There are a variety of ways you can volunteer with Civic Works to make a difference in Baltimore. When it comes to donating your time, we have many opportunities to get involved. 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.
Civic Works' 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.
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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.
-Open Volunteer Hours are held every Friday from 9am-12pm on vacant lots around Baltimore. Check the events calendar to see each week’s location (posted the Tuesday before the event) or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Groups over 5 interested in scheduling a service day, please contact email@example.com, or fill out the Group Application below.
-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 inner city neighborhoods with potentially limited access to bathrooms and food.
Ice, snow and rain make it difficult to garden! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are concerned about the weather. Cancellations will be posted on Facebook and group leaders will be contacted directly. In the winter we follow Baltimore City Public School closings.
Real Food Farm
Our regularly schedules volunteer hours are:
Weekday Open Volunteer Hours – every week, year-round
Fridays: 9am-12pm @ Clifton Park farm site (2801 St. Lo Drive, Baltimore, 21213)
Fridays: 9am-12pm @ Perlman Place farm site (1950 Perlman Place, Baltimore, 21213) These hours are particularly designed for people with intellectual and physical disabilities, please let us know ahead of time if you would like to come.
Saturdays (April – November)
1st & 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)
Saturdays (December – March)
3rd Saturday: 12pm-3pm @ Clifton Park farm site (2801 St. Lo Drive, Baltimore, 21213)
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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 Jenny at email@example.com for more information.
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.
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.
Join us on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month, starting in May, from 1-3pm for open volunteer hours. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.