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Upcoming Opportunities


Camp Inclusion is a summer day camp in Howard County designed for students with and without special needs ages 12-21. Every summer, we recruit high school and college aged students looking for volunteer hours & experiences to serve as our camp volunteers. Volunteers must be between the ages of 16 and 21 and experience working with children is preferred but not required. Camp operates the weeks of July 23-27, July 30- Aug 3, Aug 6-10, and Aug 13-17. We require that volunteers dedicate at least 5 days during this time to be considered for a volunteer position, preferably five consecutive days in a given week. Volunteer training will be held on Friday, July 20th. Camp Inclusion Volunteer Information and Application

Glenwood, MD

8/14/18 8:00 AM +more

Summer Book Club Volunteers

Students at all three of our community centers will be reading a variety of books this summer, and volunteers are needed to help lead discussions with small groups of students! Volunteers are asked to commit to the entirety of the program at their chosen site (missing 1 or 2 dates, with notice, is okay - we know people have vacations and other summer plans!). All Book Clubs will be starting the week of July 2nd and will continue into mid-August. Book Clubs: The Park House (200 S. Linwood Ave, 21224): Tuesdays, from 10:00-11:00am Thursdays, from 9:00-10:00am The POWER House (316 S. Caroline St, 21231): Mondays, from 10:00-11:00am Wednesdays, from 10:00-11:00am The UA House at Fayette (1100 E. Fayette St, 21202): Mondays, from 9:30-10:00am Tuesdays, from 9:30-10:00am Wednesdays, from 9:30-10:00am Thursdays, from 9:30-10:00am To sign-up or view event dates/times, visit: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e49acaa2ea7fa7-summer Note: If you cannot commit to multiple days in a week, we will ask that you at least commit to one day per week!

Baltimore, MD

8/15/18 9:00 AM +more

Kitchen Volunteer-Fridays 4:30-6:30 pm

One Kitchen volunteer needed Fridays from 4:30-6:30pm to help staff serve dinner and clean up afterwards. Weekly commitment, application and interview required.

Columbia, MD

8/17/18 4:30 PM +more

Book Organizer & Lover of Books

Book Organizer - Assist with the organization and inventory of books in the Ellen Conroy Kennedy Collection at Howard Community College, James Clark Library.

Columbia, MD

8/20/18 3:00 PM +more

Mentors/Tutors Information Session

A-OK Mentoring-Tutoring, Inc is actively seeking volunteers! We welcome people from all backgrounds and experiences to participate in the organization! A-OK Volunteers serve as mentors and tutors for elementary school children and middle school youth in Howard County schools and in community afterschool programs. Information Sessions are held regularly to learn more about A-OK Mentoring-Tutoring and available volunteer opportunities. Upcoming Information Sessions: Tuesday, August 21st at 3pm Howard County Library Central Branch Warfield Meeting Room 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia OR Wednesday, September 5th at 11am Howard County Library - Central Branch, Warfield Meeting Room 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia ​​​​​​​To register please send email to: susan@aokmentor.org NeighborRide available upon request. *Volunteer work with A-OK requires weekday, daytime hours. Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age.

Columbia, MD

8/21/18 3:00 PM +more

Volunteering Made Easy

Volunteering Made Easy Audience: Community members interested in learning how to identify and participate in volunteer opportunities that meet their schedule and interests. Cost: Free, but registration is required Discover how to connect with local and regional organizations that are recruiting volunteers for general opportunities as well as skilled project specialists. If you've wondered if volunteering was right for you or if you always wanted to volunteer but weren't quite sure how to begin, this one-hour session is for you. For questions, contact Pam at pam@volunteerhoward.org or call 410-715-3179. Hope to see you there! In the event of inclement weather, check here for cancellations or delays.

Columbia, MD

8/23/18 6:00 PM +more

5th Annual Freedom Family Reunion Picnic

We are looking for volunteers to assist with our 5th Annual Freedom Family Reunion Picnic! This picnic celebrates both past and current SERVE members by bringing them all together for a day filled with good food and company! Volunteers will be responsible for serving lunch, keeping things tidy, and cleaning up! Multiple time slots are available! Date: 08/25/2018 (Sat.) Location: Druid Hill Park: Grove Road, Baltimore, MD 21211 (Swan Pavilion) Multiple time slots available! To sign up for this event Please fill out our volunteer application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd9RffoCb_UdUtqvCkt-e0f7L-STlLLAfFmNYKdfuAsRvweAQ/viewform Please sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e49acaa2ea7fa7-5thannual

Baltimore, MD

8/25/18 11:00 AM

Label Sewers

Project Linus of Howard County is in need of adults to sew labels onto donated blankets. Very basic sewing skills are all that is needed. We meet at the Bain Senior Center in Columbia on the second and fourth Mondays from 9 - 11:30am.

Columbia, MD

8/27/18 9:00 AM +more

Partner Staff Orientation

Are you or your organization new to the Volunteer Center or do you want to learn about the new updated HandsOn Connect system? Join us for an introductory session to learn how to effectively utilize the system to recruit and manage your volunteers including a discussion of things to consider when creating and entering opportunities. We'd also like to hear what you'd like to get out of the session in order to better meet your needs. When you register, answer two brief questions to help us better serve you.

Columbia, MD

8/29/18 3:00 PM +more

Event Volunteers for African Dance and Drumming Festival

Volunteers needed to assist participants with directions and answer questions at our 4th Anniversary Celebration September 6-8.

Maryland City, MD

9/6/18 5:30 PM +more


We are looking for individuals or groups who would like to join us for Fall Day to Serve (September 11th - October 10th). Come for as many or as few hours as you want during the hours of 9-2:45. Some possibilities when serving are: Projects such as an art project, carving pumpkins, hula contest, fall festival, etc.… Spending time one on one with clients sharing experiences, interests, backgrounds, cultures, traditions, ideas, or computer assistance, etc.…. The possibilities are endless and we welcome any ideas you have. Come join us for some fun, and making a difference in our clients lives.

Columbia, MD

9/11/18 9:00 AM +more

Conservation Stewardship Project

The Conservation Stewardship Project, a joint program of the Howard County Master Gardeners and the Howard County Recreation & Parks, targets the problem of controlling invasive exotic plant species in the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area (MPEA). Volunteer work dates occur monthly from March through November, skipping July and August. Each date includes an educational component concerning the target invasive species or work area for the day. The meeting location varies by month. Contact jclaffy@howardcountymd.gov for details.

Columbia, MD

9/25/18 9:00 AM +more

BikeAbout Traffic Volunteer

Volunteers are needed for Columbia Association’s (CA) annual Columbia BikeAbout, a free event being held this year on Saturday, September 29, 2018 organized by CA and the Columbia Archives. Volunteers will assist with traffic control and directions, and they will act as guides along the 12-mile route. Flexible shifts are available between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Training — and a free T-shirt — will be provided for those volunteering to help. Traffic volunteers will be stationed along our 12 mile route throughout the pathway system. Traffic assistance consists of asking bike riders to stop and wait for car traffic to pass. Please do not stop traffic. Knowledge of pathways in the villages of Wilde Lake, Harper's Choice, Hickory Ridge and Town Center, or ability to identify locations using pathway map is a plus. To learn more about the BikeAbout visit our web page here.

Columbia, MD

9/29/18 8:30 AM

BikeAbout History Buff

Volunteers are needed for Columbia Association’s (CA) annual Columbia BikeAbout, a free event being held this year on Saturday, September 29, 2018 organized by CA and the Columbia Archives. Volunteers will be outgoing and interested in learning about Columbia's history. Several historical sites are located along the 12-mile route. Flexible shifts are available between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Training — and a free T-shirt — will be provided for those volunteering to help. History site volunteers will be provided a script about their site. During the event volunteers will answer questions from BikeAbout participants about the site. We will provide volunteers with information to answer questions. Some sites work better with two history volunteers - please let me know if you have a friend you'd like to volunteer with. Knowledge of pathways in the villages of Oakland Mills and Long Reach, or ability to identify locations using pathway map is a plus. To learn more about the BikeAbout visit our web page here.

Columbia, MD

9/29/18 9:00 AM

HCAS 12th Annual On Step Closer Walk/5K Run - On-Site Registration

Help us run our Walk/5K by registering people on-site. Need 6 volunteers. Once volunteers sign up, they will receive an email from the volunteer lead. Please follow the instructions on the email/contact the office or we will assume you cannot make the event. This opportunity is eligible for service hours.

Ellicott City, MD

10/6/18 9:00 AM


Attention Volunteers:

  • ELLICOTT CITY FLOOD - Sunday, May 27, 2018. Long-term Recovery efforts are under review.

  • Updated infomation on the status of the Ellicott City can be found at www.HowardCountyMd.gov


    • The outpouring of support for those impacted by the Ellicott City floods is sincerely appreciated.

    • Trained Volunteers are being referred as requested. Do Not Self-deploy. Safety is a concern for all.

  • If you are interested in helping areas impacted by disasters, be aware that volunteers and the donation items may NOT be what's needed most. Give Wisely.

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

  • Identify all the ways you can volunteer: attend Volunteering Made Easy. Learn how to use VolunteerHoward.org to explore the possibilities. Sessions are held monthly and are free, but registration is required. View the opportunity for details and to register.

  • Looking to lead? Join us for a Volunteer Leader Training to learn about organizing and implementing great volunteer projects from start to finish! The session is free, but registration is required. View the opportunity for details and to register.

Attention Organizations:

  • To get the most from being a registered partner attend a Partner Staff Orientation; whether you are a new partner or want a refresher. Offered once a month, learn how to optimize the use of VolunteerHoward.org to increase visibility, recruit more volunteers and identify skilled volunteers. Sessions are free, but registration is requested. View the opportunity for more information or to register.


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Volunteer Center

6310 Hillside Ct.
Columbia, MD 21046