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Recently Posted Opportunities

Holiday Party Volunteer

Ready to spread some holiday cheer to foster youth and their families? Join KidsPeace for our annual Holiday Party on December 14th from 12-3 PM at a local Columbia church. Volunteers will assist with activities and serving food during the party. Thank you for supporting KidsPeace!

Columbia, MD

12/14/19 12:00 PM

KidsPeace Holiday Party: Craft Table Volunteer

Ready to spread some holiday cheer to foster youth and their families? Join us for our holiday party from 12-3 PM at a local Columbia church! Staff our craft table for the kids and create beautiful holiday decorations. Or, assist the kids with making gingerbread houses! Thank you for supporting KidsPeace!

Columbia, MD

12/14/19 12:00 PM

KidsPeace Holiday Party Volunteer: Clean Up

Ready to spread some holiday cheer to foster youth and their families? Join KidsPeace in setting up for our annual Holiday Party on December 14th from 3 PM- 4 PM at a local Columbia church. Volunteers will assist with breaking down tables, chairs, activities, and food. Thank you for supporting KidsPeace!

Columbia, MD

12/14/19 3:00 PM

Holiday Party Volunteer: Party Set Up

Ready to spread some holiday cheer to foster youth and their families? Join KidsPeace in setting up for our annual Holiday Party on December 14th from 9 AM-12 PM at a local Columbia church. Volunteers will assist with setting up tables, chairs, activities, and food. Thank you for supporting KidsPeace!

Columbia, MD

12/14/19 9:00 AM

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: Monday, December 16 at 11am Hawthorn Center 6175 Sunny Spring Columbia, MD 21044 Tuesday, January 7 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

12/16/19 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. After successful completion of training and thorough background checks, volunteers are matched with a child through the Howard County Circuit Court.

Ellicott City, MD

1/13/20 6:00 PM + more

Holiday Support Volunteer: Gift Wrapping

Are you looking to give back to the community this holiday season? Join the KidsPeace Foster Care staff for a gift wrapping party and become a part of the holiday magic for our kids. Date and time TBD, second week of December.

Columbia, MD

Through12/6/19

Volunteer Work Night at Carroll Baldwin Hall

Hello, Baldwin Hall friends! This evening will provide tasks for all skill levels to freshen up, repair, and clean our community center before the holidays. Lend a hand while catching up with your neighbors and meeting some new ones! Please respond if you can come help out. https://www.facebook.com/pg/carrollbaldwinhall/events

Savage, MD

11/20/19 6:00 PM

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

11/19/19 9:30 AM + more

Meal Delivery Driver

We are looking for friendly and energetic volunteers to help deliver meals using their own vehicles to clients in Howard County (primiarily Columbia, MD). Most volunteers generally make 1-3 deliveries per month which takes an average of 1.5-2 hours to complete. However, volunteers can choose the frequency and number of deliveries that best fit their availability. Volunteers are welcome to make it a family affair by taking their children and/or other family members along for the delivery ride. Note: Expresss Interest and the volunteer coordinator from FISH of Howard County will contact you to discuss the delivery location(s) and details. 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.

Elkridge, MD

Through10/31/20

Volunteer Leader Training

Audience: Community members interested in learning how to plan volunteer projects for themselves, for others, or for local nonprofits Cost: Free, but registration is required Join us to discover the intricacies of planning and leading a volunteer project! We'll discuss the process from start to finish and consider strategies for organizing and implementing effective and successful projects, perfect for families, friends, community groups, social groups and more. You'll also learn what agencies need from volunteer projects and how to incorporate their needs into the process. Please contact Pam via email or 410-715-3179 with questions or for additional information. Hope to see you there! If no dates indicated below please check back or give us a call.

Columbia, MD

12/5/19 6:30 PM

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. Note: Volunteer Orientations are held in the Neighbor Ride office on Tuesdays at 9:30 am and one evening a month.

Columbia, MD

Through10/31/20

Activity Assistant

The Activity Assistant will help the Activity Leaders with Learning and Sensory programs, serving breakfast lunch or dinner, and cleaning up. Additionally the assistant could help with one on ones, room visits, walking, playing board games, helping clients with computer/ipad interests and questions, spending time in the courtyard with clients, if weather permits and any interest a volunteer might have. To volunteer at Winter Growth, please do the following: Express interest on this site (below). Visit our website at wintergrowthinc.org/volunteer to fill out and submit our volunteer application form and reference form. Our Volunteer Coordinator will then contact you and talk about volunteer opportunities at Winter Growth. We look forward to talking with you. Please note: Volunteers will need to possess the ability to work independently and follow detailed instructions. Have a great day!

Columbia, MD

Through10/31/20

Become a Board of Associates Member

KidsPeace Maryland Foster Care and Community Programs is seeking new Board of Associates members to assist in fundraising, event plannning, and community engagement activities. Please contact Caitlin DeLatte, Manager of Community Partnerships, for more information about applying. Thank you for supporting KidsPeace!

Columbia, MD

Through1/31/20

Become a Foster Parent

Loving foster homes are needed throughout Howard County and Maryland, especially for teenagers! Training and support is provided. To become a certified foster parent, you must complete the following: 30 hours of pre-service training Background clearances for all household members 18 and over Physical exam for all household members Proof of vaccinations for all pets Home Inspection References for you and your spouse/partner School references for school age children Income verification Please contact us to receive information about our foster parent orientation. When we meet you will learn more about our program and what it means to be a foster parent. We also offer information sessions across the state of Maryland each month for interested parents. Thank you for supporting KidsPeace!

Columbia, MD

Through4/30/21

Knit and/or Crochet

Do you knit or crochet? Brooke Grove is looking for volunteers to join our knitting and crocheting group. We knit blocks, then crochet them together to make afghans we donate to local organizations; for example, this year they were donated to Fisher House at Walter Reed National Medical Center. 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.

Sandy Spring, MD

11/21/19 11:00 AM + more

School Field Trip Program Assistant

For more details about this volunteer opportunity posted in the 2019-2020 Guide to Giving, please Express Interest and the organization's volunteer coordinator will follow up with you.

Woodstock, MD

Through10/31/20

Coaches/Mentors, Race Day, Advisory Council

Coaches/Mentors Race Day Advisory Council For more details about these volunteer opportunities posted in the 2019-2020 Guide to Giving, please Express Interest and the organization's volunteer coordinator will follow up with you.

Fulton, MD

Through10/31/20

Holiday Distributors (Thanksgiving & Christmas)

• Thanksgiving grocery giveaways distributors during the Thanksgiving holiday season. • Toy distributors during the Christmas season. For details including the dates/times and duties, please contact the organization's Volunteer Coordinator, Angelina Peters at (202) 499-9114.

Columbia, MD

Through10/31/20

Mentor

Mentor for our ongoing mentorship program that resumes in January 2020.

Columbia, MD

Through10/31/20

Development Coordinator

S.A.F.E. Food Pantry is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to alleviating hunger among people with gluten and other food allergies and sensitivities. We’re seeking a relationship-focused Development Coordinator (DC) to lead S.A.F.E.’s development efforts to help S.A.F.E. grow. The DC will help S.A.F.E. raise awareness of our mission, promote organization events, and implement programs. Our ideal candidate will have development experience with a track-record of building and sustaining relationships with supporters. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills are vital to the success of this position. This position is virtual-based with at least monthly meetings either in-person or by phone. For more information, please see the attached Development Coordinator Position Description or click Express Interest for other inquiries. To apply, email your cover letter and a resume to info@safefoodpantry.org

Columbia, MD

Through10/30/20

Drop-in Gardening

Gardening on Wednesday mornings from 9:30am - noon Spring thru Fall, weather permitting. Gloves and tools are provided. Please register or call ahead.

Woodstock, MD

Through10/31/20

Prayer Team

Intercede for The Samaritan Women in prayer.

Baltimore, MD

Through10/31/20

Volunteer Care

Care for our many volunteers through writing thank-you cards and making appreciation gifts.

Baltimore, MD

Through10/31/20

Hospitality

Care for mentees during their intensive training weeks.

Baltimore, MD

Through10/31/20

Special Events Fundraiser

Host a fundraiser to support the mission of our organization.

Baltimore, MD

Through10/31/20

Business Professional Skills (CPA, IT, Research, etc.)

Use professional business skills as needed. For more specific details regarding this opportunity, Express Interest for the volunteer coordinator to follow up with you.

Baltimore, MD

Through10/31/20

Marketing Coordinator

S.A.F.E. Food Pantry is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to alleviating hunger among people with gluten and other food allergies and sensitivities. We’re seeking a creative and organized individual to serve as our Marketing Coordinator (MC) to help us raise community awareness of and promote S.A.F.E. services and events. Our ideal candidate will have experience in marketing, be passionate about our mission, and have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. This position is virtual-based with at least monthly meetings either in-person or by phone. For more information, please see the attached Marketing Coordinator Position Description or click Express Interest for other inquiries. To apply, email your cover letter and a resume to info@safefoodpantry.org

Columbia, MD

Through10/30/20

External Affairs Committee Member

For details regarding this volunteer opportunity, please Express Interest and the organization's volunteer coordinator will follow up with you. View links prior to clicking on Express Interest SAFE Volunteer Application SAFE Volunteer Policy and Procedures SAFE Volunteer Release and Waiver of Liability SAFE Confidential Information Policy

Columbia, MD

Through10/31/20

Volunteer Blogger

We are seeking a passionate and skilled writer to join our blogging team and provide valuable information to our website visitors. The ideal volunteer will be passionate about our mission and be knowledgeable or have experience with special dietary conditions related to food allergies, celiac disease, and gluten intolerance. The volunteer will also have prior blogging/ internet writing experience and possess excellent writing and communication skills. This individual will contribute 4-6 blog articles per year. The volunteer blogger will work from home and communicate via email and phone with supervisor and the blogging team. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who is passionate about S.A.F.E.’s mission. Hours: Flexible Length of Commitment: at least 6 months Location: Virtual with regular communication with supervisor and quarterly phone calls with other blogging team volunteers To Apply: Please submit a cover letter explaining your interest, 1-2 writing samples, and resume to volunteer@safefoodpantry.org. For more information, please see the attached Volunteer Blogger Position Description or click Express Interest for other inquiries.

Columbia, MD

Through10/31/20

Content Curator

S.A.F.E. Food Pantry seeks a dynamic, self-starter to curate social media content that is informative, credible, and connected to our mission. This could be a shared position with other volunteer content curators. The ideal volunteer will be passionate about our mission and be knowledgeable or have experience with special dietary conditions related to food allergies, celiac disease, and gluten intolerance. Prior content curating experience is preferred. The volunteer content curator will work from home and communicate via email and phone with supervisor and team members. Hours: Flexible 2-3 hour per week Length of Commitment: at least 6 months Location: Virtual with regular communication with supervisor and quarterly phone calls with other volunteers To Apply: Please submit a send cover letter, resume, and qualifications (samples, links to personally or professionally managed social media accounts, past work, and/or education) to volunteer@safefoodpantry.org For more information, please see the attached Content Curator Position Description or click Express Interest for other inquiries.

Columbia, MD

Through10/31/20

Robotic Events

Robotics event volunteers primarily on the weekends (December - March). For event details (dates & time) and volunteer responsibilities, please Express Interest or email (STEMvolunteers@USRA.edu). The organization's volunteer coordinator will follow up with you directly.

Columbia, MD

Through10/31/20

Web/Graphic Designer Intern

Kirstin’s Haven, Inc. is looking for an intern interested in designing content and improving our website (SquareSpace). This individual must demonstrate their design and front end development skills. Previous experience in working with Web Banners, Presentations, Landing Page Design And Implementation Of Basic Wordpress Themes. This job also entails selecting and modifying images and digital assets for creating digital marketing campaigns for web and social media platforms. -MUST BE ABLE TO COME ON SITE. Intern Responsibilities Designing Web Banners Providing Creative Assets For Web And Social Media Marketing Campaigns Web Page Layouts, and Design (SquareSPace) Creating Conversion Friendly, Responsive Websites and Landing Pages Programming, developing, website coding, and implementing basic websites and landing pages using HTML/CSS and WordPress Collaborate with marketing team and, and project managers on projects Contribute to the development of the misc. company special projects Designing and implementing new features and functionality of existing pages Ensure code and elements are properly architected and specified, and review all code for quality assurance purposes. Responsible for various aspects of ongoing support and maintenance engagements. Create new and edit existing CSS files to achieve web page design goals Design web advertisements, banner ads, and corporate identities to match look and feel of brands Potential to work with some Flash and video elements Learn project and task management processes Experience and Education A college degree is desirable but not required 1-2 years related experience. Excellent graphic design skills Extremely fluent with HTML and CSS Wordpress experience strongly recommended. Strong sense of visual design An understanding of front-end optimization techniques Knowledge of usability / user experience design is a plus Understanding of eCommerce Design Best Practices Organizational skills Effective communication skills Excellent research and analytical skills Ability to follow-up persistently Requirements: Design, Digital Design, Interactive Design, Fine Art, Computer Science or related major Strong passion for digital art and graphic design Desire to learn about e-commerce industry and internet marketing Excellent communication skills, both written and oral Ability to work independently and in a collaborative team environment Duration: Approx. one semester or one quarter with potential for two (10-20 hours per week) we are flexible and willing to work around school and/or work schedules. The internship is unpaid, but an extensive amount can be taken from this experience. An internship in the digital design field is a great way to get a jumpstart on your career and gain tangible working knowledge.

Camp Springs, MD

Through6/28/20

Social Media Influencer/Manager Intern

Kirstin's Haven, Inc. is looking for an energetic, motivated, dynamic and creative person to introduce our brand to people. The appropriate candidate will ensure active online customer engagement through digital community outreach. As our Social Media Influencer, you will be responsible for creating the social media marketing strategies, including but not limited to geographically and culturally appropriate content creation, campaign strategy and community management. This position requires that the candidate support the mission of Kirstin's Haven, Inc. and Kirstin Care, LLC while cultivating a strong community around the practice and brand. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Respond to comments and messages with a sense of compassion, urgency and professionalism Manage online reputation on all online sources which include Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn Develop social strategies and headlines Develop short and long term creative online marketing strategies that is engaging while financially sound Establish targeted lead growth and retention marketing strategies Develop site appropriates content in all digital media formats (text, blog, videos, photos, etc) Capture marketing and creative content daily by photographing and filming procedures and communicating with patients and office visitors Schedule consultations/appointments through online sources Monitor the benefits of each online source through reports and create objective data to share with management Must be able to justify the online marketing strategy and back it up with data keeping ROI in mind Create curated events specific to the nuances of the local community beauty fingerprint. Strategically aligns these events to the marketing calendar – and provides direction and execution guidelines to all team members. Develop influencer relations Establish cooperative marketing strategies with influencers, bloggers and social media high visibility profiles related to our field of practice and brand Assist with PR and multi-tiered influencer strategies to deliver positive ROI Develop relations with our partner company representatives and integrate our brand with their marketing campaign and opportunities Support Web site development team and coordinate sharing content Identify and execute new opportunities to improve existing operations and initiatives Stay current with best practices, strategies, and industry standards related to Influencer Marketing, PR, and social media. SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCER REQUIREMENTS ARE: Experienced social media content writer, video developer as an expert digital marketing professional Experienced in Adobe, Photoshop and other programs to produce high quality photos and videos Excellent photography and videography skills Excellent copywriting and communication skills Knowledge of best SEO practices Excellent customer relations Ability to multitask with obsessive sense of organization and punctuality Be a great storyteller and able to translate technical medical concepts in laymen terms Ability to handle technical internet and computer issues Passion for new technologies and emerging trends. Is an early adopter of technology, and comfortable traversing in both design and technology. Impeccable sense of style and aesthetics (“great eye and taste”) Strategic and big picture thinking (conceptual thinker who understands what moves the needle in larger context) Positive can-do attitude (always ask “how” and not stuck at “can’t”) Innovative and creative thinking (an “ideas person” who is an out of the box thinker and problem solver) Professional humility, high integrity and trustworthy QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of 3 years of social media management Strong track record of elevating brand(s) in tangible and multi-‐dimensional ways, demonstrated by a design portfolio including interactive, social, video and print with work for comparable brands in the healthcare and non-profit field Marketing/PR experience, preferably in the housing, healthcare, and non-profit industries Bachelor’s Degree in social medial marketing or related field

Camp Springs, MD

Through6/28/20

Empty Nester?

Miss driving around town now that your youngest is off to college? Never fear - Your mad carpool skills are still desperately needed! You can make a world of difference in the lives of the elderly in our community by providing rides for medical appointments, shopping, social outings, faith-based services, volunteer activities and other day-to-day needs. Incredibly flexible and rewarding daytime, evening and weekend opportunities are available. Simply choose to provide rides that fit your schedules and are convenient to your home, office and daily routines. Volunteer Orientations are held in the Neighbor Ride office on Tuesdays at 9:30 am and one evening a month. We're also happy to bring our orientation to you for groups of 5 or more. Contact Patrice or Holly at volunteer@neighborride.org for more information. You can also check out our video to learn more about the Neighbor Ride Volunteer Experience.

Through3/31/20

Like to Drive?

Like to Drive? Then we have a volunteer opportunity for you. Neighbor Ride is supplemental volunteer transportation program for Howard County seniors. You, as a volunteer driver will use your personal car and have complete flexibility to choose the rides that work for your schedule and location. Rides can be chosen via email, phone or from our online portal. We ask that you drive on average three rides a month. We provide a door-to-door service, but after dropping off the passenger, you can decide to wait, run errands, or return home. For more information go to our website at neighborride.org or view our new video The Volunteer Experience, or click here for volunteer testimonials.

Through10/23/20

 


Volunteer Center

6310 Hillside Ct.
Columbia, MD 21046 
410-715-3172