Volunteer at United Way's Project Homeless Connect, Sept. 30

Volunteers—students, faculty, and staff—are needed to support the United Way's Project Homelessness Connect (PHC). This one-day event connects people experiencing homelessness with much-needed medical, dental, and social services. A majority of volunteers will be used to help guide individuals and families experiencing homelessness around the event to the various services in the room.

The PHC will be held Friday, Sept. 30, at the Baltimore Convention Center in downtown Baltimore, accessible via the Purple Charm City Circulator line, Pratt Street/Inner Harbor stop.

The Center for Social Concern will provide interested volunteers with transportation to the Convention Center to ensure they get to shifts on time. Volunteers will be responsible for their return to campus.

If you are interested in a ride to the Baltimore Convention Center, please email volunteer@jhu.edu by Thursday Sept. 29. Include your full name, cellphone number, and shift time in your message. Vans will leave Mason Hall circle 30 minutes before the start of each volunteer shift.

There are several shifts throughout the day. Please consider travel time to and from the Convention Center when selecting shifts:

  • All-day shift: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Shift 1: 9 a.m. to noon
  • Shift 2: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Shift 3: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Shift 4: noon to 3 p.m.
  • Shift 5: 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Take down: 5 to 8 p.m.

Volunteers should also watch the volunteer training video to get a better understanding of the event and their volunteer role.

Students participating in the HopServe50 Service Challenge can count their service towards the challenge. To register for the challenge, visit the HopServe50 page of the Center for Social Concern website.