Community Bulletin

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The Center for Social Concern’s Community Bulletin is a place where we will be sharing individual volunteer opportunities and community related events. The purpose of this page is to:

  • provide individual volunteer opportunities for those looking to get involved.
  • share community related events.
  • remind you of important deadlines that may be of interest to you.

We are working with our community partners and local organizations to create this page that we hope can become a valuable resource for the Hopkins and local communities. The Community Bulletin will constantly be changing and updated as we learn of new opportunities.

Check out the opportunities below and please contact volunteer@jhu.edu or (410) 516-4777 if you have any questions or suggestions on how we can make this page better.

Students looking to get involved or volunteer on a more consistent schedule, can always get involved with a CSC program instead.  Otherwise, check out other other engagement opportunities and ways to strengthen our communities.

How to Post Events/Opportunities

If you are a community partner or a local organization who needs help promoting an event or you are looking for some volunteers to lend a helping hand at your organization, please complete our Volunteer Opportunity and Event Form. A staff member will follow up with you within 2-3 business days to help you post your opportunity on this page.

If you have a job or internship opportunity, please email volunteer@jhu.edu with a job description and any additional information that will be helpful. Thank you for partnering with us!

Upcoming  Volunteer Opportunities

Central Baltimore Partnership – neighborhood surveyors needed December through February

Central Baltimore Partnership is seeking volunteers to assist in distributing surveys in the Central Baltimore Communities. A short workshop with tips and surveying will be provided. Of course, there will be snacks and water too! Be sure to wear sneakers and dress appropriately since you will be outside and walking! PDF Document: Learn more about this opportunity.

Shifts:

  • Monday – Friday: 1-3pm or 5-7pm
  • Saturday: 2-4pm

Number of volunteers needed: We would like to have a group of 3 to 5 volunteers to go out into the community each time.

Location: 25 E. 20th Street, Baltimore, MD 21218

How to volunteer: Contact Temple Stokes at t.stokes@centralbaltimore.org or (410) 698-1229.

Charm City Clinic – looking for case managers for Spring 2017 cohort

Are you interested in helping the East Baltimore Community access health care and resolve other social needs? Then consider applying to be a case manager for the Charm City Clinic! As a volunteer case manager, you will have the opportunity to build collaborative relationships with clients as you help connect them to resources around the city. Learn more about this opportunity.

Shifts: unknown

Number of volunteers needed: This opportunity is an application-dependent opportunity

Location: 2222 Jefferson Street | Baltimore, MD 21205

How to volunteer: Application link. For questions, please contact the Program Director, Tulha Siddiqi, at tsiddiqi@charmcityclinic.org.

Ongoing  Volunteer Opportunities

To learn more about other opportunities that provide clinical exposure and experience, please refer to the Pre-Professional Advising Office’s website. Note: any shadowing/observing opportunities do not qualify as volunteering so cannot be counted towards HopServe50 or Track it Forward.

Intersection of Change – looking for volunteers who are passionate about the arts and our community!

Intersection of Change 

Jubilee Arts is looking for volunteers who are passionate about the arts and our community. Jubilee Arts is looking for Teaching Artist Assistants to help with our programs. As a teaching assistant, you will be responsible for replenishing art supplies as needed, helping the children with tasks via one on one support, and lastly, keeping the work space clean and orderly. If you have a passion for art and enjoy working with children, this position is for you!

No teaching experience necessary, but it doesn’t hurt! Must be able to work with kids and keep them focused. Ability to listen and take direction from the Art Teacher. Personal experience and interest in the art form is preferred. This opportunity is seeking volunteers from January 16 to May 19, 2017.

Shifts:

(**) Asterisks denote classes that need the most assistance.

For Ages 6-11

  • Ballet: Mondays (3:30-5pm)
  • **Sewing: Tuesdays (3:30-5pm)
  • **Printmaking and Mix-Media Arts: Wednesdays (3:30-5pm)
  • **Clay: Thursdays(3:30-5pm)

Ages 12-13

  • **Youth In Business: Mondays (4-5pm)
  • Multi-Media Story Telling: Tuesdays (4-5pm)
  • Music Production: Wednesdays (4-5pm)

Ages 14-18

  • **Youth In Business-Fashion:  Mondays (5:30-7pm)
  • **Youth In Business-Clay: Thursdays (5:30-7pm)

Number of volunteers needed: 2 per class

Location: 1947 Pennsylvania Ave., Baltimore, MD 21217

How to volunteer: Contact Mark Weber at markweber@intersectionofchange.org.


End Hunger one meal at a time! Jubilee Arts is looking for volunteers to assist us with dinner that we serve to the kids who participate in our programs. You will be serving hot food, maintaining a clean environment, logging the name of each child and date the meal was served, and general oversight of the children as they eat.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about the the types of neighborhood residents we serve and Dinner Service has become an important staple of the work Jubilee Arts accomplishes. If you have an interest in serving a child a nutritious hot meal, listening to their story, and learning more about Jubilee Arts, then this is the position for you!

Volunteers will complete a 10 minute training session, executed by the Volunteer Coordinator, explaining how food will be served, how to log the children who eat, and finally how to transfer the log to the computer.

Shifts: Volunteers to help serve food from 4:30-5:30pm Monday-Friday.
Number of volunteers needed: For those server positions, Jubilee Arts,  just need 1 person, for 1 hour, 1 day a week.

Location: 1947 Pennsylvania Ave., Baltimore, MD 21217

How to volunteer: Contact Mark Weber at markweber@intersectionofchange.org.

Living Classrooms Foundation – seeking mentors, tutors and more!

Living Classrooms Foundation has many volunteer opportunities.

  • STEM Mentors

Looking for volunteers to come to two of our community centers in East Baltimore during the after-school hours.

POWER House Community Center

Shifts: Tuesdays OR Thursdays (4:45-5:45pm) starting September 12th. These sessions will run for about 10 weeks, and should end the week of November 14th. Training for mentoring is included! No experience required.

Number of volunteers needed: unknown

Location: 316 S. Caroline Street, Baltimore, MD 21231

Youth Development Center

Shifts: mix of Tuesdays AND Thursdays (4:30-5:30pm). Sessions will be twice a week in October and then just on Tuesdays in November.

Number of volunteers needed: unknown

Location: 1100 E. Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

How to volunteer: Please send an email to Rebekah Meyer at rmeyer@livingclassrooms.org.


  • Mentoring Opportunities

Teen Mentors: Open to males only; 3-4 hours/month commitment, including 5:00-7:00 pm the first Thursday of the month

GEM Mentors: Open to females only; 4 hours/month commitment

Crossroads Mentors: Two set meetings a month, Fridays from 11:20am-12:20pm

How to volunteer: Please send an email to Rebekah Meyer at rmeyer@livingclassrooms.org.


  • Tutors

The Crossroads School

Shifts: Monday-Friday, 2:30-3:30pm or Tuesdays 3:30-4:30pm (minimum one hour/week commitment)

Sports coaches/club leaders: Monday-Friday, 3:30-4:30pm

Number of volunteers needed: unknown

Location: 802 S. Caroline Street, Baltimore, MD 21231

How to volunteer: Please send an email to Rebekah Meyer at rmeyer@livingclassrooms.org.


  • Classroom Assistants

POWER House Community Center (1st-8th grade)

Shifts:  4:00-6:00pm (one hour/week commitment)

Location: 316 S. Caroline Street, Baltimore, MD 21231

How to volunteer: Please send an email to Rebekah Meyer at rmeyer@livingclassrooms.org.


Patterson Park Youth Sports and Education Center (5th-8th grade)

Location: 200 South Linwood Ave., Baltimore, MD 21224
Next to the ice rink and Utz turf field

  • Homework help

Shifts: 4:00-6:00pm, Monday-Thursday (one hour/week commitment)

  • Sports coaches/club leaders

Shifts: 5:00-6:00pm, Monday-Friday (two days/week commitment)

  • Soccer League

Our Patterson Park site hosts a middle school soccer league. Many players are new to the sport – the goal is to teach teamwork and sportsmanship! The league will start in mid-September and run through mid-November.

Shifts: Practices are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-6:00pm; games are on Fridays during the same time period.

  • Coaches

Shifts: Coaches are asked to commit to one practice (Tuesday or Thursday) and the game (Friday) every week. Practices and games likely won’t last the full 3:00-6:00 time frame.

  • Referees

Shifts: Referees are needed for the Friday games. Training provided!

How to volunteer: Please send an email to Rebekah Meyer at rmeyer@livingclassrooms.org.

Moveable Feast – seeking volunteers to help prepare and package meals

Calling all volunteers for the New Year; start 2017 by giving back! Moveable Feast, a non-profit organization that home-delivers nutritious meals to individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life threatening illnesses, seeks individuals and group volunteers! Operating since 1989, Moveable Feast serves nearly 5,400 clients annually across Maryland.  They also offer medical transportation, nutritional counseling, and culinary arts and life skills training. Moveable Feast has a great need for weekday Kitchen Assistants to prepare and package meals.

Shifts: Moveable feast can accommodate individuals and groups of up to 15 volunteers

  • Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, 5:30 – 8:00 pm
  • Saturday – Sunday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Volunteers needed: Moveable Feast depends heavily on volunteers all year round help prepare and deliver over 800,000. Our kitchen is open 7 days a week, and can accommodate groups up to 20.

Location: 901 North Milton Avenue, in East Baltimore City, east of Hopkins Medical School and the Northeast Market.

How to volunteer: Please visit their website at www.mfeast.org, or contact Angie Elliott at 410-327-3420 Ext. 31 or aelliott@mfeast.org.

Parks & People Foundation – seeking environmental educators to engage high schoolers!

Parks & People Foundation seeks volunteer environmental educators to assist with its Branches high school program. Branches is an after-school program for currently enrolled Baltimore City high school students ages 14-21. Branches seeks to engage youth in meaningful employment after school while teaching job readiness skills, financial literacy, and green jobs skills. Additionally, Branches aims to build resiliency skills in Baltimore City youth to develop skills in the areas of positive communication, cooperation, healthy risk-taking, leadership, perseverance and creative problem solving. Environmental educators are needed to assist with delivering curriculum and completing projects. Volunteers must commit to serving at least one day per week for a three month period. Interested person of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Experience in environmental related fields (education or work) are encouraged but not required.

Shifts: Volunteers must commit to at least one shift weekly for a three month period.

  • Monday, 3:30-6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, 3:30-6:00 pm
  • Wednesday, 3:30-6:00 pm
  • Thursday, 3:30-6:00 pm

Number of volunteers needed: 8

Location: 2100 Liberty Heights Ave, Baltimore, Maryland, 21217
How to volunteer: Please contact Kara Berger at kara.berger@parksandpeople.org or (410) 448-5663.

PTECH at Dunbar – seeking mentors!

One of the first Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools in the state of Maryland, P-TECH at Dunbar, is seeking healthcare industry mentors. Through the work of education and industry partnerships, mentoring, career exposure, and with a 4 to 6 year school model, P-TECH students pursue a high school diploma and associate’s degree in health sciences simultaneously. P-TECH graduates are first in line for healthcare careers at Johns Hopkins University and Medicine, Kaiser Permanente and University of Maryland, Baltimore. P-TECH at Dunbar is currently seeking mentors for a cohort of 50 freshman for this school year. Mentors are encouraged to make 3 to 4 in-person contacts with their mentee each year, but are certainly welcomed to connect more frequently! The mentor’s primary role is to expose students to the healthcare workplace, and to provide encouragement to students who are taking on this unique and exciting challenge. Weekly communication is encouraged (phone, email, text).  PDF Document: Learn more about P-TECH at Dunbar.

Shifts: Mentoring is flexible

Number of volunteers needed: 50

Location: PTECH at Dunbar, 1400 Orleans Street, Baltimore, MD, 21231
How to volunteer: Complete the mentor survey. A team member will follow up with you with next steps.
Have questions? Email Dr. Craig Spilman at cspilman@jhu.edu.

Reading Partners – seeking many mentors!

Reading Partners Baltimore is currently seeking dedicated tutors to work one-on-one with our students at 19 local Baltimore City schools! No experience is necessary. Tutors work with Reading Partners’ structured and easy-to-follow literacy curriculum, with the training, support, and coaching of an on-site Reading Partners staff member.
Hours are flexible. Volunteers will be trained and supported by the full-time On-Site Coordinator.

Individualized attention makes a huge difference for our students. You will be matched with the same student to work with and tutor weekly for the school year.
Resume building and networking opportunities — we offer personal and professional development and a chance to meet with our fabulous team of tutors. We have partnerships with the City of Baltimore, Under Armour, Constellation, and many more companies. Please note that programming only runs during the school year, September-June. PDF Document: View .pdf flier for more information!

Shifts: choose a 45-minute session between 9 AM – 3:15 PM, Monday through Thursday.
Number of volunteers needed: 500

Location: 916 N Charles Street,Ste. 250, Baltimore , Maryland, 21201
How to volunteer: Sign up now!

Have a question? Call us at 410-585-7600 or send us an email at volunteerBAL@readingpartners.org.

Second Chance Inc – have fun and learn something new!

Second Chance Inc. has an ongoing need for volunteer groups of any size! The opportunities include fun, physical work in our 200,000 square foot warehouse, visual merchandising, administrative support, furniture refinishing, painting, carpentry, web design and much, much more! We would love to tailor a volunteer experience that you will enjoy and want to tell others about!

Second Chance couldn’t fulfill their mission without help from volunteers like you and look forward to seeing you soon!

Shifts: Open every day from 9am-5pm.
Number of volunteers needed: any amount and any size

Location: 1700 Ridgely St., Baltimore, MD, 21230

How to volunteer: Please contact Ryan Marinkovich at ryanm@secondchanceinc.org.

Shepherd’s Clinic – volunteer in a clinical setting!

Interested in the Affordable Care Act & Healthcare Reform? Want to volunteer in a clinical setting to help educate patients about health insurance?

Volunteer at Shepherd’s Clinic, a Baltimore based nonprofit free health care clinic. Shepherd’s Clinic is looking for people interested in becoming volunteer insurance counselors.

Volunteer insurance counselors meet one-on-one with patients to help them navigate the enrollment process and make an informed decision. Training will be provided!

Shifts: Tuesday through Thursday morning or afternoon
Number of volunteers needed: 5

Location: 2800 Kirk Ave., Baltimore, MD 21218
Within one mile of the Homewood Campus and accessible by the JHU shuttle.

How to volunteer: Fill out the the Shepherd’s Clinic Volunteer Application or contact Ellen Sangiamo, Volunteer Maryland Coordinator, at (410) 467-7140 x 227 or volunteer@shepherdsclinic.org with any questions.

Strong City Baltimore: 29th Street Community Center – Jump for Joy! – help with a jump rope & mentoring program!

29th Street Community Center PDF Document: (view .pdf flier)

Looking for a fun, rewarding experience with energetic Baltimore youth?

Jump for Joy!, a jump rope and youth mentoring program at The 29th Street Community Center, is seeking volunteers to assist lead coaches and other experienced parties working with youth ages 6-16 for learning long rope, single rope, Double Dutch, and freestyle.  Ropes and training provided.  Efforts are fun and low key.  Flexible roles available for volunteers able to commit weekly, biweekly,  monthly, or a variable fashion, however may suit them best.

Roles available:

  • Turners – for inexperienced or experienced folks in turning log rope and/or Double Dutch but not jumping per se
  • Coaches – for experienced jumper and turners interested in working directly with youth to teach jump skills

Very doable!  Experienced parties show the way.  Come, jump in, and join the fun!

Shifts: Saturdays, 10:30am-12pm
Number of volunteers needed: All interested parties welcome.

Location: 300 E. 29th Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 2FL Gym

How to volunteer: Please contact Kim Landes at kimberly_landes@hotmail.com or (202) 409-4368.

Strong City Baltimore: 29th Street Community Center – help with homework, tutoring, and have fun too!

29th Street Community Center (PDF Document: view .pdf flier)

Seeking volunteers to assist with after school homework help, tutoring, and unstructured play. Students volunteering at the Community Center are required to complete a background check with Baltimore City Public Schools.

The mission of the Center is to offer a space for meaningful community building and high quality enrichment programming that adds value and vibrancy to the neighborhoods of Charles Village, Abell, Harwood, Oakenshawe, Better Waverly, Old Goucher, Remington, and Barclay.

Shifts: Monday – Thursday, 2:30pm-4:30pm
Number of volunteers needed: 10+ volunteers

Location: 300 E. 29th Street, Baltimore, MD 21218

How to volunteer: Please contact Elyse Preston at epreston@strongcitybaltimore.org

Strong City Baltimore: Adult Learning Center – seeking tutors, classroom assistants, and learner advocates!

Strong City Baltimore: Adult Learning Center

Seeking volunteers to be one-on-one Tutors, Classroom Assistants, and Learner Advocates. Volunteers must be willing to attend a 2 hour training at Strong City Baltimore on adult education tutoring tips & strategies.

Shifts: Volunteers can meet with learners (following a training) anytime that meets their schedule and the learners schedule. For example, a tutor pair will meet 2 hours every week at a time that is convenient under the operating hours of:

  • Monday-Thursday 8:30am-9pm
  • Friday 8:30am-5pm or
  • Saturday 9am-3pm

Number of volunteers needed: any amount

Location:  3501 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218

How to volunteer: Please contact Lee Domeika at ldomeika@strongcitybaltimore.org.

 

Events

Cylburn Arboretum Association – January 6 – March 26, 2017

Cylburn Arboretum Association

“The New American Garden: The Landscape Architecture of Oehme, van Sweden” traveling photographic exhibit will be coming to Cylburn Arboretum’s Vollmer Visitor Center from January 6th to March 26th. Oehme and van Sweden revolutionized landscape architecture with the creation of the New American Garden, a type of garden characterized by large swaths of grasses and fields of perennials. Their style celebrated the seasonal splendor of the American meadow while promoting its inherent ecological, sustainable, aesthetic, and ornamental values. According to van Sweden:“It is vigorous and audacious, and it vividly blends the natural and the cultivated.” The New American Garden is a project of The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s Landslide program, which raises awareness about threatened and at-risk works of landscape architecture. Read more about the traveling exhibit.

Date: January 6 – March 26, 2017

Time: 10 am – 4 pm (Tuesday through Friday)

Location: Vollmer Visitor Center

Deadlines

Maryland Public Service Scholars Program – March 1

The Maryland Public Service Scholars Program provides a variety of programs for high-achieving students to get directly exposed to community and service-oriented careers such as working with the Maryland state government or non-profit organizations.

Check out the different programs below:

MDOT Fellows Program: PDF Document: 2017 MDOT flyer

Governor’s Summer Internship Program: PDF Document: 2017 GSIP flyer

Maryland Nonprofit Leadership Program: PDF Document: 2017 Nonprofit flyer