Many of our faculty and staff members have been asking about opportunities to volunteer in the community surrounding the East Baltimore campus. The Henderson-Hopkins school, a partnership between the Johns Hopkins University School of Education and Baltimore City Public Schools, recently asked for volunteer support from the Johns Hopkins Medicine community.

Below are a few of the long- and short-term possibilities available:

  • Student-centered long-term opportunities: Volunteers are needed for two projects: one-on-one mentoring for Big Brothers Big Sisters and personalized learning math tutoring. The minimal commitment is at least one hour a week for one year.
  • Teacher support short-term opportunities: Based on teacher or school needs, volunteers who are interested in short-term assignments can add their names to a database to indicate their areas of interest. The school will connect volunteers with teachers or school support staff members who need assistance. Opportunities include Adopt-a-Class, reading to classes, health education, class presentations, teacher administrative support, speaking at middle school assemblies and health and career fair support. The time commitment varies from one-time opportunities to monthly.
  • Community-involved outside projects/events/partnerships: Johns Hopkins Medicine departments or outside organizations that would like to design or sponsor a volunteer project or event to benefit Henderson-Hopkins students are encouraged to contact the school to begin the application and review process. The time commitment varies based on the project or event.

Please consider making an investment in the youth of Baltimore and become a Henderson-Hopkins volunteer. If you are interested in a volunteer opportunity, please complete the volunteer interest form. If you have questions or would like additional information, contact Moshe Berry, Henderson-Hopkins social worker and volunteer coordinator, at mberry@bcps.k12.md.us, or Emily Faxon at emily.faxon@jhu.edu.

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