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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, July 20th; Saturday, August 6th and Tuesday, September 13th.  View the opportunity for details and to register.
  • Looking to lead? Join us for a Volunteer Leader Training on Monday, June 13th to learn about organizing and implementing great volunteer projects from start to finish! View the opportunity for details and to register.

Prepare for Success

school supply collection
July 8 - August 20

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.  

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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. View the opportunity for more information or to register for sessions scheduled for June 21st and July 20th. 


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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