Come to an open volunteers' meeting
We welcome you to attend one of our monthly open volunteer meetings to learn more about our mission, give us feedback, and see how you can get involved. These meetings take place on the second Sunday of every month at 5pm. Contact Stephanie Murdock to get details about the location of the meeting. SkateparkofBaltimore@gmail.com
Help clean-up Roosevelt Park
From 12pm-2pm on the second Sunday of every month, Friends of the Skatepark gather at the Roosevelt Park skatepark (our future site) to clear the park of trash, debris, and dangerous materials. We especially encourage young skateboarders to join us at clean-ups because they should learn to take responsibility for the park. Adults are also encouraged to join and help us show that the community is involved in the success and safety of the park. In addition to cleaning, we also skate the park, so remember to bring your board! Roosevelt Park skatepark is located behind the Roosevelt Rec Center at 1121 W. 36th street, Baltimore MD 21211.
Sign up to Volunteer
So you want to volunteer with Skatepark of Baltimore- awesome! Our organization is almost entirely run by volunteers, so you can make a big difference and have a lot of fun meeting other cool people. The more volunteers we have, the more money we can raise, and the faster we can get our skatepark. We have an opportunity for everyone, whether you want to volunteer once a month, once a week, once in a while, or something more.
Benefits of Volunteering with SoB
When you volunteer with Skatepark of Baltimore, you’re not just doing something good for the city or for skateboarders- you get a lot of benefits for yourself:
- Meet other cool volunteers and skaters
- Gain resume experience
- Earn community service hours
- Get letters of recommendation for jobs or school
Friend of the Skatepark On the second Sunday of every month, from 12-2pm, Friends of the Skatepark gather at the Roosevelt Park skatepark to clean it up. Duties include picking up trash, maintenance on the skateable sculptures, painting, and other tasks to make the park look great. This is also a great time to skate and to meet other volunteers and skaters! Friends of the Skatepark also monitor the park whenever they go by it, reporting any problems with the appearance of the skatepark to SoB. Sign up today to be a Friend of the Skatepark!Once a week
Skatepark Surveyor- We need volunteers to help us monitor the use of the Roosevelt Skatepark. It is as simple as stopping by Roosevelt Park skatepark regularly and reporting how many people are there. Sign up today for this simple way to make a big contribution.
Data Administrator- A few data administrators are needed to work from home about 2 hours per week to help enter community petition signatures. Without the help of these volunteers, we cannot reach our supporters, so this job is very important. These people also attend occasional Petition Parties- a chance to meet other volunteers and get free food. Please fill out an application today and list experience that demonstrates your ability to be trusted with sensitive information.Once in a while
Graphic designer- Create design ideas for flyers, signs, logos or other promotional material for Skatepark of Baltimore. This is an on-call position, so we will contact you when we have a project to work on. You would be added to a pool of designers, so your design may not always be selected, but you also are not obligated to participate. This is a great way to expand your portfolio and make sure Skatepark of Baltimore sends out awesome, eye-catching material. Sign up to be one of our graphic designers today.
Photographer- Skatepark of Baltimore needs photographers at every event. Add your name to the pool of photographers and get notified when we have awesome events going on. We will also want photographers for special projects like getting footage of skateboarders around Baltimore. You must have your own professional camera. Give us your information so we can contact you when we have a job.
Special Event representative- SOB needs volunteers to collect donations, sell merchandise, raise awareness, and setup/breakdown at many local events throughout the year. Past events include Warped Tour, Dew Tour, Virgin Fest, Artscape, and community festivals. This can give you access to some cool events, and it is a great way to spread your excitement about the skatepark. The VIP spots are reserved for rockstar volunteers, so make sure you help out with smaller events also! Add your name to the list by filling out this form.Internships
(Click on the internship title for a complete description and directions on how to apply)
Research Intern- Skatepark of Baltimore is looking for social science research student to develop and implement study of skateboarding community. He or she will also compile usage data gathered at the Roosevelt Park skatepark.
Sponsorship Intern- Intern will create a program for corporate sponsorship of Skatepark of Baltimore and events.
Fundraising Intern- The fundraising intern will assist the President and Treasurer of the Board in developing and maintaining a successful program for major donors and grassroots donors. This is a perfect opportunity for someone looking to break into non-profit development.
Grantwriting Intern- Intern will be an integral part of Skatepark of Baltimore’s grant-writing team. The team obtains and maintains grant funds for skatepark construction and administrative costs.Special Appointments
Skatepark of Baltimore is also looking for people who want to make a significant commitment to the organization. We are looking for people to help out as email administrator, web administrator, volunteer coordinator, and grant writer. We are also looking for people who want to assist in planning and implementing fundraising campaigns.
These positions require a larger time commitment, dedication to SoB's mission, and the ability to attend meetings with the Board of Directors. Benefits can include resume experience, letters of recommendation, community service hours, and the opportunity to attend professional trainings.
If you are interested in any of these positions or getting more involved in general with the inner workings of Skatepark of Baltimore, please email Volunteer Coordinator Amy Peyrot.