Become a Volunteer

At the University of Maryland, we pride ourselves on our commitment to our neighbors, in Baltimore and surrounding areas. Developing partnerships and providing volunteers for organizations helps in the growth and development of the community and its citizenry.

Volunteer Opportunities

Please consider participating in one of these volunteer opportunities in and around the university. Interested persons may contact these organizations directly.

OrganizationLocation / TypeContactVolunteer Activities

Anna's House

Transitional housing for women and children in Harford County


Volunteer Opportunities:
Homework assistance
Transportation to work/school

B & O Railroad Museum

901 W. Pratt St.

Mary Nelson

Volunteer Opportunities:
Special Events
Physical Plant
Rail Operations
Volunteering can count for Service Learning or Internships

Baltimore County and Carroll County Domestic Violence Hotline

Domestic violence hotline


Field phone calls

Baltimore County Department of Social Services



Volunteers needed to mentor at-risk youth and young parents four hours per week for one year

Baltimore Mentoring Partnership

605 N. Eutaw St.
Mentoring program

410- 685-8316

Serve as a role model for youngsters by providing support, friendship, a positive example.

Baltimore Reading Aides

605 N. Eutaw St.
Mentoring program

Pat Edwards

One-on-one tutoring of adults learning to read or trying to improve reading skills

Belmont Elementary School

6200 Loch Raven Blvd.
Tutoring for adults

Sheila Kolman

tutors needed for children in grades 1-5 between 8:15am-1:00pm

Boys Hope Girls Hope of Baltimore

3817 Fleetwood Avenue

JoEllen Robinson
ext. 502

Boys Hope Girls Hope Baltimore is a 501(c)3 that helps academically capable and motivated children-in-need to meet their full potential and become men and women for others by providing value-centered,  family-like homes, opportunities and education through college. We are looking for volunteers to assist with tutoring, mentoring, cooking meals, couponing, faciliating workshops, and to assist us with social outings for the scholars.

Catholic Charities

Provider of human services

410 547-5436

77 separate programs in community , services services for the aging, housing services, children's services, services for the developmentally disabled.

Christopher Place Initiative

709 E. Eager St.
Support services for homeless men

Tracy Tucker

Volunteer Opportunities:
Kitchen Assistance
Clothing Bank

Education-Based Latino Outreach (EBLO)

606 S. Ann Street
Baltimore, MD 21231
Bilingual outreach org

Maritza Gonzalez

Volunteers needed to assist student 6-14 with their homework.

John Ruhrah Elementary 
School # 228. 

Environmental Crisis Center

3009 Greenmount Ave.
services for homeless


Volunteer Opportunities:
various-programs include: Eat-and-Talk Outdoor Soup Kitchen; Operation of three food pantries; Active upkeep of the Green City Project

The Family Tree

733 W. 40th St.
prevention of child abuse and neglect


Volunteer Opportunities:
Support Group Facilitator
Teen Parent Mentor
Positive Parenting Trainer
Family Stressline Counselor
In-Home Parent Aide
Children's Program Facilitator

Healing HarmoniesCommunity based volunteer organization arranging musical performances for the elderly and ill. Located at local health care facilities and senior care centers.443-203-9830

Volunteer Opportunities:
Musical performance
Special events
Program assistance

The Helping Up Mission

1029 E. Baltimore St.
support services for homeless men

Vincent Vann

Volunteer Opportunities:
Learning Center Staff

Holden Hall

761 W. Hamburg St.
permanent housing for disabled men


Volunteer Opportunities:
share social activities

The Humanitarian

Community Based Comprehensive Social Services primarily for at-risk children and families at Furman Templeton Elementary School

443-473-5323Tutoring 1 hours per week; Mentoring 2 hour per week
Junior Achievement of Central Maryland


Kathleen Brennan (443)394-7211 ext 224
Kaitlin Mangini (443) 394-7211 ext 521.

Volunteers needed to present an economics education curriculum to schools in Baltimore area during fall semester

Loving Arms, Inc.Shelter and support for homeless youth and youth at risk of becoming homeless.  Mentoring for children of incarcerated parents443-415-1174

Mentoring a child who's parent is incarcerated
Outreach to the homeless
Help with homework

Maryland Community Kitchen

3401 Old York Rd.
to provide support services to people living with HIV/AIDS


Volunteer Opportunities:
Kitchen Assistant
Meal Delivery Driver
Van Assistant
Nutritionist Assistant

Maryland Historical Society

201 W. Monument St.

410-685-3750 ext 336

Tour guides needed for exhibits-includes discussion of period rooms, portraits, ship models, dioramas of MD history and the original manuscript of The Star Spangled Banner. Guides will be trained and asked to give one tour per week on the day of their choice.

Mentoring Male Teens in the Hood

1900 N. Howard St.
Mentoring program

Cameron Miles

 Serve as a role model for male teens by helping to build positive attitudes and self esteem.

My Sister's Place

123 W. Mulberry St.
support services for homeless women and children


Volunteer Opportunities:
Monitoring and Counseling of residents
Assistance with household activities
Mentors for women
Classroom facilitators
Assist staff with household duties

My Sister's Place Lodge

1111 W. Mulberry St.
transitional housing for homeless women with mental disabilities


Volunteers needed for evening social activities - share meals, play board games

Our Daily Bread

soup kitchen


Volunteers needed to serve midday meals

P.A.N.D.A. Program(Parent Aides Nurturing and Discovering with Adolescents)

home based program to help parents prevent child abuse


Volunteer Opportunities:
Mentor young mothers by: weekly visits, support, parenting education, build self esteem

Patterson Park Emergency Food Center

140 N. Collington Ave.
emergency food ctr, social service programs

To be determined

Volunteer Opportunities:
various-programs include: Bea Gaddy Family Centers; Home Renovation Program; Lead Program; Furniture Bank; Voter's Education; Clothing Closet; Adult Tutorial Program; AIDS Education; Home Renovation Program; Gas/Electric Assistance Program; Burial Assistance Program; Rent/Mortgage Assistance.

Paul's Place Outreach Center

1118 Ward St. (in Pigtown)
children and adult literacy programs

Deana Adams

Volunteer Opportunities:
Adults - 12:30p-2p M, W, Th
Children - after school homework
3:15p - 6 p M-F
"Kids Place" - program to teach youth values - 9a - 12 noon Saturdays

People's Community Health Centers
VariesVolunteer Coordinator, 410-467-6040Volunteer Opportunities:
Assist with New Patient Groups
Help clients arrange follow-up care
Conduct patient surveys
Assist clients in filling out forms
Chart review
Story time with children in clinic waiting room
Assist clincians in developing articles in their field of care
Spanish interpretation and translation
Filing, copying, put medical record in order in preparation for electronic medical records, data entry

The Pratt Center for Technology Training

301 N. Broadway
public library


Volunteer training aides and class assistants needed who have PC experience with Netscape, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel for free computer classes offered to the public

Project CALL (Center for Adult Literacy and Learning)

5900 York Rd. adult literacy center

Sister M. Delia

Volunteers needed to tutor one-on-one M-F, 9am-4pm and M-Th evenings until 9pm

Project Fresh Start

housing/support for homeless families with children in City schools


Volunteer Opportunities:
Clerical assistance
Assistance with casework

Ronald McDonald House

housing/support for homeless families with children in City schools


Volunteer Opportunities:
Front Desk Receptionist
Summer Intern
Hospital Visitor

SE Early Head Start/Kennedy Krieger Institute

2811 Dillon St.
provides services to families with children ages birth to three and pregnant women


Volunteer Opportunities:
Mentoring youth
GED preparation
Classroom monitoring
Child Development

St. Ambrose Family Outreach Center

3443 Park Heights Ave. community outreach ctr

Pat Villacrusis

Tutors needed T-F to prepare adults for GED exam, basic reading skills

St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore

Day resource center for homeless persons


Volunteer Positions:
Kitchen Coordinator, Shower Monitor, Receptionist, Tutor, Maintenance Assistant, Preschool Activity Leader, Clothing Distributor, Shoc Chef (Kitchen Helper), One-on-One Workshop Instructor
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

200 E. Joppa Rd.


Volunteer Opportunities:
Breast cancer symposium
Race for the cure
Health fairs
Wrap for the cure
BMW Drive for the cure

Uplift Reading Center

1634 Guilford Ave. reading, computer programs

Salah Fatah


Tutors needed to assist students ages 12-18 in reading and computer skills, M-F from 3:30-6pm

Voices for Children

5550 Sterrett Place
Columbia, MD
Howard County's Court Appointed Special Advocate program provides advocates for youth involved in the juvenile court system


Volunteer Opportunities:
Advocate for youth
Mentor youth

Volunteer Central

The central resource for volunteerism in the Greater Baltimore area linking individuals, groups and corporations to our community through a variety of volunteer opportunities.

Phone: 410-366-6030

Fax: 410-366-6032

Volunteer Central offers a variety of programs to meet the needs of all types of volunteers

Volunteer Maryland

VM coordinators are matched with non profit organizations to develop programs to meet community needs


Volunteer Opportunities vary based upon organization