Photographer - Various Volunteer Events | Flexible Dates & Times | 18 yrs+ We are looking for a dedicated volunteer who is willing to invest their time capturing other volunteers in action! Images may be used on marketing materials, social media or webpages.Assignment Duties: Recreation & Parks Volunteers serve at various locations throughout the year. There are also special events designed for groups of volunteers to get involved in service at Recreation & Parks. The Volunteer Photographer, would work with the Volunteer & Special Projects Team to determine when/where photo opportunities are and capture images of other volunteers in action. Qualifications: - Friendly, outgoing personality - Ability to work well with others- Some photography experience is preferred- Ability to work outdoors rain or shine- Must have valid driver's license OR accessible & reliable method of transportation - Interview required- Photography copyright terms may applyVolunteer must be 18 yrs+. Volunteer Photographer must provide and use their own equipment.Background check required.Review Volunteer Manual
Minimum age: 18
Dates: 10/31/2018 - 10/31/2019
5 Positions available!
There are opportunities to capture Recreation & Parks volunteers serving year-round!
Opp Available Positions: 5
Clean up the Park | Centennial Park | Ongoing Opportunity 7am-5pm | 18+ yrsCommunity members, we need you! Help keep our beautiful Centennial Park clean of litter and debris. This opportunity is†a perfect fit for someone who needs a flexible commitment with a wide range of shifts during the day time.
*Ongoing shifts available between 7am-5pm*
Please wear sturdy, close-toed shoes and dress for the weather conditions.
Dates: 10/18/2018 - 10/18/2019
10 Positions available!
Opp Available Positions: 10
2018 FVD Volunteers | Centennial Park | Sunday, Dec 9 | 18+ yrsLooking for a fun way to spend quality time as a family, club or community group? Volunteer together at Centennial Park. Help keep our beautiful Centennial Park clean of litter and debris. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. *Pre-Registration Required*Registration ends Dec 6.
Remember to dress for the weather conditions and wear closed-toe shoes. Please bring gloves and wear long sleeves. In the event of rain, this Family Volunteer Opportunity will be cancelled.
Minimum age: 10
Dates: 12/09/2018 - 12/09/2018
15 Positions available!
Volunteers should arrive at 8:45am and meet in Pavilion G.
Opp Available Positions: 15
2018 FVD Volunteers | Robinson Nature Center | Saturday, Nov 24 | 6+ yrsLooking for a fun way to spend quality time as a family, club or community group? Volunteer together at Robinson Nature Center. Join the Conservation Stewardship stass as we continue to work on removing all non-native and invasive plants from the landscape. Areas will include rain gardens, forest, and meadow areas. Focused attention will include Japanese Stiltgrass, Autumn Olive, Wineberry, Mile-a-minute, Japanese Honeysuckle, Oriental Bittersweet, and Japanese Barberry. All tools, gloves, snacks, refreshments, and guidance are provided! A willingness to learn and a sense of adventure are required. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. *Pre-Registration Required*Registration ends November 20.
Remember to dress for the weather conditions and wear closed-toe shoes. All tools, gloves, snacks, refreshments, and guidance are provided by the Nature Center. In the event of rain, this Family Volunteer Opportunity will be postponed.
Minimum age: 6
Dates: 11/24/2018 - 11/24/2018
42 Positions available!
Please meet at 9:45AM at the Nature Center entrance near the front doors.
Opp Available Positions: 42
Seeking experienced knitters†or crocheters to join this†dedicated group.† The members†knit†or crochet afghans, blankets, hats, scarves, baby wear and more for many local charities, hospitals and nursing homes.† All skill levels welcome!To participate contact Howard County Recreation and Parks registration office at 410-313-7275 and register for RP3070.601. Thank you!
The group meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 1:00PM - 3:00PM at Kiwanis Wallas Hall.
Minimum age: 50
9 Positions available!
Kiwanis Wallas Hall
Opp Available Positions: 9
Are you a disc golf enthusiast or enjoy working outdoors?Volunteer your time and talent to assist the Park Operations Division†with maintaining the Rockburn Branch Park Disc Golf Course.†† Volunteers should have an interest in disc golf and†trail maintenance. Age requirements:† 16+ (13-16 with†parent supervisor)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
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.
Minimum age: 13
Unlimited Positions available!
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.
Opp Available Positions:
March-November | Various Shifts Available between 7 AM - 3 PMThe 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.16 yrs+For more information, please contact Tim Overstreet at email@example.com or 410-313-4627
Minimum age: 16
11 Positions available!
Opp Available Positions: 11
Our new state-of-the†art Elkridge 50+Center is currently seeking a couple of volunteers to assist at the Front Desk.† Volunteers will perform various tasks such as, answering phones, giving tours to attendees, and light clerical duties.† Volunteers are needed M-F from 8:30-4:30 pm (shifts can be split)
3 Positions available!
Opp Available Positions: 3
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.† Volunteers must†be age 18 or older, have a valid MD Driver's License, and be able to commit at least 4 hours per month to working with long term care residents.† Candidates must be available to attend an initial†4 days of training†in a classroom setting and complete 8 hours of shadowing training.† Volunteers are also required to attend bi-monthly continuing education meetings.*This volunteer opportunity will require a background check.
Visits will be at Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities throughout Howard County.
Are you looking to donate to a worthy cause this holiday season? The Howard County Office on Aging and Independence is collecting new items to deliver to low-income older adults in assisted living facilities and in the community who otherwise would not receive a gift during the holiday season. Below is a list of items being collected:Body LotionBody WashDeodorantShampoo/ConditionerShaving CreamSlipper SocksSocksToothbrush/ToothpasteToiletry Gift SetsThrow BlanketsAll items can be dropped off at 9830 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia 21046 (Lobby area), Monday-Friday 9-4 pm. Please drop off all items no later than December 7, 2018.
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 9-12 pm or 1-4 pm; OR Wednesdays 1-4 pm.This position will require a background check.
The Loan Closet of Howard County is currently†seeking volunteers to†fill the position of†Customer 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.
2 Positions available!
Opp Available Positions: 2
Trip Leaders†provide a guided hiking experience on the Appalachian Trail, Catoctin Trail and other trails†in the MD, PA and VA area.†Trip leaders are asked to maintain a moderate pace while interpreting points of interest.† Trail sections are generally between 6 and 9 miles.† Many trips feature historic sights and panoramic views of mountains and valleys.Participants earn a certificate and patch by hiking Appalachian or Catoctin Trail sections in Maryland at least once within a 3-year period and can earn a 100-mile certificate and patch by hiking additional Appalachian Trail miles in Pennsylvania and Virginia.Hikes:† 8AM - 4PM or 6PMTransportation is provided from Long Gate Park and Ride in Ellicott City, MD>
-Check in participants
-Collect participant information form
-Research and lead assigned trail hike
-Be available if any problems/emergencies arise
and handle them appropriately
Minimum age: 21
Dates: 01/27/2017 - 01/25/2019
4 Positions available!
Leaves from Long Gate Park & Ride† in Ellicott City MDContact number day of- 410-303-1734
Opp Available Positions: 4