Nicknamed the Charm City, Baltimore is a diverse city with a lot of culture and history to be explored! From historic Fells Point to the infamous Hampden neighborhood, you’ll come to find the uniqueness of the city. The Baltimore community is also fortunate to have a thriving Mercy spirit. The volunteers reside in Lauraville, which is a neighborhood just 5 miles away from downtown. In one of our more spacious housing arrangements, the volunteers live in a vacant rectory with shops and grocery stores within walking distance. Two cars, and options for public transit, make for an easy commute to the service sites, and turns everything in Baltimore to just a short trip away. There will always B’more to discover in this city!
Housing: apartment (vacant rectory)
Transportation: 2 cars and public
Number of Volunteers: 4
Service Site Descriptions
Mercy Medical Center
Mission: To witness God’s healing love for all people by providing excellent clinical and residential services within a community of compassionate care.
Mercy Medical Center is a community hospital located in downtown Baltimore where a diverse population is served. The campus includes a state-of-the-art, 300-bed patient tower for the many poor and marginalized residents of Baltimore City. Mercy Medical Center is one of the few hospitals in the nation with a Magnet designation. A volunteer is needed as a nurse to work with a team of nurses in the Medical/Surgical Unit. Another volunteer is needed as an occupational therapist to assist patients in regaining function with activities of daily living, occupational requirements, fine motor abilities and cognitive/perceptual skills.
Skills: Healthcare, Social Services, Nurse, Specialty Health Services
St. Francis of Assisi Church and School
Mission: To proclaim the message of Jesus to the total community, ministering in love and justice to all of God’s people; to form children for a life of scholarship, spirituality, and service.
St. Francis of Assisi is a Catholic church and school that serves Northeast Baltimore. A hallmark of the parish has been its commitment to social justice. A volunteer is needed as a social justice coordinator, coordinating social justice ministry in both the school and the parish through community outreach, parish activities, and the school’s curriculum.
Mission: To provide a comprehensive range of housing and health services for the elderly, sick, injured and the dying.
Stella Maris provides the following services to the aged, infirm, and terminally ill persons: independent living housing units, subacute/rehabilitation, medical day care, and personal care services. Two volunteers are needed at this site. One volunteer will work as an activities coordinator in the long-term care and independent living units. Another volunteer is needed to be a registered nurse in the long term care and/or rehab and recovery areas.
Mercy High School
Mission: To provide a rigorous education marked by academic excellence and personal attention.
Mercy High School is a private Catholic, college preparatory school for young women of diverse backgrounds from across central Maryland. Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy creates an environment where young women form habits of lifelong inquiry, critical thinking and courageous action in a global society. In the tradition of Catherine McAuley, the founder of the Sisters of Mercy, students reflect a commitment to hospitality, service, justice, and compassion. A volunteer is needed to serve as a tutor in the Math Center, as well as participate in service experiences and enter data for reports and studies.