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Recently Posted Opportunities

Residential Visitor

Spend time with Morningside residents. Play games; teach a class; share a talent or hobby; work on a craft; or simply spend time together. No training needed, but orientation will be provided, along with a background check. This is an ongoing opportunity with flexible hours.

Ellicott City, MD

Through 6/11/18

Work Night at Carroll Baldwin Hall

Take advantage of an opportunity to lend a helping hand in our community as we work on light touch-ups and interior renovations at historic Carroll Baldwin Hall. All skill levels are welcome!

Savage, MD

3/28/18 6:00 PM

Assistant Coordinator

Project Linus, Howard County Chapter, is searching for an Assistant Coordinator. This position is for an adult able to commit for a long-term position, free during the day, and is open to flexible hours. This position eventually leads to the Coordinator Position. Duties include assisting the Coordinator at the Monday morning meetings on a twice a month basis, learning other tasks such as how to sort the blankets donated for delivery to the recipient hospitals and shelters, and other tasks as requested. Further information is available from the chapter Coordinator.

Ellicott City, MD

Through 3/19/19

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

4/17/18 9:00 AM +more

Savage Fest 2018

The 31st annual Savage Fest promises a day of fun for all ages and a chance to meet friends old and new. Originating in Savage Days festivities from the 1920s, Savage Fest conveys the charm and vibrancy of the small town of Savage, MD. The celebration takes place on Baldwin Common with live music, dance performances, pony rides, a petting zoo, games, crafts, a variety of vendors, food and more. Help is needed with tasks including festival setup and breakdown and manning information and activity booths and games during the festival. Details of the specific tasks are here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4dadaf2ba0f94-savage1 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! Using the link above, please indicate what time(s) and task(s) are of interest to you. More: https://www.savagecommunityassociation.com/savagefest

Savage, MD

6/2/18 7:30 AM +more

4th Annual Spring Into Summer 5K

As race participants from across the DMV come together on race day, LARS will be depending on volunteers like you to execute a fun and successful event. Volunteer activities include registering race participants, distributing sponsor information and t-shirts, serving refreshments, checking in volunteers, passing out water along the course, directing race participants along the course, and more. By participating in this event as a volunteer, you will be helping to raise awareness for homelessness in Laurel. 100% of the race proceeds go directly to LARS whose mission is to enable homeless and low-income people in Laurel to achieve stability and long-term self-sufficiency.


5/5/18 6:30 AM

4th Annual Spring Into Summer 5K Packet Pick-Up

Be a part of the excitement before the big race! Race participants pick-up event information and race bib numbers so they are ready for race day. Volunteer activities include registering participants, distributing t-shirts and sponsor information, preparing refreshments, creating signs, accepting food donations, and more. By participating in this event as a volunteer, you will be helping to raise awareness for homelessness in Laurel. 100% of the race proceeds go directly to LARS whose mission is to enable homeless and low-income people in Laurel to achieve stability and long-term self-sufficiency.

Laurel, MD

5/4/18 2:30 PM

HCAS Picnic

4-5 Volunteers needed to help with set-up, clean-up, check-in, and games. Volunteers should arrive by 4:30 pm, and the event ends at 8 pm.

Ellicott City, MD

6/1/18 5:00 PM

Arts Collective: Improvaganza (Volunteer Ushers)

What Improv Group?!?! (W.I.G.) hosts its 2nd Annual Improv Festival (Howard County's only!) featuring outstanding improv troupes (including approximately 100 improv artists) from the Baltimore/DC/VA Metro Area on March 29 – 31. Each show is unique, but each includes audience participation, give-aways, fun Improv Jams, and incredible (brief) Post-Show Q & A's! Improv lovers are in for the classic favorites to never-before-seen antics within a fabulous "cabaret" setting, complete with audience participation. For more information about volunteering, visit http://www.howardcc.edu/discover/arts-culture/horowitz-center/support-the-arts/become-AC-volunteer.html

Columbia, MD

3/29/18 8:00 PM +more

Join a Nonprofit's Fundraising Committee

codeHER, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization is looking for high school and college students, as well as other community members, to join our fundraising committee. Currently, we are working on funding a 10 day program in Morocco at Akhawayn University to equip Moroccan girls with the skills needed to pursue 21st-century opportunities. The money raised will provide for the housing, food, and education of 30 poor Moroccan girls. Join our committee to help write grants, plan fundraising events, gain sponsors, and more. Community service hours and management positions are available within the team. Letters of recommendation can be written by our Board of Directors for extraordinary work.

Clarksville, MD

Through 8/1/18

Full Charge Bookkeepers - QuickBooks Plus (Virtual)

Maintain the accounting records for the Corporation using the QuickBooksPlus Online. Reconcile all accounts as needed. Interface with outside accounting experts such as tax CPA and auditors. Assist the Treasurer and Executive Board with running and customizing reports that provide business analysis and results. Perform banking functions as required. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: *Create and maintain QuickBooks company data. Understand the account and company setup steps. Maintain a general knowledge of the major areas of the QuickBooks application. *Create and maintain QuickBooks users, and set and maintain the appropriate access levels. *Export periodic backups of the QuickBooks Online company data. *Create and maintain vendor and customer records, including contact information, payment terms, and any other information required. *Customize the company invoice form and other forms, such as sales receipts and estimates as needed. *Create and maintain employees including contact information, payroll salary or rate information, and related employment data, such as W-4s and other new hire paperwork. Prepare or monitor the preparation of payroll. Make (or ensure they’re made) payroll tax deposits, and create and file payroll tax reports. *Write checks in QuickBooks. *Invoice customers. Upon approval, distribute invoices to customers via email or mail. *Manage bills received from vendors. *Record bank transactions as needed. Download all credit card and bank transactions into QuickBooks. *Track the cash balance and alert owner or manager with regular cash flow reports. *Prepare 1099s for application vendors *Create and file sales tax reports. *Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: * Excellent knowledge of QuickBooks OnlinePlus, computers and the Internet. Work fluently with Microsoft Office, email, browsers, Windows operating systems, and PCs. * Solid understanding of the three levels of QuickBooks application: Free, Basic, and Plus. * Knowledge of double-entry bookkeeping is preferred. * Ability to effectively manage time, meet deadlines, and work under pressure. * Ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. * Knowledge of general office procedures, such as copying, faxing, filing, and shredding. * Flexible and adaptable to change. * Candidates must be proficient in Quickbooks and other accounting/bookkeeping packages, Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook. * Experience with not-for-profit organizations and bookkeeping helpful EDUCATION REQUIRED: * Minimum of Two-year community college business degree with accounting or bookkeeping courses required and/or Intuit QuickBooks Certified User.

Columbia, MD

Through 3/5/19

Fire Explorer Adult Advisors & Volunteers Wanted!

ADULT VOLUNTEER LEADERS Exploring advisors are volunteers, aged 21 and older, who excel in their career fields. They are great advisors who are dedicated to Exploring. They have volunteered their time and skills to be advisors and choose to work with the Exploring Program. They enjoy sharing their knowledge and experience in their career field with youth as well as enjoy getting to know each of you along the way. All adult leaders are trained in Youth Protection Training and Explorer Adult Leader Training. YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM Fire and Emergency Services Exploring Fire and Emergency Services Exploring is a hands-on program that exposes participants to many career experiences, leadership opportunities, and community service activities. The primary goals of the program are to help young adults choose a career path within fire and emergency services and to challenge them to become responsible citizens of their communities and country. The most popular Skilled Trades Exploring careers include: Fire Fighters Paramedics Emergency Technicians Ambulance Corps Search and Rescue Services Forest Fire Fighters Participants get to experience firsthand what it’s like to be a volunteer or full-time Fire fighter & Emergency Service provider through firefighting training & ride alongs during actual fire calls. Participants will develop: Leadership Skills an understanding of emergency service response procedures an understanding of the importance of teamwork in a professional setting Requirements & Commitment Driver's License Needed Background Check Must be at least 21 Orientation or Training Available Part-Time Career Advisors; 2-3 Hours per month Adult Volunteers: LPNs, RNs, EMTs, Paramedics, Firefighters, Dispatchers, Fire Inspectors, Emergency Managers

Baltimore, MD

Through 3/5/19

Motorcycle Safety Riders - Ride for the Feast

Motorcycle safety riders (MOTO's) are stationed at more dangerous spots along the ride to guide cyclists along safety. Saturday or Sunday commitment for full day! Must have own Motorcycle! Contact Angie Elliott at aelliott@mfeast.org. One person per bike.

Princess Anne, MD

5/13/18 7:00 AM +more

Make a Difference this Earth Day

Join us for our annual day of service and help us plant 355 trees and shrubs, remove invasive species and release tadpoles! First 100 volunteers to arrive will get to take home their own native plant. Advance registration required. Students be sure to bring your service hour reports for our staff to sign.

Woodstock, MD

4/21/18 9:00 AM

Medical Drivers - Ride for the Feast

Medical Drivers (MEDI) ensure health and safety of cyclists, and make medical decisions as needed. Must have medical experience - Doctor, Nurse, EMT. Saturday-Sunday commitment - must be available both days!!

Princess Anne, MD

5/12/18 7:00 AM +more

SAG Driver - Ride for the Feast

Safety and Gear (SAG) vehicles drive along routes throughout the ride to ensure rider safety and pick riders up as needed. Each vehicle and driver also needs to provide their own partner to ride with. Saturday or Sunday commitment for up to 4 hours along the Eastern Shore. Use your own vehicle and Moveable Feast provides the rest! Contact Angie Elliott at aelliott@mfeast.org for more information and to sign up!

Princess Anne, MD

5/12/18 6:30 AM +more

2nd annual International 5k and Fun Run

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! FIRN needs your time. We are organizing for our 2nd annual International 5k and Fun Run. We need volunteers both the day of the event as well as a few days before. If you are interested please click the link below to sign up to volunteer. The event is a great celebration of Howard County's diversity. We hope you will join us. Use this link to sign-up to volunteer: https://www.imathlete.com/#/legacy?url=%2Fevents%2FEventReg%2FEventReg_SelectType.aspx%3FfEID%3D67992%26fNew%3D1%26fsource%3DimAEOverview

Columbia, MD

3/25/18 7:00 AM


Winter Growth is looking for a photographer who can join us on a monthly basis to capture photos that will help us share our story with the Howard County community. Schedule is flexible and can vary from month to month based on availability.

Columbia, MD

Through 2/23/19

Conservation Stewardship Project

The Conservation Stewardship Project, a joint program of the Howard County Master Gardeners and the Howard County Recreation & Parks, targets the problem of controlling invasive exotic plant species in the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area (MPEA). Volunteer work dates occur monthly from March through November, skipping July and August. Each date includes an educational component concerning the target invasive species or work area for the day. The meeting location varies by month. Contact jclaffy@howardcountymd.gov for details.

Columbia, MD

11/27/18 9:00 AM +more

Volunteer Leader Training

Audience: Community members interested in learning how to plan volunteer projects for themselves, for others, or for local nonprofits Cost: Free, but registration is required Join us to discover the intricacies of planning and leading a volunteer project! We'll discuss the process from start to finish and consider strategies for organizing and implementing effective and successful projects, perfect for families, friends, community groups, social groups and more. You'll also learn what agencies need from volunteer projects and how to incorporate their needs into the process. Please contact Pam via email or 410-715-3179 with questions or for additional information. Hope to see you there! If no dates indicated below please check back or give us a call.

Columbia, MD

4/19/18 6:30 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

6/6/18 6:00 PM +more

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Pre-service Training

Voices for Children recruits, trains and supervises community volunteers to become Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs). A new training session will begin April 9, 2018 and run for 7 Monday evenings. Please visit Voices for Children to complete our on-line application or contact us at 410-740-0933 if you have any questions or need more information. Potential volunteers must complete an application and an interview before beginning training. CASA pre-service training focuses on the dynamics of child abuse and neglect, an understanding of the court process and familiarity with community resources. After successful completion of training and thorough background checks, CASA volunteers are assigned a child through the Howard County Circuit Court. Volunteers must agree to make at least a one year commitment to the program after they are assigned to a child.

Ellicott City, MD

5/14/18 6:30 PM +more

FREE FOOD & T-SHIRT! Walk MS: Columbia

Families, corporate groups and individuals of all ages and abilities are invited to volunteer. We are always looking for youth clubs, corporate groups, and service-oriented community groups to lend a hand before, during, and after our events. Positions include: Set up Registration Greeters Rest stop (hand out snack & drink) Photography Medical support Tear down ...And more! Some volunteer positions require a criminal and/or DMV background check, and some may involve driving or heavy lifting. But if you want to help, we guarantee we can find a place for you! All volunteers receive an official volunteer t-shirt and food. Students in need of service hours are encouraged to apply.

Columbia, MD

4/14/18 7:00 AM

Ellicott City Main St. Maintenance

Ellicott City welcomes thousands of visitors each year and want our town to look great. The Ellicott City Partnership is seeking volunteers to assist our businesses with sweeping sidewalks & curb area, cleaning the areas around our trashcans, landscaping work, window washing and painting. This is a perfect opportunity for court ordered participants. Volunteers can complete their community service hours on a flexible schedule. We provide the tools, supplies and structure for the right volunteer to meet their community service hours and help the Ellicott City community.

Through 5/31/18


6310 Hillside Ct.
Columbia, MD 21046