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Bilingual Volunteer - Spanish
Community Resources and Services -

Description

The Howard County Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) is interested in a Spanish-speaking volunteer to assist it with its work. OCP handles complaints between consumers and businesses, and between tenants and their landlords. OCP also provides education, presentations, and provides outreach to the community on these topics. The volunteer would provide verbal and written translations to help investigators communicate with consumers or business owners and represent OCP at in-person or virtual programming where Spanish is necessary. This is an "on demand" volunteer opportunity to begin but can expand to regular "office hours" as the program expands. Excellent verbal and written skills in Spanish is required for this position.

This position will require a background check.

For more information, please contact Tracy Rezvani at trezvani@howardcountymd.gov or 410-313-6569


Requirements

Minimum age: 21


Schedule

Dates: 05/20/2022 - 11/30/2022

Only 1 Position available!


Address
Department of Community Resources and Services 9830 Patuxent Woods Drive
Columbia MD, 21046



Location Description:

Department of Community Resources/Office of Consumer Protection


Contact Info

Tracy Rezvani

trezvani@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-6569


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Opp Available Positions: 1


HoCo "Rocks"! Ellicott City 50+ Center Rock Garden Art Exhibit
Community Resources and Services - Special Events/Projects

Description

Howard County Community "ROCKS", but we want to make it even "Boulder"!

Age-Friendly Howard County is a community initiative that is striving to make an even better place for people of all ages to grow up and grow older! By creating a more age-friendly, livable community, people of all ages will have their needs met which will allow for people to engage in their community in a healthy and safe way. Therefore, we want YOU to help us promote age-friendly by engaging in our rock painting opportunity.

This Age-Friendly opportunity will promote and encourage people to express themselves, have their voices heard, and help unify the community by seeing the impact of how a couple painted rocks by you will make such a beautiful community "rock garden" when placed with the others.

So let your creativity soar, get as creative as you want and have your voice heard through art!

Job Duties:
- Click the "sign up" button to let us know that you'll be contributing rocks to the Ellicott 50+ Center.

- Gather rocks from your own backyard or purchase them

- Design your rock to your liking

- Bring your rocks to Ellicott City 50+ Center. Look for the Rock Garden Exhibit sign outdoors. Place your rocks in the exhibit area outdoors (place your rocks in the designated areas of the parking lot).

Instructions for Painting DIY Rocks:
1. Purchase and/or collect your supplies.

2. Clean your rocks and allow them time to dry.

3. Paint your rocks. Get creative!

4. Seal your rocks.

5. Drop off your rocks at appropriate rock collection location. See location tab for details

Students can earn 2 service learning hours for painting 5 rocks.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!


Contact Info

Darlene Vaselaros

dvaselaros@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-5951


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HoCo "Rocks"! Gary J. Arthur Community Center Rock Garden Art Exhibit
Community Resources and Services - Special Events/Projects

Description

Howard County Community "ROCKS", but we want to make it even "Boulder"!

Age-Friendly Howard County is a community initiative that is striving to make an even better place for people of all ages to grow up and grow older! By creating a more age-friendly, livable community, people of all ages will have their needs met which will allow for people to engage in their community in a healthy and safe way. Therefore, we want YOU to help us promote age-friendly by engaging in our rock painting opportunity.

This Age-Friendly opportunity will promote and encourage people to express themselves, have their voices heard, and help unify the community by seeing the impact of how a couple painted rocks by you will make such a beautiful community "rock garden" when placed with the others.

So let your creativity soar, get as creative as you want and have your voice heard through art!

Job Duties:
- Click the "sign up" button to let us know that you'll be contributing rocks to the Gary J. Arthur Community Center exhibit.

- Gather rocks from your own backyard or purchase them

- Design your rock to your liking

- Bring your rocks to Gary J. Arthur Community Center. Look for the Rock Garden Exhibit sign outdoors. Place your rocks in the exhibit area outdoors.

Instructions for Painting DIY Rocks:
1. Purchase and/or collect your supplies.

2. Clean your rocks and allow them time to dry.

3. Paint your rocks. Get creative!

4. Seal your rocks.

5. Drop off your rocks at appropriate rock collection location. See location tab for details.

Students can earn 2 service learning hours for painting 5 rocks.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!


Contact Info

Darlene Vaselaros

dvaselaros@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-5951


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HoCo "Rocks"! North Laurel Community Center Rock Garden Art Exhibit
Community Resources and Services - Special Events/Projects

Description

Howard County Community "ROCKS", but we want to make it even "Boulder"!

Age-Friendly Howard County is a community initiative that is striving to make an even better place for people of all ages to grow up and grow older! By creating a more age-friendly, livable community, people of all ages will have their needs met which will allow for people to engage in their community in a healthy and safe way. Therefore, we want YOU to help us promote age-friendly by engaging in our rock painting opportunity.

This Age-Friendly opportunity will promote and encourage people to express themselves, have their voices heard, and help unify the community by seeing the impact of how a couple painted rocks by you will make such a beautiful community "rock garden" when placed with the others.

So let your creativity soar, get as creative as you want and have your voice heard through art!

Job Duties:
- Click the "sign up" button to let us know that you'll be contributing rocks to the North Laurel Community Center.

- Gather rocks from your own backyard or purchase them

- Design your rock to your liking

- Bring your rocks to North Laurel Community Center. Look for the Rock Garden Exhibit sign in the entrance area. Place your rocks in the appropriate drop-off container.

Instructions for Painting DIY Rocks:
1. Purchase and/or collect your supplies.

2. Clean your rocks and allow them time to dry.

3. Paint your rocks. Get creative!

4. Seal your rocks.

5. Drop off your rocks at appropriate rock collection location. See location tab for details.

Students can earn 2 service learning hours for painting 5 rocks.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!


Contact Info

Darlene Vaselaros

dvaselaros@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-5951


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Office Aide Coordinator Volunteer
Community Resources and Services - Special Events/Projects

This opportunity is full

Description

Do you enjoy being creative, innovative, and have a strong attention to detail? Howard County Office of Consumer Protection is currently looking for a volunteer to help create and organize various aspects of coordinating office materials, supplies, and solutions to workflow. The ideal applicant will be detail-oriented, highly organized and self-motivated with good communication, analytical and problem-solving skills. Experience using Microsoft Office Suite is highly desired.

DUTIES:
- Organizing administrative files and supplies
- Creating an organization solution for outreach materials
- Facilitating work flow
- Assisting with outreach and administrative tasks as needed

QUALIFICATIONS:
- Highly organized
- Strong attention to detail
- Good communication skills
- Experience organizing office space

REQUIREMENTS:
- Be available to commit to 4 hours per week to start with flexibility to come in as needed
- Ability to lift and move materials, office supplies, etc.
- This position will require a background check


Requirements

Minimum age: 21


Schedule

Dates: 05/11/2022 - 09/30/2022

Unlimited Positions available!


Address
9830 Patuxent Woods Drive
Columbia MD, 21046



Location Description:

Patuxent Woods Building


Contact Info

Tracy Rezvani

trezvani@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-6569


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Opp Available Positions: 0


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 and resolve complaints.

Qualifications:
- Must be 18 or older
- Have a valid MD Driver's License
- Be able to commit at least 4 hours per month

Training:
- Volunteers will be provided with an initial 4 days of training in a classroom setting
- Volunteers will be provided 8 hours of shadowing training
- Volunteers will be provided with bi-monthly educational trainings

Requirements:
- Volunteers must be available to attend all trainings/workshops
- Volunteers must be available to complete 8 hours of shadowing training
- Volunteers must attend bi-monthly continuing education meetings
- Volunteers must complete a background check and Non-Disclosure Agreement Form
- Volunteer must be free of any conflicts of interest
- Volunteers must report volunteer hours on website using login


Requirements

Minimum age: 18


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!


Address
9830 Patuxent Woods Drive
Columbia MD, 21046



Location Description:

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


Contact Info

Chris Hobbs

chobbs@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-6391


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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day - Pre-Event Help
Community Resources and Services - Special Events/Projects

Description

DCRS' Office on Aging & Independence (OAI), with the Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) and AARP, will be hosting a shred event and resource fair in observance of PROTECT Week and World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

Volunteers are needed prior to the event to assist with stuffing 500 giveaway bags to give out to participants during the event.

DATE:
Thursday, June 9, 2022

Volunteer Shift Time:
10 am - 1 pm

Location:
9830 Patuxent Woods Drive
Columbia, 21046

Room:
Conference Room 347

Duties:
- Assist with organizing material
- Stuffing bags with material
- Clean-up
- Other duties as assigned


Requirements

Minimum age: 15


Schedule

Dates: 05/10/2022 - 06/08/2022

3 Positions available!


Address
9830 Patuxent Woods Drive
Columbia MD, 21046



Location Description:

Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services


Contact Info

Chris Hobbs

chobbs@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-6391


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Opp Available Positions: 3


World Elder Abuse Awareness Day - Student Volunteers Needed
Community Resources and Services - Special Events/Projects

This opportunity is full

Description

DCRS' Office on Aging & Independence (OAI), with the Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) and AARP, will be hosting a shred event and resource fair in observance of PROTECT Week and World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Student volunteers (Grades 9-12) will be needed to assist the public in accessing the program, providing directional support, and otherwise supporting OAI and OCP as needed.

DATE:
Saturday, June 11, 2022

Volunteer Shi
ft
Time:
9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Location:
9830 Patuxent Woods Drive
Columbia, 21046

Training:
Onsite instructions will be provided

For more detailed information, please contact Peters Omoregie, Office on Aging and Independence pomoregie@howardcountymd.gov


Requirements

Minimum age: 14


Schedule

Dates: 05/10/2022 - 06/10/2022

Unlimited Positions available!


Address
9830 Patuxent Woods Drive
Columbia MD, 21046



Location Description:

Patuxent Woods


Contact Info

Peters Omoregie

pomoregie@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-6498


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Opp Available Positions: 0



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