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!

Volunteer Group Application

If you wish to bring a volunteer group of 5 or more, please apply here:

Civic Works Volunteer Group Application

If you are an individual wishing to volunteer, you can go straight to filling out a volunteer waiver!

Volunteer Waivers

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

Civic Works Online Volunteer Waiver

Paper waivers available upon request by emailing jpowell@civicworks.com.

Volunteer at Real Food Farm!
We are always looking for individuals and groups to volunteer at our urban farm! For information, please visit Real Food Farm’s page.
We have regularly scheduled volunteer hours every Wednesday from 9am-12pm and every second and third Saturday of the month from 9am-12pm. From March to November, we host open volunteer hours on Thursdays from 4:30pm-7pm at our Perlman Place site. Volunteer groups can be scheduled by emailing jpowell@civicworks.com.

Transform vacant lots!

The Community Lot Team invites volunteers to join us in transforming vacant lots into community gardens. All work is outdoors, physically intense, usually dirty, and we will be working in city neighborhoods with potentially limited access to bathrooms and food– make sure to bring a refillable water bottle! Children 14 and older are welcome at our projects, but must have a waiver signed by a guardian. For more information, email jpowell@civicworks.com.

Become a volunteer Handyperson!

Help older adults age in place comfortably and safely! Volunteers visit elders’ homes and complete small repair projects, including projects like painting, yard work, repairing sliding closet doors, or caulking sinks/tubs. Volunteers are asked to complete one project a month, and to commit to at least 3 months. Experience in handywork or construction is preferred but not required. Email Mike at mdomenici@civicworks.com for more information.


Become an Energy Captain!

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

Visit baltimoreenergychallenge.org to learn more. To volunteer, call 443-869-2614 or email info@BaltimoreEnergyChallenge.org for more info.


Join the Baltimore Orchard Project for planting, pruning, and maintaining of fruit trees and edible gardens!  Work in a Food Forest and Orchard in Clifton Park. Harvests can use volunteers (scheduled in season). County Orchards allow gleaning at the end of the season by groups. Individual city orchards need neighbors to work with stewards throughout the year. Opportunities for individuals and groups.

For more info please contact jpowell@civicworks.com  

Beautify Baltimore!

Started by a former AmeriCorps member with Real Food Farm, 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!

They have open volunteer hours every Saturday from 11am to 2pm. Find out more on their Instagram page.