Do you want to help fix computers for the community? Or are do you like to tutor students? The Center for Social Concern (our community service organization) houses over forty volunteer student groups, each of which focuses on direct service to the Baltimore community in a different way.
Advocates for Autism (AFA)
Advocates for Autism (AFA) is a student advocacy group striving to learn more about the rapidly evolving autism spectrum through campus events, networking, and community service. To accomplish our goals, we host on-campus events reaching out to the Hopkins community and informing them about autism (you will often see us in the library on Tuesday evenings giving away brownies and cookies accompanied by autism fact cards!). Our initiatives bring together Hopkins students of different backgrounds and interests to explore what autism is and its implications on society, education, research, and more.
(Club Website: https://sites.google.com/site/jhuautism/home)
Alpha Phi Omega
We are JHU’s only co-ed community service fraternity. Collectively, the brothers of Johns Hopkins’ Kappa Mu Chapter of APO perform several thousand hours of community service at Hopkins and in the greater Baltimore area throughout the academic year, as well as participating in a variety of social events.
(Club Website: www.jhu.edu/aphio)
Art Brigade aims to provide a fun artistic outlet to the students of the LIving Classrooms after school program. Working through a variety of media we aim to provide students with a positive lens with which to view their surroundings. We believe that the skills learned through creation can aid in the development of the students and their view of their neighborhood, city and wider world.
(Club Website: https://johnshopkins.collegiatelink.net/organization/artbrigade/about)
Bootup Baltimore is a computer volunteering organization affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University. We work in tandem with Baltimore public schools, providing free computers and computer instruction to students in need. Our members volunteer their time and expertise to repair recycled computers and train students in word processing, graphics design, hardware maintenance, web development, and other useful and marketable computer skills.
(Club Website: http://www.bootupbaltimore.org/)
Camp Kesem is an overnight camp for children, ages 6 to 13, who have a parent who has died from cancer, is currently in treatment for cancer, or is in remission from cancer. Our purpose is to provide these deserving children with a unique and supportive summer camp experience that gives them the chance to just be a kid. JHU Camp Kesem also provides the opportunity for college students to channel their passion for making a difference, while developing critical leadership skills for long-term social impact.
(Club Website: http://campkesem.org/jhu)
Every week, Cooking 4 Love at JHU defines what it means to be a great service organization. In combining the simple joys of cooking with friends and service to the community, we reach out in an unparalleled fashion to those less fortunate in Baltimore. Instead of eating the food we prepare, we deliver and serve our hot meals to those who have never experienced that luxury. In the diverse setting of a university, we offer students a chance to experience the different parts of Baltimore and to open their eyes to lives that may not be the same as the one to which they are accustomed. Here at C4L, we create smiles, warm hearts, and have a ball while doing it!
(Club Website: http://jhu.edu/c4l/)
From Classroom to Community
From Classroom to Community is a student-based volunteer group aimed towards enhancing the quality of life for the underserved population of Baltimore City by teaching classes in a variety of academic disciplines. This will ultimately bring them better academic and job opportunities that they would not have been able to encounter otherwise.
(Club Website: https://johnshopkins.collegiatelink.net/organization/fromclassroomtocommunity)
Habitat for Humanity
The JHU Habitat campus chapter partners with Sandtown Habitat for Humanity (our local affiliate) to aid in the revitalization of the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood of West Baltimore. We help support the neighborhood’s renewal by sponsoring the restoration of a house both financially and through hands-on participation in the home’s construction.
(Club Website: http://www.jhu.edu/habitat/)
JHU Tutorial Project
The Johns Hopkins Tutorial Project is an after-school tutoring program that provides academic support for elementary school students. Through this program, children are paired with Johns Hopkins University students to receive one-on-one help in reading and math. For nine to ten weeks each semester, approximately 100 children come to the Homewood campus twice a week, transported by either the program’s bus or by their families.
(Club Website: http://www.jhu.edu/csc/tutorialproject.shtml)
Margaret Brent Music Program- Coming Soon!
Margaret Brent Music Program (MBMP) is a volunteer-based community service group affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University Center for Social Concern. The aim of MBMP is to mentor and tutor Baltimore-City elementary/middle school students in music and musical instruments.
(Club Website: https://johnshopkins.collegiatelink.net/organization/margaretbrentmusicprogram)
Real Food Hopkins
Real Food Hopkins is a student-run chapter of the national Real Food Challenge movement committed to bringing local, sustainable, humane, and fair food to the Johns Hopkins campus and the surrounding Baltimore area through organizing food advocacy and awareness events, cooperating with the larger food movement, maintaining a sustainable campus garden, promoting community-based learning about food and where it comes from, and donating fresh produce acquired to organizations that feed the local hungry.
(Club Website: https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_150501264993488&ap=1)
Refugee Action Project
The Refugee Action Project seeks to improve the lives of Baltimore’s youngest refugees by supporting their academic needs, and making their acculturation simple and meaningful through volunteer tutoring and on-campus fundraising and awareness initiatives.
(Club Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/55267871629/)
Relay for Life
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
(Club Website: http://www.jhu.edu/Relay/index.html)
Salud is the name of a Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus Initiative for Hispanic/Latino Health. The purpose of our organization is to alleviate the cultural and linguistic barriers that many Hispanics/Latinos in Baltimore encounter when seeking medical care.
(Club Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2201310576/)
SHARE (Supporting Hospitals Abroad with Resources and Equipment)
SHARE at the Johns Hopkins Hospital is a volunteer organization of health professionals, students and community members who retrieve, package, and ship operating room supplies which can no longer be used domestically to hospitals and clinics in the developing world. In addition to providing international medical relief, SHARE benefits the hospital by reducing its solid medical waste. SHARE’s mission is to improve the quality of life for members of marginalized populations in medically underserved areas through the provision of otherwise unattainable medical and surgical supplies in combination with coordinated efforts to eliminate the pervasive health disparities that derive from poverty and intense political discrimination.
(Club Website: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/share)