Business Volunteers Maryland is the primary resource for recruiting, developing and connecting community and business volunteers in the Greater Baltimore region. Through Volunteer Central, the local volunteer center, individuals can find opportunities to lend their time and talent to organizations that are working to improve the community.
When events like those of the past few weeks happen, it's natural to respond by wanting to do something immediately. However, the violence and resulting damage that was done, while requiring some immediate attention, has exposed the challenges that Baltimore has faced for decades that desperately need addressing. Hopefully, this week's events will elevate awareness of the much-needed support and engagement of the whole community in bringing resources and opportunities to disenfranchised communities. While there are already many important organizations and individuals doing great work to address these challenges, so much more needs to be done.
The mission of Business Volunteers Maryland is to build strong and thriving communities by inspiring and connecting volunteer time and talent to community needs. Through our everyday work, including the efforts of Volunteer Central, we have seen that the spirit of volunteerism is alive and well in the City of Baltimore.
We are grateful for the calls and emails we have received offering help during this time. Thank you for wanting to be part of continued positive change in our community. We have reached out to area nonprofits, community groups and are working with government officials to begin identifying new and existing needs in the community. One of the best ways to make a difference is to find ways to contribute your time and resources to organizations that are working to address issues that are ongoing. And, you have come to the right place to find those opportunities.