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 and year of service 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 agencies to create this page that we hope can become a valuable resource for the Hopkins and local communities. These agencies have identified themselves as having needs with varying levels of commitment and/or expertise, so check out the opportunities below and contact them directly for more information. If you’re interested in submitting a post for the Community Bulletin, click the button and submit the form below.

Submit Volunteer Opportunity and Event Form

If you are a community partner or a local organization who needs help promoting an event, have a resource that you think may benefit our community, or perhaps 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 approximately 2-3 business days to help you post your opportunity on this page. During longer term partnerships, the Center for Social Concern may ask you to sign a Memorandum of Understanding and submit a Certificate of Insurance (PDF Document: PDF Document: view sample Memorandum of Understanding).

Submit Volunteer Opportunity and Event Form

If you have any questions, please email volunteer@jhu.edu. We look forward to your partnership and thank you for your work with our community!

Students looking to get involved or volunteer on a more consistent schedule, can always get involved with a CSC program instead. The Community Bulletin will constantly be changing and updated as we learn of new opportunities. Still have questions? Contact volunteer@jhu.edu or (410) 516-4777.

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.

Upcoming Opportunities

Living Classrooms Foundation – looking for financial tutors for after school programming

Living Classrooms is looking for volunteers with at least a basic understanding of financial literacy to help out with our after school programming. Come help teach our students how to manage money and stay in control of their finances!

Dates:
Various dates available

Number of volunteers needed: 5

Location:
1100 E. Fayette St
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

How to volunteer:
Contact Abigail at abarenblitt@livingclassrooms.org for more information.

Jubilee Arts Youth in Business Program- high school math tutors needed (Oct. 16 – Nov. 26)

Jubilee Arts Youth in Business program is looking for volunteer academic tutors for high school participants in our Youth in Business program on Mondays from 5:30-7pm. Tutor will work with individual students one-on-one in school math subjects: pre-calculus, algebra, and geometry.

Dates:
Oct 16th through Nov 26th with an option to extend a contract for additional program sessions.
Mondays 5:30 pm-7:00pm

Location:
1947 Pennsylvania Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21217

How to volunteer:
Contact Kim Loper

Living Classroom Foundation – volunteer with Baltimore Public Schools students (October – June) on off days through a variety of programming

Living Classroom’s Game Changers Initiative is a program focused on health and wellness. The idea is to provide programming to students when Baltimore City School are closed due to holidays and/or professional development days. This program will take place on several dates over the course of the school year. Sessions typically run from 8:00am-4:00pm, but may be shortened around specific holiday dates. Volunteers are welcome to stay all day, but may also sign up for just a morning (8:00am-1:00pm) or afternoon shift (12:00-4:00pm)Volunteers can expect to act as camp counselor for the day, supervise and support different activities such as sports, games, arts and crafts, setup, serve, and eat lunch with our students, and, of course HAVE FUN!

Dates:
October- June
4-8 hour shifts

Number of volunteers needed: 50

Location:
The UA House
1100 E. Fayette St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21231

How to volunteer:
Use this sign up link to see what dates and shifts are available

Living Classroom Foundation – volunteer opportunity to teach art as a productive outlet (October through December)

In our Pulse initiative, artists work with small group of students, teaching them skills in a creative specialty. Mentors help youth with developing tools to creatively and positively express themselves, expose them to real knowledge about that specialty as a career, and connect with students through that specialty art medium.

Dates:
October- mid-December
Candidates should be able to dedicate 1 hour once a week

Number of volunteers needed: 10

Location:
The UA House
1100 E. Fayette St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21231

How to volunteer:
Contact Abigail Barenblitt
(410)685-0295
abarenblitt@livingclassrooms.org

Living Classrooms Foundation – volunteers needed for new coaching opportunity from September through December

Living Classrooms is looking for Coaching Corps recruits! Be apart of a supportive, energetic community that use sports to teach kids valuable life lessons and inspire them to reach their full potential. Coaching Corps’ model integrates sport with youth development tactics that, when implemented, create a positive, inclusive, and safe environment that enhances engagement, physical activity, and skill and character building.

Dates:
September – December 16th
Many of the programs start after 3:00pm. All volunteers are asked to do 1 or 2 says a week based on volunteer availability. The time commitment is 1-2 hours for 6-8 weeks.

Number of volunteers needed: 30

Location:
913 Southerly Rd
Towson, Maryland 21286

How to volunteer: Please sign up through the sign-in page: https://coachingcorps.org/become-a-coach-2/

Ongoing 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.

Next One Up- Tutors needed Sundays 1-3 @ Gilman School

JHU graduate Matt Hanna started Next One Up aimed at transforming the lives of young men in Baltimore City by supporting and advancing their academic, athletic, and social development. Next One Up is looking for tutors on Sundays 1-3 pm in areas of math, science, and essay writing.

Dates:
Sundays, 1-3pm

Location:
Gilman School

5407 Roland Ave, Baltimore, MD 21210

How to volunteer:
Email program director Shel Simon

Work with youth through Thread

Are you open to meeting new people? Thread disrupts the pattern of social isolation by enrolling 9th grade students who rank in the lowest 2% of their class academically and who face additional challenges outside of the classroom, and connecting them to network if volunteers. These students and volunteers for Thread families where they build reciprocal and transformative relationships to help each other through the ups and downs of life. Be part of the Thread movement!

Dates:
PDF Document: List if info sessions can be found here

How to volunteer:
Sign up for an info session here. Or email maria.goodson@thread.org

Commodore John Rodgers The Newcomer Student Support Team- 1hr/week

The Commodores John Rodgers (CJR) Elementary and Middle School is a wonderful school a short walk from Hopkins and have numerous programs that could really use your help! Time commitments range from just 30 min/week or 1hr/week for the year:

The Newcomer Student Support Team (NeSST) is an excellent opportunity for Spanish-speakers to help serve the needs of students who have recently immigrated from Latin America, primarily in middle school science and math classes. Time commitment can be 1 hour/week!

Dates:
Times/Days are flexible
Candidates should be able to dedicate 1 hour per week

Location:
100 N Chester St, Baltimore, MD 21231

How to volunteer:
Please fill out this google form if interested

Commodore John Rodgers Healthy Minds Math Volunteering- 1hr/week

The Commodores John Rodgers (CJR) Elementary and Middle School is a wonderful school a short walk from Hopkins and have numerous programs that could really use your help! Time commitments range from just 30 min/week or 1hr/week for the year:

Healthy Minds Math Volunteering provides support to elementary school students who are below grade level in math. Healthy Minds will engage in one-on-one or small group support. Time commitment can be 1 hour/week!

Dates:
Times/Days are flexible
Candidates should be able to dedicate 1 hour per week

Location:
100 N Chester St, Baltimore, MD 21231

How to volunteer:
Please fill out this google form if interested

Commodore John Rodgers School Reading Buddies- 1hr/week

The Commodores John Rodgers (CJR) Elementary and Middle School is a wonderful school a short walk from Hopkins and have numerous programs that could really use your help! Time commitments range from just 30 min/week or 1hr/week for the year:

Reading Buddies is a one-on-one elementary school tutoring program for students reading below grade level. Commitments vary from 30 min to an hour per week. CJR will do its best to accommodate complicated schedules!

Dates:
Times/Days are flexible
Candidates should be able to dedicate 1 hour per week

Location:
100 N Chester St, Baltimore, MD 21231

How to volunteer:
Please fill out this google form if interested

Jubilee Arts- Volunteers for Youth in Business program: Mondays thru November 26th

Jubilee Arts is looking for volunteer academic tutors for high school participants in the Youth in Business program on Mondays from 5:30-7:00pm. Tutors will work with individual students one-on-one in school subjects: pre-calc, algebra, geometry. Tutoring will be ongoing until Nov. 26th with an option to extend a contract for additional program sessions (January-March, April-June).

Dates:
Mondays 5:30-7:00pm

How to volunteer:
Contact Kim Loper
kloper@jubileeartsbaltimore.org

Living Classroom Foundation – volunteer opportunity in urban gardening

The Baltimore Urban Gardening with Students (BUGS) Program works with children from under-served Baltimore City communities throughout the year with an after-school program as well as a summer program. The program’s primary goal is to empower and inspire our children to develop academically, creatively, and socially. BUGS is currently looking for volunteers to help throughout the year!

Dates:
Monday – Thursday 3:30-6:00pm
Candidates should be able to dedicate 2.5 hours per week

Number of volunteers needed: 6

Location:
1417 Thames St
Baltimore, Maryland

How to volunteer:
Contact Abigail Barenblitt
(410)685-0295
abarenblitt@livingclassrooms.org

Living Classroom Foundation – volunteer opportunity for DIY in after school programming

Love DIY projects? Want to share your crafting knowledge with others? Then come volunteer with our arts and crafts club at Living Classrooms’ Park House! We would love volunteers with the ability to make a weekly commitment to our after school programming.

Dates:
4:00-6:00pm
Candidates should be able to dedicate 2 hours per week

Number of volunteers needed: 1

Location:
200 S. Linwood Ave
Baltimore, Maryland 21224

How to volunteer:
Contact Abigail Barenblitt
(410)685-0295
abarenblitt@livingclassrooms.org

Living Classroom Foundation – volunteer opportunity to cook during after school programming

Are you handy in the kitchen? Do you love teaching others how to cook? Then come volunteer with our cooking club at Living Classrooms’ Park House! We would love volunteers with the ability to make a weekly commitment to our after school programming.

Dates:
3:00pm-6:00pm
Candidates should be able to dedicate 2 hours per week

Number of volunteers needed: 1

Location:
200 S Linwood Ave
Baltimore, Maryland 21224

How to volunteer:
Contact Erin Myers
emyers@livingclassrooms.org

Franciscan Center – volunteers needed for Community Dinner, Clothing Room, and Truck Task Force

The Franciscan Center serves as a “one stop” shop for families and individuals in crisis, providing a broad range of programs and service designed to help them achieve stability and build self-sufficient lives. The following weekly opportunities are available:

Community Dinner Volunteers: Monday evenings from 5 – 7:30 p.m.; groups of 8 – 15 people needed; help serve dinner to neighbors in need
Clothing Room Volunteers: Mon – Fri 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; groups of 5 – 10 people needed; commit to one day per week/month; ability to lift 10lbs.; receive, sort, dry , bag and hang clothing
Truck Task Force: 2nd and 4th Friday of each month; 5 – 10 volunteers needed; assist with unloading items and stocking shelves; ability to lift 50lbs.

Shifts: Varies based on opportunity

Number of volunteers needed: Varies based on opportunity

Location:
Franciscan Center
101 W 23rd St
Baltimore, MD 21218

How to volunteer: Contact Angela Hall, Volunteer & In-Kind Coordinator, at ahall@fcbmore.org or 410-467-5340 for more information and how to get involved! Fill out a volunteer application here.

Moveable Feast – volunteers needed for food prep project

Moveable Feast is a non-profit organization that home-delivers nutritious meals to those living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life threatening illnesses. Their kitchen is open 7 days a week, and can accommodate groups up to 15 volunteers – perfect for the next office or department retreat! Operating since 1989, Moveable Feast serves nearly 5,000 clients annually across Maryland. Moveable Feast also offers medical transportation, nutritional counseling, and culinary arts training.

Shifts: Choice of hours anytime between 8am and 4:40pm, Monday through Friday.

Number of volunteers: Up to 15

Location:
Moveable Feast
901 N Milton Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21205

How to volunteer: Check out how to volunteer–either as an individual or in a group–on the Moveable Feast website, under the “Volunteer” tab. For additional information, please contact Angie Elliott at 410-327-3420 ext. 31 or aelliott@mfeast.org.

Living Classrooms Foundation – various opportunities for volunteers on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays

The UA House at Fayette is a sales site for Hungry Harvest – and we need your help! Hungry Harvest sells reduced-price produce. Produce is typically sourced from organic grocery stores who donate fruits and vegetables that are either not pretty enough to be on the shelf or were over-ordered. Produce is sold to members of the community surrounding the UA House to help address the issue of access to healthy, affordable food! PDF Document: View .pdf flyer to learn more about volunteer opportunities at Living Classrooms.

Shifts: Tuesdays 3-6 p.m.

Number of volunteers needed: 4

Location:
The UA House at Fayette operated by Living Classrooms
1100 E. Fayette St
Baltimore, Maryland 21231

How to volunteer: Please sign up for this opportunity to help increase access to healthy food by signing up on our sign up page. If you have any questions about this opportunity, please email emyers@livingclassrooms.org.

We are looking for volunteers to help review resumes at our Workforce Development Center!
The Target Investment Zone Workforce Development Program is designed to expand Living Classrooms’ workforce/economic development strategies throughout the Baltimore Target Investment Zone; a 2.5 square-mile corridor located within East Baltimore where Living Classrooms is working with key partners to deliver targeted services in an effort to disrupt the cycle of generational poverty. Our workforce development program connects adults that are low-skilled, unemployed, underemployed, and dislocated workers to career training and high wage employment opportunities.

In order for our members to begin applying to jobs, they need – you guessed it – resumes! This is where our volunteers come in. While we will be open for individuals to stop in, our team also acquires a significant amount of resumes that need to reviewed on a weekly basis.
The faster we can review resumes, the sooner our participants can start applying!

Shifts: Shifts are available from 10:45 am to 1:00 pm on Saturdays between May 12th and June 30th.

Number of volunteers needed: 5

Location:
The UA House at Fayette operated by Living Classrooms
1100 E. Fayette St
Baltimore, Maryland 21231

How to apply: If you are interested in signing up or seeing what dates/times are available for volunteers, visit our signup page: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e49acaa2ea7fa7-saturday.

Volunteers are needed on Fridays between 10AM-12PM to assist our Workforce Development Team with our weekly Identity Clinic!
Identity Clinics are weekly events where we welcome adult members of the community to work one-on-one with Clinic Navigators from Johns Hopkins University. The Clinic Navigators assist individuals with obtaining the following forms of ID; Social Security Card, State ID, and Birth Certificates. While we do not need more Clinic Navigators at this time, we are in need of other volunteers to assist with several other aspects of these events!
Volunteers roles include:
• Front desk/check in: assist clinic participants with checking in and search case search to ensure eligibility for service
• Vouchers: assist Career Coach with issuing money orders
• Cruise directors: assist with traffic control and answer general questions

Shifts: Fridays 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Number of volunteers needed: 6

Location:
The UA House at Fayette operated by Living Classrooms
1100 E. Fayette St
Baltimore, Maryland 21231

How to volunteer: Please sign up to help out the Baltimore community via our sign up link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e49acaa2ea7fa7-identity.

Higher Achievement – middle school mentors needed

Higher Achievement needs volunteers like you to provide middle school students in under-served communities with caring role models. Teach a small group of 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th graders in a core academic subject: Math or English Language Arts, or help our scholars with their homework and supplemental work.

Shifts: One night a week from 5:30-7:15pm on either Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and/or Thursdays during our Afterschool Academy (September – May).

Number of volunteers needed: 100

Location: Varying Locations

Commodore John Rogers Elementary / Middle School
100 N. Chester Street
Baltimore, MD 21231

Carter G Woodson Elementary / Middle School
2501 Seabury Road
Baltimore, MD 21225

Lakeland Elementary / Middle School
2921 Stranden Road
Baltimore, MD 21230

How to volunteer: Please email volunteerbaltimore@higherachievement.org if you are interested in applying or have more questions.

Franciscan Center – volunteers needed for Community Dinner, Clothing Room, and Truck Task Force

The Franciscan Center serves as a “one stop” shop for families and individuals in crisis, providing a broad range of programs and service designed to help them achieve stability and build self-sufficient lives. The following weekly opportunities are available:

Community Dinner Volunteers: Monday evenings from 5pm – 7:30pm; groups of 8 – 15 people needed; help serve dinner to neighbors in need
Clothing Room Volunteers: Mon – Fri 9:30am – 1pm; groups of 5 – 10 people needed; commit to one day per week/month; ability to lift 10lbs.; receive, sort, dry , bag and hang clothing
Truck Task Force: 2nd and 4th Friday of each month; 5 – 10 volunteers needed; assist with unloading items and stocking shelves; ability to lift 50lbs.

Shifts: Varies based on opportunity

Number of volunteers needed: Varies based on opportunity

Location:
Franciscan Center
101 W 23rd St
Baltimore, MD 21218

How to volunteer: Contact Angela Hall, Volunteer & In-Kind Coordinator, at ahall@fcbmore.org or 410-467-5340 for more information and how to get involved! Fill out a volunteer application here.

Hungry Harvest – volunteers needed to help sell fresh produce

Commodore John Rodgers is hosting Hungry Harvest at their school every Friday and need a few helping hands! Bags of fresh produce will be sold just inside the main entrance for only $7.

Shifts: Fridays, 11:00am – 5:30pm

Number of volunteers needed: Undetermined

Location:
Commodore John Rodgers Elementary School
100 N Chester Street
Baltimore, MD 21231

How to volunteer: Please contact Mike Glenwick at glenwick@thecjrschool.org or call 212-685-3634.

Living Classrooms Foundation – volunteers and tutors needed

Living Classrooms Foundation strengthens communities and inspires young people to achieve their potential through hands-on education and job training, using urban, natural, and maritime resources as “living classrooms.”

Founded in Baltimore in 1985, Living Classrooms Foundation has grown into an educational and economic force that combines one of the city’s most cherished assets – its beautiful and historic harbor – with some of its most overlooked – the thousands of bright, ambitious children and young adults who are struggling to succeed against terrible odds. What began with one program in one city has grown into dozens of programs across a region that now encompasses Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland.

The Living Classrooms Foundation currently has the following volunteer opportunities available:

Workforce Development Programming

The Living Classrooms Foundation is seeking volunteers to provide support for our workforce development participants as they improve and refine their computer skills and prepare for employment. We have opportunities for volunteers with both moderate and high levels of computer skills. In addition, all of these opportunities can be a one-time event for the volunteer, or part of a more consistent/regular commitment.

Shifts: View all shifts now.

Number of volunteers needed: several

Location:
The UA House at Fayette operated by Living Classrooms
1100 E. Fayette
Baltimore, MD

How to volunteer: Sign up now or contact Rebekah Meyer at rmeyer@livingclassrooms.org with questions.

Tutors Needed

The Crossroads School is a public, tuition-free charter middle school operated by Living Classrooms Foundation on its East Harbor Campus through a contract with the Baltimore City Public School System. The school, which opened its doors in September 2002, draws students from five East Baltimore elementary schools, and currently serves 150 students in 6th through 8th grades. These students come from poverty stricken neighborhoods, where each of the surrounding middle schools is on the “reconstitution eligible” list for schools that are in danger of being reorganized by the Maryland State Department of Education. Of our current student population, more than 90% are Title I students, and are therefore eligible for free or reduced lunches.

The Crossroads School is looking for tutors to work with small groups of students (6th-8th grade).

*Tuesdays are preferred. Subjects that students will focus on during tutoring are Math and Reading. This opportunity is paid.

Shifts: One day per week from approximately 3:10-4:10pm.

Number of volunteers needed: 5

Location:
The Crossroads School
802 S. Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD 21231

How to volunteer: Please email Erin, emyers@livingclassrooms.org with a copy of your resume if you are interested.

Service Opportunities at Commodore John Rodgers Elementary/Middle School

The Center for Adolescent Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health partners closely with Commodore John Rodgers Elementary/Middle School (CJR). The Center for Adolescent Health is committed to assisting urban youth to become healthy and productive adults. Together with its community partners, the Center conducts research that identifies the needs and strengths of young people and tests programs designed to promote their health and well-being.

Number of Volunteers Needed: As many as possible.

Location:
Commodore John Rodgers Elementary/Middle School
100 N Chester Street
Baltimore, MD 21231

How to volunteer: Please contact Mike Glenwick (mglenwick@jhu.edu) or Terri Powell (terripowell@jhu.edu).

Walking School Bus

The CJR Walking School Bus supports families whose students are struggling getting to school on time (or at all). We follow a few routes in East Baltimore and begin picking up kids at 7:15am. The goal is to get kids to CJR by 7:45, when breakfast begins.

Shifts: 7:15am – 7:45am

Produce in a SNAP

Produce in a SNAP is a program run by Hungry Harvest that provides $7 bags of produce to members of our neighborhood. We begin setting up at 11, sell from 1:15 until 5pm, and clean up from 5pm until 6. We can always use support, either with packing bags or managing the money.

Shifts: Fridays 11:00am – 6:00pm

Attendance Checks/Support

Because teachers are juggling so much, they do not always get their attendance in on time (or at all) without reminders. Attendance checks make sure that accurate attendance is submitted. We either go door to door or reach out to teachers directly to make sure it is submitted.

Shifts: 11:00am – 3:00pm

Food Pantry

The CJR food pantry is open twice a month and provides free food to members of our community. Ms. Hazel, who is our lead volunteer in the pantry, can always use a few extra hands.

Shifts: 2nd/4th Thursdays from 8:00am – 11:00am

Health Outreach

Health outreach varies from month to month. Sometimes we are working with families to make sure that they get the necessary vaccines needed before September 30th. Other times it means reaching out to families to make sure that forms for eye exams are taken care of. Other times it is providing support to the mobile dentists or the Hopkins students doing vision screenings.

Shifts: Ongoing. Please contact Mike Glenwick (mglenwick@jhu.edu) or Terri Powell (terripowell@jhu.edu).

CJR Reading Buddies

CJR Reading Buddies is a reading tutoring program where volunteers read one-on-one with students to help them improve. They can read once a week or twice a week. Each block is a half hour long, and volunteers can read with multiple students.

Shifts: Ongoing. Please contact Mike Glenwick (mglenwick@jhu.edu) or Terri Powell (terripowell@jhu.edu).

College Readiness Coaches

The CJR College Readiness Coaches program is a new program where we pair volunteers up with our high-achieving alumni to provide academic support and mentoring for juniors and seniors during the college process. We provide the materials (prep books, graphing calculators, etc.), and the tutors meet with students once a week. We are also in need of someone to provide support to the tutors and manage the entire program.

Shifts: Ongoing. Please contact Mike Glenwick (mglenwick@jhu.edu) or Terri Powell (terripowell@jhu.edu).

Soccer Without Borders – seeking soccer and academic tutors

Volunteers would be working as assistant soccer and academic tutors at John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School or Vanguard Collegiate Middle School. Soccer Without Borders participants are English language learners and come from a variety of countries and backgrounds.

Shifts: Volunteers would serve at least one day a week (Monday-Thursday) during the semester from 2:30-5:30pm. Sites are either at Vanguard Collegiate Middle School or John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School. The semester runs from September 18-December 14, but volunteers can finish a week early if needed due to exams.

Number of volunteers needed: 1-30

Location:
Vanguard Collegiate Middle School
5000 Truesdale Ave
Baltimore, MD 21206

or

John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School
701 Rappolla St
Baltimore, MD 21224

How to volunteer: Please contact Stephanie Wolfe at stephanie@soccerwithoutborders.org.