2020 Family Volunteer Day Events | Various Locations | Sat, Nov 21 | 9am-12pmLooking for a fun way to spend quality time as a family, club or community group? We have exciting projects for 2020! Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. **Please bring your own work gloves & mask and be prepared to practice social distancing while volunteering.**VISIT THE SCHEDULE TAB TO SIGN UP FOR THE LOCATION OF YOUR CHOICE*Pre-Registration Required* by Nov 202020 PROJECTSBelmont Garden Winterizing, All AgesShrub Trimming, Weeding, Leaf Collection, Digging of cannas, Removing annual flowers.Centennial Pk South, Clean Up, 8yrs+Collect trash and recyclables around the park. Robinson Nature Cntr Beautification, 6yrs+Beautify the woodlands and waterways of liter. Assist with a trash clean up throughout the flood plain and woodlands of the Center and along the Middle Patuxent River.
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.
Minimum age: 2
Dates: 11/21/2020 - 11/21/2020
Schedule Slots Available!
This opportunity has a schedule. Click view schedule belowon the left to see available times.
Various Locations, specific locations will be listed in each opportunity individually.
Opp Available Positions: 100
2020 Historic Ellicott City Clean UpSaturday, Nov. 7, 2020| 7:30am - 11am All ages with parental consentLend a hand by assisting with litter pick up, weeding of Historic Ellicott City, and our historic properties. Meet at Roger Carter Community Center for a continental breakfast. We provide the tools necessary and an event t-shirt for those who volunteer. All are welcome! Please register by October 31.
Minimum age: 16
Dates: 11/07/2020 - 11/07/2020
17 Positions available!
Opp Available Positions: 17
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:
This opportunity is full
As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold, the Community's needs have increased and have become more acute. Due to social-isolation there has been an increase in seniors feeling more secluded, lonely, and depressed. Therefore, Howard County Office on Aging and Independence is looking for volunteers to provide social support and companionship to seniors who have limited social connections through a weekly telephone call. Qualifications: - Must be 18 years or older- Must have excellent listening skills- Must be compassionate and patient- Must be able to commit to one day per week for a minimum of 3 monthsRequirements:- Must complete a Background Check- Must complete a Non-Disclosure Agreement Form- Must attend orientation/trainingJob Duties:- Arrange weekly phone "visits" - Actively listen to and engage older adult in conversation- Report any concerns to MAP (Maryland Access Point) staff- Maintain confidentiality
Minimum age: 18
Opp Available Positions: 0
Have you seen or done any acts of kindness? If so, we want to hear your story! Help us tell Howard County's stories of resilience, by sharing your stories of volunteerism, heroism, and kindness! Community Resources and Services is compiling a list of stories of the community in action. Covid-19 may have caused a lot of turbulence throughout the world, but that did not cause our community to surrender. Once again, Howard County has been struck with some difficult challenges, but as history has shown, the resilience of this determined and durable town will allow us to persevere. Give others inspiration, hope, and motivation to continue to put Howard County on the Map by sharing your inspiring and comforting stories. If you have helped someone or have been a recipient of someone's act of kindness, please consider sharing it with us. Remember, even the smallest acts of kindness shed an extensive impact on others, so continue to help someone in need! If you have photos, images or video, please email that along with your story to firstname.lastname@example.org IMPORTANT AGREEMENT:Please Note: By sharing your story, pictures, and/or videos you do hereby grant Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services permission to use your story/testimonial/photos/images or videos in any advertising, promotion or other related action by the County relating to your activities.
Do you have a special skill, hobby, passion, or talent? The Howard County Office on Aging & Independence is seeking student volunteers to conduct virtual programs for older adults. This new and exciting program is a volunteer-based resource, designed to provide social support to Howard County residents, who are 50 years or older. The program is intended to remotely provide an inter-generational experience by having volunteers of the younger generation facilitate meaningful, hands-on, live programs using WebEx. This is a great opportunity for students of all ages to not only provide social engagement to the older adult community, but to gain experience with program development, public speaking, and using technology. This is also a creative and fun way to earn service hours remotely. QUALIFICATIONS:- Must have access to WebEx- Must feel comfortable leading/facilitating a group program- Must have a talent, skill, or hobby that can be presented/taughtREQUIREMENTS: - Attend a phone interview to present your idea- Must be available to perform a live program (approximately 30 minutes long) during your scheduled time (TBD)DUTIES:- Present your program idea to staff- Practice, prepare, and present a live program during your scheduled timeExperience with WebEx is desired, but not necessary. Volunteers will be assigned a "Staff Coach" who will assist with setting up and hosting WebEx during your program.
6 Positions available!
This is a virtual volunteer opportunity, therefore can be conducted anywhere you have onling access.
Opp Available Positions: 6