Summer of Service 2021

In the City of Baltimore

These organizations have a standing relationship with the Cathedral and are currently seeking community outreach volunteers! You can serve by yourself, with a friend or your entire family. Contact the volunteer organizers and schedule a time that works for you. This is a working list, so remember to check each week for new opportunities.

Please be sure to click HERE to let the Cathedral know when and where you are serving:

GEDCO

 In partnership with faith-based and community organizations, GEDCO provides affordable housing, supportive services, and emergency assistance to community residents.

Volunteer Opportunities:

GEDCO CARES is looking for Food Interviewers (training required) to assess clients’ eligibility for food assistance and perform data entry tasks. They are also seeking Food Pantry Workers to help clients select foods that they prefer, per pantry policies and procedures. Volunteers are needed on Monday mornings from 8:45 AM-11:30 AM and on Saturday mornings from 9:45 AM-12:30 PM. 

Transport weekly Cathedral food donations to the CARES Food Pantry on Monday mornings.

Deliver food boxes to residents in Stadium Place apartments.

Assist older adult residents who need help cleaning their kitchens. Locations may vary based on need.

Become a CARES virtual job search mentor and work one-on-one with clients (virtual) to create resumes and cover letters, conduct internet job searches and submit applications.

Contact: Email Joan Stanne

Visit GEDCO’s website.

Churches of Charles Vacation Bible School

The Cathedral of the Incarnation will be hosting the Churches of Charles’ Vacation Bible School from  July 26 – 30, 2021. Ages 3 – 5 years are welcome for in-person, outdoors fun at the Cathedral.  The theme is “Creation Speaks” and children will be invited to look to God’s creation, including each other, as they listen for God’s voice in the world today. There is a need for upcycled materials in all craft projects.

Volunteer Opportunities: Please consider collecting and donating glass jars with lids, plastic bottle caps (all sizes and colors), cereal boxes, oatmeal canisters, cardboard, plastic containers, detergent/food tub/soda bottles of all colors, coffee cans (plastic and metal), colorful fabric and clothing scraps, old buttons, beads, corks and CDs. Items can be dropped off at the Cathedral front desk between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday – Thursday. 

Contact: Email Anne Stick

Visit the Churches of Charles on FaceBook.

Paul's Place

After more than 30 years of service to the community, Paul’s Place now offers more than two dozen services and programs to low-income individuals and families in the Washington Village/Pigtown community. 

Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers assist with many programs including Hot Lunch, the Market Place (Clothing bank), sorting donations, kitchen work, children’s programs, computer lab and nurse’s clinic assistance. Volunteers also provide essential support for our fundraising initiatives and supply casseroles.

Contact: Click here to volunteer or call 410.625.0775.

Visit Paul’s Place website.

Club at Collington

The Club at Collington Square is an afterschool and summer program. Club staff create a consistent, loving, educational haven for 128 children in the Collington Square neighborhood of East Baltimore. Here, Club staff are teaching and building the leaders that their neighborhood and city need.

Volunteer Opportunities: Zoom-in and read a book to the young scholars; donate cups, plates, napkins and silverware.

Contact:  Email VWilliams or call 410-261-3500.

Visit the Club at Collington’s website.

SLYC - St. Luke's Youth Center

SLYC is a collaborative of West Baltimore families working together with friends, neighbors, and partners to provide youth with critical resources, life-enriching experiences, and a safety-net of support. Their work is achieved through relationships in a community that crosses geographic, economic, religious, racial, and all other boundaries. They consider themselves a community that coordinates efforts, shares resources, and develops strategies to meet their goals.

Volunteer Opportunities: 

Readers for story time during their summer program.

Tutors for K-12 students in all subjects (ongoing need)

Assistants for adults wishing to improve their household management or parenting skills

Leaders for short-term or long-term artistic, social-emotional learning, leadership, life skills or community building programs, including sports.

All programs are tailored to the skills and experience of the available volunteers. 

Contact: Click here to fill out a volunteer interest form.

Visit SLYC’s website.