Held in April every year, National Volunteer Month is a time to celebrate and recognize the contributions of volunteers. It is an opportunity to join the impact of volunteerism and encourage more people to get involved in their communities. This is a great month to reaffirm your commitment to giving back.

Why should you volunteer through Volunteer.gov?

  • Make a tangible impact: From restoring wildlife habitat and building trails to preserving historical monuments and educating visitors about diverse cultures, witness firsthand the positive results of your efforts.
  • Connect with nature and history: Immerse yourself in stunning landscapes, learn about diverse ecosystems, and contribute to conservation while unearthing stories from the past.
  • Develop valuable skills: Gain practical experience in areas like resource management, education, visitor services, trail maintenance, or historical interpretation. Learn targeted skills like invasive species identification and removal, historic preservation, event planning, or public speaking. The opportunities for growth are endless!
  • Meet passionate people: Build camaraderie with fellow volunteers and staff who share your passions.
  • Boost your well-being: Volunteering has been shown to reduce stress, increase happiness, and improve mental and physical health.

Getting Started: Your Path to Making a Difference

  • Identify your interests: Explore the volunteer opportunities offered and align them with your passions. Whether it's wildlife, history, recreation, education, or cultural preservation, Volunteer.gov has something for you!
  • Consider your skills and availability: How much time can you commit? What skills and talents can you offer? Matching your strengths and availability to the needs of a site will create a mutually beneficial partnership.
  • Find locations nearby: Locate the nearest field office or visitor center and inquire about their volunteer programs, sharing any specific interests. Or, you might want to look for opportunities at a dream destination for your next vacation.
  • Sign up and commit: Apply for one or many opportunities that match your interests! When selected, commit to showing up reliably and enthusiastically.

Once you’ve found an opportunity that resonates with you, lean into the fulfillment that comes with volunteerism. Remember, every contribution matters, your enthusiasm is contagious, and don’t forget to embrace the opportunity to learn. Your passion for the outdoors, history, and culture is invaluable and your efforts will make a difference for future generations.

National Volunteer Month is a wonderful reminder that even small acts of kindness can have a profound impact. So why wait? Take the first step today and discover the power of volunteering.


Welcome to the Baltimore County Volunteer Center, an online volunteer center that connects people of all ages and abilities with local nonprofits and public agencies.

Our mission is to tap into the skills and talents of community members by engaging them in meaningful service. This initiative is supported by County Executive Johnny Olszewski, Jr. and sponsored by the Baltimore County Department of Aging.

In partnership with Galaxy Digital, the County provides a free online tool to make finding volunteer opportunities even easier—to register as a volunteer or to search for current opportunities according to location or area of interest. Nonprofit or government agencies are also invited to create a free account and use this platform to advertise their volunteer opportunities.

Learn more below or log in to Baltimore County Volunteer Center.


Baltimore County Government offers a number of volunteer opportunities among various departments. Select a program link below to learn more.


Baltimore County Public Schools

—Volunteer for local schools


To get started:

  1. Read and accept the terms and conditions below.
  2. To register and search for volunteer opportunities, log in to the portal using the button at the bottom of this page.
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