Get Involved

Explore how to get involved and make a difference within your neighborhood.

To engage in these ways, it is important to first contact your community association, who manages these volunteer opportunities for your neighborhood.

  • Attend community association meetings
  • Community Awareness/ Neighborliness
    • Pass out the community newsletter to your block
    • Coordinate a block party
  • Sanitation
    • Call 311 (or use their phone app or their online tool)
    • Clean up the closest green space
    • Clean up the alley behind your house
    • Participate in neighborhood cleanups
    • Participate in Rat Rub Out
    • Keep your yard clean, greens trimmed low, and trash-free
  • Leadership
    • Be a block liaison for the community association
    • Join the board of the community association
  • Safety
    • Register for an anonymous ID number, called a “Crime Watch Number” for 911 calls for which you are not a victim
    • Join your neighbors for walks, sometimes called Citizens On Patrol
    • Attend the Police Community Council meetings for your police district
    • Call 911 and ask for a Supervisor to contact you if the 911 service you experienced was not satisfactory
    • Visit the firemen who serve your neighborhood
    • Participate in the City’s Operation Crime Watch
  • Civic Engagement
    • Register your neighbors to vote
    • Vote in every election in Baltimore (the Tuesday after the first Monday in November)
    • Share your opinion during community forums, and comment on public plans around transportation, housing, the environment, and many other issues.
    • Document housing and zoning violations and share with your community association and your neighborhood’s inspector
    • Attend Public Government Meetings on behalf of your neighborhood (view the calendar here)
    • Attend a Board of Estimates Meeting, where the City’s fiscal policy is formulated and executed
  • Housing
    • Foreclosure assistance including connections to HUD housing counselors and State and City resources here
  • Greening
    • Build flower pots for the fronts of all the houses on your block
    • Plant flowers with your neighbors
    • Plant a tree in front of your house
  • Disaster Response