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! If you wish to bring a volunteer group of 5 or more, please apply here.
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.
Glean Fruit from Urban Orchards!
Join the Baltimore Orchard Project for planting, pruning, and maintaining of fruit trees and edible gardens!
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 email@example.com for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.