March 2017 - Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

March 2017 Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities


March 2017 - Baltimore

Special Volunteer Days to Help Around the House
Harford Family House
Date/Time: Friday, March 10 and 24, 9am - 12:30pm; Saturday, March 18,  9am - 11:30am
Location: 53 East Bel Air Avenue, Suite 3, Aberdeen

Harford Family House is one of the largest transitional housing shelters for families with children in Harford County. Their goal is to keep families intact during the crisis of homelessness. Volunteers are always welcome to come help! Typical volunteer tasks include cleaning and setting up apartments for incoming families, sorting donations in the supply closet, and minor landscaping (weather-permitting). You can also contribute much-needed items from their wish list.

Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to volunteer.
Time Commitment: Two and one-half to three and one-half hours

 Ariana Brown, 410.273.6700 or
Spring Peninsula Expressway Cleanup with Friends of the Hard Yacht Cafe
Clean Bread and Cheese Creek
Date/Time: Saturday, March 25, 9:30am - 1:30pm
Location: Anchor Bay Marina, 8500 Cove Road, Dundalk

Join us as we work with Friends of the Hard Yacht Cafe to remove trash before it washes into Bear Creek. We will car pool to the cleanup site from the marina parking lot. We run our cleanups as family events with plenty of ways for volunteers to participate. We welcome every type of person of every ability level to contribute and assist. We will supply snacks, water, trash bags, as well as gloves. More information is available on our Facebook page

Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to volunteer.
Time Commitment: Flexible

Contact: John Long, 410.285.1202 or 
Become a Friendly Visitor
Bello Machre
Date/Time: Flexible
Location: 7765 Freetown Rd., Glen Burnie

At Bello Machre the possibilities are endless. Creativity and imagination, mixed with initiative and a caring heart, can make the volunteer experience memorable for everyone. Your caring heart will make a difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities. Lend your time and talents and open your heart to the individuals we serve. If you have a day or even a few hours - your support will bring a smile to someone's face. Program ideas include music, scrapbooking, arts & crafts, gardening, cooking, movies, sports, and painting.
Ages: Volunteers of all ages welcome. A parent or guardian who has completed an orientation and background check must accompany children under 15 years of age.
Time Commitment: Flexible - you create the schedule.

Contact: Tracy Lynott, 443.702.3000 or 
Weed Warriors - Monthly Clean Up at Herring Run Park
Tree Baltimore and the Friends of Herring Run Park
Date/Time: Saturday, March 25, 10am - noon
Location: Herring Run Park, 2300 Argonne Dr., Baltimore

The mission of Friends of Herring Run Parks is to preserve, protect, restore and promote Herring Run Park and its stream valley for the benefit of present and future generations. Each month, volunteers gather to help clean up the park. Tools and gloves are provided.

 Families with children of all ages are welcome to volunteer.
Time Commitment: Two hours
Contact: or Registration is available online.

School's Out, Pitch In!
Jewish Volunteer Connection (JVC)
Date/Time: Friday, March 31, 1 - 3pm
Location: Various locations to be determined

JVC is the volunteer branch of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. Their mission is to foster a culture of service and engage volunteers to meet vital community needs. JVC connects volunteers with organizations throughout Greater Baltimore (nonprofits, schools and service agencies) based on the interests, skills and needs of the organizations. Are you looking for something to do with your children when school is out? Join the "School's Out, Pitch In!" VolunTeam and engage with your children in meaningful service when they have time off from school. Volunteers will participate in various service projects that may include cleaning up a park, visiting seniors, assembling donations, and more.

Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to volunteer.
Time Commitment: Varies/flexible
Contact: Erica Bloom, or 410.369.9302. Due to capacity, spots are limited so please call to register and a  VolunTeam Leader will be in touch with more details.
Donate to Our Wish List
Art With A Heart
Date/Time: Please contact to schedule a drop-off date
Location: Hamden Village Centre, 3355 Keswick Rd., Stable Building Suite 104, Baltimore

Art with a Heart brings interactive visual arts classes into schools, community centers, group homes, shelters, hospitals, and senior housing facilities. Art with a Heart offers 11,000 classes each year with a proven track record for developing creative initiatives and accessible paths to success for those living in Baltimore's most vulnerable communities. The organization is always in need of quality supplies. Please consider donating items from their wish list

Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to volunteer.
Time Commitment: Flexible
Contact: Jenny Hyle, or 410.366.8886

Cook a Meal at a Shelter
Doing Good Together
Date/Time: Flexible -- find something that works for your families schedule

Check the national Homeless Shelter Directory or Emergency Food Programs Directory for shelters or soup kitchens in your area.

Your family can work together to help hungry people in your community by volunteering to cook a meal or bring food to a local homeless shelter or soup kitchen. When you contact a shelter or soup kitchen, ask for the volunteer coordinator, see if they need volunteers and ask if they have any age requirements. Find more information and resources on the Doing Good Together Cook a Meal at a Shelter Project Page.

Ages: Will vary depending on the shelter or soup kitchen's volunteer policy.
Time Commitment: Varies; volunteers can typically make either a one-time or ongoing commitment.

One of the hallmarks of DGT™ is that we do more than simply offer opportunities and ideas for sharing kindness and serving others. We also expand on those experiences with important tips that help families prepare for and reflect on the unique situations they encounter during their time spent volunteering. Our newest Reflection Activities are geared specifically to the frequent topics we cover in our listings, e.g. helping the hungry and caring for animals. Look for the reflection banners in our listings to find conversation starters, book recommendations and more. And be sure to bookmark this collection of reflection offerings for easy reference during big-hearted discussions with your family.


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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.
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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