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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


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


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: 10/29/2019 - 12/31/2019

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


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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Donation Desk Volunteer
Community Resources and Services -

Description

The Loan Closet of Howard County is currently looking for volunteers to accept donations of Durable Medical Equipment (DME) from the public.

The purpose of the Loan Closet is to provide a clearinghouse of donated medical equipment to Howard County residents. Many residents are in need of medical equipment for a short period of time; others have medical equipment they no longer need. The Loan Closet brings these two communities of people together.

Duties:
- Politely interact with the public to receive donations
- Assist donors in compeleting donation form
- Help donors move equipment

Qualifications:
- Must be 18 years or older
- Ability to lift/move 50 pounds
- Ability to work with noisy machines and in varying temperatures

Volunteers must be able to commit to 2 hours (weekly or bi-weekly) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, OR Thursdays.

Volunteers will be required to complete a background check and attend an orientation and training .


Requirements

Minimum age: 18


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!


Contact Info

Darlene Vaselaros

dvaselaros@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-5951


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Equipment Cleaning Volunteer
Community Resources and Services -

Description

The Loan Closet of Howard County is currenlty looking for volunteers to assist with cleaning Durable Medical Equipment (DME).

The purpose of the Loan Closet is to provide a clearinghouse of donated medical equipment to Howard County residents. Many residents are in need of medical equipment for a short period of time; others have medical equipment they no longer need. The Loan Closet brings these two communities of people together.

Duties:
- Prep DME to be cleaned
- Load and unload DME into cleaning device (Hub Scrub)
- Politely interact with the public

Qualifications:
- Must be 18 years or older
- Ability to lift/move 50 pounds
- Ability to work with noisy machines and in varying temperatures

Volunteers will need to commit to 2 hours (weekly or bi-weekly) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, OR Thursdays

Volunteers will be required to complete a background check and attend an orientation and training (on using the Hub Scrub).


Requirements

Minimum age: 18


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!


Contact Info

Darlene Vaselaros

dvaselaros@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-5951


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Seniors Together Decorator
Community Resources and Services -

Description

Howard County Office on Aging & Independence's SeniorsTogether program is looking for volunteers to assist in making centerpieces for SeniorsTogether luncheons.

Come join our team of decorators, having fun painting, glueing, and crafting original pieces. No special skills needed, just interest and enthusiasm to make something unique and creative. A great way to make new friends!

Instructions and guidance will be provided.

Volunteers will meet periodically at the Bain 50+Center in Columbia.


Requirements

Minimum age: 21


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

10 Positions available!


Contact Info

Darlene Vaselaros

dvaselaros@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-5951


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Opp Available Positions: 10



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