Summertime is the best time to… VOLUNTEER! 6.14.18

Help for Harmony House

Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services is looking for a volunteer or group to do some much needed summer cleaning at Harmony House, a family visitation home in Pasadena.  Volunteers are needed to clean up the side porch, power wash the cement, clean up the leaves, wash tables and chairs.  Yard work includes removing vines from the bushes and inside the fence of the back yard.  Bicycles need flat tires fixed, chains oiled, and there’s some pedal repair needed.  Also, the new basketball hoop needs to be installed.  If you’re interested, please email tanya.steeleclements@maryland.gov

Are you a good driver? 

The AA County Food and Resource Bank is looking for drivers to haul food and other itemsbetween their facility in Crownsville and various locations within Anne Arundel County.  Some light lifting required. There will be resources to unload the vehicle. They also need volunteers who can drive the Food Bank’s 16′ box truck.  You do not need a Commercial Driving License, just a good driving record and a DOT physical (Food Bank will reimburse you for the cost).  Support is needed in the mornings.  Multiple volunteers are being sought so that all week days are covered. The Food Bank is always looking for help sorting food and non-food donations, stocking shelves, and going through produce at the warehouse in Crownsville, MD. Flexible shifts are available. Monday through Friday 9am to 3pm. Great way to decompress, have fun with friends, co-workers or family. For more information, contact volunteer coordinator, Marta Jones at marta@aafoodbank.org or call the Food Bank at 410-923-4255.

Maryland Conservation Corps

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now recruiting members for the Maryland Conservation Corps, an award-winning AmeriCorps program that engages young adults aged 17-25 in extensive conservation, environmental, and natural resources management projects across the state. The Maryland Conservation Corps program is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism and Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The Maryland Conservation Corps provides young adults with a meaningful opportunity to gain experience in environmental science and natural resource conservation, From aquatic systems to public lands management, the program offers hands-on, real-world experience in a team-based environment that supports community service and conservation stewardship. The department seeks to hire 35 full-time members who will work on five to seven teams for an 11-month period, beginning in September 2018. To be considered, interested individuals must submit an online application at   http://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/mcc_application.aspx
Placement will be on a first-come, first-served basis. For questions regarding the application, call Luke Terrell at 410-260-8153.

Grateful Heart 

Grateful Heart is a nonprofit whose mission is to significantly improve the spiritual, mental, financial and physical well-being of all Veterans by providing comprehensive counseling and referral services. Grateful Heart is looking for individuals to assist with the day-to-day operations of an organization that is compassionate about making the lives of others better. Some of the activities that will be performed by our volunteers will include:Client Information Intake, Social Media Monitoring, Organizational Files, Digitization/Office Automation, and Program Marketing & Outreach.  With your help, Grateful Heart will be able to fulfill its Vision of “Serving each Veteran with Passion, Power and Purpose.” For more information, contact Kenneth Heyward, Executive Director, at kenneth.heyward@gratefulheartcvs.org or 301-437-5231. See web site at: http://www.gratefulheartcvs.org

 


Butterfly Gardens

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary needs Butterfly Garden Volunteers. Tuesdays, 9 am – 12 pm. Join fellow gardeners, butterfly watchers, and native plant enthusiasts in the garden maintenance group. Volunteers weed, water, prune, and maintain the Butterfly Garden at the Glendening Preserve and surrounding gardens. Bring work gloves, a snack, a refillable water bottle, hat, sun screen, and clothes and shoes that can get dirty. Walk-ins welcome. Volunteer benefits include garden design resources, plant and insect identification experience, and free plants and cuttings to take home. The Butterfly Garden is located at 5702 Plummer Lane, Lothian, MD 20711. Register online at: http://jugbay.org/volunteer_calendar. Questions? Contact Melinda Fegler at rpfegL00@aacounty.org or 410-741-9330.

Make a positive stride

Positivie-Stridesis a nonprofit whose mission is to provide guidance and assistance to youth athletes who suffer a catastrophic and/or severe sports-related injury with mental, physical and financial support. Positive-Strides is looking for volunteers to assist with day-to-day operations of an organization that is Advocating, Educating and Supporting injured athletes to overcome the many challenges associated with sports injuries, mentally and physically. Some of the activities that will be performed by our volunteers will include: organizing files, social media & multimedia tasks and program marketing & outreach. For more information, contact Ryan J. Brant, President/CEO, atrbrant@positive-strides.org or 443-214-5991. See web site at: http://www.positive-strides.org.

Advocate for residents rights! 

Ombudsman Program (Resident Advocate): A free, confidential service that advocates for residents’ rights and good-quality long-term care. The program receives and resolves complaints made by or for residents of nursing homes and assisted living homes; educates the public on long-term care facilities and services; promotes opportunities for volunteers. The Ombudsman Program needs compassionate individuals to visit nursing homes and assisted living homes and advocate for residents. Each interested individual will be interviewed to discuss the position and the individual’s background. If the program is a good match for the volunteer, then that volunteer will be provided with training and supervision. For more information and to volunteer, contact Wendy Harris at agharr44@aacounty.org or 410 222-4464. For information about the program, see website: www.aacounty.org/services-and-programs/ombudsman.

P.S. – When you do find out about a great volunteer opportunity from us, please tell our non-profit partner that we sent you.  Better yet, drop a quick note to info@aacvc.org and tell us how it went.
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Make it a Summer of Kindness 6.7.18

Wine and Vine

 Come out to help improve the   environmental quality of Anne   Arundel County by removing     invasive species of plants! The Anne Arundel Weed Resistance will be hosting a Weed Warrior “Wine and Vine” event onSunday, June 10th in Davidsonville from 2pm to 4pm to remove Mile a Minute vines. The address for this workshop event will be emailed to volunteers that sign up. It is recommended that volunteers wear long pants, a long sleeve shirt, a hat, sturdy shoes, and work gloves. Some gloves will be available to borrow. Tools will be provided, but you may also bring your own. Make sure you bring a water bottle and bug spray. Space is limited for 15 to 20 volunteers so register as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Volunteer Coordinator at (443) 534-8551 or email at annearundelwr@gmail.com. After this event, we will celebrate your achievement with wine! Volunteers at or under the age of 16 can participate but will not be allowed any adult beverages.

STRAWBERRIES!

The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society’s 28th Annual Strawberry Festival will be held on Saturday, June 23, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Benson-Hammond House, Andover Rd. & Aviation Blvd., Linthicum, MD.Volunteers are needed to help set up tables, tents, etc. on Friday prior to festival. Shifts are flexible between 8 am – 5 pm on Friday, Jun. 22. On Saturday, June 23, volunteers are needed to help staff and for general festival help. Shifts are flexible between 9 am and 5 pm. The Festival will include quality crafts, demonstrations, strawberry wine and shortcake and entertainment for both children and adults. Express interest online at: www.aacvc.org/calendar or contact Becky Morris at 443-837-8196 or rebecca3225@verizon.net.

If you love history, The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society also needs docents at the historic Benson-Hammond House in Linthicum. Docents guide visitors through this 1820’s farmhouse that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and interpret the rich history of truck farming in northern AA County. The House is open Saturdays from 11am – 3pmand Sundays from 12pm – 3pm. Your days of work are flexible and training will be provided. Contact Becky Morris, same as above.

Gigi’s Playhouse Annapolis

Gigi’s Playhouse mission is to increase positive awareness of Down syndrome through national campaigns, educational programs, and by empowering individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community. GiGi’s Playhouse Annapolis has educational programs throughout the week and on the weekends. Volunteers are used to support the program by hosting, interacting with the kids and by setting up and taking down materials used for the program. If you are a therapist or educator and are interested in starting or running a program, let us know! We also are looking for Literacy Tutors to help children read. In addition, the Playhouse is always looking for administrative volunteers to help with thank you letters, creating books for our literacy program, database entry, and more! Gigi’s Playhouse has exciting events that are run by volunteers!
Thurs., June 21, 2018 at 6:30pm, there will be a Volunteer Orientation for anyone interested in helping out at the Playhouse.129 Lubrano Drive, L-104, Annapolis, MD. To register to attend complete and submit an online interest form at: https://www.tfaforms.com/4603319. Questions? Call 410-517-7474.

Leveling the Playing Field

Leveling the Playing Field (LPF) gives underprivileged children the opportunity to enjoy the mental and physical benefits of youth sports participation. They do this through the donation of used and excess sporting equipment to programs and schools serving low-income communities. LPF relies on volunteers to collect sports equipment: this is an opportunity to help collect sports equipment within your community. Volunteers can collect at their schools, offices, rec centers, etc. and/or among neighbors, teammates, family, and friends. Volunteers also inventory and sort the large amounts of equipment donations we receive daily at the warehouse. They provide marketing materials and collection bins for all interested volunteers. Most volunteers drop donations off at the warehouse and stay to inventory/sort those donations, but a pickup can be scheduled if needed. For more information and to volunteer, contact  maitlyn@levelingtheplayingfield.org, call 301-844-5620. www.levelingtheplayingfield.org

Moveable Feast

Volunteer Gardeners are needed from May to September on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 – 10 a.m. to help with planting, weeding, composting, watering, and harvesting.  There is no age minimum to work in the garden, however anyone younger than 18 years old must have an adult accompanying them. The size of the area limits it to on more than five people at a time to the garden. Volunteers will need to meet at Moveable Feast and have their own vehicle to drive to the garden. To volunteer at the garden, contact Angie at AKelley@mfeast.org, or set up a VolunteerHub account at http://newvolunteers.mfeast.volunteerhub.com/events/indexv1 where you can see the full calendar and sign up.

ESL Teachers Needed! 

St Mary’s ESL Program needs volunteers to teach English one night a week to adult ESL students for the Sept-May school year.  The 8 levels of classes are held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdayevenings from 7-8:45pm.  Fall 2018 classes will run from 11 September – 6 December 2018 at St. Mary’s High School in downtown Annapolis.  Each teacher is asked to commit to one class/one night a week and will be part of a teaching team. Spanish-language ability is preferred for beginner classes only. Those with ESL or any teaching experience as well as those with a keen interest in working with students to help them learn English are encouraged to apply. For registration and/or further information about the program, contact Program Director Nicole Marshall at 443-868-4291or eslmarshall00@gmail.com.

Be a Superhero! 

2nd Annual 2018 Superhero Camp: Join the ANNAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT and The LAA Flagship Class of 2017 to help our local children build a strong, healthy, self-esteem, while discovering their inner-awesome superpowers. The mission of character education is strong in Anne Arundel County and the Annapolis community. Character Counts! The 2nd annual  Summer Superhero Camp has a goal of nurturing character, courage, and confidence in local children. Volunteers are needed Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday, August 6, 7, 8 (9:00am-3:00pm)either for a half-day, full-day, or all three days at the Annapolis Middle School, 1399 Forest Dr. There is a group of 25 children that could use your mentoring to assist in reading, doing related activities and skits, all supporting a healthy self-esteem, and being there for them as a caring adult. Please call Dona for details and to schedule your volunteer time: 410-224-3878. Dona@janenotplain.com

Navigating Futures and Charting Careers

Charting Careers is high school program serving youth facing significant barriers beyond the classroom. Students are provided a variety of services and opportunities designed to support their success in high school and their development of career and/or college plans. Navigating Futures is seeking volunteers to further support our youth through the development of a mentoring relationship. Training and on-going support for mentors will be provided.  Training will begin in July.  For more information, please contact Christy D’Camera at cdcamera@verizon.net

P.S. – When you do find out about a great volunteer opportunity from us, please tell our non-profit partner that we sent you. Better yet, drop a quick note to info@aacvc.org and tell us how it went.
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Get Outside, Get Active, and Volunteer 5.29.18

Truxtun Youth Triathlon

Swim, Bike, Run 

75 VOLUNTEERS are NEEDED for the 12th Annual Truxtun Youth Triathlon, Sunday June 17th. Children ages 7-17 are challenged in this Swim, Bike, Run event at Truxtun Park. They SWIM in the Truxtun Park pool; BIKE through City parks and adjoining roads; and RUN through Truxtun’s trails. You can help the children have an enjoyable and safe event. Race tee shirts provided for all volunteers!

Date: 06/17/2018 (Sunday)
Time: 6:30am – 10:00am EDT

Location: 251 Pump House Rd. Annapolis, Md. (Truxtun Park Pool)

For questions contact Jen Jennings, jmjennings@annapolis.gov or 410.263.7958.

Race Across America

Race Across America

RAAM needs a few more night owls or early birds for the midnight and morning shifts, June 23-25th, check out the Signup Genius for your perfect spot. Volunteers are needed at the Race Across America Finish Line. RAAM is a storied endurance bicycle race starting in Oceanside, CA and ending in Annapolis, MD (3000 miles); it is known as the toughest on the planet and is something not to be missed. BikeAAA and AACVC are working with RAAM to be sure that volunteers are always at the finish line to help teams come in. Volunteers are needed to take a 6-hour shift during the time of the race finish from June 21-25, 2018. Share in the accomplishment and excitement! Volunteers who take a shift will receive a free t-shirt. Volunteers dedicating 12 hours or more of their time will receive a complimentary ticket to o the finishing banquet on Mon. evening. To volunteer, go tohttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0b44aaaa28a6ff2-raam
For more information, please contact Jeff at jeff@raceacrossamerica.org.

Walk, Bike, Run, Volunteer

Every Step Counts Walk, Bike, 5K Run will be Sat. June 9, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. This fun event is being held at Anne Arundel Community College. Many volunteers are needed to help make this day a success including: help with greeting, set-up, route support, food service and clean-up, and more; families and group volunteers are welcome. For more information and to register, visit the website at www.bellomachre.org and click on Events. For questions contact Michele Marshall, Manager of Outreach and Volunteer Services at Bello Machre at 443-702-3064 or michele.marshall@bellomachre.org.


Promise Ride 

 Volunteers play a vital role in the Susan G. Komen Maryland Ride for the Cure®. This year the ride will be Saturday, June 23rd at South River High School in Edgewater. There are several different volunteer positions available at varying times that day. They are looking for volunteers to help with route marking, registration, lunch set-up, rest stop support (you can do this in costume if you like), SAG drivers, motorcycle support, ride marshals, photographers, and more! Click on the link to learn more about the positions and register online: HERE      https://komenmd.org/

Teach a Kid to Ride!

iCan! Shine Bike Camp for Individuals with Special Needs
50 More Volunteers Needed
Monday-Friday, June 18-22 at Old Mill High School.
You can make a difference in the lives of individuals with special needs! Spend the week helping a camper learn to ride a bike independently for the first time! Camp runs June 18-22, 2018 with 5 sessions available each day between 8:15a.m.-4:50 p.m. – sign up for one or two daily sessions (90 minutes each).  Take a long lunch, leave work early, or go in late, it will be worth it!  There is a volunteer orientation June 17, 2018 from 2-4 pm. All volunteers must be at least 15 years of age this year. This is also a great opportunity to earn service hours. There will be walking and jogging required each day. Please wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. Sign up link: http://signup.com/go/oygPvtA  See website at https://www.riseforautism.org/.  

Great Chesapeake Bay Swim 

The Great Chesapeake Bay Swim (GCBS) is one of America’s premier open water swim challenges. The annual event is scheduled forSunday, June 10th and consists of a 4.4 mile swim across the Chesapeake Bay. The race starts from Sandy Point State Park. The course extends eastward between the two spans of the Bay Bridge finishing at a small sandy beach on Kent Island. They need volunteers to help with set up, registration, body marking, take down of the event etc. Volunteers will be needed for the Kent Island side as well as the Sandy Point Park side. If you are interested in volunteering for The Great Chesapeake Bay Swim, you can email Gabi Green directly. If you have questions or would like more information, contact Gabi Green at ggreen@marchofdimes.org or 410-752-8179.

P.S. – When you do find out about a great volunteer opportunity from us, please tell our non-profit partner that we sent you.  Better yet, drop a quick note to info@aacvc.org and tell us how it went.
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“Volunteers don’t necessarily have the time, they just have the heart.” 5.24.18

BE READY 

Anne Arundel – Annapolis Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) has announced its LATE spring 2018 dates for Basic 20 hour CERT Training. Volunteer to become a trained member of your community in emergency response. The training will be held on Friday, June 1 from 6pm-9pm, Sat., June 2 from 8am-5pm, and Sun., June 3, 2018 from 8am-3pm at the Fire Training Academy in Millersville. A disaster simulation will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 8am-1pm at the same location. Everyone completing the course receives a nationally recognized certification and the opportunity to join Anne Arundel-Annapolis CERT as a member. Visit www.aaacert.org for more information and for a registration link. For questions and to volunteer as a victim on June 9, contact bjmorgenstern@comcast.net.


Secret Gardens 

The Hammond-Harwood House will once again host the Secret Garden Tour of Annapolis on Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3, 2018They need your help to staff the gardens! The shifts range from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm on both days. You can sign up for more than one shift. As a thank you, volunteers receive one free admission to the gardens. The Secret Garden Tour explores different private gardens in downtown Annapolis. During this rare opportunity participants are given a behind the scenes look at some of the most stunning gardens in the area. This year’s Tour will take guests through one of Annapolis’ most historic areas: Charles, Cathedral, Conduit and Franklin Streets and Actons Landing, all just a minute’s walk from, State and Church Circles and City Dock. If you have any questions, please call 410-263-4683 extension 10. Sign up online at –https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0a4ca4ad2ca6fb6-volunteer.


Every VOLUNTEER Counts

Every Step Counts Walk, Bike, 5K Run will be Sat. June 9, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. This fun event is being held at Anne Arundel Community College. Many volunteers are needed to help make this day a success including: help with greeting, set-up, route support, food service and clean-up, and more; families and group volunteers are welcome. For more information and to register, visit the website at www.bellomachre.org and click on Events. For questions contact Michele Marshall, Manager of Outreach and Volunteer Services at Bello Machre at 443-702-3064 or michele.marshall@bellomachre.org.


Support the Arts

Maryland Theatre for the Performing Arts (MTPA) is seeking community leaders to join their Board of Directors and volunteer for a variety of Advisory Committees. For more information and an application email mtpa.operations@mtpa-annapolis.org or call 410-626-6055. In addition, MTPA is looking for VOLUNTEERS to assist with a variety of fun and engaging activities such as: helping with the newsletter, graphic design work, calls to thank, invite and engage donors, grant writing, researching, general office duties, event support, and more. Interested? Please fill an online application at http://www.mtpa-annapolis.org/volunteer-sign-up/ or call: 410-626-6055.

Join in the fun by being a volunteer at Every Step Counts (please click here to sign up).


Pioneer Camp

This year’s Pioneer Camp at the National Electronics Museum will be Space themed! July 18-19 or August 8-9, 2018, 9 am-1 pm. Kids ages 8-11 will spend two full days learning all about space! Campers will learn about satellites, telescopes, stars, space travel, and more! The Campers are going to make their own telescopes and planets as we explore the final frontier. Registration for either session: http://www.nationalelectronicsmuseum.org/index.php/events/.


Food Truck Fun

The Parole Rotary Club Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, is looking for volunteers to help with parking for the MD Food Truck Festival on June 10, 2018 at the Anne Arundel County FairgroundsThere are 3 shifts between 7:00AM and 6:30PM. Volunteers will be directing cars to parking spaces.  Volunteers will receive free admission to the festival from 11:00AM to 9:00PM when not on shift. Volunteers are also needed to mark fields for parking on Fri., June 8 from 1:00 – 4:30PM. To volunteer, go to: www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0c44a8ac2cab9-mdfood.

Questions? Contact Henry Riser at henry@therisers.com

The museum near BWI Airport serves students and the general public by collection, preservation and display of significant artifacts and literature and the commemoration of the creativity and dedication of pioneers and workers in the field of electronics. Volunteers, age 18 and up, are needed week days and weekends for education and outreach, for special events, as an administrative assistant, as collections assistants, and for visitor services. Training will be provided. To apply, call Alice Donahue at 410-765-0230 or email donahue.nem@gmail.com or go to www.nationalelectronicsmuseum.org.


Make Doing Good your JOB

The Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services is looking for a Program Coordinator to work in the Annapolis location. The main purpose of this position is to act as the Program Coordinator for the agency and assist in the operation of the Community Initiatives & Programs Division. This position coordinates the Holiday Sharing, Back to School, Generous Juror, and Mentoring programs while administering the placement of volunteers in the agency. You also get to work with a great group of people and do lots of good in the community at the same time. This is a paid full-time positionClick here for more details.


P.S. – When you do find out about a great volunteer opportunity from us, please tell our non-profit partner that we sent you. Better yet, drop a quick note to info@aacvc.org and tell us how it went.
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Find a Friend and Volunteer! 5.15.18

Truxtun Youth Triathlon

VOLUNTEERS are NEEDED for the 12th Annual Truxtun Youth Triathlon, Sunday June 17th. Children ages 7-17 are challenged in this Swim, Bike, Run event at Truxtun Park. They SWIM in the Truxtun Park pool; BIKE through City parks and adjoining roads; and RUN through Truxtun’s trails. You can help the children have an enjoyable and safe event. Race tee shirts provided for all volunteers!
Date: 06/17/2018 (Sunday)
Time: 6:30am – 10:00am EDT
Location: 251 Pump House Rd. Annapolis, Md. (Truxtun Park Pool)
Sign up: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0B48ADA82BA2FF2-2018
For questions contact Jen Jennings, jmjennings@annapolis.gov or 410.263.7958.

2018 Arts Mentorship Academy

Jun. 18-22, 2018

The Arts Mentorship Academy (AMA) by Creating Communities offers intensive arts instruction and mentorship to economically-disadvantaged yet talented public school students at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis from Mon.-Fri., Jun. 18-22, 2018. The AMA is from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. (1 p.m. on Friday). Student applications must be received by June 1, 2018.
The program is 100% scholarship supported and students receive dance, art, music, photography and drama instruction as well as t-shirts, artistic performances and meals. To refer a child to our 2018 Arts Mentorship Academy program they must meet at least one of the following criteria:
1. Student age 8-16 living in an economically-challenged environment; or 2. Minority student with limited or no access to regular arts or mentoring program; or
3. Direct referral from a school counselor, educator or social worker; or
4. Additional and/or confidential reason.
Questions? Contact Rob Levit at rlevit@comcast.net for more information and also see information and online registration on the website at:http://www.creatingcommunities.net/programs/arts-mentorship-academy/. Creating Communities is alsoseeking adult volunteers to assist at the Academy; such volunteers are needed for set-up, taking attendance, class monitoring, artist helpers, transportation, and more. See the web site athttp://www.creatingcommunities.net/get-involved/ to volunteer.

Promise Ride

Volunteers play a vital role in the Susan G. Komen Maryland Ride for the Cure®. This year the ride will beSaturday, June 23rd at South River High School in Edgewater. There are several different volunteer positions available at varying times that day. They are looking for volunteers to help with route marking, registration, lunch set-up, rest stop support (you can do this in costume if you like), SAG drivers, motorcycle support, ride marshals, photographers, and more!Click on the link to learn more about the positions and register online : http://maryland.info-komen.org/site/PageServer?pagename=TOW_2017_Maryland_Ride_TR_volunteer

Langton Green

Langton Green Inc. has ongoing volunteer opportunities throughout the agency.  They provide residential and vocational services for intellectually disabled adults and have a wide range of opportunities for volunteer participation.  Due to the nature of services they offer very flexible scheduling as well as volunteer work in a wide range of activities from social and recreational activities in group homes, as well as specific projects within vocational training programs, and ongoing work in agricultural programming on the 13 acre farm.  Contact Joyce at JCavey@langtongreen.org.

Mock Interviews 

Arundel High School in Gambrills needs adult volunteers to conduct mock job interviews with 11th grade students on June 5 & 6, 2018: Several shifts are available between the hours of 7:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. each day.
Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b44aeac22a1fd0-mock2. This experience is designed to offer students a real world application utilizing career readiness concepts introduced in the 11th grade Honors English. It gives students their first chance to practice their newly learned skills by offering a one on one interview with an adult from outside the school. Contact Sherri Billheimer at SBillheimer@AACPS.org.


Orientation for Ushers

Maryland Hall is holding orientation sessions from Tues. June 5th OR Thurs. June 7th , 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., (attend only one orientation) for prospective volunteers who will usher at Maryland Hall performances or assist at special events. Ushering requires some standing and walking, excellent customer service, and attendance at an additional training session soon after the orientation training. Special events volunteers will assist with varied events including set up prior to and closing up; each one has different needs such as the fall Arts Alive Gala and spring Art Auction. Questions? Contact Reilly Kelbaugh atrkelbaugh@mdhallarts.org or 410-263-5544; extension 23. Volunteer applications available at https://www.marylandhall.org/volunteers.

Be the Change – Join Americorp

Do you have a passion for serving your community? Volunteer Maryland is searching for their next class of self-motivated individuals to serve as AmeriCorps members! During your service year you will develop leadership skills and increase your social network with an empowering position as a Volunteer Maryland
AmeriCorps Member. As an AmeriCorps member with Volunteer Maryland, you will make a difference
in a Maryland Community. Service minded and mission driven individuals will collaborate with a non-profit/government agency or school to grow a volunteer program. AmeriCorps Members receive a modest living stipend, professional development training from experts, and an education award (that can be used for student loans or continuing education). This full time opportunity starts this September and candidates for the positions are being interviewed now! Don’t wait – be the change you want to see in this world! Apply at www.Volunteer.Maryland.gov/ACM or call 410-697-9285 for more details.

The Arc Central Chesapeake Region

The Arc is seeking board members with diverse backgrounds, skills and ethnicities from Anne Arundel, Queen Anne, Caroline, Dorchester, Kent and Talbot Counties with a common interest in the rights and well-being of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Members are expected to regularly participate in board meetings (eight per year) to guide the direction of the organization, actively participate on a committee or task force, actively support the organization in terms of a personal financial contribution and reach out to the community for future leaders. Send in your letter of interest to Angie DeMoreland atademoreland@thearcccr.org. Not ready to commit to the Board of Directors? You can start off by joining a Committees. If you need additional information about these committees contact Angie DeMoreland. Visitwww.thearcccr.org to learn more about The Arc advocacy and programs.

The mission of Heartland Hospice is to provide quality hospice care to patients with a limited life expectancy, as well as, support to their caregivers. Enriching the lives of patients and their loved ones is the primary goal at Heartland Hospice. To achieve this mission, they seek the compassionate assistance of volunteers and invite them to join the journey of a lifetime. Because they are the heart of the organization, they welcome volunteers with various skills and talents to provide the following to patients, families and agency: companionship and socialization, reading (literature, magazines, mail), music enrichment, arts & crafts, grief support, relief sitting for caregivers, running errands, patient legacy projects and administrative projects in an office setting. For more information, contact Gordon Creamer at 4678officestaff10@hcr-manorcare.com or 240-205-5872. http://hcr-manorcare.com


P.S. – When you do find out about a great volunteer opportunity from us, please tell our non-profit partner that we sent you.  Better yet, drop a quick note toinfo@aacvc.org and tell us how it went.
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Spring is here – time to volunteer! 5.8.18

Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre

The Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre (ASGT) offers many opportunities for community involvement, including ushering, box office support, technical crew, and more. No prior experience is needed. Learn about the many ways you can support ASGT while making friends and having fun. You must be 16 years or older to volunteer. Visit https://summergarden.com/get-involved/volunteer-opportunities for information about volunteering for box office, ushering and other opportunities including tech crew, backstage crew, costumes, social media/marketing, fundraising, etc. Signups for ushering and box office are generally limited to no more than one performance of a show. Questions? Contact: pr@summergarden.com or 410-268-9212.


Strawberries!   

The 28th Annual Strawberry Festival is Sat. Jun. 2nd, 10 -4pm at the Benson-Hammond House, Andover Rd. & Aviation Blvd., Linthicum. Volunteers are needed to help set up tables, tents, etc. on Friday prior to the Festival. Shifts are flexible between 10 am – 5 pm on Friday, June 1st. Volunteers are also needed to help for general festival help, to staff booths selling jam, strawberry shortcakes, beer and wine the day of the Saturday festival.  Shifts are flexible between 9 am and 5 pm on Sat, June 2nd. The Festival will include quality crafts, demonstrations, strawberry wine and shortcake and entertainment for both children and adults. Questions? Contact Becky Morris at 443-837-8196 or rebecca3225@verizon.net.
If you love history, AACHS needs you! The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society needs docents at the historic Benson-Hammond House in Linthicum. Docents guide visitors through this 1820’s farmhouse that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and interpret the rich history of truck farming in northern AA County. The House is open Saturdays from 11am – 3pm and Sundays from 12pm – 3pm. Your days of work are flexible and training will be provided. Contact Becky Morris at 443-837-8196 or rebecca3225@verizon.net.

JOIN US! (3)

Have you been thinking about getting more engaged in your community or wondered what is involved in becoming a mentor? Children in Annapolis and surrounding areas are in great need of mentors and positive role models. Please join us for one of our free upcoming Mentoring 101 sessions! The Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center, will be hosting 3 sessions this spring. Sign up and learn what it takes to be a mentor and meet representatives from some of the local organizations. We will help you register with the mentor program that is the best fit for you!

LAST CHANCE THIS SPRING!

Mentoring 101

Wednesday May 9 5:30 – 7:30 

Questions? Contact Deidra at deidra@aacvc.org or 410-897-9207.


Be a Friend to the Animals

Friends of Anne Arundel County Animal Control, Inc., exists to help the thousands of homeless pets that arrive each year at this open-access shelter. It was formed by the shelter’s volunteers to do what this government-run shelter cannot do itself, such as, raise money, solicit in-kind assistance and promote the many good things being done by AACAC for needy pets both in and out of the shelter. Friends of AACAC provides the animals with thousands of dollars in food, vet visits, flea/tick medications and other fairly basic day-to-day comforts that are not covered by the shelter’s budget. Because the members of Friends of AACAC are shelter volunteers, they see its needs up close. Every day they see frightened animals that need their help – and yours. For more information and to volunteer, see web site at: http://www.faacac.org/get-involved/. Also, to contact Animal Control, call (410) 222-8900 and see www.aacounty.org/AnimalControl/.

Every Step Counts

Every Step Counts Walk, Bike, 5K Run will be Sat. June 9, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. This fun event is being held at Anne Arundel Community College. Many volunteers are needed to help make this day a success including: help with greeting, set-up, route support, food service and clean-up, and more; families and group volunteers are welcome. For more information and to register, visit the website at http://www.bellomachre.org and click on Events. For questions and to volunteer to help with the event, contact Michele Marshall, Manager of Outreach and Volunteer Services at Bello Machre at 443-702-3064 or michele.marshall@bellomachre.org; volunteers may also sign up online at https://bellomachre.org/you-can-help/volunteer/.

Be FIRST 

First in Maryland at the Universities Space Research Association: The mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting Mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. Volunteers power FIRST at every level, impacting more than 400,000 young people around the world each year. Whatever your expertise, FIRST has a volunteer opportunity for you. Whether you have a few weekend hours, the desire to mentor a team for a season, or want to work behind the scenes to help FIRST grow, opportunities abound for people who want to give back – helping to change lives, change our culture, and change the future. Visit https://www.firstinspires.org/ways-to-help/volunteer for more information about opportunities. Questions? Contact Teara Booker at tbooker@usra.edu.

Kids ‘n’ Kaboodle Children’s Fair

The 17th annual FREE fair for all the children of Annapolis is being held on Sat., Jun. 2, 2018 from 12 Noon-4:00 pm at the Weems-Whalen Ball Fields off Spa Road in Annapolis (Rain or Shine). The event is sponsored by the Chesapeake Children’s Museum with many other agencies participating. Volunteers and donations make this a day of creative fun and joyous laughter, with no cost for anything; Arts and Crafts, Hands on Career Stations, Games and Prizes, Free Food and Drinks, Live Animals, a Book Giveaway, Live Entertainment, and much, much more are offered. Volunteers are needed such as pony walkers, hamburger grillers, career exhibitors, face painters, game and craft facilitators, greeters, grounds people, and set up and clean up.Please call Deborah Wood at Chesapeake Children’s Museum: 410-990-1993 or email: debbie@theccm.org.
Volunteers are also needed on an ongoing basis throughout the year to help maintain museum exhibits, as a librarian, event coordinator, volunteer coordinator, handyman, museum docent, animal caretaker, and more. Contact Deborah Wood. The Museum is open from 10 a.m. – 4:00 daily. See website at www.theccm.org.

RISE for Autism

iCan! Shine Bike Camp for Individuals with Special Needs 2018

Monday-Friday, June 18-22 at Old Mill High School.
You can make a difference in the lives of individuals with special needs! Spend the week helping a camper learn to ride a bike independently for the first time! Camp runs June 18-22, 2018 with 5 sessions available each day between 8:15a.m.-4:50 p.m. – sign up for one or two daily sessions (90 minutes each). There is a volunteer orientation June 17, 2018 from 2:00-4:00pm. Please note – per iCan! Shine rules, all volunteers must be at least 15 years of age this year. This is a great opportunity to earn service hours. There will be walking and jogging required each day. Please wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. Sign up link: http://signup.com/go/oygPvtA  See website at https://www.riseforautism.org/.

Oyster Cage Cleaning

May 24 at 5pm, come out and helpOyster Recovery Partnership and Live Water Foundation clean the 50 oyster cages suspended from the docks of the South Annapolis Yacht Centre, Capital SUP Annapolis, 808 Boucher Ave. 10 – 15 volunteers needed! Be prepared to get a little dirty for a good cause cleaning up the creek. Bring gloves and shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty.

Oysters are a keystone species of the Chesapeake Bay, creating habitat and mini-ecosystems for juvenile crabs, fish, and eels. These oysters help to filter 50 gallons of water a day. Multiply that by 50 and we have 2,500 gallons of water being cleaned EACH DAY right here in Spa Creek!

Please Email Kevin@capitalsup.com for more information.

P.S. – When you do find out about a great volunteer opportunity from us, please tell our non-profit partner that we sent you.  Better yet, drop a quick note to info@aacvc.org and tell us how it went.

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Spring into some volunteering fun!5.3.18

Bike to School

May 9th is Bike to School Day. Bicycle Advocates for Annapolis & Anne Arundel County is seeking volunteers to bike along with kids to Arnold/Severna Park area schools in the morning and/or afternoon. To help out at this great event, e-mail bike2school@bikeaaa.org.


Welcome Visitors

 The Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Conference & Visitor’s Bureau is looking for new volunteers. Volunteers, age 21 and up, are needed at the 26 West St. Visitor Center and City Dock Information Booth to provide visitors with knowledgeable, appropriate, and current information to assist them in having the best possible experience. Our friendly volunteers provide visitors with materials, insights, and the lay of the land they need to make the best use of their time with us. Completion of a training program and a 3-month provisional period is required of new volunteers; along with a commitment to serve a four-hour shift at least three times per month. Shifts typically begin at 9:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. They especially need weekend volunteers. For more information, call 410-280-0445 x308 or visit web site at http://vaaac.org/about/ and scroll down to fill out the online application form.


JOIN US! (3)

Have you been thinking about getting more engaged in your community or wondered what is involved in becoming a mentor? Children in Annapolis and surrounding areas are in great need of mentors and positive role models. Please join us for one of our free upcoming Mentoring 101 sessions! The Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center, will be hosting 3 sessions this spring. Sign up and learn what it takes to be a mentor and meet representatives from some of the local organizations. We will help you register with the mentor program that is the best fit for you!

LAST CHANCE THIS SPRING!
Mentoring 101
Wednesday May 9 5:30 – 7:30

Questions? Contact Deidra at deidra@aacvc.org or 410-897-9207.


Resist the Weeds!

Anne Arundel Weed Resistance needs volunteers on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 5 – 7p.m. Come and help improve the environmental quality of Anne Arundel County by removing invasive species of plants! Kinder Farm Park at 1001 Kinder Farm Park Road, Millersville MD is currently plagued by many invasive plant and tree species such as Wisteria, Oriental Bittersweet, Multiflora Rose, Bradford Pear, Bamboo, and many others. If you would like to attend this workshop event and help improve the environmental quality of Kinder Farm Park, please dress for the weather and bring bottled water to avoid dehydration. Wear a long sleeve shirt, long pants, closed toe shoes, and a hat. Tools such as loppers, pruners, handsaws, and work gloves will be provided. You can bring and use your own tools if you have them. Sign up at www.aacvc.org/calendar. Questions? Contact annearundelwr@gmail.com.


First Sunday Arts Festival

The streets and parks on West and Calvert Streets in the downtown historic area will be filled with over 130 unique artists and crafters, live bands, dance, street performers, and international outdoor cafes for the 15th Annual First Sunday Arts Festival. The dates for 2018 are the first Sunday in the months May through November from 11:00 am-5:00 pm. Admission is free. Volunteers are needed to help on each Sunday between the hours of 7:00 am-10:00 am and 5:00pm-7:00pm with set-up and take down of traffic cones, electric, signage and to assist the coordinator. Contact Erik Evans at: erik@firstsundayarts.com  for more information and to volunteer. See web site at: www.firstsundayarts.com/


Party For Life

Sunday, May 20, 2018, 12:30 – 5:00 p.m. The Maryland Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is proud to announce the 8th Annual Party for Life on Sunday, May 20, 2018 to be held at Kurtz’s Beach in Pasadena, MD. This is your invitation to buy a ticket, donate, become a sponsor, and join the fight to stop suicide by making mental health a priority. This is a family event for all ages. Children under 6 years are free. Please join this celebration of life! For more information, visit website www.aacvc.org/calendar. Questions? Email kolbrich@afsp.org.
AFSP is also looking for volunteers to help plan annual community walk in Annapolis on Sept. 22, 2018, and to help with resources, merchandise, setup, clean-up, and route support day of Walk. See web site at https://afsp.org/Annapolis for more information and to volunteer.


Teach a Kid to Ride

60 Volunteers Needed 

Mon.- Fri., June 18-22, 2018, 8:15 a.m. – 4:50 p.m., Third Annual iCan! Shine Bike Camp. RISE for Autism is hosting its third annual camp for individuals with special needs at Old Mill High School, 600 Patriot Lane, Millersville, MD. Volunteers are needed to commit to at least one session each day, Monday through Friday as a spotter to help the campers learn to ride a bike independently for the first time! There are five 1.5 hr. shifts to choose from. Spotters should be physically fit to jog or run alongside riders, especially the last couple of days of camp when campers are riding independently.  This is the perfect opportunity to make an immediate difference in the lives of individuals with special needs! There are still 60 volunteer slots open. For every volunteer, one more child will gain the freedom of riding a bike. Register online at https://www.riseforautism.org/volunteer.html. Questions? Contact Shannon at smajoros@riseforautism.orgwww.riseforautism.org 


ESOL Audience Volunteers

Volunteers are needed at North County High School (10 E. 1st Avenue, Glen Burnie, MD) to serve as an audience for ESOL students on Fri., June 8, 2018: 8:20- 9:00 a.m. and/or 9:15 – 10:45 a.m. ESOL students have been learning about roller coasters and physics. We need audience member volunteers to listen to student presentations. If interested, please contact Morgan Heymann at mheymann@aacps.org or express interest at: http://www.aacvc.org/calendar


Touchstones Discussion Project

The Touchstones® Vision: Touchstones believes in a world where people of all backgrounds, beliefs, and ideologies engage in mindful and collaborative discussion to address complex local and global issues. The Touchstones® Mission: Touchstones builds critical thinking, communication, and leadership skills through respectful and engaging discussion-based programs. Volunteers are being sought to serve as a Volunteer Coordinator, to lead community discussions, and to perform light office duties, including helping with newsletter mailings. For more information and to volunteer, contact Jennifer Macris at jm@touchstones.org or 410-604-3309. www.touchstones.org.


P.S. – When you do find out about a great volunteer opportunity from us, please tell our non-profit partner that we sent you. Better yet, drop a quick note to info@aacvc.org and tell us how it went.
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