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Can Volunteering Actually Help Your Career Prospects?

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Volunteering isn’t just a great way to improve your community. It can also help build up your resume.

People often think of volunteering as a wholly selfless pursuit, trying to benefit the community around you as a means of pursuing good deeds. While the humanitarian reasons behind volunteering are certainly just as important as any other cause, it’s not the only motivator for getting involved in volunteer work. Volunteering can actually be a huge addition to your resume and help your career prospects in a few other ways. If you were looking for even more motivation to get started with volunteering, consider what it could do for your professional life.


4 Tips for Starting Volunteer Work

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Interested in doing some volunteer work? Great! Here are some tips from us to you.

If you’ve decided to make regular volunteer work an essential part of your 2018 schedule, that’s a great first step. The aid you give to your community will benefit you, individuals who need it, and the entirety of your locality. The problem is, sometimes volunteers get overwhelmed by the whole process and begin to lose interest as a result—there are so many organizations to choose from and it can all be a lot for a newcomer.


Why Volunteer?

Friday, January 1st, 2016
Volunteer for Irvington

Volunteering unites people from all backgrounds to work towards a common goal for the greater good of humanity.

No matter where you live or what your circumstances are, you could likely benefit from volunteering in your community. Everybody needs a little help sometimes, and My Brother’s Keeper aims to provide quality services to Baltimore residents in the Irvington community and beyond. We couldn’t do that without the help of our generous volunteers. What’s in it for you, you may ask? Probably more than you were expecting.

Volunteer in Baltimore This Holiday Season

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Volunteer to help serve hot meals to hungry people in Baltimore

The holidays in Baltimore can be a cheerful and joyous time for those fortunate enough to have their health, home and means to eat. But for the homeless and financially depressed communities in Baltimore, the holidays can be a disappointing and rather hungry time. To experience success serving the Irvington community, My Brother’s Keeper relies heavily on our generous volunteers. This holiday season, we encourage you to compassionately join our efforts and experience a greater sense of meaning. How can you help?


Giving Thanks?

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Giving thanks appealAs we once again approach the Thanksgiving season, we truly give thanks that this past year, through the grace of God’s love, we have once again been able to make a significant, positive impact in the lives of so many members within Irvington’s marginalized community.

As always, none of this could be possible without the dedicated volunteers who give so much of themselves — and to those who provide the many in-kind and monetary donations to help us fulfill our mission.

This past spring, we all saw frustration erupt from within our minority communities here in Baltimore, revealing just some of the many social challenges we continue to face in our beloved city.

On the bright side, those events served only to steel our determination here at My Brother’s Keeper to redouble our efforts in showing God’s love and mercy by meeting the needs of the marginalized members of our community.

We ask you to ponder this Thanksgiving season the blessings God has bestowed upon you this past year, and we ask you to give strong consideration as to whether you might be able to say thank you by helping us achieve the goals of food security, access to somatic and mental healthcare; employment for all and changing education outcomes for children in the Irvington community.

We list several ways you can assist under the How You Can Help tab on our website’s homepage — from volunteering, to in-kind contributions, to making a financial donation.

We urge you, particularly in this year of 2015, to show the compassion we know exists here in Baltimore. More now than ever, this is the time to show that Baltimore cares for its own.

Thank you, and May God bless you and yours this Thanksgiving.

You can find out more about our services, including hot meals, employment assistance, health services and youth programs, by calling MBK today at 410-644-3194. You can also follow our official MBK page on Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook, to stay up to date on our center’s progress and upcoming events in the community.

The Neighborhood of Irvington- Why We Help

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014


Volunteer for Irvington


At My Brother’s Keeper, we have focused our efforts in the Irvington community within Baltimore City. We offer the residents of Irvington a number of different social services to help them better themselves and develop a positive outlook on life. To have a better idea of the area that we strive to help, here are some Irvington facts, provided by City-Data:

  • The Irvington neighborhood is located in the Southwest District of Baltimore.
  • The neighborhood sits between the Gwynns Falls and Yale Heights neighborhoods.
  • The population of Irvington is over 5,570.
  • 53.1% of the total households in Irvington are families.
  • 10.9% of the total households are couples who are married with children.
  • 19.7% of the total households are single mothers with children.
  • Nearly 40% of the Irvington population has not received an education over a high school level.
  • Over 850 houses in the Irvington area were built during the year of 1939 or sooner.


While the numbers may not seem that serious to some, My Brother’s Keeper knows how serious the situation is in Irvington. The residents are unable to benefit themselves because of the restrictions put on them by their living situations. The job market is scarce at best in the neighborhood, preventing those who don’t have means of transportation from getting a job. Without a job, some residents are faced with the struggle to make ends meet. Old home require serious upkeep and rehabilitation that some residents are unable to keep up with. As the neighborhood continues to head in a downwards spiral, the youth in the area is surrounded by negative influences, making it hard for them to rise above the adversity they are faced with.

My Brother’s Keeper focuses on helping the residents of Irvington to better themselves while helping the youth of Irvington realize their full potential. We offer a number of services from medical assistance to youth programs. Some of the social services My Brother’s Keeper offers the residents of Irvington include:

  • Counseling
  • Eviction Intervention
  • Financial Management
  • Addiction Treatment Referrals
  • Medical Co-Payments


Our youth programs tend to focus on children ranging from age 11 to age 19. We have several programs designed to focus on specific age groups to better help the children of Irvington. These programs include:

  • Circle of Dreamers
  • SAFE House
  • Youth Leadership Team
  • APEX


Want to learn how you can help the community of Irvington? Visit the My Brother’s Keeper website today to learn how you can donate and volunteer. You can also call us today at 410-644-3194.

Follow the official page of My Brother’s Keeper today on Google+, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.





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