April 2018 - Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities

April 2018 Baltimore Family Volunteer Opportunities


April 2018 - Baltimore

ShareBaby Gear and Diaper Drop-Off
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!
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

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.
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.

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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