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Recently Posted Opportunities

Annual Competition Prep and Presentation - Sculpture on the Human Form

The sixth annual ManneqART Madness Photography Days will be held October 13-14 in the ManneqART Museum off of Route 1 in Laurel. More than 40 sculptures on live models will be matched with hair and make up artists and will be presented in a floor show and photography shoot. We need 2-4 volunteers to help set up the event Friday, October 12 between the hours of 10:00 am and 8:00 pm. This includes setting up make-up/hair stations, the photography stations, and the overall event activity (ManneqART Cafe, etc.). Volunteers are then needed for the event (October 13-14) to greet the 300-400 guests who will arrive each day, help the artists find their stations, serve as docents in the ManneqART Museum, and more. Volunteers are also needed on Monday, October 15 to move all event furniture back into place. 2-4 volunteers who are able to do light physical activity such as moving are needed.

Laurel, MD

10/15/18 10:00 AM +more

Musicians & Singers

Love music and performing? Join us at Winter Growth with our day program participants, to play an instrument or sing. You will find an enthusiastic audience, eager to listen to the music you have to share.

Columbia, MD

Through 10/31/19

Holiday Visitors

Spend time visiting with Winter Growth's residents on December 26, 27, 28 and 31 between 10 am and 3 pm. Play games, swap stories, share a talent, work on a craft project, or just enjoy getting to know each other.

Columbia, MD

Through 12/31/18

Volunteers needed at Morningside House of Ellicott City

Do you have a hobby? Can you knit, play an Instrument, are you creative and enjoy Arts/Crafts or gardening? We are looking for dedicated volunteers who are interested in spending quality time with our seniors. Whether it is a passion or skill that you would like to introduce or play a game of cards, board game, or to call a bingo we'd like to hear from you!

Ellicott City, MD

Through 8/31/20

Thanksgiving Meal Helpers

Visit with Winter Growth's residents and assist with serving the holiday meal.

Columbia, MD

11/22/18 12:00 PM

Blanketeers

Create blankets to be donated to hospitalized or traumatized children in our area. Check out the patterns and inspirations on the Project Linus website.

Centreville, MD

Through 10/31/19

Label Sewers

Project Linus of Howard County is in need of adults to sew labels onto donated blankets. Very basic sewing skills are all that is needed. We meet at the Bain Senior Center in Columbia on the second and fourth Mondays from 9 - 11:30am.

Columbia, MD

11/26/18 9:00 AM +more

Volunteer at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

Join us on Saturday, October 27th for our volunteer service event! We will spend the morning removing invasive plants to help native plants thrive and pick up litter. REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oct-27-volunteer-event-at-kenilworth-aquatic-gardens-registration-42915827395?aff=ebdssbdestsearch WHEN: Saturday, October 27th, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Registration opens at 8:30am, please arrive no later than 8:45am. We will meet up at the maintenance yard within the park. WHERE: Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, 1550 Anacostia Ave Northeast, Washington, DC 20019. By Car: Enter the park at the Anacostia Ave entrance to access the free visitors parking lot. By Metro: Kenilworth is accessible via the Deanwood Metro stop (orange line) WHAT: Volunteers will spend the morning removing invasive plants, picking up trash, cutting lotus, remove invasive species, and other park projects. The event will run rain or shine—please dress accordingly and plan to work outside. Litter Removal Cut Lotus Invasive Removal BRING WITH YOU: Be prepared to work outside! Please wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, and long-sleeved shirts. Please also bring your own water bottle and sunscreen. OTHER: We encourage families and students to join us. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult chaperone, parent or guardian with a 3:1 ratio. This event is eligible for Student Service Learning (SSL) hours. DONATIONS: Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. We work alongside the National Park Service to protect the park. Our volunteer events are free but we appreciate all donations to help take care of the park. You can make a donation by choosing the donation ticket on Eventbrite or the day of in the donation box at the park's visitor center. QUESTIONS: Contact Tina O'Connell, Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, at tina@fokag.org or (202) 494 - 0456.

Washington, DC

10/27/18 9:00 AM

National Public Lands Day at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

Join us for our National Public Lands Day (NPLD) volunteer service event on Saturday, September 22, 2018. NPLD is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort on public lands. We will spend the day thinnning water lilies, taking out invasive plants, picking up trash, and performing other park projects. Important details: REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sept-22-volunteer-event-national-public-lands-day-registration-42915347961?aff=ebdssbdestsearch WHEN: Saturday, September 22nd, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Registration opens at 8:30am, please arrive no later than 8:45am. We will meet up at the maintenance yard within the park. WHERE: Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, 1550 Anacostia Ave Northeast, Washington, DC 20019. By Car: Enter the park at the Anacostia Ave entrance to access the free visitors parking lot. By Metro: Kenilworth is accessible via the Deanwood Metro stop (orange line) WHAT: Volunteers will work in the ponds removing cut lotus, in the forest removing invasive plants or performing other park projects. The event will run rain or shine—please dress accordingly and plan to work outside. Lunch will be provided (pre-packaged sandwiches and chips)! BRING WITH YOU: Please wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, and long-sleeved shirts if you plan to work on land, and shorts, t-shirts, if you plan to help in the ponds. You may want to bring an extra set of clothes if you want to work in the ponds. Be prepared to work outside and bring your own water bottle and sunscreen. OTHER: Volunteers must be at least 14 years old and accompanied by an adult chaperone, parent or guardian. This event is eligible for Student Service Learning (SSL) hours. DONATIONS: Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. We work alongside the National Park Service to protect the park. Our volunteer events are free but we appreciate all donations to help take care of the park. Click here to make a donation. QUESTIONS: Contact Tina O'Connell, Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, tina@fokag.org or (202) 494-0456.

Washington, DC

9/22/18 9:00 AM

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

12/6/18 5:00 PM +more

Partner Staff Orientation

Are you or your organization new to the Volunteer Center or do you want to learn about the new updated HandsOn Connect system? Join us for an introductory session to learn how to effectively utilize the system to recruit and manage your volunteers including a discussion of things to consider when creating and entering opportunities. We'd also like to hear what you'd like to get out of the session in order to better meet your needs. When you register, answer two brief questions to help us better serve you.

Columbia, MD

9/27/18 3:00 PM

Native Plant Nursery Volunteer Assistance

Howard EcoWorks is empowering an under-served workforce to respect and restore our natural systems for future generations. EcoWorks operates a native plant nursery from the Howard County Dept. of Corrections and is looking for volunteers to help with watering, weeding and basic nursery/plant management under guidance of the part-time Nursery Manager. No experience necessary and must be willing to work outside performing moderate physical activity.

Jessup, MD

Through 12/21/18

HopeWorks Volunteer Photographer

HopeWorks of Howard County is looking for a community partner volunteer who is willing to volunteer their time and expertise in Photography to help capture some of our organizations most meaningful moments. Events in which a photographer will be needed include the Annual Domestic Violence Candle Light Vigil, SAGE Table, Telling this Truth: Story Sharing Event, and the Dragonfly Poetry Reading.

Columbia, MD

Through 12/31/18

Mentors/Tutors Information Session

A-OK Mentoring-Tutoring, Inc is actively seeking volunteers! We welcome people from all backgrounds and experiences to participate in the organization! A-OK Volunteers serve as mentors and tutors for elementary school children and middle school youth in Howard County schools and in community afterschool programs. Information Sessions are held regularly to learn more about A-OK Mentoring-Tutoring and available volunteer opportunities. Upcoming Information Sessions: Wednesday, September 5th at 11am Howard County Library - Central Branch, Warfield Meeting Room 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia OR Wednesday, Sept. 26th at 1pm Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia ​​​​​​​To register please send email to: susan@aokmentor.org NeighborRide available upon request. *Volunteer work with A-OK requires weekday, daytime hours. Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age.

Columbia, MD

9/26/18 1:00 PM

Lunch Breakers

Lunchtime is a great time to get up, get out, and make a difference! Providing just a couple of quick local rides a month will give seniors the lift they need to stay healthy, active, and independent. No Set Schedule is Required. Simply choose the nearby trips that are convenient for you and get ready to be energized by volunteering. Sign the whole office up and make volunteering a team-building experience! 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 Cerwonka or Holly Waddell at volunteer@neighborride.org or (410) 884-7433 for more information. Check out our video to learn more about the Neighbor Ride Volunteer Experience.

Columbia, MD

Through 8/30/20

Social Media Manager

WAHA Initiative is a tax exempt nonprofit committed to preventing, controlling and eliminating viral hepatitis and hepatits related diseases within West African countries and African commnunities in the US. Viral hepatitis is the leading cause of liver cancer deaths within the population. Our approach is expanding awareness, advocacy and assistance for the underserved individuals. We are seeking for a Volunteer Social Media Manager to create and execute the organization’s social media strategy, to increase the organization's brand awareness, driving traffic to the organization’s domain, and cultivating leads and sales. Will be responsible for representing the company’s brand on social as well as developing social media campaigns and also writing social copy, answering questions from followers, and replying to comments on their social channels. Contact bunmidaramaja@wahainitiative.org or 240-304-6476

Columbia, MD

Through 8/27/19

Fundraising Committee

WAHA Initiative is a tax exempt nonprofit committed to preventing, controlling and eliminating viral hepatitis and hepatits related diseases within West African countries and African commnunities in the US. Viral hepatitis is the leading cause of liver cancer deaths within the population. Our approach is expanding awareness, advocacy and assistance for the underserved individuals. We are seeking for a volunteer Fundraising Committee to lead the board in efforts that attract money and services needed to carry out the mission of the organization. The Fundraising Committee shall have these duties and responsibilities: Work with the administrator or fiscal sponsor to define the short-term and long-term funding needs of the organization. Plan funding activities for the full board. Review the funding plan to ensure progress toward annual and long-range funding goals. Contribute financial support and encourage others to do so. Identify and recruit community leaders to serve with board members on fundraising committees. Educate the full board on the techniques of planned giving, marketing, seeking grants, and soliciting corporations and individuals. Encourage the participation of the full board in fundraising. Closely work with staff or fiscal sponsor to identify and solicit funds from external sources of support. Liase and communicate as appropriate with the Executive Director.

Columbia, MD

Through 8/28/20

Board Chair

WAHA Initiative is a tax exempt nonprofit committed to preventing, controlling and eliminating viral hepatitis and hepatits related diseases within West African countries and African commnunities in the US. Viral hepatitis is the leading cause of liver cancer deaths within the population. Our approach is expanding awareness, advocacy and assistance for the underserved individuals. We are currently seeking a Board Chair who will serve as the Chief Volunteer Board Chair of the organization, is a partner to the CEO in achieving the organization's mission, provides leadership to the Board of Directors, who sets policy and to whom the CEO is accountable, chairs meetings of the Board after developing the agenda with the CEO, encourages Board's role in strattegic planning, appoints the chairpersons of committees, in consultation with other Board members, serves ex officio as a member of committees and attends their meetings when invited, discusses issues confronting the organization with the CEO, helps guide and mediate Board actions with respect to organizational priorities and governance concerns, reviews with the CEO any issues of concern to the board, monitors financial planning and finacial reports, plays a role in fundraising activities, formerly evaluates the performance of the CEO and informally evaluates the effectiveness of the Board members. Contact bunmidaramaja@wahainitiative.org or 240-304-6476

Columbia, MD

Through 8/28/19

Road Trippers Needed

By providing a couple of quick trips a month, you can give local seniors the lift they need to stay healthy, active, and independent. Volunteer drivers decrease isolation and improve the quality of life for Howard County's older residents by offering rides for medical appointments, shopping, social outings, faith services, volunteer activities, and other day-to-day needs. Incredibly flexible and rewarding daytime, evening and weekend opportunities are available. Volunteers simply choose to provide rides that fit their schedules and are convenient to their homes, offices, and daily routines. Parents are welcome to bring their children along when volunteering for a fantastic family service experience. Check out our video to learn more about the Neighbor Ride Volunteer Experience. 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 Cerwonka or Holly Waddell at volunteer@neighborride.org or (410) 884-7433 for more information.

Columbia, MD

Through 8/27/20

Board Treasurer

WAHA Initiative is a tax exempt nonprofit committed to preventing, controlling and eliminating viral hepatitis and hepatits related diseases within West African countries and African commnunities in the US. Viral hepatitis is the leading cause of liver cancer deaths within the population. Our approach is expanding awareness, advocacy and assistance for the underserved individuals. We are currently seeking a Board Treasurer who will have financial knowledge of the organization, personal committment to devote the time to perform the responsibilities of treasurer, and understanding of financial accounting for nonprofit organization, Responsibilities include but not limited to serving as Chair of the Finance Committee, manages with the finance committee, Board's review of, and action related to,the Board's financial responsibilites, works with the Executive Director and finance manager to ensure that appropriate financial reports are made available to the Board on a timely basis, assists the Executive Director and financial manager in preparing the annual budget, and presenting the budget to the Board for approval, works with the Finance Committee and the ED to develop fiscal policies for recommendation to the Board to ensure the financial integrity and sustainability of the organization, works with the Finance Committee and ED to develop longterm financial strattegies, and keeps currently informed of legal, regulatory and sector developments relating to the Board's financial responsibilities. Contact bunmidaramaja@wahainitiative.org 240-304-6476

Columbia, MD

Through 8/27/19

Board Secretary

WAHA Initiative is a tax exempt nonprofit committed to preventing, controlling and eliminating viral hepatitis and hepatits related diseases within West African countries and African commnunities in the US. Viral hepatitis is the leading cause of liver cancer deaths within the population. Our approach is expanding awareness, advocacy and assistance for the underserved individuals. We are currently seeking for a Board Secretary whose responsibilities will include but not limited to taking minutes of meetings, custodian of records of the organization, communication, managing the general correspondence of the Board of Directors, participates in Board meetings as a voting member and as a signing officer may be designated by the Board of Directors as one of the signing officers for certain documents. Details of job description will be provided. Contact bunmidaramaja@wahainitiative.org or 240-304-6476

Columbia, MD

Through 8/27/19

Board Member - Committee Chair

WAHA Initiative is a tax exempt nonprofit committed to preventing, controlling and eliminating viral hepatitis and hepatits related diseases within West African countries and African commnunities in the US. Viral hepatitis is the leading cause of liver cancer deaths within the population. Our approach is expanding awareness, advocacy and assistance for the underserved individuals. We are currently seeking for a Board Committee Chair who will be a board member, sets tone for the committee work, ensures that members have the information needed to do their jobs, oversees the logistics of committee's operations, reports to the Board's Chair, reports to the full Board on committee's decisions/recommendations, works closely with the CEO and other staff as agreed to by the CEO, assigns work to the committee members, sets the agenda and runs the meetings, and ensures distributionof meeting minutes, initiates and leads the committee's annual evaluation. Contact bunmidaramaja@wahainitiative.org or 240-304-6476

Columbia, MD

Through 8/27/19

Ellicott City - Flood Recovery Volunteer

In the event of damaging flooding in Ellicott City, Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will use this resource to contact volunteers if their skills and support are needed during an emergency. Most disaster-serving organizations have an existing pool of trained volunteers and may likely not accept spontaneous volunteers. However, other organizations, businesses, or residents may need extra help during a disaster. By registering for this opportunity, you will become part of an extra pool of volunteers, available to assist during a disaster. Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will contact you via email or by phone to notify you of volunteer opportunities if/when they become available on behalf of those in need. For those interested in volunteering in times of disaster, the Volunteer Center Serving Howard County suggests doing the following: In your account profile: Under Personal Information link, in the DEMOGRAPHIC AND VOLUNTEER OPTIONS section, check yes for “I am interested in being contacted for disaster service.” Under Skills Link: Indicate Yes for the Accept Invitations question. Indicate those skills you have and are willing to offer. Doing the above will allow registered partner organizations of the Volunteer Center Serving Howard County to reach out to you through this system and invite you to view relevant volunteer opportunities.

Through 11/30/18

Hurricane Season - Disaster Volunteers

The majority of natural disasters in the State of Maryland have historically been caused by hurricanes. The hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30. Now is a good time to express an interest in acting as a disaster volunteer should the need for assistance arise. In the event of a disaster in Howard County or the surrounding communities, Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will use this resource to contact volunteers if their skills and support are needed during an emergency. Most disaster-serving organizations have an existing pool of trained volunteers and may likely not accept spontaneous volunteers. However, other organizations may need extra help during a disaster. By registering for this opportunity, you will become part of an extra pool of volunteers, available to assist other organizations during a disaster. Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will contact you via email or by phone to notify you of volunteer opportunities if/when they become available on behalf of the organizations in need. For those interested in volunteering in times of disaster, the Volunteer Center Serving Howard County suggests doing the following: In your account profile: Under Personal Information link, in the DEMOGRAPHIC AND VOLUNTEER OPTIONS section, check yes for “I am interested in being contacted for disaster service.” Under Skills Link: Indicate Yes for the Accept Invitations question. Indicate those skills you have and are willing to offer. Doing the above will allow registered partner organizations of the Volunteer Center Serving Howard County to reach out to you through this system and invite you to view relevant volunteer opportunities.

Through 11/30/18

 


Volunteer Center

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