Service Spotlight: Volunteer Opportunities in Baltimore
This column of the Grad Gazette will feature volunteer opportunities in and around Baltimore. Since the GSA and other student organizations have put large volunteer and service events on hold due to COVID-19, this column will highlight different ways you can volunteer in our community. Have an organization you’d like highlighted in a future issue of the Gazette? Please send an email to Sydney Ashton, GSA Public Relations Officer and editor of the Grad Gazette, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This month’s spotlight: Baltimore Free Farm
Baltimore Free Farm is an egalitarian collective of gardeners and activists who aim to provide access to healthy food for all. They have a variety of programs that work to address food access in our communities, all of which provide great ways for you to get involved by volunteering or even planting your own vegetable plot. Opportunities inlcude:
- Food Not Bombs, which cooks means in the community kitchen at Baltimore Free Farm and serves meals throughout the city every Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11 AM – 4 PM. Follow their Facebook page for updates and photos!
- Food Rescue Baltimore, which operates out of Baltimore Free Farm’s community kitechen, provides equal access to food in the Baltimore community by recovering food that would otherwise be wasted and distributing at locations through the city. Check out their website for more info and locations!
- Garden Volunteer Work Days are held regularly at the vegetable garden and Heart & Soil Sanctuary on Saturdays. Depending on the season, you can help with a variety of tasks like composting, weeding garden beds, completing a chicken run fence and harvesting vegetables. They provide gloves and tools. Follow them on Facebook to keep up with their events!
- You can rent your own plot in the Ash Street Community garden by emailing email@example.com