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.
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

ShareBaby Volunteer Session
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.

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.
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.
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  

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:


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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.
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