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 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 with a job description and any additional information that will be helpful. Thank you for partnering with us!


White Allies and Advocates Workshop – Sunday, April 2

Hosted by: JHU’s Office of Multicultural Affairs

This workshop is for white students, staff, and faculty who are interested in engaging in ally-ship and advocacy, specifically towards communities of color. Throughout this session, we will talk about the history of race within the United States, engage in self reflection, and create counter narratives to our already learned/inherited beliefs and behaviors about race. Lunch will be provided.

How do I register: Please RSVP at Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email, and will also receive a reminder email prior to the date of the workshop. If you have any questions, please email Annalise Setorie at

Light City Baltimore, Neighborhood Lights – Friday, March 31 – Saturday, April 8

Launched by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts in 2016, Light City Baltimore is the first large-scale, international light festival in the United States. In its first year, Light City welcomed more than 400,000 people from across the globe over seven nights.

Light City is a free festival that transforms Baltimore with large-scale light installations, performances, music and innovation. Central to Light City is the BGE Light Art Walk along Baltimore’s Inner Harbor,  featuring more than 50 attractions including illuminated sculptures, projections, interactive technologies, performances, concerts, food vendors and a children’s area. Learn more about Light City and Neighborhood Lights.


“Protean” is an evolving LED installation experience housed within a 20ft shipping container, designed to echo the winding crossroads and corridors that make up Waverly and connect its people together. The structure will feature an audio reactive light show driven by a sound scape created by Waverly musician Amy Reid. Patterns of light and color will change based on the soundtrack as well as direct interaction from viewers as they move throughout the structure.

Waverly Nightly Community Events:

  • Friday, March 31 (7-11pm)
    Baltimore Bike Party
  • Saturday, April 1 (7-10pm)
    Square Dance Party featuring The Iron Leg Boys & Hannah Johnson
  • Sunday, April 2 (7-10pm)
    Yoga Under the Lights featuring live music
  • Monday, April 3 (7-10pm)
    November Project – a Free Fitness Movement
  • Tuesday, April 4 (7-10pm)
    Family Night

LED “Throwie” Workshops, DJ Sets & Performances
32nd & Brentwood

Neighborhood Lights Waverly attendees will be instructed in the creation of LED “Throwies.” Based on the original concept by the Graffiti Research Lab, this project will allow the community to collaboratively decorate the exterior of the “PROTEAN” structure. At the completion of each night these can be taken home as mementos from the shared experience. Workshops include the following acts:

  • Wednesday, April 5  (6-10pm)
    LED “Throwie” Workshops, DJ Sets & Performances by 901 Arts
  • Thursday, April 6 (5-10pm)
    WYPR Happy Hour featuring LED “Throwie” Workshops, DJ Sets & Performances by Que Pequeño, Kotic Couture, Infinity Knives & Randi
  • Friday, April 7  (6-10pm)
    LED “Throwie” Workshops, DJ Sets & Performances by Amy Reid, Micah E Wood, :3lon, and Chiffon
  • Saturday, April 8 (6-10pm)
    LED “Throwie” Workshops, DJ Sets & Performances by Logicoma, Cassandra Rabe, and Lucas Rambo

About the artist:
Jose Andres Rosero-Curet is a Puerto Rican-born arts technologist from Baltimore, MD. Since 2014, Jose has performed live video projection for notable acts such as TT the Artist, Black Sage, Hi$to and Mighty Mark. His work has been featured at events including the Transmodern Festival, Art/Sound Now, Light City 2016 and Fields Festival. Jose’s dynamic visuals and interactive installations guide audiences into new realms through creative use of light and sound.

About the area:
Waverly Main Street is the historic business district located in the center of Waverly Village. Waverly is one of nine designated Main Streets in Baltimore City. Located on Greenmount Avenue from E. 29th Street to E. 35th Street, the district has over 100 shops, services and restaurants. It is surrounded by the residential communities: Better Waverly, Waverly, Abell and Oakenshawe. Waverly Main Street’s mission is to expand growth of the Waverly business district through revitalization and economic development, commercial building and streetscape improvements, as well as promotions and entrepreneurial development.

Social Determinants of Health Symposium: Baltimore’s Youth – Reducing Vulnerability to Improve Our Future – Monday, April 3

The Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute and the JHU Office of the Provost announce the Sixth Annual Symposium on the Social Determinants of Health! Join us for a day of keynote speakers, panel discussions, breakout sessions, and youth spoken word artists and storytellers. Keynote speakers for this year include Harvard professor, William Julius Wilson, and award-winning journalist/author, Alex Kotlowitz.

Date: April 3, 2017

Time: 8 am – 5:30 pm

Location: Turner Auditorium, JHU School of Medicine Campus, 720 Rutland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21205

How to attend: Register now! Use student discount code: STUDENTS10 to get $10 off registration.


More information coming soon.


Upcoming  Volunteer Opportunities

Light City Lantern Parade – marchers needed for March 31 parade

Creative Alliance lights up its best monumental lanterns for our Light City Lantern Parade on Friday, March 31! Bring the kids, charge your batteries, and march with us around the Inner Harbor!
Volunteers are at the center of the action, carrying beautiful illuminated floats and directing traffic as parade marshals!  The parade route is one mile around Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.  Volunteers meet at the Check In Tent at Rash Field at 5:30pm.


  • Friday, March 31: 5:30pm

Number of volunteers needed: several

Location: Inner Harbor

How to volunteer: You can register for a volunteer shift by signing up through Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like. If you’d rather not sign up through, you can email

Ortus Academy – volunteers needed on Wednesday, April 26

On April 26th, the Ortus Academy will host the Guilford Elementary/Middle School 6th grade class in the Reitz Arena (4501 N. Charles St.), Loyola University Maryland, kicking off a special day of learning for these students.They’ll first play NumisMatters, then take the students on a brief college tour, finishing the event with a “chat & chew,” where local college students, from more than just Loyola, engage in a open format discussion about college.

The Ortus Academy is working on engaging multiple Loyola resources but would love for JHU volunteer involvement to share your college experience. This is a most special moment for these young adults, and as an effort from the University to engage the community on a deeper level.

How to volunteer:  Complete the sign-up form or contact President Aaron Velky with any questions: (240) 731-5769 or

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.

901 Arts – seeking piano and music teachers!

901 Arts is seeking music teachers and tutors from now until the end of the school year. Volunteers will need to be background checked/fingerprinted since you will be working with youth.


Piano Teacher (1-2 hour/week commitment)

  • Wednesday: 4:30-6pm or 4:30-5:30pm or 5-6pm

Cello, Guitar, Trombone, or Electric Bass Guitar Teachers (1-2 hour/week commitment)

  • Wednesday: 4:30-6pm or 4:30-5:30pm or 5-6pm

Number of volunteers needed: 3-5

How to volunteer: Email Sarah Tooley, Director, at

Creative Alliance – calling all photographers!

Creative Alliance is looking for volunteers to help capture all the inspiring moments that happen at the Creative Alliance. If you love taking photographs, and have your own digital camera, they need your help! Volunteer photographers would be tasked with photographing the great performances, workshops, and programs that are hosted at Creative Alliance. If you are interested check out their calendar of events, and let them know what you are interested in. Photos taken are then given to Creative Alliance for archival and marketing purposes. Volunteers will receive photo credit.

Shifts: Check out their calendar of events

Number of volunteers needed: several

How to volunteer: Please email for more details.

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.


(**) 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

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

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, or contact Angie Elliott at 410-327-3420 Ext. 31 or

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 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

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

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

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 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 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

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

Job Positions – We are hiring!

MDCCC AmeriCorps VISTA – April 30

About the position:
The Center for Social Concern is seeking a MDCCC AmeriCorps VISTA member to develop and implement the Community Resource Connections Program which will serve youth ages 14-24 in the Waverlies and Ednor Gardens -Lakeside. The MDCCC AmeriCorps member will work with local residents to create a steering committee to determine what resources are needed and available and how best to engage job-seekers and resource providers. The MDCCC AmeriCorps member will coordinate resources, funding opportunities, career development workshops and job training programs, to help create expanded opportunities for youth.

Status: Full Time

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree

How to learn more and apply: Visit the Corporation for National & Community Service AmeriCorps VISTA website. Accepting applications from March 1 – April 30

Assistant Director, Neighborhood and Community Programs

About the position:

The Center for Social Concern’s Assistant Director, Neighborhood and Community Programs will report to the Senior Assistant Director, Neighborhood and Community Programs of the CSC and serve as a member of the Center’s team-oriented programmatic staff. Upholding CSC’s core values of leadership, diversity, collaboration, programmatic sustainability, and applied learning, the Assistant Director will support strategy in the areas of student development and community partner collaboration and whose work will be centered in four key areas 1.) oversight of the summer CIIP 2.) coordination of the Public Service Speaker Series and related civic engagement programming 3.) oversight of community partner open houses and other special events of the Neighborhood and Community Programs area and 4.) advising of community service student groups.

Status: Full Time

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in higher education, nonprofit sector, or human services is desirable; background in student development and programming, experiential education, service-learning facilitation, nonprofit program management or other related field is ideal.

How to learn more and apply: Visit the JHU Jobs website (Requisition #: 313452). Accepting applications until position is filled