September 2017 - Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

September 2017 Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

 

September 2017 - Baltimore

 
Fall Bread & Cheese Creek Cleanup
Clean Bread & Cheese Creek
 
Date/Time: Saturday, September 2, 8am - 2pm
 
Location: 2408 Plainfield Rd., Dundalk

This event will be run in conjunction with the Alliance for the Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup 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. 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!
 
Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to volunteer. A parent or legal guardian must accompany children under 16.
 
Time Commitment: Volunteers can stay for as long or as little as they like.
 
Contact: John Long, 410.285.1202 or info@breadandcheesecreek.org. Join our Facebook Event here.
 
 
ShareBaby Gear and Diaper Drop-Off
ShareBaby
 
Date/Time: Tuesdays - September 5, 12, 19 & 26, 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! 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. 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. Please be sure to review the list of items we do/do not accept before you come.
Drop Off Instructions:
  • Pull up to the building loading dock
  • Call 667.212.3455 when you arrive and a ShareBaby team member will come out to assist you
  • Tax receipts are available upon request
Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to participate.
 
Time Commitment: Flexible
 
Contact: Eliseba Osore, eliseba@sharebaby.org or 667.212.3455
www.sharebaby.org

 
 
ShareBaby Volunteer Session: Wrapping and Sorting
ShareBaby
 
Date/Time: Wednesdays, September 6 & 20, 7 - 9pm and Sunday, September 24, 3 - 5pm
 
Location: The Mill Centre - 3000 Chestnut Ave., Suite 104, Baltimore

Want to get hands on with helping babies in need? ShareBaby provides diapers, clothing and gear to highly effective community organizations working to ensure Baltimore's young children get the best start in life! 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.

Ages:
 Families with children of all ages are welcome to volunteer.
 
Time Commitment: Two to three hours
 
Contact: Eliseba Osore at eliseba@sharebaby.org or 667.212.3455. Online sign-up is required.
www.sharebaby.org
 
 
Harvest Helpers Volunteer Event
The United Way of Central Maryland
 
Date/Time: Saturday, September 9, 9 - 11am
 
Location: Carroll County Community Garden, 33 Milton Ave., Westminster

Have a green thumb? Have kids that like to dig in the dirt? Or perhaps you're looking to get that perfect farmer's tan? If so, Harvest Helpers is for you! Bring your friends, coworkers and family to join in the fun at the Carroll County Community Garden. Together, we'll roll up our sleeves and harvest produce for our neighbors in need of healthy fruits and vegetables.

Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to volunteer. Registration is available online.
 
Time Commitment: Two hours
 
Contact:  Beth Littrell, beth.littrell@uwcm.org  
www.uwcm.org

 
 
DogFest Volunteers
Baltimore Humane Society
 
Date/Time: Saturday, September 16. Various volunteer time slots available: 6 - 10am, 8am - 1pm, noon - 5pm and 3:30 - 7:30pm
 
Location: 1601 Nicodemus Rd., Reisterstown

Want to be a part of an amazing event that supports animal welfare? Come help us at DogFest with activities such as dog bowling, bubble chase, and hide & seek for your dog! We need help in all areas the day of our event! This event is our biggest one of the year. 100% of the proceeds from this event go to supporting our animals in need. If you're unable to be there on the day of the event, we also need help with preparation (grounds keeping, marketing, setup the week before).

Ages: Everyone is welcome to volunteer. Children under 14 must volunteer with a parent or legal guardian.
 
Time Commitment: Four to five hour shifts
 
Contact: Danielle Kirchstein at 410.833.8848 ext. 223 or volunteer@bmorehumane.org. Registration is available online. Please email Danielle directly to register a volunteer group.
 
 
Harvest Helpers Volunteer Event
The United Way of Central Maryland
 
Date/Time: Saturday, September 23, 9 - 11am
 
Location: Howard County Community Garden, 6110 Old Dobbin Lane, Columbia

Have a green thumb? Have kids that like to dig in the dirt? Or perhaps you're looking to get that perfect farmer's tan? If so, Harvest Helpers is for you! Bring your friends, coworkers and family to join in the fun at the Howard County Community Garden. Together, we'll roll up our sleeves and harvest produce for our neighbors in need of healthy fruits and vegetables.

Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to volunteer. Registration is available online.
 
Time Commitment: Two hours
 
Contact: Beth Littrell, beth.littrell@uwcm.org  
www.uwcm.org
 
 
Color Run Volunteers
Back on My Feet Baltimore
 
Date/Time: Saturday, September 30, 7 - 11am
 
Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, 333 W. Camden St., Baltimore

Back on My Feet Baltimore combats homelessness through the power of running, community support, and essential employment and housing resources. The Color Run will make a donation to Back on My Feet Baltimore for every volunteer recruited. Volunteer duties include helping as a Color Thrower; handing out water to runners at Waterstops; and assisting at registration (the check-in party).

Ages: Families are welcome volunteer. Minimum volunteer age is six with a parent or legal guardian.
 
Time Commitment: Minimum of two hours
 
Contact: Jackie Range, 410.675.7500 ext. 174 or Jackie@backonmyfeet.org
www.baltimore.backonmyfeet.org

 
 
Bear Creek Stream and Charlesmont Park Cleanup
Clean Bread & Cheese Creek
 
Date/Time: Saturday, September 30, 9am - 2pm. Registration opens at 8am
 
Location: Trappe Road and Park Haven Road, Dundalk, (near Bear Creek Elementary School). Look for the registration tents and the "Clean Bread & Cheese Creek" banners.

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. 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.
  • 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. A parent or legal guardian must accompany children under 16.
 
Time Commitment: Volunteers can stay for as long or as little as they like.
 
Contact: John Long, 410.285.1202 or info@breadandcheesecreek.org. Join our Facebook Event here.
 
 
Adopt Everyday Big-Hearted Habits
Doing Good Together
 
Date/Time: Flexible
 
Location: Your home and community
 
We are what we do. By adopting one or two simple, caring routines, you'll give your children a strong sense of themselves as helpers. In this way, big-hearted habits empower kids to become thoughtful, engaged citizens throughout their lives. Visit the Big-Hearted Families Adopt Everyday Big-Hearted Habits page for ideas to add kindness to your everyday family routines.
 
Ages: There are ideas for families with children of all ages.
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: mail@doinggoodtogether.org
www.doinggoodtogether.org
 
 
Take DGT's 30-Day Back-To-School Kindness Challenge!

Big-hearted families may be familiar with our popular 30-Day Kindness Challenge and our Summer of Kindness Bucket List. Now with the fall season upon us, we're offering children and tweens/teens their own "30-Day Back-To-School Kindness Challenge"! These unique ideas help students focus on daily acts of kindness before, during, and after the school day. Let's make the 2017-18 school year the kindest one ever! Print and post yours today. Choose from the elementary grade and/or upper grade challenge.
 
 

 

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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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