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Volunteer Center Staff is on temporary furlough with no access to email or voicemail due to Columbia Association's closure. 

Become a Partner

Build connections. Through an online platform and community outreach activities, the Volunteer Center connects local nonprofit organizations seeking volunteers to community members seeking volunteer opportunities.

Nonprofit and governmental agencies seeking volunteers can register with the Volunteer Center Serving Howard County as a partner organization.  Registration is free. 

Complete the required Organization Agreement form. This memo of understanding between Volunteer Center Serving Howard county and your organization outlines the relationship.  Submit the form by clicking the button at the bottom of the form

Approved organizations can submit volunteer opportunities. Partner staff will be granted access to your organization portal where volunteer opportunities can be input and volunteers managed.

New Partner Staff Orientations help you get the most from your partner status. 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 regsitration is requested

Promoting best practices in volunteer management and supporting local nonprofit and governmental agencies since 2001.

The online referral system (powered by HandsOn Connect) is a powerful way to find local volunteers.  Once you list your opportunities, be sure to add Volunteer Center Serving Howard County to your website and provide a link to your listings on VolunteerHoward.org. Adding VolunteerHoward.org to your website makes it easier for visitors to record their volunteer hours. 

Please contact the Volunteer Center Serving Howard County at 410.715.3172 or info@volunteerhoward.org to learn more about free services and resources for local non-profit and governmental agencies.


Benefits of Partnership

  • Register at no cost
  • Access free resources
  • Grow your volunteer capacity
  • Increase organization’s visibility in the community
  • Post volunteer opportunities
  • Recruit new and experienced volunteers
  • Find volunteers with special skills
  • Manage volunteers
  • Track volunteer hours
  • Produce volunteer engagement reports
  • Network with other partners
  • Attend trainings and workshops - free monthly partner staff orientations
  • Share holiday needs in the annual Guide to Giving
  • Receive advanced notice of county, state and national volunteer events.
  • Identify volunteer recognition strategies.


Volunteer Center

6310 Hillside Ct.
Columbia, MD 21046