Volunteering is a wonderful way to get involved in the community! Below you will find a list of places where you can sign up to volunteer. UMMC partners with the United Way Campaign each year to engage employees in giving back to the city. Outside of the hospital, Baltimore offers numerous opportunities for volunteering. See below for some helpful links for getting involved in the community. We encourage you to share your volunteering stories with us at email@example.com, and to use this website to assemble groups for volunteering events.
Opportunities Through UMMC
UMMC encourages employees to be active in their community through participating in various volunteer opportunities. This is a great way to get involved on your unit and give back to the Baltimore community!
Community Champion Program
A very new and evolving Community Champion program is underway. The program invites hospital employees who are interested in working within the community to join. As a Community Champion, you work to notify your unit of upcoming volunteer opportunities and encourage your unit to be involved. Email blasts are sent to each Community Champion when a volunteer opportunity arises and the Community Champion informs co-workers of upcoming events via an email chain, bulletin board, flyers, etc. At this point in this evolving program, not all units have community champions.
If you are interested in volunteer opportunities or you would like to be involved with the Community Champion Program please contact Lucy Miner or Anne Williams.
United Way Campaign
The annual UMMC United Way Drive encourages Medical Center employees to give back to their communities. Generous donations from staff, as well as volunteer projects organized by several departments have made this campaign a huge success in the past. The United Way of Central Maryland can connect you with the right volunteer opportunity for you and your coworkers. Browse their event calendar and local volunteer centers to determine the best way to contribute.
In addition to participation in UMMC sponsored health fairs, familiar volunteer projects include participation at:
Opportunities Outside of the Hospital
For additional volunteer opportunities outside of the hospital, please consider some of the resources listed below. Be encouraged to organize a community service outing with other employees from your unit!
Maryland Volunteer Centers
Maryland Volunteer Centers offers a comprehensive list of volunteer opportunities in Maryland listed by county. You can click on "Baltimore" in the right-hand column to be directed to Baltimore City's Volunteer Central page.
Volunteer Central serves as a resource for those looking to volunteer in Baltimore City. With a variety of diverse volunteer opportunities, it is simple to find an activity for everyone. To search for opportunities within a specific issue area, scroll down and explore the list on the right hand side of the page. You can also enter the zipcode in which you are interested in giving your time and simply select an issue or cause of interest.
The list of interests include but are not limited to: advocacy/human rights, arts and culture, death/dying, drug abuse, environment, family planning, immigration, gay/lesbian/bi/trans, poverty, public assistance, technology. This is a wonderful resource for organizing volunteer opportunities which are family friendly or lend themselves to groups such as coworkers from the Medical Center.
Volunteer Match is a great site for exploring volunteer opportunities within Baltimore including both virtual and local opportunities. Simply enter the city/zipcode you are looking to volunteer in as well as any key words to find the best match for you or your group.
The site allows you to narrow your search results by choosing specific cause areas including: children/youth, community, education/literacy, health/medicine, homeless/housing and seniors. Opportunities and events can also be sorted by narrowing your search results to 'suitable for' areas including: kids, 55+, teens and groups.