After a certain level of technical skill is achieved,

science and art tend to coalesce in esthetics plastcity, and form.

The greatest scientist are always artists as well. 

— Albert Einstein


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STEAM Opportunities

Mentors/Tutors Information Session

A-OK Mentoring-Tutoring , Inc. is actively seeking volunteers and welcomes people from all background and experiences to participate in the organization! Volunteers serve as mentors and tutors for preschool, elementary and middle school students in Howard County and community programs. To begin the process of becoming a volunteer, learn more about A-OK Mentoring-Tutoring and/or available volunteer opportunities; join us for one of our upcoming Information Sessions: Monday, December 16 at 11am Hawthorn Center 6175 Sunny Spring Columbia, MD 21044 Tuesday, January 7 at 1pm Hawthorn Center 6175 Sunny Spring Columbia, MD 21044 ​​​​​​​To register, please send email to: susan@aokmentor.org or call 443-895-2457. 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

12/16/19 1:00 PM + more


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 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. To view and/or sign up for the next upcoming information session, click here or contact us via email (susan@aokmentor.org) or phone (443) 895-2457. 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. For more information, email (susan@aokmentor.org).

Columbia, MD


YouTube Channel Developer & Manager

Develop YouTube channel and update accordingly. Take high resolution pictures and videos of activities and events for the Youtube Channel. (Some existing pictures and Videos will be provided).

Maryland City, MD


Web Support

Design and post upcoming projects. Provide links to registration page for payment. Update payments to match fees for new projects and workshops. Create a page for Meet our Board (will provide pictures and short bios). Create a page for Meet our Founder and President (will provide picture and short bio). Update Gallery with new pictures and videos to attract new customers. Record and post testimonials average once a month. Assist to create our first newsletter. Meet with Marketing team to obtain website updates. Proficiency skills in WordPress and programming required.

Maryland City, MD


Website Development/Design

We are currently in need of updating our website to keep up with our expanding services. If you are interested in volunteering your time and talent we would love to talk to you.

Columbia, MD


Various Opportunities (for female high school & college students)

codeHER offers a plethora of volunteer opportunities to female high school and college students across the region. We have coding instructor positions available, as well as positions as TA's. We are also offering an internship opportunity throughout the school year. For those interested in working behind the scenes, we have committees available for girls to join, such as the marketing, finance, curriculum development, and visionary and expansion committee. No experience is required, and all are encouraged to join.

Clarksville, MD



Interns: We are actively seeking interns to support the work of the Community Ecology Institute. Individuals with experience related to non-profit development, grant writing, and social media campaigns would be particularly helpful as would those with a genuine enthusiasm for helping people connect with the natural environment as a way to create healthier communities, both socially and ecologically.

Ellicott City, MD


Event Support

Event Support: We are also seeking volunteers to support the events offered by our flagship program, Columbia Families in Nature. These individuals should have comfort working with fairly large groups of families (~20 families per event), some knowledge about and/or enthusiasm for the natural environment, and the ability to attend events on Sunday afternoons or Wednesday mornings.

Ellicott City, MD


STEAM Focused Organizations

A-OK Mentoring-Tutoring, Inc. Mentor-Tutor in Howard County public elementary schools
Be You, Inc. - Coding Instructors, Facilitators
Columbia Festival of the Arts Office Support for summer program
Community Ecology Institute Leaders and co-leaders with environmental education experience
Generation Hope Tutors to work with students in college-level science and math
Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center Support Front of House staff
ManneqArt Board members, designers, data-based specialists, assistants, event staff and more

Maryland Science Olympiad Event staff and more

Maryland STEM Festival - board Members, event staff and more

National Electronics Museum Tour guides, work with the collections
National Museum of Health and Medicine 
Docents to provide tours
Red Branch Theatre Company 
Support theater and music in the community  
S.A.F.E. - Supplying Allergy Friendly and Emergency - Food Pantry 
Social media, Search Engine Optimization and bloggers
Computer Science and Engineering outreach to children
Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission 
Environmental stewardship opportunities
Universities Space Research Association (STEMaction Center) 
Supporting youth STEM events in Maryland



YouTube videos provided by (right to left, top to bottom) Columbia Festival of the Arts (2015), Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, ManneqArt, National Electronics Museum, Washinton Suburban Sanitary Commission

Volunteer Center

6310 Hillside Ct.
Columbia, MD 21046