Civic Engagement Opportunities for Families

Below are a few of the Park-sponsored community projects for both parents and students.

Amnesty International/International Rescue Committee

Donate clothing/household items to their free store; other volunteer opportunities available: http://www.rescue.org/us-program/us-baltimore-md/current-volunteer-opportunities

Art With a Heart

Enhances the lives of people in need through visual arts classes; more information here: http://www.artwithaheart.net/support.html

Community Lot Team

Help with the transformation of vacant lots to community gardens:  https://www.facebook.com/civicworks?fref=ts

Habitat for Humanity

Park build dates for ages 14 and over during the school year; during the summer, volunteer information here: http://habitatchesapeake.org/get-involved/individuals-volunteer-in-maryland/

Maryland Food Bank

Packing food and health kits, ages 12 and up; additional work in Community Kitchen for ages 18 and up; more information and schedule available here: https://www.mdfoodbank.org/volunteer/

Paul’s Place

Various volunteer opportunities available for ages 6 and up; information available here: http://paulsplaceoutreach.org/get-involved/volunteer/

Real Food Farm

PA-sponsored family event in May; various open volunteer days, available here: http://www.realfoodfarm.org/get-involved/volunteer/

Weinberg Housing and Resource Center (WHRC)

Travel-size toiletries needed; volunteer weekdays (14+ only) to help with breakfast or dinner service.  All opportunities listed here:

 http://www.catholiccharities-md.org/weinberg-housing-resource-center

Tutoring at Westside Elementary

Youth Empowerment Society (YES)

Collections/sorting – learn more at the Open House coming up on June 5th: https://www.facebook.com/YouthEmpoweredSocietyyesDropInCenter

Viva House

Monthly food bag collections for Southwest Baltimore soup kitchen; 2 parent drivers needed each month; contact Sarah Baird at splatmanb@aol.com

For additional information, please contact Rommel Loria, Director of Civic Engagement and Service Learning, rloria@parkschool.net, 410-339-4112