Build a Community You Can Be Proud of

Support the Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County

Support the Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County

You know us…we are the Volunteer Center For Anne Arundel County!  We are THE premier volunteer connector in Anne Arundel County and the City of Annapolis.

Annually, the Volunteer Center helps more than 4,000 individuals, families, corporate and community groups find volunteer opportunities at 360+ community organizations.  If you are reading this…you are probably one of those fantastic volunteers or community organizations. Volunteers of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds are mobilized to feed the homeless, serve seniors, protect the environment, mentor youth and change our community for the better.

Why this reintroduction you ask? Well, we need your support.  As a partner with Anne Arundel Cares, an agency that helps to raise money for local non-profit organizations the Volunteer Center will participate in a 7 day fundraising drive.  From September 5th through September 11th, you can make a direct donation to the Volunteer Center through Anne Arundel Cares.  If we are the agency who receives the most donations, or the most donors, then we will receive an additional $2500 in funding!!  It is so easy to support, just click on this link. Even $10 will make a large difference.

In case you haven’t heard, take a look at what some of the Volunteer Centers partners are saying.


“The Volunteer Center is a valuable partner.  They provide volunteers for not only one day events and projects in parks, but passionate volunteers who are willing to stay with our programs for weeks on end.  The Volunteer Center supports countless numbers of programs and events through direct volunteer placement.  Our partnership with the Volunteer Center has truly helped the Department’s community outreach programs to grow.”~ Nicki Fiocco, Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, Community Outreach Coordinator.

Evette Watson, the Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator for Bello Machre, says “Last year alone at Bello Machre, volunteers who were referred to us from the Volunteer Center of Anne Arundel County have provided us with more than 800 hours, valued at over $20,000!”  These volunteers help with various tasks at Bello Machre and provide “an invaluable support to our agency” ~ Evette Watson, Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator for Bello Machre.


Volunteers are speaking up too!

“I was an intern at the Volunteer Center for 2 years from 2012-2014 and became very involved with outreach to partners, environmental projects and the cards projects. Interning at the volunteer center has helped my skills in communication, project management and outreach. As a FLEX leader I gained confidence in my ability to lead individuals and groups through meaningful volunteer projects” ~Dominic Mori, Intern 2012-2014

With your support, we can build a community we are proud of.

With your support, we can build a community we are proud of.

Renisha Riley is a FLEX  Leader volunteer at Sarah’s House and she says she enjoys volunteering and helping the homeless, because it allows her to appreciate life. She is very thankful that she was given the opportunity to become a project leader at Sarah’s House. Renisha knows that she “may not have walked the same path as the clients she feeds every month, but that doesn’t make her any different from them.”  Renisha always looks forward to going to the shelter every month. She says it feels good to know that you are helping others to get back on their feet and be to remind not to take things for granted. Renisha believes that it was her calling to reaching out and help the homeless and she is very thankful for being given the chance to perform such a duty.  ~Renisha Riley FLEX Volunteer Leader

During the days of September 5th – September 11th, it is easy to support the Volunteer Center by make a small donation through Anne Arundel Cares.  By doing so, you are directly increasing the chance the the Volunteer Center could win an additional $2500 in funding! As little as $10 will help the Volunteer Center, click this link to donate!

Thank you for supporting the Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County.  If you haven’t yet signed up to be a volunteer, visit our website at volunteerannearundel.org and sign up today!

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VOLUNTEERS STANDBY!

Anne Arundel County Back to School Program needs volunteers on stand by to pick up backpacks and school supplies from the School Board to deliver to schools across the county, but especially in Annapolis.

Contact Tanya Steele tanya.steele@maryland.gov preferred or call 410-269-4461.

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Give us you feedback! Be a star!

The Volunteer Center is in the process of updating many media feeds and we need your input!  Please tell us how the The Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County helped you.  We would love to hear about the people you met, places you went and the great work you did in the community.  The Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County helps to connect people and partners and we need to hear your feedback.

Please leave comments or email: Nicki@volunteerannearundle.org

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Low-Income Families Can Get Up to 6 Months of Complimentary Internet Service

COMCAST OFFERS LOW-INCOME FAMILIES UP TO SIX MONTHS OF COMPLIMENTARY INTERNET SERVICE

Make sure your child is prepared to succeed in the 2014-2015 school year with home Internet. Give them the tools to complete homework, email teachers, and stay connected. Your family may qualify for up to 6 months of complimentary Internet service by applying to Internet Essentials, the low-cost, $9.95 a month + tax, Internet service from Comcast before September 20, 2014.

Families eligible for the program include those with at least one child eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program.  Once in the Internet Essentials program, participants receive fast, affordable Internet service for $9.95 a month + tax, the option to purchase a computer for just $150 and access to free digital literacy training.

Comcast is also offering an amnesty program for certain low-income families who could qualify for Internet Essentials, but have a past due balance. Comcast customers who have an outstanding bill that is more than one year old are now eligible for the program. Comcast will offer amnesty for that debt for the purpose of connecting to Internet Essentials, so long as the customer meets all the other eligibility criteria.

Call 1-855-339-6124 or visit Apply.InternetEssentials.com/event/bts/2014

before September 20, 2014, to see if you qualify and to apply.

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Win $5000!!!

 

Cabot @ Jonas

The Farmers’ Gratitude Grille served lunch to the volunteers during the Jonas Green Park clean up on June 11th.

In June,the Volunteer Center, AA County Department of Recreation and Parks and Cabot Creamery Coop partnered during their 2014 Community Tour from Florida to Vermont.  As their commitment to communities, Cabot Creamery Coop, are sharing a program that could benefit the Volunteer Center or and YOU! Submit a recipe that includes one of the three cheeses from the Farmers’ Legacy collection and you could win $5000 for you and $5000 for the Volunteer Center.

Follow this link to enter your recipe by September 5th!

Win $5000!

Win $5000!

 

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#GoDo in Anne Arundel County, MD

AACC #GoDo

Friends of AA County Trails member Elizabeth Wyble explains the volunteer project Anne Arundel Community College students will be completing.

Student leaders from Anne Arundel Community College #GoDo at Babbington Green in, Odenton, Maryland.  The group of 14 students were lead by Friends of AA County Trails member Elizabeth Wyble for a morning of weeding, mulching and sprucing up.  This project was initiated by the AACC office of Student Life and Service Learning.  Way to #GoDo!

AACC Students #GoDo

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Join Hundreds and #GoDo with All For Good

Join Hundreds who are doing great things in our community! All for Good is giving you an opportunity to be a WINNER! Show All for Good how individuals or organizations #GoDo in their communities throughout Anne Arundel County.  Take a picture of you, your friends, family, coworkers or teammates in the action of volunteering. Post your photo with the hashtag #GoDo on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter by August 31st.  You could win a free tote bag from All For Good.

Tell us what you are doing in the photo and how The Volunteer Center helped you find your volunteer opportunity or how your organization benefited from the partnership with The Volunteer Center.

Let’s #GoDo!!!!

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