The importance of community volunteering and learning opportunities to students cannot be overstated. Beyond looking fantastic on any college application, volunteerism encourages the kind hands-on learning vital to supplementing a classroom education. This is especially true when a student volunteers in fields such as the arts, where professionals demonstrate how learned skills can be applied in the real world. Volunteering broadens a child’s world, providing an essential learning experience while making personal connections and giving back to the community.
The list below provides resources to get students started in their search for excellent volunteering opportunities.
Baltimore County Volunteers
This page from the Baltimore County government allows users to search for volunteering opportunities in the area.
Links to Service-Learning Organizations from the Maryland State Department of Education
Provides links for local volunteering opportunities as well as national organizations and other resources.
Volunteer Centers in Maryland
The Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism provides this list of volunteer centers in the state.
Provides opportunities connecting individuals to over 500 nonprofit service organizations in Baltimore, including sections specific to youth and arts & culture.
Advanced searches allow users to search for opportunities by location, appropriate age, and interest area (including arts & culture!).