Volunteer

Civic Works is suspending all volunteer activities until further notice. It’s simply impossible to guarantee 6 ft distance between volunteers and there cannot be groups of over 10 gathered for the foreseeable future.
 
If you would like to schedule a tentative date to volunteer in the future, please contact Jayna at jpowell@civicworks.com. Or if you’d like to support our work financially, we are happy to offer some options for how you can support the work that is continuing with staff at the Real Food Farm and our Community Lot Program.

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 a Legacy Tour Guide!

On the third Saturday of each month, the mansion comes alive with stories thanks to committed tour guides who love history and sharing it! YOU can join their ranks. We ask that tour guides be available for as many of 3rd Saturdays as possible and we have other opportunities during the week for volunteers to give tours. You determine your schedule-very flexible. Costumes are optional!  For more information email Jayna Powell at jpowell@civicworks.com