• Maryland Food Bank
    ALL VOLUNTEERS ARE are ***REQUIRED*** to sign up for this event at http://centralmarylandvolunteers.mdfoodbank.volunteerhub.com/ In order to see the events reserved for our group (Central Maryland Volunteers), you will need to create an account at the web site listed above, and you will need to specify in your account info that you are a member of Central Maryland Volunteers. The Maryland Food Bank needs an accurate estimate of how many people will be volunteering for this event, so please update your RSVP as soon as possible if you aren't able to make it to this event. ======================================= IMPORTANT VOLUNTEER INFO: - Please arrive to the warehouse ON TIME. We can't begin until EVERYONE is at the warehouse. - Volunteers must commit to working a three-hour shift. - For safety, volunteers may not wear open-toed shoes or heels. - Wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty (which probably won't happen, but it's a possibility). Volunteers should dress comfortably — preferably in jeans, shorts, sweats and t-shirts. - All volunteers must attend a brief orientation at the beginning of their shift. - Volunteers must be over the age of 12. - Volunteers under the age of 18 cannot work on the conveyor belt in the Baltimore warehouse. Additional volunteer info can be found at the MD Food Bank's website, at https://www.mdfoodbank.org/volunteer/ . ======================================= The Maryland Food Bank was founded in 1979 to coordinate the procurement and distribution of food donations from manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and government agencies to organizations providing free food to the state's hungry. Volunteers usually work on a high-tech conveyor belt in the warehouse, pulling specific types of food from the belt as they pass, and packing the sorted food into 25 - 50-pound boxes. Full boxes are then placed on the Maryland Food Bank's daily menu, available for more than 600 soup kitchens, pantries and shelters across the state to order.

    Maryland Food Bank

    2200 Halethorpe Farms Road · Baltimore, MD

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  • Join us for a new volunteer orientation at Baltimore County animal services
    Baltimore County Animal Services will be having a volunteer orientation on Thursday, December 6th, at 4:30pm. Learn the ropes and start your volunteering experience with BCAS! The below link will take you to the volunteer page of the website. https://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/animalservices/volunteers.html

    Baltimore County Animal Shelter

    13800 Manor Road · Baldwin, MD

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  • Books for International Goodwill
    Books for International Goodwill (B.I.G.) has just moved to a new warehouse, and will be taking volunteers on Sat, Oct 27. We'll probably either be helping to set up the new warehouse, or we might be helping pack books for shipment. (We'll have more info as we get closer to the date of the event.) ___________________________________ About Books for International Goodwill: Books for International Goodwill (B.I.G.) has successfully recycled used books for productive use by those who need books for schools and libraries to improve literacy in developing communities around the world. B.I.G. is a project begun by the Parole Rotary Club of Annapolis and is now an independent non-profit entity. It's motto is "Spreading Literacy by Keeping Books Alive". The goal of the project is to provide the basic tools for educating the public both in formal school settings and through community libraries. We believe that the route to world peace and prosperity is through giving people the tools to learn how to feed their minds, as a corollary to the philosophy "that if you give a person a fish they will eat for a day, but if you teach them how to fish, they will eat for a lifetime". Our project benefits three audiences. Those donating books know they are helping the environment, as well as the needy. B.I.G. is run by volunteers, providing an outlet for them to help the less fortunate improve their education and welfare. And most important, we are sending thousands of books to people throughout the world that will help them advance their learning and economic well-being. BIG has shipped over 7 million books over the last seventeen years to poor communities overseas, as well as to Indian Reservations and communities recovering from natural disasters. Over 200 container loads (each with over 20,000 books) have gone by ship to countries in Africa, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia. Additionally, more than 1,000 smaller shipments have been mailed to US Service Personnel, Peace Corps volunteers, and other mission-sponsored schools.

    1st Glass Gym

    451 Defense Highway · Annapolis, MD

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  • ShareBaby
    To ensure the program has an accurate head count, please ALSO sign up for this event through the ShareBaby website: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084aadaa2fabfc1-diaper ====================================== Volunteer session duties will vary depending on the program's needs, but some typical activities are: Sorting and wrapping packs of diapers (ShareBaby bundles donated diapers into packs of 25) Sorting and quality checking kid's clothes Bundling kid's clothes for distribution ======================================= IMPORTANT VOLUNTEER INFO: - Wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty (which probably won't happen, but it's a possibility). Volunteers should dress comfortably — preferably in jeans, shorts, sweats and t-shirts. Additional volunteer info can be found on the ShareBaby website: http://sharebaby.org/volunteer-at-our-warehouse/ ======================================= ShareBaby was founded in November of 2014 by three local moms who wanted to meet the desire of mothers to share their new or gently used baby items with the families that need them most. ShareBaby began collecting from friends and family and storing donations in their basements and garages. By the summer of 2015, they had distributed more than 14,000 items to children in need. In August of 2015, ShareBaby started Baltimore’s first diaper bank to meet this specific deficiency in public assistance to mother and babies. ShareBaby has set the goal of distributing 2 million essential items to Baltimore’s neediest young children by the close of 2019. At the same time, we hope that this expanding reach will enable us to further inform and effect change around the very serious issue of diaper insecurity.

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    ShareBaby Warehouse

    1792 Union Ave · Baltimore, md

  • Maryland Book Bank
    The Maryland Book Bank (http://marylandbookbank.org) has provides new and gently used children's books to disadvantaged families in Baltimore. Their goal is to spark family reading at home by making sure there are plenty of books available. Volunteers are needed to help organize books at the Book Bank. On days when the weather is favorable, volunteer organizers at the Book Bank often arrange for volunteers to work outdoors! This event has been very popular with volunteers who work with children. An extra benefit of sorting books for the Maryland Book Bank is the nostalgia trip you'll experience when you see books that you just might remember from your childhood...! For those who are interested, we may go to lunch at a nearby restaurant after this event.

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    Maryland Book Bank

    1794 Union Ave · Baltimore, md

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  • Serve Dinner at Helping Up Mission *MUST READ ALL DETAILS/NOTES BEFORE RSVPing*
    ***PLEASE READ ALL NOTES BELOW PRIOR TO RSVPing*** Helping Up Mission opened in 1885 and is one of Baltimore’s oldest and largest non-profit organizations. The mission offers an array of services to help homeless men get back to living responsible, productive lives. You can learn more about the facility here: https://community.helpingupmission.org/home ` Whether you have volunteered in the past, or you are brand new to volunteering, I’d love to have you join me. This is a great opportunity to get involved and give back. There is ample on street parking in front of the mission. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old and are required to wear closed toe shoes ***NEW***Important Notes About No Shows and Guests- If you accumulate a total of two or more no shows/day of event cancellations for Meal Service at Helping Up, you should send me a message PRIOR to RSVPing. This includes past Helping Up events. If any slots are available after RSVPs are updated (typically a day before the event), I will reply to let you know if there is an available space for you. If you do not receive a reply from me stating that it is OK to do so, you should not RSVP. If you attempt to RSVP, you will notice that it does not allow you to add guests. This is not an error or a glitch within the site, it is intentionally set up that way. RSVPs for this event are limited to group members and are not open to guests at this time.

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    Helping Up Mission Inc

    1029 E Baltimore St · Baltimore

  • Join us for a new volunteer orientation at Baltimore County animal services
    Baltimore County Animal Services will be having a volunteer orientation on Saturday, November 4th, at 10am. Learn the ropes and start your volunteering experience with BCAS! The below link will take you to the volunteer page of the website. https://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/animalservices/volunteers.html

    Baltimore County Animal Shelter

    13800 Manor Road · Baldwin, MD

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  • Maryland Food Bank
    (Note: This event is normally scheduled on the 2nd Saturday of the month, but we're rescheduling for November because the Maryland Food Bank will be closed on Veterans Day weekend.) __________________________________ ALL VOLUNTEERS ARE are ***REQUIRED*** to sign up for this event at http://centralmarylandvolunteers.mdfoodbank.volunteerhub.com/ In order to see the events reserved for our group (Central Maryland Volunteers), you will need to create an account at the web site listed above, and you will need to specify in your account info that you are a member of Central Maryland Volunteers. The Maryland Food Bank needs an accurate estimate of how many people will be volunteering for this event, so please update your RSVP as soon as possible if you aren't able to make it to this event. ======================================= IMPORTANT VOLUNTEER INFO: - Please arrive to the warehouse ON TIME. We can't begin until EVERYONE is at the warehouse. - Volunteers must commit to working a three-hour shift. - For safety, volunteers may not wear open-toed shoes or heels. - Wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty (which probably won't happen, but it's a possibility). Volunteers should dress comfortably — preferably in jeans, shorts, sweats and t-shirts. - All volunteers must attend a brief orientation at the beginning of their shift. - Volunteers must be over the age of 12. - Volunteers under the age of 18 cannot work on the conveyor belt in the Baltimore warehouse. Additional volunteer info can be found at the MD Food Bank's website, at https://www.mdfoodbank.org/volunteer/ . ======================================= The Maryland Food Bank was founded in 1979 to coordinate the procurement and distribution of food donations from manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and government agencies to organizations providing free food to the state's hungry. Volunteers usually work on a high-tech conveyor belt in the warehouse, pulling specific types of food from the belt as they pass, and packing the sorted food into 25 - 50-pound boxes. Full boxes are then placed on the Maryland Food Bank's daily menu, available for more than 600 soup kitchens, pantries and shelters across the state to order.

    Maryland Food Bank

    2200 Halethorpe Farms Road · Baltimore, MD

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  • Books for International Goodwill
    Books for International Goodwill (B.I.G.) has just moved to a new warehouse, and will be taking volunteers on Sat, Oct 27. We'll probably either be helping to set up the new warehouse, or we might be helping pack books for shipment. (We'll have more info as we get closer to the date of the event.) ___________________________________ About Books for International Goodwill: Books for International Goodwill (B.I.G.) has successfully recycled used books for productive use by those who need books for schools and libraries to improve literacy in developing communities around the world. B.I.G. is a project begun by the Parole Rotary Club of Annapolis and is now an independent non-profit entity. It's motto is "Spreading Literacy by Keeping Books Alive". The goal of the project is to provide the basic tools for educating the public both in formal school settings and through community libraries. We believe that the route to world peace and prosperity is through giving people the tools to learn how to feed their minds, as a corollary to the philosophy "that if you give a person a fish they will eat for a day, but if you teach them how to fish, they will eat for a lifetime". Our project benefits three audiences. Those donating books know they are helping the environment, as well as the needy. B.I.G. is run by volunteers, providing an outlet for them to help the less fortunate improve their education and welfare. And most important, we are sending thousands of books to people throughout the world that will help them advance their learning and economic well-being. BIG has shipped over 7 million books over the last seventeen years to poor communities overseas, as well as to Indian Reservations and communities recovering from natural disasters. Over 200 container loads (each with over 20,000 books) have gone by ship to countries in Africa, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia. Additionally, more than 1,000 smaller shipments have been mailed to US Service Personnel, Peace Corps volunteers, and other mission-sponsored schools.

    1st Glass Gym

    451 Defense Highway · Annapolis, MD

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  • Maryland Book Bank
    IMPORTANT NOTE: The Baltimore Running Festival will be taking place on the day of this event (Sat, Oct 20), so traffic will be extremely congested between 33rd Street and the Harbor. Here are a couple of links with road closure info that might be helpful: http://www.thebaltimoremarathon.com/race-resources/community/road-closure-info/ https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MDBALT/bulletins/1be299d __________________________________________________________________ The Maryland Book Bank (http://marylandbookbank.org) has provides new and gently used children's books to disadvantaged families in Baltimore. Their goal is to spark family reading at home by making sure there are plenty of books available. Volunteers are needed to help organize books at the Book Bank. On days when the weather is favorable, volunteer organizers at the Book Bank often arrange for volunteers to work outdoors! This event has been very popular with volunteers who work with children. An extra benefit of sorting books for the Maryland Book Bank is the nostalgia trip you'll experience when you see books that you just might remember from your childhood...! For those who are interested, we may go to lunch at a nearby restaurant after this event.

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    Maryland Book Bank

    1794 Union Ave · Baltimore, md

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