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Virtual Opportunities

Knitters & Crocheters

Volunteers needed to knit or crochet handmade scarves. Scarves can be any color or pattern, but must be able to fit in a gallon-sized Ziploc bag when folded (about 6"x60".) Scarves can be mailed to or dropped-off at 515 South Haven Street, Baltimore, MD 21224, or they can be dropped off at the Bain Senior Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia, MD 21044. If you drop them off at the Bain Center, please clearly mark them for Meals on Wheels.


Let the Music Play! (Virtual Opportunity)

Calling all musicians and vocalists! We LOVE music at Winter Growth and invite you to record and share your musical talents with the seniors and adults with disabilities we serve. Videos can be sent to colleen.konstanzer@wintergrowthinc.org. Once received, we’ll upload the videos to our YouTube channel, where they can be accessed and enjoyed by our residents as well as by our Day Program participants who are sheltering at home. Thank you for the smiles you'll bring!


Pen Pal (Virtual Opportunity)

We are looking for virtual pen pals to connect with the seniors and adults with disabilities we serve. Write a note about a favorite vacation, share a silly story about a pet, tell us what life was like growing up in your neighborhood, or discuss anything else you’d like to share. The “letters” can be emailed to penpal.columbia@wintergrowthinc.org.


Host a Virtual Bone Marrow Drive on Behalf of There Goes My Hero

In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, There Goes My Hero is looking for volunteers to run virtual bone marrow drives. Volunteers can order kits online and people can sign up with simple cheek swabs. Joining the registry can save lives! Since TGMH is unable to do in-person drives at the moment, virtual drives have never been more important. Volunteers can help organize swabbings from the comfort of their own homes, and all expenses are paid. To sign up/learn more please contact Executive Director Mary Kaye DiUbaldo at mary.kaye@theregoesmyhero.org. We hope that you'll help us continue to make sure that blood cancer patients in need of a transplant can get one.



Attention Volunteers:

  • Give & Volunteer Wisely 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.

  • 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 (including disaster), 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.


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