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


Administrative & Operations Support - Building & Grounds

NOTE: Individuals who are not part of a group and wish to make multiple visits are required to complete an application and background screening for this volunteer role. Please contact Volunteer Services about the process if you are interested in signing up: volunteercfs@cc-md.org.

Remembrance Garden - Gallagher Services

Provide some upkeep and care to this special space at Gallagher Services so that all may remember those friends who have passed.

Sensory Garden and Perennial Bed - Gallagher Services

If you are interested in weeding, watering, or assisting gardeners with any project, there is always something to be done!

Vegetable Gardens - Villa Maria School

We have a few vegetable gardens around Villa Maria School. Students grow seeds and young plants in the greenhouse. Plant into garden beds. And tend plants through a outdoor, Earth Science classes. Volunteers can help with watering and weeding to more skill-intensive projects. The fences were assembled by volunteers!

Courtyards - St. Vincent's Villa

We are fortunate to have these spaces in the midst of our residential treatment center, and we rely on volunteers for their care. Three of our smaller courtyards are adorned with bushes, seating, planters, and pathways, but quickly become messy if not regularly tended. 

All of these garden and courtyard spaces provide opportunities for respite and therapeutic recreation, but they also provide a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere to those on campus.

 
 
Day of Service
 
Groups of 2-5 people can work in a courtyard together and TIMES ARE FLEXIBLE on weekdays. When signing up, indicate what day and time works best for your family or group. Tools and gloves provided.
 
Please contact Volunteer Services at volunteercfs@cc-md.org to schedule a Day of Service that is not already on the calendar.
 
Adopt a Garden/Courtyard

Ideally, we're looking for groups or individuals who might "adopt" one or two courtyards to steward on a regular basis.

Needs:

  • Weeding.
  • Trimming and pruning bushes and shrubbery.
  • General maintenance: walking stones, planters, etc.
  • Creative ideas for developing the spaces!

We have most of the equipment you might need, including gloves, weeding implements, and shears.

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Tuesday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Wednesday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Thursday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Friday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Saturday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Sunday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening

About Us

Mission 

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

Vision 

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

Values 

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. :)