Volunteering at the Health Department

The Health Department has several volunteer opportunities available for those who wish to give their time in the service of others.


Tobacco Youth Enforcement Investigator 

The Tobacco Enforcement Unit looks for high school students to volunteer to assist with undercover tobacco enforcement inspections. Students ultimately deter retail tobacco vendors from selling to minors.  Inspections provide an opportunity for students to earn community service hours and support their community in a unique and exciting way. Call 410-313-6265 for more information.

Teen Youth Inspector Information (.pdf) - Assist HCHD enformcement Officers with undercover tobacco purchases at licensed retail stores in Howard County.

Medical & Non-Medical 

Opportunities in the Medical Reserve Corps

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Program was officially launched as a national, community-based movement in July 2002. It was formed in response to President Bush's State of the Union Address, in which he asked all Americans to volunteer in support of their county and community.

As an integral component of the United States Citizen Corps the Howard County MRC is used to augment existing public health and medical staffing for flu clinics and other activities within the Health Department as well as, emergency or disaster-regardl