July 2016 - Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

July 2016 Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

 

July 2016 - Baltimore

 
Super Summer Series: Homeless Heroes
United Way of Central Maryland
 
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 6, 10am - noon
 
Location: Wegman's - Columbia. 8855 McGaw Rd., Columbia

Volunteers will assemble toiletry bags to give to men and women experiencing homelessness.

Ages: Families with children all ages are welcome to volunteer.
 
Time Commitment: Two hours
 
Contact: Beth Littrell, beth.littrell@uwcm.org. Please register in advance. Click here, scroll down to the Homeless Heroes Volunteer Event, then click on 'Learn More' to register. 
www.uwcm.org
 
 
Stone Soup Volunteer Event
United Way of Central Maryland
 
Date/Time: Saturday, July 9, 9:30 - 11:30am
 
Location: Lighthouse Shelter 10 Hudson St., Annapolis

Bring your whole family and join us to assemble meals for people in need who are guests of Lighthouse Shelter. Inspired by the children's story, Stone Soup, we ask for each family member participating in the event to bring an item from our grocery list. Once you have registered, we will send you a follow up email indicating which ingredients your family should provide. Kids and adults of all ages are welcome, so invite your friends and neighbors to join the fun!
 
Ages:  Families with children all ages are welcome to volunteer.
 
Time Commitment: Two hours
 
Contact: Beth Littrell, beth.littrell@uwcm.org. Please register online in advance.
www.uwcm.org

 
Cleanup of Battle Acre, Northpoint Battlefield Park, and Methodist Meeting House Monument
Clean Bread and Cheese Creek
 
Date/Time: Sunday, July 10, 8am - noon
 
Location: Battle Acre Park - 3115 South Northpoint Rd., Dundalk

Volunteers of all ages and abilities are needed! This cleanup is run as a family event with plenty of ways for volunteers to participate. We welcome every type of person of every ability level to contribute and assist with the cleanup. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks including:
  • Digging out shopping carts and hauling trash to the dumpsters.
  • Running water, food, tools, and trash bags (both empty and full) to individuals in the creek.
  • Assisting with registration, food and snacks set-up, as well as many other less strenuous activities.
Volunteers will be provided with snacks and water as well as gloves and trash bags. A limited number of tools are available for sign-out, but please bring your own if you have them.
 
Ages: Families with children all ages are welcome to volunteer.
 
Time Commitment: Stay for as long or as little as you'd like.

Contact: John Long, 410.285.1202 or info@breadandcheesecreek.org  
www.breadandcheesecreek.org  
 
 
Yoga to Save the Bay
Blue Water Baltimore
 
Date/Time: Saturday, July 16, 9 - 10am
 
Location: On the Pier next to Barcocina in Fells Point - 1629 Thames St., Baltimore. There is free-metered parking until 10am.

Beginning in spring and running through early fall you can donate money to take a yoga class with Yoga to Save the Bay, and all the proceeds benefit Blue Water Baltimore and our mission to restore local waterways. So bring your water bottle and yoga mats and let's help make a difference in the growing movement for clean water! Classes will be held in Fells Point on the Pier next to Barcocina. No registration is required to participate in the class. Click here for more information. 

Ages: Families with children all ages are welcome.
 
Time Commitment: One hour
 
Contact: Katie Dix, 410.254.1577 or kdix@bluewaterbaltimore.org
www.bluewaterbaltimore.org

 
 
Harvest Helpers Volunteer Event at First Fruits Farm
United Way of Central Maryland
 
Date/Time: Saturday, July 23, 9am - noon
 
Location: 2025 Freeland Rd., Freeland

Volunteers will pick produce straight from the fields that will provide fresh, healthy food to those in need.

Ages: Families with children all ages are welcome to volunteer.

Time Commitment:
Three hours

Contact: Beth Littrell, beth.littrell@uwcm.org. Please register in advance. Click here, scroll down to the Harvest Helpers Volunteer Event, then click on 'Learn More' to register. 
 
 
Adopt a Local Student
United Way of Central Maryland

Date/Time: Now through July 31

Location: Contact Beth Littrell for more information.

Provide a Baltimore City student with a uniform, shoes, and school supplies to return to school in the fall prepared for learning.

Ages: Families with children all ages are welcome to volunteer.

Time Commitment: Varies

Contact: Beth Littrell, beth.littrell@uwcm.org.
www.uwcm.org  

 
Volunteer Baker
Moveable Feast
 
Date/Time: Dessert drop-off is Monday through Friday, 9am - 4pm
 
Location: 901 N. Milton Ave., Baltimore. Main entrance is at the corner of Milton Ave. and Eager St.

Moveable Feast provides nutritious foods and other services in order to preserve the quality of life for people with HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening conditions. Volunteers are needed to bake desserts at home and drop them off at Moveable Feast so that we may distribute them to our clients. All desserts must be individually portioned and packaged with a full list of ingredients attached.

Ages: Families with children all ages are welcome to volunteer.
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: Melissa Taylor, mtaylor@mfeast.org   
www.mfeast.org  
 
 
Host a Fundraiser
 
Date/Time: Anytime this summer!
 
Location: Anywhere in your community
 

Support a cause that's special to your family by holding a family fundraiser. Your children will learn about working together to make a real difference, and they'll love to brainstorm themes for their fundraiser. Visit the Doing Good Together Host a Fundraiser Project Page for ideas for your next family fundraiser!
 
Ages: Everyone can participate
 
Time Commitment: Flexible, whatever fits in your schedule
 
Contact: mail@doinggoodtogether.org
 
 
School is OUT, but summer reading is IN. We've got big-hearted story ideas for your family.

Summer is a great time for big-hearted reading! Encourage your child to expand their reading with titles carefully selected by DGT™. Whether you find books at the library, your local bookstore, or online*, we've got recommendations on discussion-worthy topics, such as gratitude, diversity, mindfulness, citizenship, and nature. Our Read Together page not only features picture book and chapter book lists, we also include Conversation Starters For Any Story.

To round out our selection of children's books, we offer adult-oriented titles, along with website and video recommendations on our Complete DGT™ Resource Collection pages.

*Please note: Our DGT™ website features affiliate links to Amazon, which allows DGT™ to earn advertising fees on purchases made from those pages. Thank you!

 

 

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This list was compiled by Doing Good Together™ (www.doinggoodtogether.org)
 When calling to volunteer for any of the opportunities listed above, please let the coordinator know you found it through this listing. You are encouraged to ask any questions you may have of the sponsoring organization before committing to a project.
Disclaimer: This list is provided as a service to families. Inclusion of organizations in this listing does not imply affiliation, endorsement or quality assurance on the part of Doing Good Together.™ Doing Good Together™ bears no responsibility whatsoever for the activities and actions of the listed organizations. 
                                                                            

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