Give Back to the Community Through Volunteering in Ellicott City

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Do you enjoy helping others? If so, consider becoming a volunteer.

Several nonprofit organizations in Howard County assist residents and pets in need, and they’re always looking for friendly people willing to donate their time. Those near our Ellicott City apartments include:

Howard County Food Bank

The Howard County Food Bank, located a 5-minute drive away, provides nutritious meals for those in need. It’s supported by donations from individuals, food drives, and grocery stores. The food bank also grows fruits and vegetables in its community garden and offers educational programming that supports healthy eating habits. 

The volunteers play a large role in the food bank’s operations. They can work Monday through Saturday, with duties including sorting, stocking, and helping clients shop for food. 

Small Miracles Cat & Dog Rescue

Small Miracles is a no-kill shelter that finds loving families for homeless cats and dogs. Since 2006, it has placed over 14,000 animals and provided medical care to treat wounds, broken bones, and other issues. Founder Moira Liskovec established Small Miracles after moving to Howard County from England with her husband and nine pets. While working as a veterinary technician, she realized the overwhelming need for an animal rescue. 

More than forty volunteers help with daily operations. They come from diverse backgrounds and work anywhere from once a week to an as-needed basis. Duties include cleaning, preparing meals, and walking dogs. 

Charles E. Miller Branch & Historical Center

Established in 2011, the Charles E. Miller Branch & Historical Center , located an 11-minute drive away, is a state-of-the-art destination. Its impressive collection features a quarter-million items, while the Historical Center brings Maryland’s history to life in unprecedented ways. On warm days, patrons can read or work on the terrace featuring comfortable seating areas and scenic views.

The volunteers work at least two hours a week for six months. They can choose their days and areas of interest. Opportunities include keeping materials in order, providing basic adult education, and working with the Tech Stop Crew to answer questions about technology.  

If you would like to become a resident of our Ellicott City, MD apartments, please contact us. We will gladly arrange a showing where you can see firsthand all we have to offer.

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