Short Term Opportunities
Federal Furlough Generates Volunteer Interest
We received some calls and emails from furloughed employees looking for ways to serve during this difficult time. While we all hope that the shutdown will soon be over our nonprofits have identifed some immediate short term opportunities to serve that we have listed here. You can also find date specific projects on our Calendar and opportunities marked as Occasional on our Advanced Search page.
|A Wider Circle||Sort Donations||Help sort donated items||Silver Spring|
|Baby's Bounty MC Inc||
Data entry help
|Chesapeake Natives, Inc.||Gardening||
Potting plants, preparing garden beds, greenhouse maintenance. Saturdays and Wednesday 9:00am-1:30pm throughout October.
|Upper Marlboro||Selwyn Ramp|
|Community Ministries of Rockville||Lawn Care||
Lawn mowing and leaf raking for blind client of Community Minstries of Rockville's Elderly Ministries program. Client's home is in the City of Rockville and sits on a small lot.
Part-time administrative support - letter writing, filing, scanning important documents, scheduling appointments.
Development Research & Prospect Volunteer - assists in identifying, researching, and analyzing foundation and individual prospects for major gift goals. Computer skills required. Background in Internet-based research preferred.
|Mental Health Association of Montgomery County||Outreach||
I would love to find volunteers who could help us do outreach to senior service centers, adult day care centers, senior housing centers to help us educate the community about our program. A volunteer could help us do outreach to find long term volunteers who would be interested in visiting a lonely adult weekly for a minimum of one year.
301-424-0656 ext. 507 email@example.com
|Gaithersburg Community Museum||File
Need help with preservation of documents and information. We have several file cabinets (ranging in contents from possibly the late 1800's, to the late 1980's) that need to be sorted through and scanned. Volunteers should be over 18 and competent with basic computer functions.
|Germantown Historical Society||Handyman||
Carpenter needed to rebuild a wood stair to basement and cap a cistern in the basement. Also need a painter to paint exterior door frame.
|Great and Small||Lawn Care||
Help us maintain our fences by removing overgrowth from the fence lines. Weed-whacker and loppers are available on-site, or bring your own tools if you prefer. Long sleeves and gloves recommended.
Phone surveys to farms and restaurants to find out if they want to participate in a new food recovery initiative where we work to eliminate food waste by purchasing all end of market produce, cooking it up and redistributing it along with leftover restaurant foods we repackage for individual choice as food banks.
|Silver Spring||Jessica Weiss|
|Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland||Sort Donations||
Volunteers may come help us out in our ReStore! Volunteers are needed in the store and on the truck Monday through Saturday, in four hour shifts. Sign up now at https://habitat-mc.volunteerconnect.com
|Hope Connections for Cancer Support||Administrative||
Administrative Help - database entry, statistics, answer phones, greet visitors
House with a Heart Pet Santuary
|Clean Up||Fall cleanup||Gaithersburg||Martine|
|Interfaith Works||Sort Donations||
Volunteers are needed at the Interfaith Clothing Center to organize and sort donations, greet donors, cleaning up around the center.
|Jewish Federation of Greater Washington Jconnect||Administrative||
Research and update/enter agency and volunteer opportunity information
|Jubilee Association of Maryland Inc||Friendly Visits
Friendship exchange with clients
|Junior Achievement of Greater Washington/Finance Park||Mentoring||
Volunteers are needed almost everyday to help facilitate the program. The volunteer commitment is one day; 5 hours. The first hour is spent in an orientation, providing all information that is needed for the day. The remaining 4 hours is spent with the students; guiding them through the day.
|Fairfax, VA||Rachel Wunder|
We need volunteers to help hand out free admission flyers at weekend events and during weekdays at the Metro and other urban centers. to promote the World of Montgomery Festival.
We need someone to assist us in creating 3 surveys. 1. Youth in a diversion program to see what additional needs they have or may desire. 2. Create a survey for Scotland Community to see if they are interested in a workforce development program and when they would participate in a program like that. 3. Redo a survey for youth involved in the juvenile justice system.
|Olney||301-672-4319 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
|League of Women Voters of Montgomery County||Computer Help||
We have a computer that recently wouldn't boot up. It turns on and gets to the Windows page and gets stuck there. If you are a computer fix-it person, we could use your expertise on this matter.
|Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)||Event Support||
LLS is hosting three Light The Night walks in the area (Reston, 10/5; Rockville, 10/12; DC, 10/19). As you can imagine, organizing walks for 10,000 is a lot of work. We'd love to have an extra pair of hands come in and help, and have a variety of tasks.
|Alexandria, VA||Melissa Dentch|
|Manor Care Assisted Living||Friendly Visits||
Sit and socialize with our residents...play piano, board game or just talk.
|Maryland Hunger Solutions||Crafts||Maryland Hunger Solutions is looking for volunteers to cut out paper apples for use in our statewide "Paper Apple Campaign".||Baltimore||
|Montgomery Housing Partnership||Website Help
For an experienced website designer, we have a short-term opportunity to assist with the design and migration to a new website
Inputting survey data collected. We can accomodate up to 6 people doing data entry, using laptop computers at the MHP office. Shifts are available Monday thru Friday, from 10 am - 6 pm beginning October 7.
Donor database entry. This exercise would also require making telephone calls. Availability Monday through Friday, 9 am - 6 pm.
Help move Nourish Now. We need help organizing food and furniture in the new space to maximize efficiency and workflow in our new space. We can always use volunteers to help with the driving. Also we have a need for people to help inventory, repackage, and coordinate the final destination for food items received. There are a number of data entry, outreach, cleaning and other coordinating tasks for volunteers to assist with.
|Our House||Database Entry
|Mailing and Data Base Administration
Our House Inc is an alternative juvenile justice residency facility that also plays host to a number of farmers who work with the trainees.
Help put our farm to bed: Weeding, Pulling tomato stakes from the ground, Cleaning out and organizing hoop houses, Organizing storage areas, planting areas and packing house, Possibly planting and harvesting
202 412 5698
We are in need of 6-8 volunteers to help us stuff envelopes for a mailing. We plan to do this on Friday, October 11 from 11 A.M. to 2 P.M.
|Real Food for Kids Montgomery||Data Entry||
Typing up member lists from sign-in sheets into an Excel chart.
|Rock Creek Conservancy||Clean Up||
Meadowbrook Trash Cleanup
|Rockville Community Nursery School||
Review and rewrite staff handbook, employment agreement document review, staff evaluation guidelines
|Rockville HELP||Website Help||
We are in need of a Website person who can get our site current. We already have a website but we need some one to give us some time to add pictures and information as well as give us ideas to make it more attractive.
|Sierra Club Maryland Chapter||Outreach||
Wednesday nights phone banks 6:30-9 & during week days from 10:30 - 4. Call and invite people out to upcoming events
|College Park||Laurel Imlay|
|Stepping Stones Shelter||Organizing
|Organizing the clothing closet, general cleaning of the shelter, handyman/woman projects.||Rockville||
|The George B. Thomas Learning Academy - Wheaton Center Saturday School||Organize||
Volunteer can organize Saturday School Materials for staff and students and take inventory of supplies.
Short-term volunteer opportunities exist for experienced video editors, website developers, search engine optimization and/or social networking experts, Adobe After Effects professionals, and those skilled in advanced audio mixing.
|Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission||Collect Acorns||
We need people to help us collect acorns for the state tree nursery. We will provide the gloves and sacks. We also could use someone to create a video for us.
|Kimberley M. Knox|
|Women Who Care Ministries||Administrative
We need assistance with answering phones, making copies, filing, shelving and stocking food, participating in food drives (weekends); website updates, photography, designing marketing tools such as business cards, brochures, etc.
|Your Dog's Friend||Computer||
Coding word press plug-ins/ Woo Commerce extension on website registration forms.
Organizing class evaluation on Survey Monkey