The backbone of the SPAN organization is the volunteers; they are the heart of SPAN. They interview our clients and provide assistance, pick up donated food in the community, stock our pantry shelves, assist with special programs, and serve on various SPAN committees including the Board of Directors. SPAN volunteers are women and men of all ages and backgrounds, who bring with them various strengths and talents. Some are new to SPAN and some have been volunteering for over 20 years. One thing they all have in common is they are compassionate, caring individuals with a genuine concern for SPAN clients, despite sometimes overwhelming challenges.
We have many opportunities to volunteer for SPAN, including Interviewers (work directly with the clients), Pantry Workers (they keep our food pantry well stocked) and Board of Directors (Represent our Church Partners). If you would like to part of this elite team, Please call our office at 410-647-0889 or email us at SPANhelps@yahoo.com and put "volunteer" in the subject field to get further information.
Although we cannot put a value to our volunteers, with approximately 3,800 annual volunteer hours, the corporate value of our volunteer per hours (in Maryland) is almost $90,000.