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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

8/6/19 6:00 PM +more

Healthy Eating Event Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to assist with our Healthy Eating Series event. Set Up Volunteers: Assist caterer with transport of items for preparation from cars to pavilion. Help set up pavilion with portable tables, chairs, etc. (Requires lifting, bending) Time: 5-7:00pm Parking Volunteers: Direct traffic/parking, keep traffic flowing in correct direction, keep designated area available for handicap parking. Put up signs and cones. Time: 6-7:30pm Clean Up Volunteers: Do what's necessary to return pavilion to original state. Time: 8:15-9:30pm Other: Dress for weather, event will be held rain or shine in covered pavilion Event Overview: Healthy Eating Series: Preparing Tasty Vegetables. Vegetables don’t have to be bland. Local chefs will show you how to use herbs and spices to add flavor to summer vegetables. Dr. Jyothi Rao from Shakthi Health & Wellness Center will provide insight into why eating vegetables are essential to good health. Delicious sampling and recipes included. To find out more please visit our website: https://www.columbiaassociation.org/services/community-program/healthy-eating-series/

Ellicott City, MD

8/21/19 5:00 PM +more

Elementary and Secondary Field Trip Hike Leaders

Volunteers are needed at The Howard County Conservancy for the 2019 Fall / 2020 Spring field trip season. Elementary Volunteer field trip hike leaders take small groups of students with chaperones on a guided hike with activities on the grounds of the Conservancy. Secondary Volunteer field trip hike leaders assist with various activities including macroinvertebrate sampling and water testing. We are holding training sessions in September and encourage volunteers to attend at least one training session. However, they are not mandatory. Doors open at 9am for coffee and conversation. The sessions will begin at 9:30am. Please contact the Conservancy directly, if you would like to volunteer but cannot attend a session. Elementary Sessions: Sept. 5: 2nd Grade - The Science of Soils (Mt. Pleasant 10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock, MD 21163) Sept. 10: Pre-K & Outreach (The Carriage House at Belmont Manor and Historic Park, 6553 Belmont Woods Road, Elkridge, MD 21075) Sept. 12: 1st Grade - Wild Exploration (Mt. Pleasant 10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock, MD 21163) Sept. 17: 5th Grade - Bioblitz (The Carriage House at Belmont Manor and Historic Park, 6553 Belmont Woods Road, Elkridge, MD 21075) Secondary Session: Sept. 3: Watershed Report Card (Mt. Pleasant 10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock, MD 21163) For more information, please email volunteer@hcconservancy.org or call 410-465-8877.

Woodstock, MD

9/3/19 9:00 AM +more

Promoter & Influencer

Interested in creating awareness about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and encouraging the community to engage in the celebration and service? The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission is seeking a Public Relations Specialist to advertise and promote the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Sunday, January 19 and Annual Day of Service on Monday, January 20, 2020. Collaborate with the commisison and others to create and implement a marketing plan using a variety of media to increase awareness of Dr. King's legacy and invite community participation. Plan to be completed on or before October 15.

Columbia, MD

Through 10/1/19

Graphic Designer

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday Commission is seeking a creative Graphic Designer for promotional materials for Howard County's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on January 19, 2020 and the Annual Day of Service on January 20, 2020. Materials to include, but not limited to a: Save the Date flyer Event flyer Celebration's program cover Samples of work appreciated. Forward to tbomb1@aol.com. Designs requested no later than October 1, 2019.

Columbia, MD

Through 10/1/19

Farming, Gardening & Various Farm Support

Little Portion Farm is a ministry of the Franciscan Friars Conventual focused on providing fresh food to those in need while using sustainable farming methods to restore the health of our land. Our farm depends greatly on the generous support of individual and group volunteers, both on and off the farm. There are a variety of tasks that volunteers may engage in including planting, weeding, harvesting, washing, packing, and delivering food. There are also occasional carpentry or farm improvement projects with which volunteers can help staff. In general, you do not need extensive farming or gardening knowledge to be helpful! Come serve and enjoy the outdoors, learn about sustainable farming, and help us carry out our mission to care for the poor and protect creation! Our 3-acre farm functions as an “agro-ecosystem,” with a diversity of plants and habitats to support the life of this “little portion” of creation. Food harvested from the farm will be donated to the Franciscan Center in Baltimore. The overarching mission of this ministry is using the words of Pope Francis, "to hear both the cry of the earth, and the cry of the poor.” 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.

Ellicott City, MD

Through 7/10/20

Greeters, Ushers, Registrars, Floaters, & Servers

Family Development & Samaritan Foundation (FDSF) is seeking volunteers to support our event, International Day: United Nations Under God with greeting, ushering, registration, floating or serving. Shifts are available and we welcome group volunteering. If you have any questions and/or would like to request a specific volunteer assignment or schedule, please contact Angelina at 202-499-9114. Otherwise, assignments will be made upon arrival on the day of the event. The purpose of this event is to bring awareness to global issues.

Columbia, MD

8/3/19 6:00 PM

Back to School Marydel

At this event will be giving out food, clothes and school supplies. We will also, have crafts for the children to do. This is any all day event. There will be an opportunity to buy lunch from one of the local places or you can bring your lunch.We will meet up at the 7-Eleven on Quarterfield Rd (7701 Quarterfiled Rd., Glen Burnie, MD) next to the old Wawa at 9am and return around 5pm. 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.

Marydel, MD

8/10/19 9:00 AM

Fish of Laurel (Elizabeth House) Board of Trustees

A volunteer Board of Trustees oversees the fund­ing, operation, and maintenance of the organization. Formal meetings are held 4 times per year on a quarterly basis. In addition to attending meetings, Trustees are expected to volunteer in the meal kitchen or pantry and/or participate in fundraising events.

Laurel, MD

Through 9/1/19

CAC - Weatherization Administrative Volunteer

Purpose: To support the Weatherization department with administrative tasks, including data entry, filing, phone calls, and other office tasks as needed. Qualifications: Must be able to communicate calmly and effectively with clients, donors, staff & volunteers. Must have basic knowledge of computers. Must be detailed oriented and organized. Must be able to work independently. Must have basic knowledge of CAC policies and procedures. Must have basic knowledge of each CAC program and respective services. Must be at least 16 years of age. Recommended proficiency in Microsoft Excel & Data Entry experience. May need to sit/stand/walk or bend up and down for various tasks. Must be trained by Weatherization Coordinator. Responsibilities: Enter client applications & information into the Hamilton database. Scan & upload client documents into the Hamilton database. File client applications & documents. Complete follow up calls to families. Complete other projects & data entry as assigned. 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

Through 1/3/20

Special Event Volunteers

Volunteers needed to assist Athelas throughout the year at special events and fundraisers. Qualifications: Willingness to help and also have some fun. Time Requirements: To be available on event day(s) Orientation/Training: Specific to each event Location: Various Agency Contact: Pat Owens 410-964-1241 Ext. 128 or plowens@athelasinstitute.org Athelas Games - July 8 thru August 1 - A fun month of recreation and leisure activities at our day programs and in the community. The Athelas Games will begin on July 8 (raindate July 9). *Raindates - If you are available for an event's raindate as well as the event date, please indicate that by signing up for the event date and raindate. Volunteers are needed Jul 8 – Opening Day at the main office 8:30 AM ceremony and games from 10 AM until Noon and 1PM and 3:00. (raindate Jul 9) *Jul 9 – (Raindate for Opening Games) Jul 10 – Athelas Games at EU 9 AM until 2:30 PM (raindate Jul 15) Jul 12 – Athelas Games at CRC 8:30 AM until 2:30 PM (Depending on renovations, the event may have to be held indoors at the main office) *Jul 15 – (Raindate for EU) Jul 18 – Athelas Games at GO 8:30 AM until 3:00 PM (raindate Jul 25) Jul 24 – Softball Games at Meadow Brook Park in Ellicott City from 9 AM until 12:30PM (raindate Jul 31) *Jul 25 – (Raindate for GO) Jul 29 – Athelas Games at BCRS 9AM until 12:30PM *Jul 31 – (Raindate for Softball Game) Aug 1 – Parade of Atheletes 11:00 AM, Banner Contest and Awards, Dance with DJ Big Owl Other Athelas events June 29 – Athelas Community Dance, Noon to 3:30PM (5 volunteers) July 12 – Bingo Bash 5 to 9:30 PM (3 volunteers) Sep 7 – Paint and Sip Event , 11 AM to 3:30PM (3 volunteers) Oct 19 – Trunk or Treat, Noon to 3:30PM (Raindate Oct. 26) (10 volunteers) *Oct 26 – Raindate for Trunk or Treat

Ellicott City, MD

7/24/19 9:00 AM +more

Pack up the Reef

Involves some lifting.

Columbia, MD

7/24/19 12:00 PM

Volunteer during the Coral Reef Encounter

During the event we need volunteers to be: Mermaid liaison Booth liaison Starter Finisher Greeter Lane Controller Band liaison

Columbia, MD

7/21/19 10:00 AM

Social Media Event Marketing Volunteer

We are a non profit organization spreading awareness on Viral hepatitis and liver disease. We are in search of a social media marketing volunteer to run our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages. Individual must be willing to do minor research on hepatitis and liver disease and be able to post information. We need someone is creative and can plan a posting schedule and gather photos for content. In addition to posting content, responding to comments and messages as needed is part of the job. Individual will be responsible for marketing our fundraising event, "Charity Night of Fun with WAHA Initiative", schduled for July 27th. You can visit our website to see what we are all about. This will be a great opportunity for an internship.

Columbia, MD

Through 8/3/19

Special Olympics Howard County Tennis Coach Needed

Tennis anyone? Special Olympics Howard County is looking for volunteer tennis coaches to work with athletes with intellectual disabilities. Previous coaching experience is not required – just passion for the game and a desire to share tennis with others. The season begins August 13 with practices from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Wilde Lake Tennis Center. It culminates with state level competition on Saturday, October 19 at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg. Have fun while helping others. Interested tennis players should email janetlarrimore@somdhc.org for more information.

Columbia, MD

Through 8/1/19

Greeter/Welcome Reception

The Eudaimonia Center for Reproductive Medicine & Women's Health is currently seeking 3-5 greeters for our welcome reception area. Each "shift" is 4.5 hours long (8am-12:30pm or 12:30-5pm, M-F) and requires a warm smile and friendliness. Duties include welcoming patients/clients to the center, answering the telephone, taking messages, and receiving mail (afternoon shifts) when our practitioners are with other patients/clients. Based on the volunteer's interest in reproductive medicine, women's health, and an integrative approach to wellness, our team will tailor the experience to meet your needs, wants, and desires.

Columbia, MD

Through 8/17/19

Volunteer at A Fundraising Event!!

We are a non profit organization raising awareness on hepatitis and related liver diseases. We are having a fundraising event, "Charity Night of Fun with WAHA Initiative", on Saturday July 27, 2019 at 6:30pm to 11pm in Gambrills Maryland. We are in need of volunteers to help on the day of the event. Volunteers are needed for the following, 1. Registration (6 volunteers) 2. Social media (1 volunteer to post on social media) 3. Servers ( 4 volunteers) 4. Operate projector (1 volunteer)

Gambrills, MD

7/27/19 5:30 PM

13th Annual One Step Closer Walk/5K Run - T-shirt Runners

Join the fun! Sort and fetch T-shirts during check-in and on-site registration for the Walk/5K Run. Some lifting may be required. This annual event hosts over 600 participants and benefits individuals with autism and their families in Howard County. Thank you for your interest and support! NOTE: Your volunteer sign up is confirmed when you receive an email with instructions from the HCAS office AND you submit a signed HCAS Volunteer Application Form. This opportunity is eligible for service hours. Bring your service hours form to the event for a signature.. Need 3 volunteers Walk/5K Run event hours 9AM-12:30PM 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.

Ellicott City, MD

10/5/19 8:00 AM

13th Annual One Step Closer Walk/5K Run - Refreshments

Join the fun! Help supervise the refreshments table by stocking and handing out water and snacks. Some lifting required. This annual event hosts over 600 participants and benefits individuals with autism and their families in Howard County. Thank you for your interest and support! NOTE: Your volunteer sign up is confirmed when you receive an email with instructions from the HCAS office AND you submit a signed HCAS Volunteer Application Form. This opportunity is eligible for service hours. Bring your service hours form to the event for a signature. Need 4 volunteers Walk/5K Run event hours 9AM-12:30PM 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.

Ellicott City, MD

10/5/19 8:00 AM

13th Annual One Step Closer Walk/5K Run - Race Route Guides

Cheer on the runners and walkers! Direct walk/run participants, take down distance/direction/sponsor signs, and clean up along the Walk/5K Run course. Volunteers must be able to walk 1-2 miles and stand for at least an hour until runners and walkers have finished the course. This annual event hosts over 600 participants and benefits individuals with autism and their families in Howard County. Thank you for your interest and support! NOTE: Your volunteer sign up is confirmed when you receive an email with instructions from the HCAS office AND you submit a signed HCAS Volunteer Application Form. This opportunity is eligible for service hours. Bring your service hours form to the event for a signature. Need 20 volunteers Great opportunity for a group! Walk/5K Run event hours 9AM-12:30PM 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.

Ellicott City, MD

10/5/19 8:30 AM

Office Management

BHF has a need for an office management volunteer to assist the BHF leadership and board with executing backoffice processes that will enable the organization to seek grants, engage donors and sponsors and coordinate the BHF network of volunteers. The work schedule is flexible and can be discussed with the organization's volunteer coordinator. Build Haiti Foundation (BHF), a charitable organization, seeks to work in partnership with churches, schools, hospitals, etc. to alleviate the burden of government. BHF is supported by a committed network of professional organizations and volunteers of various backgrounds whose efforts are coordinated to ensure that the work of organizations working within the same industry are coordinated for the long term benefit of Haiti and its people. We promote health, education, environmental conservation, job creation and agricultural endeavors to reduce deforestation and ultimately relieving poverty.

Through 8/15/19

Board member opportunity

We at Champions Against Cancer provide support (financial and other) to children in Howard County who have a parent with cancer. We are looking to expand our reach, both in terms of sponsors/donors as well as eligible recipients. We are in need of motivated individuals who would like to join our board of directors, which is made up of all volunteers. First-hand experience facing cancer would be helpful but not required. 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.

Through 12/31/19

Grant Writer

TheThe Build Haiti Foundation (BHF)is seeking assistance in developing and writing grant proposals to organizations that support BHF's mission. The Grant Writer works with the Proposal Development Team to understand funding needs, identify potential sources of funds, and position BHF to achieve its foundation, corporate and government grant goals. Requirements: Experienced Grant Writer must have at least three years’ experience in the grant writing field Bachelor’s Degree Relevant experience in public healthcare or healthcare-related grant writing is preferred but not required Sharp writing and research skills A high level of computer literacy Key Responsibilities include: Develop grant proposals in concert with assigned team members as needed Establish and meet all proposal deadlines, allowing reasonable time for review Create and organize standard grant response materials for use in proposals; update as needed Manage and conduct research to identify and support grant proposals.

Through 8/16/19

Board Member

Bright Minds Foundation is Howard County Public Schools Educational Foundation. Bright Minds enhances the educational expereinces of all Howard County Public School System students by bringing together private and community support for academic initatives and opportunities. Bright Minds funds programs that provide services and support for innovative approaches to learning where funding would otherwise not be available in the system's budget so the Howard County Public School System can make a difference in all of its students' lives. For more information, please visit the BMF website at: http://www.brightmindsfoundation.org. Bright Minds is seeking volunteer board members to serve on the Board of Directors. A great board member must possess a passion and commitment to education, and helping to expand educational resources and opportunites for HCPSS students. Board Member Responsibiilities: Regularly attends board meetings and related important meetings Makes a serious commitment to participate actively in board work Volunteers for/willingly accepts assignments, and completes them thoroughly, and on time Stays informed about committee matters, prepares her/himself well for meetings, and reviews minutes and reports Gets to know other committee members and builds working relationships that contributes to consensus Is active in committees, and planning efforts Participates in fundraising for the organization This is an exciting opportunity as Bright Minds is currently growing and developing new programs!

Through 5/31/20

 


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Columbia, MD 21046 
410-715-3172