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Give In-Kind

Paul’s Place depends on the generosity of our in-kind donors to provide our essential programs and services. Volunteer cooks prepare casseroles we serve in our daily Hot Lunch program. Dozens of organizations and hundreds of individuals contribute gently-used clothing, linens, and other household items for distribution through our Clothing Bank.

Paul’s Place has a need for the following items year-round:

  • New Men, Women, and Children Socks (All Sizes)
  • New Men, Women, and Children Underwear (All Sizes)
  • Disposable Double edged Razors
  • Shaving Cream
Reading Glasses
  • Hotel Size Toiletries (especially deodorant)
  • Diapers (Sizes 1-6)
  • Liquid Laundry Detergent
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Windex
Dish Soap

Donations can be delivered to Paul’s Place at 1118 Ward Street in Baltimore weekdays from 8:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Before donating an item not on the list of items needed year-round, please contact Jack Elsnes, Volunteer Coordinator (410-625-0775 x121).

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Paul’s Place relies on volunteers to offer a wide variety of high-quality programs. Volunteers assist with many of our programs including Hot Lunch, Market Place, Nurses’ Clinic, GED classes, and our after-school programs for elementary, middle, and high school students. Volunteers also provide essential support for our fundraising initiatives.

Paul’s Place can accommodate children as young as 8 and groups up to 15 persons. Pre-registration required.

Please sign up to volunteer at If you are organizing a group please go to and fill out Group Volunteer Sign Up at the bottom of the page. 

Special Volunteer Opportunities

Paul’s Place seeks Mentors for our week-day after-school programs for children in grades 1- 12. Mentors build relationships with our children through homework help, educational games, and general conversation. Volunteers must commit to one hour, one day per week, pass a background check, and be comfortable working with children. Mentors are needed Monday through Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; mentors of high school students can volunteer from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Paul’s Place seeks Volunteer RNs for our weekly Nurse’s Clinic when the UM School of Nursing students are not in session (May- August and December- February). RNs offer basic health screenings; medical case management; referrals for medical, substance use, and mental health services; and assistance navigating insurance and health care systems. Nurses must have licensure in Maryland and CPR training. We prefer, but do not require, personal liability insurance. Volunteers are needed on Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; we ask nurses to commit to volunteering at least six times in a year.

Paul’s Place seeks volunteer Tutors to support the teachers of our GED classes by providing additional help with basic math, science, and reading. Tutors are needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. (September- June). Volunteers must be comfortable with basic subjects and with working one-on-one with our guests. Sessions run about 6 weeks at a time throughout the year.

To become a Mentor, Volunteer RN, or Tutor, please contact Jack Elsnes (410-625-0775 121).