About Us

The Volunteer Center Serving Howard County (VCSHC) is a program of the Columbia Association, and was created from a partnership formed by the Association of Community Services of Howard CountyColumbia AssociationThe Columbia FoundationMaryland Governor’s Office for Service and VolunteerismThe Horizon Foundation,Howard County Association of Volunteer AdministratorsHoward County Department of Citizen Services Community Service Partnerships program, and the United Way of Central Maryland's Community Partnership Program in November, 2001.


Thank you to the many volunteers, agencies, and community leaders who have served our community. We couldn't do what we do without your support and your commitment to making a difference in and around Howard County! Celebrate our 15th Anniversary in November 2016!

To celebrate our 15 years of promoting volunteering and Columbia's 50th Birthday, we're asking volunteers and organizations to pledge up to 50 hours of service or service opportunities in 2017.
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