Volunteer Work

In addition to completing internships, humanities scholars’ also volunteer at different programs and institutions. Some examples of the humanities scholars’ volunteer work include:

Ava McCormick (class ’25)

  • Fall 2022-present, Esperanza Center. Ava will be participating as a teacher in the adult ESOL program, helping people from various backgrounds learn English.

Avnee Sharma (class ’23)

  • Summer 2022, Laurel Historical Society. Counted, analyzed, sorted, and scanned postcards received by Laurel, MD residents over the last century into the PastPerfect Database system. Assisted with elementary aged summer camps.

Clair Volkening (class ’23)

  • Fall 2019-present, New Friends of Yours club member: NFY strives to connect UMBC students to local senior living centers and nursing homes in the Catonsville/Baltimore area, and support them through in person activities.

Lexi Smith (class ’23)

  • Spring 2021, Lori’s Hands Community Health and Service Learning. Lexi will be assisting with interviewing and editing duties on an upcoming podcast project aiming to create five-episodes about the lives and stories of Lori’s Hands clients, all of whom are living with chronic illness in Baltimore.
  • Fall 2019 to Spring 2020, Reading Partners, Baltimore. Lexi served as a tutor and worked with students at Lakeland Elementary’s branch of Reading Partners. Reading Partners offers free tutoring to elementary school students struggling in reading.