June 2017 - Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

June 2017 Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

 

June 2017 - Baltimore

 
Chinquapin Playground Cleanup
Baltimore City Recreation and Parks
 
Date/Time: Saturday, June 3, 9am - 1pm
 
Location: 6000 Chinquapin Parkway, Baltimore

Volunteers are needed at Chinquapin Park to help remove trash and debris from the new playground at Northern Parkway and Chinquapin Parkway.

Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to participate
 
Time Commitment: Four hours
 
Contact: Claudette Booth, cbooth@ubalt.edu
 
 
ShareBaby Gear and Diaper Drop-Off
ShareBaby
 
Date/Time: Tuesdays: June 6, June 13, June 20, and June 27, 10:30am - 1:30pm
 
Location: The Mill Centre - 3000 Chestnut Ave., Suite 104, Baltimore

ShareBaby provides diapers, clothing and gear to highly effective community organizations working to ensure Baltimore's young children get the best start in life! Bring us your new and gently used baby items, diapers, wipes, and diaper cream to distribute to children in need at our partner organizations in Baltimore. We accept new AND open packs of diapers. Wipes and diaper cream must be new. We have an especially high need for diapers in sizes 3, 4, 5, & 6. Drop off Instructions:
  1. Please be sure to review the list of items we do and do not accept before you come.
  2. Pull up to the building loading dock.
  3. Call 667.212.3455 when you arrive and a ShareBaby team member will come out to assist you.
  4. Tax receipts are available upon request.
Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to participate 

Time Commitment:
Varies
 
Contact: Eliseba Osore at eliseba@sharebaby.org or 667.212.3455
www.sharebaby.org

 
 
Cleanup of Lynch Cove Run South
Clean Bread and Cheese Creek
 
Date/Time: Friday, June 9, 9am - 2pm
 
Location: 7833 Scholar Rd. (Lynch Cove Park), Dundalk

Rain or shine, we will clean up the southern section of Lynch Cove Run. Registration will be across the street from Grange Elementary School at Lynch Cove Park (Look for our tents and signs). 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.
 
Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to volunteer
 
Time Commitment: Flexible - stay as long or as little as you'd like
 
Contact: John Long, info@breadandcheesecreek.org or 410.285.1202
www.cleanbreadandcheesecreek.org

 
 
BioBlitz at Masonville Cove!
National Aquarium
 
Date/Time: Saturday, June 24, 10am - 2pm
 
Location: Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, 1000 Frankfurst Ave., Baltimore

A bioblitz is an all day event where scientists, naturalists, students, teachers, families, and other volunteers work together to find, identify, and record as many living organisms that can be found in a specific habitat. By combining biological fieldwork and education, a bioblitz inspires stewardship in the local community. With the help of local experts, Masonville Cove BioBlitz volunteers will conduct a biological survey of the Cove through hands-on activities, and learn about the actions needed to protect wildlife.
 
Ages: Families are welcome to volunteer. Minimum age is five years old (accompanied by an adult).
 
Time Commitment: Four hours
 
Contact: 410.576.1014 or conserve@aqua.org. Pre-registration is required. Please register at https://aqua.formstack.com/forms/bioblitz2017. 
 
 
ShareBaby Wrapping & Sorting Volunteer Sessions 
ShareBaby
 
Date/Time:
  • Wednesday, June 14, 7 -  9pm
  • Tuesday, June 20, 10:30am - 12:30pm
  • Sunday, June 25, 3 - 5pm
Location: The Mill Centre - 3000 Chestnut Ave., Suite 104, Baltimore

ShareBaby provides diapers, clothing and gear to highly effective community organizations working to ensure Baltimore's young children get the best start in life! Want to get hands on with helping babies in need? Come help us with gear sorting and diaper wrapping at the warehouse! Our volunteer sessions are a great way to spend some time giving back to children in need in Baltimore. Unless otherwise noted, our sessions are family-friendly. There is space for small children to play/do activities and generally children six and up are able to help with sorting and/or diaper wrapping. Snacks and water will be provided. We suggest that you dress comfortably and wear layers in case you need to adjust to the temperature of the space. Please bring a box of size 3, 4, 5 or 6 diapers along with you when you come to the session.

Ages:
Families with children of all ages are welcome to participate. An adult must accompany all children under the age of 18. If you are bringing children with you, we have a small basket of activities but feel free to bring along any additional toys or snacks for them if you'd like.

Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: Eliseba Osore at eliseba@sharebaby.org or 667.212.3455. Please register online in advance.
www.sharebaby.org

 
 
Homebound Health Kits
Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland
 
Date/Time: Ongoing - please contact to make drop-off arrangements
 
Location: 515 South Haven St., Baltimore

Collect band aids, shampoo, toothpaste, comb and brush, bottled water, flashlights, etc., and assemble into bags to aid homebound individuals in your neighborhood. All collected items will be distributed to individuals in your community during regular food delivery.
 
Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to volunteer
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: Volunteer Support Services ,443.573.0925 or volunteer@mowcm.org
 
 
Happy Helpers Meal Preparation
Happy Helpers for the Homeless
 
Date/Time: Every Saturday in June, 11:30am - 1pm
 
Location: Happy Helpers Headquarters, 1550 Catons Center Dr., Halethorpe

We bring love and necessities directly to homeless and poverty stricken men, women, and children every Saturday and Sunday no matter the weather, and including holidays. Your family is welcome to meet at our headquarters to make and bag sandwiches. After this, we head to Harundale Presbyterian Church (1020 Eastway, Glen Burnie, MD) to distribute sandwiches and other necessities to the needy in the community.
 
Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to volunteer
 
Time Commitment: Two hours
 
Contact: Bobbi Coffman, 443.433.2416 or web@happyhelpersforthehomeless.com
 
 
Happy Helpers Meal Distribution
Happy Helpers for the Homeless
 
Date/Time: Every Sunday in June, 1 - 3:30pm
 
Location: Our Daily Bread, 725 Fallsway, Baltimore

We bring love and necessities directly to homeless and poverty stricken men, women, and children every Saturday and Sunday no matter the weather, and including holidays. Your family is welcome to meet us at Our Daily Bread where we set up their dining room, organize our goods and clothing, and then hand out all that we can to Baltimore's needy.
 
Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to volunteer.
 
Time Commitment: Two and one-half hours
 
Contact: Bobbi Coffman, 443.433.2416 or web@happyhelpersforthehomeless.com
 
 
Create DIY Kindness Kits for Gratitude on the Go
Doing Good Together
 
Date/Time: Flexible
 
Location: Your home and community
 
Anytime is a good time to express your gratitude to other people. Keep your car stocked with a DIY Kindness Kit and be ready to create thank you notes at any time. Fill your kit with:
  • Candy (melt-resistant works best in the summer)
  • Blank cards
  • Stickers
  • Colorful pens and markers
Read more about Gratitude on the Go and other Kindness Practices on the Doing Good Together website.
 
Ages: Everyone can participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: mail@doinggoodtogether.org
www.doinggoodtogether.org
 
 
Let your summer family gathering, school reunion, or community event be a chance for big-hearted giving. Our DGT Family Service Fairs are an are an ideal way for families to have fun while connecting with local nonprofits to help others in their community. And, our DIY Family Service Fair Manual makes them easy to host!

 

 

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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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