Welcome to the University of Maryland’s volunteer opportunities. Our goal is to connect students, faculty, and staff at the University of Maryland, Baltimore and employees at the University of Maryland Medical Center with volunteer projects in our area. It’s a place for you to sign up for service activities, and a place to post service activities that need volunteers.
By creating an account on this site, you can also indicate your areas of interest and your availability to volunteer, and someone from the Community Engagement team will contact you when opportunities arise that fit your profile. If you have questions about this website, please contact us.
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Thread Volunteer Information Session
January 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Are you open to meeting new people? Do you have a special skill or talent and want to share it with others? Thread is weaving a new social fabric in Baltimore, and we are looking for volunteers to join our movement. Thread disrupts the pattern of social isolation by enrolling 9th grade students who rank in the lowest 25 percent of their class academically and who face additional challenges outside of the classroom. These students and volunteers form Thread families where they build reciprocal and transformative relationships to help each other through the ups and downs of life. Our students consistently defy the odds: 87% of our students have graduated from high school within six years, and 83% of our students have completed a college degree or certificate program.
Thread currently works with 415 students and alumni and 1000+ volunteers, with plans to reach 7% of Baltimore’s entire 9th grade class. We can’t do this without your help! We are looking for volunteers to work with students, lead a team of volunteers, or support our organization as a resource team member based on your skills and expertise. Thread’s work is getting national recognition for its unique approach to connecting people across lines of race, class, and zip code. Be part of the Thread movement!
RSVP by emailing Maria Goodson, the campus recruiter at UMB, at firstname.lastname@example.org.