Get Out and Walk
April 13 at M&T Bank Stadium. Need families to walk as well as help with registration and food.
443-792-4232 | jdrfmd.org

Jewish Volunteer Connection
JVC facilitates a variety of volunteer programs for families. Here are just a few:

Playdate Together
An intergenerational play date program for families to sing songs, play games and interact with residents of a geriatric center. Geared toward families with preschool-age children or younger.

Mitzvah Makers
Provides the opportunity to spend quality time with your children while making a difference in the lives of community members. Geared toward families with school-age children.

Community Mitzvah Day
Rosenbloom Owings Mills Jewish Community Center on Dec. 25 at 10:30 a.m. Welcomes preschool through elementary children to put together winter care packages to be delivered to Reisterstown-based Hanna Moore Shelter. Families are needed to deliver packages, too.
410-369-9302 | jvcbaltimore.org

Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital
For this cause, local families have created events like family fun runs, birthday party donations in lieu of gifts, bowl-a-thons, lemonade stands, chili cook-offs and bake sales. Also, families collect needed objects like rattles and other toys for infants, as well as books, DVDs and art supplies for older children.
410-516-7495 | http://hopkinschildrens.org/host-a-fundraising-event.aspx

Sarah’s House
A supportive program for homeless families, located on the edge of Fort Meade Army base. Eight buildings house 125 people; half are children. Family volunteer opportunities include:

Bingo Nights
Children can call out the numbers.

Family Literacy Program
Volunteering children can read stories.

Dinner Meals by Volunteer
Families prepare food, set up tables and chairs, and serve.

Toy Shop Day
A week before Christmas, on Dec. 15 at 10 a.m., family volunteers help wrap presents for homeless children.
410-551-7722 | catholiccharities-md.org/sarahs-house

Families Volunteering Abroad
United Planet’s Volunteer Abroad Program invites families to volunteer. Children of all ages can play with one another at orphanages. Adults teach or care for orphanage children. For families with young children, it recommends its programs in Romania, Peru, Chile and Nepal.
1-800-292-2316 | unitedplanet.org/ family-volunteering-abroad

Online Volunteerism Resources
marylandvolunteercenters.org
volunteerhoward.org
thevolunteerfamily.org