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Home Inspector Volunteer
Community Resources and Services -

Description

The Office of Consumer Protection is looking for a retired home inspector or home improvement contractor to assist with investigations. If you have time to give to the community, your expertise will be greatly appreciated in evaluating complex home improvement complaints, records, and facts. Some site visits may be required but the tasks will be mostly remote.

DUTIES:
- Evaluate documents, photographs, and other material submitted in connection with a consumer complaint
- Provide non-binding opinion on propriety of acts and omissions by contractors
- Possible site visits for in-person inspection of renovation/construction site

QUALIFICATIONS:
- Experience as a license home inspector or contractor
- Strong attention to detail
- Good communication skills
- Feel comfortable working with the public

REQUIREMENTS:
- Be available to volunteer 1-4 hours per month
- Ability to access internet, email, and phone
- Ability to drive to site visits as needed
- Complete and pass a background check

If interested, please contact Tracy Rezvani at 410-313-6569 or trezvani@howardcountymd.gov


Requirements

Minimum age: 40


Schedule

Dates: 09/05/2022 - 03/01/2023

Only 1 Position available!


Address

MD



Location Description:

Thoughout Howard County


Contact Info

Tracy Rezvani

trezvani@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-6569


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Opp Available Positions: 1


Let's Do Lunch! - North Laurel 50+ Center
Community Resources and Services - Senior Centers

This opportunity is full

Description

The Office on Aging and Independence is seeking volunteers who are interested in assisting North Laurel 50+ Center staff with the Congregate Meal program. Congregate meals allow older adults to enjoy a well-balanced meal in a group setting, offering the opportunity for social engagement.

If you are interested in serving the older adult community, please consider volunteering with our Congregate Meal Team.

DUTIES:
Set tables in the dining room
Serve lunch
Greet and check in attendees
Assist attendees with registration forms
Clean up after lunch is served

QUALIFICATIONS:
Good communication skills
Follow basic instructions and procedures
Feel comfortable working with older adults

REQUIREMENTS:
Be able to stand for long periods of time
Commit to volunteer 1 day-2 days per week (Wednesdays and Fridays)
Available to volunteer for lunch, 10:30 am-1:00 pm

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Casual Dress
Non-Slip Shoes
An apron will be provided

*This position will require qualified volunteers to complete a Non-Disclosure Agreement Form.

Non-Disclosure Agreement Form Link:


Requirements

Minimum age: 16


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!


Address
6411 Whiskey Bottom Road
Laurel MD, 20723



Location Description:

North Laurel 50+ Center


Contact Info

Cheryl Campbell

chcampbell@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-0380


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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 5 days of training in a classroom setting located in Baltimore City (parking is provided at no cost).
- Volunteers will be provided 8 hours of shadowing training over the course of 5 or more facility visits.
- Volunteers will be provided with bi-monthly educational trainings.

Requirements:
- Volunteers must be available to attend all trainings/workshops during regular business hours Monday through Friday.
- Volunteers must be available during regular business hours Monday through Friday 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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Senior Planet Trainer
Community Resources and Services -

Description

Do you have interest in teaching older adults how to use technology? We are looking for trainers! Senior Planet from AARP harnesses technology to enhance the way we age. Our courses, programs, and activities help seniors learn new skills, save money, exercise, make new friends, and so much more. It's a supportive learning community for older adults to make technology accessible and fun. Senior Planet boasts three styles of classes: lectures, workshops and longer courses. Topics range from how to set up an email to setting up a smart home and everything between. All trainers must complete a 5-week training course conducted virtually with Senior Planet.

Duties:
- Lead at least one Senior Planet workshop per quarter, schedule will be coordinated with the Senior Planet Administrator
- Submit information to Senior Planet Administrator for data entry

Requirements:
- Must be 18 or older
- Comfortable teaching and leading a class of adult learners
- Complete a 5-week virtual training lead by Senior Planet to obtain certification as Instructor (one-time, free)
- Must have knowledge of Google suite products, Apple products and general technology navigation
- Complete a Background Check

When: hours/days vary based on Trainer's schedule

If you have questions about this opportunity, please contact Malarie Burgess at 410-313-6542 or mburgess@howardcountymd.gov


Requirements

Minimum age: 18


Schedule

Dates: 10/04/2022 - 04/01/2023

Unlimited Positions available!


Address
9830 Patuxent Woods Drive
Columbia MD, 21046



Location Description:

Patuxent Woods Drive


Contact Info

Malarie Burgess

mburgess@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-6542


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SeniorsTogether Group Facilitators
Community Resources and Services - Seniors Together Facilitator

Description

The SeniorsTogether program is currently looking for volunteers, age 50+ to facilitate a variety of older adult groups. Facilitators take a dynamic role in the program. They provide guidance in the groups, leadership on program development, and can volunteer for the program in other ways. The groups provide a confidential, comfortable setting where men and women can share their concerns, insights, and ideas. An initial training is required, and ongoing training is also regularly scheduled. Facilitators are most successful if they like working with groups, are creative, flexible, and reliable, and possess very good listening skills. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory. Professional trainer; materials provided; no cost.

DUTIES:
- Prepare for weekly group discussions/activity
- Guide group discussion on a regular basis (weekly, monthly, etc.)
- Connect with members when absent from the group
- Delegate group tasks, such as attendance, card delivery, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS:
- Previous experience leading or guiding a small group
- Knowledge or experience with creating discussion and group dynamics
- Flexibility and reliability
- Excellent listening skills
- Implementing policies and procedures with direction from the program Coordinator

REQUIREMENTS:
- Be available to volunteer either weekly, bi-weekly or monthly at group sessions of one to one and half hour per session
- Attend all mandatory trainings
- Make a commitment to the group up to one year.
- Ability to access internet, email, and phone
- Complete and pass a background check if necessary


Requirements

Minimum age: 50


Schedule

Dates: 09/22/2022 - 06/30/2023

5 Positions available!


Address
Bain 50+ Center 5470 Ruth Keeton Way
Columbia MD, 21044



Location Description:

Bain 50+Center


Contact Info

Karen Hull

khull@howardcountymd.gov

(410) 313-7466


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Opp Available Positions: 5



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