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ELLICOTT CITY FLOOD - Sunday, May 27, 2018. If you wish to assist with recovery efforts, register with us as a volunteer and EXPRESS interest in an opportunity here  Learn how to register as a group here.

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

  • FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED BY LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL AUTHORITIES.

 
     
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Upcoming Opportunities

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

6/25/18 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

6/26/18 9:00 AM +more

Hungry Harvest Volunteers at the UA House at Fayette

The UA House at Fayette is a sales site for Hungry Harvest - and we need your help! Hungry Harvest sells reduced-price produce. Produce is typically sourced from organic grocery stores who donate fruits and vegetables that are either not pretty enough to be on the shelf or were over-ordered. Produce is sold to members of the community surrounding the UA House to help address the issue of access to healthy, affordable food! Please sign up for this opportunity to help increase access to healthy food by signing up on our sign up page: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4ea4a829a4fd0-hungry If you have any questions about this opportunity, please email emyers@livingclassrooms.org

Baltimore, MD

6/26/18 3:00 PM +more

Identity Clinic Volunteer Signup

Volunteers are needed on Fridays between 10am - 12pm to assist our Workforce Development Team with our weekly Identity Clinic! Identity Clinics are weekly events where we welcome adult members of the community to work one-on-one with Clinic Navigators from Johns Hopkins University. The Clinic Navigators assist individuals with obtaining the following forms of ID; Social Security Card, State ID, and Birth Certificates. While we do not need more Clinic Navigators at this time, we are in need of other volunteers to assist with several other aspects of these events! Volunteers roles include: Front desk/check in: assist clinic participants with checking in and search case search to ensure eligibility for service Cruise directors: assist with traffic control and answer general questions Location: The UA House at Fayette operated by Living Classrooms (1100 E. Fayette St, 21202) Please sign up to help out the Baltimore community via our sign up link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e49acaa2ea7fa7-identity

Baltimore, MD

6/29/18 10:00 AM +more

Saturday Resume Reviews at Living Classrooms' Workforce Development Center

We are looking for volunteers to help review resumes at our Workforce Development Center! The Target Investment Zone Workforce Development Program is designed to expand Living Classrooms' workforce/economic development strategies throughout the Baltimore Target Investment Zone; a 2.5 square-mile corridor located within East Baltimore where Living Classrooms is working with key partners to deliver targeted services in an effort to disrupt the cycle of generational poverty. Our workforce development program connects adults that are low-skilled, unemployed, underemployed, and dislocated workers to career training and high wage employment opportunities. In order for our members to begin applying to jobs, they need - you guessed it - resumes! This is where our volunteers come in.While we will be open for individuals to stop in, our team also acquires a significant amount of resumes that need to reviewed on a weekly basis. The faster we can review resumes, the sooner our participants can start applying! Before signing up, please make sure you have completed our online New Volunteer application. Location: The UA House at Fayette operated by Living Classrooms, 1100 E. Fayette St, 21231. If you are interested in signing up or seeing what dates/times are available for volunteers, visit our signup page: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e49acaa2ea7fa7-saturday

Baltimore, MD

6/30/18 10:30 AM

Kids Triathlon Helper

The 2018 MMTC Tri-Atholton Kids Tri, which benefits Neighbor Ride, is just around the corner and we're looking for local high schoolers and other community members to come out to help the younger athletes meet their goals. Please take a moment to visit the volunteer sign-up site http://signup.com/go/OLfmwoJ - The younger kids especially LOVE it when teenage athletes sign up to be their Race Buddies. (For high schoolers - bring your service hours forms along and we'll be sure to get them signed)

Columbia, MD

7/1/18 7:00 AM

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

7/2/18 9:00 AM +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

7/17/18 6:00 PM +more

SUMMER CAMP VOLUNTEERS WANTED

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

7/23/18 8:00 AM +more

Videography!!!

We are hosting a Fundraising Embassy Party where we showcase our organization. The event is at the Embassy of Nigeria Washington DC, on Saturday September 29, 2018 at 7pm. We need a videographer to record this event. This is an opportunity to travel to Nigeria without leaving the United States. Applicant must be at least 18, complete application and background check.

Washington, DC

9/29/18 6:00 PM

Event To Remember!!

We are hosting a Fundraising Embassy Party where we showcase our organization. The event is on Saturday September 29, 2018 at 7pm.  We need volunteers in photography with idk capabilities. Responsible for taking pictures of the event and also taking backdrop pictures of guests and emails to guests. This is an opportunity of traveling to Nigeria without leaving the United States. Applicants must be at least 18, complete application and background check.

Washington, DC

9/29/18 6:00 PM

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

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

HCAS 12th Annual On Step Closer Walk/5K Run - Clean Up

Help us run our Walk/5K by helping to clean up after the event. Need 8 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

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. If you wish to assist with this recovery effort, register to serve with an established disaster volunteer organization or express interest here.

    • PLEASE FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED BY LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL AUTHORITIES.

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

    • Response Crews may require several days to complete their mission. Do Not Self-deploy. Safety is a concern for all.

    • Thank you for the outpouring of support for those impacted by the most recent flash flood in Ellicott City.

  • If you are interested in helping areas impacted by disasters, such as Hawaii, be aware that volunteers and the donation of 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, 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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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