June-City Ranch and Volo City Kids Foundation

We were very excited for June’s events as they brought us two new partners, City Ranch and the Volo City Kids Foundation. And our volunteers were even more excited to be spending their time with kids on a second Saturday! Half of our volunteers headed to City Ranch in Woodlawn, MD. City Ranch was founded…

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May- Healthy Harbor Initiative and Power Plant Live!

Last month we were planting trees on the West side of the city, so for May we thought we should give the East side some love. We partnered with Waterfront Partnership and their Healthy Harbor Initiative to do some cleaning and greening. Baltimore’s most valuable asset, the Harbor, is negatively affected by sewage, trash, and…

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April- Blue Water Baltimore

The month of April means two things to Volunteering Untapped…National Volunteer Month and working with Blue Water Baltimore! Blue Water Baltimore’s mission is to restore the quality of Baltimore’s rivers, streams and Harbor to foster a healthy environment, a strong economy and thriving communities. We’ve helped them fulfill their mission in the past by removing…

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March-Creative Alliance and Have a Nice Day Project

One of Baltimore’s brightest ideas, Light City, was back for another year of art, music, and innovation. Last year Light City generated millions of dollars for the city, and brought many to Baltimore to be immersed in light and new ideas. We were thrilled to be back working with Creative Alliance to support the Light City…

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February- 3rd Birthday ‘Untapping Potential’ Summit

Three years and thousands of volunteer hours later, we’ve planted the most trees in Baltimore in one day, painted playgrounds across the city, and marched in the Light City Parade. We’ve brought good to Baltimore in countless ways and even expanded our efforts to Chicago. To celebrate we had to do something big. Our largest…

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January- Second Chance and Baltimore Community Toolbank

To start the new year off right, we decided to get down to business with two of our Baltimore favorites, Second Chance, Inc. and the Baltimore Community Toolbank. To refresh your memory, Second Chance is an organization that derives their name from the rehabilitation of materials, the environment, and people! They bring on employees who…

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December – Salvation Army and Believe in Tomorrow

Not to brag, but our holiday events have received critical acclaim in previous Baltimore news outlets, and this event was no different. The capstone of our year is always spent at the Salvation Army on 29th Street, sorting, organizing and wrapping toys for children. Our VU elves did not disappoint this year, as we wrapped…

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Calling All Nonprofits!

On Saturday, February 11th, 2017, Volunteering Untapped will be hosting the biggest event in our history. We are thrilled to be putting on our Untapping Potential Conference and will have a variety of ways to connect Baltimore-area nonprofits to local volunteers through our “Charity Tinder” volunteer fair. We will have 500 attendees there for our conference from…

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November – Message of Hope and LCF Thanksgiving

With the holiday season and Thanksgiving upon us, November’s event gave us the opportunity to brighten someone’s day. For the first time, we partnered with the Message of Hope Foundation to help them fullfill their commitment of delivering “Happy Hope Bags” to hospitalized children nationwide. We began the event by watching a video from their…

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October – Baltimore Tree Trust and LEGO League

This fall we revisited old friends at the Baltimore Tree Trust and made new with FIRST LEGO League. We were out in full force to plant 110 trees with Baltimore Tree Trust on the east side of town at Joseph E Lee Park. Volunteers learned the nitty gritty from tree planting experts about how to…

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