Family Services - Child Welfare & Mental Health


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

**ALERT**As we take every precaution to contain the spread of COVID-19, volunteer activities have been temporarily suspended. Future shifts remain open for registration, but may need to be cancelled if precautionary measures are still in place. We will notify registrants of pertinent cancellations.**

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: volunteercfs@cc-md.org.

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
  • Serving food
  • Running a game or craft

How to Sign-up

If you're not one of our already-screened and trained individual volunteers, there are a few ways to sign-up for Event Support volunteering.

  • As a group: a club, family, sports team, etc. Members must be 16+ years of age to work directly with children. A group leader or liaison should fill out this short form to register to sign up for activities (make sure to tick the box on the form that indicates that you are a group leader).
  • Once-off individual volunteers may use the same short form and sign up for an activity that does not directly involve children or other clients. Individuals under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Individuals who want to work with children or clients and/or volunteer on an ongoing basis should contact Maria Busko, volunteercfs@cc-md.org to check about the appropriate application process.

Are you a high school student looking for service opportunities throughout the year? Check out our handy guide.

Schedule of Events

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

Date

Shift

Activity

Location

Must be 16 years of age or older?*

Recurring Saturdays

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Sports Group - Play and encourage participation in games like kickball, relays, dodge ball, etc. - Please see the Sports Group page for dates and to sign up.

St. Vincent's Villa, Gymnasium

YES

Thursday, March 19, 2020

10:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Club Day. Choose from fun offerings like Slime Club, Sports Club, Video Game Club, Pet Care Club, Art Club, and many more. Help students participate in an activity of their choosing.

Villa Maria School

YES

Friday, March 20, 2020

4:00 - 7:00 PM

Talent Show. Come appreciate the children's amazing gifts! Singing, dancing, etc. Set the stage, cheer on the kids, help clean up. If you would like to help the children develop talent show acts, starting in March, contact mbusko@cc-md.org.

St. Vincent's Villa

NO

Friday, March 27, 2020

12:00 - 4:00 PM

Decorating for Ed Block Courage Award Breakfast. Help prepare for the NFL award ceremony hosted by Baltimore's Courage House: St. Vincent's Villa. 

St. Vincent's Villa Gymnasium and Art Room

NO

Sunday, April 12, 2020

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Easter Brunch. Set tables for the holiday meal, help serve food, and wish the children and some of their families a very happy Easter. Sign up at this link.

St. Vincent's Villa Gymnasium

YES

Thursday, April 16, 2020

10:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Club Day. Choose from fun offerings like Slime Club, Sports Club, Video Game Club, Pet Care Club, Art Club, and many more. Help students participate in an activity of their choosing.

Villa Maria School

YES

Monday-Thursday, June 22-25, 2020

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Summer Camp, Week 1. Help facilitate indoor and outdoor activities for groups of one dozen children at a time.

St. Vincent's Villa, Art Room and Courtyard

YES

Monday and Tuesday, June 29-30

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Summer Camp, Week 2. Help facilitate indoor and outdoor activities for groups of one dozen children at a time.

St. Vincent's Villa, Art Room and Courtyard

YES

Monday through Thursday, August 10-13, 2020

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Summer Camp, Week 3. Facilitate summer fun like tie-dye and field games for groups of one dozen children at a time.

St. Vincent's Villa, Art Room and Courtyard

YES

Monday and Tuesday, August 17-18, 2020

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Olympic Craft Activity. Explore other countries, cultures, and customs with the children as they create displays related to the summer Olympics.

St. Vincent's Villa, Art Room

YES

Thursday, August 20, 2020

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Multicultural Day. Set up, celebrate, serve a multicultural lunch, and clean up after the capstone event of Summer Camp!

St. Vincent's Villa, Art Room and Gymnasium

YES


*NO indicates that the activity does not involve direct contact with clients.

 

Annual Events at other times of the year

These activities are old favorites that will likely be repeated in 2020. Dates and shifts TBD.  

Date

Shifts

Activity

Location

Must be 16 years of age or older?*

Weekday in late-May

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Villa Maria School's Spring Concert. Be an enthusiastic audience and enjoy the musical selections that the kids have prepared!

St. Vincent's Villa Gym

NO

Weekdays in late-May

during school hours

Villa Maria School Spring Art Show. Stop by and see the magnificent work that the students created. The students' imagination, motivation, and talent is on display in various “galleries.”

Villa Maria School Lobby, Media Center, & Conference Rooms

2300 Dulaney Valley Road, Timonium, MD

NO

Monday, May 25, 2020

10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Memorial Day Picnic. Set up, grill, serve food, fill water balloons, help with activities like volleyball, and clean up

St. Vincent's Villa Art Room and Courtyard

YES

Friday in mid-June

10:00 AM - 5:30 PM (3 shifts)

The Villa Fair - Help with games, craft activities, food, and rides during this annual carnival-like event.

St. Vincent's Villa Pavilion (or Gym in case of rain)

YES

Monday through Wednesday late-June

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Summer Camp, Week 1 - Help facilitate indoor and outdoor activities.

St. Vincent's Villa

YES

Saturday, July 4, 2020

10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Independence Day Picnic. Set up, grill, serve food, fill water balloons, help with activities like volleyball, and clean up.

St. Vincent's Villa Art Room and Courtyard

YES

Monday through Thursday in mid-August

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Summer Camp, Week 2 - Help facilitate indoor and outdoor activities.

St. Vincent's Villa

YES

Monday through Wednesday in late-August

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Summer Camp, Week 3 - Help kids explore other cultures and create displays related to different countries.

St. Vincent's Villa

YES

Thursday, the last day of camp in late-August

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Multi-Cultural Day. Set up, celebrate, serve a multi-cultural lunch, and clean up after the capstone event of Summer Camp!

St. Vincent's Villa Gymnasium

YES

Weekday, mid-August

TBD

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

St. Vincent's Villa

NO

Fall

TBD

(before 2:30 PM)

 

Career Share. Can you introduce a small group of middle schoolers to an interesting career? Maybe host a field trip at your workplace or give a hands-on presentation to students at their school. Contact us by clicking "I want to volunteer!"

Villa Maria School or your workplace

YES

Saturday before Halloween

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Halloween Party. For this event we are seeking groups to prepare and lead activities &/or sponsor the event. Some holiday decor and supplies are available.

St. Vincent's Villa, Art Room and Gymnasium

YES

Weekday in mid-November

11:00 AM - 2:30 PM (2 volunteers)

11:30 AM - 2:30 PM (10 volunteers)

Serve a Thanksgiving Meal for Villa Maria School students and their family members - Please sign up for this activity under Holiday Meal Service Listing.

Villa Maria Gymnasium

YES

Weekday in mid-December

three shifts before and during the school day

Villa Maria School's annual Winter Festival & Bazaar. A fun day for the students to "shop" for their loved ones, make crafts, and enjoy the holiday season. Donations of gently-used household items, jewelry, and toys welcome.

Villa Maria Gymnasium

NO/YES depending on shift

First or second Saturday of January

Two shifts: 

 

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 12:00 - 2:00 PM

UnDeck the Halls. Work with a group of volunteers to take down and store the holiday decorations that have adorned the campus this season. Lunch provided.

St. Vincent's Villa indoors and outdoors

NO

Schedule Summary

The next 10 shifts (out of 14 total shifts) for this activity are as follows


Date Start Time End Time
Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:00 AM 12:15 PM
Monday, June 22, 2020 9:30 AM 12:30 PM
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 9:30 AM 12:30 PM
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 9:30 AM 12:30 PM
Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:30 AM 12:30 PM
Monday, June 29, 2020 9:30 AM 12:30 PM
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 9:30 AM 12:30 PM
Monday, August 10, 2020 9:30 AM 12:30 PM
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:30 AM 12:30 PM
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 9:30 AM 12:30 PM