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Giving Tuesday 2018 and Beyond Volunteers

For #Giving Tuesday, we ask not only for money, but also for volunteers and advocates for HCAS in 2019. Give of your time, skills, voice and dollars to the Howard County Autism Society on #Giving Tuesday, November 27th, a day of global giving. Our goals for that day include: 1. 25 new volunteers and advocates to jioin us in 2019 to help us write letters, send emails and make in-person visits to elected officials. 2. Raise $2,500 to support our adult social groups at howard-autism.org

Columbia, MD

11/27/18 12:00 AM

LARS' 14th Annual Turkey Trot

This Thanksgiving morning, over 900 runners, walkers, and spectators will flock to Laurel's Historic District for the 14th Annual 5k Turkey Trot to benefit Laurel Advocacy & Referral Services, Inc. (LARS). This event has gained a loyal following and continues to grow each year, raising crucial funds for LARS. This year, our goal is to raise $60,000 to help provide food, financial help, and housing to Laurel residents in crisis. We will be depending on volunteers like you to help with a variety of tasks on race day, such as course marshaling, registering race participants, distributing goodies, and more.

Laurel, MD

11/22/18 7:00 AM

Holiday Gift Wrappers

Sign up to volunteer on Sign-Up Genius! Come out and help S.A.F.E. Food Pantry wrap presents for the holiday season! We are looking for talented gift wrappers to help us on December 10th, 12th, 15th, and 17th. All shifts run for 2 hours. All proceeds go towards purchasing gluten free and allergy friendly food to fill our shelf space at the Howard County Food Bank. Sign up to volunteer on Sign-Up Genius! See our Volunteer Position Description for more information **Service learning hours available. Volunteers 17 years and younger must be accompanied by a parent/guardian during service. We ask that you commit to serving the entire shift when signing up to volunteer. If you need to cancel your shift, please do so at least a week in advance so we can fill it.

Ellicott City, MD

12/17/18 3:00 PM +more

Cleaning, Tacking & Grooming - MLK Jr. Day of Service

Clean tack, stall work and grooming/tacking in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Day of Service on January 21, 2019 from 9am-12pm. Some work can be accomplished indoors.

Glenwood, MD

Through 1/21/19

Academic Tutors K-12

Program description The A Team Academic Enrichment Program provides learning support to students in Baltimore City in grades K-12. The “A” Team program was developed to supplement the Baltimore City school curriculum. Our students grow academically through inquiry based learning and activities that focus on Science, Technology, English, Art, and Math. The program aims to produce independently thinking and acting individuals. Our mission is to nurture the development of youth in grades K-12 by providing a quality after school program that is fun, safe, and accessible. Students will have the opportunity to complete homework, create, explore, and solve problems together. As part of the program we will educate the students, parents, and staff on ways to build a stronger community. Schedule Tuesdays and Thursdays : 5pm-6pm Responsibilities: Commit to a minimum of two hours a week (One hour each program day) Tutoring students individually or in small groups to develop literacy, numeracy and study skills Assisting students to complete homework and assignments Keeping records of attendance, tutorial sessions and monitoring student progress over time Participating in relevant training Skills, experience and attributes Understanding and valuing of diversity Willingness and capacity to work as part of a team Good communication skills and competency in English Notify the coordinator in advance if you are expecting to be absent. In the event of an unexpected absence calls the coordinator as soon as possible so that a replacement volunteer may be found. If a volunteer consistently neglects his/her responsibilities, the volunteer coordinator will seek to make other arrangements with the tutor or to dismiss his/her services. Qualification: Ability to read and write the English language. Patience, understanding, persistence, and flexibility Interest in and comfort working with kindergarten through 12th grade students Some College Experience Preferred Benefits: Volunteers will be given the opportunity to develop a meaningful relationship with a child by assisting that child in developing an essential skill in today’s society. Volunteers will receive reading–specific training and materials to work with the children. Volunteers will receive relevant experience for careers in education, childcare, and literacy related fields. To ensure the needs of the volunteer are met the coordinator will act as a volunteer advocate. Volunteers are invited to engage their creativity and innovation to facilitate learning literacy skills. Knowing that your time and energy are making a difference in a child’s life.

Baltimore, MD

Through 12/20/18

Tax Preparation Assistance

AARP sponsors a program that provides a program that provides free tax preparation assistance for low to moderate income taxpayers and seniors. Tax counselors prepare and file tax returns. There are two pre-requisites for tax counselors – one must have at least basic computer skills and one must have prepared at least one’s own tax returns in the past. All other tax law and software training that one will need is provided prior to the start of the tax season. Training begins in January (or earlier in December as needed), and consists of 15 hours of tax law training and 15+/- hours of computer lab session learning the software package that is used and completing practice returns. All training is held at the Florence Bain Center. The computer labs at the Florence Bain Center are mentored and one also has the option of doing the computer practice exercises at home. All candidates receive a package of reference and study materials and plenty of support is available from experienced counselors. All counselors must pass Federal and Maryland State certification exams by 1/20/2019. All volunteers are requested to work a minimum of 40 hours during the tax season (1 February 2019 through 15 April 2019) which an average of one 4-hour session per week over the 10-week tax season. We have multiple tax preparation locations, and sessions are scheduled for morning, afternoons, evenings and Saturdays, depending on the location. This is an amazing opportunity to provide a valuable community service for which our clients are extremely appreciative. For more information visit http://www.aarp.org/money/taxaide/

Columbia, MD

Through 12/31/18

Tax Preparation Support Services – Be a Client Facilitator

AARP sponsors a program that provides a program that provides free tax preparation assistance for low income taxpayers and for taxpayers over age 60. We work out of several sites in Howard County from 1 February through 15 April. Each site needs a client facilitator for every session. Client Facilitators keep the session running smoothly by checking people in for their appointments, helping them organize their tax materials, if asked, and matching them up with the next available counselor. A ½ day training session is provided for new client facilitators prior to the start of the tax season. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED THROUGH APRIL 15, 2019 For more information visit http://www.aarp.org/money/taxaide/

Columbia, MD

Through 1/15/19

Tax Preparation Support Services – Schedulers

AARP sponsors a valuable program that helps a committed group of volunteers to provide much needed free tax return preparation assistance for low income taxpayers and for taxpayers over age 60. Please consider joining our team of schedulers who perform the vital duty of scheduling the tax appointments for return preparation. We need additional schedulers before and during the tax season, which runs from early January to the middle of April. We use a custom application built using Google Calendar and Google Voice to speak with taxpayers and to schedule appointments, so we do require basic computer as well as people skills. There is a great demand for this service, and our Schedulers help us reach as many people as possible. Training is provided prior to the start of the tax season. Schedulers are asked to commit to at least four hours per week during the tax season. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED THROUGH APRIL 15, 2019 For more information visit http://www.aarp.org/money/taxaide/

Columbia, MD

Through 1/15/19

Administrative Support

A young Emerging 501(c)(3) Nonprofit under five years old, is seeking volunteers with Admin experience and a basic knowledge or above in: Microsoft word, Excel and mass email experience. If would like to volunteer your time, talents and passion, that will be part of the organization's continued growing success. -- then PLEASE contact us today. WE NEED YOU! Thank you!

Columbia, MD

Through 11/1/19

Social Media Coordinator

An emerging small nonprofit, under five years old, located in Columbia, MD, is seeking volunteers who can coordinate and monitor activities on it's social media sites. (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram). We use these sites to fundraise, provide information and monitor feedback from the community. The Social Media Coordinator will also add and remove content and provide a status update on actvities.

Columbia, MD

Through 11/1/19

Read With Me Howard County Data Clerk

Read With Me Howard County is a new initiative of Bright Minds Foundation which expanded support and resources for the birth to five community to ensure that all children in Howard County enter school ready to succeed by providing a book a month to children birth to five to help build their home library. The Date Clerk helps Bright Minds Foundation staff to maintain the Read With Me database by entering registration data and may work with the National Change of Address system, and helps to contact parent and guardians for updated contact information.

Ellicott City, MD

Through 12/31/18

Affordable Childcare Advocate /Intake Coordinator

An emerging 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization is seeking individuals that have interests in performing client intake and assisting clients in their State of Maryland Childcare Subsidy Applications and assist them in resolving any concerns about their applications in hopes of achieving approval in a timely manner. If you have the passion to serve the under-served and support our mission, WE NEED YOU! More specific details on the job will be provided at contact. Thank you.

Columbia, MD

Through 11/1/19

Help Bring Smiles To Those In Need

This opportunity entails calling area dentists to inquire about donating dental instruments that will help with the Mission of Mercy clinics. Half of the time will be completed in the office doing the phone calls while the other half will be spent going to the offices to pick up the instruments. We are looking for people for about 10 hours a week. We will work around your schedule! If you are passionate about helping those in need as much as we are, come volunteer with us!

Columbia, MD

Through 3/31/19

Executive/Managing Director for Emerging Nonprofit in Columbia, MD

A young Emerging 501(c)(3) Nonprofit under five years old, is seeking an part-time experienced Executive Director or Managing Director with nonprofit experience, that would like to volunteer their time, talents and passion, that will bridge the organization to continued success. We fall into the Human Services area and primarly provide services for Single Parent homes, headed up by women. Job duties will be discussed individually when contacted. If you have a strong passion to serve and help the under-serve journey to self-sustainment and provide HAND-Up opportunities to clients in need -- then PLEASE contact us today. WE NEED YOU! Thank you!

Columbia, MD

Through 11/1/19

Mentors/Tutors Information Session

A-OK Volunteers serve as mentors and tutors for elementary and middle school students in Howard County schools. Our volunteers can provide one-on-one mentoring/tutoring during the school day in the schools or serve in special in-school and after-school programs working with children in small groups. A-OK volunteers make a commitment to serve for the school year and do not mentor/tutor in the summer. We are screening and training new volunteers for the current 2018-2019 school year. Information Sessions are held that provide details about the organization, available volunteer opportunities, and to begin the process to become a volunteer with A-OK. Upcoming Information Sessions: Tuesday, November 13th at 11am - revised location East Columbia Library Clifton Meeting Room A 6600 Cradlerock Way Columbia, MD 21045 or Tuesday, December 11th at 1pm Hawthorn Center 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia or Monday, January 7th at 1pm Hawthorn Center 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia ​​​​​​​To register please send email to: susan@aokmentor.org 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

1/7/19 1:00 PM +more

Digital Videography

Involves video recording with editing capabilities. Volunteer should be able to pick out any part of a video and able to blur the face, disguise voices, cropping a part of our video for use, also capabilities of voice recording using pictures for story telling or promotion, and or creating short videos. Note: Volunteers may be needed for events. Otherwise, this is a virtual/work from home volunteer opportunity. Meetings via video conferencing typically occur once a month; once a week if/when related to an upcoming event. Occasionally volunteers may also be asked to meet in person at a location TBD.

Columbia, MD

Through 10/31/19

Fall Bingo Event Assistants

Assist the planning committee, distribute fliers/solicitations for raffle donations, gift wrapping, staffing the registration table, raffle ticket sales and concessions during the annual fall Bingo fundraiser held in October.

Columbia, MD

Through 10/31/19

Sunday Supper Drivers

Transport consumers to and from our Sunday Supper event, a social opportunity for adults living with mental illness, in Columbia once a month. Held on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 3pm (The Bain Center). Location varies on occassion. Looking for reliable drivers to make a minimum 6-month commitment.

Columbia, MD

Through 10/31/19

Event Assistants

Staff NAMI HC tables at community outreach events.

Columbia, MD

Through 10/31/19

In Our Own Voice Presenter

Share your personal story to various venues about your experience living with a diagnosed mental illness. In sharing, you will take the audience from the early onset of symptoms to how you are today, and everything in between. Training for this opportunity is REQUIRED.

Columbia, MD

Through 10/31/19

Giving Tuesday 2018 and Beyond Volunteers

For #Giving Tuesday, we ask not only for money, but also for volunteers and advocates for HCAS in 2019. Give of your time, skills, voice and dollars to the Howard County Autism Society on #Giving Tuesday, November 27th, a day of global giving. Our goals for that day include: 1. 25 new volunteers and advocates to join us in 2019 to help us write letters, send emails and make in-person visits to elected officials. 2. Raise $2,500 to support our adult social groups at howard-autism.org

Through 12/31/18

Social Media Volunteers

Bro Code is in its second year of development and is searching for volunteers to help this organization grow! We are looking for a Social Media volunteer to promote, develop and maintain our online presence and help promote our activities and achievements online. This person must be familiar with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social networking websites. 

Through 1/27/19

Website Volunteers

Brocode is in search of website volunteers to help keep our website up to date. This is a virtual volunteer position with flexible hours. Must be familiar with wixs websites.

Through 12/28/18

Community Health/Wellness Outreach Advocates-Coordinators

An emerging 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in Columbia, MD is seeking individuals with interests to perform outreach and information & referrals on Cardiovasular (Heart) Disease. Primarily heart disease in women. Heart Disease is the #1 killer in women and our goal is to bring awareness and this disease to the forefront within our communities. If you have interests and passionate about serving - please contact us. WE NEED YOU! More detailed specifics about the position will be discussed at the time of contact. Thank you!

Through 11/1/19

 


Volunteer Center

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