Ellicott City, Md Flood Relief & Recovery Volunteer Needs
Limited opportunities are available at this time (8/26/16).
Ellicott City is recovering. The situation is constantly evolving.
(Check the calendar for date & time specific opportunities.)
Safety remains critical concern. Assessments and controls are ongoing. Recovery efforts can and will take months.
DO NOT SELF DEPLOY for your safety and the safety of others. Too much of a good thing can be overwhelming.
Continue to follow the Instructions of Local Authorities & Volunteer Leaders.
In order to be ready to serve when opportunities are posted:
-Register (or update your registration) as a volunteer
-Check willingness to serve in a disaster (Demographic & Volunteer Options)
-Complete your skills profile AND indicate that you will accept invitations.
-Check opportunities of other community organizations who are supporting those in need and the environment.
Learn more and check for opportunities
For tips on volunteering in times of disaster click here.
While patiently waiting to see how you can volunteer your time with recovery efforts, please consider creating or updating your family's disaster plan.
To learn more visit fema.gov/plan-prepare.
Disaster Assistance Center and Resource Information howardcountymd.gov/ECStrong-Recovery-Resources
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 Volunteerhoward.org to explore the possibilities. Sessions scheduled for Wednesday, October 12th and Thursday, November 10th. View the opportunity for details and to register.
- Looking to lead? Join us for a Volunteer Leader Training on Thurday, November 17th to learn about organizing and implementing great volunteer projects from start to finish! View the opportunity for details and to register.
Prepare for Success
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.
To get the most from your partner status New Partner Staff Orientations. 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 regsitration is requested. To be notified of the next session, send an email to email@example.com with New Partner in the subject line.
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!
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