Volunteer Opportunities

Humanitarian Committee Events



          Extra Life 2017

          What is Extra Life?

          Extra Life is a 24-hour gaming marathon to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN)

          Skyline will be hosting a 24-hour video gaming marathon in Chesapeake A/B AND children’s board games from 2pm – 6pm in Severn and Patapsco Conference Rm along with various tournaments.

          Prizes up for grabs:

          Nintendo Switch, AstroA40 Headset, Echo Dot, Newegg Gift Card & MORE!!!

          *The top prizes will go to the individual with the most money raised on Extra Life Skyline Team Page

          When:

          Game Day 2017 is Saturday, November 4th Starting at 10:00am – Sunday, November 5th at 10:00am

          Where:

          Skyline HQ, 6956-F Aviation Boulevard

          Why:

          All the money you raise for Extra Life 2017 will go directly to unrestricted funds for the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

          Who is invited?

          Friends and family of Skyline.  Children under the age of 12 are welcome to participate from 2pm-6pm with parent or volunteer chaperone.

          Admission Fees:

          Adults= $20 Donation

          Kids 12 & Under = $10 Donation

          FREE FOOD (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be provided)

          How do I get involved:

          1. Sign up as a participant and/or volunteer for Game Day on November 4th.  Click here to join Skyline’s Extra Life 2017 event.
          2. Join the Team Skyline at extra-life.org and begin raising funds through friends, family and social media.  Click here to join Team Skyline.
          3. Come out on November 4th and help your community in a fun way by playing your favorite video games, sponsoring a friend or simply donating.

           

          Questions? Please contact Nick Caleo @ ncaleo@skylinenet.net



           

          PAUL'S PLACE 2017 HUFF & PUFF 5K

          About This Activity    Be sure to enter SKYLINE2017 under the "Promotional Code"

          Please join the Rising Leaders in supporting Paul’s Place on November 11th for our 2017 Huff & Puff 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk! Paul’s Place is a catalyst and leader for change, improving the quality of life in the Southwest Baltimore communities. Paul’s Place provides programs, services, and support that strengthen individuals and families, fostering hope, personal dignity and growth.

          Event details and schedule

          Please join us in supporting Paul’s Place on November 11 for the 3rd Annual Huff & Puff 5K and newly added 1 Mile Run/Walk!

          While the big, bad wolf may blow houses down, Paul’s Place has been working in Southwest Baltimore for 35 years to help rebuild individuals, families and our communities. Paul’s Place provides programs, services and support that strengthen individuals and families, fostering hope, personal dignity and growth. Your participation helps raise funds to support over 3,500 individuals and families that access Paul’s Place services each year.

          https://www.active.com/baltimore-md/running/distance-running-races/paul-s-place-huff-and-puff-5k-and-1-mile-run-walk-2017



           

          CHILI COOK OFF

          Drop off Chili 8 am - 11am, Tasting at 11:30 am - 1 pm, Judging and Prizes awarded at 1 pm, Clean up at 1:30 pm

          Where:  The Great Room and the Expansion Kitchen at the Skyline Headquarters @ Aviation Blvd.

          Who:  All are invited to participate, eat and enjoy

          Why:  For the fun of it 

          Prepare a crock pot of tantalizing chili to be judged in the following categories:

          Spiciest Chili

          Traditional Chili

          I can't believe it's chili Chili

          Vegetarian Chili

          People's choice

          Attendees are invited to taste test the variety of chili's and then choose their favorite.

           A "People's Choice" award will go to the chili with the most votes.

          PRIZES will be awarded!

          Sign up if you would like to

          Enter your crock pot of chili into the contest

          or

          Donate a dessert

           To enjoy a bowl of chili and vote in the "People's Choice" award, a donation of $5 would be appreciated.  The funds will be used towards a new headrest for Bob Estabrook's wheelchair.

          Thank you and let's have some fun!

          Please direct questions, ideas and comments to Stephen Shelley (sshelley@skylinenet.net) or Kendra Collier (kcollier@skylinenet.net).

          Date: 10/31/2017 (Tue.)

          Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm EDT

          Location: Kitchen at Aviation Blvd.



           


          BELLO MACHRE

          Gardening at the Madary Home – Sign Up

          What: spreading mulch.

          Get out of the office and help out this amazing organization.

          When: October 26th 8:00AM-12:00PM

          Where: 2 Madary Road, Severna Park, MD

           



          SALVATION ARMY BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB

          Volunteers needed to: Help with homework, play board games, video games or basketball. If enough Skyline staff come, there will be a KICKBALL GAME - the kids vs Skyline. Who doesn't love kickball!!!

          DateMon - Fri 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT

          Where: 511 Crain Hwy S., Glen Burnie, MD 21061

          (see Julius White for details, jwhite1@skylinenet.net)

           



          OPERATION WELCOME HOME

          Since March 2007, Operation Welcome Home (Maryland) greets Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guard service members returning from overseas.  Volunteers help decorate the lobby with patriotic signs and banners.  They also package “goodie bags” for the troops, many of whom are hungry, thirsty, and tired from their travels and will be waiting on a connecting flight. When the troops arrive through the doors of the International Arrival terminal, we shower them with praise, cheering them on, hugging them, offering them a “goodie bag,” and thanking them for their service.

          We invite you to come on out to the International terminal at BWI and help us welcome them home! 

          Please consider volunteering in this event Tuesday.  

          Where?  BWI Airport, International Terminal

          When?  approximately 1 -3 pm although it will depend upon flight times, delays, etc...

          What to bring?  Just your smiles and gratitude!;  Future plans to bring snacks, drinks and thank you cards.

          A member from the Humanitarian Committee will call the hotline prior to leaving for the airport and will contact you if the flight has been delayed or changed.  The hotline number is:  (410) 630-1555 if you prefer to check yourself.

          For more information, please see 

          http://www.operationwelcomehomemd.org/about/

          THANK YOU!

           



          MARYLAND FOOD BANK

          We will no longer use a signupgenius for our volunteer efforts at the Maryland Food Bank.

          The Maryland Food Bank has created a personalized Skyline link for anyone in the company to pick a day to volunteer. http://skylinenetworkengineers.mdfoodbank.volunteerhub.com/events/index

          If you would like to sign up with friends or family outside of office hours, here is their generic link to pick a day to volunteer. https://www.mdfoodbank.org/volunteer/

          When:  The 1st Wednesday or 3rd Friday of each month

          What: Volunteer in the Warehouse or Kitchen to join in leading the movement and nurturing the belief that together we can improve the lives of Marylanders by ending hunger.

          Where: 2200 Halethorpe Farms Road, Halethorpe, MD 21227

           



          JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT BIZTOWN®

          Fourth and fifth graders may not be old enough to drive, work, vote, or be the boss. But that doesn't stop them from operating a radio station, insurance company, distribution center, or restaurant; or from conducting bank business or voting for mayor. They do all this and more at JA BizTown, a 10,000 square foot "city," complete with its own micro-economy. In the classroom, teachers lead pre-visit lessons on budgeting, careers, and business operations.

          Responsibilities:  On JA BizTown visit day, one to two business volunteers are assigned to each JA BizTown shop and guide students as they put their classroom learning into practice by running and working in a JA BizTown business.

          Typical time commitment is 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. BizTown welcomes individual volunteers, as well as corporate or parent teams.

          Location:   10711 Red Run Blvd., Suite 110 Owings Mills, MD  21117

          Online volunteer training is required prior to volunteering but DON’T WORRY, it’s quick and easy!  http://jamaryland.org/programs/ja-biztown-volunteer-training

          Skyline had committed to providing at least 5 volunteers on March 2nd, April 4th and May 26th

          For more information, see https://jamaryland.org/programs/ja-biztown

          Junior Achievement of Central Maryland is part of the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future and make smart academic and economic choices.  These K-12 programs provide relevant, hands-on experiences in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.  Junior Achievement of Central Maryland reaches more than 40,000 total students in 12 Maryland counties each year.

           



          THE BOOK THING OF BALTIMORE, INC.

          2017 Schedule coming soon!!!

           



          SARAH'S HOUSE

          Sarah's House is a supportive housing program for homeless families in Anne Arundel County.

          Serve lunch

          When:  Four Thursday's throughout the year, February 9, April 13, September 14, November 9, 11:30AM-1:00PM.

          What: Help by serving lunch to the residents at Sarah's House.

          Where: 2015 20th St, Fort Meade, MD 20755

           



          PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY SANDWICHES FOR "OUR DAILY BREAD"

          Help make sandwiches to support those in need in Baltimore City.

          These sandwiches will be delivered to Our Daily Bread, a Catholic Charity in Baltimore City.

          Where:  Meet in the Skyline HQ kitchen from noon to 1 pm on the following Wednesdays:

          When:  March 8th; April 12th; May 10th; June 7th; July 19th; August 9th; September 13th; October 11th; November 8th and December 13th.

           



          OAKLEIGH PET CEMETERY

          Skyline will team up with the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland for our 2017 Spring efforts!!!

           



          Additional Volunteer Opportunities



          WARRIOR CANINE CONNECTION (aka Puppy Petting!)

          Warrior Canine Connection enlists recovering Warriors in a therapeutic mission of learning to train service dogs for their fellow Veterans.

          Please visit the site:  www.warriorcanineconnection.org

          Fill out a Volunteer Application:  https://www.z2systems.com/np/clients/warriorcanine/survey.jsp?surveyId=1&

          Watch the Puppy Cam:  http://explore.org/live-cams/player/service-puppy-cam

          Get out there and pet some puppies!

           



          HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF THE CHESAPEAKE - ReSTORE

          To sign up chesapeakerestore.org

          ReStore's mission:

          "Seeking to put God's love into action."

          "Our mission is to generate income that enables Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake to create affordable homeownership opportunities in Central Maryland.  By providing quality products at affordable prices, we are simultaneously preserving our environment by keeping reusable items out of our landfills.  100% of profits support Habitat's Mission."

          Here's a great volunteer opportunity for all types of Skyline individuals!

          People person?  You could help with customer service!

          Handy?  Perhaps you could help with displays or shelving or repairing items!

          Strong?  You would be great helping with pickups!

          Location: Glen Burnie ReStore 711 E. Ordinance Road Glen Burnie, MD 21226

           



          ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY VOLUNTEER CENTER

          The Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center refers over 4,000 potential volunteers to 360+ agencies.  These volunteers added nearly $2 million of service value to the community in volunteer time.  

          If you would like to find additional volunteer opportunities within Anne Arundel County, please visit:

          http://www.aacvc.org/

          Register your skills with the Volunteer Center and they will match you with an Agency that can effectively employ those skills!

          Find Family Volunteer Opportunities too!

           



          CURE SEARCH - ANNAPOLIS

          CureSearch raises funds for children's cancer research to ensure that more children have access to life-saving treatments today and into the future. The CureSearch Walk is a family friendly event that honors all those affected by childhood cancer while raising funds for children's cancer research and treatment.

          Get involved: http://curesearch.org/?gclid=CP6F7K3QqNECFZVWDQodxTALiQ