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
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!