At Living Classrooms we pride ourselves on providing innovative programs that transform lives and communities. We are always looking for talented and dedicated individuals with diverse backgrounds to help us provide the best and most effective services to those living in Baltimore City, Washington, DC, and the surrounding counties.
Our Positions are classified as follows:
Living Classrooms Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For full-time employees, we offer full benefits including medical, life, vision, dental and more, as well as generous paid time off and holidays (we even give you off on your birthday!). For more information on any of the positions listed below, please contact:
Living Classrooms Foundation could not do the work it does without thousands of committed individual volunteers and a range of student, corporate, and other groups who dedicate their time to supporting our programs. Living Classrooms accepts individual volunteers, interns (including for school credit), and volunteer groups of all ages and sizes - everything from high school student groups to corporate days of service. There are countless ways to engage with the mission of Living Classrooms Foundation.
Orientation sessions for individual volunteers are held twice monthly. Please note that volunteer projects for large groups can be customized based on interest, group size, and availability. For information regarding attending an orientation session, scheduling a group project, setting up an internship, or volunteering/getting involved in any other way, please contact Rebekah Lin Meyer
or 410.685.0295, ext. 431.
Individual Opportunities Include:
- Serve as a tutor or teacher's aide at one of our after-school programs.
- Mentor a student.
- Provide GED tutoring for participants in a workforce development program.
- Assist adults in our workforce development programs with financial literacy, computer skills, and other life skills.
- Speak with a group about your workplace and life experiences.
- Assist as a coach with our after-school and weekend sports programs.
Group opportunities include:
- Work side-by-side with our Fresh Start students to learn basic carpentry skills and allow program participants to experience leading a group and teaching others.
- Help keep our wetlands and park spaces clean and well-maintained - on our East Harbor Campus, at our Patterson Park Community Center, at the Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, and with the Friends of Fort McHenry.
- Assist with upkeep of our community centers, schools, and other facilities.
- Bring new enrichment programs or activities to students in our after-school programs.
- Educate our participants about different workplaces and employer expectations.
Living Classrooms also hosts a variety of annual events where volunteers are needed. Events can include:
- Kingman Island Clean-Ups ~ April through November
- Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival ~ April
- BUGS Farmer's Market ~ Late April/Early May
- Presentations of Learning at The Crossroads School ~ May
- School Supply Drives ~ July and August
- A Night at The Yards fundraising event ~ October
- Thanksgiving Food Drive ~ November
- Holiday Gift Drives ~ December
- Safe Streets Christmas Community Dinner ~ December
Special Opportunities for Students!
We are proud to engage students in service projects and lon-term volunteer efforts in many of our programs. Our "Inspired to Serve" volunteerism program has been established in honor of one of our very dedicated interns, Cara Becker, and we hope that by engaging students in meaningful service events we are able to inspire others to serve.
- Summer Internship Opportunities: Our hallmark internship opportunity is our Inspired to Serve Summer Internship Program. As part of this program, each intern will have a specific and meaningful project to complete over the course of the summer as well as the opportunity to visit all Living Classrooms programs and shadow specific staff members. This program includes a stipend as well. Click Here to learn more about this opportunity.
- School-Year Internship Opportunities: While we don't have formal internship programs during the school year, we have a wide variety of needs and opportunities and are happy to customize an internship to meet your requirements.
- Volunteer at one of our amazing sites! We are always looking for student volunteers to assist with our programs, especially our after-school programming. After-school programming generally runs between the hours of 3:30-6:00pm. Opportunities include (but are not limited to): tutoring, enrichment activity assistance, sports coaching, and classroom assistance.
- Youth Microgrants! In partnership with the Karma for Cara Foundation, Living Classrooms oversees a youth microgrant program. Microgrants are available to students age 18 and younger, who are looking to engage within their community. Students can apply for grants between $250-1,000. To learn more, visit http://karmaforcara.org/get-involved/apply-for-a-microgrant/.
- One-time events! Living Classrooms runs over 30 programs throughout Baltimore and DC. This means we host a fair amount of one-time events throughout the year. If you are looking to volunteer, but aren't able to make a large commitment, this is the opportunity for you! Email Erin, to learn more and join our volunteer mailing list.