Johns Hopkins Takes Time for Baltimore

Johns Hopkins celebrates our Donors across the Health System, who give their time, resources, and services to uplift community efforts via our Take Time for Baltimore Programs. Get engaged today!

Through partnerships with Baltimore City Public Schools and various non-profit organizations, Johns Hopkins provides needed support to local schools and organizations by leveraging the talents of university faculty and staff for onsite community service. Johns Hopkins Takes Time for Baltimore is one of several initiatives dedicated to supporting our neighboring communities in Baltimore City.

University departments are encouraged to take time to pitch in. Such efforts make an impact on the community and the volunteers—volunteering with co-workers helps build skills, strengthen relationships, relieve stress, and promote well-being, for example.

Volunteers can use paid time off through our Johns Hopkins Takes Time for Baltimore service leave policy. The policy allows university faculty and staff to volunteer during their regularly scheduled work hours for a maximum of two days per fiscal year. Such volunteer efforts must be done through one of the following groups:

Volunteer opportunities can be found in Hopkins Engage, a civic engagement platform for matching, tracking, and assessing community engagement of our faculty, and staff.

Adopt-a-Student Uniform & Supply Drive
Since 2011, JHU has helped Baltimore City Public School students begin each school with new school uniforms. Your donation can also help provide needed school supplies.

Johns Hopkins partners with local nonprofit and social service agencies to provide gifts, clothing, and grocery gift cards to families and individuals who are in need of assistance during the holiday season.

Professional Clothing Donations
Ready to clean out your closet? Browse our list of Baltimore-area organizations that accept gently used clothing to help people entering or re-entering the workforce.

Community Supply Donations
JHU staff, faculty and students can respond to the immediate needs of the community by making donations that go directly towards hygiene products, clothes, food, and toiletries.

Vernon Rice Memorial Holiday Turkey Program
One quick and easy way to give to the community is through our holiday turkey program. A $45 donation will provide a basket of a fresh turkey and vegetables from a local farm for a family in need.