November 2018 - Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

November 2018 Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

 

November 2018 - Baltimore

 
Baltimore Light the Night Walk
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Maryland Chapter
 
Date/Time: Saturday, November 3, 6:30 - 10pm. Three shifts:
  • 8am - noon
  • Noon - 4pm
  • 4 - 9:30pm
Location:  333 West Camden St., Baltimore

At Light The Night (LTN), it is our aim to bring light to the darkness of cancer through research and cures. LTN is a series of fundraising campaigns benefiting LLS' funding of research to find blood cancer cures. We bring hope instead of despair by working to ensure access to treatments for all blood cancer patients. We bring communities together to celebrate those who are fighting the disease and to honor those we have lost. We are taking steps to end cancer. The Opening Ceremony begins at 6:30pm with our walk to begin immediately following. Our walk cannot be a success without the help of our volunteers. Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Event set up: t-shirts, registration, lanterns, bright lights, start arch, remembrance pavilion, team tents/pavilions, Circle of Survivors, kids' zone, food area, etc.
  • Event support: distribute t-shirts, distribute lanterns, distribute bright lights, register participants, collect money, monitor team tents, monitor kid zone, monitor food section, monitor corporate village, monitor Circle of Survivors, monitor remembrance pavilion, etc.
  • Walk: route volunteers spread amongst the two-mile course
  • Post-walk: clean up all areas and pack up the rental truck
Ages: All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by a guardian.
 
Time Commitment: Shifts are four to five and one-half hours
 
Contact: Please complete the online form at http://www.lightthenight.org/ways/volunteer
www.lls.org/maryland

 
 
Harvest Helpers with Civic Works
United Way of Central Maryland
 
Date/Time: Saturday, November 3, 9am - noon
 
Location: Little Gunpowder Farm, 17028 Old York Rd., Monkton

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 First Fruits Farm. 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 participate
 
Time Commitment: Three hours
 
Contact: Beth Littrell, beth.littrell@uwcm.org. Registration is available online.
www.uwcm.org 

 
 
5th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner for the Homeless
B & Dee's Baltimore Love
 
Date/Time: Saturday, November 17, 11am - 4pm
 
Location: 420 Fallsway, Baltimore

The mission of B & Dee's Baltimore Love is to provide help and resources to those experiencing poverty and homelessness in Baltimore City and to inspire others to give back to the community. Join us for our 5th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner for those in need. It's by far our biggest event of the year! Last year, we served 3,200 meals. In addition to meals, there will be vendors, giveaways, and live entertainment. 

Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: Brian Dolbow, 410.622.9519 or info@bdeebaltimorelove.org. This is a SAVE the DATE notice. A volunteer sign-up link will be posted on our Facebook page.
 
 
Fall Bake Sale Fundraiser
Clean Bread & Cheese Creek
 
Date/Time: Saturday, November 17, between noon - 4pm
 
Location: Walmart, 2399 North Point Blvd., Dundalk

Need a fancy centerpiece cake for your Thanksgiving or fall family gathering? Want a homemade treat for dessert without spending time in the kitchen? Help Clean Bread & Cheese Creek raise money to finance our cleanups in the Dundalk area by purchasing a homemade treat for your dinner table or Thanksgiving celebration. Donations of baked goods are needed and greatly appreciated as well. Money raised from the bake sale will be used to purchase equipment and supplies for future cleanups throughout the Dundalk area. For more information or if you are interested in donating a home baked good please contact us.
 
Ages: Everyone is welcome
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: John Long, 410.285.1202 or info@breadandcheesecreek.org
www.breadandcheesecreek.org
 
 
Stone Soup with Families Living United
United Way of Central Maryland
 
Date/Time: Saturday, November 17, 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 from 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, beth.littrell@uwcm.org. Registration is available online.
 
 
Baby Gear Donations
ShareBaby
 
Date/Time: Every Tuesday, between 9:30am - 6pm. Pull up to the building loading dock door and a ShareBaby team member will be available to assist you.
 
Location: 1792 Union Ave., Baltimore

ShareBaby has set the goal of distributing 2 million essential items to Baltimore's neediest young children by the close of 2019. 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, pull ups, and wipes. Be sure to review the list of items we do/do not accept before you come. 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
www.sharebaby.org

 
 
Sponsor a Family
Family-to-Family
 
Date/Time: Ongoing, monthly donation
 
Location: Family-to-Family will connect you with a family to sponsor.

Teach your children the importance of sharing your bounty with others by sponsoring a family in need with a monthly box of groceries. Choose one of the six options on the Family-to Family website and your family can help ease the burden of hunger and poverty in one of America's poorest communities. Depending on the option you choose, you'll need to buy groceries and personal care items, along with a box and postage. Visit the Doing Good Together Sponsor a Family project page for reflection questions and other ways your family can make a positive difference in the lives of others.
 
Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: nhennessee@family-to-family.org
 
Shop Kind for the Holidays!

Whether you're shopping for birthday gifts, making your holiday gift list, or just looking for books, games, and activities for your family, be sure to keep kindness in mind. DGT has compiled a variety of "kind vendors," and we've found some fun Amazon products that could turn online shopping into a big-hearted activity. Best of all, as an Amazon affiliate and having sponsored vendors, DGT benefits from these purchases as well. Want to become a Kind Vendor? Contact us and tell us about your big-hearted product!
 

 

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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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October 2018 - Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

October 2018 Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

 

October 2018 - Baltimore

 
Help Make a Native Plant Garden
Gunpowder Valley Conservancy
 
Date/Time: Saturday, October 6, 10am - 1pm
 
Location: 30 Perryoak Place, Nottingham

The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy is looking for volunteers to help install a rain garden at a private residence. Dress for yard work (hat, long pants, sneakers or boots, sunscreen). Bring your own water bottle. Garden gloves and tools will be provided. Lunch will be provided by the host following the planting.

Ages: Minimum age to volunteer is seven. No gardening experience necessary.
 
Time Commitment: Three hours
 
Contact: Amy Young, ayoung@gunpowderconservancy.org or 410.404.4748
 
 
Day of Service
Civic Works
 
Date/Time: Saturday, October 6, 8am - noon
 
Location: Clifton Mansion, 2701 Saint Lo Drive, Baltimore

Each year, hundreds of volunteers join Civics Works on Day of Service to clean parks and vacant lots, plant trees, paint schools, repair homes for elderly residents, create community gardens, and help communities conserve energy. Once you have registered, you will be assigned to a location in one of the many sites across Baltimore City.

Ages: Families welcome to volunteer. Under age 18 must have an adult present.
 
Time Commitment: Three to four hours
 
Contact: John Ciekot, 410.366.8533 or info@civicworks.com. Registration is available online.
 
 
ShareBaby Public Volunteer Sessions
ShareBaby
 
Date/Time(s):
  • Sunday, October 7 & 14, 3 - 5pm
  • Wednesday, October 10 & 17, 7 - 9pm
Location: 1792 Union Ave., Baltimore

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 6 and up are able to help with sorting and/or diaper wrapping. Please bring a box of size 4, 5, or 6 diapers and/or a pack of wipes with you to the session.
 
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 or 667.212.3455.  Registration is required and available online.
www.sharebaby.org

 
 
Help Plant Trees for Cleaner Air and Water!
Gunpowder Valley Conservancy
 
Date/Time: Saturday, October 20, 10am - 1pm
 
Location: Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association, 3400 Northwind Rd., Parkville. Look for "Game and Fish" sign and GVC Tree Planting sign at paved entry road. Follow driveway all the way down to parking lot. A planting crew chief will instruct you from there.

We are looking for volunteers who care about the Earth, our watershed, and the Chesapeake Bay! Join us to plant trees that provide valuable wildlife habitat and play an important role in keeping our local waterways clean. This event will be held rain or shine. Remember to wear boots, pants, long sleeve shirt, hat, gloves, and bring rain gear and a water bottle. Water jug and a light snack will be provided.

Ages: Families with children ages eight and older are welcome to volunteer

 
Time Commitment: Three hours
 
Contact: Peg Perry, 410.692.0468 or pperry@gunpowdervc.org
www.gunpowdervalleyconservancy.org
 
 
Harford County Stone Soup with Families Living United
The United Way of Central Maryland
 
Date/Time: Saturday, October 20, 8:30 - 10:30am
 
Location: Bel Air United Methodist Church, 21 Linwood Ave., Bel Air

Together, we can work to end hunger in Harford County. Bring your whole family and join us to assemble meals for people in need. We ask each family member participating to bring an item from 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 volunteer.
 
Time Commitment: Two hours
 
Contact: Beth Littrell at beth.littrell@uwcm.org. Registration is available online.   
www.uwcm.org

 
 
Friendly Visitors for Stella Maris Residents
Stella Maris
 
Date/Time: Ongoing. Volunteers should be able to commit to one to two hours each week.
 
Location: 2300 Dulaney Valley Rd., Lutherville-Timonium

The Stella Maris volunteer office is looking for volunteers to visit our residents. Unfortunately, some of them don't have many visitors and need to see friendly faces and interact with visitors to get all-important social stimulation. A friendly and positive attitude is a must and our volunteers must be caring and patient.
 
Ages: All are welcome. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
 
Time Commitment: One to two hours per week
 
Contact: Megahn Rineman, 410.252.4500 or mrineman@mdmercy.com. Please complete a volunteer application at https://www.stellamaris.org/volunteer-application/
 
 
DIY Craft Projects for BARCS
BARCS (Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter)
 
Date/Time: Items can be dropped off Monday - Friday, 10:30am to 6pm and Saturday - Sunday, 8:30am - 4pm
 
Location: 301 Stockholm St., Baltimore
 
Get involved and help the animals at BARCS with these fun DIY craft projects.
  • Cat Food Puzzle: You will need an empty toilet paper roll, scissors and kid-safe (water soluble) markers. On your toilet paper rolls, mark four lines about a finger's width apart. Carefully cut along those lines to make four rings. Draw fun designs and colors on each of the rings. Insert ring 1 into ring 2. Then insert ring 3 into rings 1 and 2. Then squeeze the fourth ring inside the others to make a ball. Put cat treats or pieces of food into the ball. No catnip for the shelter cats, please!
  • Cat Spider Toy: All you need for this project is a 5x5" piece of scrap fabric (felt and fleece work best), milk jug rings and scissors. Cut the fabric square into 12- 14 thin strips. Tie the strips around the ring using a double-knot. Tie until your ring is full! Try different color combinations to make it fun! No catnip for the shelter cats, please!
  • Hand-Knotted Fleece Blankets: These do not need to be large to be cozy for our animals! Small blankets (12x24') are especially helpful for our cats! Instructions: Lay the two pieces of fleece wrong sides together. With the fabric on top of each other, trim off any ends as necessary to make them the same size. Cut out a square about 3-4 inches from each corner. This will prevent bunching of the material in the corners and help to make tying easier. Next cut out slits - almost like a fringe - about 3 inches deep all the way around the fabric. Just make sure you cut deep enough so that you can tie the pieces together. Tie the matching top and bottom slits together into double knots (helps them to say together after washing).
Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: info2barcs@gmail.com or 410.396.4695
 
 
Decorate Lunch Bags for Meals on Wheels
Doing Good Together
 
Date/Time: Anytime
 
Location: Check the national Meals on Wheels site to find your local program

Meals on Wheels operates in virtually every community in America through a network of more than 5,000 independently-run local programs. With the help of Meals on Wheels programs, seniors and people with disabilities get the nourishment and human connection needed to support daily activities, while reducing the need for medical support. For some recipients, these daily meals are the difference between living in their own homes and moving to a nursing home. Think of how fun it would be for Meals on Wheels recipients in your community to receive their meals in brightly decorated lunch bags! Visit Doing Good Together's Decorate Lunch Bags Project page for more ideas and resources.

Ages: Everyone can participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: mail@doinggoodtogether.org
 
 
Let's raise big-hearted Upstanders! 
 
When it comes to bullying, we can make a difference with a creative approach that helps parents discuss the issue and helps kids strategize ways to deal with sticky situations. DGT's newest offering of Big-Hearted EBooks includes an Anti-Bullying Ebook which helps parents raise Upstanders who not only resist the urge to bully others, they also speak up for themselves and others. Each downloadable ebook includes conversation starters, an Upstander Family Plan, and a unique 12-week kindness challenge. Just $4.99 or free for families in our Membership Circle
   
 

 

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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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Doing Good Together, 5141 16th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55417
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September 2018 - Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

September 2018 Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

 
September 2018 - Baltimore
 
Fall Bread & Cheese Creek Cleanup
Clean Bread & Cheese Creek
 
Date/Time: Saturday, September 8, 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. Learn more here.

Ages: Open to everyone. We welcome every type of person of every ability to assist. Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
 
Time Commitment: Volunteers can stay for as long or as little as they like.
 
Contact: John Long, 410.285.1202 or info@breadandcheesecreek.org
www.breadandcheesecreek.org

 
 
ShareBaby Public Volunteer Sessions
ShareBaby

Date/Time(s):
  • Sunday, September 9 and 23, 3 - 5pm
  • Wednesday, September 12 and 26, 7 - 9pm
Location: 1972 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. 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. Please bring a box of size 4, 5, or 6 diapers and/or a pack of wipes with you to the session.

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 or 667.212.3455.  Registration is required and available online.
 
 
Pet Pals Reading Program
The Maryland SPCA
 
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 11, 18 and 25, 5 - 6pm
 
Location: 3300 Falls Road, Baltimore

Pet Pals is a program that will benefit children and also benefit the pets waiting to be adopted. It helps reinforce to children that pets should be loved and treated kindly while they continue to strengthen their reading skills without being judged on their reading abilities. The pets enjoy the company, and it reduces stress in pets who may be anxious in a kennel environment. There is no fee for this event, but space is limited to 10 youths per week and registration is required. Participants are encouraged to bring their own books to read. The Maryland SPCA may take and use photos of the event for marketing purposes.

Ages: All ages are welcome. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. 
 
Time Commitment: One hour
 
 
 
DogFest Volunteers
Baltimore Humane Society
 
Date/Time: Saturday, September 15. Various volunteer time slots are available:
  • 6 - 10am
  • 8:30am - 1pm
  • Noon - 5pm
  • 4 - 7pm
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 is our biggest event of the year. One hundred percent 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 participate. Children under 14 can volunteer with a parent or legal guardian.
 
Time Commitment: Flexible
 
Contact: Danielle Kirchstein, 410.833.8848 ext. 223 or volunteer@bmorehumane.org. Registration is available online. Groups should email Danielle directly.
 
 
Bear Creek Stream Cleanup
Clean Bread & Cheese Creek
 
Date/Time: Saturday, September 22, 8am - 2pm. Registration opens at 8am

Location: Lynch and Park Haven Road, Dundalk, (near the pumping station). Look for the registration tents and the "Clean Bread & Cheese Creek" banners.
 
This event will be run in conjunction with Better Waterways, American Rivers, Trash Free Maryland, National Public Lands Day Everyday. 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 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
 
Time Commitment: Volunteers can stay for as long or as little as they like.
 
Contact: John Long, 410.285.1202 or info@breadandcheesecreek.org
www.breadandcheesecreek.org

 
 
Meals on Wheels Maryland - Homebound Health Kits
Meals on Wheels Maryland
 
Date/Time: Ongoing - call to schedule drop-off appointment
 
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 should be dropped off at Meals on Wheels and will be distributed to individuals in the community during regular food delivery.
 
Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate
 
Time Commitment: Flexible
 
Contact: volunteer@mowcm.org or 410.573.0925
 
 
Creating a Giving Box
Doing Good Together
 
Date/Time: Flexible
 
Location: Your home and community

Teach your children the importance of sharing money as well as time. Work together as a family to research causes and issues you care about, and then collect coins for the causes that matter the most to you. Create your own Giving Box to collect your family's charitable donations. When your box is full, decide together where the money will go. Visit Doing Good Together's Create your own Giving Box page for more ideas and resources.
 
Ages: Everyone can participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
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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August 2018 - Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

August 2018 Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

 

August 2018 - Baltimore

 
Old Dundalk Adopt-a-Block
CityBeat Dream Center
 
Date/Time: Saturday, August 4, 1 - 4pm
 
Location: Eastern Assembly of God, 7923 Wise Ave., Baltimore

CityBeat is a nonprofit that aims to change Baltimore by loving, restoring, and empowering communities through outreach and residential programs. Come out and join us as we love on the people of Old Dundalk! Volunteers will meet at Eastern Assembly of God, drive over to Dundalk Middle School, and disperse from there. We will be cleaning up trash, meeting with residents, and spreading hope to the community.
 
Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate
 
Time Commitment: Flexible
 
Contact: Janelle Robinson janelle@citybeatbaltimore.org, 443.376.8563
 
 
Harvest Helpers Volunteer Event
The United Way of Central Maryland
 
Date/Time: Saturday, August 4, 9 - 11am
 
Location: Carroll County Community Garden located at the end of 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 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 are welcome to volunteer
 
Time Commitment: Two hours
 
Contact: Beth Littrell, beth.littrell@uwcm.org. Registration is available online.
 
 
ShareBaby Volunteer Session
ShareBaby
 
Date/Time: Sunday, August 5, and Sunday, August 19, 3 - 5pm
 
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! Want to get hands on with helping babies in need? Come help us with gear sorting and diaper wrapping at the warehouse.

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 or 667.212.3455. Online registration is required.
www.sharebaby.org
 
 
Harvest Helpers Volunteer Event
The United Way of Central Maryland
 
Date/Time: Saturday, August 11, 8:30 - 11:30 am
 
Location: First Fruits Farm, 2025 Freeland Rd., Freeland

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 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 are welcome to volunteer
 
Time Commitment: Three hours
 
Contact: Beth Littrell, beth.littrell@uwcm.org. Registration is available online.
 
 
ShareBaby Volunteer Session
ShareBaby
 
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 15, and Wednesday, August 29, 7 - 9pm
 
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! Want to get hands on with helping babies in need? Come help us with gear sorting and diaper wrapping at the warehouse.

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 or 667.212.3455. Online registration is required.
www.sharebaby.org
 
 
Clean Up Reservoir Hill
St. Francis Neighborhood Center
 
Date/Time: Saturday, August 18, 11am - 3pm
 
Location: 2405 Linden Ave., Baltimore

The St. Francis Neighborhood Center is committed to ending generational poverty through education, inspiring self-esteem, self-improvement, and strengthening connections to the community. This is an opportunity to help clean up St. Francis Neighborhood Center as well as the surrounding neighborhood. Roll up your sleeves and get into it! Gloves, trash bags, and water will be provided.

Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate.
 
Time Commitment: Flexible
 
Contact: volunteer@stfranciscenter.org  or 410.669.2612
 
 
B & Dee's 2nd Annual Back to School Block Party
B & Dee's Baltimore Love
 
Date/Time: Saturday, August 18. Volunteer shifts are from 8am - noon, noon - 4pm, or all day.
 
Location: 653 N. Bentalou St., Baltimore

The mission of B & Dee's Baltimore Love is to provide help and resources to those experiencing poverty and homelessness in Baltimore City, and to inspire others to give back to the community. Join us for this event that is all about our youth and getting them ready for the upcoming school year. Volunteers are needed to help with food service, school supplies giveaway, and setup/cleanup.

Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to volunteer 
 
Time Commitment: Four hour shifts
 
Contact: Brian Dolbow info@bdeebaltimorelove.org. Please complete the online volunteer form.
 
 
Donate Supplies to Baltimore Teachers
Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap
 
Date/Time: Ongoing. Drop off donations on Thursday, 3 - 6pm or Saturday, 11am - 2pm
 
Location: 1794 Union Ave., Baltimore

Gather new and/or gently-used classroom supplies to donate to the Teacher Supply Swap. You'll help support our mission to provide access to educational materials for local teachers and students. Please visit our website to learn more about what is accepted/not accepted. 
 
Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate 
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: donations@teachersupplyswap.org  
 
 
Back to School Kindness Challenge
Doing Good Together

Date/Time: Starting September 1

Location: Your home and community
 
Take the Back to School Kindness Challenge! The back-to-school season is a great time to re-orient ourselves to our priorities. Let's resolve to make this a big-hearted school year full of compassion, reflection, and thoughtful acts of kindness. These unique ideas help students focus on daily acts of kindness before, during, and after the school day. Choose from the elementary grade and/or upper grade challenge. Starting on September 1 you can follow along with DGT on social media, both on Instagram and in our Big-Hearted Families community on Facebook, for kindness reminders and personal stories.

Ages: Everyone can participate

Time Commitment: Varies

Contact: mail@doinggoodtogether.org 

 
DGT's Big-Hearted E-Books

Families who are part of our Membership Circle may already know about our big-hearted e-books which expand on important topics and offer in-depth learning opportunities. We're proud to introduce our newest e-book "Host a Mini Family Service" created just in time for National Night Out™ on August 7th. Choose any of the three e-books (on building community, exploring nature, or becoming an upstander) for just $4.99 each in our online store. Or, become a member (for just $29.99) and receive all three of these e-books for free! As always, your purchase supports DGT and helps us offer free and budget-friendly resources to families nationwide.
 

 

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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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July 2018 - Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

July 2018 Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

 

July 2018 - Baltimore

 
Cleanup of Dundalk's War of 1812 Monuments
Clean Bread and Cheese Creek
 
Date/Time: Saturday, July 7, 8am - noon
 
Location: Registration takes place at Battle Acre Park, 3115 S. North Point Rd., Dundalk. Please go to the Battle Acre Park location first. Other cleanup sites include Northpoint State Battlefield, 2880 North Point Rd., Dundalk

Please join us as we cleanup three of our communities War of 1812 monuments - Battle Acre Park, North Point Battlefield, and the Methodist Meeting House Monument. Volunteers of all ages and abilities are needed! 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. Though it is true we will need people to dig out shopping carts and haul trash to the dumpsters, we also need people to run water, food, tools, and trash bags (both empty and full) to individuals in the creek; help with registration; set up food and drinks; and more. We will provide 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 online.

Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to participate
 
Time Commitment: Stay for as long or as little as you'd like
 
Contact: John Long, 410.285.1202 or info@breadandcheesecreek.org  
 
 
Help Plant a Native Garden
Gunpowder Valley Conservancy
 
Date/Time: Saturday, July 14, 10am - 1pm
 
Location: Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association, 3400 Northwind Rd., Parkville

Join us for a free garden workshop to learn about Bay-Wise landscaping with native plants and then get hands-on experience planting a Bayscape Garden at the Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association. Bayscapes replace lawn with native plants that support wildlife, reduce maintenance, and filter rain water from yards, driveways, and other hard surfaces. Bayscapes are planted to intercept and filter rainwater before it runs off to the creek, the Bay, or a storm drain. Dress for yard work and bring your own water bottle. Garden gloves and tools will be provided.

Ages: Minimum age to volunteer is seven. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
 
Time Commitment: Three hours
 
Contact: Amy Young, ayoung@gunpowdervc.org or 410.4040.4748. Learn more here and register online.
 
 
Stone Soup Volunteer Event
United Way of Central Maryland
 
Date/Time: Saturday, July 21, 8:30 - 10:30am
 
Location: Bel Air United Methodist Church, 21 Linwood Ave., Bel Air

Bring your whole family and join us to assemble meals for people in need who are guests of Bel Air United Methodist Church. Inspired by the children's story, Stone Soup, we ask for each family member participating in the event to bring an item from our grocery list. Once you have registered, we will send you a follow up email indicating which ingredients your family should provide. Kids and adults of all ages are welcome, so invite your friends and neighbors to join the fun!

Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to participate
 
Time Commitment: Two hours
 
Contact: Beth Littrell, beth.littrell@uwcm.org. Registration is available online
 
 
Harvest Helpers Volunteer Event in Baltimore
United Way of Central Maryland
 
Date/Time: Saturday, July 28, 9 - 11am
 
Location: Filbert Street Garden, 1377 Filbert St., Baltimore

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 Filbert Street 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 participate
 
Time Commitment: Two hours
 
Contact: Beth Littrell, beth.littrell@uwcm.org. Registration is available online.
www.uwcm.org
 
 
ShareBaby Gear and Diaper Drop-Off
ShareBaby
 
Date/Time: Drop off hours: Tuesday, July 3, 9:30am - 4pm. Tuesday, July 10, July 17, July 24, and July 31, 9:30am - 6pm
 
Location: 1792 Union Ave., Baltimore

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, pull ups, and wipes. Be sure to review the list of items we do/do not accept before you come. Pull up to the building loading dock door and a ShareBaby team member will be available to assist you.

Ages: Families with children of all ages are welcome to participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: Eliseba Osore, eliseba@sharebaby.org or 667.212.3455
 
 
ShareBaby Volunteer Session
ShareBaby
 
Date/Time: Sunday, July 8 and July 22, 3 - 5pm; Wednesday, July 11 and July 24, 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.
 
 
Project Cat Program Volunteer
Baltimore Humane Society
 
Date/Time: Flexible
 
Location: Baltimore Humane Society, 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown

Volunteers are needed to participate in the Project Cat Program. Volunteers will work with cats and other small animals, including playing and socializing, grooming, and petting. In addition to playing with and socializing with either the cats or small animals (rabbits, guinea pigs, etc.) the position can involve cleaning the animals' kennels which means hands-on work and scooping up of poop! You will have the opportunity to be an active participant in the Open Paw Program, which is an enrichment and training program geared toward improving the animals' quality of life and their adoptability. Hygiene control is very important, as is ensuring that the smaller animals remain stocked up with food, water, bedding, and toys.
 
Ages: Everyone can participate. Volunteers age 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
 
Time Commitment: Eight hours per month is requested, but the BHS will not turn down anyone who cannot commit to this amount of time. 
 
Contact: Danielle Kirchstein, volunteer@bmorehumane.org or 410.833.8848. All volunteers are required to attend an orientation session. Please complete this online form if you are interested in participating.
 
 
Write Letters to a Soldier
Doing Good Together
 
Date/Time: Flexible, at your convenience
 
Location: Contact A Million Thanks or Operation Gratitude for information on where to mail your letters

Practice gratitude as well as kindness. You and your family can send some appreciation and cheer to men and women who are serving our country far from home. Reach out to a soldier that you know or contact A Million Thanks or Operation Gratitude, two nonprofit organizations that  make it easy to send letters to soldiers eager for mail from home. Visit the Doing Good Together Write a Letter to a Soldier project page for reflection questions and other ways your family can make a positive difference for soldiers.

Ages: Everyone is welcome to participate
 
Time Commitment: Varies
 
Contact: mail@doinggoodtogether.org. If you have specific letter-writing questions please contact www.amillionthanks.org/contactus.php or info@operationgratitude.com directly.
www.doinggoodtogether.org

 
As the crisis at the border floods the news, your children may have questions. You may feel helpless to respond. Our latest blog post can help you navigate this heartbreaking issue with your kids. As our blogger concludes, "Doing Good Together has always relied on two essential truths. In every crisis, there is something you can do to make a difference. And your family's actions, along with your empathy, will help shape the next generation of helpers and heroes."

 

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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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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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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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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

 
Reading together is a research-proven, amazingly simple way to practice empathy and support your child's learning on every level. But that isn't why we love it. Story time is the most intimate, thoughtful, tender way to connect with a child. Check out Doing Good Together's awesome collection of favorite picture and chapter books focused on a variety of critical topics, including Kindness, Creativity, Gratitude, Mindfulness, Bullying, Death & Grief, and more
 

 

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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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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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 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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 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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