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Ellicott City Recovery, Rebuilding Volunteer Needs 

Limited opportunities at this time (10/20/16).

Current Volunteer Opportunities related to Ellicott City Flood Recovery

Looking for experienced volunteers with skills in Case Work/Management or Disaster and Construction Assessment.  Click here to Express Interest.

Planning continues for recovery and re-building activities. Time is being taken mitigate future situations.

Please consider volunteer opportunities with partner organizations that impact hunger, homelessness, health and wellness in our community. (Use as keyword(s) in search box.)

The community's willingness to help is sincerely appreciated.
(Check the calendar for date & time specific opportunities.)

Safety remains critical.
Assessments and controls are ongoing. Recovery efforts can and will take months.

DO NOT SELF DEPLOY for your safety and the safety of others. Too much of a good thing can be overwhelming.
Continue to follow the Instructions of Local Authorities & Volunteer Leaders.

In order to be ready to serve when re-building opportunities are posted:

-Register (or update your registration) as a volunteer 
-Check willingness to serve in a disaster (Demographic & Volunteer Options)
-Complete your skills profile AND indicate that you will accept invitations.
-Check opportunities of other community organizations who are supporting those in need and the environment.

Learn more and check for opportunities

Disaster Assistance Center and Resource Information

OCTOBER is National Cyber Security Month - take time to update and review your passwords and on-line presense. Perform needed backups.

Attention Volunteers: 

  • Looking for a way to volunteer? You're in the right place. Click on the Find An Opportunity link above to view our current volunteer opportunities. From that page you can filter the search results based on location, key word, issue, skills, age range, availability or other criteria. Click on the Opportunity Calendar link to view date & time specific opportunities in a calendar view. 

  • Indentify all the ways you can volunteer: attend Volunteering Made Easy. Learn how to use to explore the possibilities. Sessions scheduled for Wednesday, October 12th and Thursday, November 10th.  View the opportunity for details and to register.
  • Looking to lead? Join us for a Volunteer Leader Training on Thurday, November 17th to learn about organizing and implementing great volunteer projects from start to finish! View the opportunity for details and to register.

Prepare for Success

Thank you for your part in helping students achieve.

Prepare for Success is a school-supply drive created to ensure that Howard County students head back to school with the tools they need to succeed. Donations are currently being accepted at locations throughout Howard County.  

For more information visit or


Attention Organizations:

To get the most from your partner status New Partner Staff Orientations. Offered once a month, learn how to optimize the use of to increase visibility, recruit more volunteers and identify skilled volunteers. Sessions are free, but regsitration is requested. 


2015-2016 Guide to Giving

Check out the Guide to Giving for hundreds of ways you can give back to our community this holiday season and beyond.

Non-profit organizations - submit your entries for the 2016-2017 guide now. 




We're glad you've stopped by to discover how you can make a difference by volunteering here in Howard County, Maryland!

The Volunteer Center Serving Howard County is a program of the Columbia Association.

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needs transportation?

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