Family Services - Youth Behavioral Health & Adult Disabilities - Gallagher & Villa programs

Behavioral Health - Working with Youth - Classroom Assistance

NOTE: This volunteer role requires an application and background screening. Please contact Volunteer Services about the process if you are interested in signing up:

Villa Maria Schools classroom volunteers: main school (Dulaney Valley), Pre-Vocational Center, and Diagnostic School at SVV.

1. Villa Maria School (main school), Dulaney Valley Rd.

Villa Maria School provides year-round educational and clinical services to children with significant emotional, behavioral, and learning challenges. Classroom volunteers serve at least 2 hours, twice per week in an elementary or middle school classroom where they will develop relationships with the children and faculty. Volunteers provide assistance to the teacher or to individual students as needed. School is in session from 8:45 - 2:30 throughout the year.

2. Environmental Science at the Maura Pre-Vocational Center, Pot Spring Rd.

Engage children with emotional and behavioral challenges in classroom and outdoor learning activities. Villa Maria School is looking for individuals to make a regular commitment to a class(es) as they explore the world around them. 

3. Villa Maria Diagnostic School at St. Vincent's Villa, Pot Spring Rd.

Students in the diagnostic classroom reside on the premises in the diagnostic unit at St. Vincent's Villa for 60 - 90 days. The size of the class varies between 6-14 children of various elementary and middle school grade levels. Volunteers assist the teacher and residential counselors, engaging the children in activities tailored to their academic and emotional goals. Class runs from 9am - noon on weekdays throughout the year.

Note: Schedule is approximate: volunteers may come for half-days, and each day's class schedule varies by semester.


Qualifications Required

  • Policy forms Must be at least Completed
  • Sterling Volunteers Criminal Background Check Must be at least Clear
  • Tuberculosis risk screening Must be at least Questionnaire cleared by Director of Nursing

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Tuesday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Wednesday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Thursday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Friday - Morning, Afternoon

About Us


Inspired by the Gospel mandates to love, serve and teach, Catholic Charities provides care and services to improve the lives of Marylanders in need.


Cherishing the Divine Within, we are committed to a Maryland where each person has the opportunity to reach his or her God-given potential.


To Love, To Serve, To Teach and To Work for Justice

Who We Are

Family Services is a division of Catholic Charities of Baltimore, which includes nearly half of the agency's 80 programs. This hub covers volunteering opportunities for our child welfare, behavioral health, adult disability, and violence prevention programs, including Gallagher Services, St. Vincent's Villa, Safe Streets, and the Villa Maria programs.

What We Do

We provide three categories of service:

Thank you

Thank you to Zapier for helping us expand our capacity to recruit and retain volunteers by making our team extra efficient. :)