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A MESSAGE FROM BUSINESS VOLUNTEERS MARYLAND

Across America and around the world, we are witnessing the true spirit of caring for others as our colleagues, friends, and neighbors align to ensure all are safe and secure and have access to basic necessities during the COVID-19 outbreak/pandemic. Business Volunteers joins the extended community in our commitment to supporting those in need during this unsettling time.

For eighteen years, we have made connections between those in need through our nonprofit partners and the business community. We have a profound appreciation for the ways in which individuals seek to engage in the community and a deep understanding of the variety of causes seeking support. We are leveraging that knowledge and experience to provide a platform that enables the connection of community organizations who need support and companies/volunteers who are looking to help.

Nonprofits, schools, and other organizations who need support can submit their needs using the Nonprofits Submit Needs Here button below. Submitted projects will be displayed in the Ways to Help section of this page.

We are encouraging nonprofits to submit both direct service and skilled volunteering needs, so that professionals with varying skills can help with the many diverse operational challenges our community may be facing. Volunteers can sort and search the submitted projects by professional skills (finance, marketing, HR, etc) below as well.

Volunteer projects can also be identified as “in person” or “remote/virtual.” Individuals can filter submitted opportunities based on their availability and comfort level.

Businesses and volunteers who are looking to help can sort, filter, and search submitted opportunities in the Ways to Help section below.

Nonprofit organizations are submitting direct service and skilled volunteering needs. Professionals with varying skills can help with diverse operational challenges our community may be facing. You can sort and filter the Ways to Help section by the professional skills (finance, marketing, HR, etc.) you possess.

Volunteer projects are categorized in the following ways: 

  • Virtual – These are opportunities that leverage technology and enable volunteers to interact directly with NPOs, their staff, and their stakeholders. For example, providing pro-bono Human Resources consulting services via a technology tool such as Zoom or WebEx.
  • Remote – These are opportunities that can be completed from your residence. An example is sewing face masks or assembling resource bags for those on the front line.
  • On-Site – For these opportunities, volunteers would need to be able to provide service and support at a facility or organization.
 

Please defer to your organization’s guidelines about the types of volunteering projects they support; you can sort and filter opportunities based on your availability, employer guidelines, and your comfort level.

REAL TIME PROJECT UPDATES

The volunteer projects listed on this page will be updated on a continual basis and may change in real time as new needs are submitted and other needs are fulfilled. Please continue to check back for updated information and share this resource widely with your network so we can most quickly funnel time, talent, and resources to those on the front line of this crisis.  

HEALTH AND SAFETY

The health and safety of volunteers, partners, their employees, our staff, and the staff of the organizations where we volunteer is our top priority. Please know that Business Volunteers cannot assume risk for any volunteer engagements you may enter as a result of this resource. Due to time sensitivity, we have not been able to conduct our traditional screening of the organizations or projects being posted on this page. Please follow guidance from the CDC, WHO and government agencies – stay vigilant with hand washing and social distancing.

WAYS TO HELP THE COMMUNITY

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

From the Office of Governor Larry Hogan, Maryland can learn more about COVID-19 and connect to resources and how Marylanders can help nonprofits.

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Business Volunteers Maryland is the local affiliate of the Points of Light Global Network. Our friends at POL shared two articles on how individuals and groups can volunteer when we cannot serve in-person. The following titles are links:

Employee volunteering when you can’t serve in person (click on text for link)

Virtual volunteer opportunities (click on text for link)

The United Way of Central Maryland has launched a platform for individual volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer Maryland (click on text of link)