MLK Day of Service

Embrace the spirit of MLK Day of Service 2024!

Between January 15-31, Johns Hopkins employees can seize the opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the community. If you are eager to contribute your time and talent, you are invited to sign up and volunteer with one of our community partners listed below. Join us in creating positive change and fostering a sense of unity. Sign up using the link below to be part of this inspiring initiative!

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2024 MLK Day of Service Community Partners and Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Amazing Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
    Amazing Grace is a multicultural congregation in East Baltimore that seeks to be a safe, healthy, healing place for all.
    2424 McElderry St, Baltimore, MD 21205
    Number of volunteers needed: 4-6 volunteers
    Attire: casual dress with closed toed shoes & outdoor gear
    Dates: Thursday, January 24
    Tasks: Assist with building some materials for spring garden preparation – raised beds, new composter and potentially helping with some organizing.
    Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Bea Gaddy Family Centers
    425 N. Chester Street Baltimore, MD 21231
    Number of Volunteers Needed:  10-12
    Tasks: Cleaning, organizing canned gods, sorting and arranging cookware and serving items.
    Dates: January 15, 22, and 29
    Time:  10am-12pm
  • GEDCO Community – Older Adult and Supportive Services
    GEDCO Older Adult and Supportive Services – assists older adults, irrespective of their financial circumstances, enjoy top-tier housing and supportive services.
    Locations:  Stadium Place 1020, 1030, 1040 & 1050 33rd Street Baltimore, MD 21218
    Number of volunteers needed:  20
    Dates:  January 15 – January 31
    Tasks:  Organize loan closets (four separate closets) containing wheelchairs, walkers and other items that assist Seniors with independent living.
    Time:  9:00am – 4:30pm
  • GEDCO Community Hub – CARES
    Woodbourne Ave., Baltimore, MD 21212
    GEDCO’s CARES serves families and individuals in crisis by connecting our clients with resources that enable movement towards self-sufficiency. These resources include employment, food, and emergency financial assistance services.
    Number of volunteers needed:  10 for food pantry
    Dates:  January 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27 or 29
    Tasks:  On Mondays and Thursdays, assists with the distribution of food and organizing paperwork for food pantry as well as organizing food (1/15, 1/18, 1/22, 1/25 or 1/29). On Saturdays, assists with food donations and drop offs to senior citizens (1/20 & 1/27).
    Time:  9am – 1pm
  • Greenmount Senior Center
    425 Federal St, Baltimore, MD 21202The Greenmount Senior Center serves as a residential facility dedicated to the well-being and care of senior citizens. The center began as the Baltimore Korean Senior Center in 1992. Marylanders age 55 or over may join the center. There are currently 100+ active members between the ages of 63 and 88.
    Number of Volunteers Needed: 2-3
    Tasks:  clean out storage in preparation for the new year
    Dates: January 18 and  23 (4 hours each day)
    Time:  10:30am-1:30pm
  • Men and Families Center, Inc.
    Provides services to men in areas such as parenting and life skills, rites of passage, health education and job placement assistance (formerly The Men’s Center).
    Location: 2222 Jefferson St, Baltimore, MD 21205
    Number of volunteers needed: 4
    Attire: Warm, comfortable clothing and shoes
    Dates: January 15
    Tasks: Load truck with food, masks and sanitizer that will be distributed to unhoused citizens near Healthcare for the Homeless
    Time: 10:00am-10:45am
  • Men and Families Center, Inc.
    Provides services to men in areas such as parenting and life skills, rites of passage, health education and job placement assistance (formerly The Men’s Center).
    Location: 2222 Jefferson St, Baltimore, MD 21205 (tasks will be performed at the intersections of Fallsway & Hillen Streets 21202 – Near Healthcare for the Homeless 421 Fallsway, Baltimore, MD 21202)
    Number of volunteers needed: 10
    Dates: January 15
    Attire: Warm, comfortable clothing and shoes
    Tasks: Distribute food, masks and sanitizer to unhoused citizens
    Time:  11:00am – 1:30pm
  • Moveable Feast
    901 N Milton Ave, Baltimore, MD 21205
    Number of Volunteers Needed:  minimum for groups of volunteers is 5 and a maximum of 15 per group
    Tasks: Washing, chopping, and seasoning produce; prepping and seasoning proteins, bagging produce, packing, wrapping and labeling meal trays, sorting meals by diet, lunch/dinner delivery, wiping tables, cleaning dishes, sweeping and mopping
    Dates: January 16-19, 22-26 and 29-31
    Time: Monday-Friday 8am-11:30am & Monday-Thursday 12pm-2:30 pm
  • Oliver Senior Center 
    1700 N. Gay Street Baltimore, MD 21213
    Number of Volunteers Needed:  3-10
    Tasks: Volunteers  needed for 2nd Annual Oliver Center Open House to greet and escort seniors within the building as needed, decorate or dress tables for vendors, help with lunch distribution and clean up, engage in fun and entertaining activities with guest and members.
    Dates: January 30
    Time:  10:00am-3:00pm
    Attire: Casual (but no jeans or sweatpants–t-shirts are acceptable)


**Please note that volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year, and University employees may use service leave for approved activities. Get details on our main Community Engagement page.