Family Services - Child Welfare & Mental Health


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: 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

Fall 2019

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

Thursday, November 21, 2019

9:45 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

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Three shifts:

7:00AM - 9:00AM;

9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

12:00 - 3:00 PM

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 (can it be re-gifted??) household items, jewelry, and toys welcome.

St. Vincent's Villa, Gymnasium

NO for set-up shift

YES for 9:00 and Noon shifts


*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

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

Schedule Summary

This activity has the following schedule


Date Start Time End Time
Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:45 AM 12:15 PM
Thursday, December 12, 2019 7:00 AM 9:00 AM
Thursday, December 12, 2019 9:00 AM 12:15 PM
Thursday, December 12, 2019 12:00 PM 3:00 PM