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Volunteer or Mentor

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Share some of your time and make a difference in the lives of children. There are many ways to get involved and help students get back on track or stay in school. Local community organizations, programs and youth centers offer a variety of opportunities to step up and show up for at-risk students.

Show children you care and help them gain valuable skills, knowledge and self-esteem by becoming a tutor, mentor or volunteer. Whatever you choose to do, you’re enhancing a child’s life, and giving a helping hand to someone
in need.


Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America
Baltimore, Maryland
(410) 243-4000
Help children reach their potential by becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister serving  youth between the ages of 8-12. Volunteers go through a screening process before acceptance and case workers provide assistance, support and supervision of all matches.

Mentor: National Mentoring Partnership
Give back to the community, become a mentor and support students in any number of ways. Simply enter your zip code area in the search box and find the right opportunity for you.

Morgan State University
Baltimore, Maryland
(443) 885-4328
Participate in a volunteer or mentor program through Morgan State University.

My Sister's Circle
Timonium, Maryland
(410) 458-3199
Mentor girls from disadvantaged Baltimore neighborhoods during their challenging transitions to middle school, throughout high school and into college. The organization offers two opportunities to support students, one-to-one mentoring and after-school program weekly leaders.

One Hundred Black Men, Inc.
Baltimore, Maryland
(410) 664-6726
Provide mentorship and become a positive role model for young black males, elementary through high school, primarily through one-to-one mentorship. Their mission is to improve the quality of life within communities by enhancing educational and economic opportunities.

St. Francis Neighborhood Center
Baltimore, Maryland
(410) 669-2612
Support an after school youth development program. The center gives disadvantaged youth the opportunity to be children again, create their own success and grow in self-awareness. Volunteers can tutor youth, lead educational seminars/workshops and create inspiring relationships.

Volunteer Central
Opportunities Throughout Maryland
(410) 366-6030
Find opportunities to lend your time and talents to organizations that are working to improve various aspect of the community.

Volunteer Match
Search through a comprehensive database for volunteer opportunities across many areas of need, including education and literacy, and children and youth.

Yo! Westside and Eastside (Youth Opportunities)
Baltimore, Maryland
Westside:  (410) 545-6953
Eastside:   (410) 732-2661
YO! Baltimore serves out-of-school youth and young adults citywide at two centers. Adults provide support services and opportunities for participants to reach their academic and career goals. They also sponsor programs for in and out-of-school youth.