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Upcoming Opportunities

Elementary and Secondary Field Trip Hike Leaders

Volunteers are needed at The Howard County Conservancy for the 2019 Fall / 2020 Spring field trip season. Elementary Volunteer field trip hike leaders take small groups of students with chaperones on a guided hike with activities on the grounds of the Conservancy. Secondary Volunteer field trip hike leaders assist with various activities including macroinvertebrate sampling and water testing. We are holding training sessions in September and encourage volunteers to attend at least one training session. However, they are not mandatory. Doors open at 9am for coffee and conversation. The sessions will begin at 9:30am. Please contact the Conservancy directly, if you would like to volunteer but cannot attend a session. Elementary Sessions: Sept. 5: 2nd Grade - The Science of Soils (Mt. Pleasant 10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock, MD 21163) Sept. 10: Pre-K & Outreach (The Carriage House at Belmont Manor and Historic Park, 6553 Belmont Woods Road, Elkridge, MD 21075) Sept. 12: 1st Grade - Wild Exploration (Mt. Pleasant 10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock, MD 21163) Sept. 17: 5th Grade - Bioblitz (The Carriage House at Belmont Manor and Historic Park, 6553 Belmont Woods Road, Elkridge, MD 21075) Secondary Session: Sept. 3: Watershed Report Card (Mt. Pleasant 10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock, MD 21163) For more information, please email volunteer@hcconservancy.org or call 410-465-8877.

Elkridge, MD

9/17/19 9:00 AM

Give Seniors a Lift - Volunteer Orientation

Learn more about how you can make a difference in the lives of local seniors by providing rides for medical appointments, shopping, social outings and other needs. No set schedule is required. Simply provide the rides that are convenient to your home, office, and daily routines. Volunteers are welcome to bring their children along when volunteering for a fantastic family service experience. Contact Patrice or Holly at volunteer@neighborride.org / 410-884-7433 for more information. You can also view a video about volunteering at: http://neighborride.org/wordpress/volunteer/.

Columbia, MD

9/17/19 9:30 AM + more

Dissemination of Program Flyers & Summer Promotional Package

We are looking for volunteers who will disseminate flyers within the Laurel Vicinity. Designated places include Apartment Complex, African Stores, Parking lots, Strip Malls, Churches, Laurel Town Center, Columbia mall, all neighboring Community Centers (i.e Russett Community, North Laurel Community Center ) and so on. Volunteers will have the opportunity to talk to folks about our exciting programs. If you are interested to support us, kindly stop by at the PACAC Studio on Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 pm, and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm The Address is: 8576 Laureldale Drive, Laurel MD 20724 For more information please e-mail us at info@pacafricancultures.org or call : 301-256-2842

Maryland City, MD

9/18/19 10:00 AM + more

Community Dinner (Hosts, Servers & Clean-up)

Come join the "Make a Memory that Matters" movement by helping feed the marginalized citizens of Maryland a meal. Volunteers are needed to help serve food, work in the dish room and maintain the dining room. Volunteers are asked to arrive at 5pm, no later than 5:15pm, to help serve from 5-7pm, and wrap up from 7-7:15pm. Each dinner (weekly on Tuesday & Wednesday) has 15 available volunteer slots. The age requirement to serve food is 16 years old; 14 years old to help in the other areas.

Baltimore, MD

9/18/19 5:00 PM + 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

9/19/19 3:00 PM

Happy Helpers Preparation

On this day, we gather at the 7-Eleven and travel to the Happy Helpers Headquarters, where we prepare sandwiches and goodies for the homeless. You can meet at Happy Helpers headquarters located at 1550 Catons Center Drive Halethorpe, MD 21227 at 11:30am. Note: To signup a volunteer that does not meet the minimum age only the minimum age with adult age, parents/adults need to create a team which includes themselves and the volunteer(s) that are under age. The parent/adult can then “sign up with a team” for the opportunity selecting the team members who will volunteer. Click here for more information related to Family & Youth Group Volunteers.

Glen Burnie, MD

9/21/19 11:00 AM + more

Happy Helpers Distribution

On this day, we distribute all the food, clothes, and love we have to the homeless, in person. We meet at the 7-Eleven, located at: 7701 Quarterfield Road, Glen Burnie, MD 21061 around 12:45pm then head to the distibution center. The distribution center is located at Our Daily Bread: 725 Fallsway, Baltimore, MD 21202. You can meet here at 1:30pm. Note: To signup a volunteer that does not meet the minimum age only the minimum age with adult age, parents/adults need to create a team which includes themselves and the volunteer(s) that are under age. The parent/adult can then “sign up with a team” for the opportunity selecting the team members who will volunteer. Click here for more information related to Family & Youth Group Volunteers.

Baltimore, MD

9/22/19 1:00 PM + 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 adupre@howardcountymd.gov for details. Note: To signup a volunteer that does not meet the minimum age only the minimum age with adult age, parents/adults need to create a team which includes themselves and the volunteer(s) that are under age. The parent/adult can then “sign up with a team” for the opportunity selecting the team members who will volunteer. Click here for more information related to Family & Youth Group Volunteers.

Columbia, MD

9/24/19 9:00 AM + more

Hyattsville Community Cleanup

Registration is required. Register to volunteer by clicking HERE. Note: This event is weather dependent Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019 Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm Meeting Location: West Hyattsville Metro Station, 2700 Hamilton Street, Hyattsville, MD 20782 (Map) Volunteers will meet at the West Hyattsville Metro Station at 8:30 am to start the project officially at 9 am. Description: Volunteers will help the Anacostia Watershed Society and Prince George's County Young Democrats with a community cleanup south of Ager Road and James Town Road in Hyattsville, Maryland! By participating in this event, volunteers will help us to cleanup the community and prevent trash from going into the Anacostia River. Physical Requirements: This event will likely involve lifting, bending, and walking. Participants will be expected to wear closed-toed shoes for the duration of the event. If you think any of the physical requirements will be problematic, please let us know. Registration is required. Please register at least 2 days prior to the event date you chose to volunteer in order to receive additional information regarding proper clothing, etc. Register here: https://anacostiaws.salsalabs.org/92819hyattsvillecommunitycleanupaws/index.html. For more information, contact Emily Castelli at ecastelli2@anacostiaws.org or call 301-699-6204 x103.

Hyattsville, MD

9/28/19 9:00 AM

BikeAbout Traffic Volunteer

Volunteers are needed for Columbia Association’s (CA) annual Columbia BikeAbout, a free event being held this year on Saturday, September 28, 2019 organized by CA and Columbia Archives. Volunteers will assist with traffic control and directions, and they will act as guides along the 6-mile route. Flexible shifts are available between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Training — and a free T-shirt — will be provided for those volunteering to help. Traffic volunteers will be stationed along our 6-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 Village of Long Reach or the ability to identify locations using pathway map is a plus. To learn more about the BikeAbout visit our web page here. Note: To signup a volunteer that does not meet the minimum age only the minimum age with adult age, parents/adults need to create a team which includes themselves and the volunteer(s) that are under age. The parent/adult can then “sign up with a team” for the opportunity selecting the team members who will volunteer. Click here for more information related to Family & Youth Group Volunteers.

Columbia, MD

9/28/19 9:00 AM

BikeAbout Registration Volunteer

Volunteers are needed for Columbia Association’s (CA) annual Columbia BikeAbout, a free event being held this year on Saturday, September 28, 2019 organized by CA and Columbia Archives. Volunteers will assist with signing participants in and answering any general questions. The shift will be from 9 am-10:15 am. Training — and a free T-shirt — will be provided for those volunteering to help. Registration volunteers will be stationed at the beginning of the 6-mile route to assist the participants with signing in for those who pre-registered, helping those that need to sign up that day, and answering any general questions the participants may have. Knowledge and access to the Eventbrite Organizer phone app (https://www.eventbrite.com/l/Organizer-check-in-app/) is a plus. To learn more about the BikeAbout visit our web page here. Note: To signup a volunteer that does not meet the minimum age only the minimum age with adult age, parents/adults need to create a team which includes themselves and the volunteer(s) that are under age. The parent/adult can then “sign up with a team” for the opportunity selecting the team members who will volunteer. Click here for more information related to Family & Youth Group Volunteers.

Columbia, MD

9/28/19 9:00 AM

Mentors/Tutors Information Session

A-OK Mentoring-Tutoring , Inc. is actively seeking volunteers and welcomes people from all background and experiences to participate in the organization! Volunteers serve as mentors and tutors for preschool, elementary and middle school students in Howard County and community programs. To begin the process of becoming a volunteer, learn more about A-OK Mentoring-Tutoring and/or available volunteer opportunities; join us for one of our upcoming Information Sessions: Wednesday, October 2 at 2pm Hawthorn Center 6175 Sunny Spring Columbia, MD 21044 Wednesday, November 6 at 1pm Hawthorn Center 6175 Sunny Spring Columbia, MD 21044 ​​​​​​​To register, please send email to: susan@aokmentor.org or call 443-895-2457. NeighborRide available upon request. Please Note: The volunteer opportunities require that you be at least 21 years of age and have availability on weekdays, during daytime hours during the school year.

Columbia, MD

10/2/19 2:00 PM + more

13th Annual On Step Closer Walk/5K Run - Pre-Event Packet Pick-up

Join the fun! Help pre-registered participants with packet pick-up for our Walk/5K Run. Packet pick-up takes place on Thursday, October 3 from 5 to 8 pm at Road Runner Sports, 6630 Marie Curie Drive, Elkridge, MD. Some lifting required. This annual event hosts over 600 participants and benefits individuals with autism and their families in Howard County. Thank you for your interest and support! NOTE: Your volunteer sign up is confirmed when you receive an email with instructions from the HCAS office AND you submit a signed HCAS Volunteer Application Form. This opportunity is eligible for service hours. Bring your service hours form to the event for a signature. Need 3 volunteers Note: To signup a volunteer that does not meet the minimum age only the minimum age with adult age, parents/adults need to create a team which includes themselves and the volunteer(s) that are under age. The parent/adult can then “sign up with a team” for the opportunity selecting the team members who will volunteer. Click here for more information related to Family & Youth Group Volunteers.

Elkridge, MD

10/3/19 4:30 PM

13th Annual One Step Closer Walk/5K Run - Volunteer Check-In

Join the fun! Check in volunteers, track hours and process service hour paperwork throughout the morning for the Walk/5K Run. This annual event hosts over 600 participants and benefits individuals with autism and their families in Howard County. Thank you for your interest and support! NOTE: Your volunteer sign up is confirmed when you receive an email with instructions from the HCAS office AND you submit a signed HCAS Volunteer Application Form. This opportunity is eligible for service hours. Bring your service hours form to the event for a signature. Need 3 volunteers Walk/5K Run event hours 9AM-12:30PM

Ellicott City, MD

10/5/19 6:30 AM

13th Annual One Step Closer Walk/5K Run - Event Day Set-up

Join the fun! Help with set-up (moving equipment and supplies to different event areas - registration, refreshments, etc.) for the Walk/5K Run. Some lifting required. This annual event hosts over 600 participants and benefits individuals with autism and their families in Howard County. Thank you for your interest and support! NOTE: Your volunteer sign up is confirmed when you receive an email with instructions from the HCAS office AND you submit a signed HCAS Volunteer Application Form. This opportunity is eligible for service hours. Bring your service hours form to the event for a signature. Need 8 volunteers Walk/5K Run event hours 9AM-12:30PM Note: To signup a volunteer that does not meet the minimum age only the minimum age with adult age, parents/adults need to create a team which includes themselves and the volunteer(s) that are under age. The parent/adult can then “sign up with a team” for the opportunity selecting the team members who will volunteer. Click here for more information related to Family & Youth Group Volunteers.

Ellicott City, MD

10/5/19 7:00 AM

Special Event Volunteers

Volunteers needed to assist Athelas throughout the year at special events and fundraisers. Qualifications: Willingness to help and also have some fun. Time Requirements: To be available on event day(s) Orientation/Training: Specific to each event Location: Various Agency Contact: Pat Owens 410-964-1241 Ext. 128 or plowens@athelasinstitute.org Other Athelas events Sep 7 – Paint and Sip Event , 11 AM to 3:30PM (3 volunteers) Oct 5 - "A Mile in My Shoes!" 5k Run and 1 mile Walk (6 volunteers) Oct 19 – Trunk or Treat, Noon to 3:30PM (Raindate Oct. 26) (10 volunteers) *Oct 26 – Raindate for Trunk or Treat

Columbia, MD

10/5/19 7:00 AM + more

13th Annual One Step Closer Walk/5K Run - Direct Traffic for Event Day Parking

Join the fun! Direct drivers (volunteers, exhibitors, participants) where to park before the Walk/5K Run. Training will be provided. This annual event hosts over 600 participants and benefits individuals with autism and their families in Howard County. Thank you for your interest and support! NOTE: Your volunteer sign up is confirmed when you receive an email with instructions from the HCAS office AND you submit a signed HCAS Volunteer Application Form. This opportunity is eligible for service hours. Bring your service hours form to the event for a signature. Need 8 volunteers Walk/5K Run event hours 9AM-12:30PM

Ellicott City, MD

10/5/19 7:30 AM

13th Annual One Step Closer Walk/5K Run - Exhibitor Support

Join the fun! Assist exhibitors with unloading/transporting supplies between cars and the exhibitor area before and during the Walk/5K Run. Provide other support as needed. Some lifting required. This annual event hosts over 600 participants and benefits individuals with autism and their families in Howard County. Thank you for your interest and support! NOTE: Your volunteer sign up is confirmed when you receive an email with instructions from the HCAS office AND you submit a signed HCAS Volunteer Application Form. This opportunity is eligible for service hours. Bring your service hours form to the event for a signature. Need 4 volunteers Walk/5K Run event hours 9AM-12:30PM Note: To signup a volunteer that does not meet the minimum age only the minimum age with adult age, parents/adults need to create a team which includes themselves and the volunteer(s) that are under age. The parent/adult can then “sign up with a team” for the opportunity selecting the team members who will volunteer. Click here for more information related to Family & Youth Group Volunteers.

Ellicott City, MD

10/5/19 8:00 AM

 

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  • 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.

  • Help those impacted by disasters by donating funds to established nonprofits. Be aware that volunteers and donation items, such as food and clothing, may NOT be what's needed most.  Give Wisely.
     

 

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

 


Volunteer Center

6310 Hillside Ct.
Columbia, MD 21046 
410-715-3172