April 2017 - Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

April 2017 Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

 

April 2017 - Baltimore

 
Spring Bread and Cheese Creek Cleanup
Clean Bread and Cheese Creek
 
Date/Time: Saturday, April 1, 8am - 2pm
 
Location: Rain or shine, we will be cleaning up the section of Historic Bread and Cheese Creek from the Berkshire Area to North Point Road. This event will be run in conjunction with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay's Annual Project Clean Stream and American River's Nation River Cleanup as well as Reclaim the Bay! This cleanup is run as a family event with plenty of ways for volunteers to participate. 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.
  • Sorting recyclables from the debris that is removed.
  • Assisting with registration, food and snack set-up, as well as many other less strenuous activities.
Volunteers will be provided with lunch, 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. We are also authorized to sign-off on Community Service and Service Learning Hours for students. The more people we have, the easier the work will be for everyone. A limited number of tools are available for sign-out, but we suggest bringing your own if you have them.
 
Ages: Families with children are welcome to volunteer
 
Time Commitment: Flexible - stay as long or as little as you'd like
 
Contact: John Long at info@breadandcheesecreek.org or 410.285.1202
 
 
Project Clean Stream - Help Plant Trees for Cleaner Air and Water!
Gunpowder Valley Conservancy
 
Date/Time: Saturday, April 1, 10am - 1pm. Please arrive by 9:45am to sign in.
 
Location: Contact Peggy Perry for the stream location nearest you.

We are seeking individuals and volunteer groups to participate in our annual Project Clean Stream event at various locations throughout the Gunpowder Watershed. Choose from streams nearest to your home or those that really need your help! Community service learning hours are available. Events occur rain or shine! Trash bags and refreshments will be provided. Please bring your own work gloves and wear pants, long sleeve top, and hat. Wear rubber boots as we will be cleaning trash stuck on debris in the water as well. Bring rain gear, water bottle and tick repellent. This cleanup project is sponsored by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and is part of the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy's Adopt A Creek Program in partnership with Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability.
 
Ages: Families with children ages eight and older are welcome to volunteer. An adult must accompany all children.
 
Time Commitment: Three hours
 
Contact: Peggy Perry at 410.692.0468 or pperry@gunpowdervc.org. Registration is available online
www.gundpowdervalleyconservancy.org

 
 
Good Deeds Day: Create Movie Night Kits for Critically Ill Children
Jewish Volunteer Connection & Casey Cares Foundation
 
Date/Time: Sunday, April 2, 10:30am - 12:30pm
 
Location: Bolton Street Synagogue - 212 West Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore

For Good Deeds Day, the Jewish Volunteer Connection has put together several events during which families are welcome to sign up to volunteer. Join Bolton Street Synagogue and create at-home movie night kits for critically ill children from the Casey Cares Foundation. If you are inclined, please bring movie theater and pizza gift cards, movie theater candy, bags of popcorn, and new pairs of pajamas to help make the kits.
 
Ages: Families are welcome to volunteer.
 
Time Commitment: Two hours
 
Contact: Alex Ade, 410.843.7478 or aade@associated.org. Registration is available online.
www.jvcbaltimore.org

 
 
Good Deeds Day: Park Cleanup at Middle Branch Park
Jewish Volunteer Connection
 
Date/Time: Sunday, April 2, 1 - 3pm
 
Location: 3301 Waterview Ave., Baltimore

For Good Deeds Day, the Jewish Volunteer Connection has put together several events during which families are welcome to sign up to volunteer. For the Middle Branch Park cleanup day, volunteers will pick up trash and remove debris at Middle Branch Park, 1 mile south of the Inner Harbor, in partnership with Baltimore City Parks and Recreation. Please wear sturdy shoes, dress for the weather, and bring a water bottle. Tools and materials, including gloves will be provided (or you can bring your own!)
 
Ages: Families are welcome to volunteer.
 
Time Commitment: Two hours. Registration is available online.
 
Contact: Alex Ade, 410.843.7478 or aade@associated.org
www.jvcbaltimore.org
 
 
Bear Creek Park and Shoreline Cleanup
Clean Bread and Cheese Creek
 
Date/Time: Saturday, April 22, 9am - noon
 
Location: Intersection of Park Haven and Gray Haven Road (near Bear Creek Elementary School), Dundalk. Look for the registration tents and the "Clean Bread and Cheese" banners.

Please help clean up the historic shoreline of Bear Creek and Charlesmont Park where both the British and American set up defensive positions during the War of 1812, Battle of North Point. This event will be run in conjunction with American Rivers, Trash Free Maryland, National Public Lands Day and the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay as part of annual Project Clean Stream Event. 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.
  • Sorting recyclables from the debris that is removed.
  • Assisting with registration, food and snack set-up, as well as many other less strenuous activities.
Volunteers will be provided with lunch, 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. We are also authorized to sign-off on Community Service and Service Learning Hours for students. The more people we have, the easier the work will be for everyone. A limited number of tools are available for sign-out, but we suggest bringing your own if you have them.
 
Ages: Families with children are welcome to volunteer
 
Time Commitment: Three hours
 
Contact: John Long at info@breadandcheesecreek.org or 410.285.1202
 
 
Earth Day Celebration
The Howard County Conservancy
 
Date/Time: Saturday, April 22, 9am - 1pm
 
Location: Mt. Pleasant - 10520 Old Frederick Rd., Woodstock

Give back to your natural world on Earth Day and help the Conservancy. Join the Conservancy for this annual day of service where participants will be planting trees in and around stream buffers and removing non-native invasive plants from meadows and woodlands. There will also be a tadpole release! Students- please be sure to bring your service hour reports for our staff to sign.

Ages: Families with children ages five and older are welcome to participate.
 
Time Commitment: Flexible - feel free to come and go as you'd like
 
Contact: 410.465.8877
 
 
Stone Soup Volunteer Event
United Way of Central Maryland
 
Date/Time: Saturday, April 22, 3 - 5pm
 
Location: Our Daily Bread - 725 Fallsway, Baltimore

Together, we can work to end hunger in central Maryland. Bring your whole family and join us to assemble meals for people in need. Inspired by the children's story, Stone Soup, we ask each family member 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 of all ages are welcome to volunteer.
 
Time Commitment: Two hours
 
Contact: Beth Littrell at beth.littrell@uwcm.org. Registration is available online.
www.uwcm.org
 
 
ROAR for Kids 2017 Family Fun Walk/Run & Festival
Kennedy Krieger Institute
 
Date/Time: Saturday, April 29, 8 - 11:30am
 
Location: Oregon Ridge Park - 13401 Beaver Dam Rd., Cockeysville

Join us as we ROAR for Kids at Kennedy Krieger. You can make your voice heard by joining us for a 5k run or low-mileage walk for individuals of all ages. When you're finished running or walking, be sure to take a break and check out the wide variety of fun activities and entertainment at our family festival! All proceeds from the event will help raise much-needed funds for research and programs to help kids at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Click here to learn more about the event day schedule.
 
Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: ROAR@kennedykrieger.org or 443.923.7300. Registration is available online.
 
 
Quick Acts of Kindness
Doing Good Together
 
Date/Time: Flexible, quick ways to add kindness to daily family life
 
Location: Your home and community

Not all acts of kindness require planning. Check out the Doing Good Together 24+ Quick Acts of Kindness project page for ideas. You can also print out our Design Your Own Kindness Cards to include with your quick kindness activities.
 
Ages: Everyone can participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: mail@doinggoodtogether.org
 
We're proud of our DGT™ Partnerships

DGT is proud to have amazing partnerships with a variety of organizations. Yours can be next! If your group or organization is interested in hosting a fun family service event, offering a workshop on raising caring kids, or in need of custom materials to introduce children and families to important social issues, we'd love to help. To learn more, contact Jenny by email (jenny@doinggoodtogether.org).
 

 

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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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