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Recently Posted Opportunities

Board Member

HowGirlsCode (HGC) is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization that seeks to address gender parity in the computer science, engineering and technology industries by inspiring and engaging young girls about computer science and engineering education. HGC accomplishes this by offering after-school computer science classes to elementary school age girls and a summer camp program for middle school age girls to enhance their computational thinking skills, improve their educational opportunities and give them a pathway to the world of computer science. Across all industries, computational thinking is becoming as important a skill set as numeracy and literacy. To prepare our children for the jobs of the future, we need computer science education both in and out of school. Despite making up half of our K-12 student population and nearly 60% of college enrollments, girls and women are far less likely than boys and men to study computing and earn degrees and careers in related fields. Board members share a commitment to increasing the participation of girls in computer science. Board Member Responsibilities: Regularly participate in bi-monthly Board meetings Serve on a Board committee (fundraising, program, etc.) Participate in fundraising for the organization Champion the mission and work of HowGirlsCode in the community HowGirlsCode particularly seeks Board candidates with experience in the fields of law, finance and education. Prior nonprofit board experience preferred.

Fulton, MD

Through 12/31/18

Music or Entertainment

Volunteers are needed who play piano, guitar or other instruments, can sing or lead sing-alongs, lead hymn-sings on Sundays, or provide some type of entertainment for resident groups. Small groups may be accepted depending on where the entertainment would be scheduled on campus.

Sandy Spring, MD

Through 5/15/20

Outings Assistant

Brooke Grove's Assisted Living staff frequently take residents on outings, and need assistance helping them to get on and off the bus as well as accompanying them to lunch, on a shopping trip, or on a field trip to a baseball game or bowling, for example. Volunteers are scheduled for outings as needed; they take place on any given weekday, typically between the hours of 10am - 12:30pm, 11am - 1:30pm, or 10am - 4pm.

Sandy Spring, MD

Through 5/15/20

Salon or Physical Therapy Onsite Transport

This volunteer role involves identifying residents’ current location and transporting residents via wheelchair from their current location to appointments in the Rehab Center or the Nursing Center and back again. Quarterly, there are similar needs to transport residents to the dental clinic. (Salon appointments are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; Physical therapy takes place every day, throughout the day.) Scheduling for the salon is done as morning (10am - 12:30pm) and afternoon shifts (12:30 - 4:00pm) or for the entire time, 10am - 4:00pm; for physical therapy, hours are very flexible between the hours of 9am - 5pm.

Olney, MD

Through 5/15/20

Administrative Support

Several offices on the Brooke Grove campus need assistance with tasks such as filing, data entry, copying, stuffing welcome or discharge packets, creating patient charts or collating mailings. Some of these are regular schedules (for example, every Tuesday) while others can take place at any time 9am – 5pm, on a regular or irregular basis. Occasionally there is also a need for someone to answer the phone at a particular location and take messages.

Olney, MD

Through 5/15/20

Columbia Bicycle and Pedestrian Count

Columbia Association and Howard County's Office of Transportation need volunteers to help count the number of bicyclists and pedestrians on pathways in Columbia and on-street locations along Route 1. The counts will be held between Thursday, May 31 and Thursday June 13 in two hour increments. This information will give CA and the Howard County Government 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 informing future infrastructure investments. Use the link below to sign-up to volunteer. We will be accepting volunteer registrations until Monday, May 21. 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! Use this link to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfUbxYSVa81pgHaUrNKSll82E0hMGsD42YNkdIM5Q7FFRFvtQ/viewform Your confirmed time slot and more information on the counting process, including the date(s) and time(s) of the bicycle and pedestrian count training will be sent by email on Thursday, May 24. A training session will be offered for new Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Program volunteers on Wednesday, May 30 from 6:30-7:30pm at Columbia Association Headquarters (6310 Hillside Court, Columbia). Please contact Jessica Bellah at Jessica.Bellah@columbiaassociation.org with any questions. Thank you for your interest and your service.

Columbia, MD

6/2/18 11:30 AM +more

Summer Book Club Volunteers

Students at all three of our community centers will be reading a variety of books this summer, and volunteers are needed to help lead discussions with small groups of students! Volunteers are asked to commit to the entirety of the program at their chosen site (missing 1 or 2 dates, with notice, is okay - we know people have vacations and other summer plans!). All Book Clubs will be starting the week of July 2nd and will continue into mid-August. Book Clubs: The Park House (200 S. Linwood Ave, 21224): Tuesdays, from 10:00-11:00am Thursdays, from 9:00-10:00am The POWER House (316 S. Caroline St, 21231): Mondays, from 10:00-11:00am Wednesdays, from 10:00-11:00am The UA House at Fayette (1100 E. Fayette St, 21202): Mondays, from 9:30-10:00am Tuesdays, from 9:30-10:00am Wednesdays, from 9:30-10:00am Thursdays, from 9:30-10:00am To sign-up or view event dates/times, visit: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e49acaa2ea7fa7-summer Note: If you cannot commit to multiple days in a week, we will ask that you at least commit to one day per week!

Baltimore, MD

7/2/18 9:00 AM +more

Advisory Board Member

Looking to Enhance Our Community through Volunteerism? Consider serving as an Advisory Board Member for the Volunteer Center Serving Howard County. Have you managed or served as a volunteer? Are you involved with a local nonprofit that using volunteers? Are you an employer that has or would like to have a volunteer program? Do you have suggestions on how to engage more people in service to our community? Are you a believer in that everyone has something to share with another? ​Have you organized projects for groups from 2-200? If you have answered "yes" to 2 or more of these questions, please think about sharing your expertise with our volunteer and non-profit communities.

Columbia, MD

Through 6/4/19

Poster-Upper Spread the Word

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. 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!

Columbia, MD

Through 5/11/19

Board Member

Neighbor Ride is a 14 year-old nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the health and quality of life for Howard County’s older residents by providing low-cost, volunteer-driven transportation for health care appointments, cultural and social activities, faith services, shopping and other personal needs. Neighbor Ride offers this service so seniors, age 60 and over, can remain active, independent and connected to the community. We are currently seeking individuals to aid in actively carrying out our mission by serving on our Board of Directors. Board members serve a minimum two year term engaged in providing strategic direction around development, marketing, and financial governance for the organization. Interested individuals are asked to submit their resumes via email to:director@neighborride.org. To learn more about Neighbor Ride, visit us online at www.neighborride.org. Video: Neighbor Ride - Connecting Our Community

Columbia, MD

Through 5/11/19

Activity Coordinators

For some activities at Brooke Grove, we need volunteers who are willing to learn the ropes and meet new volunteers when they arrive to show them how things are done and make them comfortable. Staff are often so busy they cannot spend the time needed to on-board new volunteers. Areas where this would be particularly helpful are with dining and hospitality aides, feeding, and activities assistants. Are you a natural manager? This would be a great role for you!

Olney, MD

Through 5/11/20

Grounds Help

Brooke Grove’s landscape includes a large number of gardens and extensive grounds. Assistance is needed to help weed garden areas and pick up trash and debris on the grounds, walkways and roadways. If you like being outdoors, this is the perfect volunteer job for you!

Olney, MD

Through 5/11/20

Evening Receptionist

The main building at Brooke Grove has an ongoing need for someone to greet visitors and answer the phone from 4:30 – 6pm and/or 6:30 – 8pm. This is an ideal position for someone who prefers a sedentary task, likes to stay busy and can commit to a regular schedule; for example, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Olney, MD

Through 5/11/19

Volunteer Community Companion

If helping those in need is your passion, then being a Community Companion is an ideal volunteer opportunity for you! Community Companions provide compassionate non-medical support services (e.g. transportation and companionship) to the members of HCGH’s Member Care Support Network, who are recovering from a health crisis such as a hospitalization. Ideal volunteer qualities include: Following through with commitments Respect for privacy Comfortable with providing compassionate support Trusted and accountable character The Member Care Support Network provides free emotional and social support services to care for individuals with a health condition. Individuals must be 18 years or older and live or worship in Howard County to receive assistance from the network. Learn more and apply online or call 410-720-8781

Columbia, MD

Through 5/10/19

Make us Famous Pro (aka SEO & Google Analytics Manager)

Skilled (OK, just smarter than us) help is needed with SEO and Google Analytics management so that we can expand Winter Growth's reach, letting more people know about the wonderful community-based programs we offer for seniors and disabled adults. No set schedule is required - just a commitment to making a difference and an hour or so a month of your mad internet marketing talents.

Columbia, MD

Through 5/9/19

Super Fun Planner

Winter Growth is looking for a fun and energetic person to coordinate our 2018 National Night Out Event. The Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 event will take place on our "Front Porch" and bring our assisted living residents and Harpers Choice neighbors together for an evening of old-fashioned family fun - with checkers and board games, jump ropes, sidewalk chalk, throw-back refreshments and more. Thanks to a fantastic summer 2017 intern, we have a great event planning guide that is ready for a fun-loving volunteer to implement.

Columbia, MD

Through 6/30/18

Radio/Dial-in News Readers

Radio/Dial-in readers needed every day to read The Washington Post, USA Today, Time and Washingtonian magazines and other current local and national publications. In addition, volunteers read grocery and shopping ads, magazines, TV listings and audio described theater listings. Minimum 2 hour a week commitment. A short audition is required of all applicants.The Washington Ear studios are located in Silver Spring. Office help and data entry people also needed.

Silver Spring, MD

Through 4/30/19

Service to Armed Forces- Volunteer

The Red Cross has supported our men and women serving in the military for more than 100 years. Volunteers connect families and veterans with resources to respond to emergencies, teach coping and resilience skills, and provide recreational and therapeutic support at local military hospitals.

Baltimore, MD

Through 6/1/19

Disaster Services Volunteer

The largest percentage of our volunteers work on a Disaster Action Team where they help people affected by disasters ranging from home fires to hurricanes by providing food, shelter, essential relief supplies, and comfort and hope. This requires 24 hours of oncall service per month. There is also opportunity to help with our Home Fire Preparedness Campaign in which we install 10-year fire alarms in people’s homes.

Columbia, MD

Through 6/1/19

Blood Driver

Transport life-saving blood in the Central MD area to local hospitals where it is used to save lives. Flexible hours. The minimum commitment is two shifts per month (any day of the week), each shift being 2-3 hours during daytime hours. Qualifications: Valid State driver's license - 3 years driving experience Familiarity with geographic area and driving routes Able to verify safe driving records with state or insurance Current car registration and insurance required if using own vehicle (otherwise use a Red Cross Van) Experience to demonstrate reliability Ability to lift up to 45 lbs.

Baltimore, MD

Through 6/1/19

Blood Donor Ambassador

Volunteers help at local blood drives to greet and register blood donors and staff the refreshment area. Blood drives are 4-6 hours in length.

Columbia, MD

Through 6/1/19

9th Annual Community Fair

Join us for the 9th Annual Community Fair hosted by the Department of Community Resources and Services through the Achieve 24/7 Initiative. The event will feature a variety of activities for children, youth, and families. Activities will range from physical and sports activities to art activities. Assistance will be needed facilitating activities, directing guest to appropriate spaces, and assisting vendors as needed. The event will take place at Oakland Mills Middle School. Volunteers are needed from 9am until 3pm. For more information, please contact Soneka Kamuhuza (443) 380-0731

Columbia, MD

6/2/18 9:00 AM

General Ellicott City Flood Recovery

This is a general pool of volunteers to be paired with future job opportunities to aid in recovering from the July 30th flood in Ellicott City. Non-VOAD members may be subject to a background check.

Through 5/29/18

Be A Disaster Recovery Volunteer

In the event of a disaster in Howard County or the surrounding communities, Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will use this resource to contact volunteers if their skills and support are needed during an emergency. Most disaster-serving organizations have an existing pool of trained volunteers and may likely not accept spontaneous volunteers. However, other organizations may need extra help during a disaster. By registering for this opportunity, you will become part of an extra pool of volunteers, available to assist other organizations during a disaster. Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will contact you via email or by phone to notify you of volunteer opportunities if/when they become available on behalf of the organizations in need. For those interested in volunteering in times of disaster, the Volunteer Center Serving Howard County suggests doing the following: In your account profile: Under Personal Information link, in the DEMOGRAPHIC AND VOLUNTEER OPTIONS section, check yes for “I am interested in being contacted for disaster service.” Under Skills Link: Indicate Yes for the Accept Invitations question. Indicate those skills you have and are willing to offer. Doing the above will allow registered partner organizations of the Volunteer Center Serving Howard County to reach out to you through this system and invite you to view relevant volunteer opportunities.

Through 6/2/19

 


Volunteer Center

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