Note: Internet Explorer browser incompatibility
After Sunday, March 31, 2019, HandsOn connect — our Volunteer Management Software — will no longer support Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) and earlier versions. This does not mean that you can no longer use this browser, but you may encounter problems that will not be addressable.
In 2015, Microsoft released the Edge browser as a replacement for Internet Explorer, meaning Internet Explorer no longer receives significant updates, including the latest security improvements and features needed to support rich applications such as HandsOn Connect.
As of October 2018, less than 3% of all browser usage was on IE11. If you are one of the last diehards, we strongly recommend that you stop using IE11 and upgrade. It does not support security standards that are built into modern browsers and user experience improvements that newer browsers offer.
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.
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.
Updated information on the status of the Ellicott City recovery efforts can be found at www.HowardCountyMd.gov
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!