There are a variety of ways you can volunteer with Civic Works to make a difference in Baltimore. Spend time working on a farm. Beautify a vacant lot. Volunteer with a group of colleagues, with your school or religious organization, with your family, or on your own… we welcome the chance to facilitate volunteering in our communities.

For groups of 5 or more please apply here.

For more information, open the drop-down info for each program below, or email volunteer@civicworks.com.

Baltimore Energy Challenge's Energy Captain Program

Help your neighbors, friends and family be more energy efficient – become an Energy Captain! We will train you and provide you with supplies and an official Energy Captain t-shirt and ID.

Want to make your whole neighborhood energy efficient? Form a team of Energy Captains and we will work with you to teach your neighbors and educate them on how they too can save energy and money.

Please check out www.baltimoreenergychallenge.org to learn more about this Civic Works program.
To volunteer, call 443-869-2614 or email info@BaltimoreEnergyChallenge.org for more info.

Baltimore Orchard Project

Join the Baltimore Orchard Project for planting, pruning, and maintaining of fruit trees and edible gardens!

To stay up to date on our volunteer events, check out our Meetup page.

You can find regular volunteer events with our partner Orchards on our events page.

For more info please contact us at info@BaltimoreOrchard.org

Cities for all Ages Handypeople Program

One of Civic Works’ missions is to help older adults age in place comfortably and safely. We are seeking qualified volunteers to visit older adults’ homes and complete small repair projects. Projects generally include painting, tacking up cords, repairing sliding closet doors, caulking sinks/tubs, or repairing hinges. Volunteers are asked to complete one project a month, and to commit to at least 6 months. Experience in handywork or construction is preferred but not required. Please email Gwen at volunteer@civicworks.com for more information.

Cities for All Ages HUBS Intake Volunteer

The Cities for All Ages runs the HUBS program (Housing Upgrades to Benefit Seniors) along with 5 other organizations. Such housing upgrades include installing handrails, plumbing repairs, replacing lightbulbs, and more.

All of the seniors benefiting from housing upgrades are from Baltimore City, aged 65 or older, and 80% or below the Baltimore Metro Area Median Income.

We need volunteers to help with intake of seniors calling for these upgrades. These volunteers will be trained and taking calls at the Clifton Mansion–Civic Works’ headquarters. If you are interested, please contact Gwen at volunteer@civicworks.com.

Community Lot Team

The Community Lot Team invites volunteers to join them in transforming vacant lots into community gardens.  Tasks for volunteers typically include landscaping and gardening work, as well as brush clearing and litter pick-up.

Groups over 5 interested in scheduling a service day, please contact volunteer@civicworks.com, or fill out the Group Application.

Individuals and groups less than 5, follow the Community Lot Team on Facebook for more events, volunteer opportunities, and updates.

Closed-toe shoes are required, sturdy boots are recommended.  Wear clothes you can get dirty and bring a refillable water bottle.  Children 14 and older are welcome at our projects – anyone 14-18 must have a waiver signed by a guardian. All work is outdoors, physically intense, usually dirty, and we will be working in city neighborhoods with potentially limited access to bathrooms and food.

Earth Day

Earth Day @ Civic Works!

2017 marked Civic Works’ first Earth Day event! We hope to make a tradition out of serving our communities by showing love for the Earth. Look out for more details about Earth Day coming up in April. For any questions contact Gwen at volunteer@civicworks.com

Earth Day is April 22nd every year.


Real Food Farm

We are always looking for individuals and groups to volunteer at our farm!  For information, please visit http://realfoodfarm.civicworks.com/get-involved/volunteer/
To schedule a volunteer project, please email volunteer@civicworks.com.

Our regularly scheduled volunteer hours are:

Weekday Open Volunteer Hours – every week, year-round

Wednesdays: 9am-12pm @ Clifton Park farm site (2801 St. Lo Drive, Baltimore, 21213)

Thursdays: 4pm-7pm @ Perlman Place farm site (1950 Perlman Place, Baltimore, 21213)


3rd Saturday: 9am-12pm @ Clifton Park farm site (2801 St. Lo Drive, Baltimore, 21213)

2nd Saturday: 9am-12pm @ Perlman Place farm site (1950 Perlman Place, Baltimore, 21213)

Closed-toe shoes are required.  Wear clothes you can get dirty and bring a refillable water bottle.  Children are welcome at our projects – anyone under 18 must have a waiver signed by a guardian, children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Volunteer days at Real Food Farm may be cancelled in any of the following cases:
  1. If the weather is below 20 degree Fahrenheit, including windchill
  2. If there is a heat advisory or Code Red in effect
  3. If Baltimore City Schools are closed due to snowy/bad weather
  4. If a State of Emergency is in effect in Baltimore City

Tha Flower Factory

Tha Flower Factory is a new project in the Broadway East community, where a once-blighted vacant lot is being transformed into a productive urban flower farm.

Open Volunteer Hours are held on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month, starting in May, from 1-3pm.

Volunteer tasks can include mulching, preparing planting beds, harvesting flowers, building pathways, picking up trash, etc.

Tha Flower Factory is located at 1433 N Gay St. Please wear closed-toe shoes and clothing that can dirty! We will provide work gloves, tools, and drinking water.

Individuals and small groups are welcome to walk on to the event; any group larger than 5 should contact volunteer@civicworks.com to coordinate a volunteer event.

Annual Ricky Myers Day of Service

Civic Works’ Annual Ricky Myers Day of Service is our largest volunteer day of the year! The event celebrates Civic Works’ mission by engaging hundreds of volunteers to work on service projects in Baltimore and honors the life of Ricky Myers, a staff member who dedicated his life to serving Baltimore’s communities.

Every Ricky Myers Day of Service falls on the first Saturday in October.

Click here for more information about this great event!

Annual MLK Day of Service

Join us for one Monday every January to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, in a large-scale day of service! Every year we partner with other organizations to bring together hundreds of volunteers to engage meaningfully in our communities. For more info contact volunteer@civicworks.com.

Volunteer Waivers

Help us save paper, time, and resources by submitting your waiver online here.

If needed, you can download and print waivers here:

Civic Works Volunteer Liability Waiver

Civic Works Spanish Waiver