Harford County Day of Service

Harford County Government employees are invited to participate in the 2022 Day of Service program to honor the life and spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


  • Participation is voluntary.
  • Eligible employees may receive up to 8 hours of administrative leave in exchange for volunteer service at a participating charity.
  • Employees must request administrative leave for their "Day of Service" from their supervisor.
  • Employees must register online and select a volunteer opportunity from the list on this web page (below).  Assignments are not guaranteed, but every effort will be made to accommodate the employee.
  • Participation must be confirmed with the Proof of Participation Form signed by the on-site Volunteer Coordinator and then submitted to their supervisor.
  • Employees who have less than 8 hours of personal leave or less than 40 hours of sick leave are not eligible to participate. Other restrictions apply.
County Employees participating in Boys and Girls Club Beautification project
County Employees participating in Dr Seuss Reading Event
Participating employees will be on administrative leave.  Harford County Government is not responsible for injuries or damages that occur during an employee's use of administrative leave.

Please contact Human Resources if you have any questions regarding an employee's eligibility.  Please contact Natasha Jackson, manager of Human Relations, Mediation & Volunteerism at 410-638-4739 or njjackson@harfordcountymd.gov with additional questions regarding the Day of Service initiative.


Activities will be added throughout the year.  Bookmark this page and visit often to learn about new Day of Service Volunteer Opportunities!

Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna
Thursday, February 17 and Friday, February 18 | 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Address: 165 Farm Road, Aberdeen or 115 Edmund Street, Aberdeen (register for day and location)
Additional Information: Volunteers will assist with the construction of new homes in Aberdeen.  Tasks will include interior framing, roofing, siding, drywall, insulation, etc.
Click here to register 

Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding (CTR)
Monday, March 29 | 12 - 4:00 p.m.
Address: 1136 Priestford Road, Street
Additional Information: Volunteers needed for general farm cleanup after the winter; a fence project; and other Spring assistance. 
Note - wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty, work boots and gloves.
Click here to register 

Night to Remember
Friday, April 1 | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Address: Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 1643 Churchville Road, Bel Air
Additional Information: Volunteers needed to decorate dance halls and prepare goodie bags. The Night to Remember is an annual Gala hosted by Beyond Capernaum at Mt. Zion Church.  At the event, our community celebrates individuals of differing abilities by treating them to an unforgettable, formal ball complete with limo rides, dining, dancing, and games.  Volunteers are needed to transform the hall and youth center into extravagant ballrooms for an exciting night to remember.
Click here to register

Project Connect
Wednesday, April 13 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Address: EPICENTER at Edgewood, 1918 Pulaski Highway, Edgewood
Additional Information:  Volunteers will support Project Connect, a resource fair for individuals experiencing or at risk for homelessness. Volunteers are needed to set-up, cleanup and to serve as one-on-one navigators for families seeking assistance.
Click here to register

Harford Center Beautification Day
Friday, May 13 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Address: 4 N. Earlton Road, Havre de Grace
Additional Information: Support the Harford Center, a local nonprofit that helps adult citizens with disabilities have meaningful days in the community, and prepare for and obtain employment. Volunteers are needed for outside clean up, gardening, mulching, and planting. Note - wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty, work boots and gloves.
Click here to register

Swan Harbor Farm Beautification Day
Mid May - Exact date/time TBD
Address: 401 Oakington Road, Havre de Grace
Additional Information: Volunteers are needed for spring planting and mulching around the Swan Harbor mansion for Harford County Parks and Recreation.
Click here to register

Harford County I Can Bike Camp
Monday, June 27 to Friday, July 1
Address: Churchville Recreation Center, 3023 Level Road, Churchville
Harford County iCanBike Camp gives individuals with differing abilities, ages eight and over, the opportunity to learn and experience the thrill of riding a bike. Volunteers are needed for 90 minutes the same time each day, Monday through Friday, to spot a child as they learn to ride a bike (7.5 hours total). Wear comfortable shoes and be ready to walk and/or jog as able.
Click here to register

Harford County Wheelchair Costume Workshop & Inclusive Trick or Treat
Friday, October 28 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Address: Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 1643 Churchville Road, Bel Air
For some children who use a wheelchair, dressing up in a costume and trick-or-treating in their neighborhood can be a challenge. Volunteers will work in teams to create one-of-a-kind dream costumes to wrap around children's wheelchairs.  Building, painting, and/or design skills appreciated, but not required.
Click here to register

Holiday Resource Fair
Date/Time: December (Date TBD)
Address: Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 1643 Churchville Road, Bel Air
Additional Information: The Holiday Resource Fair is geared toward connecting families in need to resources for health and wellness, food, rental assistance, housing, energy assistance and more.  Volunteers are needed to help with set up and clean up, man tables, give out food and resources, and assist children with crafts.
Click here to register