Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities – April 2023

Please note all volunteers are required to show proof of COVID vaccinations and the date of a recent flu vaccination for regular positions at both locations. A background check is also required for volunteers at the Freetown Road center.

Click here to download a pdf of other volunteer opportunities.

Location: Crisis Center and Shelter, 6700 Freetown Road, Columbia 21044 

Following are openings for individuals 21 years and over:

Lobby Greeter


  • Welcome visitors
  • Answer the phone 
  • Hand intake forms to clients and care specialist staff
  • Accept donations
  • Help with administrative tasks such as mailings and special projects 

Available shifts:

  • Tuesday 1pm-3pm
  • Wednesday 10am-12pm

Following are openings for individuals 15 years and over:

Pantry organizer


  • Help sort and organize nonperishable food items for community members assisted by Crisis Services 

Available shifts

  • Wednesdays – flexible times between 10a – 5pm
  • Thursdays – flexible times between 10a – 5pm
  • Fridays – flexible times between 10a – 4pm

If you are interested in a position please fill out an application at  https://www.volgistics.com/appform/976884442. For questions or more information please contact Monteith Mitchell, Volunteer & In-Kind Donations Coordinator, at mont@grassrootscrisis.org  or (410) 531.6006. 

Location: Day Resource Center, 10390 Guilford Road, Jessup 20794

Following are openings for individuals 18 years and over:

Positions: shower, laundry, and pantry areas

Available shifts

  • 1st and 3rd Mondays 1:30-6pm
  • Saturdays, 9:45a-2pm

We prefer volunteers to be available every week but we can be flexible. These opportunities are perfect for college students to retirees. If you or someone you know may be interested, please contact Kathy Piet at kathyp@grassrootscrisis.org