We’re excited to share volunteer opportunities in Baltimore and beyond. Continue reading to find ways to volunteer locally, nationally, globally, online mentoring opportunities, professional skills-based volunteer projects, volunteer opportunities for kids, and even ways to volunteer while traveling.
What do you think of when you hear the word “volunteer”? No matter what your thoughts about volunteering are, we hope to provide you with new and unexpected ways to get involved and make a difference… wherever you are, whatever you do!
Volunteer Opportunities in Baltimore
United Way’s Emerging Leaders United (ELU) group is all about building connections and having fun – with a purpose. Forget going to another ho-hum networking night or boring conference. With ELU, you’ll have unique opportunities to give back to the local community at events while meeting other passionate young professionals.
The second Saturday of every month volunteer with a different local nonprofit and then socialize with your community-minded peers while also supporting local business afterward!
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To ignite your family’s compassion-building activities, Doing Good Together™ offers a free local listing service featuring family-friendly Volunteer Opportunities in Baltimore, Maryland and the surrounding area.
Volunteer centers operate around Maryland and act as matchmakers for citizens who want to serve and nonprofits and communities who need help. The Maryland Volunteer Center interactive map highlights the location of each volunteer center and the counties they serve.
Volunteer Central is a program of Business Volunteers Maryland. Since their inception in 2003, they have connected more than 165,000 individuals from local businesses and the community at large to volunteer and board opportunities. This has resulted in more than $22 million of time and talent being infused into Central Maryland. YOU can Volunteer for a Better Baltimore!
Techies for Good connects like-minded charitable Technology professionals with nonprofits who are in need of technology help. See global opportunities via Techies for Good.
They host 3 types of events:
1. Quick Fix Days/Sessions: volunteers come together to help nonprofits with questions and small-scale issues for a couple hours
2. Tech Tutorials: informational sessions for nonprofits around common technologies/platforms (EX. “Introduction to WordPress,” “Information Security: What You Need to Know,” and “Databases 101”)
3. Give Back Hacks: 1-2 day long events that help nonprofits with development needs/efforts
Volunteer Opportunities Nationally
Connect with ways to share your life experience and skills that match your schedule and interests. Help feed a family in need, collect school supplies, start a community garden and much more. Post your service project to reach a vast network of experienced and committed volunteers.
Thousands of organizations across the country are waiting for you – and they’re easy to find. Search below and start helping people in your community!
Volunteer Opportunities Worldwide
Idealist is a nonprofit that connects people to the resources, community, and opportunities they need to take action and create a better world. Founded in 1995 with just $3,500, today it is one of the largest non-profit websites online with over 28,000 jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities, 70,000 organizations, and 400,000 people who all want to make a difference.
VolunteerMatch is the Web’s largest volunteer engagement network, supporting a community of more than 97,000 participating nonprofits, 170 network partners and 10 million annual visitors. They’ve been creating solutions that make it easier for individuals, nonprofits, and companies to make a difference since 1998, and during that time they’ve helped nonprofits attract more than $5.4 billion worth of volunteer services.
E-Mentoring at iCouldBe is a journey that starts with students in public high schools across the US who select their own mentors, professionals working in careers that the students may want to pursue, and definitely want to learn more about. iCouldBe is embedded into existing classrooms, where one class period per week, students work on e-mentoring activities that focus on academic success strategies, career exploration, and post-secondary educational exploration and planning.
MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) is the unifying champion for expanding quality youth mentoring relationships in the United States. For more than 25 years, MENTOR has served the mentoring field by providing a public voice; developing and delivering resources to mentoring programs nationwide; and promoting quality for mentoring through evidence-based standards, innovative research, and essential tools. MENTOR has developed and supports a national network of Affiliates that provide regional, state and local leadership and infrastructure necessary to support the expansion of quality mentoring relationships. Together, we engage with the private, public and nonprofit sectors to ensure that all youth have the support they need through mentoring relationships to succeed at home, school and, ultimately, work.
Volunteer Opportunities for Kids
The goal of Kids that Do Good is to connect kids with ways to give back. They find charities, organizations, events or opportunities that welcome kids at a variety of ages. They want to create a place where kids and their parents can discover ways to participate locally, regionally or even on a national level. They hope that by using their site, kids and families can quickly find opportunities for any age, location, and the type of organization they want to support.
Professional Skills Volunteering
Catchafire is a community of individuals striving to push the social good sector forward by focusing on efficient and effective ways to give back. One way we do this is by matching professionals with nonprofits based on their skills, cause interest, and time availability.
Causecast creates technology to connect companies and their employees with the causes they care about. Our Community Impact Platform provides an efficient means to set up, manage and track workplace giving and volunteering programs. Our Causecast For Nonprofits tool helps nonprofits connect with businesses using our platform.
LinkedIn for Volunteers leverages your skills and interests to meet non-profit needs. LinkedIn supports trusted providers of skilled volunteering opportunities to ensure that your volunteer experiences are successful.
OK… no more excuses not to lend your time to a deserving cause! Do you have a great organization you’ve worked with in the past or intend on supporting this year?
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Volunteer Opportunities for Travelers
Grassroots Volunteering is a resource empowering travelers to connect to causes and communities in the places they travel. Volunteers should directly contact the organizations listed in the database at their own risk; doing your own research too is always advised.
MovingWorlds is a social impact organization addressing the global talent gap. Their online platform and community connect people who want to travel and volunteer their expertise directly with social impact organizations around the world. They maintain quality by selectively sourcing professionals and organizations who then interact through their website to find each other for “Experteering” engagements.
We are a global community of changemakers, passionate about transforming the travel industry into a force for good. Our goal is to solve issues like poverty and inequality through business and leisure travel. We look to the Global Goals for inspiration as to how tourism can positively impact our world.