Good Deeds Day

  Join Jewish Volunteer Connection (JVC) in a global movement of Doing Good!

Each project has an individual registration link that is below the description. Projects are listed chronologically.

Here is a sneak peak of projects that will be open!

Sunday, April 7th

Gardening with Netivot Shalom
9:15 – 11:00 a.m.
7602 Labyrinth Road
Help clean out last year’s weeds and dead plants and get ready for spring at the Congregation Netivot Shalom community garden. Volunteers should dress for garden work and bring garden gloves, if you have them.
Volunteer Restrictions: Ages 13+


Jewish War Veterans Cemetery Cleanup and Monument Restoration
10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
6300 Hamilton Avenue, Rosedale, 21237
Volunteers will join the Jewish Cemetery Association and Sol Levinson & Bros.,Inc. to restore monuments and cleanup the Jewish War Veterans Cemetery to show respect to veterans from our community and their families.
Volunteer Restrictions: Ages 14+ (volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)


Pack Diapers at ShareBaby
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1792 Union Ave, 21211
Volunteers will join ShareBaby at their warehouse to help wrap diapers and sort gear! Volunteering with ShareBaby is a great way to spend some time giving back to children in need in Baltimore.
Volunteer Restrictions: Ages 6+


Healthy Harbor Initiative with Repair the World Baltimore
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
1425 Key Hwy, 21230
Get your scrubbers ready, Repair is returning to volunteer with the Healthy Harbor Initiative for a third year! This year we’ll be kicking it up a notch by not only cleaning oyster cages; but repairing and building cages, picking up trash along the shoreline, doing water testing and oyster measuring, and assembling data collection kits as well. A full grown oyster can filter up to 50 gallons of water a day – our efforts will mean that the oysters in our harbor can keep up the good work keeping the water clean! The fun goes down at the Downtown Sailing Center with 50 of your soon-to-be closest friends.
Volunteer Restrictions: Volunteers should be in their 20s and 30s


Volunteer with Art with a Heart
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
3000 Falls Road, Mill No. 1, 21211
Calling all artists! Volunteers will have the opportunity to help with all branches of the Art with a Heart organization. You will be helping create public art projects, mosaics, and other projects as needed. A $15 gift card donation to Michaels or Home Depot is requested.
Volunteer Restrictions: Ages 14+


Project Stream Clean with Irvine Nature Center
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Near the Owings Mills JCC (exact location will be shared soon)
Join the Project Stream Clean initiative and partner with Irvine Nature Center to clean up our local community! Volunteers will be picking up trash along a wildlife management area and a stream. Supplies will be provided by Irvine Nature Center, but feel free to bring your own gloves!
Volunteer restrictions: Ages 12+


PlayDate Together at Springwell Senior Living
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
2211 W Rogers Ave, 21209
Geared toward families with young children (3 months- preschool), PlayDate Together is a multi-generational interactive program that brightens senior citizens’ days through sing-alongs, books, and more at Springwell Senior Living.
Volunteer Restrictions: Families with young children (3 months – preschool)


Farm Maintenance at Real Food Farm with Chevrei Tzedek
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1950 Perlman Place, 21213
Join the Chevrei Tzedek team at Civic Works’ Real Food Farm, an urban farm that provides fresh produce to community members who may not otherwise have access. Projects may include mulching, planting, or painting.
Volunteer Restrictions: Volunteers of all ages are welcome.


Learn how to Knit with JVC!
10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Park Heights JCC, 5700 Park Heights Ave
Bring your knitting or crochet needles and knit for a good cause! Join JVC knitters and learn how to knit hats and scarves to benefit JVC’s Mitzvah Day. Scarves and Hats are donated to organizations addressing homelessness. Experienced knitters and crocheters are welcome too!
Volunteer Restrictions: Volunteers are welcome to bring their own materials, but we will have some on hand.


Mitzvah Projects with the Soul Center
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Community Room  at the Beth El Soul Center, 8101 Park Heights Ave, 21208
Join the Soul Center at Beth El Congregation and feed your soul by creating mitzvah projects! Volunteers will be assembling sugar scrubs for local women’s shelters as well as decorating and creating small potted plants to be donated to beautify our local senior centers and community groups.
Volunteer Restrictions: Volunteers under 10 must be accompanied by an adult


Learn to Caption with CJE
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Computer Lab, Park Heights JCC, 5700 Park Heights Ave
Learn how to correct auto captions on your favorite Jewish YouTube videos so that people who are Deaf or hard of hearing can enjoy them too! Martha Goodman will explain the steps involved in correcting YouTube’s notoriously inaccurate auto captions for the first half hour. You can take the information home and do this work anytime on your computer or stay longer and get to work immediately on our computers or your laptop.
Volunteer Restrictions: Volunteers should have basic computer knowledge, also optional: bring your own laptop!


Serve Lunch at The Helping Up Mission
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
1029 East Baltimore Street, 21202
Volunteers are needed to help Serve a meal for the clients of The Helping Up Mission.  The Helping Up Mission is both a day center and an overnight shelter for men in need.
Volunteer Restrictions: Ages 13+, with a parent if under 18


Willow Glen Creek Cleanup
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Corner of Willow Glen Road and Lincoln Ave.
Join Councilman Isaac “Yitzy” Schleifer and Councilman Izzy Patoka to help clean up a stretch of the Western Run creek and help beautify the neighborhood! Volunteers will be picking up trash and other debris. Volunteers should wear closed toed shoes and clothes that can get dirty.
Volunteer Restrictions: Ages 5+, Volunteers under 14 years old need adult supervision.


Western Run Stream Clean-up with CHAI
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Cross Country Elementary School, 6100 Cross Country Blvd, 21215
Join CHAI, JVC, and other community partners to take part in this stream clean-up around the Western Run Stream. Volunteers will be picking up trash and other debris. Volunteers should wear closed toed shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Food and beverages will be provided!
Volunteer Restrictions: Ages 5+, volunteers under 14 years old need adult supervision.


Northwestern High School Neighborhood Clean-Up with CHAI
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
6900 Park Heights Ave, 21215 (school parking lot/track)
Join CHAI, JVC, and other community partners to take part in this neighborhood clean-up around Northwestern High School. Volunteers will be picking up trash and other debris. Volunteers should wear closed toed shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Food and beverages will be provided!
Volunteer Restrictions: Ages 5+, volunteers under 14 years old need adult supervision.


Friendship Circle at Atrium Village
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
4730 Atrium Ct, Owings Mills, 21117
Volunteers will be working with Friendship Circle participants (children with special needs) and senior residents at Atrium Village to participate in a variety of activities.
Volunteer Restrictions: Ages 12+


Model Matzah Factory
Integrace Copper Ridge
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
710 Obrecht Rd, Sykesville, 21784
Chabad of Carroll County will be hosting a hands on Matzah factory at Integrace Copper Ridge, a memory care center for seniors and individuals. Volunteers will work with the residents to make Matzah, rolling it our, making the holes, and learning about the procedure.
Volunteer Restrictions: All ages, children under 14 must be accompanied by a parent


Serve Dinner at Weinberg Housing and Resource Center
4:00 – 7:30 p.m.
620 Fallsway, 21202
Volunteers are needed to help serve dinner for the clients of Weinberg Housing and Resource Center (WHRC).  WHRC is an emergency shelter that provides homeless services to over 275 men and women each night in the city of Baltimore.
Volunteer Restrictions: Ages 14+


Serve Dinner at The Helping Up Mission
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
1029 East Baltimore Street, 21202
Volunteers are needed to help Serve a meal for the clients of The Helping Up Mission.  The Helping Up Mission is both a day center and an overnight shelter for men in need.
Volunteer Restrictions: Age 13+, with a parent if under 18


Closed Projects

Canoe N’ Scoop with Baltimore Area Hillels 

Are you a student at Towson University, Goucher College, Johns Hopkins University, or University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)? Then take part in a special Good Deeds Day project just for you! Learn more here. 

2019 Good Deeds Day Sponsors:

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Alex Ade 410-843-7478 or aade@associated.org