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Find the Volunteer Opportunity Right for You

Welcome to Volunteering in Baltimore County, a resource that links prospective volunteers with local agencies in need. Baltimore County has launched a partnership with Hands On Connect to make finding volunteer opportunities even easier.

Prospective Volunteers

Register or Search Volunteer Opportunities—Use this search engine to find volunteer opportunities throughout the Baltimore community. A range of opportunities are available and can be searched according to skill and interest.


Register or Update Your Information—Nonprofit or government agencies are invited to create an account and use this free platform to advertise their volunteer opportunities.

Make a Difference at Any Age

Make a difference in your community by sharing your time, talents and experience! For more information about volunteer opportunities throughout Baltimore County, call 410-887-2715 or email today.

For those who are over the age of 55, we encourage you to get involved with the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), an initiative under the federally funded Senior Corps program. Through the development of partnerships with nonprofit organizations, public agencies and proprietary health care organizations, RSVP connects senior volunteers with a variety of causes and community needs. 

Featured Opportunities

Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) is looking for volunteers to support teachers in the classroom during the upcoming 2018 to 2019 school year. Classroom Assistants will help with routine class procedures, work with small groups of students to reinforce skills as directed by the teacher and assist in redirecting students who need help with focusing on instruction. Volunteers must be 21 years of age or older and complete both an annual application and online training. For more details, please visit Community BCPSNote: If you are 55 years of age or older, we encourage you to first register for RSVP.

Pathways Tutoring in Towson is an outreach tutoring program that uses volunteers to provide free, weekly educational support to youth in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. The organization is in need of both an Administrative Director and Program Director to help with the program's logistics and day-to-day operation. Volunteers should be committed to helping children with their academic success and willing to commit to two to three hours per week, October through May. For more information, contact RSVP at 410-887-3101 or email

Tips to Consider When Selecting a Volunteer Placement

As you begin the search for possible opportunities, keep the following tips in mind:

  • Identify the causes you are most passionate about and with which you have the strongest connection.
  • Recognize what strengths and skills you bring to the table and how this may be of benefit to organizations.
  • Understand the qualifications required of a volunteer for a particular opportunity. Are there any physical requirements involving lifting, standing or other tasks? Is travel a required function of the role and if so is mileage reimbursement offered?
  • Assess what kind of time commitment you are willing to make and compare it with the level of commitment required. Are you looking to volunteer on a weekly basis or are you looking to help out episodically as your schedule allows?
  • Be prepared for the possibility of an initial screening process; this may include an application, interview or background check.
  • Determine what kind of initial training, if any, will be offered. Will additional training be required?
  • Remember that volunteering should be fun and meaningful. If you don’t feel charged by what you are doing, you may want to consider serving in another capacity or with another cause.

Volunteer Opportunities Sponsored by Baltimore County Government

Revised October 4, 2018         


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