Attention Volunteers:

    • Volunteer Center staff is on temporary furlough with no access to email or voicemail due to Columbia Association’s closure. Volunteer Opportunities cannot be approved at this time.
    • Looking for a way to volunteer? You’re in the right place. Click on the Find An Opportunity link above to view our current volunteer opportunities. From that page, you can filter the search results based on location, keyword, issue, skills, age range, availability or other criteria. Click on the Opportunity Calendar link to view date & time-specific opportunities in a calendar view.
    • Identify all the ways you can volunteer: attend Volunteering Made Easy. Learn how to use to explore the possibilities. View the opportunity for details and to register.
    • Looking to lead? Join us for a Volunteer Leader Training to learn about organizing and implementing great volunteer projects from start to finish! View the opportunity for details and to register.

Camp Make a Difference

A unique combination of recreational and volunteer experiences designed to give every child an opportunity to make new friends, have fun and feel good about what they’re doing in the summertime.

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Attention Organizations:

To get the most from your partner status New Partner Staff Orientations. Offered once a month, learn how to optimize the use of to increase visibility, recruit more volunteers and identify skilled volunteers. Sessions are free, but registration is requested. View the opportunity for more information or to register for sessions.

Guide to Giving


Check out the Guide to Giving for hundreds of ways you can give back to our community this holiday season and beyond.

We’re glad you’ve stopped by to discover how you can make a difference by volunteering here in Howard County, Maryland!

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The Volunteer Center Serving Howard County is a program of the Columbia Association.