Center for Social Concern Hopkins
Community Based Learning


Register as a volunteer here. Registration is currently OPEN!

Deadline to register is October 1st, 2013!

Be Prepared For PDOS

No matter what site you end up working, we want you to be prepared.  Here are some tips:


What Sites Are Like

In order to help us assign our volunteers, we categorize all service projects into three categories: Beautification, Hunger and Food Justice, and Working with People.  When you register, you can choose one of these categories to be your priority site.  However, keep in mind that we cannot guarantee your site assignment will be in that category (we are assigning approximately 1000 volunteers). 


Do you like to get your hands dirty?  Do you like seeing a tangible product to your work?  Help non-profits improve and brighten up their facilities by helping them clean up, wash up, organize, or revitalize.  Beautification projects include activities such as painting, construction, invasive species removal, and other renovation projects.  

Hunger & Food Justice

Do you want to help fight hunger in Baltimore City?  Hunger and Food Justice sites work with the many stages of feeding the hungry residents of Baltimore.  Past projects have included preparing the earth for seedlings, planting, weeding, mulching, harvesting, gleaning, slicing, dicing, cooking, or feeding.  Previous sites included Reservoir Hill, First Fruit Farms, Ash St. Garden, Our Daily Bread, Interfaith center/STAR/Moveable Feast

Working With People

Do you like putting a smile on people’s faces?  Do you like showing people the love and respect they deserve? Help teach, play with, listen to, or inspire people of all walks of life.  Past project include playing bingo with elderly residents, helping kids make a quilt, and holding a talent show for people with developmental disabilities. 

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Johns Hopkins University - Center for Social Concern
3103 North Charles Street - Baltimore, MD 21218
phone: 410.516.4777 - fax: 410.516.5123 -

Building Hours M-TH 8:30AM-10:00PM, F 8:30AM-5:00PM