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MPEA Native Shrub Planting | Southwind Trail Head | Tues May 28 | 9-11:30am

Volunteers have worked diligently to clear out invasive plants from a half-acre spot within the Woodcock Habitat Management Area. Now there is enough cleared area to plant a mixture of native plants with the goal to create a scrub-shrub ecosystem.

During this event, volunteers will help install and shelter a small variety of native shrubs in the center of the site plus small trees around the edge adjacent to the forest. We will also take time to recount and admire the prior efforts by our intern and volunteers to prepare for this occasion.

No experience necessary.
One-time volunteers are welcome.

What to Bring:
Tools, training, and supplies will be provided.
Closed toed shoes and long pants are required.
Long sleeves are recommended.

Inclement weather may cause us to cancel. In the event of a cancellation we will reschedule for June 4th.

Volunteers under 18 yrs old are required to participate with an adult/parent.

Additional info:

Volunteers will be installing native trees and shrubs.

Inclement weather may cause us to cancel. In the event of a cancellation we will reschedule for June 4th.


Requirements

Minimum age: 18


Schedule

Dates: 05/28/2019 - 05/28/2019

24 Positions available!


Address
Southwind Circle Southwind Trail
Columbia MD, 21044



Location Description:

Middle Patuxent Environmental Area: Southwind Trail Head


Contact Info

Allen Dupre

adupre@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-0505


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Opp Available Positions: 24


2019 Friends of Belmont Formal Garden
Howard County Rec & Parks -

Description

March-November | Various Shifts Available between 7am-3pm | 16+ yrs

The beautiful historic Belmont Manor House is in need of dedicated volunteers to assist wth maintaining the garden areas. Volunteers can work in groups or individually.

Volunteers will be required to attend an onsite training to learn the proper gardening upkeep skills necessary for this opportunity. Experienced gardeners are welcomed.

For more information, please contact Tim Overstreet at toverstreet@howardcountymd.gov or 410-313-4627


Requirements

Minimum age: 16


Schedule

Dates: - 12/31/2019

28 Positions available!


Address
Belmont Manor House 6555 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge MD, 21075



Location Description:


Contact Info

Tim Overstreet

toverstreet@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-4627


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Opp Available Positions: 28


2019 Park Watch Safety Patrols
Howard County Rec & Parks -

Description

Park Watch Safety Patrols | On-going | Sunrise-Sunset | Various Days of the Week & Locations | 18+ yrs

The Park Watch Program is a community-oriented awareness and Volunteer initiative committed to improving park and patron safety, spreading awareness of public safety, deterring and reducing crime through the cooperative efforts of community Volunteers, law enforcement and park staff.

Our volunteers are regular park-goers who are interested in being the "eyes and ears" of their community. Volunteers are trained in what to look for and how to report issues like crimes in progress, safety concerns within parks, vandalism and graffiti, or suspicious behaviors.

Position Description:
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Keep yourself safe, first and foremost;
- Pick your favorite park, your local park, or new park to incorporate a safety patrol into your routine;
- Keep an eye out for any suspicious activities, graffiti or vandalism, unsafe situations or other problems;
- Report any findings appropriately;
- Safety patrols are to be conducted anytime during normal operating hours, and can be done as you walk your dog, go for a hike or jog, or however you typically enjoy parks;
- Never interfere with a crime in progress;
- Pay attention to your surroundings and activities going on in the park or facility;
- Report any emergency situation to 9-1-1;
- Contact the Park Rangers at 410-245-1410 if you observe non-emergency situations, per your Park Watch training.

*Background check is required for this Opportunity*

Additional info:

Your safety is the top priority. Never place yourself in harm's way. Be a good witness and report what you observe. Whenever you are outside, make sure you have proper footwear and seasonal apparel, water, snacks, any medication, and a fully-charged cell phone. Contact parkwatch@howardcountymd.gov with questions, comments, or concerns.


Requirements

Minimum age: 18


Schedule

Dates: 03/11/2019 - 12/31/2019

25 Positions available!


Address
Various Locations
MD



Location Description:


Contact Info

Amy Carpenter-Driscoll

acarpenter@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-1673


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Opp Available Positions: 25


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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Roving Radish 2019
Community Sustainability - Roving Radish

Description

The Roving Radish promotes healthy eating through meal kits comprised of locally and regionally grown foods straight from the farm to your table. The meal kits are available for purchase to all Howard County residents and are offered at a discounted price to those in need. Volunteers are needed to help prepare the meal kits and to promote the program at certain County events. Prep is done in Glenwood MD. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old unless accompanied by a volunteering adult. Volunteers should wear clean clothes, comfortable shoes and bring a re-fillable water bottle.

Volunteers receive a free meal kit per family for participating in 3 4- hour shifts. For every shift worked, volunteers may buy a kit at a reduced rate or receive a free kit if eligible for the subsidized price.

Additional info:

Volunteers are needed to prepare meal kits. Duties include washing, preparing, and chopping, then assembling the meal kits.


Requirements

Minimum age: 16


Schedule

Dates: 04/29/2019 - 11/26/2019

Schedule Slots Available!

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


Address
Old Bushy Park Elementary School 2670 Rt. 97
Glenwood MD, 21738



Location Description:

Meal kits are prepared at the Old Bushy Park School in Glenwood.


Contact Info

James Zoller

jzoller@howardcountymd.gov

(443) 745-1058


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Opp Available Positions: 177


Students4Service (S4S)
Community Resources and Services -

Description

The Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services is currently seeking students to participate in our new Students4Service program. This program is designed to help strengthen the bond between youth and older generations through volunteerism. The S4S program is seeking motivated students who are looking for a unique, engaging, and skill-based volunteer opportunity. This exclusive opportunity will allow students to garner a multitude of benefits such as developing marketable skills which can be utilized in college and beyond.

This 2-week period will offer students a chance to earn up to 32 Community Service Hours. Spaces are LIMITED!

DETAILS:
Dates:
July 8 - July 19, 2019
Time: 10 am - 2 pm
Location: Varies, but the First (July 8th) and Last (July 19th) Days, ALL students will be required to report to the Howard County DCRS Offices, located at 9830 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21046

In order to be eligible, you must be:
- A resident of Howard County
- Grades 10-12th at any public or private school (entering 10th in Fall 2019)
- Be willing to go through a face-to-face interview (Interviews will be held June 4, 5, and 6 from 4-6:30 pm at Howard County DCRS Offices)
- Have transportation to your designated volunteer site
- Be able to commit for the full 2-weeks
- Must complete a Work Permit if under the age of 18.

Please click on the link https://www.dllr.state.md.us/ChildWorkPermit/web/content/Home.aspx to acquire a Work Permit and have a parent/guardian sign it

Additional info:

Students must have transportation to Howard County Department of Community Resources building on July 8th AND July 19th. The other days, the location will be based on the student's volunteer opportunity.

First Attachment: Students4Service Flier
Second Attachment: Students4Service Volunteer Handbook

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Requirements

Minimum age: 15


Schedule

Dates: 07/08/2019 - 07/19/2019

16 Positions available!


Address
Howard County DCRS Offices 9830 Patuxent Woods Drive
Columbia MD, 21046



Location Description:

*Please Note: Not all students will report at this location for their volunteer opportunity.


Contact Info

Darlene Vaselaros

dvaselaros@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-5951


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Opp Available Positions: 16


Description

The Loan Closet of Howard County is looking for volunteers to assist with cleaning, processing, and maintaining Durable Medical Equipment. Vounteer must have excellent customer service skills when dealing with the public; Vounteer should be familiar with basic tools and able to lift up to 50lbs.

Volunteers are needed on Thursdays 1-4 pm (time is flexible)

This position will require a background check.


Requirements

Minimum age: 18


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!


Address
The Loan Closet of Howard County 8775 Cloudleap Court, Suite #11
Columbia MD, 21045



Location Description:


Contact Info

Darlene Vaselaros

dvaselaros@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-5951


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Description

The Loan Closet of Howard County is currentlyseeking volunteers tofill the position ofCustomer Service Assistant. Volunteer will provide one-on-one customer service along with education regarding Durable Medical Equipment. Volunteers should have excellet customer service and communication skills along with knowledge of Durable Medical Equipment.

Vounteers are needed Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9-12 pm or 1-4 pm (single or multiple days)

This position will require a background check.


Requirements

Minimum age: 18


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

2 Positions available!


Address
The Loan Closet of Howard County 8775 Cloudleap Court, #11
Columbia MD, 21045



Location Description:


Contact Info

Darlene Vaselaros

dvaselaros@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-5951


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Opp Available Positions: 2



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