Goucher College has a long history of civic engagement - on campus, in Baltimore, and across the world - a history continually revisited by our students and their commitment to volunteerism and community connection. Goucher students embrace the idea "think globally, act locally," and, to that end, we o˜ffer them many opportunities to participate actively in the local Baltimore community.

Baltimore Child Abuse Center

Volunteering with children and families receiving services from the Baltimore Child Abuse Center (Goucher Hillel)

Barclay Gardening Club

Urban gardening and volunteering with elementary and middle school students in Barclay's school garden (community service)

Barclay Middle School

Mentoring and enrichment programs for seventh-grade students (community service)


Theatre-based literacy program for elementary-age students (community-based learning)

Homework help, reading and math tutoring, and enrichment programs for elementary-age students (community service, eligible for Federal Work-Study Program)

Futuro Latino Learning Center at Goucher College

ESL courses, computer literacy courses, Spanish-English conversation courses for adults, and a cultural enrichment program for children (community-based learning)

Goucher Scholars Tutoring Program

Reading and math tutoring for elementary-age students (community service, eligible for Federal Work-Study Program)

Habitat for Humanity (Sandtown-Winchester)

Construction, cleaning, and community development (community service)

Hampden Family Center

Homework help, tutoring, and enrichment programming for elementary-age students (community service)


Literacy program for elementary-age students (community-based learning)

Talmar Gardens & Horticultural Therapy Center

Horticulture therapy, volunteering in the garden or greenhouse, or providing administrative support (community-based learning)

The Intersection

Mentoring with high school students to develop leadership and civic engagement (community service; limited spots available)

Upward Bound

Academic tutoring for college-bound high school students (community service)

* There are additional volunteer opportunities available through community-based learning courses and in the Academic Catalogue.