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How to Volunteer in Your Community

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The roots of the Johns Hopkins community exist in the heart of Baltimore City, where over 40,000 employees live, work and volunteer each day.

Ever since The Johns Hopkins Hospital opened its doors in 1889, the people of Baltimore City and Johns Hopkins have been invested in improving the lives of people locally, nationally and around the world.

A community is greater than the sum of its parts. Through common interests – by investing in the lives of each other – we can work together to build stronger infrastructure, stronger relationships, stronger families and a stronger future for generations to come.

Opportunities to make a difference in the lives of your neighbors and your community are plentiful – please strongly consider partnering with one of the over 500 programs or organizations listed in the Community Engagement Inventory that Johns Hopkins students, staff and faculty are involved with in Baltimore and beyond.

Additionally, please consider donating either money or time to one of the following organizations undertaking important initiatives in Baltimore City:

  • Maryland Unites -- Maryland Unites was created to provide Marylanders with the opportunity to donate to local charities and volunteer to help the residents of Baltimore.
  • OneBaltimore -- Through collaborative efforts, leaders and community organizers are teaming up to strengthen neighborhoods and restore damaged businesses and homes.
  • United Way of Central Maryland -- Help to advance the basic needs building blocks of education, financial stability and health to help families facing poverty achieve self-sufficiency.