2021 Family Volunteer Day | Various Locations | Sat, Nov 20 Looking for a fun way to spend quality time as a family, club or community group? We have exciting projects for 2021! 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 192021 PROJECTSBelmont Garden Winterizing, 9am-12pm, Ages 8+We will be winterizing the gardens, removing over 3,000 annuals planted in the spring. Cutting back dormant perennials and raking leaves from the garden beds. There are also bulbs we dig and save to over winter for planting the next season.Robinson Nature Center Beautification, 10am-1pm, Ages 6+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.Savage Park Tree Planting, 9am-12pm, All AgesAssist with planting native trees around playground, ball fields, and other recreational areas to slow and absorb stormwater runoff and provide shade to park patrons.
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 severe weather, outdoor FVD Opportunities may be cancelled.
Minimum age: 2
Dates: 11/20/2021 - 11/20/2021
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Various Locations, specific locations will be listed in each opportunity individually.
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2021 Haunted Experience | Rockburn Branch Park | Oct 15-16, Oct 22-23 & Oct 29 | Ages 12+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 15, 16, 22, 23, & 29 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.
All volunteers are required to review the attached Volunteer Manual prior to volunteering.
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Minimum age: 12
Dates: 10/15/2021 - 10/30/2021
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.†
Opp Available Positions: 25
2021 Historic Ellicott City Autumn Clean Up | Roger Carter Community Center | Saturday, Nov 13 | 7:30-11am | All agesDo your part to beautify our Community. Lend a hand by assisting with litter pick up in historic Ellicott City and at our historic properties. All are welcome!Volunteers, please bring gloves and wear comfortable shoes.This event will run rain or shine. Please dress for the weather.
Dates: 11/13/2021 - 11/13/2021
3 Positions available!
Opp Available Positions: 3
This opportunity is full
2021 Holiday Mart Volunteers | Gary J. Arthur Community Center | Sat, Dec 4 | 10am-5pm | 13 yrs+Join us for the 49th annual Holiday Mart juried arts & crafts show. Find seasonal gifts and merchandise created by 130 juried artisans. Enjoy door prizes and a children''s craft corner. Discerning shoppers know this is the place to find unique handcrafted items and home decor. You''re sure to find something for everyone on your list and don''t forget yourself! Hot and cold beverages, lunch and snacks available for purchase. Coat and package check available. Vendors were juried in advance.Volunteers meet at 9:15am in front lobby. Dress warm, some job duties are near the front entrance doors and can get chilly. Jobs include:- Handing out brochures or door prize tickets,- Helping with door prize raffles, - Assisting with free gift wrap station or hot cocoa station and more.
Weather may cause us to cancel this event and there is no make up date at this time.
Volunteers meet at 9:15am in front lobby. Dress warm, some job duties are near the front entrance doors and can get chilly.
Minimum age: 13
Dates: - 12/04/2021
Unlimited Positions available!
Gary J. Arthur Community Center
Opp Available Positions: 0
Fall 2021 | Oct-Dec | 10-16 yrsIf you have a desire to help others, service provides an avenue that benefits you, your community & your world. Volunteerism is the gift of giving without the expectation of anything in return. Volunteers gain experience & benefit from learning the value of service. For young people there is the additional benefit of earning service hours toward HS completion. Join in & be part of something bigger. Visit the schedule tab to select.PARTY IN THE PARK at BALTIMORE HUMANE SOCIETY | Sat, Oct 9 | 11am-3pmLoc: Baltimore Humane Society, 1601 Nicodemus Rd, Reisterstown 21136Pre-register by Oct 1TO SIGN UP, VISIT THE SCHEDULE TAB TO REGISTER AND ALSO VISIT, https://volunteersignup.org/FXEM9, to choose your service placement.Fundraiser held on the grounds of BHS! Volunteers needed for various tasks such as parking, trash clean up, activities and registration! Please note this event welcomes all ages (this event will be serving alcohol). SPOOKY WOODS at TERRAPIN ADVENTURES | Fri Oct 22 & 29, Sat Oct 23 & 30 | 5-8pmLoc: Terrapin Adv, 8600 Foundry St, Savage 20763Must pre-register! TO SIGN UP, VISIT THE SCHEDULE TAB.Wear a costume appropriate for young audenices & help work the stations guests will visit while taking a family-friendly walk through wooded trails!FAMILY VOLUNTEER DAY with HOCO REC & PARKS | Sat, Nov 20 | 9am-12pmLoc: Various Locations, Visit link for detailsPre-register by Nov 19TO SIGN UP, VISIT THE SCHEDULE TAB TO REGISTER & ALSO VISIT, shorturl.at/dtJ45, to choose your service loc.Spend quality time as a family serving your own community! Locations around HoCo.SHARP'S at WATERFORD FARM | Sat, Dec 4 | 1-4pmLoc: 4003 Jennings Chapel Rd, Brookeville 20833Pre-register by Dec 1TO SIGN UP, VISIT THE SCHEDULE TAB to choose this placement.End of the Season wrap-up! Glean popcorn fields for donation to the HoCo Food Bank, prepare the rosemary, lavender, sages and tarragons for their winter nap. Notes:- Masks Required;- Dress for activity & wear close toed shoes;- Report, on time, to the listed location;- Transportation is not provided;- Supervision is provided; - Upon completion of service, send service to firstname.lastname@example.org for validation.
Minimum age: 10
Dates: 10/01/2021 - 12/31/2021
2021 MPEA Conservation Stewardship Projects | Details Below | Ages 13+The MPEA Conservation Stewardship Project (CSP) addresses the issue of invasive exotic plant species in the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area (MPEA). These species reduce native floral diversity by competing for sunlight, resources, space, and provide insufficient food & habitat for native wildlife. CSP events help combat this problem through the removal of invasive plants & the restoration of ecologically appropriate species, and include an educational component concerning the target species/area of the day. Registration required. No experience necessary, volunteers 18+ (13-17 with guardian present) welcome.Follow Links Below to Sign-up for Individual Events:6/29 | Wavyleaf Basketgrass Removal II 9/28 | Tree & Shrub Planting 10/16 | Japanese Barberry Removal 10/26 | Autumn Olive Removal I 11/23 | Autumn Olive Removal II
Trail Construction Event | David Force Park | Various Dates | 9am - 1pm | Ages 13+ **The Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will not be able to provide masks. Please bring your own and be prepared to practice social distancing while volunteering.**The Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks (HCRP) is seeking a small group of volunteers to help establish a new trail corridor at David Force Park in Ellicott City by cutting in new trail tread surface from a rough-in corridor, under the supervision of staff. Volunteers will receive onsite training prior to working and will have access to pre-sanitized tools for the duration of the event. Group will meet at the park kiosk at the Pebble Beach Drive access.Please Remember: - Wear long pants and close-toed shoes (required); - Eye protection is recommended; - Bring your own gloves, masks, at least 2 liters of drinking water & snacks. *Volunteers must be 18 years old or 13+ with guardian present *Weather may cause this opportunity to be cancelledThis event is limited to eight individuals.
Dates: 04/25/2021 - 11/28/2021
Group will meet at the park kiosk at the Pebble Beach Drive access.
Opp Available Positions: 4
Hero Hustle | Gary J. Arthur Community Center | Saturday, Apr 23, 2022 | 10am - 11:30 am | Ages 13+Help the Gary J. Arthur Community Center celebrate hero's. Assist with this superhero themed one-mile fun walk/run that includes fun obstacles, hero training, and a craft! Check in by 9:15am. Job duties include helping setup and break down and leading fitness/superhero themed obstacles and stations. For example: "how good is your balance?"- assist children as they walk a low balance beam and "Run fast like speedster" Timed sprints.Volunteers are asked to arrive at 9:15am. Dress for the weather and feel free to wear superhero attire: cape, costume, superhero t-shirt, etc.Job Duties:- Assist with set-up of the event- Assist with fitness stations "hero stations" For example: "how good is your balance?"- assist children as they walk a low balance beam. and "Run fast like speedster" Timed sprints.Inclement weather date April 24, 2022.
Dates: 04/23/2022 - 04/23/2022
8 Positions available!
Opp Available Positions: 8
Spring Egg Hunt | Gary J. Arthur Community Center | Saturday, Apr 9, 2022 | 10am - 11:30am | Ages 13+Help the Gary J. Arthur Community Center celebrate Spring and quality family time! Volunteers will help hide eggs for the hunt and lead carnival type games for children. Check in by 9:30am, job duties include helping setup and breakdown the egg hunt and games such as ring toss, bowling, fish pond, parachute, arts & crafts, and more! Weather pending, egg hunt takes place outside and the games inside the gymnasium. In the event of inclement weather, the egg hunt hunt will be moved indoors.Job Duties:- Set Up & Clean Up of the event;- Hiding Eggs;- Running carnival-type games (relay races, duck pond, cornhole, parachute, etc.).
Dates: 04/09/2022 - 04/09/2022
6 Positions available!
Opp Available Positions: 6
Have You ever been curious about something? This month's community engagement theme is Wonder & Curiosity. Curiosity is one of the most reliable, yet neglected keys to happiness. By cultivating and exercising our innate sense of curiosity, a state of active interest or genuinely wanting to know more about something creates an openness to unfamiliar experiences, laying the groundwork for greater opportunities to experience discovery, joy and delight.Curiosity allows us to see things through a different lens; we use our powers or observation more fully. It makes us more engaged, more capable of embracing opportunities, making connections, and experiencing meaning. Therefore, Office on Aging and Independence created a list of various things that may spark your curiosity. With your sign-up, you will receive an email with the HoCo Curiosity list that may inspire your curiosity to learn more.
Dates: 10/01/2021 - 10/31/2021