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Employment & Volunteer Opportunities in Baltimore

American Red Cross
Ambassador for Blood Services 410-764-7000
Other Volunteer Opportunities 410-624-2000
Welcome and help care for donors at blood drives and blood donor centers. Our volunteer staff provides a high level of caring customer service to the Community's blood donors by greeting and thanking them as the donors arrive at blood operations, providing them with the essential reading materials, answering basic questions, and directing the donors to the next step in the donation process.

Baltimore County Citizen Corps Council
Looking for volunteers to assist in creating our Community Emergency Resource Directory and other promotional material. If you have computer or computer graphic skills, enjoy researching online, and have time to devote to this project, give us a call and join the team in Preparing, Educating and Networking in our communities. Hours may be flexible, but a commitment of at least 3 hours a week is required.

Baltimore County Office of Employment & Training

Chimes School
Work with the disabled, telling stories or puppeteering; assisting staff with older students on vocational days.

Civic Works
Teams transform vacant lots into parks and gardens, renovate vacant houses into homes for low-income families, improve Baltimore City schools, clean and green parks or restore a historic mansion. With only a few hours commitment, you and your team can help us make Baltimore a better, more beautiful community!

Community Assistance
Volunteers help prepare the dining room for dinner; heat and prepare foods; prepare tables and dinner set-up; serve food guests; and help clean kitchen area after dinner. Must be friendly, able to move light furniture, have willingness to converse with people, able to do light cleaning (i.e. dishes, utensils, wiping tables), and must possess a sense of humor.

Foster Grandparents
Foster Grandparents devote their volunteer service entirely to disadvantaged or disabled youth. Foster Grandparents are individuals age 60 and over who thrive on direct interaction with children and believe they can make a difference in their lives. Income-eligible Foster Grandparents receive a modest stipend to help offset the costs of volunteering.

Good Samaritan Hospital
Volunteers help in many areas of the hospital. Some of the current openings are greeter, Gift Shop, Thrift Shop and the orthopedic unit, helping patients with hip and knee replacements.

Home Team Program
Provide in-home assistance enabling senior citizens to maintain independence in their own homes.Volunteers can choose to provide any of the following services: Friendly visit, in-home, one to one, for socialization and support; telephone visits; run errands, and many more!

Jewish Family Services - Mitzvah Mobility
Provide transportation and escort services for Jewish Family Services clients with medical and other essential appointments; weekdays, a.m. and p.m. opportunities. $1.00 a mile reimbursement for volunteers who drive twice a week or more.

Jewish Volunteer Connection
Let JVC match your interests and availability with an exciting opportunity to make a difference. Join in and meet new friends, colleagues and neighbors.

Junior Achievement
Trains volunteers to visit classrooms grades K through 12 to deliver fun, age-appropriate programs that teach students about the economy and their role in it.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation
We fulfill wishes for local children who are fighting life-threatening medical conditions. Wish Granter Volunteers Needed.

Maryland Food Bank
Help connect donated food to people in need! Hands-on help is needed with positions in our warehouse and as volunteer gardeners in our first-ever garden!

Meals on Wheels
Volunteer to be a driver, deliverer, kitchen helper, baker, and more.

PEERS: Seniors in Partnership
Volunteers 55+ are trained to work with older seniors who have mental health problems. Services include meal sharing, leisure activities, telephone contact, providing resources, etc.

Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
Offers individuals 55 and older rewarding opportunities to share their skills, interests and abilities in meaningful volunteer positions in Department of Aging programs and non-profit organizations.

St. Ambrose Outreach Center
Adult Literacy Tutors provide individuals with the opportunity to develop basic reading and math skills and/or to prepare for the GED exam. Approximately 80 students are enrolled in the three levels of GED education classes. After School Program Tutors are also needed for younger children.

Senior AIDES
Community service employment opportunities for eligible low-income Baltimore County residents age 55 and over. Participants earn the minimum wage while working in the community for government and nonprofit agencies.

Senior Companion Program
Serve frail older adults, adults with disabilities, those with terminal illnesses, and offer respite for caregivers. Offer companionship and friendship to isolated and frail adults; assist with simple chores; provide transportation; and add richness to your clients' lives.

Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)
Volunteers are trained to help clients understand Medicare and Medigap supplemental policies, prescription drug programs, long-term care insurance and private health insurance, and Medicare Prescription Drug Program. Trained volunteers will answer questions and provide assistance.

United Way of Central Maryland
(410) 685-0525 in the greater Baltimore dialing area
(800) 492-0618 outside Baltimore (410) 685-2159 TTY
For over 80 years, United Way of Central Maryland has connected people who need help with people who can help by uniting, focusing and mobilizing central Maryland's most influential companies, non-profits, governments and caring citizens.

Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County
We can assist you in finding a volunteer opportunity that utilizes your knowledge, skills, and positive energy.

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