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.

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.

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 Jenny at volunteer@civicworks.com for more information.

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 Thursday from 9am-12pm on vacant lots around Baltimore. Check the
events calendar to see each week’s location (posted the Monday before the event).

Groups over 5 interested in scheduling a service day, please contact volunteer@civicworks.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.

Real Food Farm

We are always looking for individuals and groups to volunteer at our farm!  For information, please visit realfoodfarm.org/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)

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)

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.

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.

Individual Registration: For our Open Volunteer Hours events, we welcome walk-on individual volunteers and groups smaller than 5 volunteers! For any larger events, please RSVP for on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/civicworks/events or contact our volunteer coordinator at volunteer@civicworks.com.


Group Registration:
Groups larger than 5 must schedule their volunteer event with us ahead of time. Fill out the Volunteer Group Application and we’ll get back to you shortly! We welcome groups of up to 35-40 volunteers.


Ice, snow and rain make it difficult to volunteer!  Contact volunteer@civicworks.com 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.