteer/Individual Volunteering.  You must create an                                                             account using the instructions.  You will receive an email from                                                 Ms. Elliott when your account has been set up.  At that point                                                   you need to sign up for a Meet the Feast orientation session.                                                   They are held Saturdays, Sundays, and Thursday evenings.                                                   Note: Because you are with CCBC and have let Ms. Elliott                                                       know, she will waive the need for the second orientation.                                                         After the Meet the Feast session, you will have access to the                                                   schedule and will be able to sign up for what day and time you                                                 would like to volunteer.

Time needed to be placed: 1 week

Background Check Req.: No

Orientation/Training: When you arrive, the kitchen supervisor will show you what                                                     you need to do.

Special Requirements: Close-toed shoes, long pants, no tank tops, no loose/baggy                                                     clothing that could drag in the food.                            

Transportation: MTA bus routes #35 and #13 stop at Monument and Milton, 3                                                 blocks away. 

Comment: For groups, contact Ms. Ellicott.  They can accommodate up                                                   to 25 persons.

My Brother's Keeper (TOPIC: homelessness, food services, health care)

4207 Frederick Avenue                     
Baltimore, MD 21229                       
                                                                          
Contact: Ms. Danise Jones-Dorsey

Phone: 410.644.3194, after 10:00 a.m.

Email: danise1@verizon.net

Website: www.mybrotherskeeperbaltimore.org

Mission/Description: A grass roots ministry dedicated to meeting the needs of the Irvington community, My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) has been empowering residents since the early 1980s. While we serve a variety of guests, our responsibility is to serve the most marginalized members of society. Our mission is to provide social services and tools to inspire hope and transform the Irvington community.

Service-Learning Opportunities: Food preparation, setting the dining room table, serving clients.  Experiences other than food service can be arranged.  Contact Ms. Jones-Dorsey and she will work with you to create a project.


Minimum # of Hours: None

Times When Needed: Meal Service: Monday-Saturday 8:30 a.m.- 12:30.p.m.

Application Process: Go to their website and become familiar with their services.         Print a copy of the volunteer application and send it to Ms.                                                           Jones-Dorsey.

Send Ms. Jones-Dorsey an email stating: 

                                                    - what you are interested in doing at My Brother’s Keeper
                                                    - why you want to volunteer there 
                                                    - what you hope to get out of the experience 
                                                    -  your available dates and times

Time needed to be placed: 1 week

Background Check Req.: No

Orientation/Training: Not for food service.  Special project training is as needed.

Special Requirements: See the application instructions above.

Transportation:

Comment: Classes or groups can also volunteer.  Ms. Jones-Dorsey                                                       can also work the instructors/leaders to create a special                                                           project or directed experience.

My Sister's Place (TOPIC: women, health care, homelessness, employment service)

17 W. Franklin Street                                         
Baltimore, MD 21201                       

Contact: Jackie Reid

Phone: 410.659.3763

Email: jreid@cc-md.org (preferred method)

Website: catholiccharities-md.org/my-sisters-place


Mission/Description: MSPWC is a comprehensive resource center, a single location, where women can find out where to get the help they need with health, mental health, returning to work, and financial problems.  Many services are offered at our location, including 3 meals a day, a day room shelter, and laundry facilities.

Service-Learning Opportunities: Meals.  

       Breakfast – serve what the center provides.

       Lunch and Dinner – prepare and serve meals provided by the center or provide,                    prepare and serve a meal of casserole with vegetables. 

If you cannot provide the whole meal, designed more for groups, you would be asked to provide a portion (i.e. salad, dessert) or provide an item from their wish list which can be found on the website.

 

Minimum # of Hours: Must stay for the entire shift

Times When Needed: Breakfast is 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  
Lunch is 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
Dinner is 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Application Process:   Contact Ms. Jackie Reid, bu email, to be put on the schedule.

Time needed to be placed:
1 – 2 weeks

Background Check Req.: No

Orientation/Training: None

Special Requirements: A hairnet is required and provided but you can bring a hat if                                                     you prefer.

Transportation:         It is located at Franklin and Cathedral.  MTA #320 runs on                                                       Franklin and the #3 and #11 go on Cathedral.  There is also a                                                 parking garage next door on Franklin.

Comments:        Lunch and dinner are specifically designed for groups to                                                          volunteer.  

New Lens (TOPIC: youth, media, art)

2401 Eutaw Place                                              
Baltimore, MD 21217                       
                                                                            
Contact: Zoë Reznick Gewanter

Phone: 410.383.7200

Email: zoe@newlens.info

Website: www.newlens.info

Mission/Description: New Lens is a youth driven social justice organization that makes art and media about issues where a youth perspective can inspire change. New Lens works on a variety of social issues including employment, justice, health and education issues. New Lens produces art and media on commission, teach youth in schools and communities and advocate for issues that impact young people’s lives. New Lens employ youth as leaders and through their efforts impact over 200 youth throughout the year.

Service-Learning Opportunities: Various projects are available for volunteers interested in art and media.  Examples are media work such as editing and filming videos, community organizing, and event planning.


 

Minimum # of Hours: No minimum

Times When Needed: Projects vary.  Contact Ms. Zoe Reznick Gewanter to                                                               find out what the current projects and needs are.

Application Process: Same as above.

Time needed to be placed: 1 – 2 weeks

Background Check Req.: No

Orientation/Training: None required

Special Requirements:

Transportation:

Our Daily Bread (TOPIC: hunger, homelessness, food services)

725 Fallsway
Baltimore, MD 21202

Contact: Kim Kahl

Phone: 443.986.9031 (between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.)

Email: volunteerodbec@cc-md.org


Website: http://www.catholiccharities-md.org/volunteer


Mission/Description: Our Daily Bread is a non-profit organization that serves meals to homeless men, women and children.

Service-Learning Opportunities: Students would serve breakfast and lunch.

 

Minimum # of Hours: Must work full shift

Times When Needed: Breakfast 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Weekdays
Lunch 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Daily

Application Process: Call the Volunteer Coordinator, Ms. Kim Kahl, to                                                                       schedule a shift.  Leave a message and she will call you                                                         back if she is not at her desk.  She checks messages                                                               several times a day.

Time needed to be placed: 2 – 3 weeks notice.  Up to a month at the end of the                                                                 semester when many students are trying to meet the                                                               deadline.

Background Check Req.: No

Orientation/Training: Short orientation  on your first time volunteering.

Special Requirements:

Transportation: MTA route #36.

Patapsco Valley Heritage Greenway (TOPIC: environment)

P.O. Box 96
Ellicott City, MD 21041

 
Phone: 410.480.0824
Email: info@patapscoheritagegrenway.org

Website: patapscoheritagegreenway.org


Mission/Description: The Patapsco Heritage Greenway Inc. (PHG) is dedicated to preserving, protecting, interpreting and restoring the environment, history and culture of the Valley between Daniels and Elkridge, Maryland.

Service-Learning Opportunities: Stream clean-ups, tree planting, etc.

 

Minimum # of Hours: None

Times When Needed: Primarily weekends.  Various:

                                                Fridays 1:00 p.m.  – 4:00 p.m. 

                                                Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  

                                                Sundays 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  

                                                Check their website for scheduled clean-up dates.


Application Process: You must register to volunteer on their website “Event                                                             Calendar” before 5:00 p.m. the day before the event.  Click on                                                 “Register for any Event. “

Orientation/Training: None for clean-up events.

Time needed to be placed: One day - by 5:00 p.m. on the day before a scheduled event                                                   that doesn't indicate that it is cancelled or full.

Background Check Req.: No

Special Requirements: Appropriate clothing to work outdoors and in water.

Transportation: Varies depending on the event chosen.

Paul's Place Outreach Center (TOPIC: homelessness, health care, employment services, youth, tutoring)

1118 Ward Street
Baltimore, MD 21230

Contact: Jayna Powell

Phone: 410.625.0775 ext. 121

Email: jpowell@paulsplaceoutreach.org

Website: www.paulsplaceoutreach.org

Mission: Paul’s Place is a catalyst and leader for change, improving the quality of life in the Washington Village/Pigtown neighborhood and the surrounding Southwest Baltimore communities. Paul’s Place provides programs, services, and support that strengthen individuals and families, fostering hope, personal dignity and growth.


Service-Learning Opportunities:  Assigned as you arrive based on what they need that day.  Could be: 

Hot Lunch Program: Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., must stay for the                entire shift.

Clothing Bank: sort clothes Monday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Monday through Friday                  1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.; work in the store Wednesday through Friday 11:00  a.m.                       – 12:30 p.m. (sorting is the greater need) No minimum number of hours required.

Contact the Volunteer Coordinator to arrange to do the following:

Mentoring children: grades 1 through 12, help with homework, educational games,                 general conversation, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

GED classes: tutor basic subjects, one-on-one, 3 hours once per week for 6                           weeks, Tuesday or Thursday, morning or afternoon.


 

Minimum # of Hours: Varies, see the opportunity descriptions above.

Times When Needed: Varies, see the opportunity descriptions above.

Application Process: To work with meal program or Clothing Bank, submit the                                                          online volunteer form.  If interested in working with the                                                            children’s program or tutoring for GED classes, contact the                                                      Volunteer Coordinator, Ms. Jayna Powell, at the above phone                                                  number.

Time needed to be placed: One week

Background Check Req.: Only if working with children in the mentoring program.

Orientation/Training: Only if working in the mentoring program.

Special Requirements:

Transportation: MTA  Route 36 stopping at Ward Street and Cross Street.

Comment: Good for individuals or groups up to 18 in number.

Pearlstone Center (TOPIC: environment, Judaism, animals)

5425 Mt. Gilead Road       
Reisterstown, MD 21136

Contact: Greg Strella
Phone: 410-500-5382 
Email: volunteers@pearlstonecenter.org

Website: www.pearlstonecenter.org


Mission/Description: The Pearlstone Retreat Center ignites Jewish passion.  Our retreat center, farm, and programs enable and inspire vibrant Jewish life.  Engaging Jewish, faith-based, and secular organizations, individuals, and families, Pearlstone Retreat Center serves all ages and backgrounds throughout Baltimore, the Chesapeake region, and beyond.

Service-Learning Opportunities: We promote the three R’s: Re-skill, Re-engage and Re-turn to the land. Volunteers care for our animals, weed, harvest, or take on other skilled projects.  Skilled volunteers and groups can also join us for special building, farm or trail maintenance projects, or help with events and in the office.


 

Minimum # of Hours: Three-hour blocks of time are available for individuals or                                                         groups.  General farm volunteers are expected to commit a                                                     minimum of 12 hours and 3 visits. Animal volunteers set up                                                     10-week or ten visits over fewer weeks. 

Times When Needed: Daily

Application Process:            Send an email to the volunteer department.  They will contact                                                  you with what is available at the time of year and how to sign                                                  up. 

Time needed to be placed: 1 – 2 weeks

Background Check Req.: Not for farm work

Orientation/Training:  

Special Requirements: You will usually be working outside, wear appropriate clothing.

Transportation: Not on a bus route.

Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) (TOPIC: at-risk youth, tutoring, mentoring)

Cockeysville P.A.L. Site

9835 Greenside Drive

Cockeysville, MD 21030

Contact: Anthony Hudgins II

Phone: 410.887.7708

Dundalk P.A.L. Site

15 Commerce Place

Baltimore, MD 21222

Contact: Maria Ruberti

Phone: 410.887.7229

Hillendale P.A.L. Site

1111 Halstead Road

Baltimore, MD 21234

Contact: Vacant as of 8/25/16. Ask to speak to someone about volunteering

Phone: 410.887.5561

 

Mars Estates P.A.L. Site

1498 E. Homberg Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21221

Contact: Wade Henninger

Phone: 410.887.6422
 

Shady Springs P.A.L. Site

8876 Goldenwood Road

Baltimore, MD 21237

Contact: Jason Bremer

Phone: 410.887.0505
 

Woodmoor P.A.L. Site

7111 Croydon Road

Baltimore, MD 21207

Contact: Rob Grossman

Phone: 410.887.6806 or 410.887.6807


Scotts Branch P.A.L. Site

3651 Rolling Road

Baltimore, MD 21244

Contact: Joan Ingrams

Phone:  410.922.1823
 

Landsdowne P.A.L. Site

2301 Alma Road

Baltimore, MD 21227

Contact: Lisa Ritchey

Phone: 410.887.7414


Winfield P.A.L. Site

8304 Carlson Lane

Baltimore, MD 21277

Contact: Vacant as of 8/25/16. Ask to speak to someone about volunteering

Phone: 410.887.7707


Website: http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/recreation/programdivision/pal/

 

Mission/Description: Baltimore County Police Athletic League centers provide a safe, positive and developing atmosphere for youth ages 8 to 17. Through a variety of programs offered at each center, our focus is on helping youthdevelop various aspects of their lives including, but not limited to academics, athletics, social interaction, nutrition, life skills, the arts and community service.


Service-Learning Opportunities: Help students during Homework Hour which is 3:00 – 4:00.  Lead an activity of your choice or a craft class, interact by playing sports with them, present an education program (i.e. first aid, info about fingerprinting, whatever you want to do.)  They are very open to ideas and ask only that you get involved with the kids and not just sit and observe. 


 

Minimum # of Hours: No minimum


Times When Needed: Monday-Friday 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Application Process: Contact the coordinator of the center where you would like to                                                   volunteer.  Let them know your interest, why you want to                                                         volunteer there and what you would like to do.                                                                         Complete the online background check using the ACCESS                                                      CODE:BCGRec16.  The coordinator will contact you when                                                       they have received clearance from the background check.                                                       Schedule your hours with them.


Time needed to be placed: 1 to 2 weeks due to the background check.


Background Check Req.: Yes, go to the address below:

    www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/recreation/jobsvolunteers/volunteernow.html


Orientation/Training: Short overview the first time you volunteer.


Special Requirements: None            


Transportation:  Varies depending on the location.

Project PLASE (TOPIC: homelessness, unemployment)

People Lacking Ample Shelter and Employment

1814 Maryland Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21201

                                                                           
Satellite Office

3549-3601 Old Fredrick Road

Baltimore, MD 21229



Contact: In transition
Phone: 410.837.1400 ext. 136
Email: volunteer@projectplase.org

Website: projectplase.org

Mission/Description: Project PLASE serves approximately 450 individuals in our Transitional and Permanent Housing programs each year and thousands over the past 36 years. They bring hope, restore dignity and end the cycle of homelessness for clients and their families.  

Service-Learning Opportunities: Moving crew, special events staffing, inventory, office assistance, purse sorter.  


 Minimum # of Hours:

Times When Needed:

Application Process:           Go to their website and click on Volunteer in the top left corner.                                              Fill out the application form indicating the task you are interested                                            in after reading the descriptions listed on the screen.


Time needed to be placed:

Background Check Req.:

Orientation/Training:

Special Requirements:

Transportation:

Reading Partners (TOPIC: youth, tutoring, education)

916 N. Charles Street, #250                    

Baltimore, MD 21201                        

                                                                          
Contact: Alexis Acciani
Phone: 206.209.6208
Email: alexis.acciani@readingpartners.org

 
Website: readingpartners.org


Mission/Description: Reading Partners is a nonprofit literacy organization that recruits and trains community volunteers to provide one-on-one targeted literacy instruction to students reading below grade level in Title I elementary schools across Baltimore City.  Currently, in Baltimore, 9 out of 10 fourth graders cannot read at grade level.

Service-Learning Opportunities: Volunteers are provided with a structured and easy-to-follow curriculum, as well as on-going training and support from an on-site Reading Partners staff member.  You will work with the same student each week, building a lasting relationship and a real understanding of their academic needs.

 

Minimum # of Hours: One hour, one day a week, for at least one semester.                                                             (September to the end of December or January to the end of                                                    May) For Fall 2106, the start date is September 19.  Except –                                                 5 schools begin on September 26*

Times When Needed: Monday through Thursday, an hour between the hours of                                                       8:30 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.  The school that you choose will have                                                     certain hours set aside for this. 

Application Process:           Go to their website and click on Volunteer at the top.  Start                                                      the process by choosing a location - Maryland.  Click on                                                          Register Now and fill out the forms. 

Choose your school and pick an orientation date.  You cannot                                                 volunteer without attending orientation.  At orientation you                                                       will receive information about the fingerprinting required.  You                                                 can pick a schedule for tutoring while waiting for the                                                                 fingerprint report to come back but cannot actually begin                                                         until the report is received by Reading Partners.

Time needed to be placed:
2 weeks

Background Check Req.:
Fingerprinting at the Baltimore City Schools Central Office,                                                       free for the volunteer.  You will receive information about this at orientation.

Orientation/Training: In addition to the required orientation you will receive a tour                                                     and orientation at the school you have chosen.

Special Requirements:

Transportation: Varies by location


Schools participating

Liberty Elementary
3901 Maine Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21207
 
Matthew A. Henson Elementary
1600 N. Payson Street
Baltimore, MD 21217

Furman L. Templeton Elementary
1200 N. Pennsylvania Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217
 
Historic Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Elementary
507 W. Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
 
Lockerman Bundy Elementary
301 N. Pulaski Street
Baltimore, MD 21223
 
Southwest Baltimore Charter School
1300 1300 Herkimer Street
Baltimore, MD 21223

Westport Elementary
2401 Nevada Street
Baltimore, MD 21230

Arundel Elementary
2400 Round Road
Baltimore, MD 21225
 
Friendship Academy at Cherry Hill
801 Bridgeview Road
Baltimore, MD 21225
 
Francis Scott Key Elementary
1425 E. Fort Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21230

Abbottston Elementary
1300 Gorsuch Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21218

Moravia Park Primary School
6201 Frankford Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21206

Lakeland Elementary*
2921 Stranden Road
Baltimore, MD 21230
 
Commodore John Rogers Elementary*
100 N. Chester Street
Baltimore, MD 21231

Dr. Bernard Harris Sr. Elementary*
1400 N. Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD 21213
 
Dallas F. Nicholas Sr. Elementary*
201 E 21st Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
 
Waverly Elementary*
3400 Ellerslie Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21218

Holabird Elementary
1500 Imla Street
Baltimore, MD 21224

Real Food Farm/Civic Works (TOPIC: hunger, urban farming, environment 

Clifton Park site

Lake Clifton High School Campus
2801 St. Lo Drive
Baltimore, MD 21213

Perlman Place site

1950 Perlman Place
Baltimore, MD 21213
Closed November, December, January and February

Contact: Molly McCullagh
Phone: 443.531.8346
Email: rffeducation@civicworks.com

 
Website: realfoodfarm.civicworks.com

Mission/Description: Real Food Farm works toward a just and sustainable food system by improving neighborhood access to healthy food, providing experience-based education, and developing an economically viable, environmentally responsible local agriculture sector.

Service-Learning Opportunities: Real Food Farm extends an open invitation to all volunteers to come help at our farm sites. Any day’s project may include planting, weeding, invasive species removal, hoophouse construction, compost spreading, bed preparation, fruit tree planting, and lots more. 


 

Minimum # of Hours: No minimum

Times When Needed:
Generally Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.  Closed                                                           when Baltimore City schools are closed due to inclement                                                         weather.  Check Facebook for Saturday closings -                                                                   www.facebook.com/rffpage/

Application Process: Go to the website and click on Events in the top right corner.                                                   Show up ready to work.  There is no registration needed but a volunteer waiver is.  Print one from the Volunteer page                                                         under Download Waivers and take with you.  Meet under the                                                   pavilion to get your assignment for the day.

Time needed to be placed: Immediate, based on event calendar.

Background Check Req.: No. However, a volunteer waiver must be submitted before                                                     you work.  http://civicworksinc.formstack.com/forms/waiver

Orientation/Training: None.  No experience in gardening needed.

Special Requirements: Appropriate clothing – closed-toed shoes, bottle of water. All work is outdoors.

Transportation:

Comment: Real Food Farm welcomes students of up to 25 to the farm to                                                 complete their service learning hours or work on a specific                                                       community service project.  All groups receive an introduction                                                 and tour of the farm, work with the staff to complete a                                                             project that benefits the farm, and participate in a wrap up                                                     session to talk about what they learned and saw during the                                                     day.  Contact the CW Volunteer Coordinator at                                                                         volunteer@civicworks.com to schedule.

Ronald McDonald House of Baltimore, Inc. (health care, youth, critically ill youth)

635 West Lexington Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Contact: Amber Rose Gaines

Phone: 410.528.1010, ext. 106

Email: arose@rmhbaltimore.org

Website: www.rmhbaltimore.com

Mission: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore provides a home away from home for seriously ill children and their families, and helps to fund programs in the local area that directly improve the well-being of children.  Our Vision: By creating, finding and supporting programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore is working to better the lives of children and their families whether they live in or travel through our communities.

Service-Learning Opportunities: Host an Activity Hour. A night of karaoke, or bingo or special craft nights can help keep little ones busy and often provide parents with a little relaxation. For more information on activity hour, please look at “Helpful Hints for Activity Hour” on their website under Volunteer/Individual (or Group) Volunteer Opportunities.


Minimum # of Hours: One hour.

Times When Needed: Activity Hours are at 7:00 p.m., each day.

Application Process: Contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Ms. Amber Rose, to                                                           schedule an event.

Time needed to be placed: 1 - 2 weeks

Background Check Req.: No

Orientation/Training: 5:30 – 6:30 the third Wednesday of each month.

Special Requirements:

Transportation:

Safe House of Hope (human trafficking, domestic abuse)

4710 Curtis Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21226

Contact: Vacant
Phone: 443.312.6729
Email: volunteersatbcshoh@gmail.com
 
Website: safehouseofhope.org


Mission: Safe House of Hope helps victims of sex trafficking become an active part of a healthy community through education and training, and provides support for the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs of these victims.

Service-Learning Opportunities: Students can volunteer in several ways: volunteer at the Drop-In Center on Curtis Avenue once a week; plan a one-hour group class; participate in street outreach.



Minimum # of Hours: No minimum but the program hopes volunteers will have a                                                       consistent volunteer schedule.

Times When Needed: Drop In Center: Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Street Outreach: Friday and Saturday night, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00                                                 a.m.

Application Process: Download application and background check forms from  

http://safehouseofhope.org/volunteer/

Time needed to be placed: 1 – 2 weeks

Background Check Req.: Yes, paid by student.

Orientation/Training: Yes, a 2 hour training.


Special Requirements:

Transportation: MTA route #64 stops directly in front of the building.

Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs (TOPIC: at-risk youth, mentoring, tutoring)

Franklin Square Club
215 N. Calhoun Street
Baltimore, MD 21223       
410.728.4888
Acting Director: Tim Squires

Hours Needed:  2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Glen Burnie Club
511 S. Crain Highway
Glen Burnie, MD 21060
443.749.0849

Director: Lisa Lima

Hours: 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.


Middle River Club
1400 Fuselage Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21220
410.682.2450

Director: Tim Squires

Hours: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Website: salvationarmymwv.org/centralmaryland


Mission/Description: Works together with families, schools, and outside agencies to provide at-risk youth, ages 6-18, with a safe, positive, and nurturing after-school environment.

Service-Learning Opportunities: After School programs at the Boys and Girls Clubs for children ages 6-18.  Mentor with homework, participate in sports
activities and the game room.

 

Minimum # of Hours: None

Times When Needed: Monday-Friday.  Times vary by location

Application Process:           Contact the director of the center you choose to receive the                                                     application and paperwork for the background check.  Return                                                 the paperwork in person or by mail, no emails. 

Time needed to be placed: 1 - 2 weeks

Background Check Req.: Yes, paid by the Salvation Army.

Orientation/Training: No

Special Requirements:

Transportation: Varies by location

Samaritan Women (TOPIC: human trafficking, urban farming)

 602 S. Chapel Gate Lane
Baltimore, MD 21229       

Volunteer Coordinator: Meghan Ross

Phone: 443.858.7796

Email: volunteer@thesamaritanwomen.org

Website: thesamaritanwomen.org


Mission: The Samaritan Women’s mission is to glorify GOD by seeking justice, reconciliation, and healing.  We fulfill our mission through: 
  • Operating transitional and restorative shelter programs for women recovering from domestic human trafficking.  Our program emphasis is on life-rebuilding, personal accomplishments, social re-entry, and spiritual reconciliation.
  • Inspiring people–inside and outside of the Church–to engage in combatting domestic human trafficking through awareness, prevention, service, and advocacy.  We provide the education and tools for them to do this work.

Service-Learning Opportunities: Students will work in the organic garden and farming areas.


 

Minimum # of Hours: 3 – 4 hour shift


Times When Needed: Available volunteer days are posted on their website under                                                     Support Our Work/Farm Volunteers. Shifts are 9:00 a.m. –                                                       12:00 p.m., 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. or 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Application Process: On their website, under Support Our Work, submit a volunteer                                                  registration for the shift you choose.


Time needed to be placed: 1 week


Background Check Req.: Not for farm workers.

Orientation/Training: 30 minute orientation to the center and human trafficking the                                                   first time you volunteer.


Special Requirements: Volunteering in other areas of the center requires a longer                                                       time commitment or specialized training.  See their website for more information.


Transportation: MTA route #10 (Frederick Road and Chapelgate Lane) then                                                   10 minute walk.


Comment: Students in any area of study can find a connection to the                                                       issue of human trafficking due to the nature of the issue and                                                   the effects it has on survivors.

Sarah's Hope (TOPIC: women, homelessness, youth programming)

Sarah’s Hope at Mount Street

1114 Mount Street

Baltimore, MD 21217

Contact: Olivia McCall

Phone: 410.396.2204

Email: olivia.mccall@vincentbaltimore.org


Sarah’s Hope at Hannah More

12041 Reisterstown Road

Reisterstown, MD 21136

Contact: Lauren Keane

Phone: 410.773.0334

Email: lauren.keane@vincentbaltimore.org


Website: www.vincentbaltimore.org/programs_sarahs_hope_hannah%20more_st_vincent_baltimore

Mission/Description: Sara's Hope provides 24-hour emergency shelter, case management and other support services for homeless women and children at two locations. One in Sandtown-Winchester area of Baltimore, City and the other on the Hannah More campus in Reisterstown in Baltimore County. Services include meals, youth activities and tutoring, adult education classes, case management, housing placement and referrals.

Service-Learning Opportunities:

  • Administrative work: answering phones, organizing office, etc.
  • Prepare and serve meals (weekends; best for groups of volunteers; no minimum requirement of hours)
  • Serve meals, no preparation required (weekdays; hours: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and/or 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. - individuals or groups welcome; no minimum requirement of hours)
  • Youth (infants to high school age) program volunteers, Monday through Friday: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. - engage with children. This volunteer role is best filled by someone wishing to volunteer at least once every other week for the semester.
  • Plan a project/program. Students can work with the volunteer coordinator at Sarah’s Hope to plan and implement a project.

 

Minimum # of Hours: Generally no minimum.  See the above descriptions for more                                                   information.


Times When Needed: Varies.  See the above descriptions for more information.


Application Process: Apply on their website.


Time needed to be placed: 1 – 2 weeks


Background Check Req.: Yes, can choose to have Sarah’s Hope pay for background                                                     check.  Be  sure to indicate this on the application.


Orientation/Training: Yes


Special Requirements:

Transportation:  Mount Street: MTA Routes #1, #21 and Metro to the Upton                                                     Station.  Sarah’s Hope Hannah More – MTA Route #56.  

Skatepark of Baltimore (TOPIC: public relations)

1121 West 26th Street

Baltimore, MD 21211

 
Contact: Stephanie Murdock
Phone: 410.916.5570
Email: skateparkofbaltimore@gmail.com

Website: www.skateparkofbaltimore.com

 

Mission/Description: The Skatepark of Baltimore, Inc. (SOB) is a grassroots 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization whose mission is to facilitate the construction of a public, custom, concrete, destination Skatepark in the City of Baltimore. We are moving towards our mission by actively working on our most important objectives: planning, fundraising, educating and advocating. We are a grassroots volunteer driven initiative.

Service-Learning Opportunities: Marketing, administrative tasks, special events, photography of events, clean-up of the Skate Park.

 

Minimum # of Hours: No minimum


Times When Needed: Varies by event.


Application Process: Contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Ms. Stephanie Murdock,                                                   to find out times and locations of events.  You can also attend                                                 a monthly open volunteers meeting on the second Sunday of                                                   the month.  Contact Ms. Murdock for the location of the                                                           meeting that month.


Time needed to be placed: Varies


Background Check Req.: No


Orientation/Training: None


Special Requirements:

Transportation: Varies by event.

The 6th Branch (TOPIC: community revitalization, poverty, youth programming, urban farming)

2400 Boston Street, Suite 102

Baltimore, MD 21224        


Contact: Dave Landymore
Phone: 443.543.8003 

Email: davelandymore@gmail.com or davelanymore@the6thbranch.org

Website: the6thbranch.org

Mission/Description: The 6th Branch is a nonprofit organization utilizing the leadership and organizational skills of military veterans to execute aggressive community service initiatives at the local level. At any time, The 6th Branch (T6B) is working on a host of initiatives to improve their shared community.

Service-Learning Opportunities: There are numerous ways you can be part of this work. Whether you're looking for a one-time project or regular volunteer opportunities there are many areas that you are needed.

 

Minimum # of Hours: No minimum

Times When Needed: Ongoing projects take place on Friday morning, called                                                             Sempre Friday.  Many other projects take place during the
week and on weekends.

Application Process: Go to their website and click on Upcoming Events which is                                                       their Facebook page.  Choose an event and indicate                                                               your interest.

Time needed to be placed: Varies depending on events that are available.

Background Check Req.: No

Orientation/Training: None

Special Requirements: None

Transportation: Varies depending on the location of the project.

The Baltimore Station (TOPIC: veterans, homelessness, addiction)

140 W. West Street
Baltimore, MD 21230       

Contact: Keith Martucci

Phone: 410.752.4454 ext. 101

Cell: 443.720.9277


Website: www.baltimorestation.org


Mission/Description: The Baltimore Station is a therapeutic residential treatment program supporting veterans and others who are transitioning through the cycle of poverty, addiction, and homelessness to self-sufficiency.

Service-Learning Opportunities: Assist in resident program.  Help prepare and/or serve breakfast, lunch or dinner.  You may be helping serve with an organization that has provided the meal or preparing food provided by the center.  You will have the opportunity to talk with the residents.

Minimum # of Hours: Must stay the entire shift

Times When Needed: Breakfast, Saturday and Sunday, 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Lunch Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Dinner 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Application Process:           Contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Mr. Keith Martucci.  He will                                                 email you the necessary application and waiver.  Send it back                                                 to him or bring it with you when you volunteer.

Time needed to be placed: 1 – 2 days

Background Check Req.: No

Orientation/Training: None

Special Requirements: Close-toed shoes.  Jeans and t-shirt are fine.

Transportation: Light Rail Hamburg station 10 minute walk, MTA routes #1                                                       (Hanover and West Streets) and #64 (Light and West Streets)                                                 are 5 to 10 minute walks.

Weinberg Housing and Resource Center (TOPIC: homelessness, poverty)

620 Fallsway
Baltimore, MD 21202
 
Contact: Caitlin Balicki

Phone: 443.573.1506

Email: volunteerwhrc@cc-md.org
 

Website: www.catholiccharities-md.org/weinberg-housing-resource-center

Mission/Description: The WHRC, managed by Catholic Charities, provides temporary overnight shelter, case management, and resource referrals to people living in poverty in Baltimore City to help clients transition to permanent housing and self-reliance.

Service-Learning Opportunities: Serve breakfast and dinner.   Meals are served restaurant style allowing for lots of interaction with the clients.

 

Minimum # of Hours: Must work the entire shift.

Times When Needed: Daily

Breakfast 5:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.

Dinner 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Application Process: Send an email to the volunteer coordinator, Ms. Caitlin Balicki.                                                 She will respond with the procedures.  She will also send an                                                   application form and an interactive schedule where you can                                                     sign up for the time you want.

Time needed to be placed: 2 days

Background Check Req.: No

Orientation/Training: A short orientation before you work the first time.

Special Requirements: Closed toe shoes; long pants; no shorts, leggings or tank                                                         tops.  You will be wearing a hairnet but you can bring a                                                           baseball cap if you’d prefer to wear that.

Transportation:

Comment: Groups of up to 7 people are welcome.

Westside Men's Emergency Shelter (TOPIC: homelessness)

Operated by Community Assistance Network, Inc. (CAN)

    
309 Redwood Circle
Catonsville, MD 21228
(On the grounds of the former Spring Grove State Hospital)

 
Volunteer Coordinator:  April Stevens

Phone: 410.285.4674 ext. 211

Email: astevens@canconnects.org

Website: www.canconnects.org


Mission/Description: CAN's purpose in operating shelters is to provide a safe, clean, supportive community to help stabilize individuals experiencing homelessness in Baltimore County, by promoting self-worth, encouraging personal responsibilities, and providing linkages to community resources.


Service-Learning Opportunities: Volunteers can fulfill a variety of resources such as prepare and serve lunches and dinners, help maintain our garden at the
shelter, and office support.

 

Minimum # of Hours: No minimum


Times When Needed: Weekdays

Breakfast 6:00 am - 7:00 am

Lunch 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  

Dinner 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


Weekends

Breakfast 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Lunch 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Dinner 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


Application Process: Contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Ms. April Stevens, to                                                         receive an application


Time Needed to be Placed: 1 week


Background Check Req: No


Orientation/Training:  A brief orientation the first time you volunteer.


Special Requirements:

Public Transportation: MTA routes #77 and #99.

Comment: Can accommodate groups of up to 12 people.

YMCA M.S. Program (TOPIC: health care, exercise)

850 S. Rolling Road
Baltimore, MD 21228

Contact: Joan Peters

Phone: 410.747.9622, ext. 302


Website: www.usams.org/otherprograms.htm

Mission/Description: The MS program is a therapeutic program designed to help patients suffering with Multiple Sclerosis with enhancing their physical capabilities.


Service-Learning Opportunities: Students will work one on one with patients in the water.  You will be a “service floater.”  After the session in the pool, you will help with refreshments and clean up in the multi-purpose room.  If you continue to volunteer you will be trained to lead the exercises.  


 

Minimum # of Hours: No minimum but you should stay for the entire pool exercise                                                   session


Times When Needed: Friday & Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Fridays are especially                                                 needed.


Application Process: No application.  No scheduling necessary.  Go to the YMCA                                                     and sign in at the front desk as a non-member.  You will fill                                                     out a short information form the first time you work with them.


Time needed to be placed: Immediate


Background Check Req.: No


Orientation/Training: No, you learn as you go.


Special Requirements: You will be working in the pool.  Appropriate attire.


Transportation: Walking distance from CCBC Catonsville campus which is on                                                   MTA bus #77.  You can also continue on the #77 which will                                                     stop on S. Rolling Road just past the YMCA.


Comment: The program is cancelled on Friday if Baltimore County                                                           schools are closed for inclement weather.  On Sundays, call                                                   the YMCA at 410.747.9622 to find out if they are open and if                                                   the program is being held.

Y Preschool at UMBC (TOPIC: early childhood education)

UMBC  

Childcare Center Building

1000 Hilltop Circle

Baltimore, MD 21250        


Contact: Kimberly Meekins

Phone: 410.455.6830

Email: kimberlymeekins@ymaryland.org


Website: ymaryland.org/locations/preschool/umbcbaltimorecounty


Mission/Description: The most important goal of our curriculum is to help children become enthusiastic learners. This means encouraging children to be active and creative explorers who are not afraid to try out their ideas and to think their own thoughts.  We’re teaching them how to learn and allowing them to learn at their own pace and in the ways that are best for them. We’re instilling good habits and attitudes, character development, and a positive sense of themselves, which will benefit them throughout their lives.

Service-Learning Opportunities: Students will have the opportunity to read to children as well as assist teachers.


Minimum # of Hours: None

Times When Needed: Monday-Friday
7:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.  
The center follows UMBC’s inclement weather closings.

Application Process: Contact the director, Ms. Kimberly Meekins, to arrange for a                                                   time to meet with her.  Bring a letter of your interest                                                                 and reasons for wanting to volunteer at their center.  She will                                                 give you an application and other paperwork to fill out.

Time needed to be placed: 2 weeks.  A fingerprint and background check must                                                                 be completed and sent to them before you can begin                                                               volunteering.

Background Check Req.: Yes, student must arrange to get a fingerprint and                                                                    background check.  Paid by the student.  Can be anywhere                                                    from $45 to $60 depending on the company chosen.

Orientation/Training:
Must complete online training in child abuse, CPR, first aid                                                       etc.; a total of 1 ½ hours of online training before you can                                                       volunteer. On your first day the director will give you a short                                                     tour and an orientation about the center.

Special Requirements:


Transportation: MTA Routes #35, #77 and #99.

Comment: Parking is not free on the campus.  Take quarters to feed the                                                 parking meters.  You will be ticketed if you park in student or                                                   staff spaces.