Posts Tagged ‘ volunteering ’

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.


How Can You Become More Involved With Your Community?

Friday, March 30th, 2018

Trying to be more involved with your local community? There are a few steps you can take.

Being an active proponent of your community can go a long way in making you feel better about where you live. Learning to work alongside your neighbors towards a common goal—or just doing the small, day-to-day things that contribute as well—makes your area much more enjoyable to be a part of. If you’ve moved to a new neighborhood or are just trying to come up with ways to approach your old community, it can be difficult to find a good starting point.  


What Does Spring Cleaning Mean For Your Community?

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Spring cleaning is a fantastic time to freshen up your home and give back to your community.

While the weather we’ve been having lately may lead you to believe otherwise, spring is finally here! We tend to think of spring as a time for rejuvenation and freshness, which comes as no surprise considering how often we associate spring with the concept of spring cleaning. Spring cleaning is a fantastic way to take stock of what you have in your home and clean out everything that has become unnecessary, but it’s also a great time to give back to your community and redistribute the resources you have but don’t really need.


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.


How Can You Help the Homeless This Winter?

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

This winter, consider how the weather might impact the homeless—and how you can make a difference.

We’ve gone over what winter risks are the most prominent to our friends dealing with homelessness before, but we haven’t talked much about what the rest of us can do. From hypothermia to frostbite, the homeless are certainly dealing with enough issues on their plate this winter. If you’re concerned about what you can do while the weather is cold, take these tips from us at My Brother’s Keeper to heart.


Why Volunteering May Be the Perfect New Year’s Resolution

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Looking to set a life changing New Year’s resolution? Volunteering may be a great option for you!

We’ve finally entered 2018—and we all know what that means! Now’s the time to start setting some resolutions and trying to improve your life. It’s a good time to look back at how you spent the last year, what you did, and what you wish you had done. If you’ve ever considered volunteering, there’s no time like the present to get started giving back to your community.


Showing Thanks by Volunteering This Holiday Season

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving from us at MBK! Consider donating or volunteering this holiday season.

Thanksgiving is nearly upon us and that means it’s time to take account of all the blessings you have in your life and reflect on how lucky you are to have those things. It’s also the perfect time of year to think about ways you can give back to the world; what can you do to benefit your community? Volunteering in Baltimore may just be the best way to do that. Let’s take a look at some of the problems Baltimore is facing and what you can do to help.


Baltimore Ceasefire Seeks to Slow Violence

Friday, August 11th, 2017
Baltimore Ceasefire

Baltimore has a problem with violence and the organizers at Baltimore Ceasefire are attempting to alleviate that.

This past weekend, organizers of a 72-hour Baltimore Ceasefire initiative took to the streets to march, pray, and heal with other residents of Baltimore City. Their goal was to slow the pace of violence in their community and encouraged residents of Baltimore to go one full weekend without anyone getting murdered. The participants of Baltimore Ceasefire are deeply invested in the well-being of their city and bringing us all together for a more unified sense of community. They aren’t unrealistic about their goals–they know their initiative may not instantly stop murders in Baltimore, but it can certainly help to alleviate some of the violence embedded in our town.


The Feel-Good Effect of Volunteering in Baltimore

Friday, March 10th, 2017
Volunteering in Baltimore is a meaningful act that holds benefits for both parties involved.

Volunteering in Baltimore is a meaningful act that holds benefits for both parties involved.

Volunteering your time and efforts isn’t just about the party in need. Helping other people feels good and can benefit the human body and brain in ways most people don’t consider. Let’s discuss why volunteering in Baltimore is a great option if you are looking for an activity with meaningful benefits. (more…)

Bring Your Baltimore Community Together to Show Some Love

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Show your love for your Baltimore community through volunteering, fundraising, and charitable giving! Photo: Baltimore Love Project

Valentine’s Day is coming up and during this time of year people often think of ways to show their love to their significant other, friends, or family members. At My Brother’s Keeper, we believe that showing love and gratitude to the people in your community can be one of the most rewarding gifts of all. Let’s discuss how you can bring your Baltimore community together this February and every month moving forward in an effort to make a difference. (more…)

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