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
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America
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
Participate in a volunteer or mentor program through Morgan State University.
My Sister's Circle
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.
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
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.
Opportunities Throughout Maryland
Find opportunities to lend your time and talents to organizations that are working to improve various aspect of the community.
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)
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.