Volunteer Opportunities

There are almost always volunteer opportunities with the Town of Sykesville!  To find one that fits best for you, the following chart has been put together.  The top three categories are for adult volunteers.  The next four have openings for those under 18 or looking for Service Learning Hours as well!  If you have any questions, please contact the Town.

Higher Time Commitment

(monthly meetings, work outside of meetings, set minimum number of hours)

  1. Committees and Commissions
  2. Boards
  3. Police Auxiliary

Historic District Commission

The HDC utilizes its members' interests in architecture, historical preservation, nature, and the town's aesthetics to review and approve proposals of changes in architecture and appearances in the town, including the construction, exterior alteration, reconstruction, moving, or demolition of a structure. 

HDC has 7 members serving three-year terms.

For more information about the HDC, please visit their page or contact the Town.  If you would like to join the HDC, please send a letter of interest and resume to the Town.

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission works with the Town Code and Master Plan to assess the legality of proposed land use changes, changes to existing sites, and new developments within the Town. 

Planning Commission has 7 members serving five-year terms. 

For more information about the Planning Commission, please visit their page or contact the Town.  If you would like to join the Planning Commission, please send a letter of interest to the Town.

Sykesville Parks and Recreation (SPARC)

SPARC consists of members interested in improving the Town's parks and providing community events for citizens attend. This includes maintaining the quality and cleanliness of parks and their equipment, organizing Town events, and recruiting volunteers for said Town events. 

SPARC has 7 members serving one-year terms. 

For more information about SPARC, please visit their page or contact the Town.  If you would like to join the SPARC Board, please send a letter of interest to the Town.

Lower Time Commitment

(one-time events, as needed volunteers)

  1. Schoolhouse
  2. Gate House
  3. Little Sykes Railroad
  4. SPARC Events

The Historic Colored Schoolhouse hosts a Homework Club on Mondays and Wednesdays to encourage local children to get after-school help. Students looking to tutor and help other students are welcome to attend, and students looking for additional help are encouraged to come check out the Schoolhouse's Homework Club. 

For more information, please visit the Historic Colored Schoolhouse page or contact the Town.  If you are interested in volunteering at the Schoolhouse, please contact the Curator, Pat Greenwald.

Other volunteer opportunities are available with the Downtown Sykesville Connection!  Visit their website for info on their events and their sign-up geniuses for the Farmers' Market and their upcoming event.

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts with ideas for Eagle Scout and Gold Award Projects should contact the Town.

Volunteer Spreadsheet