Harlem Park Community Clean-up
Sep
29
9:00 AM09:00

Harlem Park Community Clean-up

Join our volunteer team in preparing Harlem Parks inner block parks for the fall and winter. We will be trimming trees, removing weeds, picking up trash and other fall cleanup activities with the Baltimore City Department of Parks and Recreation and The Baltimore Green Network. We’ll be meeting on the 1200 block of W. Lafayette Avenue (south side of the street) and we would love to have you join us. 

Sign up below!!
For more information please email SWEBaltimore@gmail.com

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Greenbelt Park: Invasive Plant Removal
Oct
6
11:00 AM11:00

Greenbelt Park: Invasive Plant Removal

  • Greenbelt Park (Sweetgum Picnic Area) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

So What Else will be helping to remove invasive plants from Greenbelt Park. This volunteer opportunity involves identifying and removing different invasive plants in Greenbelt Park. It is not a difficult or dangerous task. This hands-on volunteer project will take place every 1st Saturday of each month. 

Come out and help Greenbelt Park work hard to preserve the park for future generations.

Please bring insect and/or tick repellent, sunscreen and water.

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Mamma Lucia Grand Re-opening and So What Else Fundraiser!
Sep
20
10:00 AM10:00

Mamma Lucia Grand Re-opening and So What Else Fundraiser!

Join us on September 20th and October 4th to celebrate the grand re-opening of Mamma Lucia's Falls Grove Location! Mamma Lucia is hosting a fundraiser, all day, where 20% of all proceeds will be donated to to support our free After School Programming for youth. Guests must say they are there to support So What Else! If you can't make it to the Falls Grove location, all Mamma Lucia restaurants will be taking part, dine in and carry out! Come out and check out the beautiful renovations and help us fund our fall season of programming for local youth.

**September 20th is now Carry Out Only due to delay in renovations. October 4th is carry out and dine in, for the official re-opening!

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Greenbelt Park: Invasive Plant Removal
Sep
1
11:00 AM11:00

Greenbelt Park: Invasive Plant Removal

  • Greenbelt Park (Sweetgum Picnic Area) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

So What Else will be helping to remove invasive plants from Greenbelt Park. This volunteer opportunity involves identifying and removing different invasive plants in Greenbelt Park. It is not a difficult or dangerous task. This hands-on volunteer project will take place every 1st Saturday of each month. 

Come out and help Greenbelt Park work hard to preserve the park for future generations.

Please bring insect and/or tick repellent, sunscreen and water.

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Dream Big Inc. Free Cheer and Dance Camp!
Aug
18
9:00 AM09:00

Dream Big Inc. Free Cheer and Dance Camp!

So What Else is excited to be sponsoring the Dream Big Inc. free Cheer and Dance Camp!

Dream Big Enrichment Inc. & Former NFL Cheerleader Host: FREE One-day Cheer and Dance Camp! Register by visiting their event bright page below! 

A FREE one-day cheerleading and dance camp for children ages 5-17 on Saturday August 18th, 2018. The camp will be held at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School's football field in Baltimore City. Camp begins at 9am and will end at 1pm. You must be registered through Eventbrite to participate. This camp will be taught by former NFL Cheerleaders, All-star cheerleading coaches, and College Cheerleaders. Registration includes: participation in the camp and a free lunch provided by Lanier Electronics. There will be a small performance at the conclusion of the day. Parents will need to check their child in at the beginning of the camp day to sign a particpation release form. We encourage all parents or family members to stay and join in on the fun!

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Clothe It Forward
Aug
16
10:00 AM10:00

Clothe It Forward

Come out and join So What Else as we partner with Mentoring through Athletics to help provide uniforms for children within the community. Sponsor a kid’s school uniform for $25 by visiting www.mentoringthroughathletics.org . “We can’t do it without you”.

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Baltimore Garden Build Second Saturdays
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

Baltimore Garden Build Second Saturdays

  • 3301 Carlisle Avenue Baltimore, MD, 21216 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Fixing up and maintaining Hilton Garden. Currently, there are fruit Trees here (pawpaws, figs, and pears). We'd like to keep it clean and growing so that students and teachers can enjoy the garden. We are also looking for volunteers for Wednesday school program that runs from 3:30 to 5:30

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National Night Out
Aug
7
5:30 PM17:30

National Night Out

Join So What Else as we help Pedestal Gardens Apartments promote neighborhood spirit and community partnerships among its residents, police officers and community organizations for a safer community ! This night will be filled with games, food, great music, face painting, community vendors and raffle prizes. If you are interesting in volunteering email swevolunteer@gmail.com for further instructions.

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Greenbelt Park: Invasive Plant Removal
Aug
4
11:00 AM11:00

Greenbelt Park: Invasive Plant Removal

  • Greenbelt Park (Sweetgum Picnic Area) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

So What Else will be helping to remove invasive plants from Greenbelt Park. This volunteer opportunity involves identifying and removing different invasive plants in Greenbelt Park. It is not a difficult or dangerous task. This hands-on volunteer project will take place every 1st Saturday of each month. 

Come out and help Greenbelt Park work hard to preserve the park for future generations.

Please bring insect and/or tick repellent, sunscreen and water.

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Annual Summer Olympics
Aug
3
8:30 AM08:30

Annual Summer Olympics

So What Else is hosting over 400 children for our annual Summer Olympics with the Community Services Foundation! Children from our July Summer Programs join together, from PG County, Montgomery County and Washington DC,  for a day of sports, games and fun at the Total Soccer Arena in Landover, Maryland.  We are in need of enthusiastic volunteers with experience working with kids! Light refreshments and lunch will be provided. Email swevolunteer@gmail.com for more info! 

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Bike to the Beach
Aug
3
6:00 AM06:00

Bike to the Beach

Join our volunteer team for the annual Bike to the Beach to raise funds and awareness for autism. We are looking for 10 volunteers to man one of the pit stop on the bike route.  Volunteers will be helping take bikes down from trucks and tracking rider's as they get in, as well as providing riders with snacks and drinks. After, there's a fun day at the beach for those who choose to go! Email swevolunteer@gmail.com for more info!

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EcoBrick Sustainability Workshop
Jul
14
2:00 PM14:00

EcoBrick Sustainability Workshop

ZERO WASTE! Join Change Maker Challenge winner Erin Cassell, owner of Roll Up N Dye , for an afternoon of eco-education and hands on experience, helping to build Ecobricks for benches using non-recyclable plastics! This is a family-friendly, hands-on event where you will learn about zero waste and upcycling and contribute to an awesome community art project. Fun and informational for kids and adults of all ages. Alongside the main event (building EcoBricks), we will have vendors and tablers from local businesses, non-profits, and government sharing information about the innovative work they are doing and the great products they create or sell.

Please register at our EventBrite page:

Changemaker Challenge Zero Waste EcoBrick Workshop

Watch this video to learn more about the event:

https://youtu.be/lkJHNKfdWqQ 

 

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Jul
14
10:00 AM10:00

Baltimore Garden Build Second Saturdays

  • 3301 Carlisle Avenue Baltimore, MD, 21216 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Fixing up and maintaining Hilton Garden. Currently, there are fruit Trees here (pawpaws, figs, and pears). We'd like to keep it clean and growing so that students and teachers can enjoy the garden. We are also looking for volunteers for Wednesday school program that runs from 3:30 to 5:30

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Lakelands Mid-Summer Kids Baseball Classic to Benefit So What Else!
Jul
8
12:30 PM12:30

Lakelands Mid-Summer Kids Baseball Classic to Benefit So What Else!

  • Lakelands Drive Gaithersburg, MD, 20878 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Big thank you to Adam Weber for hosting a baseball classic and Mamma Lucia Restaurants for sponsoring the event and catering lunch. Everyone come hungry! The event begins at 12:30pm and the baseball game starts at 1pm sharp. Please invite your friends and family! We are also in need of adult volunteers for the game, so please visit the link below to sign up! 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040d48a9ac2aaa8-july

Participants are welcome to make a tax deductible donation to our camps by bringing cash or a check with you to the game. The money will help fund our summer enrichment programing and serve more children in Baltimore. You can also bring new or gently used sports equipment, toys, games, arts and crafts or clothing. We are still looking for another title sponsor of $500 or $1,000 to sponsor the event and our mission of service. If any other businesses would like to be a sponsor, please let us know!

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Greenbelt Park: Invasive Plant Removal
Jul
7
11:00 AM11:00

Greenbelt Park: Invasive Plant Removal

  • Greenbelt Park (Sweetgum Picnic Area) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

So What Else will be helping to remove invasive plants from Greenbelt Park. This volunteer opportunity involves identifying and removing different invasive plants in Greenbelt Park. It is not a difficult or dangerous task. This hands-on volunteer project will take place every 1st Saturday of each month. 

Come out and help Greenbelt Park work hard to preserve the park for future generations.

Please bring insect and/or tick repellent, sunscreen and water.

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The National Golf Tournament
Jun
27
to Jul 1

The National Golf Tournament

Come out and join So What Else as we take on our 4th year serving as volunteers at the National Golf Tournament in Potomac, Maryland. As a volunteer you will be serving food at the concessions.

Volunteers must be at least 16 to participate. Time slots are filling up fast, sign up for you desired slot only if you plan to attend. Please do not sign up if you will not attend or respond back to email regarding this particular upcoming event.

SHIFTS ARE PROVIDED BELOW ! Specify desired shift(s) in email you plan to send.

Food, drinks and a break are all included per shift.

If you have any questions feel free to contact myself, Renee Gilkes at swevolunteer@gmail.com.


Thank You !


Dates: June 27, 2018 - July 1, 2018

Available shifts each date: 6:30 am- 1:00 pm & 11:00 am- 6:00 pm

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High School Summer Internship
Jun
18
to Aug 31

High School Summer Internship

We are searching for passionate, enthusiastic and hard working High School Students to join our Summer Student Board Internship for Summer Camp 2018! Gain great real world work and leadership experience, become a positive mentor for our campers, be mentored by our team of professional youth instructors and earn bucks in your karma bank for volunteering! For more information email or call Talia at ramey.talia@gmail.com/ (240)386-9890. #jointhemovement 

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Baltimore Garden Build 2nd Saturdays
Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Baltimore Garden Build 2nd Saturdays

  • 3301 Carlisle Avenue Baltimore, MD, 21216 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Fixing up and maintaining Hilton Garden. Currently, there are fruit Trees here (pawpaws, figs, and pears). We'd like to keep it clean and growing so that students and teachers can enjoy the garden. We are also looking for volunteers for Wednesday school program that runs from 3:30 to 5:0

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PURPLESTRIDE EVENT DAY VOLUNTEER
Jun
9
8:00 AM08:00

PURPLESTRIDE EVENT DAY VOLUNTEER

Walkers and event day volunteers are needed to help PURPLESTRIDE during their walk to end pancreatic cancer. To do your part visit www.purplestride.org/dc and REGISTER! Just select the “Volunteer” participant type during registration and you can register for free. You’ll even get a personal fundraising page to show family and friends your commitment to the cause.

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To a Night on the Red Carpet
Jun
8
6:30 PM18:30

To a Night on the Red Carpet

Mentoring through Athletics will be hosting a family friendly event for over 200 kids.  Food, and a Dj will be provided.

Volunteers will be needed to help manage the event, check in kids and set up for the event.

 

Children’s tickets available for purchase at www.mentoringthroughathletics.org

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9th Annual Colonial Market Fair
Jun
8
to Jun 10

9th Annual Colonial Market Fair

  • Benjamin Banneker Historical Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For the past 3 years, So What Else has helped Benjamin Banneker Historical Park in the success of this
event. This event is a community/family friendly fair.

As a volunteer, you will be needed to set-up tents, assist with setting up (moving tables, chairs, supply boxes), parking attendants, take down tents, return tables, chairs and supply boxes.

Below I will add the dates and times available to come out to volunteer. When you respond to this email please include the time and date you want to participate in the email you send.

Shifts:

Friday, June 8

10:30 am- 1:00 pm
5:00 pm- 7:00 pm

Saturday, June 9

8:00 am- 10:00 am
10:00 am- 1:00 pm
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm

Sunday, June 10

8:00 am- 10:00 am
10:00 am- 1:00 pm
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm

Volunteers will be served a continental breakfast or lunch.

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JDRF Capitol Chapter Walk Day
Jun
3
6:30 AM06:30

JDRF Capitol Chapter Walk Day

The 2018 JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) Walk Day is finally here ! Come out and join us as a volunteer. As a volunteer you will be helping to set-up, register walkers, hand out food and beverages, and clean up.

Volunteering at this walk is a fun and rewarding experience. It will allow you to interact with all of our walkers !

 

 

Parking: Constitution is now metered parking with a 3-hour limit and you must move your car after the 3-hour limit. There is free street parking on Ohio Drive or Google paid parking in nearby garages.

 

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Baltimore Gardening Saturday's
Jun
2
8:00 AM08:00

Baltimore Gardening Saturday's

The Baltimore Orchard Project will be hosting another Gardening Saturday ! Come out and help fix up and maintaining Creative City’s Garden. We'd like to keep it clean and growing so that students and teachers can enjoy the garden.

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Flag Football Championship Event
Jun
1
5:00 PM17:00

Flag Football Championship Event

Come out and join So What Else as we collaborate with Mentoring through Athletics for their upcoming flag football championship ! This outdoor, family friendly event will have raffles, food vendors, and music.

Volunteers are need to help manage the event, set up and clean up.

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Memorial Day Service Project
May
24
3:00 PM15:00

Memorial Day Service Project

So What Else will be helping Nourish Now put 750 Memorial Day flags in the ground at Bohrer Park. We are looking for volunteers to help out with this service project. 

For more information regarding this event visit Flagforheroes.org. If you have any questions feel free to send an email.

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Girls on the Run Spring 5K
May
20
7:00 AM07:00

Girls on the Run Spring 5K

Help So What Else help Girls on the Run’s girls cross the finish line. We are looking for volunteers to help out by setting up the course, handing out water, or cheering them on from designated cheer stations !

Breakfast will be provided.

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Baltimore Garden Build 2nd Saturdays
May
12
10:00 AM10:00

Baltimore Garden Build 2nd Saturdays

  • 3301 Carlisle Avenue Baltimore, MD, 21216 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Fixing up and maintaining Hilton Garden. Currently, there are fruit Trees here (pawpaws, figs, and pears). We'd like to keep it clean and growing so that students and teachers can enjoy the garden. We are also looking for volunteers for Wednesday school program that runs from 3:30 to 5:30

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