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"Savoring Summer" - August Community Engagement Opportunity
Community Resources and Services - Special Events/Projects

Description

Don't let the Summer of 2022 come to an end without fully embracing all the fun, engaging, and educational activities Howard County has to offer during the month of August. If you feel like you wasted the entire summer, this is your last chance to get outside, engage, and participate in a plethora of exciting opportunities throughout Howard County that is sure to create lasting memories.

Don't waste another beautiful summer day . . . Sign-up to receive a list of fun, educational, and diverse activities for people of all ages.

Click on the Sign-up button and you will be emailed your "Savoring Summer" list of engagement opportunities that is sure to entice the interest of people of all ages!


Schedule

Dates: 08/01/2022 - 08/31/2022

Unlimited Positions available!


Address

MD



Location Description:

Various places throughout Howard County


Contact Info

Darlene Vaselaros

dvaselaros@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-5951


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2022 Pet Parade Volunteer
Howard County Rec & Parks -

Description

Pet Parade Volunteer | Centennial Park, South | Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 | 1-5pm | Ages 17+

The volunteer will assist in executing the event, including setup and clean up. This includes physical labor such as lifting boxes of supplies and setting up table and chairs. The Recreation Coordinator assigned to the Event will supervise all work. This event is outdoors and volunteers should be prepared to be outside the entire event and dress appropriately for the weather.

Requirements:
- Expected to have the ability to work well and communicate effectively with the public / participating parties of this event;
- Must be able to lift and carry up to approximately 30lbs;
- Plan to arrive no later than 1pm and remain on site through clean-up at 5pm (actual event time is 2-4pm);

Job Duties:
- Communicate with event coordinator in advance to confirm details and establish inclement weather procedures;
- Arrive on time to assist in setup and breakdown (may include physical labor: raise / lower 10 x10 tents, tables, chairs, place signs, loading, unloading supplies);
- Provide marketing support at HCRP tent such as: greeting the public, help to answer questions, maintain a friendly demeanor, hand out provided materials);
- Assist event staff as guest judges for costume contest (only if needed);
- Carry out other tasks as necessary.

Please Wear:
- Solid color shirt (black, purple or orange). Jacket is ok if weather is chilly;
- Dress for the weather and wear close toed shoes.

In the event of inclement weather this event may be cancelled or moved to an online zoom format, in which case volunteers would no longer be needed.
In the event that minimum registration is not met, this event may be cancelled.


Requirements

Minimum age: 17


Schedule

Dates: 10/15/2022 - 10/15/2022

6 Positions available!


Address
Centennial Park, South 0000 Route 108 / Clarksville Pike
Ellicott City MD



Location Description:


Contact Info

Karen Ehler

kehler@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-4635


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Opp Available Positions: 6


Bilingual Volunteer - Spanish
Community Resources and Services -

Description

The Howard County Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) is interested in a Spanish-speaking volunteer to assist it with its work. OCP handles complaints between consumers and businesses, and between tenants and their landlords. OCP also provides education, presentations, and provides outreach to the community on these topics. The volunteer would provide verbal and written translations to help investigators communicate with consumers or business owners and represent OCP at in-person or virtual programming where Spanish is necessary. This is an "on demand" volunteer opportunity to begin but can expand to regular "office hours" as the program expands. Excellent verbal and written skills in Spanish is required for this position.

This position will require a background check.

For more information, please contact Tracy Rezvani at trezvani@howardcountymd.gov or 410-313-6569


Requirements

Minimum age: 21


Schedule

Dates: 05/20/2022 - 11/30/2022

Only 1 Position available!


Address
Department of Community Resources and Services 9830 Patuxent Woods Drive
Columbia MD, 21046



Location Description:

Department of Community Resources/Office of Consumer Protection


Contact Info

Tracy Rezvani

trezvani@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-6569


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Elkridge 50+ Center Walking Club Ambassador
Community Resources and Services - Senior Centers

Description

Do you enjoy exercise, being outdoors, and socializing? The Elkridge 50+Center of Howard County Office on Aging and Independence is currently seeking volunteers to serve as Walking Club Ambassadors. Walking Club Ambassadors will be responsible for promoting the program; and facilitating and coordinating daily neighborhood walks while making members feel welcomed and connected. Ambassadors will serve as a cohort group that will work together in coordinating volunteer schedules, facilitating the daily walks, and other duties as assigned.

DUTIES:
Meeting and greeting all members
Initiating daily 1-2-mile neighborhood walks (from the 50+ Center)
Facilitate the walking route
Work with all Ambassadors in the coordination of schedules, walks, etc.
Participate and support other walking related activities (Walk Maryland Day)
Work under the direction of staff
Follow standard policies and procedures

QUALIFICATIONS:
Must be in good; physical condition
Be willing to work outside
Good communication skills
Feel comfortable working with older adults
Good leadership skills
Ability to follow directions and instructions

REQUIREMENTS:
Be able to commit to an established ongoing schedule
Ability to walk approximately 2-miles
Ability to communicate effectively
Ability to lead groups

Daily walks take place M-F; 8 am-9 am

*This position will require qualified volunteers to complete a Non-Disclosure Agreement Form.

Non-Disclosure Agreement Form Link:

Download Attachment: download


Requirements

Minimum age: 21


Schedule

Dates: 06/13/2022 - 12/31/2022

5 Positions available!


Address
6540 Washington Blvd.
Elkridge MD, 21075



Location Description:

Elkridge 50+Center


Contact Info

Jeannie DeCray

jdecray@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-5175


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Opp Available Positions: 5


HoCo "Rocks"! Gary J. Arthur Community Center Rock Garden Art Exhibit
Community Resources and Services - Special Events/Projects

Description

Howard County Community "ROCKS", but we want to make it even "Boulder"!

Age-Friendly Howard County is a community initiative that is striving to make an even better place for people of all ages to grow up and grow older! By creating a more age-friendly, livable community, people of all ages will have their needs met which will allow for people to engage in their community in a healthy and safe way. Therefore, we want YOU to help us promote age-friendly by engaging in our rock painting opportunity.

This Age-Friendly opportunity will promote and encourage people to express themselves, have their voices heard, and help unify the community by seeing the impact of how a couple painted rocks by you will make such a beautiful community "rock garden" when placed with the others.

So let your creativity soar, get as creative as you want and have your voice heard through art!

Job Duties:
- Click the "sign up" button to let us know that you'll be contributing rocks to the Gary J. Arthur Community Center exhibit.

- Gather rocks from your own backyard or purchase them

- Design your rock to your liking

- Bring your rocks to Gary J. Arthur Community Center. Look for the Rock Garden Exhibit sign outdoors. Place your rocks in the exhibit area outdoors.

Instructions for Painting DIY Rocks:
1. Purchase and/or collect your supplies.

2. Clean your rocks and allow them time to dry.

3. Paint your rocks. Get creative!

4. Seal your rocks.

5. Drop off your rocks at appropriate rock collection location. See location tab for details.

Students can earn 2 service learning hours for painting 5 rocks.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!


Contact Info

Darlene Vaselaros

dvaselaros@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-5951


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HoCo "Rocks"! North Laurel Community Center Rock Garden Art Exhibit
Community Resources and Services - Special Events/Projects

Description

Howard County Community "ROCKS", but we want to make it even "Boulder"!

Age-Friendly Howard County is a community initiative that is striving to make an even better place for people of all ages to grow up and grow older! By creating a more age-friendly, livable community, people of all ages will have their needs met which will allow for people to engage in their community in a healthy and safe way. Therefore, we want YOU to help us promote age-friendly by engaging in our rock painting opportunity.

This Age-Friendly opportunity will promote and encourage people to express themselves, have their voices heard, and help unify the community by seeing the impact of how a couple painted rocks by you will make such a beautiful community "rock garden" when placed with the others.

So let your creativity soar, get as creative as you want and have your voice heard through art!

Job Duties:
- Click the "sign up" button to let us know that you'll be contributing rocks to the North Laurel Community Center.

- Gather rocks from your own backyard or purchase them

- Design your rock to your liking

- Bring your rocks to North Laurel Community Center. Look for the Rock Garden Exhibit sign in the entrance area. Place your rocks in the appropriate drop-off container.

Instructions for Painting DIY Rocks:
1. Purchase and/or collect your supplies.

2. Clean your rocks and allow them time to dry.

3. Paint your rocks. Get creative!

4. Seal your rocks.

5. Drop off your rocks at appropriate rock collection location. See location tab for details.

Students can earn 2 service learning hours for painting 5 rocks.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!


Contact Info

Darlene Vaselaros

dvaselaros@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-5951


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Let's Do Lunch! - Bain 50+ Center
Community Resources and Services - Senior Centers

This opportunity is full

Description

The Office on Aging and Independence is seeking volunteers who are interested in assisting Bain 50+ Center staff with the Congregate Meal program. Congregate meals allow older adults to enjoy a well-balanced meal in a group setting, offering the opportunity for social engagement.

If you are interested in serving the older adult community, please consider volunteering with our Congregate Meal Team.

DUTIES:
Set tables in the dining room
Serve lunch
Greet and check in attendees
Assist attendees with registration forms
Clean up after lunch is served

QUALIFICATIONS:
Good communication skills
Follow basic instructions and procedures
Feel comfortable working with older adults

REQUIREMENTS:
Be able to stand for long periods of time
Commit to volunteer 1 day-2 days per week (Wednesdays and/or Thursdays)
Available to volunteer 11 am-1 pm

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
:
Casual Dress
Non-Slip Shoes (required)
An apron will be provided

*This position will require qualified volunteers to complete a Non-Disclosure Agreement Form.

Non-Disclosure Agreement Form Link:

Download Attachment: download


Requirements

Minimum age: 16


Schedule

Dates: 06/08/2022 - 12/31/2022

Unlimited Positions available!


Address
Bain 50+ Center 5470 Ruth Keeton Way
Columbia MD, 21044



Location Description:

Bain 50+ Center


Contact Info

Seojin Kim

sekim@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-7463


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Opp Available Positions: 0


Let's Do Lunch! - Elkridge 50+ Center
Community Resources and Services - Senior Centers

Description

The Office on Aging and Independence is seeking volunteers who are interested in assisting the Elkridge 50+ Center staff with the Congregate Meal program. Congregate meals allow older adults to enjoy a well-balanced meal in a group setting, offering the opportunity for social engagement.

If you are interested in serving the older adult community, please consider volunteering with our Congregate Meal Team.

DUTIES:
Set tables in the dining room
Serve lunch
Greet and check in attendees
Assist attendees with registration forms
Clean up after lunch is served

QUALIFICATIONS:
Good communication skills
Follow basic instructions and procedures
Feel comfortable working with older adults

REQUIREMENTS:
Be able to stand for long periods of time
Commit to volunteer 1 day-2 days per week (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
Available to volunteer for lunch on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11 am-1 pm

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Casual Dress
Non-Slip Shoes
An apron will be provided

*This position will require qualified volunteers to complete a Non-Disclosure Agreement Form.

Non-Disclosure Agreement Form Link:

Download Attachment: download


Requirements

Minimum age: 16


Schedule

Dates: 06/22/2022 - 12/31/2022

4 Positions available!


Address
6540 Washington Blvd
Elkridge MD, 21075



Location Description:

Elkridge 50+ Center


Contact Info

Cheryl Campbell

chcampbell@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-0380


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Opp Available Positions: 4


Let's Do Lunch! - Ellicott City 50+ Center
Community Resources and Services - Senior Centers

Description

The Office on Aging and Independence is seeking volunteers who are interested in assisting Ellicott City 50+ Center staff with the Congregate Meal program. Congregate meals allow older adults to enjoy a well-balanced meal in a group setting, offering the opportunity for social engagement.

If you are interested in serving the older adult community, please consider volunteering with our Congregate Meal Team.

DUTIES:
Set tables in the dining room
Serve lunch
Greet and check in attendees
Assist attendees with registration forms
Clean up after lunch is served

QUALIFICATIONS:
Good communication skills
Follow basic instructions and procedures
Feel comfortable working with older adults

REQUIREMENTS:
Be able to stand for long periods of time
Commit to volunteer 1 day-2 days per week (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
Be available to volunteer for Lunch on Tuesdays, 11 am-1 pm; Breakfast on Thursdays, 8:30 am -11 am

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Casual Dress
Non-Slip Shoes
An apron will be provided

*This position will require qualified volunteers to complete a Non-Disclosure Agreement Form.

Non-Disclosure Agreement Form Link:

Download Attachment: download


Requirements

Minimum age: 16


Schedule

Dates: 06/10/2022 - 12/31/2022

2 Positions available!


Address
Ellicott City 50+ Center 9401 Frederick Road
Ellicott City MD, 21042



Location Description:

Ellicott City 50+ Center


Contact Info

Daemir Dove

ddove@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-1418


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Opp Available Positions: 2


Let's Do Lunch! - North Laurel 50+ Center
Community Resources and Services - Senior Centers

Description

The Office on Aging and Independence is seeking volunteers who are interested in assisting North Laurel 50+ Center staff with the Congregate Meal program. Congregate meals allow older adults to enjoy a well-balanced meal in a group setting, offering the opportunity for social engagement.

If you are interested in serving the older adult community, please consider volunteering with our Congregate Meal Team.

DUTIES:
Set tables in the dining room
Serve lunch
Greet and check in attendees
Assist attendees with registration forms
Clean up after lunch is served

QUALIFICATIONS:
Good communication skills
Follow basic instructions and procedures
Feel comfortable working with older adults

REQUIREMENTS:
Be able to stand for long periods of time
Commit to volunteer 1 day-2 days per week (Wednesdays and Fridays)
Available to volunteer for lunch, 10:30 am-1:00 pm

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Casual Dress
Non-Slip Shoes
An apron will be provided

*This position will require qualified volunteers to complete a Non-Disclosure Agreement Form.

Non-Disclosure Agreement Form Link:

Download Attachment: download


Requirements

Minimum age: 16


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!


Address
6411 Whiskey Bottom Road
Laurel MD, 20723



Location Description:

North Laurel 50+ Center


Contact Info

Cheryl Campbell

chcampbell@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-0380


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Office Aide Coordinator Volunteer
Community Resources and Services - Special Events/Projects

This opportunity is full

Description

Do you enjoy being creative, innovative, and have a strong attention to detail? Howard County Office of Consumer Protection is currently looking for a volunteer to help create and organize various aspects of coordinating office materials, supplies, and solutions to workflow. The ideal applicant will be detail-oriented, highly organized and self-motivated with good communication, analytical and problem-solving skills. Experience using Microsoft Office Suite is highly desired.

DUTIES:
- Organizing administrative files and supplies
- Creating an organization solution for outreach materials
- Facilitating work flow
- Assisting with outreach and administrative tasks as needed

QUALIFICATIONS:
- Highly organized
- Strong attention to detail
- Good communication skills
- Experience organizing office space

REQUIREMENTS:
- Be available to commit to 4 hours per week to start with flexibility to come in as needed
- Ability to lift and move materials, office supplies, etc.
- This position will require a background check


Requirements

Minimum age: 21


Schedule

Dates: 05/11/2022 - 09/30/2022

Unlimited Positions available!


Address
9830 Patuxent Woods Drive
Columbia MD, 21046



Location Description:

Patuxent Woods Building


Contact Info

Tracy Rezvani

trezvani@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-6569


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Ombudsman Volunteer
Community Resources and Services - Ombudsman Program

Description

The Howard County Ombudsman Program is seeking volunteers who are comfortable working with older adults in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Volunteers conduct routine visits with residents to discuss their care experiences, provide education about their rights, and investigate and resolve complaints.

Qualifications:
- Must be 18 or older
- Have a valid MD Driver's License
- Be able to commit at least 4 hours per month

Training:
- Volunteers will be provided with an initial 4 days of training in a classroom setting
- Volunteers will be provided 8 hours of shadowing training
- Volunteers will be provided with bi-monthly educational trainings

Requirements:
- Volunteers must be available to attend all trainings/workshops
- Volunteers must be available to complete 8 hours of shadowing training
- Volunteers must attend bi-monthly continuing education meetings
- Volunteers must complete a background check and Non-Disclosure Agreement Form
- Volunteer must be free of any conflicts of interest
- Volunteers must report volunteer hours on website using login


Requirements

Minimum age: 18


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!


Address
9830 Patuxent Woods Drive
Columbia MD, 21046



Location Description:

Visits will be at Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities throughout Howard County.


Contact Info

Chris Hobbs

chobbs@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-6391


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Winter Coat Drive Collection
Community Resources and Services - Special Events/Projects

Description

The Howard County MultiService Center, a division of the Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services will be hosting its annual Winter Coat Drive and is in need of volunteers to help collect, sort, and organize the donated winter coats and accessories. The coat drive has been very successful in past years, with providing coats to over 300 people annually. This is a VERY impactful and necessary event that will provide people of the Howard County Community essential items to stay warm during the winter months. If you are looking to make a positive impact in someone's life, please consider volunteering.

DUTIES:
- Collect donated coats that are brought in from the community to the MultiService Center
- Sort items
- Organize items

REQUIREMENTS:
- Must be able to stand for long periods of time
- Must be able to lift and move items, materials, etc.
- Must have good customer service skills


In order to secure your spot, please be sure to use the link to the Sign-Up Genius below to schedule your desired date(s) and time(s).

SIGN-UP HERE:
Sign-Up Genius Link

If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Valerie Mathis at vmathis@howardcountymd.gov or 410-313-0242.

EVENT DETAILS:
WHEN: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (NO collection on Monday, September 5th - Labor Day)

WHERE: The MultiService Center, 9900 Washington Blvd N, Laurel, MD 20723

CONTACT: Valerie Mathis, 410-313-0242, vmathis@howardcountymd.gov


Requirements

Minimum age: 15


Schedule

Dates: 08/16/2022 - 10/03/2022

Unlimited Positions available!


Address
The Howard County MultiService Center 9900 Washington Blvd N.
Laurel MD, 2-723



Location Description:

The Howard County MultiService Center


Contact Info

Valerie Mathis

vmathis@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-0242


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