Community Bulletin

picture of a group of JHU students volunteering at second chance

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.

Year of Service/Gap Year Opportunities

Catholic Charities of Baltimore, Project SERVE – Rolling Admission

What Is Project SERVE?

Project SERVE is a year-long opportunity for recent graduates to serve full-time with Catholic Charities while living in intentional community with fellow volunteers. Volunteers experience the depth, love, and support of life in intentional community, while challenging themselves both professionally and personally as they walk alongside Catholic Charities’ and community partners. To support volunteers, Catholic Charities offers free housing, health insurance, a stipend to cover transportation and living costs in Baltimore, and three retreats throughout the year.

What are the potential placement sites?

Each site has multiple placements and positions available:

  • The Weinberg Housing and Resource Center, the downtown emergency shelter
  • The Esperanza Center, offering immigration-related services
  • The Development Office, working with donors, fundraising, and nonprofit management
  • Villa Maria School, teaching pre-vocational classes for students with behavioral and emotional needs
  • Sarah’s House, our transitional housing for families experiencing povertyFellowship Alumni are eligible for an exclusive scholarship in pursuit of a graduate degree within Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Public Policy, Information Systems and Management

How to Apply

Students can find the application and more information at www.cc-md.org/serve or write Sarah McIlvried at smcilvried@cc-md.org

AmeriCorps- Year of service as a member of the Great Oaks Tutor Corps

As an AmeriCorps member, you will dedicate a year of service by immersing yourself in the culture and routine of one of our four locations. By providing individualized instruction to our students and developing relationships, you play an active and integral role in preparing them for college and beyond. This is a service role through AmeriCorps is a regular full-time opportunity Monday-Friday and some Saturdays mentoring and tutoring middle and high school students at Great Oaks Charter School.

Dates and Locations

Service will begin early August 2019 and run through June 2020. Tutor Corps positions are available in NYC, Newark, NJ, Bridgeport, CT, and Wilmington, DE.

How to apply

Interested applicants can visit the official website to fill out the 2019-2020 online application.

Avodah- Jewish Service Corps, 12-month, full-time volunteer opportunity

Applications are now open for the Avodah Jewish Service Corps, a year-long program for individuals ages 21-26 to build a lifetime of leadership skills, an active Jewish community, a powerful professional network, and a more just America.

Dates

Applications for the 2019-2020 cycle are now closed. But you can apply for either the Jewish Service Corps or the Avodah Justice Fellowship at any time for the next cycle.

How to apply

Interested applicants can visit the Avodah official website to fill out the online application.

The Literacy Lab- 11-month, full-time volunteering opportunity

picture of literacy lab fellowThe Literacy Lab serves children from age three through grade three. They partner with school districts to help close the literacy gap largely implementing full-time, rigorously trained tutors in early childhood centers and elementary schools. The Literacy Lab also supports early literacy for families experiencing homelessness. View more information now.

Dates

Tutors serve at their school site for the entire school year on a daily basis. Tutors are required to serve 40-45 hours per week and commit to an 11-month service term during the 2019-2020 school year.

Number of Volunteers Needed: 60
The Delta Community Center
2501 Springhill Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215

How to Volunteer

Interested applicants can visit the Literacy Lab official website to fill out the 2019-2020 online application.

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.

Medfield Recreation Center- Tutor for Nepalese children, multiple days

The Immigration Outreach Service Center did listening in the Nepali community in the Medfield neighborhood of Baltimore City and discovered that there was a need for after school homework help for the Nepali students attending Medfield Heights Elementary School. These students all go to the Medfield Rec Center after school each day and the Rec Center staff try to help with homework but are looking to provide more individualized support.

Dates

Starting Monday, April 1st, 3:45-5pm
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays

Number of volunteers needed 5 each day

Location

Medfield Recreation Center
1501 Wood Heights Ave
Baltimore, Maryland 21211

How to Volunteer

For more information and to sign up, contact the Rec Center at: meddyrec@gmail.com or (443) 690-2698

St. John’s Free Food Pantry emergency meal assistance on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

St. John’s runs a free food pantry and has partnered with Can-Can. They currently provide emergency food for their clients that receive vouchers for the emergency food. They need volunteers to help sign people in, run and gather, and food supplies for individuals and families. Notably, last year they served a holiday dinner, serving 75 families in the community.

Dates

Mondays: 10:15 am – 2:30 pm
Wednesdays: 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Fridays: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Number of volunteers needed: 2 each day

Location

2640 St, Paul St
Baltimore, Maryland 21218

How to Volunteer

Contact volunteer coordinator for more details

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

Soccer Without Borders – seeking soccer and academic tutors

Soccer Without Borders is looking for family mentors who will be matched with a refugee or immigrant family and meet weekly at the family’s house to work on English, navigate social services, and build friendship. Volunteers should have their own transportation,

Commitment

The commitment is at least 2 hours a week for at least 9 months. Volunteers should be 21 or older. Graduate students are encouraged to apply!

Number of volunteers needed: 10

Location

3700 Eastern Ave
Baltimore, MD 21224

How to Volunteer

Please contact Stephanie Wolfe at stephanie@soccerwithoutborders.org.

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

Thread – Work with youth mentorship

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 – 1hr/ week volunteer opportunities

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

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

Healthy Minds Math Volunteering

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

Reading Buddies

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

MERIT

MERIT is recruiting undergraduate and graduate students to tutor and mentor 7th and 8th-grade students interested in STEM. You can be a part of a pipeline program that provides math academic support, homework help, and STEM enrichment to promising Baltimore City students!

Dates

Mondays/Tuesdays 3:00-5:30 pm
Wednesdays/Thursdays 3:00-5:30 pm

Location

MT: Commodore John Rodgers
100 N Chester St, Baltimore, MD 21231
WTh: KIPP School

How to Volunteer

Email Blossom Tewelde for more information

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 8 am and 4:40 pm, 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.