Volunteer

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.

Amazing Race

We are looking for volunteers to assist with our first annual Amazing Race on May 12, 2017. This service-oriented day of activity will showcase the mission of Civic Works, the city’s premier service and volunteerism organization. In this team-driven competition, participants will race to see who can win the most challenges along our exciting course! We need YOU to help us pull off this big event and show the participating teams a great time – volunteers will assist with set-up, break down, running challenges and more! You will also be invited to attend our culminating Happy Hour at the historic Clifton Mansion.

Check back for registration for next year’s Amazing Race! If you have any questions, please contact us at 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 Gwen 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.

Earth Day

Earth Day @ Civic Works!
4/22/2017
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: 1:00 pm
Location: Clifton Park

Description: Give Clifton Park some TLC on Love Your Parks Day, also known as Earth Day! Join us for a volunteer event to show our love for Civic Works HQ by planting at our Food Forest, mulching young trees, removing invasive vines, making public art, and sprucing up our young tree nursery! Register at the link below. All ages welcome!

www.civicworks.com/earth-day

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)

Saturdays

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.

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

Particularly if you are bringing a group of volunteers, please download and print out one waiver per person ahead of time.

Civic Works Volunteer Liability Waiver

Civic Works Spanish Waiver

You can also submit your waiver using our online form at http://civicworksinc.formstack.com/forms/waiver.