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2019 Ellicott City Autumn Clean-Up
Howard County Rec & Parks -

Description

Ellicott City Autumn Clean-Up | Roger Carter Community Center | Sunday, Oct 27, 7:30-11am | All Ages

Lend a helping hand to pick up litter and clean along tree lines, historic properties and parking lots. Meet at Roger Carter Community Center for a continental breakfast. Volunteers must pre-register.

Job Duties:
Volunteers with pick up trash and debris.

Please remember:
- Dress to get dirty;
- No open toed shoes;
- Dress warmly;
- Gloves, bags and event t-shirt provided.

**Volunteers under 18 yrs old must be accompanied by an adult**

This event will run rain or shine.

Additional info:

*Please arrive by 7:30am*


Requirements

Minimum age: 5


Schedule

Dates: 10/27/2019 - 10/27/2019

30 Positions available!


Address
3000 Milltowne Drive
Ellicott City MD, 21043



Location Description:

Roger Carter Community Center
*Please arrive by 7:30am*


Contact Info

Cody Peach

cpeach@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-2747


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Opp Available Positions: 30


2019 Family Volunteer Day
Howard County Rec & Parks - Special Events

Description

2019 FVD Volunteers | Various Locations | Saturday, Nov 16 | 9am-12pm | All Ages

Looking for a fun way to spend quality time as a family, club or community group? We are planning exciting projects for 2019!

As opportunities are added, the list of links will be updated below so you can sign up!
West Friendship Tree Planting, Sheltering & Mulching
West Friendship Park, 200 trees


Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

*Pre-Registration Required*

Registration ends November 15.

Additional info:

*9AM-12PM*

Outdoor opportunity volunteers:
Remember to dress for the weather conditions and wear closed-toe shoes. Please bring gloves and wear long sleeves. In the event of rain, outdoor FVD Opportunities may be cancelled.


Requirements

Minimum age: 2


Schedule

Dates: 11/16/2019 - 11/16/2019

100 Positions available!


Address

MD



Location Description:

Various Locations, specific locations will be listed in each opportunity individually.


Contact Info

Melissa Byrne

mbyrne@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-4704


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Opp Available Positions: 100


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


Description

2019 Haunted Experience | Rockburn Branch Park |Various Dates and Times | 16+ yrs

Looking for a fun way to earn service learning hours while volunteering with your friends?

Volunteers, come dress as "scary characters" at the haunted experience and in the fields.


Volunteer for one or more nights. Pre-registration is required.

October 18, 19, 25 & 25 Volunteer hours are:
- Friday's from 6-10:30pm;
- Saturday's from 5:30-10:30pm.

Requirements:
Wear old clothes (black or dark colors), you will be given costumes and make up on site. Dress warmly or in layers. It is much colder in the woods. Bring a jacket. Closed toe shoes only. No flip flops.


Rockburn Branch Park (Montgomery Rd entrance).

Additional information will be emailed after volunteers have registered to volunteer for this event.

Additional info:

All volunteers are required to review the attached Volunteer Manual prior to volunteering.

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Requirements

Minimum age: 16


Schedule

Dates: 10/18/2019 - 10/27/2019

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Address
Rockburn Branch Park 6105 Rockburn Branch Park Rd
Elkridge MD, 21075



Location Description:

Rockburn Branch Park - 6105 Rockburn Branch Road, Elkridge, MD 21075 (Montgomery Road entrance). Once you have entered through the gates at the park, park in the parking lot immediately on your left. The parking lot is just beyond Pfeiffer's Corner School House. The staff will meet you there and bring you to the Haunted House.


Contact Info

Shawnte Berry

sberry@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-4624


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Opp Available Positions: 34


Description

International Coastal Clean-Up | Dorsey Woods Open Space, Jessup | Saturday, Sep 28 | 9am-12pm | Ages 8+

The International Coastal Clean Up is a world wide event that happens every year in September. Thousands of volunteers work to clean beaches, rivers and streams. This year Howard County will be cleaning up a 1.5 miles stretch of Dorsey Run which has a lot of loose litter, tires and auto parts in the stream and the streambanks.

Job Duties:
- Volunteers will pick up trash and seperate recyclables;
- Volunteers will also photograph any herp species (reptiles & amphibians) encountered during the clean-up as part of the Howard County Amphibian & Reptile Atlas.

Please remember to:
- Bring your own work gloves, drinks, snacks as needed;
- Bring boots or chest waders if you have them;
- Shovels or hoes may be useful in dislodging debris;
- No open toed shoes;
- Trash bags will be provided;
- Youth ages 8-15 must be supervised by a parent/guardian.

There are no bathroom facilities on site.

Additional info:

The exact meeting location will be emailed to registered volunteers one week prior to the event date.


Requirements

Minimum age: 8


Schedule

Dates: 09/28/2019 - 09/28/2019

16 Positions available!


Address

Jessup MD



Location Description:

Dorsey Woods Open Space, Jessup
Meeting location will be emailed to you after registration, one week prior to the event.


Contact Info

Sue Muller

smuller@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-4697


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Opp Available Positions: 16


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


2019 Truck or Treat
Howard County Rec & Parks -

Description

Truck or Treat Volunteers | Saturday, Oct 26 9:30am-1pm | 12+ yrs

Get in gear for a "wheely fun" afternoon! Help us celebrate Fall and community at the Gary J Arthur Community Center. Hayrides, children's activities, concessions, giveaways and more!

Volunteers are needed to:
- Set up & break down the event
- Assist with supervising games and activities
- Hand out and refill candy
- Assist with face painting
- Hand out brochures and maps

This event is family friendly and will be held rain or shine so if there is inclement weather the event is held indoors.

Additional info:

This event will run rain or shine.

Volunteers are needed to set up the event. assisting with children's activities, handing out prizes/candy, and helping with set-up and breakdown.

Volunteers are welcome to come in their favorite costume to trick-or-treat at trucks, tractors, and other fun vehicles. Please also consider the weather, the volunteer job duties may require you to be outside.


Requirements

Minimum age: 12


Schedule

Dates: 10/26/2019 - 10/26/2019

19 Positions available!


Address
2400 State Rte 97
Cooksville MD, 21723



Location Description:

Gary J Arthur Community Center


Contact Info

Melissa Byrne

mbyrne@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-4704


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Opp Available Positions: 19


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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Master Aging: Engage, Educate, & Inspire 2019
Community Resources and Services - Special Events/Projects

Description

The Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services, is thrilled to announce a new event for 2019. Hosted by the Office on Aging and Independence, "Master Aging: Engage, Educate, & Inspire" is a conference-style event with seminars, exhibitors and entertainment for the 50+ community. This event will take place on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Howard Community College in Columbia.

Volunteers are needed throughout the day for various tasks during the event. We will also need volunteers to assist with set-up the night before on Friday, October 18th.

If you are looking to volunteer, this is a great opportunity! Students are encouraged to volunteer; service hours will be approved!


Requirements

Minimum age: 13


Schedule

Dates: 10/18/2019 - 10/19/2019

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Contact Info

Darlene Vaselaros

dvaselaros@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-5951


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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!

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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: 141


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 weekdays. Hours and days are 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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