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2018 / 2019 Volunteer Photographer
Howard County Rec & Parks - Special Events

Description

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 apply

Volunteer must be 18 yrs+. Volunteer Photographer must provide and use their own equipment.

Background check required.
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Requirements

Minimum age: 18


Schedule

Dates: 10/31/2018 - 10/31/2019

5 Positions available!


Address





Location Description:

There are opportunities to capture Recreation & Parks volunteers serving year-round!


Contact Info

Melissa Byrne

mbyrne@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-4704


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Opp Available Positions: 5


2018 Centennial Park Cleaning
Howard County Rec & Parks -

Description

Clean up the Park | Centennial Park | Ongoing Opportunity 7am-5pm | 18+ yrs


Community members, we need you! Help keep our beautiful Centennial Park clean of litter and debris. This opportunity isa perfect fit for someone who needs a flexible commitment with a wide range of shifts during the day time.

Additional info:

*Ongoing shifts available between 7am-5pm*
Please wear sturdy, close-toed shoes and dress for the weather conditions.


Requirements

Minimum age: 18


Schedule

Dates: 10/18/2018 - 10/18/2019

10 Positions available!


Address
10000 Clarksville Pike
Ellicott City MD, 21042



Location Description:


Contact Info

James Reed

jmreed@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-7271


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Opp Available Positions: 10


2018 Family Volunteer Day Centennial Park Cleaning
Howard County Rec & Parks - Special Events

Description

2018 FVD Volunteers | Centennial Park | Sunday, Dec 9 | 18+ yrs

Looking 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.

Additional info:

*9AM-Noon*
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.


Requirements

Minimum age: 10


Schedule

Dates: 12/09/2018 - 12/09/2018

15 Positions available!


Address
10000 Clarksville Pike
Ellicott City MD, 21042



Location Description:

Volunteers should arrive at 8:45am and meet in Pavilion G.


Contact Info

Melissa Byrne

mbyrne@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-4704


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Opp Available Positions: 15


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2018 FVD Volunteers | Robinson Nature Center | Saturday, Nov 24 | 6+ yrs

Looking 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.

Additional info:

*10AM-1PM*
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.


Requirements

Minimum age: 6


Schedule

Dates: 11/24/2018 - 11/24/2018

42 Positions available!


Address
6692 Cedar Lane
Columbia MD, 21044



Location Description:

Please meet at 9:45AM at the Nature Center entrance near the front doors.


Contact Info

Melissa Byrne

mbyrne@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-4704


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Opp Available Positions: 42


Description

Seeking experienced knittersor crocheters to join thisdedicated group. The membersknitor 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!


Additional info:

The group meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 1:00PM - 3:00PM at Kiwanis Wallas Hall.


Requirements

Minimum age: 50


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

9 Positions available!


Address
Kiwanis Wallas Hall 3300 Norberts Way
Ellicott City MD, 21042



Location Description:

Kiwanis Wallas Hall


Contact Info

Melissa Byrne

mbyrne@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-4704


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Opp Available Positions: 9


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

Shawn Beaumont

sbeaumont@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 530-8384


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Friends of Belmont Formal Garden
Recreation and Parks -

Description

March-November | Various Shifts Available between 7 AM - 3 PM
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 propergardening upkeep skills necessary for this opportunity. Experienced gardeners are welcomed.

16 yrs+

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


Requirements

Minimum age: 16


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

11 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: 11


Front Desk Attendant - Elkridge 50+ Center
Community Resources and Services - Senior Centers

Description

Our new state-of-theart 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)


Requirements

Minimum age: 50


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

3 Positions available!


Address
Elkridge 50+ Center 6540 Washington Blvd.
Elkridge MD, 21075



Location Description:


Contact Info

Darlene Vaselaros

dvaselaros@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-5951


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Opp Available Positions: 3


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 andresolve complaints. Volunteers mustbe 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 initial4 days of trainingin 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.


Requirements

Minimum age: 18


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!


Address
6751 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia MD, 21046



Location Description:

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


Contact Info

Darlene Vaselaros

dvaselaros@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-5951


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Project Holiday 2018
Community Resources and Services - Special Events/Projects

Description

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 Lotion
Body Wash
Deodorant
Shampoo/Conditioner
Shaving Cream
Slipper Socks
Socks
Toothbrush/Toothpaste
Toiletry Gift Sets
Throw Blankets

All 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.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!


Address
9830 Patuxent Woods Drive
Columbia MD, 21046



Location Description:


Contact Info

Tomiko Thomas

(410) 313-6542


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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 9-12 pm or 1-4 pm; OR Wednesdays 1-4 pm.

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


Description

Trip Leadersprovide a guided hiking experience on the Appalachian Trail, Catoctin Trail and other trailsin 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 6PM

Transportation is provided from Long Gate Park and Ride in Ellicott City, MD>

Additional info:

Duties include:
-Take attendance
-Check in participants
-Collect participant information form
-Research and lead assigned trail hike
-Be available if any problems/emergencies arise
and handle them appropriately


Requirements

Minimum age: 21


Schedule

Dates: 01/27/2017 - 01/25/2019

4 Positions available!


Address

Ellicott City MD



Location Description:

Leaves from Long Gate Park & Ride in Ellicott City MD
Contact number day of- 410-303-1734


Contact Info

Matt Medicus

mmedicus@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-1769


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Opp Available Positions: 4



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