Center for Social Concern Hopkins
Community Based Learning

Volunteer Sites

Your organization must:

  • Be a 501(c)3 certified non-profit organization
  • Have a site supervisor available on Saturday October 19th, 2013 from 12 noon-3pm
  • Register by filling out this form or contacting us at (410) 516-4777 or .

JHU will provide:

  • Transportation, food, and water for volunteers
  • Supplies necessary to complete the project
  • A dedicated staff member to help you define your volunteer project

Ideal Volunteer Projects

Volunteer Projects should be:

  • Safe
  • Engaging
  • Accommodate >10 volunteers
  • Last 2-3 hours



We can help you by purchasing supplies necessary for your project.  Supplies that we have bought before include: gloves, gardening tools (shovels, rakes, pruners, loppers, trowels), paint, arts and craft supplies, tarps, cleaning supplies (multi-purpose cleaner, paper towels, etc), food stuffs, and much more. 

We prefer to buy all supplies, so the deadline for your project supplies list is October 4, 2013.

Reimbursements will only be made for large exceptions (such as large deliveries of mulch or wood chips).  These must be approved by the PDOS advisors. 


Service Projects & Past Sites

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. 


Does your facility need some tender love and care? Our volunteers can help you clean up, wash up or organize.  We want you to be able to utilize your space to the best of your ability.  In addition, Beautification projects include activities such as painting, construction, invasive species removal and whatever revitalization project you have in mind.  



Hunger and Food Justice

Does your organization help put food in people’s tummys? We’d love to help you!  Our volunteers can lend a hand in any stage of the battle against hunger.  Past projects 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.

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Working With People

Is your organization all about putting a smile on someone’s face, or showing people the love and respect they deserve? Our volunteers can help teach, play, encourage, and inspire.  Past project included playing bingo with elderly residents, helping kids make a quilt, holding a talent show at Ghallagher, teaching residents to dance, throwing a party for residents of Sarah’s House. 

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How Your Volunteers Are Chosen

Your volunteers could be Hopkins students, faculty, or staff members.  They will be lead by a team leader and bring the supplies that JHU purchases for your project.  The actual assigning process can be seen here .  Because we are dealing with such a large volume of volunteers, and our volunteers are assigned, we cannot guarantee the exact number of volunteers we send to your site (some volunteers drop out or show up on the day of the event).  But we do confirm a ballpark number.  


***If you have additional questions, please refer to our volunteer sites specific FAQ page.


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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