Get Involved

When you volunteer, conduct a service project with your group, donate goods, or participate in an event, you often gain more than you give.

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

Other Resources & Ways to Get Involved

  • Food Drives

    Help feed our hungry neighbors by hosting a food drive. Whether you’re collecting canned goods as a scouting project, accepting non-perishables as event entry or organizing a traditional food drive in your community, every donation makes a difference.

    Food items may include:  peanut butter and jelly, canned goods, fruit cups, jello, Gatorade and bottled water.

    To set up a food drive please click here.

  • Adopt a Head Start classroom

    Support preschool age children attending Head Start and Early Head Start. The Adopt-A-Head Start Class Program allows an individual, business or organization to sponsor a class or classes at our multiple sites across Baltimore with a tax-deductible donation. By becoming an Adopt-A-Class sponsor, you will help ensure that children in your class have the resources they need to succeed. Click on our wish list to view priority needed items.

    For more questions or more information, please email

  • Community Clean-up Day

    This is a day of service where larger groups of volunteers can work together towards beautifying the neighborhoods around our programs. 10-30 people, age 13+.

    For more information on these opportunities, please email

  • Help in an Office

    Greeters and Office Assistant:  ensure a welcome, friendly, and organized environment at one of our programs. Roles include greet and engage clients and visitors, answer phone, etc. Ages 18+.

    Career Center: Assist clients with basic computer skills, phone calls, job searches, resume writing, and the development of good habits for job interviews. Ages 18+.

    For more information, please email

  • Spanish Translation

    Aid in Spanish translation for children, families and individual parents in support of workshops on nutrition, financial literacy or yoga!

    For more information on these opportunities, please email

Get Involved FAQs

Are there age restrictions or requirements?

Volunteers must be at least 13 years of age to volunteer on-site.  Volunteers aged 13 to 16 must be accompanied by an adult (parent, teacher, group leader) over the age of 21.  Volunteers between the ages of 13 and 18 must have a signed release from their parent or guardian to participate in volunteer activities.

Student Interns, Camp Counselors, and Head Start parent volunteers must complete a separate volunteer application.

What can kids under 13 do to help?

The act of service for others is good for all ages!  Anyone can volunteer and support our programs and services off site in a variety of ways that include making casseroles or bagged lunches, hosting a wish list drive, making bowls for Empty Bowls or helping to raise funds through hosting a fundraiser or donation drive.

contact us

For any questions or if you have ideas about getting involved contact or call (410) 662-0500