Thank You AOL Volunteers



Every year AOL sets up a global volunteer day called Monster Help Day, in which AOL employees take time outside of the office hours, to help their local community. This year Digital Harbor Foundation was honored to be one out of 68 global partners for Monster Help Day 2015.

This was our third year partnering with AOL for Monster Help Day and we were seeking help with a few in-house improvements for our Tech Center. The AOL volunteers were eager and friendly and, in just a few hours, completed many projects to bring more polish to our space.

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Green Screen Wall – This was a project our Mini Makers (and Staff!) are really excited about! The green screen wall will be used for our upcoming Film Maker Maker Camp. (PS: We still have spots available in our Film Maker Maker Camp session for 3-5th grade!)

Youth Bulletin Board – We have been in need of a bulletin board to share information about upcoming workshops and opportunities to all our youth and families. AOL Volunteers helped install and decorate the Youth Bulletin Board.

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Community Bulletin Board – We are always excited to learn about new events and opportunities in the Baltimore City Community. Now, we are even more excited to have a bulletin board to help promote new events and share information with our youth and families.

Director’s Office – When the Tech Center made its transformation from Rec to Tech, we needed an office space that was closed off from other rooms, so we had to make our own wall to split one giant room into two. That was about 2 years ago and that wall still needed some TLC. AOL volunteers helped spackle and finish the wall in the Director’s Office, it looks amazing and has made the room look more finished.


Lego Interactive Wall – The Tech Center gets lots of visitors of all ages, and we have been dreaming of an interactive Lego Wall for a long time. Our awesome volunteers helped bring this dream into its first version of reality! Come visit to check out our Lego Wall and create a design of your own!

A giant Thank You to all the AOL Volunteers for taking the time to help us on Monster Help Day. It is always a pleasure to work with you each year and we look forward to the next opportunity!

Seeking Volunteer Guest Speakers

Are you interested in getting involved at the DHF Tech Center and helping youth? Do you have a career in a technology field? If the answer to both of these questions is YES, then this message is for you!

One of our goals at DHF is to create an environment that inspires youth to make and explore their interest in tech-related fields, and while providing them with the environment to learn new skills is one of the things we do, it is always important for them to see how those skills contribute to their future.

We are currently seeking community members who have careers in technology fields to volunteer as Guest Speakers in our Career Series. The goal of this series is to highlight possible careers and opportunities that youth may pursue in technology fields. Volunteers will be asked to talk with our youth participants about their technology careers and the pathways that lead them to those careers.

Belinda & Terry Kilby of Elevated Element talk with youth about their Aerial Photography.

We ask that Guest Speakers plan to spend between 1-2 hours engaged in a casual conversation with our youth (ages 11-18) during the times of our after-school program, 4-6pm.

Fields of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Graphic Design
  • Programming
  • Engineering
  • Digital Fabrication
  • Web Development
  • Game Development
  • Software Development

Email for more information or register as a volunteer here. We hope to see you soon!