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Join the 50-50 Challenge!  
(5 hours a week will get you to 50 by December 20!)

Honor Columbia's 50th birthday by completing 50 hours of service
between now and December 2017. 
Take the pledge.

Immediate Volunteer Needs can be found on the Opportunity Calendar. 

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. 

  • Identify all the ways you can volunteer: attend Volunteering Made Easy. Learn how to use to explore the possibilities. The next session is scheduled for Wednesday, August 16. View the opportunity for details and to register.
  • Looking to lead? Join us for a Volunteer Leader Training, offered several times a year, to learn about organizing and implementing great volunteer projects from start to finish! View the opportunity for details and to register.

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 registration is requested. 


2016-2017 Guide to Giving

  Check out the
  Guide to Giving

  for hundreds of ways
  you can give back
  to our community.
  2017-2018 Requests
  being accepted now!
 Publication date 10/20.


Assisting in times of disaster: VOLUNTEER WISELY

Ellicott City Recovery

Learn more about the Ellicott City recovery effort and volunteer opportunities related to the effort. 


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, a program of the Columbia Association, is a community clearinghouse for volunteerism.



  View Calendar 
  date & time specific 
Check here for
  Urgent Upcoming

  Able to help with
  long-term recovery?


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