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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. Individuals under 16 are encouraged to register for the program as a Peer Camper. Camp operates the weeks of July 22-26, July 29- Aug 2, Aug 5-9, and Aug 12-16. 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. To Express Interest in volunteering for a session(s), click on one of the dates below in the session(s) of your choice and Express Interest. The system will pull in all days for that session. Application deadline July 19, 2019. Volunteer training will be held on Friday, July 19th. After expressing interest, please fill out the application at the link below. Once application is processed, you will receive a confirmation email. Camp Inclusion Volunteer Information and Application Thank you for volunteering at Camp Inclusion! If you have any questions you may contact the Opportunity coordinator by clicking on the link in the Express Interest Box below.

Glenelg, MD

7/23/19 8:00 AM +more

Give Seniors a Lift - Volunteer Orientation

Learn more about how you can make a difference in the lives of local seniors by providing rides for medical appointments, shopping, social outings and other needs. No set schedule is required. Simply provide the rides that are convenient to your home, office, and daily routines. Volunteers are welcome to bring their children along when volunteering for a fantastic family service experience. Contact Patrice or Holly at volunteer@neighborride.org / 410-884-7433 for more information. You can also view a video about volunteering at: http://neighborride.org/wordpress/volunteer/.

Columbia, MD

7/23/19 9:30 AM +more

Community Dinner (Hosts, Servers & Clean-up)

Come join the "Make a Memory that Matters" movement by helping feed the marginalized citizens of Maryland a meal. Volunteers are needed to help serve food, work in the dish room and maintain the dining room. Volunteers are asked to arrive at 5pm, no later than 5:15pm, to help serve from 5-7pm, and wrap up from 7-7:15pm. Each dinner (weekly on Tuesday & Wednesday) has 15 available volunteer slots. The age requirement to serve food is 16 years old; 14 years old to help in the other areas.

Baltimore, MD

7/23/19 5:00 PM +more

Special Event Volunteers

Volunteers needed to assist Athelas throughout the year at special events and fundraisers. Qualifications: Willingness to help and also have some fun. Time Requirements: To be available on event day(s) Orientation/Training: Specific to each event Location: Various Agency Contact: Pat Owens 410-964-1241 Ext. 128 or plowens@athelasinstitute.org Athelas Games - July 8 thru August 1 - A fun month of recreation and leisure activities at our day programs and in the community. The Athelas Games will begin on July 8 (raindate July 9). *Raindates - If you are available for an event's raindate as well as the event date, please indicate that by signing up for the event date and raindate. Volunteers are needed Jul 8 – Opening Day at the main office 8:30 AM ceremony and games from 10 AM until Noon and 1PM and 3:00. (raindate Jul 9) *Jul 9 – (Raindate for Opening Games) Jul 10 – Athelas Games at EU 9 AM until 2:30 PM (raindate Jul 15) Jul 12 – Athelas Games at CRC 8:30 AM until 2:30 PM (Depending on renovations, the event may have to be held indoors at the main office) *Jul 15 – (Raindate for EU) Jul 18 – Athelas Games at GO 8:30 AM until 3:00 PM (raindate Jul 25) Jul 24 – Softball Games at Meadow Brook Park in Ellicott City from 9 AM until 12:30PM (raindate Jul 31) *Jul 25 – (Raindate for GO) Jul 29 – Athelas Games at BCRS 9AM until 12:30PM *Jul 31 – (Raindate for Softball Game) Aug 1 – Parade of Atheletes 11:00 AM, Banner Contest and Awards, Dance with DJ Big Owl Other Athelas events June 29 – Athelas Community Dance, Noon to 3:30PM (5 volunteers) July 12 – Bingo Bash 5 to 9:30 PM (3 volunteers) Sep 7 – Paint and Sip Event , 11 AM to 3:30PM (3 volunteers) Oct 19 – Trunk or Treat, Noon to 3:30PM (Raindate Oct. 26) (10 volunteers) *Oct 26 – Raindate for Trunk or Treat

Ellicott City, MD

7/24/19 9:00 AM +more

Dissemination of Program Flyers & Summer Promotional Package

We are looking for volunteers who will disseminate flyers within the Laurel Vicinity. Designated places include Apartment Complex, African Stores, Parking lots, Strip Malls, Churches, Laurel Town Center, Columbia mall, all neighboring Community Centers (i.e Russett Community, North Laurel Community Center ) and so on. Volunteers will have the opportunity to talk to folks about our exciting programs. If you are interested to support us, kindly stop by at the PACAC Studio on Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 pm, and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm The Address is: 8576 Laureldale Drive, Laurel MD 20724 For more information please e-mail us at info@pacafricancultures.org or call : 301-256-2842

Maryland City, MD

7/24/19 10:00 AM +more

Pack up the Reef

Involves some lifting.

Columbia, MD

7/24/19 12:00 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

7/24/19 3:00 PM +more

Happy Helpers Preparation

On this day, we gather at the 7-Eleven and travel to the Happy Helpers Headquarters, where we prepare sandwiches and goodies for the homeless. You can meet at Happy Helpers headquarters located at 1550 Catons Center Drive Halethorpe, MD 21227 at 11:30am. Note: To signup a volunteer that does not meet the minimum age only the minimum age with adult age, parents/adults need to create a team which includes themselves and the volunteer(s) that are under age. The parent/adult can then “sign up with a team” for the opportunity selecting the team members who will volunteer. Click here for more information related to Family & Youth Group Volunteers.

Glen Burnie, MD

7/27/19 11:00 AM +more

Volunteer at A Fundraising Event!!

We are a non profit organization raising awareness on hepatitis and related liver diseases. We are having a fundraising event, "Charity Night of Fun with WAHA Initiative", on Saturday July 27, 2019 at 6:30pm to 11pm in Gambrills Maryland. We are in need of volunteers to help on the day of the event. Volunteers are needed for the following, 1. Registration (6 volunteers) 2. Social media (1 volunteer to post on social media) 3. Servers ( 4 volunteers) 4. Operate projector (1 volunteer)

Gambrills, MD

7/27/19 5:30 PM

Happy Helpers Distribution

On this day, we distribute all the food, clothes, and love we have to the homeless, in person. We meet at the 7-Eleven, located at: 7701 Quarterfield Road, Glen Burnie, MD 21061 around 12:45pm then head to the distibution center. The distribution center is located at Our Daily Bread: 725 Fallsway, Baltimore, MD 21202. You can meet here at 1:30pm. Note: To signup a volunteer that does not meet the minimum age only the minimum age with adult age, parents/adults need to create a team which includes themselves and the volunteer(s) that are under age. The parent/adult can then “sign up with a team” for the opportunity selecting the team members who will volunteer. Click here for more information related to Family & Youth Group Volunteers.

Baltimore, MD

7/28/19 1:00 PM +more

Canoe Cleanup at Bladensburg Waterfront Park

Registration is required!! Register to volunteer by clicking HERE. Note: This event is weather dependent Date and Time: Monday, July 29, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Location: Bladensburg Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Road, Bladensburg, MD 20710 Project: Come to the River! Learn about the natural and cultural history of the Anacostia River while helping to improve its health! Participants will paddle in canoes in pairs (or trios) and remove trash in the Anacostia River. Gloves, personal flotation devices, and bags will be provided. Be on the lookout for bald eagles, ospreys, herons, cormorants, beavers, and foxes! If you have any physical limitations, please let us know by emailing Emily at ecastelli2@anacostiaws.org so we can make arrangements to make your volunteer service more enjoyable. Registration is required. Please register at least 2 days prior to the event date you chose to volunteer in order to receive additional information regarding proper clothing, etc. Register here: https://anacostiaws.salsalabs.org/72919canoecleanupbwp/index.html

Bladensburg, MD

7/29/19 6:00 PM

Mentors/Tutors Information Session

A-OK Mentoring-Tutoring , Inc. is actively seeking volunteers and welcomes people from all background and experiences to participate in the organization! Volunteers serve as mentors and tutors for preschool, elementary and middle school students in Howard County and community programs. To begin the process of becoming a volunteer, learn more about A-OK Mentoring-Tutoring and/or available volunteer opportunities; join us for one of our upcoming Information Sessions: Wednesday, July 31 at 11am Hawthorn Center 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, MD 21044 Tuesday, August 22 at 1pm East Columbia Branch-Howard County Library Marvin Thomas Meeting Room 600 Cradlerock Way Columbia, MD 21045 ​​​​​​​To register please send email to: susan@aokmentor.org NeighborRide available upon request. Please Note: The volunteer opportunities require that you be at least 21 years of age and have availability on weekdays, during daytime hours during the school year.

Columbia, MD

7/31/19 11:00 AM +more

Greeters, Ushers, Registrars, Floaters, & Servers

Family Development & Samaritan Foundation (FDSF) is seeking volunteers to support our event, International Day: United Nations Under God with greeting, ushering, registration, floating or serving. Shifts are available and we welcome group volunteering. If you have any questions and/or would like to request a specific volunteer assignment or schedule, please contact Angelina at 202-499-9114. Otherwise, assignments will be made upon arrival on the day of the event. The purpose of this event is to bring awareness to global issues.

Columbia, MD

8/3/19 6:00 PM

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

8/6/19 6:00 PM +more

Back to School Marydel

At this event will be giving out food, clothes and school supplies. We will also, have crafts for the children to do. This is any all day event. There will be an opportunity to buy lunch from one of the local places or you can bring your lunch.We will meet up at the 7-Eleven on Quarterfield Rd (7701 Quarterfiled Rd., Glen Burnie, MD) next to the old Wawa at 9am and return around 5pm. Note: To signup a volunteer that does not meet the minimum age only the minimum age with adult age, parents/adults need to create a team which includes themselves and the volunteer(s) that are under age. The parent/adult can then “sign up with a team” for the opportunity selecting the team members who will volunteer. Click here for more information related to Family & Youth Group Volunteers.

Marydel, MD

8/10/19 9:00 AM


Attention Volunteers:

  • 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.

  • Help those impacted by disasters 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.


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