It’s always been the mission of Towson Economy Auto Rental to make the process of renting a vehicle as simple as possible. To make sure that members of the Towson and Baltimore metropolitan area have a streamlined way of getting what they need. That philosophy extends to serving the community. Sharing your time, your presence, and even your resources is a gift from the heart. With that in mind, if you’re looking for ways to get more involved in the community, check out these volunteer opportunities in and around Towson.
Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake (ReStore)
Where: 7 West Aylesbury Road, Lutherville-Timonium
It is the purpose of Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake to help provide affordable housing for families in need. They also introduce people to opportunities for job training, career advancement, and even tax preparation. ReStore is the arm of Habitat for Humanity that raises funds for home building projects through the sales of donated furniture, appliances, and more. You can help further Habitat for Humanity’s mission by volunteering at ReStore’s Timonium location. Monday through Saturday from 9am to 6pm, they accept volunteers for help with customer service, warehousing, merchandise/pricing, and processing donations.
Baltimore County Public Schools
Where: 6901 Charles Street, Towson
Baltimore County Public Schools depend on volunteers to help bolster the reach of its programs. You can help provide support for students both inside and outside of the classroom. It’s about building a community that will surround the students in a supportive environment to promote their achievement. Become a classroom assistant, tutor students after school, chaperone field trips, or speak about career pathways.
Where: 3300 Falls Road, Baltimore
Zip down I-83 to volunteer with the Maryland ASPCA. They are an independent nonprofit organization with a mission to improve the lives of pets and people. Their adoption center houses an average of 3,500 pets every year. Volunteers help with duties that include cat cuddling, nursery nanny, and dog deputy. They also often need extra hands for ASPCA events. You can volunteer your time as an individual or with a group of friends.
Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland
Where: 515 South Haven Street, Baltimore
There are many ways you can volunteer your time and energy to Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland. They operate with the mission of helping people to continue living independently. They assemble and deliver nutritious meals right to their door. In addition to volunteering for deliveries, Meals on Wheels volunteers also assist with grocery shopping for homebound people. You could even sign up to be a friendly companion through phone calls or social visits.
Cool Kids Campaign
Where: 8422 Bellona Lane, Suite 102, Towson
The mission of the Cool Kids Campaign is to provide various services to the families of children who are fighting cancer. The focus of the organization is based around the ideal that kids are kids, whether they are healthy or sick. They provide care packages that include gift cards, board games, and family movies. The kids also get the chance to experience Myrtle Beach vacations. Smile celebrations mark milestones like birthdays and end-of-treatment. Volunteers can make themselves available at events or even apply for an internship to learn more about running a small nonprofit.
Providence Volunteer Fire Company
Where: 1416 Providence Road, Towson
The Providence Volunteer Fire Company is a 100% volunteer fire suppression, rescue, and emergency medical services organization. They provide service to Baltimore County and surrounding areas. The Providence company has a fleet of five vehicles. People who volunteer get free training and personal protective equipment to suppress fires and rescue people, and provide various public assistance, inspection, and educational services.
GBMC HealthCare, Inc.
Where: 6701 N. Charles Street, Towson
Volunteering with the Greater Baltimore Medical Center gives you the chance to help advance the goals of the hospital. Each year, there are about 600 people who give their time toward supporting the hospital staff and patients. Volunteers assist with fundraising efforts at special events and in the hospital Corner Shop. GBMC has volunteer programs for high school and college students, and traditional adults.
The YMCA of Central Maryland
Where: 600 W. Chesapeake Avenue, Towson
The mission of the Y of Central Maryland is to give people the facilities and opportunities to explore and develop healthier lifestyles. Allowing people to get active, learn to swim, and become more engaged with activities in the Towson community. The Towson Y features indoor pools, a fitness center, rock wall, and activity room for kids. As a volunteer, you could participate in reading to children or making welcome packets. They also need assistance at special YMCA events and the member-led community service program, Togetherhood.