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Opportunity Details

Disaster & Emergency Services

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

Be A Disaster Recovery Volunteer ESF-14 Volunteers 2018 EC Flood

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.


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In order to register for this opportunity you must log in to an existing account or register to create a new account.


Signup with team

This link allows you to participate in this opportunity with a team. When you click on the link you will have the option to:

  • Choose an existing team you're already a member or captain of, or
  • Create a new team to sign up.

Signup Questions

Please respond to the following questions in order to signup for this opportunity:

Volunteer Center

6310 Hillside Ct.
Columbia, MD 21046