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Use your design skills and support community-led change.

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We partner with passionate professionals on exciting projects.

Our volunteers come from a range of backgrounds. If you want to support NDC’s work and have experience in the below disciplines (or something related), we’d love to collaborate.

  • Architecture

  • Urban Planning

  • Interior Design

  • Landscape Architecture

  • Historic Preservation

  • Community Organizing

  • Community Design

  • Stormwater Design

  • Social Design

  • Graphic Design

  • Photography

There’s an amazing symbiotic relationship between our volunteers and community members. The local designers and experts who dedicate their talents to community projects learn from the community about the area’s needs and challenges, while residents get exposed to key design and implementation processes. Volunteers report their experience to be engaging and enriching!

Johnny Macon, Former NDC Staff and Sarah Hope, NDC Volunteer and Former Board Member share project work.

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Volunteer Opportunities

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Prince George's County

Thanks for your interest in volunteering with NDC. We are currently scoping projects and getting them ready for volunteers. If you are new to volunteering with NDC, please reach out to Sophie Morley,, or Allie O'Neill,, to schedule a chat.

We look forward to working with you!

Arch Social Community Network Museum & Café


Are you interested in West Baltimore history and retail district revitalization? The Arch Social Community Network, nonprofit arm of the Arch Social Club, recently purchased adjoining properties along Pennsylvania Avenue in the Black Arts and Entertainment District.  The group aims to host a community museum, cafe, and office space in the buildings. The structures were originally owned by famous jazz performer Cab Calloway. The museum will share the history of the Calloway family as well that of old West Baltimore. We are looking for experienced architects and interior designers with an interest in community development, retail, and exhibition design to join these efforts.

Please email Katryna Carter, with questions or to express your interest in the project.


“Working with NDC has taught me to listen to every unique voice in a design process and to always include those voices in design decisions.”

Carol Currotto, Interior Designer

“NDC provided me with an opportunity to work on a project with community stakeholders. I’ve always believed that to have a better understanding of where you are working, you need to go to those communities and talk with the residents.”

Jasmine Forbes, City & Regional Planner


NDC’s annual awards honor the many dedicated volunteers, community partners, and local leaders who make our places great.

Put simply, NDC wouldn’t exist without the dedication of our amazing volunteers and community partners. Do you know a great member of the NDC family who deserves extra recognition? Nominate them! Tell us who you’d like to see celebrated or peruse our past awardees.