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Find the Volunteer Opportunity Right for You

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Welcome to Baltimore County Volunteers, a resource that links prospective volunteers with local agencies in need. Baltimore County has launched a partnership with Volunteer Solutions and the United Way to make finding volunteer opportunities even easier.

Make a Difference at Any Age

Make a difference in your community by giving of your time, talents and experience! For more information about volunteer opportunities throughout Baltimore County, call 410-887-2715 or email volunteers@baltimorecountymd.gov 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 Agency

Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) is looking for volunteers to support teachers in the classroom during the upcoming 2017 to 2018 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 the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).

Tips to Consider When Selecting a Volunteer Placement

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

  • Identify those 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 the Baltimore County Government

 
Revised November 20, 2017         

 

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