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Recently Posted Opportunities

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

3/24/20 5:30 PM + more

HopeWorks Front Desk Volunteer: 2nd & 4th Thursdays 2 pm - 4 pm

HopeWorks’ Volunteer Program is supportive of the organization’s two-pronged mission: providing support and advocacy for people in Howard County affected by sexual and intimate partner violence and developing the community engagement necessary for primary prevention. If you love to build relationships, share your enthusiasm for public service and a cause, and impact the resources available to a nonprofit, this position may be right for you. Office Volunteers assist in the day-to-day working os HopeWorks office. Office Volunteers are integral in helping our clients succeed and move forward towards a life free from gender and sexual violence. This volunteer opportunity is for volunteers to cover the HopeWorks front desk every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month during team meetings. Volunteers would be responsible for answering the phones, connecting callers with HopeWorks staff, and greeting clients. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer during this timeslot please email Maya Carey at MCarey@wearehopeworks.org or call 410-997-0304

Columbia, MD

2/27/20 2:00 PM + more

Volunteer for the Beyond 20/20 Vision Event at Howard HS!

Howard County Public Schools is partnering with the Maryland Optometric Association and the Howard County Health Department to host a free vision exam and glasses event for referred students at Howard HS this winter. The dates of the event are Feb 29 and March 1. MANY volunteers are needed to make this event successful. Below are links to the general volunteer sign-up for anyone, and one for clinical volunteers, which do not have to be clinical personnel; they will just get a little extra training before their shift. Volunteers who speak other languages are in high demand! Please share with anyone who may be interested in volunteering. Thank you for considering; this promises to be a very special event for our students and families in Howard County. To Volunteer use these links: General volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040d44aaab2aa3fe3-beyond2 Clinical volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040d44aaab2aa3fe3-beyond3

Ellicott City, MD

2/28/20 3:00 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

3/18/20 3:00 PM

JA Company Volunteer Lead

The JA Company Program/Rising Women Program teaches high school students about business, entrepreneurship, and economics by having them create, market, and operate their own company. Students sell stock to raise capital, elect officers, buy materials, market their product or service, pay a dividend to stockholders, and liquidate their company. By organizing and operating an actual business, students learn to understand and appreciate the responsibilities each individual has in running a business. A group of 1 to 5 volunteers are assigned to a JA Company Program team of students to deliver at least 12 sessions. Time Commitment The group meets once a week after school from 5-7PM for 12 sessions. JA provides all the training and materials you’ll need to be prepared, including an overview of the curriculum, training on classroom management and tips for effective student communication. Fall and Spring training sessions are held. Sign up for one of the Training Sessions below. 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

2/26/20 5:00 PM + more

2020 Summer Camp Volunteers Wanted

Camp Inclusion is a summer day camp in Howard County designed for students with and without special needs ages. Every summer, we recruit high school and college aged students looking for volunteer hours & experiences to serve as our camp volunteers. We will be offering two programs this year, one for elementary aged children (5-11) and one for young adults (12-21) Volunteers must be between the ages of 16 and 21 and experience working with children is preferred but not required. Individuals under 16 are encouraged to register for the program as a Peer Camper. Elementary Camp Inclusion operates the week of June 29-July 2 and July 6-10. The young adult program operates the weeks of July 20-24, July 27-31, Aug 3-7, and Aug 10-14. See application at the link below for the times of each program. We require that volunteers dedicate at least 5 days during this time to be considered for a volunteer position, preferably five consecutive days in a given week. To Express Interest in volunteering for a session(s), click on one of the dates below in the session(s) of your choice and Express Interest. The system will pull in all days for that session. Application deadline July 16, 2020. Volunteer training will be held on Friday, July 17th. After expressing interest, please fill out the application at the link below. Once application is processed, you will receive a confirmation email. Camp Inclusion Volunteer Information and Application Thank you for volunteering at Camp Inclusion! If you have any questions you may contact the Opportunity coordinator by clicking on the link in the Express Interest Box below.

Glenelg, MD

6/29/20 8:00 AM + more

Bone Marrow Drive at Heartbeart for Health

On February 22nd There Goes My Hero is hosting a bone marrow drive at Northeast High School's Heartbeat for Health Event in Pasadena, Maryland. TGMH needs volunteers to help educate attendees about the bone marrow registry as well as walk people through a brief swabbing process. It's a great opportunity for volunteers to participate in one of the most effective efforts to combat blood cancer. The event will take place at 1121 Duvall Hwy, Pasadena, MD 21122 from 10:00am until 1:00pm. If interested, please email thad.cwiklinski@theregoesmyhero.org. We hope you'll help us achieve our mission of saving lives, providing hope, and helping those affected by blood cancer.

Pasadena, MD

2/22/20 10:00 AM

Event Set-Up Assistants

Assistants will help set-up a photograph exhibit in the lobby of the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center on the campus of Howard Community College.

Columbia, MD

2/21/20 3:00 PM

Social Media

We are in need of someone who can create social media platforms like YouTube Channel, Facebook, Instagram and Linkedin.

Columbia, MD

Through12/31/20

Photography

We are in need of a volunteer photographer or someone who has photography skills to take professional pictures. Time is of the essence.

Columbia, MD

Through2/29/20

Conservation Stewardship Project

The Conservation Stewardship Project (CSP), a joint program of the Howard County Master Gardeners and the Howard County Recreation & Parks, addresses the issue of invasive exotic plant species in the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area (MPEA). Invasive exotic plants reduce native floral diversity by competing for sunlight, resources, and space, and offer poorer quality or insufficient food and habitat for native wildlife; they may also increase soil erosion and reduce water quality, or present a nuisance to visitors. During the CSP events, volunteers help combat this problem through the removal of invasive plants and the restoration of native, ecologically appropriate species. Each event also includes an educational component concerning the target species or area of the day. The meeting location varies by month. Contact adupre@howardcountymd.gov for 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.

Clarksville, MD

3/24/20 9:00 AM + more

Passport to the Future Interviewer

Conduct an "employment-like" interview with high school students seeking Passport to the Future certification. Click here to register For more information contact: sdiscepolo@hcpss.org or 410-313-7493 *Volunteer time slots are available for all or part of the morning.

Columbia, MD

3/27/20 8:00 AM

History Day Judges

Judge middle and high school student projects based on National History Day Commission criteria. This year’s theme is Breaking Barriers in History. Click here to register

Columbia, MD

3/14/20 8:00 AM

Unheard Perspectives Showcase Judges

Judge 3rd through 5th grade student presentations, displays or performances on minority innovators. Click here for more information and to register

Laurel, MD

2/29/20 8:00 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: Wednesday, February 12 at 11am Hawthorn Center 6175 Sunny Spring Columbia, MD 21044 Wednesday, March 4 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

3/4/20 1:00 PM

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program Client Winter Formal (Humanim, Inc.)

Humanim is looking for volunteers to help with setup, food preparation, serving food and "mocktails", and cleanup for our Client Winter Formal hosted in our building in Columbia, MD. Humanim’s Behavioral Health Department serves individuals struggling with mental illness and substance use disorders, and like all of Humanim’s programs and services, focuses on individualized care and self-empowerment. Humanim’s Psychiatric Rehabilitation Day Program promotes increased independence while allowing clients to focus on recovery and well-being within a structured and therapeutic environment. Our person-centered services assist adults in understanding and managing their mental illness through daily educational groups and activities, including community integration and vocational/ work readiness skills.

Columbia, MD

2/28/20 2:30 PM + more

Dining & Hospitality Aide

Brooke Grove has 8 different dining rooms in its nursing center and rehabilitation facility, all on different schedules. Volunteers are needed to support the nursing team with table set-up, serving residents or patients from a cart or kitchen, and clean-up. Occasionally volunteers may also be asked to answer call bells or serve food to residents who remain in their rooms. Volunteers are needed for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days/week. This role works well for students and it can easily be combined with other volunteer roles if an extended volunteer time is desired. All prospective volunteers must attend Volunteer Orientation, held the last Tuesday of each month from 6:30 - 8pm (except December). Occasional daytime sessions are also offered. If you have an interest in attending, email volunteers@bgf.org.

Ashton-Sandy Spring, MD

Through12/31/20

Web Support

Design and post upcoming projects. Provide links to registration page for payment. Update payments to match fees for new projects and workshops. Create a page for Meet our Board (will provide pictures and short bios). Create a page for Meet our Founder and President (will provide picture and short bio). Update Gallery with new pictures and videos to attract new customers. Record and post testimonials average once a month. Assist to create our first newsletter. Meet with Marketing team to obtain website updates. Proficiency skills in WordPress and programming required.

Maryland City, MD

Through12/31/20

Friendly Visitor

Do you find it easy to make conversation with others? Many Brooke Grove residents receive few visitors and would be grateful if someone would have the interest and take the time to engage them in conversation. Our residents have had rich, interesting lives in times of great change.... there are so many things one could take about! This is a very flexible role in terms of scheduling; we just suggest that you avoid mealtimes.

Ashton-Sandy Spring, MD

Through12/31/20

Resident Dining Assistant

Some residents of Brooke Grove's nursing home are unable to feed themselves due to dementia, a stroke or other illness that has caused restricted the use of their hands. You can help our nursing team by feeding these residents for breakfast, lunch or dinner. A free day-long class is offered to those interested in pursing this role. You must first attend volunteer orientation, held the last Tuesday of each month (except December) from 6:30 - 8pm. Once this has been completed, you will be able to schedule your feeding class with our staff trainer. This role is limited to those 18 years and older, or high school students who have received their CNA. If interested, please email volunteers@bgf.org.

Ashton-Sandy Spring, MD

Through12/31/20

Childcare Volunteer

HopeWorks’ Volunteer Program is supportive of the organization’s two-pronged mission: providing support and advocacy for people in Howard County affected by sexual and intimate partner violence and developing the community engagement necessary for primary prevention. If you love to build relationships, share your enthusiasm for a cause, and impact the resources available to a nonprofit, this position may be right for you. Childcare Volunteers help provide much-needed on-site childcare for our clients. Volunteers can play games, read stories, and create art while supervising children during parent counseling sessions, residential or advocacy appointments, or engagement events. Volunteers are needed during the day and evenings, Monday - Friday and occasionally on the weekends. All Childcare Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. Volunteers must complete the Volunteer application, background check, an in-person interview, Step 1 Training and the Childcare Volunteer Training. HopeWorks is seeking multiple volunteers to fill this ongoing volunteer positions. After successfully completing training, volunteers may sign up to provide childcare for clients on either an on-going or one-time basis, depending on the client and their needs. • Volunteer would report to Volunteer Program Coordinator and the Deputy Director. • Hours are as needed and flexible. Childcare Volunteer applications can be found at Wearehopeworks.org/volunteer applications are accepted year-round.

Columbia, MD

Through12/31/21

Visitor with Pet

Do you have a friendly pet? Brooke Grove welcomes friendly pets and their owners to become volunteers who visit with residents of our nursing center and patients in our rehabilitation facility. Current vaccination records must be kept on file in the Volunteer Services office. Students under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult family member. You must attend Volunteer Orientation before being scheduled: it is offered the last Tuesday of each month from 6:30 - 8pm. To register, email volunteers@bgf.org. 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.

Ashton-Sandy Spring, MD

2/25/20 6:30 PM + more

Volunteers with Dogs or Cats

Do you have a friendly, sociable dog or cat and some time to visit older adults? Paws4Comfort volunteers take their own dogs or cats and visit nursing homes, assisted living residences, 50+ centers, and adult day care facilities to bring friendly animal visits to those who can no longer keep their own pets, but still enjoy animal companionship. (Pets must be at least one year old, and must have lived with you for 6 months.) New pet evaluations are held the first Thursday of each month at The Bain 50+ Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way in Columbia, Md. Call Ingrid Gleysteen, 410-313-7461 (voice/relay), for more information or find the application form here.

Columbia, MD

Through12/31/20

A Taste of Volunteering

Engage with local volunteer organizations recruiting volunteers to meet community needs in an informal setting. Complete a simple service project. Explore different ways your time and talents can serve others. Learn about the value of Volunteering in our community.

Columbia, MD

4/16/20 5:00 PM

Office Volunteer

HopeWorks’ Volunteer Program is supportive of the organization’s two-pronged mission: providing support and advocacy for people in Howard County affected by sexual and intimate partner violence and developing the community engagement necessary for primary prevention. If you love to build relationships, share your enthusiasm for public service and a cause, and impact the resources available to a nonprofit, this position may be right for you. Office Volunteers assist in the day-to-day working os HopeWorks office. Office Volunteers are integral in helping our clients succeed and move forward towards a life free from gender and sexual violence. Office Volunteers main responsibility may include front desk coverage, pantry organization, file and educational material management, and more. Volunteers are needed during normal business hours-- Monday through Friday 9 am- 5 pm. All Office Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. Volunteers must complete the Volunteer Application during the specified application season, complete a background check, and attend both the Step 1 training and the Office Volunteer training. HopeWorks seeks multiple volunteers to fill both ongoing and one-time Office Volunteer opportunities. After successfully completing training, volunteers may sign up for differing office opportunities. Volunteers will report to the Volunteer Program Coordinator and the Deputy Director Hours are as needed and flexible. Volunteers may apply two times a year-- January 1- February 15 AND July 1- August 15. The volunteer application can be found at wearehopeworks.org/volunteer

Columbia, MD

Through12/31/21

Legal Services Volunteer

HopeWorks’ Volunteer Program is supportive of the organization’s two-pronged mission: providing support and advocacy for people in Howard County affected by sexual and intimate partner violence and developing the community engagement necessary for primary prevention. If you love to build relationships, share your enthusiasm for a cause, and impact the resources available to a nonprofit, this position may be right for you. Legal Services Volunteers help provide much-needed advocacy services for potential clients within the Howard County Court System. Interested volunteers do not need to have prior experience with the legal system but must have an interest in providing support and resources to clients in crisis. All legal Service Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age. Volunteers must complete the Volunteer application, background check, an in-person interview, Step 1 Training and the Legal Service Volunteer Training. HopeWorks is seeking multiple volunteers to fill this ongoing volunteer positions. After successfully completing training, volunteers may sign up to shadow a legal advocate or volunteer in order to determine if this area is the best fit for them. Volunteer would report to Volunteer Program Coordinator and the Deputy Director Hours are scheduled based on volunteer's availability. Hours for volunteering are M-F 1-3 at the Howard County District Court in Ellicott City, MD. Legal Service Volunteer applications can be found at Wearehopeworks.org/volunteer applications are accepted year-round.

Columbia, MD

Through12/31/21

Mentors & Guest Speakers

Mentors and guest speakers for KidsPeace Empowering Youth to Succeed (KEYS) life skills program.

Columbia, MD

Through10/31/20

Event Ushers - Irish Eve

Usher for Annual Evening of Irish Music and Poetry, Horowitz Center Smith Theatre, Howard Community College. February 21 (Friday) from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Assist patrons and artists with directions and services requested. Visit HoCoPoLitSo.org to learn more about the visiting novelist. 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

2/21/20 6:30 PM

Student Musicians needed!!

K-12 Student Musicians Wanted! **All music levels are welcome** Do you like to sing? Do you play any instruments? Do you want to help the community? Come and join Howard County High School UNMUTE student musicians to share your music with seniors!! Music performances are held on Saturdays from 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm at the Lutheran Village at Miller's Grant (next to the Miller Branch Library in Ellicott City). Student musicians can earn student servie hours, light up lives and also help the community!! Bring your own insturement if it is not a piano or keybaord. Let's U-N-M-U-T-E! (Please provide details about what grade, which instrument (or vocal) and what piece you are planning to perform.)

Ellicott City, MD

2/22/20 4:15 PM + more

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

2/18/20 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

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

Volunteer Information Session: Meals on Wheels Central Maryland

Attend a Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland Volunteer Information Session and learn about how to become a volunteer in Columbia or surrounding areas to help those who are home bound. Volunteer opportunities include delivering meals, grocery shopping, visiting an individual or talking on the phone to an individual. Mission: To enable people to live independently at home through the provision of nutritious meals, personal contact and related services. Information sessions are held in Baltimore City and surrounding areas (during the week, one Saturday a month, and various evenings). Sign up for an Information Session here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050b45a9a728a7f94-upcoming Find more information about volunteering here: https://www.mealsonwheelsmd.org/volunteer/

Through5/31/20

Community Engagement Volunteer

HopeWorks’ Volunteer Program is supportive of the organization’s two-pronged mission: providing support and advocacy for people in Howard County affected by sexual and intimate partner violence and developing the community engagement necessary for primary prevention. If you love to build relationships, share your enthusiasm for a cause, and impact the resources available to a nonprofit, this position may be right for you. Community Engagement Volunteers are an integral part of our gender and sexual violence prevention programming. Community Engagement Volunteers have the opportunity to assist educators and coordinators with event set up, organizing holiday projects, assisting with fundraisers, staffing booths at community health fairs, and even gain facilitation experience. Community Engagement Volunteers may volunteer on three levels of advocacy ranging in time commitment: Special Event Volunteers, Outreach Volunteers, and Engagement Volunteers. All Community Engagement Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. Volunteers must complete the Volunteer Application, background check, Step 1 Training and the CED Volunteer Training. HopeWorks seeks multiple volunteers to fill both ongoing and one-time Community Engagement opportunities. After Successfully completing training, volunteers may sign up for differing community engagement roles. Volunteers will report to the Volunteer Program Coordinator and the Director of the Community Engagement Department. Hours are as needed and flexible. Volunteers may apply two times a year-- January 1- February 15 AND July 1- August 15. The volunteer application can be found at wearehopeworks.org/volunteer

Through12/31/21

Gardening & Farming

Volunteers with gardening and farm experience are needed to help tend the 6.4 acre organic farm on Harriet Tubman Lane (Columbia, MD).

Through10/31/20

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

 


Volunteer Center

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