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Green Vacant Lots with the Community Lot Team

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Civic Works

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 100 people are interested
We work in the rain!

Get outside! Join our Community Lot Team as they transform abandoned lots into beautiful community gardens and green spaces. Volunteers are needed to help with gardening and landscape work. Tasks may include picking up litter, cutting down weeds, installing walkways, creating garden beds, and planting trees. Research suggests that cleaning neglected lots not only improves the appearance of the area, it also makes the neighborhood safer and healthier. No experience is necessary to volunteer with us. All work is outdoors, and most work is physically demanding. Due to safety issues on some of our lots, we encourage our volunteers to be 14+.


  • Groups are welcome to schedule service days Wednesdays or Thursdays for 3 or 4 hours between 9am and12pm.We can take up to 15 people and as few as you want! Apply here or email blee@civicworks.com.
  • Individual volunteers can join us on any Wednesday or Thursday or the 3rd Saturday of the month from 9-12. The locations vary according to what lots we are working on. Contact blee@civicworks.com to get on the schedule or apply here. We also often add another Saturday a month.

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About Civic Works


2701 Saint Lo Drive, Baltimore, MD 21213, US

Mission Statement

Civic Works' mission is to strengthen Baltimore’s communities through education, skills development and community service. Civic Works is Baltimore’s urban service corps and an AmeriCorps program. Our key program areas include community improvement, workforce development, education, and green programs. Each year an average of 2,500 volunteer groups and individuals work with us on Civic Works' and local projects to make lasting improvements in Baltimore’s communities.


Civic Works AmeriCorps members tutor and mentor students, create community parks and gardens, help homeowners conserve energy, grow food for low-income residents, rehabilitate abandoned houses, involve families in Baltimore City schools, make homes safer for older adults, and recruit volunteers. Every year, our AmeriCorps members spend a year or a summer in service to Baltimore, and in return, receive a modest living allowance, an education award that can be used for college or vocational school, and the job readiness and life skills needed to secure and maintain employment. Civic Works also trains Baltimore residents for employment in the healthcare and green job industries.

Volunteer! A variety of volunteer opportunities are available for individuals and groups from schools, businesses, congregations, and other organizations. Civic Works’ volunteers help us clean vacant lots and parks, plant trees and flowers, care for community gardens, work at Real Food Farm, research and restore the Historic Clifton Mansion, lead tours at the mansion, provide mock interviews and job skills training for our participants, mentor students, and complete many other important projects.
For more information about how you or your group can volunteer with a Civic Works project, please contact us at jpowell@civicworks.com or 410-366-8533 x 211.



We'll work with your schedule.


2701 St Lo DrBaltimore, MD 21213


  • Landscaping
  • Gardening
  • Visual Arts


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 14
  • 3 hours on a Wed, Thurs or Saturday
  • Ready to have fun and be enthusiastic about giving back to the community.

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