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Recently Posted Opportunities

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

5/21/19 3:00 PM +more

Community Dinner (Hosts, Servers & Clean-up)

Come join the "Make a Memory that Matters" movement by helping feed the marginalized citizens of Maryland a meal. Volunteers are needed to help serve food, work in the dish room and maintain the dining room. Volunteers are asked to arrive at 5pm, no later than 5:15pm, to help serve from 5-7pm, and wrap up from 7-7:15pm. Each dinner (weekly on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday) has 15 available volunteer slots. The age requirement to serve food is 16 years old; 14 years old to help in the other areas.

Baltimore, MD

5/21/19 5:00 PM +more

ICA Howard County Health Expo

Indian Cultural Association is hosting a health fair on Sunday, October 6, 2019. We need the help of volunteers throughout the day from 8:00a.m. - 6:00p.m. to make this a success. Volunteers are needed to serve in a range of roles, including set up/take-down, ticket sales, face painting, and game operators. To sign up on our SignUpGenius, click here (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050d4caaab2ea0f58-icahealth). Please feel free to sign up for multiple opportunities, if interested. High Schoolers, this is a fun way to fulfill community service hours! We appreciate your help. Thank you for volunteering!

Columbia, MD

10/6/19 10:00 AM

Poster Upper - Spread the Word

Help is needed to spread the word about both our service and volunteer opportunities. You can be a part of our Spread the Word campaign by volunteering to post our tear-off flyers in coffee shops, community centers, libraries and other sites throughout the county. Choose the time and area that work for you. Any assistance you can provide will truly make a difference! Neighbor Ride is a volunteer-driven nonprofit dedicated to decreasing isolation and improving the quality of life for Howard County seniors by providing transportation for medical appointments, social outings, religious services, shopping and other needs. Together, our volunteers provide 1,500 trips/month - enabling local seniors to remain active, independent, and connected to the community.

Columbia, MD

5/21/19 10:00 AM

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. You can also view a video about volunteering at: http://neighborride.org/wordpress/volunteer/.

Columbia, MD

6/5/19 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. You can also view a video about volunteering at: http://neighborride.org/wordpress/volunteer/.

Columbia, MD

5/21/19 9:30 AM +more

Meal delivery

Meals on Wheels of Central MD is currently recruiting volunteers to help deliver meals out of our Columbia Distribution site! Meal delivery takes place Monday through Friday beginning at 11am, and routes take about an hour to complete. Volunteers use their own vehicles and typically help once a week on a consistent weekday. Volunteers can also help every other week or once a month!

Columbia, MD

Through 10/9/19

5k Loading/Unloading Help

We need a few strong women and men to help us load and unload trucks on our 5K days. Must be able to lift items up to 50 lbs above shoulder level. This is a great opportunity for Crossfit enthusiasts or teenagers with lots of energy. We will confirm student service hours. Sign up online at: http://bit.ly/S19HCVol5k

Columbia, MD

6/1/19 6:00 AM +more

5K Buddy Runner

5k Buddy Runners Needed for our 5K in Columbia, MD on Saturday, June 1!! If you can volunteer to run the 5K with one of our exceptional young girls please visit http://bit.ly/S19HCVol5k. All speeds/abilities welcome. Some girls are fast, some are slow - we will match you to a girl with a similar pace to yours. Note: A criminal background check is required for this volunteer position. You will receive instructions on completing this process when you register using the link above.

Columbia, MD

6/1/19 7:00 AM

Girls on the Run 5K Green Team - help us make our event more Earth-friendly!

Help the GOTR 5K go Green! We need a group of Green Team Volunteers for our upcoming 5K event(s)! Green Team Volunteers are responsible for set up & break down, managing and proper disposal of waste stations by directing participants how to organize discarded items into 3 separate receptacles: Compost, Recyclables, and Trash. Attention to detail and vigilance is a must to help GOTR maintain the integrity of the Athletes for a Fit Planet Pledge of Sustainability initiative. We are also looking for one (1) Green Team Lead: Oversee fellow Green Team Volunteers and report to Carrie Heath (Program Coordinator) that team has arrived for set up and explanation of duties at 6:30 am. Team Lead will be responsible for taking compost after 5K clean up to Mom's Organic Market in Jessup, MD. Team Lead should have prior knowledge of regulations of recycling and composting practices. To register for this opportunity, visit http://bit.ly/S19HCVol5k

Columbia, MD

6/1/19 6:30 AM

Painters Urgently Needed!!

TRRC is hosting the Howard County Special Olympics Equestrian event on Saturday, June 1st and we would like to get our grandstand and fences in tip top shape for the event! No experience needed, and all supplies will be provided. Come and enjoy a fun day and help our athletes as well! 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.

Glenwood, MD

5/25/19 9:00 AM

CAC - Resource Development Volunteer

Purpose: To support the Resource Development team with preparation events, mailings, communications projects and data entry. Qualifications: Must be able to serve for 6-10 hours a week. Starting with a 6 month commmittment. Must be able to operate and record/receive phone calls. Must have basic knowledge of computer. Must be proficient in Excel and other databases. Must be detailed oriented and organized. Responsibilities: Assisting with mail merges, editing and proofing letters and labels on a weekly basis. Preparing the mailings by folding letters, stuffing envelopes and sealing letters. Respond to returned mailed by reaching out to donors to obtain an updated mailing address. Resend letters with correct address. Updating donor information in Salesforce. Adding new donors to newsletter. Provide administrative support for events. Assist with campaign tracking. Data entry and editing information in Excel and other databases. Making copies and organizing packets. Other projects as assigned. This opporunity is avaiable Monday - Friday between 9AM to 4PM. You will create a schedule with the Director.

Columbia, MD

Through 12/31/19

Webmaster

Create and maintain website content under the direction of the Director of External Communications. Volunteer should possess specialized knowledge and skills to maintain the integrity of the site's content and its embedded links, and make updates when required, using their own computer. Updates to the content of the website is through the Director. Areas of maintenance include: League advocacy of all levels of government Current league studies League positions League events Membership and donations information League publications League's Official Voters' Guide Links to other appropriate websites The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Columbia, MD

Through 5/1/20

Happy Helpers Distribution

On this day, we distribute all the food, clothes, and love we have to the homeless, in person. We meet at the 7-Eleven, located at: 7701 Quarterfield Road, Glen Burnie, MD 21061 around 12:45pm. Additionally, the distribution center is located at Our Daily Bread: 725 Fallsway, Baltimore, MD 21202. You can meet here at 1:30pm. 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.

Baltimore, MD

5/26/19 1:00 PM +more

Happy Helpers Preparation

On this day, we gather at the 7-Eleven and travel to the Happy Helpers Headquarters, where we prepare sandwiches and goodies for the homeless. You can meet at Happy Helpers headquarters located at 1550 Catons Center Drive Halethorpe, MD 21227 at 11:30am. 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.

Glen Burnie, MD

5/25/19 11:00 AM +more

Largest Golgappa Eating Contest in United States in Columbia

The Indian Cultural Association of Howard County, a 501(c)(3) charity organization. is holding a Golgappa Eating Contest on June 15th from 4-8pm and we need the help of volunteers. We believe it is the largest of its kind in the United States. This is a large venue (Chrysalis in Merriweather Park) and we are expecting thousands of people. We need the help of volunteers to run this event smoothly. Here's the Facebook event page. https://www.facebook.com/events/2106041922848253/ The volunteers get free food at the event. They will also get the satisfaction of helping run the largest Golgappa contest in the United States! 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 underage. 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

6/15/19 3:00 PM

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

6/4/19 6:00 PM +more

Volunteers needed for the 2019 Bicycle and Pedestrian Pathway Counts

Volunteers are needed to conduct counts for pedestrians, bicyclists and other users on Columbia’s bike routes and Columbia Association’s (CA) pathways. This year’s counts will be conducted between Saturday, June 1 and Thursday, June 13. This information will give CA and the Howard County Office of Transportation a better understanding of the number and the demographics of people who walk and cycle along these routes, validating the impact of past improvements and providing more information for future investments in our infrastructure. Please click here to volunteer. Selecting more than one date and time is welcome and encouraged. The earlier you sign up, the more likely you are to get the count locations you desire. The following is a list of the locations that will be counted this year: Harpers Farm Road pedestrian bridge Cross-Columbia Trail at Cedar Lane and Little Patuxent Parkway Cross-Columbia Trail at Governor Warfield Parkway and Little Patuxent Parkway Lake Kittamaqundi (both the north and south ends) Blandair Regional Park Patuxent Branch Trail (Guilford Road) Patuxent Branch Trail (north of Route 32) Grace Drive and Quiet Night Ride Training materials will be emailed with confirmation of each volunteer’s count location by Friday, May 24. A training session will be offered for new and/or interested Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Program volunteers on Wednesday, May 29 from 6:30-7:30pm at Columbia Association Headquarters (6310 Hillside Court, Columbia). If you have any questions or need assistance completing the volunteer signup form, please contact Jessica Bellah at Jessica.Bellah@ColumbiaAssociation.org or 410-715-3166.

Columbia, MD

6/1/19 11:30 AM +more

Savage Fest 2019

The 32nd annual Savage Fest, a community celebration held since the 1920s, promises a day of fun for all ages. The festivities include live music from local bands, local entertainment, pony rides, a pet parade, a historic reenactment, a petting zoo, games, crafts, food and more. Help is needed with setup, activities for children and adults, and cleanup on the day of the festival. No experience necessary; training provided on the day of the event. You will work with other volunteers and have the chance to get to know folks in our small town. Volunteer shifts can be viewed on our SignUp Genius. More: www.savagecommunityassociation.com/savagefest

Savage, MD

6/1/19 8:00 AM

Personal Finance Experience The Homewood School

Volunteers needed, May 30th, Personal Finance Experience with Junior Achievement of Central Maryland. Volunteers needed from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM. A brief training will be provided for all volunteers morning of. Personal Finance allows students to experience the interrelationship between today's financial decisions and future financial freedom. To achieve financial health and wellness, they learn about money-management strategies, including earning, employment and income, budgeting, savings, credit and debt, consumer protection, smart shopping, risk management, and investing. At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to identify how their personal finances affect their quality of life. They will understand how their financial choices will be the basis of how they get what they want and need. No experience needed just a willing to share your life experience.

Columbia, MD

5/30/19 10:30 AM

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. Have a great day!

Columbia, MD

Through 4/12/20

CAC - Outreach Event Volunteer

Purpose: To represent CAC at various outreach events, providing information and answering community members’ questions. Qualifications: Must be able to communicate calmly and effectively. Must be able to work independently and be a self-starter. Must be neat and organized. Must be able to lift up to 20lbs. Must be at least 16 years of age. Must be trained by the Director of Resource Development. Responsibilities: Set up outreach table in accordance to CAC outreach procedures. Tell community members about CAC’s programs. Answer questions about CAC. Break down outreach table at the end of the event and return supplies to CAC. Other duties as assigned. This opportunity takes place during various parts of the day, including evening and weekends.

Through 8/31/19

Family-Led Food Drive

Lead a Family-Led Food Drive to benefit S.A.F.E. Food Pantry! Organize a food drive with your family, friends, and neighbors to benefit our food pantry during the month of May. Children and youth can earn service hours too! S.A.F.E. provides gluten-free and allergy-friendly food to persons with celiac disease, gluten intolerance, or food allergies and sensitivities. Gluten free and allergy-friendly food costs 2-4 times the cost of regular food while also not being easily available at most community food pantries. Your efforts will go a long way to helping S.A.F.E. provide nutritious and safe food to the people we serve. If you and your family are interested in partnering with us, please visit our website to learn more: http://www.safefoodpantry.org/family-food-drive.html

Through 5/30/19

S.A.F.E. Food Pantry Board Member

S.A.F.E. Food Pantry is currently seeking dedicated individuals to serve as Board Members. The S.A.F.E. Board ensures the availability of emergency food assistance and provides leadership through advocacy, education and community partnerships to better serve the needs of community members with dietary restrictions. Ideal candidates will possess any of the following knowledge or experience: Financial Management Fund Development, preferably with access to funding sources Medical or nutritional credentials, preferably focused on food allergy health issues Health/food allergy education Persons with personal experience with food allergies or sensitivities Reputational Capital in the nonprofit, political or governmental sectors Board Members serve a 1 to 3 year term (rolling-term based) and meet monthly usually on the 2nd Thursday of the month in Howard County. Board meetings are also held virtually, but in-person attendance is expected for the majority of meetings. Please visit the Board of Directors Job Description and Expectations for more information. Interested candidates may apply by submitting your current resume and a completed S.A.F.E. Volunteer Application to Tiffany Holtzman at tiffany@safefoodpantry.org S.A.F.E. - Supplying Allergy Friendly and Emergency - Food Pantry (S.A.F.E. Food Pantry) is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization. We provide emergency food assistance to those in need of special dietary food for nourishment. All of our foods are gluten free and allergy-friendly to accomocate the growing population with food allergies, celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and other medical needs.

Through 6/30/19

 


Volunteer Center

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