October 2016 - Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

October 2016 Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities


October 2016 - Baltimore

Herring Run Park Tree Planting
Blue Water Baltimore
Date/Time: Saturday, October 1, 9am - noon
Location: 4800 Parkside Dr., Baltimore

Get your hands dirty for clean water! Join Blue Water Baltimore for a volunteer tree planting. We will provide the trees, gloves, tools, and training. Our tree planting projects are rain or shine, so be sure to dress appropriately for the weather. Wear clothes and sturdy (closed-toe) shoes that you don't mind getting dirty or wet. Please bring a water bottle.
Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to participate.
Time Commitment: Three hours
Contact: Registration is available online.

Harvest Helpers Volunteer Event
United Way of Central Maryland
Date/Time: Saturday, October 15, 9am - noon
Location: First Fruits Farms 2025 Freeland Rd., Freeland

Bring your family and friends for a Harvest Helpers volunteer event at First Fruits Farms. Together, we'll roll up our sleeves and harvest produce for our neighbors in need of healthy fruits and vegetables. 

Ages: Families with children are welcome to participate.
Time Commitment: Three hours

Beth Littrell at Registration is available online.

Prepare Meals/Casserole Donation for Families
St. Vincent de Paul - Sarah's Hope, Hannah More
Date/Time: Ongoing; contact Lauren Keane to schedule a drop-off time . Lunch is served seven days a week.
Location: 12041 Reisterstown Rd., Reisterstown

Sarah's Hope, Hannah More has opportunities for those in the community to bring in home-cooked dinners and fresh lunches for its residents. Meal donors can choose to either drop off the meal in advance or stay to serve it to shelter residents if there is availability. We typically serve 30 adults and 45 children at dinner, and for lunches we usually have 20 adults and 20 children. Volunteers can cook and donate food several ways:
  • Schedule a day (only on weekends) to bring items to cook a hot meal (and possibly serve too!)
  • Donate cooked casseroles that can be frozen and used for either inclement weather or when we don't have volunteers
  • Bake some delicious desserts to go with our donated dinners
  • Donate healthy treats for our after-school snack time
  • Participate in a food drive in your neighborhood, school, church or other community group. There is a food drive sheet available as we no longer except canned vegetables because we use frozen and fresh.
You can either use your own recipes or take advantage of our cooking guide that includes sample recipes. This is a great project for an individual, family, youth group, social club, or other mid-large group of volunteers! Meals can be donated one time, weekly, monthly, or quarterly.

Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate.
Time Commitment: Varies
Contact:  Lauren Keane,

Donation Wish List Giving
Date/Time: Contact Casey to schedule a drop-off time.
Location: Empower410 is located in Carney, MD. Donors will be given the exact address when they schedule a drop-off time.
Empower410 inspires hope and promotes health in at-risk homeless children under 18 years of age in the Baltimore-metropolitan area through wellness education, health, and fitness lessons, and provisions of adequate resources. Families can help by donating items to Empower410. Specific items that are currently needed include: Travel-sized personal care products, Twin sheet sets, Diapers/wipes, and Formula.
Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate.

Time Commitment: Varies

Contact: Casey,  
Kibble Connection
Maryland SPCA
Date/Time: Drop-off donations during business hours:
  • Monday and Tuesday, 2:30 - 6:30pm
  • Wednesday through Friday, noon - 5pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 11am - 4pm
Location: Morton Gorn Center for Animal Adoption 3300 Falls Rd., Baltimore

The Maryland SPCA collects donations of pet food and kitty litter from the public for Kibble Connection, a program that provides pet food to local Meals on Wheels clients. Maryland SPCA accepts pet food in unopened containers and bags. The Maryland SPCA collects pet food donations from the public and packages everything for Meals on Wheels clients. Meals on Wheels picks up and delivers the pet food to their clients with their meals.

Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate.
Time Commitment: Varies
Contact: Katie Flory 410.235.8826 ext. 136 or

Trick or Treat for UNICEF
Date/Time: The 2016 UNICEF campaign runs from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017

Check the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF website for donation instructions

Add a giving component to your child's trick or treat experience! When children Trick or Treat for UNICEF, the donations they collect help add up to lifesaving change for children. UNICEF helps improve the health and wellness of children in over 150 countries and territories. You can help your children learn about issues facing other kids around the world including education, health care, nutrition, clean water and sanitation. Visit the Doing Good Together Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF project page for more ideas and reflection questions.
Ages: Everyone can participate
Time Commitment: Varies
The United States 2016 Election is underway, and kids may have questions about American democracy. Start big-hearted conversations and lessons with the teaching tools in our DGT™ Resource Collection. Our ever-growing collection for both children and adults includes books, websites, and, of course, service projects.



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 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.
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