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Immediate Volunteer Needs can be found on the Opportunity Calendar.
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 are scheduled for Thursday, May 11th and Friday June 9th. View the opportunity for details and to register.
- Looking to lead? Join us for a Volunteer Leader Training on Tuesday, March 14th to learn about organizing and implementing great volunteer projects from start to finish! View the opportunity for details and to register.
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 registration is requested.
2016-2017 Guide to Giving
Check out the
Guide to Giving
for hundreds of ways
you can give back
to our community.
Assisting in times of disaster: VOLUNTEER WISELY
- DO NOT SELF-DEPLOY for your safety and the safety of others. Too much of a good thing can be overwhelming.
- CONFIRM NEED BEFORE COLLECTING
- FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS PREFERRED to established disaster organizations.
- FOLLOW the INSTRUCTIONS of Local Authorities & Volunteer Leaders.
Ellicott City Recovery
Volunteer Opportunities related to Ellicott City Recovery Project
OneECrecoveryproject.org has been established to offer assistance and information to those impacted by the July 30th flood.
Recovery and re-building activities will continue into 2017.
Please consider volunteer opportunities with partner organizations that impact hunger, homelessness, health and wellness in our community. (Use as keyword(s) in search box.)
The community's willingness to help is sincerely appreciated.
(Check the calendar for date & time specific opportunities.)
Safety remains critical. Assessments and controls are ongoing.
Recovery and re-building efforts can and will take months.
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
Disaster Assistance Center and Resource Information howardcountymd.gov/ECStrong-Recovery-Resources
The Volunteer Center Serving Howard County, a program of the Columbia Association, is a community clearinghouse for volunteerism.
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