Do you want to make a difference in your community? Volunteering is an amazing way to do just that. It not only helps others, but it can also lead to new discoveries, new friends, and new interests. If you're looking for volunteer opportunities in the greater Baltimore region, the Volunteering in Baltimore County online portal is the perfect place to start. This partnership with Hands on Connect makes it even easier to find volunteer opportunities. The Baltimore County Retired and Elderly Volunteer Program (RSVP) is an excellent way for people aged 55 and over to make a difference in their communities.
With nearly 800 active volunteers, RSVP supports local government agencies, non-profit organizations, faith-based community services, and unique health care organizations. The Standards for Excellence code provides a structured approach to developing capacity, responsibility, and sustainability in non-profit organizations. The Baltimore County Department of Aging's Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is another great way to get involved. Volunteers provide friendly home and phone visits to eligible older adults who lack social support and are at risk of social isolation. Home Team volunteers provide friendly home and phone visits to homebound seniors across Baltimore County in just one hour a week. This program provides ongoing training and recognition to volunteers.
United Way grants support programs and initiatives in the city of Baltimore and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties. The people assigned to a local team volunteer are Baltimore County residents age 60 or older who have been referred by a human services agency. Volunteering is an incredible way to make a difference in your community. Whether you're looking for an opportunity through the RSVP program or the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, there are plenty of ways to get involved. With the help of Hands on Connect and the Volunteering in Baltimore County online portal, it's easier than ever to find volunteer opportunities that fit your interests and schedule.