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2020 City Nature Challenge
Howard County Rec & Parks - Natural Resources, Environmental & Parks

Description

2020 City Nature Challenge | High Ridge Park | April 26, 2020 | 1 pm - 4 pm


The City Nature Challenge is a friendly competition among cities across the globe to find and document plants and wildlife over a four-day period. Howard County Recreation and Parks will be contributing records to the Baltimore City Challenge from High Ridge Park.

Job Duties:
- Photograph flora and fauna at High Ridge Park
- Document as many species as possible using INaturalist App on your cell phone over a three-hour period

Additional info:

Bring your own snacks and drinks. No open-toed shoes. Cell phones are required with the INaturalist App installed. Restroom facilities on site. Participation from paved pathways or earthen trails.


Requirements

Minimum age: 14


Schedule

Dates: 04/26/2020 - 04/26/2020

10 Positions available!


Address
High Ridge Park 10101 High Ridge Rd
Laurel MD, 20723



Location Description:

Details regarding the exact location will be emailed to volunteers directly.


Contact Info

Sue Muller

smuller@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-4697


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Opp Available Positions: 10


2020 Earth Day Celebration Events
Howard County Rec & Parks - Comm. Centers & Fac. - Roger Carter Community Center

Description

Earth Day Celebration Events | Sunday Apr 19, Saturday Apr 25 & Sunday Apr 26 | All Ages

Celebrate Earth Day with us! We will be at various locations cleaning up our community.

Roger Carter Ellicott City Clean Up
Sunday, Apr 19, 7:30-10:30am
Pre-register by Apr 15

West Friendship Tree Planting
Saturday, Apr 25, 9am-noon
Pre-register by Apr 22

High Ridge Park City Nature Challenge
Sunday, Apr 26, 1-4pm
Pre-register by Apr 24
Click here to register

Please dress for the weather and wear close toed shoes. Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Pre-registration required.

Additional info:

ROGER CARTER ELLICOTT CITY CLEAN UP:
Lend a hand to help pick up litter, and clean up along tree lines, historic properties, and parking lots. Meet at Roger Carter Community Center for a continental breakfast. This event will run rain or shine.
Pre-registration required, pre-register by Apr 15. Please dress for the weather and wear close toed shoes. Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

WEST FRIENDSHIP TREE PLANTING:
We will be planting 250 native trees in a riparian stream buffer at West Friendship Park. We will be walking a short distance through the woods on an unpaved trail to get to the planting site. Parking will be toward the back of the park after the one room schoolhouse. Please follow directional signage. Bring gloves, shovels and other tools will be provided. We will plant in light rain, but check your email the morning of the event in case we need to cancel due to inclement weather. Pre-registration required, pre-register by Apr 22.


Schedule

Dates: 04/19/2020 - 04/25/2020

Schedule Slots Available!

This opportunity has a schedule. Click view schedule below to see available times.


Address





Location Description:

Roger Carter Ellicott City Clean Up
Sunday, Apr 19
3000 Milltowne Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043

West Friendship Tree Planting
Saturday, Apr 25
12999 Frederick Rd, West Friendship, MD 21794


Contact Info

Melissa Byrne

mbyrne@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-4704


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Opp Available Positions: 57


Disc Golf Course Maintenance
Recreation and Parks -

Description

Are you a disc golf enthusiast or enjoy working outdoors?

Volunteer your time and talent to assist the Park Operations Divisionwith maintaining the Rockburn Branch Park Disc Golf Course. Volunteers should have an interest in disc golf andtrail maintenance.

Age requirements: 16+ (13-16 withparent supervisor)

Additional info:

Self motivated and able to follow directions.

Volunteer Job Duties; Use hand tools to repair trail tread and erosion.

Clear trail corridor, install signs.

Repair and maintain disc golf tee boxes, teeing areas, targets and other course equipment.

Survey and inspect trails for safety issues.

Responsible for returning timesheets and data forms to department supervisor in a timely manner.


Requirements

Minimum age: 13


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!


Address
Rockburn Branch Park Rd
Elkridge MD, 21075



Location Description:

I-95; exit 43B (Rte. 103 West) one exit to Rt. 103 North, right at 1st light to Montgomery Rd, left at 1st light to stay on Montgomery, 1 mile to left at Rockburn Elementary. Park in the lot just past school and walk toward the left down access road to 1st tee.


Contact Info

Darrell Reid

dreid@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 530-3875


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Equipment Cleaning Volunteer
Community Resources and Services -

Description

The Loan Closet of Howard County is currently looking for volunteers to assist with cleaning Durable Medical Equipment (DME).

The purpose of the Loan Closet is to provide a clearinghouse of donated medical equipment to Howard County residents. Many residents are in need of medical equipment for a short period of time; others have medical equipment they no longer need. The Loan Closet brings these two communities of people together.

Duties:
- Prep DME to be cleaned
- Load and unload DME into cleaning device (Hub Scrub)
- Politely interact with the public

Qualifications:
- Must be 18 years or older
- Ability to lift/move 50 pounds
- Ability to work with noisy machines and in varying temperatures

Volunteers will need to commit to 2 hours (weekly or bi-weekly) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, OR Thursdays

Volunteers will be required to complete a background check and attend an orientation and training (on using the Hub Scrub).


Requirements

Minimum age: 18


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!


Contact Info

Darlene Vaselaros

dvaselaros@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-5951


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Front Desk Receptionist
Community Resources and Services -

Description

The Loan Closet of Howard county is currently looking for a volunteer to serve as a front desk receptionist. The purpose of the Loan Closet of Howard County is to provide a clearinghouse of donated medical equipment for temporary use to all Howard County residents. Many residents in need of medical equipment may not be able to afford these items, or they may only need equipment for a short period of time; others have medical equipment they no longer need. The Loan Closet brings these two communities of people together.

Duties:
- Provide pleasant, friendly greeting to public
- Contact appropriate person to assist customers
- Politely answer phones
- Answer commonly asked questions
- Take messages, if needed
- Photocopy and print forms
- Distribute mail
- Keep reception area tidy and presentable
- Accept donations and returns from public
- Assist donors in completing donation form
- Knowledge of basic computer skills

Qualification:
- Age 18 or older
- Ability to politely and professionally interact with the public
- Ability to multitask
- Telephone skills
- Listening skills
- Customer oriented

Commitment Expected:
- Minimum of a 4-hour weekly shift
- Loan Closet hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Training:
- General orientation by Loan Closet Volunteer Coordinator
- Training on phone system
- Training on directing customer to appropriate person
- Training on answering most frequently asked questions
- Training on donation and other forms used regularly


Requirements

Minimum age: 18


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Only 1 Position available!


Contact Info

Darlene Vaselaros

dvaselaros@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-5951


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Opp Available Positions: 1



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