Become a Site Coordinator

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Site Coordinator applications are being accepted starting Monday, August 16th on Hopkins Engage, and the application window will close on August 29th.

As a student-led program of the Center, PDF Document: Baltimore First is an opportunity for students at all stages of the active citizenship continuum (Break Away 2014) to engage with our Baltimore community. Baltimore First offers two volunteer opportunities for student engagement: as a General Volunteer or a Site Coordinator. Learn more about becoming a site coordinator below or consider becoming a General Volunteer.

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Site Coordinator Overview

Becoming a Site Coordinator

Why Should I Apply?

Baltimore First Site Coordinators will:

  • communicate expectations and build a strong cohort of peers committed to service;
  • facilitate reflection in a group of their peers; and
  • demonstrate critical understanding of at least one social issue that affects at least one community organization in Baltimore City.

Application Process and Procedures

Site Coordinator applications are being accepted now on Hopkins Engage, and the application window will close on August 29th.

View Site Coordinator Description

The Site Coordinator position is a semester-long commitment. There is one mandatory training that can be viewed in the “Important Dates” tab.

General Summary:

Founded in 2017, Baltimore First is a student-led individualized direct service program of the Center for Social Concern. Committed building a mutually-beneficial, consistent relationships with community organizations across the city of Baltimore, Baltimore First provides local nonprofit and community organizations with weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly student volunteers.

This position is responsible for supporting the overall mission and vision of the organization by: 1) building community among and managing the general volunteers that attend your assigned service site, 2) facilitating reflection during each educational workshop, 3) serving as a brand ambassador of the program to community & campus partners and the general student body.

Essential Job Functions:

Volunteer Management (30% of time)

  • Familiarize self with program expectations and requirements including vision, values, & mission and attendance policy.
  • Supervise all service-related site logistics (member attendance, schedule changes, inclement weather policies, etc.).
  • Coordinate with Director of Education and Director of Community Partnerships in maintaining an accountability structure for the program.

Facilitation of Reflection (50% of time)

  • Support the Director of Education in building a culture of reflection among all program members.
  • Review workshop material prior to the day of the workshop in order to build reflection sessions that support members on their journey towards PDF Document: active citizenship.
  • Facilitate a site specific reflection session.
  • Attend a Reflection Check-In prior to your site-specific reflection session.

Brand Ambassador (10% of time)

  • Build authentic, reciprocal relationships with community partners.
  • Model engaged and intentional volunteerism for general student volunteers.
  • Support program marketing and recruitment efforts as requested.

Other Duties as Assigned (10% of time)

  • Attend one Site Coordinator training co-facilitated by the Director of Education and CSC Staff Advisor/Executive Director:
    • Saturday, February 1st (9am-5pm)
  • Attend a series of education workshops co-facilitated by the Director of Education and CSC Staff Advisor/Executive Director.
  • Attend a Site Coordinator team building event led by the Director of Education and Director of Volunteer Management.


At least one semester of service with Baltimore First required, including a clear understanding of program values, expectations, and requirements. Experience facilitating reflection is preferred.

Important Dates

Important Fall 2021 Dates

Site Coordinator Application OpensMonday, August 16
Site Coordinator Application ClosesSunday, August 29
General Volunteer Registration OpensTBD
Commitment Form opensTBD
General Volunteer Registration and Commitment Forms CloseTBD
First Day of VolunteeringTBD
Educational Workshop 1TBD
Educational Workshop 2TBD
Educational Workshop 3TBD
End of Semester CelebrationTBD

Community Partners & Volunteer Times

The Community Partners for Fall 2021 will be posted here during the week of August 23rd. Once they are posted, you can refer to the space below for the details of volunteering for this semester.

Times are flexible, and most sites will not have set meeting times (more information coming soon).

Virtual Volunteering Opportunities for FALL 2021

Coming Soon.