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

Special Events - Event Support - Recreational activities for kids with emotional disabilities


NOTE: This volunteer role may require an application and background screening for individuals who are not part of a group. Please contact Volunteer Services about the process if you are interested in signing up:

Help with parties, cookouts, picnics, and other special events for our clients and their families. Tasks vary but may include:

  • Set-up / clean-up • Decorating • Facilitating a game • Serving food • Leading a craft activity

How to Sign-up

If you're not one of our screened and trained volunteers, begin by filling in an application from this page ("I would like to Volunteer").

  • Groups: Only the group leader needs to complete the application. All volunteers must be 16+ years of age to work directly with children.
  • Individuals who want to volunteer for special events and/or volunteer on an ongoing basis should contact Maria Busko, to begin the application and screening process.

Schedule of Events

Please refer to the table below when signing up for "shifts." Note that certain events may have multiple shifts.





Must be 16 years of age or older?*

Wednesday, August 21, 2024

10:30AM- 1:30PM

Multi-cultural Performance and Lunch. Volunteers will help set up for a performance, serve a special meal and help clean up.

St. Vincent's Villa Gymnasium


Tuesday, September 10, 2024

10:15-11:45 AM

Club Day. Students get to choose a club activity during the school day. Volunteers will help staff facilitate a club activity such as Sports, Art, Cooking, Video Games, Legos, Jewelry-Making, Chess... 

Villa Maria School


*NO indicates that the activity does not involve direct contact with clients and volunteers under 16 years old can participate with an adult.


Annual Events at other times of the year

These activities are old favorites that will likely be repeated next year. Specific dates and shifts TBD. 


Weekday, once a month

4-6:30 PM

Movie Night. Volunteers will set up and serve dinner & dessert to the children before the movie and then will help with clean up.

Second Tuesdays

10-11:45 AM

Club Day. Students get to choose a club activity during the school day. Volunteers will team up with Villa Maria School staff to facilitate a club activity such as Sports, Art, Cooking, Video Games, Legos, Jewelry-Making, Chess... 

Various Saturdays

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Structured Recreation & Sports Group. Team up with the Recreation Therapy Coordinator to bring thematic craft activities or games to the children. The Sports Group Leader facilitates all-level athletic activities.

Saturday closest to holiday

9:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Seasonal Fun. Be it Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Earth Day… volunteers will help facilitate a holiday activities for the children…

Friday, early March

6-8 PM

Talent Show. Join a cheering audience of enthusiastic supporters as each unit of children at St. Vincent's Villa showcase their talents! Singing, dancing, and who knows what else!

Saturday in early March and early October

9:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Skills and Drills. Volunteers facilitate a Spring basketball and Fall soccer activity for the children, practicing basic sport skills.

Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, or Juneteenth

10 AM - 2:30 PM

Patriotic Picnics. Set up, grill, serve food, fill water balloons, help with activities like volleyball, and clean up.

Friday, early June

10 AM - 2 PM (two shifts)

Field Day. Team up with the Villa Maria School staff to put on a fun-filled Field Day for the end of school. Work with children in grades K-8 to enjoy many different types of games, then stay for a cookout and a snowball.

Monday thru Thursday, late-June and late August

9:15 AM - 12:45 PM

Summer Camp. Help facilitate indoor and outdoor activities for some summer fun! The children have two short breaks from school in the summer.

Weekday, mid-August


School Supply Packing. Put together backpacks so that the children are ready for their first day of school. Seeking detail-oriented volunteers.

Weeknight before Halloween

3:30 - 6:30 PM

Halloween Trunk or Treat. Volunteer groups decorate their trunk in ANY theme, dress in costumes to match the theme, and hand out candy or treats to the children as they trick or treat through the parking lot.

Thanksgiving & Christmas Day

11:15 AM - 2:15 PM

Holiday Meal Service. Help to serve a special meal to the children and visiting family members.

Schedule Summary

This activity has the following schedule

Date Start Time End Time
Wednesday, August 21, 2024 10:30 AM 1:30 PM
Tuesday, September 10, 2024 10:15 AM 11:30 AM

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. :)