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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 Angelica Arias,, to schedule a chat.

We look forward to working with you!

Northwest Community Life Center


Are you an architect passionate about community spaces? The nondenominational New Solid Rock Fellowship Church in Northwest Baltimore is beginning pre-development work on a building addition to house the “Northwest Community Life Center.”

The Church, along with other service providers and community partners, will use the space to meet the educational, cultural, recreational, social, and health maintenance needs of the community.

We are seeking experienced architects and designers who will help them envision their community-based and community-serving multipurpose center. 

Please contact Julia DiMauro at with questions or to express interest.

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. Every year, we celebrate them!

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

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!


“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

Meet some of our amazing volunteers