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Business Groups Opportunity

Used to track volunteer service of business groups. Volunteer Center has a contact "Optimum Volunteers" to use to record their hours.

Columbia, MD

Through1/31/21

Anna's Gift Kit making day for hospitalized kids

Hello to all of our friends of Anna's Gift! Thank you for all of your support in the past year! We are having a kit making day on Saturday, January 25th from 10 am - 6 pm in the Abisso Hall at Linganore Winecellars to make our famous "pillow kits" for hospitalized kids! For those who are not aware of the works of our Foundation, we make unique crafts for kids to do while in the hospital, especially for pre-teens, tweens and teens. To help relieve the loneliness and separation and bring a bit of fun and joy to a child in the hospital. We are in great need of helpers - as we will be doing a lot of prep work for one of our kits for the next year in addition to actually making the kits! There are lots of spaces to fill, so come join us for a bit of time if you can! Bring a friend or two, as we really need volunteers! The link to sign up is: Anna's Gift Kit Making Day at Linganore Winecellars Linganore Winecellars is located at 13601 Glissans Mill Rd, Mt. Airy, Maryland. It's about 30 minutes from Columbia, Frederick and Gaithersburg. I hope to see you all, reconnect with all of you who have helped so much in the past and do good together for the kids in the hospital! Liz Pres & CEO, Anna's Gift Foundation

Mount Airy, MD

1/25/20 10:00 AM

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

Annual Job and Career Fair

The Oakland Mills Local Leadership Team is hosting its annual Job and Career Fair on January 24, 2020. This event will be held at the Oakland Mills High School at 9410 Kilimanjaro Road, Columbia, MD 21045. VOLUNTEER’S RESPONSIBILITIES: We need volunteers for all aspects of the event from set up/clean up, welcome and registration table, directing people, and serving lunch. Event volunteers work under the direction of various members of the event committee, staff or other volunteers, who will provide task-specific training. TIME COMMITMENT: Event day volunteers will typically be asked to commit at least 3 hours between 9:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m.

Columbia, MD

1/24/20 9:30 AM + more

Volunteer (Mentor, Tutor) for Middle School Students

This is a volunteer position for someone who is looking to have fun and make a difference. We are an afterschool program for middle school students in Annapolis. We provide activities and tutoring from 3:30 to 6:30 every day and are always looking for volunteers interested in having fun and working with our students. Hours and days are flexible. Mentors spend time with students, help with homework where needed, and act as a role model for the students while they are in the center. Mentors are encouraged to participate in activities with students, such as art classes and book club. Tutors work with students one-on-one for 30 minutes to an hour. Tutors can volunteer to work with a specific students in whatever area they need, or they can offer tutoring in a specific subject and we will find students who need help in that subject. If you aren't interested in either of these positions, but have an idea for how you would like to work with the students, please send your ideas! Spanish is not required to volunteer, but if you would like to practice Spanish you could with the students.

Annapolis, MD

1/20/20 3:30 PM + more

S.A.F.E. MLK Day of Service Volunteering

Calling all youth ages 13-18! Join S.A.F.E. Food Pantry at Glen Mar Church in Ellicott City on Monday, January 20th as we participate in their MLK Day of Service activities. Possible service activities you can expect to participate in include: assembling health care kits for children, knitting items as well as making Tic Tac-Toe kits, flannel Teddy Bears, jump ropes, fishing kits and pony bead kits and sewing pillowcases for people during a hospital stay. Please Note: Youth volunteers ages 13-18 do not have to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Parents or guardians and youth under 12 interested in volunteering may participate in the Glen Mar activities on their own. Spots are limited for this event so visit our Sign-Up Genius event page to sign up today to make a difference in your community and honor Dr. King’s legacy. Expressing an interest in this volunteer event on Volunteer Howard does not register you to volunteer. You must register on our Sign-Up Genius event page at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084da5ae2fa0fe3-mlkday1

Ellicott City, MD

1/20/20 8:30 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

2/12/20 11:00 AM + more

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

STEM Center Projects: Including Robot Rebuildling, LEGO sorting, and more!

The USRA STEMaction Center has a buffet of small volunteer projects that we're aiming to complete on the MLK day of Service. Some projects include: building robots for our training set, basic carpentry to add shelves/door to existing structures, organizing supplies, and putting up decor. This is a great opportunity to bring your family and friends. This project is also appropriate for ages 13 and up. 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

1/20/20 11:00 AM

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

1/28/20 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

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

2/12/20 5:30 PM + more

Volunteers Needed for "I Can, I Will" Create Peace Workshop

We are seeking volunteers to help with the "I Can, I Will" Create Peace Workshop on January 20, 2020, from 8:30-11am. Volunteers will assist with the setup and break down. Volunteers are also invited to participate in the workshop as well. Every year HopeWorks partners with the county executive to offer a workshop on community healing for the MLK Day of Service. In this interactive workshop, HopeWorks will talk about all the things—big and small— that we can do to create peaceful, healthy relationships and communities. Each participant will create an inspiring violence prevention message to take home as a keepsake. To volunteer, please RSVP using the link below. RSVP: https://wearehopeworks.charityproud.org/VolunteerRegistration/Index/?activity=5382&date=1/20/2020 ​Point of Contact: Vanita Leatherwood (Leatherwood@wearehopeworks.org)

Columbia, MD

1/20/20 8:30 AM

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

"I've Been to the Mountaintop:" a Listening Session for Men - MLK Day of Service

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s work in the civil rights movement is only a part of his legacy as one of the world’s foremost humanitarian committed to non-violent activism. “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” Dr. King’s final speech before he was assassinated, was one of his most impassioned and fervent calls to action. He asked every member of society to not lose hope and to hold steadfast to the dreams of a more just and free world. Please join us for this important conversation in honoring Dr. King’s commitment to equality and justice. We will explore the intersections of race and gender with gendered violence, and how to create stronger, safer, and healthier communities. This listening session aspires to be a place that: supports men’s voices, provides an opportunity to help shape programming, and solidifies an empowered and equal partnership in the feminist movement. 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

1/20/20 9:30 AM

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland Volunteer Information Session

Learn about volunteer opportunities with Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland in Howard County 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. We often hear from our volunteers that they receive as much as they give. Volunteering also makes you feel mentally and physically healthier. Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland Mission: To enable people to live independently at home through the provision of nutritious meals, personal contact and related services.

Columbia, MD

1/23/20 6:30 PM

Mentors & Guest Speakers

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

Columbia, MD

Through10/31/20

MLK Day To Serve

Come join us for the MLK day to serve. Ideas for service could include sharing stories about the unique culture diversity of both volunteers and clients reflecting the spirit of MLK. Other ideas could include an art project helping our clients make cards of encouragement echoing MLK ideas and values. The card would be sent to a Head start school for words of encouragement to our youth and to be displayed. We are open to other suggestions volunteers might have that mirrors MLK’s dream of a world that honors all people of the world.

Columbia, MD

1/20/20 10:00 AM

The I Can, I Will Create Peace Workshop - MLK Day of Service

Everyone can do something. HopeWorks of Howard County will present the “I Can, I Will Create Peace Workshop,” an interactive workshop where participants will talk about all the things—big and small— that we can do to create peaceful, healthy relationships and communities. Each participant will create an inspiring violence prevention message to take home as a keepsake. No art experience needed. All materials supplied.

Columbia, MD

1/20/20 9:30 AM

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 every other Saturday 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!

Ellicott City, MD

1/25/20 4:15 PM + more

Photographers - MLK Day of Service

Seeking four (4) event savvy photographers to take photographs and video of the kick-off event and service projects for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 20, 2020. Two volunteers each will be needed onsite and offiste. Creative direction and the kinds of photos being requested will be provided on/or before the day of service. Volunteers' personal camera equipment is required (digital cameras preferred). Over 18 please. Two (2) volunteers will be needed onsite from 8:30 - 11am to capture the events and activities occuring at the Ascend One Building (8930 Stanford Blvd., Suite 201, Columbia, MD 21045). Two (2) volunteers, using their personal vehicles will be needed to travel to various locations to capture other MLK Day of Service activities taking place around the Columbia area until 11:30am. Volunteers will meet at the Ascend One Building (8930 Stanford Blvd., Suite 201, Columbia, MD 21045) at 9am for instructions and activity locations. This is a great volunteer opportunity to participate in honoring and living out the legacy of Dr. King along with other volunteers by capturing the essence of the day's activities and people serving the community.

Columbia, MD

1/20/20 8:30 AM + more

Greeters - MLK Day of Service

Seeking friendly faces, warm and welcoming personalities to greet and help sign in guests and volunteers on Martin L. King Day of Service 2020. This is a great volunteer opportunity to participate in honoring and living out the legacy of Dr. King along with other volunteers.

Columbia, MD

1/20/20 8:15 AM

Volunteering Made Easy - MLK Day of Service

Volunteering Made Easy Audience: Community members interested in learning how to identify and participate in volunteer opportunities that meet their schedule and interests beyond MLK Day of Service. 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, always wanted to volunteer but weren't quite sure how to begin or is just looking for new opportuntities, this one-hour session is for you.

Columbia, MD

1/20/20 10:15 AM

Small Crafts Seniors - MLK Day of Service

Constructing small crafts to be given to Office on Aging and Independence to distribute to seniors. Please note: If you plan to volunteer as a group please be sure to signup all members of your group. This can be done by creating a team and then use the 'sign up with a team' link when registering. This will ensure that you have reserved enough spaces for your group. Note: To signup a volunteer that does not meet the minimum age only the minimum age with adult, 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

1/20/20 9:30 AM + more

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

 


Volunteer Center

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