Loyola University Maryland

Center for Community Service and Justice (CCSJ)

Weekly Service Sites

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Sites Listed by Interest

Adult Education

Advocacy

Loyola/Govans Neighborhood

Health

Homelessness/Food

Housing

Latinos/Spanish Language

Fitness

Youth, Education and Tutoring

Sites and Descriptions Listed Alphabetically

Acts4Youth

Service Coordinator
Eric Baker, ext. 2989
walterpcarter@loyola.edu

Contact Person
Kevin Good
After School Academy
P.O. Box 11068
Baltimore, MD 21212
443-527-9982
Acts4youth@gmail.com

Acts4Youth conducts comprehensive mentoring programs for elementary and middle school boys and girls to nurture personal, social and spiritual development. Our vision is to see youth become more whole and thrive within their communities. 

Service Times: (Boys Program) Wednesday, Thursday from 3:00-5:00 PM; (Girls Program) Friday from 3:00-5:00 PM & 5:00-7:30 PM. 

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CARES (Civic And Religious Emergency Services)

Service Coordinator
Ian McNeely, ext. 2989
caressc@loyola.edu

Contact Person
Rachael Neill
CARES Program Director
5502 York Road
Baltimore, MD 21212
410-532-7117
rneill@gedco.org

CARES operates a food pantry and emergency assistance center that offers food packages, eviction and utility cut-off prevention funds, and pharmacy assistance to people facing financial hardships. Tasks for volunteers include packing food bags, meeting with clients to assess their needs and acting as receptionist.

CARES also operates CARES Career Connection, which helps our clients locate jobs, prepare for employment, secure a job and keep the job. They need volunteers to help program participants use computers to search for jobs, complete online applications, set up and access email accounts, and find resources online, and write resumes as well as cover letters.  

Service Times: Flexible 2-3 hour shifts.

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The Choice Program

Service Coordinator
Lemuel Bourne, ext. 2989
choicesc@loyola.edu

Contact Person
Eric Ford
Director of Operations
The Choice Program at UMBC
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
410- 327-3835
ericford@umbc.edu
www.choiceprograms.org

The Choice Program is looking for dedicated, active role models to mentor the Choice youths right here on campus. Choice brings youths from around Baltimore who may be in at-risk environment. We work as a mentoring program to give these students a taste of the collegiate life and to truly get to know them. The first hour is a free dinner, the second hour is an educational activity, and the third hour are activities in the FAC

Service Times: Thursday from 5:00-8:00 PM. 

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Cristo Rey Jesuit High School

Service Coordinator
Joseph Patron, ext. 2989
cristoreysc@loyola.edu

Contact Person
Gregory Sucre
Dean of Academics
420 S. Chester Street
Baltimore, MD 21231
410-727-3255
443-573-9898 (fax)
dstrickland@cristoreybalt.org
www.cristoreybalt.org

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School is a Catholic, coeducational, college preparatory, work-study high school for students from families of very limited means in Baltimore City. Cristo Rey Jesuit embraces a student in their entirety. Cristo Rey's goal is to have every student achieve a college education.

Volunteers for individual, after-school tutoring and homework help in a various subjects, daytime math lab, athletic coaching assistant, and daytime writing lab.

Service Times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 3:00-5:00 PM (includes travel time)

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York Road Community After-School Program

Service Coordinator
ext. 2989
yorkroadyouth@loyola.edu

Contact Person
K.C. Kelleher
Americorps VISTA
5104 York Road,
York Road Initiative
Baltimore, MD 21212
410-617-1172
kkelleher@loyola.edu

York Road After-School Alliance offers two opportunities to build relationships with students in the York Road corridor community. At Govans Elementary, volunteers can assist with an after-school program Monday through Thursday. At Guilford Elementary, volunteers willl assist with reading and math homework for 3rd-8th graders.

Service Times: Monday-Thursday from 2:15-4:15 PM and 4:15-6:15 PM; Thursday from 2:30-4:30 PM. (includes travel time)

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Don Miller House, an AIDS Interfaith Residential Services (AIRS) Program

Service Coordinator
Natalie Morris, ext. 2989
donmillersc@loyola.edu

Contact Person
Jenn Greger
Program Manager
1800 North Charles Street
Suite 700
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-443-8249
jenn@airshome.org

The principal goal of AIDS Interfaith Residential Services (AIRS) is the development and provision of services for persons with AIDS and advocacy for a comprehensive community system of care. With a core community of volunteers from among various faith groups, AIRS gives witness to a caring religious response in support of people with AIDS. AIRS is committed to providing support, respect, reconciliation and hope to persons with AIDS. A broad spectrum of residential and case management services such as housing, personal care, advocacy, money management, planning and counseling are offered to meet the needs of the individual.

AIRS seeks volunteers with:

  • Non-judgmental attitude towards people with AIDS
  • Commitment to a caring response to AIDS
  • Openness to personal growth and challenge
  • Agreement to confidentiality of residential site

Volunteer responsibilities are assigned by the Program Managers. Opportunities include transportation, visitation, maintenance (in home/outdoor), food preparations, special events and fundraising.

Service Times: Monday-Friday from 12:00-2:00 PM, 4:00-6:00 PM & 6:00-8:00 PM.

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Esperanza Center

Service Coordinator
Emma Muir, ext. 2989
hispanicsc@loyola.edu

Contact Person
Eric Seymour
Volunteer Coordinator
430 South Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231
410-522-2668
410-675-1451 (fax)
volunteeresp@cc-md.org

Esperanza Center offers many services to immigrants in the Baltimore metropolitan area including ESL instruction, workforce development, immigration legal services, health services, and social service referrals. 

ESL volunteers have the opportunity to tutor students in basic English, working one-on-one or in small groups. Spanish is not required but helpful. Further, volunteers may be able to help in their new youth educational support as well.

Volunteers may also contribute through individual projects such as the development of patient education materials for the Health Center. For more information about volunteer opportunities, please visit our website at http://www.catholiccharities-md.org/immigrants/

Service Times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10:00-12:00 PM; Tuesday, Thursday from 1:30-3:30 PM and 6:30-8:30 PM; (add 35 minutes travel each way)

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Frederick Ozanam House (FOH)

Service Coordinator
Caitlin Sullivan, ext. 2989
fohsc@loyola.edu

Contact Person
David Shepard
400 South Bond Street
Baltimore, MD 21231
410-732-1892

The Frederick Ozanam House, a recovery-based transitional housing program operated out of the Beans & Bread Center, provides housing for up to two years and on-going support to men who are struggling to regain stability in their lives on a variety of levels.

Volunteers meet weekly on Wednesday evenings and get to discuss different current events, as well as, get to know the men through ice breakers, bowling, and other fun activities. There is a commitment to weekly meetings with some weekend events (such as bowling).

Service Times: Wednesday from 5:15-7:30 PM. (includes travel time)

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Harford House

Service Coordinator
Ian McNeely, ext. 2989
harfordsc@loyola.edu

Contact Person
Palestine Boone
Program Associate
1517 E. North Avenue
Baltimore, MD  21213
443-742-2655
pboone@gedco.org

A program of the Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation (GEDCO), Harford House is a permanent housing program for men who were formerly homeless. The building is located on North Avenue, near Harford Road in the Oliver Community. Harford House provides housing to 26 men with disabilities and counseling sessions toward independent living. Each man has his own room and shares the common kitchen, lounge, and dining room located on each of the four floors, as well as a large multipurpose room. Residents either participate on-site or are provided with referrals to outside agencies for job training, mental health counseling, educational tutoring, and health care.

Case management, life skills workshops, goal planning, advocacy and substance abuse counseling are also offered. The Harford House & Loyola volunteer program is designed to foster relationship and mutual learning through recreational activities.

Volunteers spend time with residents cooking dinner together, conversing, playing games, and providing tutoring on computer skills one evening a week. 

Service Times: Tuesday from 6:00-9:00 PM

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Health Care for the Homeless, Inc.

Service Coordinator
Natalie Morris, ext. 2989
healthcare@loyola.edu

Contact Person
Patrick Diamond
Volunteer Coordinator
421 Fallsway
Baltimore, MD  21202
443-752-4415
pdiamond@hchmd.org
www.hchmd.org 

Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) was established in 1985 and is a nationally-recognized model for the delivery of care to undeserved populations. HCH provides comprehensive services including: pediatric and adult medical care, mental health services, social work and case case management, addiction treatment, dental care, vision assistance, HIV services, outreach, supportive housing, and access to education and employment. HCH also integrates direct service with advocacy.

Volunteers at HCH will be part of the new Help Desk program, a product of Health Care for the Homeless' Consumer Advisory Board (CAB). Volunteers serve with a team of 2-3 volunteers, including HCH client/consumer to connect individuals with resources and services in our community. The two roles within the team specialize in a) offering friendly, engaging support and b) using  HCH's electronic community resource guide. Both engage in actively listening to clients' concerns and identifying if a client needs to speak with an HCH staff member.

Service times: Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Friday from 8:00-10:00 AM or 10:00-12:00 PM; Thursday only from 8:00-10:00 AM

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Mother Seton Academy

Service Coordinator
Abigail Donovan, ext.2989
msasc@loyola.edu

Contact Person
Kelsey Walsh
Director of After School Programs
2215 Greenmount Avenue
Baltimore, MD21218
(410) 563-­2833
kwalsh@mothersetonacademy.org
www.mothersetonacademy.org

Mother Seton Academy is an innovative, tuition free, Catholic middle school for culturally diverse boys and girls of Baltimore whose families have low incomes. Extended day, small classes, personal attention, variety of teaching strategies and field trips are the backbone of the curriculum. Loyola volunteers are needed as Power Hour Homework Helpers and/or Fitness Buddies. Homework Helpers build mentoring relationships with Mother Seton students through weekly homework support.

Volunteers must commit to one afternoon per week, Mondays through Wednesdays, 3 PM – 5:30 PM, including transportation time, for a semester or entire year. Loyola also supports Fitness Buddies, a weekly fitness program, every Friday from 3 PM - 5 PM on Loyola's campus. 

This interactive fitness club requires volunteers to commit their Friday afternoons to helping mentees exercise in a safe and controlled environment. The activities are very diverse and can include a variety of sports, games, and other team building activities. Fitness Buddies volunteers must be enthusiastic and ready to commit themselves once a week for one hour on Friday afternoons. Volunteers must commit to eight Fridays per semester (on average) for the entire academic year. 

Service Times: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 3:00-5:30 PM. (includes travel time)

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BCCC's Refugee Youth Project (RYP)

Service Coordinators
Tyler Cochran, ext. 2989
refugeesc@loyola.edu

Contact Person
Brittany DeNovellis
Volunteer Specialist
c/o Baltimore Resettlement Center
3516 Eastern Ave
Baltimore, MD 21224
410-558-3194
rypvolunteerspecialist@gmail.com
www.refugeeyouthproject.org

BCCC's Refugee Youth Project runs after-school, summer school, and mentoring programs for more than 300 refugees between the ages of 4 and 21. Two hours a day, newly arrived refugee youth receive academic tutoring and integration support from trained volunteer tutors.

Volunteers do not need any previous tutoring experience to work with RYP. RYP looks for  candidates who are enthusiastic, patient, and willing to learn about refugee-related issues as well as behavior management and tutoring techniques.

Service Times: Tuesday, Wednesday from 3:20-5:20 PM (35 minutes travel each way) and 3:30-5:45 PM (20 minutes travel way); time also depends on the program location 

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Soccer Without Borders

Service Coordinator
Tyler Cochran, ext.2989
refugeesc@loyola.edu

Contact Person
Casey Thomas
Community Engagement Coordinator
3700 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
(410) 205-9792
casey@soccerwithoutborders.org
www.soccerwithoutborders.org 

Soccer Without Borders' mission is to use soccer as a vehicle for positive change, providing refugee, asylee, and immigrant youth a toolkit to overcome obstacles to growth, inclusion and personal success. The program is successful across borders because of its adaptable framework, which includes team building, off-field education, cultural exchange, civic engagement, and soccer play and instruction.

Service Times:
Vanguard Collegiate Middle School: (Soccer Coaching) from 2:30-4:00 PM (Academic Coaching) from 3:45-5:30 PM 
John Rurhah Elementary and Middle School: (Soccer Coaching) from 2:30-4:00 PM & (Academic Coaching) Tuesday, Thursday from 3:45-5:30 PM.

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St. Ignatius Loyola Academy

Service Coordinator
Joseph Patron, ext. 2989
stigsc@loyola.edu

Contact Person
Susan Booth
Director of Events and Volunteer Engagement
740 North Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-539-8268
susan.booth@saintignatius.org

St. Ignatius Loyola Academy is a unique middle school for Baltimore boys from families with low to modest incomes. The Academy, rooted in the 450 year-old educational tradition of St. Ignatius Loyola, seeks to foster spiritual, academic, social and cultural development in its students.

The Academy offers a challenging 3 year middle school program with a class size of 13 students. The Academy day begins with breakfast and morning prayer at 7:25 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. Academy students participate in community service through the school's social service program.

Service Times: Volunteers are needed to assist and tutor students in one-on-one settings on Wednesday from 3:30-5:00 PM (includes travel time)

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The Weinberg Center

Service Coordinator
Julie Carlin, ext. 2989 
weinbergsc@loyola.edu

Contact Person
Caitlin Balicki
Project SERVE Volunteer Coordinator
620 Fallsway
Baltimore, MD 21202
volunteerwhrc@cc-md.org
443-478-3777 x407

The WHRC provides temporary overnight housing in a low barrier shelter, case management, and resource referrals to people living in poverty in Baltimore City to help clients transition to permanent housing and self-reliance. Breakfast and dinner are served to overnight residents. WHRC provides temporary overnight housing for 275 men & women every day. WHRC is housed under the umbrella of Catholic Charities, and is one of many service CC offers to people experiencing poverty throughout the city of Baltimore.

Volunteers are needed to help with the evening meal program from 4:00pm- 7:30pm. Volunteers will help prepare the meal, serve residents, and have the opportunity to get to know men and women who are overnight residents at the shelter.

The meal program opens 7 days a week, volunteers are needed Sunday, Monday or Wednesday evenings.

Service Times: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday from 4:00-7:00 PM (includes travel time)

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