2019 FVD Volunteers | Various Locations | Saturday, Nov 16 | Times & Ages Noted BelowLooking for a fun way to spend quality time as a family, club or community group? We are planning exciting projects for 2019!PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO SIGN UP FOR THE LOCATION OF YOUR CHOICEAs opportunities are added, the list of links will be updated below so you can sign up!Centennial Park, Clean-Up9am-12pm | ALL AGES | Centennial Park, Clean UpWest Friendship Tree Planting, Sheltering & Mulching9am-12pm | ALL AGES | West Friendship Park, 200 treesBelmont Garden Winterizing9am-12pm | ALL AGES | Shrub Trimming, Weeding, Leaf CollectionRobinson Nature Center10am-1pm | 6 YRS+ | Invasive & Non-Native Plant Removal Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. *Pre-Registration Required*Registration ends November 15.
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: 11/16/2019 - 11/16/2019
100 Positions available!
Various Locations, specific locations will be listed in each opportunity individually.
Opp Available Positions: 100
March-November | Various Shifts Available between 7am-3pm | 16+ yrsThe 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 email@example.com or 410-313-4627
Minimum age: 16
Dates: - 12/31/2019
28 Positions available!
Opp Available Positions: 28
Park Watch Safety Patrols | On-going | Sunrise-Sunset | Various Days of the Week & Locations | 18+ yrsThe 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:- 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*
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, comments, or concerns.
Minimum age: 18
Dates: 03/11/2019 - 12/31/2019
25 Positions available!
Opp Available Positions: 25
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: 10/29/2019 - 12/31/2019
4 Positions available!
Leaves from Long Gate Park & Ride† in Ellicott City MDContact number day of- 410-303-1734
Opp Available Positions: 4
Howard County Office on Aging & Independence's Elkridge 50+Center is currently looking for a volunteer to facilitate the adult coloring program. Volunteer will encourage and actively engage attendees to participate in this fun and therapeutic activity. Requirements:- Volunteer will need to have experience in adult coloring, knowing techniques and materials used.- Be able to promote the health benefits of how adult coloring increases mindfulness and reduces stress and anxiety. Additional Information:Volunteer will be needed the 4th Thursday of every monthTime: 10-11 amLocation: Elkridge 50+Center
Only 1 Position available!
Opp Available Positions: 1
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:
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 flexibleThis position will require a background check.