Hopkins Happenings: How Do You Make Time For Baltimore?

Employees across Johns Hopkins Medicine are actively engaged in a number of activities that benefit local communities and neighborhoods. Do you mentor or read to school-aged students, participate in neighborhood cleanup efforts, or help the homeless? As we reflect on the one-year anniversary of Freddy Gray’s death and the resulting unrest in Baltimore, share how you have become or continue to be an active volunteer in the community.

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Maryann Hiteshew October 14, 2016 at 10:35 am

JHBMC is looking for JHHS sponsored or supported community activities to support our organization's strategic initiatives.
If volunteers are needed for any activities, can you please let me know??
Thanks very much!


Steph June 2, 2016 at 7:31 am

I volunteer at BARCS (Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter) near M&T Bank Stadium. They are the largest open-admission shelter in Maryland, and they take in over 12,000 animals a year - from dogs and cats, to goats, horses, snakes, and birds!

Studies show that animal abusers often progress to domestic abuse and child abuse, so saving these animals and investigating these cases helps cuts off the cycle at the beginning.


KC May 1, 2016 at 10:12 pm

Check out http://www.taughtbytime.com. It's a Baltimore organization that's sharing folk's 2 cents with the hope that others can learn from their advice. With the plethora of negative news, it's nice to hear positive thoughts!

Enjoy 🙂


Katie April 22, 2016 at 12:46 pm

I try to give back to the community by volunteering at our local churches' children's' programs. I'm also looking into doing some mission work for the city of Baltimore through our church. There are many different opportunities there to give back.


Carolyn Paine April 22, 2016 at 10:09 am

I am a volunteer with Civic Works at Clifton Mansion (Johns Hopkins' Summer Home).


Lorraine April 22, 2016 at 7:56 am

I have increased my involvement with Career Days and STEM activities for children.


Melinda Walker April 17, 2016 at 7:58 pm

I am actively engaged in developing a community garden in East Baltimore - Dayspring Gardens - We have transformed waste lots into an oasis that provides food and beauty to an impoverished neighborhood at the intersection of Biddle and North Patterson Park Ave. - This year we are launching our Kids Garden Safari program to provide education and fun to the children of Dayspring program on Saturday mornings throughout the summer. The Garden is a collaborative project with the community. and engages many community members in building somehing positive in the neighborhood for everyone to enjoy, The Frientds of Dayspring includes Dayspring transitional housing project and the First Unitarian Church of Baltimore volunteers, as well as other community members. It is in it's third year of development and p


Katie April 22, 2016 at 12:44 pm

Melinda, that sounds like a great organization. Do you need anymore help?


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