If any of our readers are interested in volunteering themselves, then you have come to the right place. As we reflect and congratulate all the volunteer efforts that have occurred, we must also promote some organizations that plan to do more good in the future. So, if you want to participate, here are our top three volunteering opportunities for people living in the Maryland region. 

1. Become a Crisis Counselor!

If you are interested in helping people, then you might want to check out the Crisis Text Line. Their service provides 24/7 help to anyone across the country – via texting – who might be dealing with trauma or stress. Volunteers interested in signing up will receive training on how to best handle and alleviate any situation. What’s great about this opportunity is that all the volunteers can work anywhere, so long as you have access to a computer. Interested? Click on the link below to learn more and sign up.


2. Become a Blood Donor Ambassador!

If hands-on is more your style, I would suggest you volunteer for the Red Cross: they have an amazing opportunity for people who want to help nurses in the blood donation process. Located all around Howard County, you would be administratively assisting phlebotomists and encouraging donors to come back. Besides enhancing your resume, this opportunity will provide an amazing chance for an entry-level experience into the world of personal healthcare. Interested? Click on the link below to learn more and sign up. 


3. Become a Tutor!

Finally, our last pick for this list is a tutoring opportunity for kids in Silver Spring, MD. Underfunded and disadvantaged, volunteers can sign up and help educate kids grades 1-12 who desperately need more academic support services. If you are willing to help shape the academic future of these children, then click on the link below to find out more and sign up.


If none of these piqued your interest, go to volunteermatch.org to find your perfect volunteer experience. The world needs more volunteers; are you going to become one?