June 2018 - Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

June 2018 Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

 

June 2018 - Baltimore

 
Summer Send-Off Bags Giveaway Event
United Way of Central Maryland
 
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 6, 1 -2:30pm
 
Location: Maree G. Farring Elementary/Middle School, 300 Pontiac Ave., Baltimore

Help students in United Way's On Track 4 Success program this summer with some fun, educational and recreational goodies to take home at the end of the school year. Help give each student in grades four through eight a Summer Send-off Bag to get them ready for a fun and enriching summer! Volunteers will be distributing bags to students.

Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to participate.
 
Time Commitment: One and one-half hours
 
Contact: Beth Littrell at beth.littrell@uwcm.org. Registration is available online.
www.uwcm.org
 
 
Help Cleanup Bread and Butter Stream
Clean Bread and Cheese Creek
 
Date/Time: Friday, June 8, 9am - 2pm
 
Location: 1623 Merritt Blvd., Dundalk; meet at Palm Beach Tan in the shopping center.

In conjunction with Better Waterways, we will be targeting the area of the stream beginning with Danville Square Shopping Center and moving toward Bear Creek. Help us remove trash before it flows into Back River, the Chesapeake Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean! 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. Learn more here.
 
Ages: Open to everyone. We welcome every type of person of every ability to assist. Volunteers under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
 
Time Commitment: Flexible - volunteer for as long as you like.
 
Contact: John Long, info@breadandcheesecreek.org or 410.285.1202
www.breadandcheesecreek.org

 
 
ShareBaby Volunteer Session
ShareBaby
 
Date/Time: Sundays, June 10 and June 17, 3 - 5pm, and Wednesdays, June 20 and 27, 7 - 9pm
 
Location: 1792 Union Ave., Baltimore

Join us at our warehouse to help wrap diapers and sort baby gear. Our volunteer sessions are a great way to spend some time giving back to children in need in Baltimore.
 
Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to participate. All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
 
Time Commitment: Two hours
 
Contact: Eliseba Osore, eliseba@sharebaby.org. Registration is available online.
www.sharebaby.org

 
 
BioBlitz at Masonville Cove
National Aquarium & Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center
 
Date/Time: Saturday, June 16, 10am - 2pm
 
Location: Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, 1000 Frankfurst Ave, Baltimore

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: Volunteers must be at least 5 years old. All volunteers under 18 years old will need to be supervised by an adult.
 
Time Commitment: Three hours
 
Contact: conserve@acqua.org or 410.576.1014. Pre-registration is required and is available online.
www.aqua.org
 
 
Gardener Volunteers
Moveable Feast
 
Date/Time: Every Tuesday and Thursday, 8 - 10am, now through September 4.
 
Location: Duncan Street Miracle Garden 901 N. Milton Ave., Baltimore

The mission of Moveable Feast is to foster a community that cares for men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-threatening illnesses by preparing and delivering nutritious meals and groceries and providing nutritional counseling and other services. Soak up some sun and get your hands dirty by helping us plant, weed, harvest, and compost our garden plot. Our plot is part of a larger community garden called the Duncan Street Miracle Garden, located a few blocks from our office in East Baltimore. Moveable Feast provides tools and gloves. Please bring your own water, sunscreen, and dress appropriately for garden work.

Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to participate. No previous experience necessary.
 
Time Commitment: Two hours
 
Contact: Angie Kelley at akelley@mfeast.org.
www.mfeast.org
 
 
Donate Needed Items
Harford Family House
 
Date/Time: Monday through Friday, 8am - 5pm. Please contact to schedule a drop-off time.
 
Location: 53 East Belair Ave., Apt. 3, Aberdeen
 
Harford Family House provides a fully furnished apartment to each of our families in need. When the families graduate from our program they are able to take many of the items with them, so we are always in need of household items. In addition, our families are able to access a supply closet on a weekly basis for cleaning supplies, toiletries and other personal hygiene items. Click the following links for items needed:
Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to participate.
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: Ariana, abrown@harfordfamilyhouse.org  
www.harfordfamilyhouse.org

 
 
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
 

Make this a summer of new experiences!


Whether you're staying close to home or traveling to faraway places, there's opportunity for big-hearted family discussions wherever you go. Download DGT's popular Road Trip Conversation Starters and other road trip resources today:
https://www.doinggoodtogether.org/bhf/blog/road-trip-kindness
 
 

 

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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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May 2018 - Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

May 2018 Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

 

May 2018 - Baltimore

 
Cedarmere Tree Planting
Blue Water Baltimore
 
Date/Time: Saturday, May 5, 9am - noon
 
Location: Cedarmere Elementary School, 17 Nicodemus Rd., Reisterstown

Get your hands dirty for clean water! Join Blue Water Baltimore and the Cedarmere Elementary School Community for a volunteer tree planting. We will be planting 40 trees around the campus to add shade and beauty. We will install deer fence around all of the trees to ensure robust growth and survival. Please let us know if you are a Baltimore TreeKeeper. The Baltimore TreeKeepers is a city-wide tree stewardship program open to anyone interested in Baltimore's trees. TreeKeepers promote healthy trees by educating residents and increasing their role in the care of the City's trees. Our tree planting projects occur rain or shine, so please be sure to dress appropriately for the weather. Wear clothing and sturdy shoes that you don't mind getting wet or dirty! Please bring a water bottle, we will provide water, snacks all tools and the trees.

Ages:
Everyone is welcome to participate. First time volunteers, student groups and families are encouraged to join us.
 
Time Commitment: Three hours
 
Contact: Alison Young,  ayoung@bluewaterbaltimore.org or 410.254.1577 ext. 100. Registration is available online.
www.bluewaterbaltimore.org
 
 
Habitat Gardeners in Patterson Park!
Patterson Park Audubon Center
 
Date/Time: Saturday, May 5, 9 - 10:30am
 
Location: 2901 E. Baltimore St., Baltimore. Meet at the wetland garden (uphill & northwest of the boat lake) or the pollinator garden (just west of the boat lake) in Patterson Park.

Build bird habitats in Audubon's native plant gardens in Patterson Park. We need volunteers to make sure they remain healthy habitats for the park's birds and butterflies. Weed, mulch, and/or plant while spending a relaxing morning outdoors with friends, family, and Audubon. We're happy to sign community service hours for helpful students.
 
Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate. This is the perfect service opportunity for your small group to get active in the community. We welcome family, community, corporate, faith-based, scouting, and all kinds of groups. Join us!
 
Time Commitment: One and one-half hours
 
Contact: baltimore@audubon.org
 
 
Help Make a Native Plant Garden
Gunpowder Valley Conservancy
 
Date/Time: Saturday, May 5, 10am - 1pm
 
Location: 7021 Healthcoate Dr., Kingsville

The mission of the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy is to educate and mobilize people and resources to preserve and restore the lands and waterways of the Gunpowder watershed. Join us for a free garden workshop to learn about Bay-Wise landscaping with native plants and then get hands-on experience planting an edible Bayscape Garden at a private residence in Kingsville. Bayscapes replace lawn with native plants that support wildlife, reduce maintenance, and filter rain water from your yard, driveway, or other hard surfaces. Bayscapes are planted in areas that will intercept and filter rainwater before it runs off to the creek, the Bay or a storm drain. Edible Bayscapes provide the added bonus of growing your own seasonal produce! We will be planting a Fig Tree Guild with currants, rhubarb, native shrubs and flowers. Dress for yard work (hat, long pants, sneakers/boots, sunscreen) and bring your own water bottle. Garden gloves and tools will be provided. Our hosts will provide lunch after the garden installation.

Ages:
 Everyone is welcome to participate.
 
Time Commitment: Three hours
 
Contact: Amy Young, ayoung@gunpowdervc.org or 410.404.4748. Registration is available online.
www.gunpowdervalleyconservancy.org

 
 
Organize a Summer Send-Off Bag Drive
United Way of Central Maryland
 
Date/Time: Flexible, now through Friday, May 18
 
Location: United Way of Central Maryland Office - Montgomery Park Business Center, 1800 Washington Blvd., Suite 340, Baltimore

Help students in United Way's On Track 4 Success program this summer with some fun, educational, and recreational goodies to take home at the end of the school year. Collect items with your family and friends or organize a drive at work to fill summer send-off bags for students in need. Send-off bags include games, puzzles, books, sports gear, sidewalk chalk, planting seeds, and more.

Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate.
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: Beth Littrell, beth.littrell@uwcm.org. Sign up here to receive more information or check our Amazon Wish List to purchase items and have them shipped directly to United Way of Central Maryland. Once you sign up, you will receive an email from United Way to confirm your registration and to receive the send-off bag shopping list.  
www.uwcm.org

 
 
Summer Send-Off Bags Volunteer Packing Event
United Way of Central Maryland
 
Date/Time: Saturday, May 19, 10am - noon
 
Location: United Way of Central Maryland Office - Montgomery Park Business Center, 1800 Washington Blvd., Suite 340, Baltimore

Help students in United Way's On Track 4 Success program this summer with some fun, educational and recreational goodies to take home at the end of the school year. Volunteers are needed to help sort and pack donated Summer Send-off goodies at United Way's offices.
 
Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate.
 
Time Commitment: Two hours
 
Contact: Beth Littrell, beth.littrell@uwcm.org. Registration is available online.
www.uwcm.org

 
 
Explore Nature with a Scavenger Hunt
Doing Good Together
 
Date/Time: Anytime you can get outdoors with your family!
 
Location: Your local park or nature center

When children learn to appreciate and enjoy nature, they are more likely to grow into adults who value and protect our environment. You and your family can use Doing Good Together's printable Nature Scavenger Hunt checklist to liven up your next walk in the woods. Enjoy exploring nature as a family, invite friends along, or bring this activity to your scouts meeting, classroom, or community gathering. Check out Doing Good Together's Nature Scavenger Hunt project page for more ideas and reflection questions.

Ages: The whole family is welcome to participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: mail@doinggoodtogether.org
www.doinggoodtogether.org
 
 
Celebrate Milestones This May!

Whether you are celebrating the graduation of a preschooler or college student - or any big moment in between - these milestone moments offer opportunities for sharing gifts that encourage kindness and giving. Visit our Shop Kind Vendor Page for our favorite gift-giving books. And for advice on tackling transitions (by kids and parents), revisit this post from our Blogger: www.doinggoodtogether.org/bhf/blog/masterful-transitions.

 

 

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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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April 2018 - Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

April 2018 Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

 

April 2018 - Baltimore

 
ShareBaby Gear and Diaper Drop-Off
ShareBaby
 
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 3 and 10, anytime between 9:30am and 6pm
 
Location: New Location! 1792 Union Ave., 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 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 (in the center of the building-near 2 dumpsters and there may be a food truck there)
  • 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: Varies
 
Contact: Eliseba Osore, eliseba@sharebaby.org or 667.212.3455 
 
 
Masonville Cove Project Clean Stream
National Aquarium
 
Date/Time: Saturday, April 14, 9:30am - 12:30pm
 
Location: Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, 1000 Frankfurst Ave., Baltimore

Join your neighbors and community partners to clean up the stream and living shoreline that connect Brooklyn and Curtis Bay to Masonville Cove. Get outside and make a difference in your community while learning about the causes and effects of marine debris and how  you can help! Data collected during this event will contribute to Project Clean Stream.
 
Ages: Volunteers must be at least 10 years old. Volunteers under the age of 18 will need to be supervised by an adult.
 
Time Commitment: Three hours
 
Contact: avanwyk@aqua.org or 410.576.1079. Pre-registration is required for this event and registration is available online.
 
 
Help Celebrate Healthy Kids Day
The Y in Central Maryland
 
Date/Time: Saturday, April 21, 8:30am - 1:30pm
 
Location: The Weinberg Y in Waverly, 900 E. 33rd St., Baltimore

Healthy Kids Day is a great opportunity for families to come out for fun games and activities, like a bounce house, obstacle course, face painting, sports stations, make & take healthy snacks, crafts, and more! Y Healthy Kids Day is a free community event. There are a range of volunteer opportunities to support the day including the following:
  • Event setup/breakdown
  • Assist with the climbing wall
  • Distribute t-shirts
  • Help with arts and crafts
  • Monitor the bounce house and obstacle course
  • Help with event registration
Ages: Volunteers must be at least 12 years old
 
Time Commitment: Four to five hours
 
Contact: Eric Somerville at ericsomerville@ymaryland.org  
 
 
Stone Soup Families Living United Volunteer
United Way of Central Maryland
 
Date/Time: Saturday, April 21, 3 - 5pm
 
Location: Our Daily Bread, 725 Fallsway, Baltimore

Together we can work to end hunger in Baltimore City. 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 participating to bring an item for our grocery list. Once you have registered, we will send you a follow-up email indicating which ingredients your family should provide.

Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to participate
 
Time Commitment: Two hours
 
Contact: Beth Littrell at beth.littrell@uwcm.org. Registration is available online and spaces fill quickly!
www.uwcm.org
 
 
Community Garden Volunteer
Park Heights Community Health Alliance, Inc. (PHCHA)
 
Date/Time: Saturday, April 28, 9am - noon
 
Location: 4151 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore

Park Heights Community Alliance grows several thousand pounds of food for the residents of Park Heights in West Baltimore. It's spring and we'll be doing some preparations for the growing season. Join us for this volunteer event. There will be tasks and activities for all skill levels and ages. Wear layers of clothing and sturdy shoes (boots or sneakers that you don't mind getting dirty). We will meet at our main site listed above, but we may deploy to our other sites for more plantings.

Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate
 
Time Commitment: Two to three hours
 
Contact: Floyd at 410.542.8190
www.phcha.org

 
 
April Lunch Patrol - Baltimore Rescue Mission
B & Dee's Baltimore Love
 
Date/Time: Sunday, April 29, starting at noon
 
Location: Carroll Park, 1500 Washington Blvd., Baltimore

Lunch Patrol is a monthly brown bag lunch distribution for those in need throughout Baltimore City. Get your family together to pre-make brown bag lunches -- sandwich, drink, snack, and dessert. The bagged lunches will be delivered by volunteers on foot and by vehicle to those in need throughout Baltimore City. Volunteers can help by packing and/or delivering lunches.
 
Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to volunteer.
 
Time Commitment: Flexible. Stay for as long or as short as you'd like
 
Contact: Brian Dolbow, 410.622.9519 or bmdolbow@gmail.com. Click here for more information and to sign up.
www.facebook.com/BDeeBaltimoreLove/
 
 
Art with a Heart Office Volunteers
Art with a Heart
 
Date/Time: Ongoing and flexible
 
Location: 3000 Falls Rd., Mill No. 1, Baltimore

Art with a Heart's mission is to enhance the lives of people in need through visual art. With over 11,000 classes a year and many community-wide initiatives, there are numerous fun and engaging volunteer opportunities with our organization. Volunteers are always needed in-house at the Art with a Heart office to help:
  • Gather and pack supplies in preparation for classes and community projects
  • Create sample art projects and steps for instruction
  • Assist in weekly inventory and organization of supply rooms
  • Create artful decorations for individuals and community partnership events
  • Break and organize tile for large-scale mosaics
There are also opportunities to assist in Art with a Heart classes that can work for almost any consistent schedule as well as occasional, one-time community service events in the evenings and on the weekends.

Ages: All ages are welcome
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: Jenny Hyle, jenny@artwithaheart.net or complete an online volunteer application.
www.artwithaheart.net

 
Become a Citizen Scientist
Doing Good Together/SciStarter

Date/Time: Flexible, on your own schedule

Location: Your home or community
 
Make science your next family service project! A citizen scientist is a curious person wiling to volunteer time, effort, and resources to further scientific endeavors, often - though not always - in collaboration with researchers. Choose one among hundreds of research projects searchable through SciStarter.com. Some are online only. Others get you out into nature. Still others put you to work analyzing results. The truly great thing about citizen science through SciStarter is that you can choose a project based on your interests, the financial investment you're prepared to make, and your child's ability. Visit Doing Good Together's Be a Citizen Scientist project page for more ideas and resources.

Ages: There are projects for children of all ages

Time Commitment: Varies, depending on project

Contact: mail@doinggoodtogether.org

 
Spring into a season of kindness! Join our DGT™ Membership Circle
 
Spring is the season of renewal, so it's an ideal time to focus on big-hearted activities for the
entire family. When you join the DGT™ Membership Circle you have year-round access to our experts who provide inspiration, motivation, advice, and ideas. Plus, there are members-only perks, including our Challenges Download. Perfect for those who want to focus their acts of kindness on a weekly topic, such as environmentalism or generosity. Membership costs just $24.99 annually and benefits DGT's programming. Sign up today!
 
Don't forget: our Facebook Big-Hearted Conversation Group is open to anyone interested in connecting with other big-hearted families. Discuss your kindness and volunteering goals, challenges, and service project ideas, and enjoy the tips posted by our Big-Hearted Families™ Director, Sarah Aadland.
 
 

 

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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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March 2018 - Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

March 2018 Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

 

March 2018 - Baltimore

 
Annual Big Dig Events
Park Heights Community Health Alliance
 
Date/Time: Saturday, March 17 and Saturday, March 24, 9am - noon
 
Location: 4151 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore

The Big Dig events are our garden kickoff where we turn over the soil to prepare for the upcoming season. The Big Dig Events have various levels of tasks and opportunities for volunteers to contribute their time in a big way! Garden volunteers will assist in turning over soil, pulling weeds and planting new seedlings. We will have community garden leads present to assign tasks and help new gardeners learn more and just have fun.
 
Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate
 
Time Commitment: Three hours
 
Contact: Michelle, mbailey-hedgepeth@phca.org or 410.542.8190
 
 
7th Annual EGGSTRA Special Easter Massive Stuffing Party
The We Cancerve Movement, Inc.
 
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 20, 4 - 6pm
 
Location: Boys & Girls Club (Havre de Grace Branch) 351 Lewis Lane, Havre de Grace

During the month of February, The We Cancerve Movement collected candy and treats that will be delivered in baskets to homeless, sick and foster children. Volunteers are needed on March 20 for a massive basket-stuffing party! The goal is to fill 700 baskets.

Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies/flexible
 
Contact: peoplewhocare@wecancerve.org
 
 
ShareBaby Volunteer Session
ShareBaby
 
Date/Time:
  • Sunday, March 18 and Sunday, March 25; 3 - 5pm
  • Wednesday, March 28, 7 - 9pm
Location: 1792 Union Ave., Baltimore (New Location)
 
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. 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 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
 
 
Community Garden Day - Greenhouse
Park Heights Community Health Alliance
 
Date/Time: Saturday, March 24, 9 - 11am
 
Location: 3300 Woodland Ave., Baltimore

Do you want to learn more about greenhouses and urban farming? Join us for a light work day at our hoophouses located at Woodland Garden site. We will be transplanting recent seedlings and preparing seedlings for the late winter. This will be an opportunity to help on the site with projects like raking leaves and other late fall tasks. The hoop houses are generally warmer than the normal outside temperature, but still dress accordingly to the weather.

Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to volunteer.
 
Time Commitment: Two hours
 
Contact: Michelle, mbailey-hedgepeth@phca.org or 410.542.8190
http://www.phcha.org/

 
 
March Lunch Patrol - Baltimore Rescue Mission
B & Dee's Baltimore Love
 
Date/Time: Sunday, March 25, starting at noon
 
Location: Baltimore Rescue Mission, 4 N. Central Ave., Baltimore (this is the meeting location)

Lunch Patrol is a monthly brown bag lunch distribution for those in need throughout Baltimore City. Get your family together to pre-make brown bag lunches -- sandwich, drink, snack, and dessert. The bagged lunches will be delivered by volunteers on foot and by vehicle to those in need throughout Baltimore City. Volunteers can help by packing and/or delivering lunches.
 
Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to volunteer.
 
Time Commitment: Flexible. Volunteer for as long or as short as you'd like.
 
Contact: Brian Dolbow, 410.622.9519 or bmdolbow@gmail.com. Click here to sign up for which bag lunches you will be bringing with you.
 
 
B & Dee's 2nd Annual Easter Celebration/Helping the Homeless on Easter
B & Dee's Baltimore Love
 
Date/Time: Saturday, March 31, starting at 1pm
 
Location: 421 Fallsway, Baltimore; (across the street from Healthcare for the Homeless)

Join us as we celebrate Easter by hosting a potluck dinner buffet for the homeless in Baltimore City. Volunteers are needed to bring pre-made food for the event and are welcome to stay and enjoy the celebration. The event will also feature an Easter Egg Hunt, music, and fun!
 
Ages: Everyone can participate. We especially welcome our youngest volunteers to join us!
 
Time Commitment: Flexible. Stay for as long or as short as you'd like.
 
Contact: Brian Dolbow, 410.622.9519 or bmdolbow@gmail.com. Click here to sign-up to donate food.
 
 
Become a Senior Angel
Doing Good Together
 
Date/Time: Once a week
 
Location: A  senior in your community

You can help create a more age-integrated society and instill positive attitudes toward aging by providing your child with positive contacts with seniors. By becoming a Senior Angel your family will let a senior know they are remembered and loved through an ongoing weekly correspondence. Seniors who may be home-bound, confined to nursing homes, or in convalescent hospitals will look forward to your weekly greetings! You can reach out to a relative, neighbor or senior you know in your community.

What you'll need:
  • Stationery, greeting cards, pens, drawing or art supplies
  • Occasional small, inexpensive, gifts ($2-$5), such as a box of tea or bar of scented soap
  • Postage
Once-a-week send your older friend chatty letters, friendly cards, uplifting notes, children's drawings and perhaps an occasional small gift. Learn more by visiting the Doing Good Together Become a Senior Angel page.
 
Ages: Your whole family can participate!
 
Time Commitment: Varies, but please plan on making an ongoing, long-term commitment to your senior.
 
Contact: mail@doinggoodtogether.org
www.doinggoodtogether.org

 
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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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February 2018 - Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

February 2018 Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

 

February 2018 - Baltimore

 
"We Care for Kids" Toiletries Drive 2018
The We Cancerve Movement, Inc.
 
Date/Time: Ongoing through February 4. Check hours at collection sites for donation drop-off.
 
Location(s):
  • Safeway, 5485 Harpers Farm Rd., Columbia
  • Safeway, 540 Benfield Rd., Severna Park
  • Safeway, 225 Brierhill Dr., Bel Air
  • Safeway, 1017 York Rd., Towson
  • Safeway, 9645 Belair Rd., Perry Hall
  • Restoration World Ministries, 901C Philadelphia Rd., Joppa
  • St. James A.M.E. Church 615 Green St., Havre de Grace
The We Cancerve Movement is a nonprofit organization that creates giving opportunities that can be supported by the community to bring happiness to homeless, sick, and foster children. Your donations will help to provide for homeless children within the Greater Baltimore and Harford County Region. We will be collecting the following items at each of our drop off locations:
  • shampoo & conditioner (travel side and regular size)
  • toothbrushes & toothpaste
  • razors and shaving cream
  • dental floss                                     
  • soap
  • washcloths
  • hairbrushes
  • deodorant
Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate.
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: peoplewhocare@wecancerve.org
 
 
Friendly Visitor Volunteering
Augsburg Village
 
Date/Time: Ongoing; exact time will be determined once you've signed up
 
Location: 6825 Campfield Rd., Baltimore

Augsburg Village is a faith-based community that welcomes individuals of all beliefs, cultures and ethnic backgrounds. Augsburg has been providing a home to seniors for more than a century. Our philosophy is to treat our residents, and each other, with respect, support and thoughtful consideration. Volunteering your time at Augsburg Village can be not only very fulfilling, but also fun. We find that our volunteers enjoy the experience just as much as our residents. Families often enjoy volunteering together. Our Friendly Visitors spend time with residents, playing cards/games, singing, and hanging out. There are also opportunities to help with a fun game night!
 
Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate. Families are welcome.
 
Time Commitment: Flexible
 
Contact: Kevin Webb at 410.486.4573 ext. 120. To learn more, fill out the online application.
www.augsburg.org

 
 
ShareBaby Volunteer Session: Wrapping and Sorting
ShareBaby
 
Date/Time:
  • Wednesday, February 7, 7 - 9pm
  • Sunday, February 25, 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 hours
 
Contact: Eliseba Osore, eliseba@sharebaby.org or 667.212.3455. Online sign-up is required.
www.sharebaby.org
 
 
ShareBaby Gear and Diaper Drop-Off
ShareBaby

Date/Time: Tuesdays, February 6, 13, 20, anytime between 10:30am and 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: Varies

Contact: Eliseba Osore, eliseba@sharebaby.org or 667.212.3455 
 
 
Family Supper Program and/or Cookie Bake
Believe In Tomorrow Children's Foundation
 
Date/Time: Call to schedule a date and time
 
Location: Believe in Tomorrow House at St. Casimir, 2712 O'Donnell St, Baltimore

The Believe In Tomorrow House at St. Casimir is the first stand-alone hospital housing facility nationwide to focus exclusively on the long-term housing needs of pediatric bone marrow transplant patients and their immediate family members. Volunteers are needed to help with the following:
  • Family Supper Program: Prepare a "grab-and-go" meal for our families to enjoy! Families staying here may often not be at the house during mealtime, but appreciate coming back to a pre-prepared meal at a time convenient to their schedule.
  • Cookie Bake: Treat the families of the Believe In Tomorrow House at St. Casimir to delicious homemade goodies.
  • Family Activities: Bring a smile to the faces of our children and families by hosting a fun activity. Examples include arts & crafts, holiday-themed events, and magic shows. We're open to your ideas!
Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to participate.
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact:  info@believeintomorrow.org or 410.614.2560. Prospective volunteers should complete the online volunteer form.
www.believeintomorrow.org

 
 
Mailbox Cubbies for Valentine's Day
Ronald McDonald House of Baltimore
 
Date/Time: Open seven days a week, 9am - 9pm
 
Location: 635 W. Lexington St., Baltimore

Each family has a mailbox/cubby that can be stuffed with gifts from the community. It's such a wonderful treat for the families to see their cubbies filled with goodies when they come back from the hospital-it really brightens their day! Be creative. Think of something you would like to receive or something you would want to send to a loved one. Here are some examples of great cubby stuffers:
  • Handmade Gifts: If you're feeling crafty, make stuffed animals, picture frames, greeting cards or any other creations to brighten up our families' day.
  • Small Gifts: Individually wrapped snacks or toiletries always make a great gift!
  • Snack Bags: Fill gift/lunch bags with water, juice boxes, chips, fruit snacks, granola bars or other non-perishable food items. Families can take these with them to the hospitals for a mid-day treat!
  • Child Activity Bags: Fill gift/lunch bags with crayons, markers, stickers, activity pads, coloring books or other fun activities.
  • Adult Goody Bags: Fill gift/lunch bags with pens, pencils, paper, note cards, crossword or other puzzle books, or other gifts just for parents.
  • Notes: Write notes of encouragement to the families and children staying at the Ronald McDonald House.
Please keep in mind that all goodies must be new. We encourage volunteers to bring enough items to stuff 36 cubbies.

Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: Amber Rose,  arose@rmhcbaltimore.org or 410.528.1010 ext. 106
www.rmhcbaltimore.org
 
 
2018 Books & Buddies
The We Cancerve Movement, Inc.
 
Date/Time: February 2 - 22. Check hours at collection sites for donation drop-off.
 
Location:
  • Weichert-Diana Realty, Inc. 414 S. Main St., Bel Air
  • Harford Day School 715 Moores Mill Rd., Bel Air
Help the We Cancerve Movement, Inc. is teaming with Harford Day School to pair children's books with stuffed animals that match the main character in each book as gift sets for area hospitalized and homeless children. Let's promote literacy and the joy of reading for children with an easy escape in a fun book! We've held this project since 2013 with much success and we're counting on your help for continued success. Drop off your donation at either of the locations listed above.

Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact:  peoplewhocare@wecancerve.org or 410.322.0822
www.wecancerve.org
 
 
EGGSTRA Special Easter Collection
The We Cancerve Movement, Inc.
 
Date/Time: February 20 through March 20. Please contact to schedule a time for donation pickup or drop-off.
 
Location: Email We Cancerve to schedule a pickup or to determine a drop-off location

Every year, We Cancerve prepares baskets for shelters, hospitals and foster care group homes to bring happiness to children there. In 2017, we donated 470 baskets and 322 goodie bags to 10 homeless shelters, three foster care organizations, four medical programs, and five programs for homeless and hungry persons. This year, we're collecting individually-wrapped candy and novelties for local homeless, sick, and foster children. Requested items include: chocolate bunnies, individual packs of jelly beans, spring-themed pencils, small spring-themed crafts, and individual packs of chocolate and hard & soft candies. There will be a massive basket stuffing party on March 20th; look for details on how to volunteer in the March listing.

Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate.
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: peoplewhocare@wecancerve.org
www.wecancerve.org
 
 
Car Window Poetry
Words Matter: Harness the Power of Poetry
Doing Good Together
 
Date/Time: Anytime
 
Location: Your home and community

At Doing Good Together, we know how the right turn of phrase can encourage more kindness. We know how a great book can cultivate empathy, opening a child up to the feelings and experiences of a stranger. The instructions for this project are as simple as its name.
  1. Create short, heart-warming poems, jokes, or artwork. You may want to use the free Car Window Poetry cards available here.
  2. Place your poems on car windows outside your school, playground, library, a busy grocery store, or wherever you happen to be. Note: if it's raining or remarkably windy, postpone this step a bit.
  3. Post your poems on Instagram with the #CarWindowPoetry. While you're at it, kindly add #DoingGoodTogether as well!
Learn more by visiting the Doing Good Together Words Matter: Harness the Power of Poetry project page.
 
Ages: Everyone can participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: mail@doinggoodtogether.org
www.doinggoodtogether.org
 
 
Let's take the lovely day called Valentine's Day and make it a month-long kindness endeavor! Prepare now by printing and posting our 28-Day Valentine Kindness Challenge. Pick and choose your favorite days for doing something extra good for others or challenge yourselves for the entire month of February. This is a great project for families, community or faith groups, or even classrooms. And if you participate in this challenge, kindly let us know how it goes!


 

 

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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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January 2018 - Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

January 2018 Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

 

January 2018 - Baltimore

 
ShareBaby Volunteer Session: Wrapping and Sorting
ShareBaby
 
Date/Time:
  • Sunday, January 7, 3 - 5pm
  • Wednesday, January 10, 7 - 9pm 
  • Sunday, January 14, 3 - 5pm  
  • Wednesday, January 17, 7 - 9pm  
  • Wednesday, January 24, 7 - 9pm
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 hours
 
Contact: Eliseba Osore at eliseba@sharebaby.org or 667.212.3455. Online sign-up is required.
www.sharebaby.org
 
 
Warm Hearts & Warm Coats Drive
Burlington Coat Factory
 
Date/Time: Ongoing through January 22 during store hours
 
Location(s):
  • Burlington Store 757, 7735 Eastpoint Mall, Baltimore
  • Burlington Store 91, 6500 Reisterstown Rd., Baltimore
  • Burlington Store 324, 6901 Security Blvd, Baltimore
  • Burlington Store 215, 1955 East Joppa Rd., Baltimore
  • Burlington Store 733, 7700 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie
Collect and donate gently-used or like-new winter coats to the Warm Hearts & Warm Coats Drive. This collaboration is part of an ongoing effort to ensure no individual goes without a warm coat during the cold winter months. Each year the Warm Coats & Warm Hearts Coat Drive relies on the generosity and compassion of Burlington customers across the country. In partnership with ABC's Good Morning America and the national non-profit organization K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, Burlington collects gently-worn coats in all its store locations and works with local agencies to distribute the coats to those most in need within the community. Having completed its 9th year, the coat drive has collected well over 1.5 million coats!

Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: Check website for store phone numbers. 
 
 
ShareBaby Gear and Diaper Drop-Off
ShareBaby
 
Date/Time: Tuesdays; January 2, 9, 16, 23, anytime between 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: Varies
 
Contact: Eliseba Osore at eliseba@sharebaby.org or 667.212.3455
www.sharebaby.org

 
 
East Baltimore's MLK Day of Service
The 6th Branch
 
Date/Time: Monday, January 15, 9am - 1pm
 
Location: 1801 E. Oliver St., Baltimore

Join us for our 7th annual community service event in East Baltimore honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event is hosted by the New Broadway East Community Association and organized by The 6th Branch. We will be meeting on the Food Hub of Baltimore campus. Parking is on the street around the meeting area. We will be conducting several light demolition, overgrowth removal, and large scale trash clean-up projects on multiple sites in Broadway East. Please dress in layers and be prepared for the cold. If you are planning on attending the day of service, please fill out the online waiver here.

Ages: Everyone can participate. Families and children are absolutely welcome!
 
Time Commitment: Two to four hours
 
Contact: Colin Lyman, colinlyman@the6thbranch.org    
 
 
Bagged Dinner Food Donations
Catholic Charities - The Weinberg Housing and Resource Center
 
Date/Time: Flexible; call to schedule a drop-off
 
Location: 635 West Lexington St., Baltimore

Each night, about 150 guests board a shuttle on the 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 one of the following items, packing the bag dinners and dropping them off, or organizing 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 any 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.
 
Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: volunteerwhrc@cc-md.org or 667.600.3236
www.catholiccharities-md.org

 
 
Make No-Sew Blankets
Doing Good Together
 
Date/Time: Flexible
 
Location: Your home or community
 
Enjoy a cozy family kindness project for a cold month! Your children can help make these simple, fleece  blankets and provide comfort to a child in need. No sewing is required. Many local organizations would appreciate your donations of these easy-to-create fleece blankets. Check with hospitals, homeless shelters, care facilities, or police and fire stations to gauge interest. Or you can deliver them to your local chapter of Project Linus or Binky Patrol. These two groups will distribute them to organizations with the greatest need. Visit the Doing Good Together Make No-Sew Blankets Project page for blanket-making instructions and reflection questions.
 
Ages: Everyone can participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: mail@doinggoodtogether.org
 
Resolve to make 2018 your year to stand for kindness!

Want to make kindness a priority? You're not alone! In fact, there are big-hearted families nationwide who've decided sharing acts of kindness and service should be a top priority in 2018. The Big-Hearted Families Membership Circle can help! Our big-hearted experts are at your service to provide inspiration, motivation, and advice. Plus there are members-only perks too. All for just $24.99 annually.

Get started by joining in conversation with like-minded people. Our Facebook Big-Hearted Conversation Group is now available (free of charge) to anyone who wants to start or continue their family kindness practice. Discuss your goals, challenges, and ideas with other big-hearted families. And enjoy the tips posted by our Big-Hearted Families™ Director, Sarah Aadland.
 

 

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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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