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Top Volunteer Opportunities in Baltimore 2019

Baltimore skyline - JJS Photo - via Wikimedia Commons

Want to volunteer or intern at a great Baltimore nonprofit? Whether you’re new to the city and want to learn about its charities, trying to change up your routine with some local charity work, or just want to volunteer or intern at a neighborhood nonprofit, everyone knows that the best way to find the right place for you is from the people who’ve been there!

Here’s a list of volunteers’ and interns’ favorite Baltimore charities. Every nonprofit on this list has earned an overall score of 4 or greater out of 5 on If your favorite Baltimore nonprofit or volunteer gig is missing, find it on, write a positive review, and show your co-volunteers how to start adding reviews and get it on the list!

Maryland New DirectionsVolunteer who participates in mock interviews - Maryland New Directions

“Volunteering at MND is a rewarding experience for so many reasons. I like what they stand for. At MND, they believe in empowering people to change their own lives. Through résumé writing workshops, mock interviews, and informational programs, they make sure that clients are well positioned to find and take advantage of new job opportunities. As a result, they are strengthening the local economy in Maryland. I am inspired whenever I connect with the staff at MND. They are doing great work.” –B. Thompson

Second Chance

“This is a great organization! They are helping people in need and helping the environment, while improving the appearance of Baltimore. I loved my volunteer experience there and will definitely return! The leadership is great and their employees are wonderful, hardworking folks just trying to get ahead!” –TAnne

Volunteer and participant hugging after a sharing session - Ignatius Volunteer CorpsIgnatian Volunteer Corps

“As an Ignatian volunteer, I had the opportunity to work with the poorest of the poor—homeless pregnant women who have the courage to give their baby the gift of life. It was an opportunity to ‘be’ there for them and to meet them where they are as they make their way to a better, brighter future for them and their families. Each day was a new day and the script gradually unfolded. All of the members of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps are talented, resourceful, and amazingly willing to be there for the poor, the homeless, the unemployed, and the neglected members of our society.” –Gerry F.

Lutheran World Relief

“Lutheran World Relief gets it right as far as walking alongside and accompanying those they work with across the world. What a wonderful relief agency and they are a joy to work with. Their quilts and kits build up those who get involved with a very concrete way to help in the world. Thank you LWR.” –Brannkatie

The Samaritan WomenVolunteers gardening - The Samaritan Women

“The Samaritan Women is a beautiful place that helps survivors of human trafficking get back on track through their long-term rehabilitation program. They help enrich Baltimore and teach volunteers about human trafficking happening in the United States. I started volunteering there in May 2012 and continue to go back when I can to visit my friends I’ve made there and help out on the farm. We need more organizations like TSW to provide healing for victims of this awful crime and to help share their stories of hope and redemption made possible through our lord Jesus. Definitely visit TSW and get involved in their work. Believe me, it will change your life.” –Cjadkins

Win Family Services

“Win Family Services has been helping families in the Baltimore area since 1992. Working with the entire Win team has been a pleasure and it has touched me to see the lives they have changed. They put the children and foster parents’ interests before their own, and work hard on a daily basis. To say the least, I am very proud to be a part of such an honorable and trustworthy organization. They create a family feeling within the organization, allowing for a maximum level of comfort. The company culture is inviting and welcoming.” –Wyatt Early

International Day of the Midwife celebration - Childbirth Survival InternationalChildbirth Survival International

“Enriching programs such as CSI’s Girl Talk, Girl Power program for adolescent girls are wonderful platforms for young people to grow, learn, connect with their peers, and enjoy being children. Girl Talk, Girl Power program in Baltimore is already sending waves in West Baltimore, impacting the lives of girls. Great work CSI!” –Writer

The Roberto Clemente Health Clinic

“I greatly enjoyed the few days I spent volunteering at the Roberto Clemente Health Clinic. On my first day, I was able to help out in the pharmacy checking expiration dates on the medicine and helping to retrieve medication patients requested. In the downtime, I was able to practice my Spanish with the workers here. After that, I was able to help out the nurses at the clinic, taking vital signs and assisting in minor procedures such as draining an ear infection. I got to ride in the ambulance to the clinic and see everything they do here. The programs at this clinic are very unique and helpful beyond just treating patients. At this clinic, they provide clean water to the local community and plant gardens for people in the area, as well as other programs not listed. The staff were all very friendly, and extremely helpful while I was practicing my Spanish. I would recommend donating time to this clinic as a volunteer.” –britiini

Public Justice CenterVolunteer at the organization booth - Public Justice Center

“The PJC does not shy away from challenges. Rather, I saw as a volunteer how day in and day out the staff’s commitment to their work and clients was unyielding. The PJC provides legal services for members of the community who may otherwise be unable to access this critical resource. Their care, attention to detail, and willingness to always lend a hand is absolutely tremendous. I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to work for this incredible organization and I am still inspired by the people I met there and their work to this day.” –Jkleff