January – Second Chance

We couldn’t start off the new year without our annual event at Second Chance! For those who may be new to our organizations, Second Chance is an organization that derives their name from the rehabilitation of materials, the environment, and people! They bring on employees who deserve a second chance in society and put them…

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December- Salvation Army & Believe Big

Our most festive event of the year did not disappoint! This month we partnered with the Salvation Army on 29th Street to spread holiday cheer. We were thrilled to also work with the Believe Big Foundation to paint mugs for cancer patients. An army of elves, also known as VU volunteers, descended on the Salvation…

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November- Playworks at Calverton Elementary

The forecast looked a bit chilly, but that didn’t stop our volunteers from bringing their handiwork to Calverton Elementary. This month we partnered with Playworks to beautify the playground at Calverton Elementary. We joined forces with local community members and school staff to paint the blacktop, complete with basketball courts, four square, and relay races.…

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October- Baltimore Tree Trust

We spent another October tree planting with our friends from Baltimore Tree Trust. In fact, tree planting on city streets has kind of become our thing. We’ve learned it takes some serious muscle and ingenuity on how to best remove the concrete underground and roll that tree into the hole. Luckily we had some help from…

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September- Druid Hill Park

It was a September event to remember, a Druid Hill Park event with no rain! Prior to the event volunteers were invited to a free outdoor yoga class to get their body and mind ready to volunteer. Our volunteers came out in droves to weed, plant, and beautify one of Baltimore’s oldest parks. 150 volunteers…

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August- Second Chance

Sometimes the weather gets the best of our outdoor events, but that doesn’t stop us from volunteering! For the month of August, we had planned to beautify a blacktop at Calverton Elementary and Middle School in West Baltimore, but paint and rain don’t mix very well. Our partners at Playworks will ensure that blacktop gets…

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July-Turnaround Schools

This July we took part in the transformation of three elementary schools that are doing some transformation of their own. Our volunteers headed to Mary E. Rodman Elementary School in Southwest Baltimore, James McHenry Elementary/Middle in South Baltimore, and Harford Heights Elementary in Northeast Baltimore City to take part in painting, cleaning, and organizing. These…

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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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