Happy National Volunteer Week!
Every Step Counts
Sat. June 9, 2018, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Every Step Counts Walk, Bike, 5K Run: 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org; volunteers may also sign up online at https://bellomachre.org/you-can-help/volunteer/
The Anne Arundel County Food and Resource Bank is looking for volunteers to sort food and re-pack Government surplus items at their facility in Crownsville. There is no heavy lifting involved and this is a great individual or group volunteer activity (good for team building as well). Volunteers are needed between the hours of 9am and 3pm, Monday through Friday. Help your community, get volunteer credit (if you need it), and have fun! For more information or to volunteer, call the Food Bank at 410-923-4255. https://aafoodbank.org/
ONE SEAT LEFT!
Anne Arundel – Annapolis Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) has announced its 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, April 27 from 6pm-9pm, Sat., April 28 from 8am-5pm, and Sun., April 29, 2017 from 8am-3pm at the Fire Training Academy in Millersville. A disaster simulation will be held on Saturday, May 5, 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 May 5, contact email@example.com.
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!
Questions? Contact Deidra at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-897-9207.
Protecting Land Forever
Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) is looking for volunteers who are passionate about land conservation to work in the office or in the field as Land Steward Volunteers. As one of the oldest and most successful land trusts, MET has protected more than 133,000 acres with more than 1,077 conservation easements. Each conservation easement is protected forever and requires yearly visual assessments to monitor for compliance.
They have two opportunities available:
1) Office Volunteer:
Volunteers are needed at the office in Crownsville, MD to work on a wide variety of projects that can be tailored to each volunteer’s skills and interests. Possible activities include creating ArcGIS maps, filing, scanning, photo management, helping with mailings, writing and editing articles, and more. Volunteers typically commit one day a week in our office with flexible hours;
2) Land Steward Volunteers
visit protected properties to document changes using a short monitoring form and photographs. Conservation easements are throughout the state of Maryland, allowing Volunteers to choose their geographical preference. Volunteers should be over 20 years of age, physically able to walk rugged terrain and have their own transportation and camera. A one day training required.
For more information and a downloadable Volunteer Application, visit the website at: http://dnr.maryland.gov/met/Pages/volunteer.aspx or contact Volunteer Coordinator at 410-697-9522 or email@example.com
Rise for Autism
Monday-Friday, June 18-22, 2018, iCan! Shine Bike Camp for Individuals with Special Needs 2018;
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. at Old Mill High School in Millersville, MD- sign up for one or two daily sessions (90 minutes each). There is a volunteer orientation June 17, 2018 from 2:00-4:00pm. 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. Sign up link: http://signup.com/go/oygPvtA See website at https://www.riseforautism.org/.
Be A Mentor
Seeds 4 Success is a community-based non-profit organization located in Annapolis that believes every child in Annapolis has the opportunity to build a bright future. Celebrating their 10th year anniversary, they deliver quality academic programs to children in 3rd-12th grade living in low-income communities and provide 1:1 mentor and tutor relationships. Be a part of S4S’s amazing team of volunteers dedicated to supporting and guiding young people in a 1:1 relationship as a mentor or academic success coach! Mentors and coaches support their mentees and tutees by helping them reach positive academic, career and personal goals. Training and connection to a support staff are provided to all volunteers. Contact Kacey Wyman, Volunteer Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more. https://www.s4sannapolis.org/
Stand Up for Clean Water
Join Varuna Aveda Salon and Spa for their 10th Annual Earth Month Event to Stand UP for Clean Water!
Sunday, April 29th 5pm-8pm at Varuna Aveda 1 Park Place Annapolis, MD.
All proceeds that evening will go to American Rivers to clean and protect our local chapter and are tax deductible! (americanrivers.org)
The event will include a live broadcasting of the event by WRNR, live music by Swamp Candy, local vendors/artists, silent auction, light fare, and more! Specials during the event include 20% off all Aveda products (while supplies last) and gift card specials. $5 donation for entry goes to support American Rivers.
The Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden, Annapolis’s only free public garden is looking for folks who would be interested in joining their volunteer staff as shop keepers in their small gift shop. The shop is open Mon – Fri. 9:00 – 3p.m. Shifts are just 2 hours each and can be once a week or once a month depending on the volunteer’s interest. The shop is located in the Tawes State Office building across from the Navy Marine Corps stadium on Taylor Avenue in Annapolis. Retail experience is not required. If you are interested in meeting new people in pleasant surroundings then contact the garden manager at 410-260-8184 or by email at email@example.com to set up a time to see the shop. http://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/pages/voltawes.aspx
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us how it went.
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