May 2017 -Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

May 2017 Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

 

May 2017 - Baltimore

 
Share Items with ShareBaby
ShareBaby
 
Date/Time: Flexible - please email to schedule a drop-off date and time
 
Location: The Mill Centre - 3000 Chestnut Ave., Suite 104

ShareBaby provides diapers, clothing and gear to highly effective community organizations working to ensure Baltimore's young children get the best start in life! Please only donate items that are washed, free of stains/rips, and in new or good condition. It is only with your help that we are able to ensure that every item ShareBaby distributes is something that you would give or use with your own children or ones you love. There are many items that we do not accept due to liability and/or space limitations. Click to view the current wish list. If an item isn't on the wish list, we likely do not accept it at this time.

Ages:
Everyone is welcome to participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: Eliseba Osore, eliseba@sharebaby.org or 667.212.3455
www.sharebaby.org

 
 
Food Donation/Bagged Dinners
The Weinberg Housing and Resource Center/Catholic Charities of Maryland
 
Date/Time: May 1 - 5, Drop-off times: 7am - 3pm or 5 - 7pm
 
Location: 620 Fallsway, Baltimore

Each night, about 150 guests board a shuttle on their way to an overflow shelter. The WHRC aims to provide a bag dinner each day for these guests -- at the minimum, a sandwich for each guest, but ideally a full bag dinner. Most of these guests won't eat if we don't feed them, so the support means a lot. Consider donating any of the following items, packing the bag dinners and dropping them off, or donating a collection of full bag dinners. Any amount helps! One complete bagged dinner includes:
  • A sandwich (PB&J or turkey - option to include cheese - white OR wheat bread okay)
  • Juice box
  • Bottle of water
  • Orange or other fruit (no apples, please - many of our residents are unable to chew them)
  • Snack (pretzels, chips, etc.)
  • Dessert treat (cookie, brownie, etc.)
Please put sandwiches in a plastic Ziploc-style bag, and put the dinner items in a brown paper bag. It's a great idea for families, groups or schools to decorate the paper bags too.
Please do not include any raw meat items!

Ages: Families are welcome to participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
 
 
Walk MS: Hunt Valley Volunteer
National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Greater DC/Maryland Chapter
 
Date/Time: Saturday, May 6, 5am - noon (contact for specific volunteer hours)
 
Location: Padonia Park Club 12006 Jenifer Rd., Cockeysville

Families, corporate groups and individuals of all ages and abilities are invited to volunteer. We are always looking for youth clubs, corporate, and service-oriented community groups to lend a hand before, during, and after our events. Positions include:
  • Set up
  • Registration
  • Greeters
  • Rest stop (hand out snack & drink)
  • Photography
  • Medical support
  • Tear down and more!
Some volunteer positions require a criminal and/or DMV background check, and some may involve driving or heavy lifting. If you want to help, we guarantee we can find a place for you!
 
Ages: Families are welcome to volunteer
 
Time Commitment: Varies, depending on position
 
Contact: 202.296.5363 or info-dcmd@nmss.org. Registration is available online
 
 
ShareBaby Wrapping & Sorting Volunteer Sessions 
ShareBaby

Date/Time: 
  • Wednesday, May 10, 7 - 9pm
  • Sunday, May 21, 3 - 5pm
  • Wednesday, May 31, 7 - 9pm
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: Two hours

Contact: Eliseba Osore, eliseba@sharebaby.org or 667.212.3455. Please register online in advance
 
 
Project Clean Stream Community Trash Cleanup of Middle Branch Park 
Bluewater Baltimore

Date/Time: Saturday, May 13, 9am - noon

Location:
Middle Branch Park, 3301 Waterview Ave., Baltimore


Blue Water Baltimore offers the opportunity for volunteers to make an immediate positive impact on the health of our parks, neighborhoods, and waterways through community trash cleanups. Trash is a major cause of pollution in Baltimore City and it is one of the easiest to address. No experience is necessary and supplies and instruction are provided.

Ages: Families are welcome to volunteer

Time Commitment: Three hours

Contact: Alison Young, ayoung@bluewaterbaltimore.org or 410.254.1577 ext. 100. Registration is available online. 
 
 
Cleanup of Stansbury Park and Pond 
Clean Bread and Cheese Creek

Date/Time: Saturday, May 20, 9am - 2pm. Registration opens at 8am

Location:
800 Stansbury Rd., Dundalk

 
In celebration of National Kids to Park Day your family can help cleanup this beautiful park and pond because every child deserves a safe clean place to play in and experience nature. We will provide gloves, trash bags, snacks, lunch and bottled water. Registration will be located at or near the pavilion. Look for the registration tents and the Clean Bread and Cheese Creek Banners. This event will run rain or shine. 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 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. Join our Facebook event here.
 
 
Community Garden Day! 
H.P. Rawlings Conservatory & Baltimore City Parks and Recreation

Date/Time: Thursday, May 25, 8:30am - 1pm

Location:
H.P. Rawlings Conservatory, 3100 Swann Dr., Baltimore

Help plant the gardens around the Conservatory. We will be doing a large planting activity to get our beds ready for the season. We need help planting and mulching the beds. Plant the beds with the guidance of an experienced team captain. Eat, drink and be merry while enjoying the beautiful, transformed garden!

Ages: Families are welcome to volunteer

Time Commitment: Up to four and one-half hours

 
 
Project Clean Stream Community Trash Cleanup with Friends of Herring Run Park 
Bluewater Baltimore

Date/Time: Saturday, May 27, 10am - noon

Location: 
Herring Run Park - Echodale Ave. and Herring Run Dr., Baltimore


Blue Water Baltimore offers the opportunity for volunteers to make an immediate positive impact on the health of our parks, neighborhoods, and waterways through community trash cleanups. Trash is a major cause of pollution in Baltimore City and it is one of the easiest to address. No experience is necessary and supplies and instruction are provided.  

Ages: Families are welcome to volunteer

Time Commitment: Two hours

Contact:
Alison Young, ayoung@bluewaterbaltimore.org or 410.254.1577 ext. 100. Registration is available online.
 
 
Make this a Summer of Kindness with DGT's Summer Bucket List
Doing Good Together
 
Date/Time: All summer long
 
Location: Your home or community
 
Print and post one or both of DGT's two innovative Summer of Kindness bucket lists. These creative kindness projects will keep your family making big-hearted memories all summer long. 
 
Ages: Preschool to teen
 
Time Commitment: 15 minutes to 1 hour per week depending upon the activities you choose to complete.

Contact:
mail@doinggoodtogether.org
 
 
Let's multiply kindness!

Thank you to everyone who attended our April 20th Celebration and helped us raise funds to empower families to raise children who care and contribute!

If you weren't able to attend our event, here's your chance to make an impact. Every $25 raised helps DGT™ engage with a new family who wants to share more acts of kindness and service. Those big-hearted efforts have a multiplying effect: As families do more good for others, they start a family routine of giving that benefits others now and in the future.

Whether you want to support one family or several, your donation helps us multiply kindness and extend DGT's reach to families across the nation.

Click here to make your donation.

And to instill a habit of kindness and service in your own family, be sure to join our Membership Circle if you haven't already.

 

 

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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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