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Upcoming Opportunities

FALL DAY TO SERVE

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

9/21/18 9:00 AM +more

Academic/Tutorial Lunch Help @ WLHS

We are looking for volunteers to provide academic help during the lunch shifts at Wilde Lake High School. Lunch runs from 10:10am - 12:20pm which spans four 30-minute lunch shifts. Help could be in any course, particularly math, but you can help with whatever discipline(s) you feel comfortable. Individuals with teaching experience are highly encouraged, but we will happily take anyone who is willing to give of their time, talent, energy, and patience. Committment is up to you but once per week is encouraged. Please contact me with additional questions!! Jennieve_Hill@hcpss.org

Columbia, MD

9/20/18 10:00 AM +more

Afterschool Soccer Coach Needed for Living Classrooms East Harbor Campus

Do you love soccer and helping out with the community? Living Classrooms is looking for a volunteer soccer coach to help with our afterschool soccer program! Our soccer team meets on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:10-4:10pm, with matches on Thursdays from 3:00-6:00pm. The afterschool soccer program runs from September 12th-November 1st. Please come out and give our students a great experience by teaching them about athletics and the power of teamwork! Location: East Harbor Campus, 802 S. Caroline St., Baltimore, MD 21231 Questions? Email Erin Myers, emyers@livingclassrooms.org for more information!

Baltimore, MD

9/20/18 3:00 PM +more

National Public Lands Day at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

Join us for our National Public Lands Day (NPLD) volunteer service event on Saturday, September 22, 2018. NPLD is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort on public lands. We will spend the day thinnning water lilies, taking out invasive plants, picking up trash, and performing other park projects. Important details: REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sept-22-volunteer-event-national-public-lands-day-registration-42915347961?aff=ebdssbdestsearch WHEN: Saturday, September 22nd, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Registration opens at 8:30am, please arrive no later than 8:45am. We will meet up at the maintenance yard within the park. WHERE: Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, 1550 Anacostia Ave Northeast, Washington, DC 20019. By Car: Enter the park at the Anacostia Ave entrance to access the free visitors parking lot. By Metro: Kenilworth is accessible via the Deanwood Metro stop (orange line) WHAT: Volunteers will work in the ponds removing cut lotus, in the forest removing invasive plants or performing other park projects. The event will run rain or shine—please dress accordingly and plan to work outside. Lunch will be provided (pre-packaged sandwiches and chips)! BRING WITH YOU: Please wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, and long-sleeved shirts if you plan to work on land, and shorts, t-shirts, if you plan to help in the ponds. You may want to bring an extra set of clothes if you want to work in the ponds. Be prepared to work outside and bring your own water bottle and sunscreen. OTHER: Volunteers must be at least 14 years old and accompanied by an adult chaperone, parent or guardian. This event is eligible for Student Service Learning (SSL) hours. DONATIONS: Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. We work alongside the National Park Service to protect the park. Our volunteer events are free but we appreciate all donations to help take care of the park. Click here to make a donation. QUESTIONS: Contact Tina O'Connell, Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, tina@fokag.org or (202) 494-0456.

Washington, DC

9/22/18 9:00 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

9/24/18 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

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: Wednesday, September 5th at 11am Howard County Library - Central Branch, Warfield Meeting Room 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia OR Wednesday, Sept. 26th at 1pm Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, 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

9/26/18 1:00 PM

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

9/27/18 3:00 PM

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

Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show (Oct 3-9)

Maryland Fleet Week (Oct 3-9) and Air Show Baltimore celebrates the rich maritime traditions of the Chesapeake Bay and the contributions of Marylanders to the defense of the nation. The USAF Thunderbirds’ jets and other aircraft will be on display on the Martin State Airport tarmac and in the skies over Fort McHenry and Middle Branch on October 6 & 7 while U.S., Canadian and British navy vessels will be ready for boarding visitors in the Inner Harbor, Fells Point and Locust Point throughout the week and weekend. This event would not be possible without the hard work and support of our volunteers! Various shifts and locations are available. For details, see the Living Classroom's SignUp Genius link below. NOTE: To sign up for this event do BOTH of the following: Complete Living Classroom's volunteer application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd9RffoCb_UdUtqvCkt-e0f7L-STlLLAfFmNYKdfuAsRvweAQ/viewform Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e49acaa2ea7fa7-maryland

Baltimore, MD

10/3/18 2:00 PM +more

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

Help us run our Autism Walk/5K Run by helping out with pre-registration packet pick-up on Wednesday, October 3 from 5 to 8 pm at Road Runner Sports, 6630 Marie Curie Drive, Elkridge, MD. Need 3 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.

Elkridge, MD

10/3/18 5:00 PM

WALK for PAWS Friday Set-Up

The WALK for PAWS and Pet Festival is Animal Advocates of Howard County’s (AAHC) major fund-raiser of the year. We need a lot of help to make this event a success. This event is held at Lake Elkhorn Park in Columbia, MD. Volunteers for the WALK for PAWS Friday Set-up, volunteers will unload trucks and vehicles and carry (or use dollies, handcarts, wagons, etc.) to deliver equipment and supplies to the appropriate location on the festival grounds. They will also help unpack and set up the equipment, set up tents and tables, and put up snow fence rings for various activities.

Columbia, MD

10/5/18 2:00 PM

WALK for PAWS Saturday Set-Up

The WALK for PAWS and Pet Festival is Animal Advocates of Howard County’s (AAHC) major fund-raiser of the year. We need a lot of help to make this event a success. This event is held at Lake Elkhorn Park in Columbia, MD. Volunteers for the WALK for PAWS Saturday Set-up will help WALK sponsors, vendors and animal rescue organizations unload their vehicles and use dollies, handcarts, or wagons to deliver the equipment and supplies to the appropriate location on the festival grounds. They may also be asked to help set up additional tents, booths, and tables/chairs, as needed, in addition to miscellaneous tasks.

Columbia, MD

10/6/18 7:00 AM

HCAS 12th Annual On Step Closer Walk/5K Run - T-Shirt Runners

Help us run our Walk/5K by fetching T-shirts during registration. Need 3 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:

  • To help those impacted by disasters, be aware that volunteers and the donation items may NOT be what's needed most.     Give Wisely.

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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.

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

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  • 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 
410-715-3172