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Housing Authority of Baltimore City Build Day

KaBoom at McCulloh Homes

570 W. Preston St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteers are needed for a playground build in West Baltimore. 200 volunteers are needed to bring play to the “Magnificent” McCulloh Homes public housing development. Join neighbors as we endeavor to build a new playground for kids in the community to enjoy.

  • Volunteers should be age 18+ and will assemble playground pieces, mix concrete, move mulch, etc.
  • Wear comfortable clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and closed toe shoes; leave valuables at home.
  • Youth activities provided.
  • Gloves, goggles, breakfast, and lunch will be provided.

Play is central to a child’s ability to grow into a productive adult. Together, we can ensure kids get the balance of play they need to thrive! Please join us and show the kids that play matters to you.

To sign up for HABC’s Build Day, please visit the volunteer registration website. For more information, please email Anita Chavis or call 410-396-4529.

If you’re unable to attend in person, we hope that you will show your support for the cause of playin McCulloh Homes by joining the conversation online on August 26th using the hashtag

The event is hosted by the Housing Authority of Baltimore City in coordination with the School of Social Work’s Promise Heights Program.

William JoynerBulletin Board, Community Service, For B'more, Global & Community Engagement, People, UMB NewsAugust 4, 20170 comments
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Dengue Research Study

Volunteer for Dengue Research Studies

In 2014, there were an estimated 50-100 million cases of dengue worldwide. Currently, there is no effective dengue vaccine.

Healthy adults aged 20-49 years are needed for participation in a research study. This study tests an inactivated dengue vaccine with AS03B adjuvant.

Study volunteers will be compensated for participation up to $1,390-$1,560 with the study estimated to last 13-18 months.

To volunteer, call 410-706-6156 or visit http://medschool.umaryland.edu/CVD.

Jennifer Courneya Bulletin Board, People, Research, USGAOctober 22, 20150 comments
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Volunteer at Ronald McDonald House

Families whose children require lengthy hospital treatment find a home away from home at the Ronald McDonald House.

Help serve breakfast by volunteering with the Graduate Program in Life Sciences (GPILS) Student Advisory Committee (SAC).

Everything will be provided, we just need your help cooking and serving food. Open to all schools.
When signing up, make sure you are signed into your umaryland.edu account.

Sincerest thanks from GPILS SAC!


Kara MoserCommunity Service, For B'more, Global & Community Engagement, University LifeOctober 8, 20150 comments
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UMB Kindness

Join the UMB Kindness Crew!

The UMB Kindness Initiative, which began last fall, is designed to promote a culture of compassion and helping on our campus and in the Baltimore community. Last year, almost 300 UMB students and staff participated in the Kindness Initiative. Together we stuffed 150 teddy bears for sick children in local hospitals, decorated 200 cookies for our police and fire fighters, and made 200 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the needy in our city.

The Kindness Initiative will be providing specific volunteer opportunities for students and staff throughout the year located both on- and off-campus.  Serving allows a diverse group of individuals to learn from one another and make a difference together. It also provides you with the opportunity to reflect on what personal values inspired you to serve and how doing so can add meaning and purpose to your life.

Our first on-campus drop in event is “Operation Welcome Home Card-Making” held on Thursday, Sept. 3 | Noon – 1 p.m. | SMC CC, First Floor. Drop by any time to this card making party to thank our returning troops. We will have everything you need to make creative cards.

By joining the UMB Kindness Crew, we will send you information periodically about on-campus and local community service opportunities. You can decide at that time whether or not you’d like to participate.

Sign-up for the Kindness Crew.

View our local service opportunities.

The Kindness Initiative is a city-wide partnership project between UMB and JHeritage. Let’s spread kindness!

Michelle PearceCollaboration, For B'more, University Life, USGAAugust 21, 20150 comments
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Volunteer for TMJD Research Study

The School of Dentistry and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine are conducting ongoing research on TMJD.

Women Volunteers Needed

The study is looking for volunteers who are women between 18 and 60 years of age, who have had jaw pain for three months or more, and who have trouble sleeping.

For information, call 410-550-8099 or email tmd@jhu.edu. Ask about the Jaw Pain Study. 

Jane PhillipsBulletin Board, Clinical Care, Collaboration, Education, People, ResearchJune 12, 20150 comments
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Volunteer for Baltimore

May 1, 2015

Dear Students and Colleagues:

I thank everyone from our UMB community who has reached out to assist our neighbors in West Baltimore. Your action and support are vital to the communities we serve.

We’re currently collecting supplies for families in Baltimore’s most severely affected neighborhoods, especially seniors. With our partners at the Baltimore City Division of Aging, the University is coordinating a drive to collect toiletries and other items typically bought at local pharmacies. As many of you know, the destruction of CVS and Rite Aid pharmacies in West Baltimore on Monday evening has severely limited residents’ access to stores selling personal care products. This drive will fill an important and immediate need.

Collection bins have been placed in the lobby of each school, the SMC Campus Center, and the BioPark. Please go to UMB Responds for a list of requested items.

For a longer term solution, we will help transport seniors in affected West Baltimore neighborhoods to nearby grocery stores. The Baltimore City Health Department has arranged for pick-up at numerous senior housing facilities, on a rotating schedule, to provide the facilities’ residents access to a safe place to cash social security checks, fill prescriptions, and buy personal care items – activities that otherwise would have been undertaken at local pharmacies.

We’re looking for volunteers to accompany the seniors and help them complete their errands. If you’d like to volunteer for this effort or other efforts currently being planned, sign up here. Staff will be in contact with you to discuss opportunities.

Finally, please continue to monitor our UMB social media accounts, including @UMBCommunity, for the latest information about ways to help, and visit UMB Responds for resources, events, and volunteer activities.

Thank you again for all you’re doing to support our city and its people – now and always.


Ashley Valis, MSW
Executive Director, Community Engagement

Photo above: Duane Haley, School of Social Work, with his son, Joseph Haley, 3, at a clean up event on Tuesday, April 28. Photo courtesy of Duane Haley.

Clare BanksCollaboration, For B'more, Global & Community Engagement, University LifeMay 4, 20150 comments
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Migraine Headache

Volunteers With Migraine Headaches Needed for Research Study

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine are looking for volunteers to participate in a research study examining the effects of two different non-drug techniques for reducing headaches. The techniques focus on learning different stress management strategies, and one group will learn meditation.

To Participate, You Must:

  • be between 18 and 65 years of age.
  • have had migraines for at least one year.
  • experience four to 14 headaches per month.
  • not be using opioid (“narcotic”) pain medication.

Are You Eligible? Complete the Following:

  • Two screening visits that include, evaluation and questionnaires, sensory testing procedures, and one or more MRIs of your brain
  • Daily migraine diaries completed online

About the Study

  • Assignment to one of two stress management groups
  • Both groups use non-drug techniques, and one group includes mindfulness meditation
  • Each group includes 12–13 sessions that will occur over a four-month period
  • All examinations, parking, and tests are provided at no cost

Compensation up to $900 for completing all study visits.

Please call 410-550-9056.

Andrew FurmanResearch, University LifeJanuary 21, 20150 comments
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