Volunteering Untapped is a nonprofit dedicated to giving young professionals the opportunity to participate in rewarding and impactful experiences that help forge a future passion for volunteering.
The concept is simple: Volunteers gather at a different nonprofit organization in Baltimore on the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and then spend the afternoon at a local restaurant for food, drinks, networking and fun.
“Volunteering Untapped was born out of the realization that young professionals in Baltimore want to give back to their community,” said Founder and Executive Director, Seth Franz. “They simply don’t know the best way to get involved. We solve that problem and solve that problem for scores of nonprofits as well.”
Volunteering Untapped estimates that it has put 13,000 hours of community services into Baltimore since 2014, translating into over $350,000 of volunteer dollars.
Franz said his organization is proud of the volunteer dollars that they’ve brought to the city, but they are even more proud of all of the people that they have helped connect to nonprofits throughout the region, especially since the volunteers lend their support outside of the Volunteering Untapped structure.
And the idea is so good that it’s catching on. The Volunteering untapped model now has two new chapters—one in Chicago and one in Philadelphia.