Youth & Family Volunteers

Youth of all ages and families are able to serve at our projects and/or create their own project. The Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center is committed to youth and family service and provides many fun and meaningful ways to serve.


Step 1: Register
To sign up for projects or express interest to get contact information on opportunities, you must first be registered on this site.

Please note: Volunteers must be a least 14 years old to legally register on this website. Volunteers under 14 years of age may still volunteer but a parent/guardian will have to register to sign up or express interest in projects. Parent/guardian may create a team to include children under 14 on their account.

All youth (under the age of 18) must have a youth waiver on file with the Volunteer Center to sign up or express interest in projects.  Download, complete and return the PDF version or Word version of the waiver.

Step 2: Find Volunteer Opportunities
There is one way to filter volunteer opportunities appropriate for youth.

From the Search Opportunities Page

  • Enter all required information in the "Basic Search Box"
  • Be sure under "Additional Filters" you click "Appropriate For"
  • In the "Age of Volunteers" drop-down menu select the appropriate age you want to filter by
  • Select any other filters you wish to search by
  • Click "Refine"


Step 3: Express Interest/Sign Up
Depending upon the type of project you select, you will be given the choice to:

  • Express Interest - the community organization will contact you directly with further information about the opportunity and how to sign up. An automated e-mail will also be sent to you, with contact information for the community organization, so that you can follow up with them if you do not get a response.
  • Sign Up - you will be automatically signed up for that project and will receive a confirmation e-mail containing all of the information you will need.


Step 4: School Community Service Hours
Whenever you attend a project, we strongly recommend that you get a community organization official to verify the hours you have served at the end of the project. It is often difficult to get verification of hours at a later date.

Please Note: The Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel is not able to verify any hours for projects that are not managed by us.

E-mail at least three business days in advance to request a verification of hours letter.