Volunteer

Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with us!

Volunteers with Black Women Build – Baltimore work on-site with our small but mighty team. Volunteers work on projects in all stages of construction, including

  • demolition
  • framing
  • painting
  • site maintenance
  • cleaning

It all needs to get done for our houses to be completed!


Because our houses are being rehabilitated one at a time, our volunteer schedule can fill up quickly. Please be sure to read through the FAQ’s below and fill out our form. Our coordinator will get back to you if we have any openings.

Please be prepared to:

get dirty or heavily stained by dressing in old clothes

work in any temperature by dressing in layers

step onto a work site by wearing work boots or athletic shoes with slip-resistant and puncture-resistant rubber soles

work a full work day by bringing water and food for lunch

Volunteer

Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with us!

Volunteers with Black Women Build – Baltimore work on-site with our small but mighty team. Volunteers work on projects in all stages of construction, including

  • demolition
  • framing
  • painting
  • maintenance
  • cleaning

It all needs to get done for our houses to be completed!


Because our houses are being rehabilitated one at a time, our volunteer schedule can fill up quickly. Please be sure to read through the FAQ’s below and fill out our form. Our coordinator will get back to you if we have any openings.

Please be prepared to:

  • get dirty or heavily stained by dressing in old clothes
  • work in any temperature by dressing in layers
  • step onto a work site by wearing work boots or athletic shoes with slip-resistant and puncture-resistant rubber soles
  • maintenance
  • work a full work day by bringing water and food for lunch

Donation FAQ’s

What is the age requirement to volunteer on the construction site?

Everyone on the construction site must be at least 18 years of age.

What time do I need to arrive on the construction site?

Our construction sites open at 8:15. Volunteers are expected to arrive no later than 8:30.

What should I wear to volunteer?

Closed shoes, both around your toes and heels, are required at all times. Please wear clothing that you won’t mind taking home covered in some dirt or paint. This Baltimore weather can change in an instant so dress in layers.

Are volunteers provided lunch?

No, we encourage individuals to bring a packed lunch. For all volunteers, we recommend eating breakfast before you arrive at the site. Around 11:30 am, we break for a 30 minute lunch.

Do I need to have prior construction experience?

Nope! Volunteers of all skill levels are welcome. We encourage those with specialized construction skills to let us know in their volunteer forms so that we can schedule you for when these skills are most needed.

What kind of commitment do we ask of our volunteers?

Black Women Build – Baltimore offers volunteer opportunities with various levels of commitment, from as little as one day to more long-term commitments. Let us know your preference and we will work with you to find something that feels right for both of us.

What days can I volunteer?

At the moment, opportunities are available on Fridays and Saturdays.

What is the age requirement to volunteer on the construction site?

Everyone on the construction site must be at least 18 years of age.

What time do I need to arrive on the construction site?

Our construction sites open at 8:15. Volunteers are expected to arrive no later than 8:30.

What should I wear to volunteer?

Closed shoes, both around your toes and heels, are required at all times. Please wear clothing that you won’t mind taking home covered in some dirt or paint. This Baltimore weather can change in an instant so dress in layers.

Are volunteers provided lunch?

No, we encourage individuals to bring a packed lunch. For all volunteers, we recommend eating breakfast before you arrive at the site. Around 11:30 am, we break for a 30 minute lunch.

Do I need to have prior construction experience?

Nope! Volunteers of all skill levels are welcome. We encourage those with specialized construction skills to let us know in their volunteer forms so that we can schedule you for when these skills are most needed.

What kind of commitment do we ask of our volunteers?

Black Women Build – Baltimore offers volunteer opportunities with various levels of commitment, from as little as one day to more long-term commitments. Let us know your preference and we will work with you to find something that feels right for both of us.

What days can I volunteer?

At the moment, opportunities are available on Fridays and Saturdays.

Intern and Volunteer Opportunities

Our internship cycle lasts 3 months and is a great way to get better acquainted with the building trades. These internships can also be an avenue for additional opportunity with Black Women Build – Baltimore.

Please visit the Internship page to familiarize yourself with our mission and the specific positions available. Submit the application materials as directed, and if we think you might be a good fit, we will contact you to set up a phone/in-person interview.
Black Women Build – Baltimore is also looking for skilled and unskilled volunteers, and trade professionals to support our program!

Please visit our Get Involved page to learn more and apply.

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This project is supported in part by:

Robert W. Deutsch

OSI Fellow 2018

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