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Upcoming Opportunities

Volunteer (Mentor, Tutor) for Middle School Students

This is a volunteer position for someone who is looking to have fun and make a difference. We are an afterschool program for middle school students in Annapolis. We provide activities and tutoring from 3:30 to 6:30 every day and are always looking for volunteers interested in having fun and working with our students. Hours and days are flexible. Mentors spend time with students, help with homework where needed, and act as a role model for the students while they are in the center. Mentors are encouraged to participate in activities with students, such as art classes and book club. Tutors work with students one-on-one for 30 minutes to an hour. Tutors can volunteer to work with a specific students in whatever area they need, or they can offer tutoring in a specific subject and we will find students who need help in that subject. If you aren't interested in either of these positions, but have an idea for how you would like to work with the students, please send your ideas! Spanish is not required to volunteer, but if you would like to practice Spanish you could with the students.

Annapolis, MD

1/22/20 3:30 PM + more

Knit and/or Crochet

Do you knit or crochet? Brooke Grove is looking for volunteers to join our knitting and crocheting group(s). We knit blocks, then crochet them together to make afghans and also make scarves we donate to local organizations; for example, in 2019 afghans were donated to Fisher House at Walter Reed National Medical Center and scarves were donated to a local charity that services seniors. The group meets Thursdays in our nursing center from 10am - 1pm and in assisted living from 2-4pm. We need volunteers for both groups. Please email volunteers@bgf.org if you have an interest in one or both groups.

Sandy Spring, MD

1/23/20 11:00 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

2/12/20 5:30 PM + more

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland Volunteer Information Session

Learn about volunteer opportunities with Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland in Howard County to help those who are home bound. Volunteer opportunities include delivering meals, grocery shopping, visiting an individual or talking on the phone to an individual. We often hear from our volunteers that they receive as much as they give. Volunteering also makes you feel mentally and physically healthier. Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland Mission: To enable people to live independently at home through the provision of nutritious meals, personal contact and related services.

Columbia, MD

1/23/20 6:30 PM

Annual Job and Career Fair

The Oakland Mills Local Leadership Team is hosting its annual Job and Career Fair on January 24, 2020. This event will be held at the Oakland Mills High School at 9410 Kilimanjaro Road, Columbia, MD 21045. VOLUNTEER’S RESPONSIBILITIES: We need volunteers for all aspects of the event from set up/clean up, welcome and registration table, directing people, and serving lunch. Event volunteers work under the direction of various members of the event committee, staff or other volunteers, who will provide task-specific training. TIME COMMITMENT: Event day volunteers will typically be asked to commit at least 3 hours between 9:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m.

Columbia, MD

1/24/20 9:30 AM + more

Anna's Gift Kit making day for hospitalized kids

Hello to all of our friends of Anna's Gift! Thank you for all of your support in the past year! We are having a kit making day on Saturday, January 25th from 10 am - 6 pm in the Abisso Hall at Linganore Winecellars to make our famous "pillow kits" for hospitalized kids! For those who are not aware of the works of our Foundation, we make unique crafts for kids to do while in the hospital, especially for pre-teens, tweens and teens. To help relieve the loneliness and separation and bring a bit of fun and joy to a child in the hospital. We are in great need of helpers - as we will be doing a lot of prep work for one of our kits for the next year in addition to actually making the kits! There are lots of spaces to fill, so come join us for a bit of time if you can! Bring a friend or two, as we really need volunteers! The link to sign up is: Anna's Gift Kit Making Day at Linganore Winecellars Linganore Winecellars is located at 13601 Glissans Mill Rd, Mt. Airy, Maryland. It's about 30 minutes from Columbia, Frederick and Gaithersburg. I hope to see you all, reconnect with all of you who have helped so much in the past and do good together for the kids in the hospital! Liz Pres & CEO, Anna's Gift Foundation

Mount Airy, MD

1/25/20 10:00 AM

Happy Helpers Sandwich-Making

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

1/25/20 11:00 AM + more

Student Musicians needed!!

K-12 Student Musicians Wanted! **All music levels are welcome** Do you like to sing? Do you play any instruments? Do you want to help the community? Come and join Howard County High School UNMUTE student musicians to share your music with seniors!! Music performances are held on Saturdays from 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm at the Lutheran Village at Miller's Grant (next to the Miller Branch Library in Ellicott City). Student musicians can earn student servie hours, light up lives and also help the community!! Bring your own insturement if it is not a piano or keybaord. Let's U-N-M-U-T-E! (Please provide details about what grade, which instrument (or vocal) and what piece you are planning to perform.)

Ellicott City, MD

1/25/20 4:15 PM + more

Happy Helpers Food & Clothing 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

1/26/20 1:00 PM + more

CASA Volunteer Pre-Service Training

Each year in Howard County, children are abused, neglected, or abandoned by their families. These children are removed from their homes and placed in foster care or institutions each year. Their only “crime” is that they have been victims. That’s where Voices for Children CASA volunteers come in. Our CASA volunteers work to ensure that all children have a safe and permanent home. Voices for Children recruits, trains and supervises community volunteers to become court appointed special advocates (CASAs). Training will be held Monday evenings for 7 consecutive weeks beginning January 13, 2020. Our training focuses on the dynamics of child abuse and neglect, an understanding of the court process and familiarity with community resources. All interested volunteers must complete an application and an interview before beginning training. After successful completion of training and thorough background checks, volunteers are matched with a child through the Howard County Circuit Court.

Ellicott City, MD

1/27/20 6:00 PM + 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 or go to our website at neighborride.org and view our new video The Volunteer Experience, or click here for volunteer testimonials. Volunteer Orientations are held in the Neighbor Ride office on Tuesdays at 9:30 am and one evening a month. 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.

Columbia, MD

1/28/20 9:30 AM + more

Math Lunch Help @ Wilde Lake HS

We are looking for volunteers to provide academic math help during the lunch shifts at Wilde Lake High School. Lunch runs from 10:15am - 12:15pm which spans four 30-minute lunch shifts. Help could be in any math course, but the majority of the students that come in need help with Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 or Pre-Calculus. Individuals with teaching experience are highly encouraged, but we will happily take anyone who is willing to give of their time, talent, energy, and patience. Expected committment is one day per week. Please contact me with additional questions!! Jennieve_Hill@hcpss.org

Columbia, MD

1/28/20 10:00 AM + more

Visitor with Pet

Do you have a friendly pet? Brooke Grove welcomes friendly pets and their owners to become volunteers who visit with residents of our nursing center and patients in our rehabilitation facility. Current vaccination records must be kept on file in the Volunteer Services office. Students under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult family member. You must attend Volunteer Orientation before being scheduled: it is offered the last Tuesday of each month from 6:30 - 8pm. To register, email volunteers@bgf.org. 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.

Ashton-Sandy Spring, MD

1/28/20 6:30 PM + more

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, February 12 at 11am Hawthorn Center 6175 Sunny Spring Columbia, MD 21044 Wednesday, March 4 at 1pm Hawthorn Center 6175 Sunny Spring Columbia, MD 21044 ​​​​​​​To register, please send email to: susan@aokmentor.org or call 443-895-2457. 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

2/12/20 11:00 AM + more

Event Ushers - Irish Eve

Usher for Annual Evening of Irish Music and Poetry, Horowitz Center Smith Theatre, Howard Community College. February 21 (Friday) from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Assist patrons and artists with directions and services requested. Visit HoCoPoLitSo.org to learn more about the visiting novelist. 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.

Columbia, MD

2/21/20 6:30 PM

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program Client Winter Formal (Humanim, Inc.)

Humanim is looking for volunteers to help with setup, food preparation, serving food and "mocktails", and cleanup for our Client Winter Formal hosted in our building in Columbia, MD. Humanim’s Behavioral Health Department serves individuals struggling with mental illness and substance use disorders, and like all of Humanim’s programs and services, focuses on individualized care and self-empowerment. Humanim’s Psychiatric Rehabilitation Day Program promotes increased independence while allowing clients to focus on recovery and well-being within a structured and therapeutic environment. Our person-centered services assist adults in understanding and managing their mental illness through daily educational groups and activities, including community integration and vocational/ work readiness skills.

Columbia, MD

2/28/20 2:30 PM + more

Unheard Perspectives Showcase Judges

Judge 3rd through 5th grade student presentations, displays or performances on minority innovators. Click here for more information and to register

Laurel, MD

2/29/20 8:00 AM

History Day Judges

Judge middle and high school student projects based on National History Day Commission criteria. This year’s theme is Breaking Barriers in History. Click here to register

Columbia, MD

3/14/20 8:00 AM

Passport to the Future Interviewer

Conduct an "employment-like" interview with high school students seeking Passport to the Future certification. Click here to register For more information contact: sdiscepolo@hcpss.org or 410-313-7493 *Volunteer time slots are available for all or part of the morning.

Columbia, MD

3/27/20 8:00 AM

2020 Celebration of the Arts Gala

The Howard County Arts Council is seeking volunteers to assist with the 23rd annual Celebration of the Arts on March 28, 2020 at Howard Community College's Horowitz Visual & Performing Arts Center. Volunteers are needed for a variety of roles including: Event Set-up & Break-down Event Host/Hostesses Box Office Ticket Sales Silent Auction Assistants (including gallery installation, data entry, auction check-out, gift wrapping, etc.) Performance Ushers Reception Busers This is a great opportunity to get involved and support one of the signature art events in Howard County while having fun at the same time! The Celebration is a multifaceted event, showcasing and promoting the arts and raising funds in support of the arts, artists, and arts organizations in Howard County. 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.

Columbia, MD

3/28/20 5:00 PM

A Taste of Volunteering

Engage with local volunteer organizations recruiting volunteers to meet community needs in an informal setting. Complete a simple service project. Explore different ways your time and talents can serve others. Learn about the value of Volunteering in our community.

Columbia, MD

4/16/20 5:00 PM

Radio/Dial-in News Readers

Radio/Dial-in readers needed every day to read The Washington Post, USA Today, Time and Washingtonian magazines and other current local and national publications. In addition, volunteers read grocery and shopping ads, magazines, TV listings and audio described theater listings. Minimum 2 hour a week commitment. A short audition is required of all applicants.The Washington Ear studios are located in Silver Spring. Office help and data entry people also needed.

Silver Spring, MD

Through10/31/20

Save Lives! Deliver blood products to local hospitals

Volunteer Transportation Specialists deliver life-saving blood products from American Red Cross distribution facilities to hospitals. When you deliver blood, platelets or other blood products to a hospital, you’re delivering hope to a person when they need it most. Volunteers needed days, evenings and late nights! Deliver Blood. Save Lives. Reach out or visit www.redcross.org/deliver to learn more and apply!

Baltimore, MD

Through1/15/21

Grounds Help

Brooke Grove’s landscape includes a large number of gardens and extensive grounds. Assistance is needed to help weed garden areas and maintain the grounds, walkways and roadways. If you like being outdoors, this is the perfect volunteer job for you! This volunteer role is seasonal and only available May - September, weekdays 8am - 4pm. You must attend Volunteer Orientation before being scheduled: it is offered the last Tuesday of each month from 6:30 - 8pm. To register, email volunteers@bgf.org.

Sandy Spring, MD

Through5/11/20

Volunteer Community Companion

If helping those in need is your passion, then being a Community Companion is an ideal volunteer opportunity for you! Community Companions provide compassionate non-medical support services (e.g. transportation and companionship) to the members of HCGH’s Member Care Support Network, who are recovering from a health crisis such as a hospitalization. Ideal volunteer qualities include: Following through with commitments Respect for privacy Comfortable with providing compassionate support Trusted and accountable character The Member Care Support Network provides free emotional and social support services to care for individuals with a health condition. Individuals must be 18 years or older and live or worship in Howard County to receive assistance from the network. Learn more and apply online or call 410-720-8781

Columbia, MD

Through5/11/20

Activities Assistant

This position is perfect for students! You'll be helping our Life Enrichment team in the nursing center or one of 7 different assisted living houses with activities for residents ranging from playing games to doing crafts, leading (minimal) exercise sessions, setting up movies and popcorn, going on walks, transporting residents via wheelchair and more. Activities typically take place from 10am - noon and from 12noon - 2pm, seven days a week. You must attend Volunteer Orientation before being scheduled: it is offered the last Tuesday of each month from 6:30 - 8pm. To register, email volunteers@bgf.org.

Sandy Spring, MD

Through5/11/20

Board Member

Neighbor Ride is a 14 year-old nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the health and quality of life for Howard County’s older residents by providing low-cost, volunteer-driven transportation for health care appointments, cultural and social activities, faith services, shopping and other personal needs. Neighbor Ride offers this service so seniors, age 60 and over, can remain active, independent and connected to the community. We are currently seeking individuals to aid in actively carrying out our mission by serving on our Board of Directors. Board members serve a minimum two year term engaged in providing strategic direction around development, marketing, and financial governance for the organization. Interested individuals are asked to submit their resumes via email to:director@neighborride.org. To learn more about Neighbor Ride, visit us online at www.neighborride.org. Video: Neighbor Ride - Connecting Our Community

Columbia, MD

Through5/11/20

Administrative Support

Several offices on the Brooke Grove campus need assistance with tasks such as filing, data entry, copying, stuffing welcome or discharge packets, creating patient charts or collating mailings. Some of these are regular schedules (for example, every Tuesday) while others can take place on weekdays 9am – 5pm, on a regular or irregular basis. Occasionally there is also a need for someone to answer the phone at a particular location and take messages.These positions are most suitable for an adult as they take place on weekdays only. You must attend Volunteer Orientation before being scheduled: it is offered the last Tuesday of each month from 6:30 - 8pm. To register, email volunteers@bgf.org.

Sandy Spring, MD

Through5/15/20

Onsite Salon Transport

Volunteers are needed to help transport residents from their rooms to in-house salons in the nursing center, rehab center, and assisted living houses. Days are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and there are morning and afternoon shifts: 10am – 1pm and 1pm -4pm. This role requires being on your feet most of the time, the ability to prioritize, and the physical ability to push a wheelchair. All prospective volunteers must attend Volunteer Orientation before being scheduled. It is held the last Tuesday of each month (except December) from 6:30 - 8pm. Occasional daytime sessions are also offered. Email volunteers@bgf.org if you have an interest in attending. 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.

Sandy Spring, MD

Through5/15/20

Outings Assistant

Brooke Grove's assisted living staff frequently take residents on outings, and need assistance helping them to get on and off the bus as well as accompanying them to lunch, on a shopping trip, or on a field trip to a baseball game, bowling, or a play, for example. Volunteers are scheduled for outings as needed; they take place on weekdays, typically between the hours of 10:30am and 3pm. All prospective volunteers must attend Volunteer Orientation before being scheduled. It is held the last Tuesday of each month (except December) from 6:30 - 8pm. Occasional daytime sessions are also offered. Email volunteers@bgf.org if you have an interest in attending.

Sandy Spring, MD

Through5/15/20

 

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 
410-715-3172