Engage in Your Community

Your commitment to volunteerism directly strengthens the impact of community-based programs and services provided by all offices of the Department of Community Resources and Services. Join us in making a positive difference by exploring the available opportunities below. Discover how your engagement can contribute to the well-being and growth of our community.


Why Volunteer with Us:

  • Community Impact: Your efforts support vital programs and services.
  • Diverse Opportunities: Find a role that aligns with your skills and interests.
  • Fulfilling Engagement: Be a part of positive change in your community.

How to Get Involved:

  1. Explore Opportunities: Click below to discover available volunteer roles.
  2. Choose Your Impact: Identify a role that resonates with you.


Your dedication can transform lives and communities. Together, let's build a stronger, more connected Howard County.


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Types of Opportunities


Event Opportunities


These opportunities are perfect for individuals who are available on an "as needed basis" to contribute to one-time events or special projects. You'll have the opportunity to provide both direct and indirect services to the community, making a meaningful impact where it's needed the most.


On-Going Opportunities


These opportunities are tailored to individuals who are committed to making a lasting impact by working directly with vulnerable populations such as older adults, children under age 18, and persons with disabilities. Some roles are designed for individuals with specialized expertise, contributing their skills to support operations on a continuous basis.


Special Project Opportunities


Looking for volunteer opportunities that fit into your group's schedule? Our Special Project Opportunities are tailor-made for groups, whether it's an extracurricular team, club, or classroom, that want to make a difference but may not be able to commit to onsite projects. These projects are flexible and can be done wherever you are. All items can be conveniently delivered to the DCRS Main Office located at 9830 Patuxent Woods Drive. These projects play a crucial role in supporting our initiatives and are distributed throughout Howard County via various offices. 


Creating Cards for Veterans and Active Service Members:

Students can express their gratitude by crafting heartfelt cards for our veterans and active service members.

Creating Cards for Aging Residents in Assisted Living Facilities:

Extend kindness to our aging residents by designing uplifting cards that bring joy and companionship.

Writing Letters to Emergency Personnel in Howard County (Police, Fire, EMT):

Students can express their gratitude by crafting heartfelt letter for our emergency personnel in Howard County.

Organizing and Collecting Paperback Books for Children and Deployed Service Members:

Foster a love for reading and support literacy initiatives by organizing and collecting paperback books for both children and deployed service members. 

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