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About 99,000 Baltimore City adults do not have a high school diploma, enough to fill Ravens Stadium and over half of Oriole Park.  For over 20 years, the Greater Homewood Adult Learning Center has been serving the needs of the greater Baltimore area with quality, learner-centered instruction at no charge to adults ages 16 and older.  Volunteer with the Center and help adult learners develop the skills they need to succeed in life and work.  Volunteer One-to-One Tutors and Classroom Assistants are needed to teach reading, writing, English language,  and/ or math.  We are also recruiting Computer Class Instructors and Job Coaches to assist our Workforce Program participants with job searching, resume writing, and interview skills.  If you can spare two hours a week, you can make a huge difference in the life of an adult learner!  Scheduling is flexible.  Visit our website at http://www.greaterhomewood.org/our-work/adult-learning-center/volunteering/ for more information.  Please contact Erin George, Volunteer & Outreach, at egeorge@greaterhomewood.org or 410-261-3519 to request an application.

Volunteer at Project PLASE to help promote successful transitions and stable homes for your community’s homeless population. Our volunteer program offers individuals and groups a variety of challenging and rewarding opportunities to serve the Project PLASE community.

 Administrative Support Project PLASE staff welcomes the assistance of helpful volunteers at the agency headquarters.

  • Answer phones
  • Filing and light data entry
  • Computer trainings
  • Arrange donation pick ups

Client-Centered Help to foster relationships with our clients and the community!  

  • Cook & serve a meal
  • Coordinate social activities
  • Help residents to move
  • Provide arts and crafts instruction
  • Computer tutoring
  • Facilitate exercise or relaxation classes (yoga, walking, tai chi)
  • Work with clients in our garden
  • Lead self-esteem groups
  • Mentor and tutor residents

Property Maintenance Volunteers who wish to assist with the maintenance of our facilities have a variety of options both indoors & outdoors!

  • Plant and weed flowerbeds
  • Trim hedges and grass
  • Rake leaves
  • Paint residents’ common areas & living spaces
  • Decorate facilities for the holidays

Communications & Development We believe strongly in our mission here at Project PLASE. If you feel the same way we do, we would love your involvement with our agency!

  • Invite a member of the Project PLASE “Faces of PLASE” Speakers’ Bureau to come speak to your organization or social group
  • Join on our special events committee
  • Represent PLASE at a community outreach event
  • Host a supplies donation drive (art & school supplies, personal hygiene items, etc.)

For more information, contact Faith Savill at 410-837-1400 x 36

or email Project PLASE at volunteer@projectplase.org

Playworks is currently recruiting for full-time Program Coordinators for the 2011-2012 school year.  We’re looking for people who have experience working with kids, who are enthusiastic and motivated to be working in Baltimore City Schools, and who have a passion for service (this is a full-time AmeriCorps position with Playworks). 

If interested go to this link: http://www.playworks.org/careers/school-openings/americorps-program-coordinator

About the Organization:

With more than 300 professionals in cities across the country, Playworks is a fast growing national nonprofit. We provide safe, inclusive, healthy play and physical activity to low-income schools, to improve learning and teaching. Playworks maximizes the value of recess, making play a part of every day and ultimately transforming the learning environment for children nationwide. For more information, please visit: www.Playworks.org

About the Position:

Our enthusiastic, well-trained Playworks coaches manage a safe and inclusive recess where children are inspired to get off the sidelines and into the game. They employ play and physical activity as tools for generating more community and family involvement through teaching and implementing conflict resolution strategies.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Program Duties (if applicable):

Planning and implementing sports and play based programming during recess, in school and after school hours at a public elementary school.

  • Recess – create a safe and inclusive playground yard and be a significant presence on the yard by organizing and playing large games with 20+ students as well as role modeling positive behavior
  • Junior Coach Program – organize a youth leadership program by facilitating trainings and working with teachers and staff
  • Class Game Time – lead individual classes in skills building, cooperative games, and activities to increase awareness of rules and boundaries at recess
  • After School Program – organize a homework/snack and a physical activity period for around 15 students focusing on building a community as well as reinforcing the
  • Playworks philosophy
  • Interscholastic leagues – recruit and coach students for developmental sports leagues.
  • This includes building a school community and coordinating volunteers
  • Administrative Duties:
  • Maintain communication between Playworks staff, school staff, teachers, families, and volunteers
  • Collect and maintain paperwork including organizing daily, weekly, and monthly schedules and timesheets
  • Collect and maintain paperwork and data for various grant requirements

 

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience leading groups of children with the ability to engage and inspire youth
  • Ability/Willingness to commit to completion of 1700 during the program year (40+ hours/week of service, including participating in occasional night and weekend service opportunities such as community service projects)
  • Motivated self-starter with clear and open communication skills
  • Humorous and playful with ability to set clear goals and follow through with flexible and creative problem solving tools
  • Conceptual ability for the larger perspective with a strong attention to detail and multitasking
  • Experience interacting with diverse communities and the ability to integrate into and existing school community
  • Knowledge of computer and internet based programs for use in communication and grant requirements
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written

 

Benefits:

  • Individuals will be enrolled as AmeriCorps service members (info at www.americorps.org)
  • Living stipend for the 10 month period
  • Education Award of $5,550 for use at Title IV institutions or to pay back qualified student loans (pending completion of a minimum 1700 hours of service)
  • Health plan includes medical benefits
  • Possible reimbursement of childcare expenses

 

To Apply:

  • Go to http://www.playworks.org/careers/americorps-program-coordinator/apply-now
  • Please no phone calls
  • Position will remain open until filled

 

As an equal opportunity program, Playworks encourages applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, or physical ability, and evaluates all candidates on a merit basis.

ROOTSFest 2011

ROOTSFest 2011 is a 5-day celebration of arts and culture, and an exploration of the ways by which art and culture may be used to foster healing, leadership and sustainability in our communities. ROOTSFest is put on as a collaborative effort between Alternate Roots, a re-gifting arts organization based in Atlanta, GA and CultureWorks, an arts group based in West Baltimore. This celebration of West Baltimore is based around the Highway to Nowhere — the project on Route 40 that displaced hundreds of families and created not an active freeway, but a failed, empty, and somewhat haunting strip dividing neighborhoods and communities. CultureWorks and Alternate Roots are seeking to create a new image/perception of this area as a blank, green slate (52 acres of green space along the Highway are under- (or utterly un-)used and will act as the stages to both performing artists and art installations) to serve as the foundation that may reawaken a community in disrepair.
 
ROOTSFest will take place from June 22-26, and will be an all-day (and most the night) affair. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will host the National Learning Exchange, an opportunity for artists and community activists from all around the country to come together to discuss and explore the impact and possibilities of arts and culture on cities, neighborhoods and communities such as ours. The Learning Exchange will run from 10-4, starting with a keynote speaker and moving into breakout sessions. Late Night Cabarets will take place Thursday and Friday evening (10:30pm until…) at the LoFT in Station North and artists will be staying in MICA dorms for the entirety of the festival. Following the NLE on Wednesday and Thursday, ROOTSFest will be hosting performances (everything from dance to theatre to spoken word)… somewhere, hopefully in Station North. 
 
Needs!!!  We’re looking for people to 1) come and support the festival (Sat (10am-10pm) & Sun (10am-6pm). Outdoor Festivals are totally free and will have performances on 4 stages over the course of the weekend, as well as artist, community, health and vendor booths), 2) be part of the National Learning Exchange (fees for local folks are only $25/day, which is pretty great). This is an amazing experiential opportunity to open an absolutely essential conversation. In order to be effective, we need to hear from people from all walks of life. Please come! 3) if you’re interested, we need really good and interesting and motivating folks to help lead some break out rooms at the NLE and 4) this is where the majority of you come in: LOTS of volunteers. For everything.
 
Please see the official ROOTSFest website at http://rootsfest2011.org/ for all information. If people are interested in joining the NLE, they can sign up on the website or contact Natalya at rootsfest2011@alternateroots.org. Volunteers should contact Jai Brooks at reverendjaibrooks@gmail.com or
at 443-413-2577. Anyone with questions is also welcome to e-mail or call me at anytime at sasha.gallant@gmail.com.
 

 Futuro Latino Learning Center

Saturday Programming
  Feb Mar Apr May Average
Session I          
Conversation Participants 37 20 17 7
Conversation Volunteers 16 11 23 5
Kids’ Play Kids 4 3 1  3 1
Kids’ Play Volunteers 6 5 8  1 2
           
Session II          
ESL Participants 125 119 67 15  25
New ESL Participants 13 8 3  1 2
ESL Volunteers 53 44 53  10 12
Kids’ Cultural Kids 25 42 26  11 8
Kids’ Cultural Volunteers 29 17 22  3 5
           
Session III          
Computers Participants 64 87  52   17
Computers Volunteers 27 26  26   7
Kids’ Play Kids 21 34 30   7
Kids’ Play Volunteers 13 12 15   3
           
Other          
Special Event 0 3  n/a   3
Program Assistants 3 4  1   1
           
           
Sunday Programming
  Feb Mar Apr May Average
Participants 16 4 8  4 3
PTP Volunteers 36 17 27  5 9
Kids’ Play Kids 4 1 4  1 1
Kids’ Play Volunteers 11 3 3  2 2
           

Average = 14 weeks of programming

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RAS/WAS (Read-a-Story, Write-a-Story) 

Date   Participants
28-Feb   22
1-Mar   15
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The Urban Teacher Center (UTC) is a four-year, alternative teacher preparation program that operates in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. region.  Each cohort participates in an intensive year-long residency, followed by a three-year teaching commitment in a high-need urban elementary or middle school. UTC’s residents will be fully prepared to become highly competent teachers; in addition to the clinical experience, residents also enroll in a Master’s of Education program that is directly relevant to the urban teacher. All UTC teachers are part of an unprecedented commitment to student performance:  only those who can demonstrate that they can improve student learning will complete the program. Over time, our teachers will be among the most expert and results-oriented in the nation. For more information or to apply, visit us on the web at www.urbanteachercenter.org, or email admissions@urbanteachercenter.org.  Our last deadline for the 2011-12 school year is:  May 2, 2011.  The program begins July 5, 2011. 

Kerry Whitacre Swarr

Director of Human Capital

Urban Teacher Center

12 W. Madison Street

Second Floor

Baltimore MD 21201

443-524-1066

C (410) 446-3463

Kerrys@urbanteachercenter.org

Now accepting applications (deadline May 2, 2011)

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For over 45 years, members of AmeriCorps*VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) have actively served low-income areas by mobilizing people, businesses and organizations with the goal of creating sustainable healthy communities.  Throughout the year, AmeriCorps*VISTA provides full-time members to nonprofit, faith-based and other community organizations, and public agencies to create and expand programs that bring low-income individuals and communities out of poverty.

 Overview of the Summer Associates Program

The VISTA program also has a Summer Associate component, a short-term service (June 12- August 13) opportunity during the summer months.  The Summer Associate program enhances an existing VISTA project by providing individuals that will participate for 8 weeks, alongside year-round AmeriCorps*VISTA members, in an intensive level of summer service.  During service, Summer Associates are available to the community on a full-time basis which is described by Congress as “24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”  This means that the Summer Associate should be available as deemed necessary by the sponsoring agency, for the project, without regard to standard working hours.

Available Positions in the Baltimore Area!

Margaret Brent Elementary/ Middle School- Assist with summertime activities in the Remington neighborhood and organize block projects

Barclay, Midway, and Old Goucher- Assist the Barclay Youth Safe Haven Coordinator with preparation for the coming year elementary school mentoring program and overall program structure

Waverly Community -Engage in neighborhood outreach around community association and block projects and provide support for summer programs or neighborhood youth  

Barclay Community- Organize neighborhood block projects in the Harwood Community and school including school beautification projects

GHCC Adult Literacy & ESOL- Develop a project-based learning model for the Adult Basic Education classroom to be piloted in the Fall 2011.

General Eligibility

  • Summer Associates must be at least 18 years of age at the time of placement
  • Be a U.S. Citizen, National or Legal Resident
  • Able to commit and serve on a full-time basis for 8 weeks
  • Not listed on the National Sex Offenders Public Registry

Benefits and Support

In addition to making a credible effort to help people and communities escape poverty, Summer Associates receive benefits and support during and after successful completion of summer service. Associates are eligible to receive:

  • A $1,132 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or a $125/mo summer end-of service stipend
  • On-site orientation and training
  • A living allowance to cover necessities during service (approx. $2000 by the end of the summer)
  • Involvement in the AmeriCorps*VISTA Alumni Network and eCommunity 

 

To learn more about the AmeriCorps*VISTA Summer Associate Program at Greater Homewood Community Corporation (GHCC) please contact Glenda Garcia at ggarcia@greaterhomewood.org or call (410)261-2618.

Volunteers needed to assist residents in a small community assisted living home. Residents need assistance with socialization activities and academics. Any amount of time will be appreciated!  Please call:  443-386-5323

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Immaculate Conception Parish, Towson, Adult Faith Formation Ministry is in the process of developing our schedule of events for 2011-2012.  We need young volunteers to provide child care so that more parishioners can attend our presentations on weekday evenings, around 7 pm with a few possibly during the weekend. 

Volunteers are required to participate in a STAND training which the Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore requires for all who work with young people.  One of our staff members will provide this training for all who choose to participate.

For more information, contact Mary Knudsen at mbknudsen@verizon.net.

SAVE THE DATE!

CELEBRATE HEALTH, FITNESS, FREEDOM, FRIENDSHIP AND SPRING!

 Baltimore County Volunteers (BCV) and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), in partnership with the Baltimore County Health Department, are recruiting volunteers and participants for the HEALTH FREEDOM WALK: A Path to Wellness 5K walk.

By volunteering you may help with set-up, registration, greeting, mile markers, refreshments or clean-up. 

As a 5K walker this is your opportunity to promote health and fitness.  You will be honoring those who utilized the Underground Railroad to travel throughout Maryland on their flight to freedom, as well as those who made the Railroad possible.

The event will take place on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at the Hampton Mansion, 535 Hampton Lane, Towson 21286.

Please share the attached flyer with co-workers, family and friends.  Help make this event a success with your participation and support.

Join the celebration by registering with BCV/RSVP at 410-887-2715 or email volunteers@baltimorecountymd.gov

Thank You, 

Eddrena Miller, BCV/RSVP Volunteer Coordinator

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