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If you are looking for ways to give back or engage your local community, you are in the right place!

It's easy to get involved in our efforts to create change for our clients struggling with poverty. There are so many ways, large and small, that you can support our mission and have a valuable impact.   Whether you are interested in volunteering, completing a service project, or looking for ways for your company to show its corporate responsibility. We also accept in-kind donations at our program sites.  

Featured Projects

Project: Volunteer at the Shamrock 5K

Shamrock 5K

Sunday, March 15, 2020

1PM – 4PM

Charm City Run has designated St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore the Official Charity Partner for the 2020 Under Armour KELLY St. Patrick's Day Shamrock 5K.

As the beneficiary of the race, we need volunteers to staff the starting line, water stops, and the post-race tent. The more volunteers we turn out, the more money the race donates to our work. All volunteers will get an awesome Shamrock 5K volunteer shirt.  Students can earn service hours too.  (Anyone 12 years and older is eligible to volunteer - but under 18 years old requires parent or guardian participation.)  

For more information about volunteering, contact or call (410) 662-0500

Project: Prepare bagged breakfasts and lunches for Beans & Bread in Fells Point

Make Bagged Lunches

This a great volunteer activity for families, friends, church groups, workplace groups - or students.

Beans & Bread is our homeless day resource program. We provide healthcare, showers, laundry, employment services, case management, and mail receipt.

AND - we serve more than 80,000 meals each year. That's where you come in.  If you are interested in providing bagged breakfasts or lunches please complete this short application. 

Project: Serve weekend meals to residents at Sarah's Hope on Mount Street

Coty Volunteers at Mount Street

Volunteers from Coty at work in the Sarah's Hope Mount Street kitchen.

Sarah’s Hope is a comprehensive family shelter on Mount Street in Baltimore City.  We provide  24-hour services for homeless families that are focused around three key areas: housing stability, health and well-being, and economic self-sufficiency.

We can always use help providing food for residents on weekends. There are several options.

  • You can drop off bagged lunches.
  • You can serve meals on-site in our commercial kitchen. 

If you are interested in helping to provide weekend meals to homeless families, please complete this short application.

Get involved today.

When you volunteer, conduct a service project with your group, donate goods, or participate in an event, you often gain more than you give. Find out how you can get involved and make a difference to an individual, and our Baltimore community.

Volunteering: Your involvement as a volunteer can range from helping to serve meals at our shelters or soup kitchen, to becoming a classroom volunteer at our Head Start program, or providing administrative assistance at one of our program sites. Volunteers can tutor children in after-school programs or support clients who need help with their resumes.  

Service Projects:  Here is a great way to engage your office, school, or local community for the benefit of people in need. Collect toiletries for the clients at Beans & Bread, equip a Head Start classroom with crayons, books, and craft supplies, or ease the journey home for clients at our shelter by donating pots, pans, and dishes.  

In-kind Donations: You can make a huge difference in our programs by making in-kind donations. We are in need of new books, toiletry items, and clothing, but we also accept donations of real estate and used cars. You can find more information about accepted items and drop-off locations on the in-kind donations page.  

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Do you have a great idea for a service project, but you don’t see it listed? Are you interested in volunteering, but have questions about how to get started? Please fill out the form below and we will get in touch! 

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