Volunteer with your Family
While our calendars get busier and busier, it’s important to find time together as a family. Volunteering is one of the best ways families can spend time together – strengthening families, strengthening communities, and instilling a lifelong commitment to service.
See below for ideas or our website for more. http://www.aacvc.org.
Give the gift of time!
The Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center now has a Holiday Volunteer Guide listing volunteer opportunities through December 2017! Volunteering is a way to support your favorite cause. Gifts of time and in-kind donations can be pivotal at this time of year for the charities listed in the Holiday Volunteer Guide. You can receive a FREE copy of the Holiday Volunteer Guide via e-mail by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. This new Holiday Volunteer Guide is also posted on the Volunteer Center’s Website: www.aacvc.org/Resources and can be downloaded for FREE. Many of the organizations listed in the guide also have listed their wish lists for donations.
Hanging of the Greens
Volunteers are needed for Hanging of the Greens in downtown Annapolis from 7:00 am – 5pm on Saturday, December 2, 2017. This Holiday event is sponsored by the Annapolis Jaycees 20’s & 30’s Networking and Social Group. Volunteers will work in teams of 5-10 on assigned sections of local downtown Annapolis businesses to wrap Christmas lights around greenery and hang the greens/lights along with wreaths and ribbons. For more details and to sign up for the event, please visit:
https://www.meetup.com/Annapolis-Jaycees/events/243442724/ or email email@example.com with any questions.
Give a Gift and a Smile
All during the month of December 2017, individual volunteers, or groups of volunteers, are needed to sponsor one of the folks in Bello Machre homes by providing gifts from their “Wish Lists” for Christmas. Donations of gift cards to Target, Walmart, JC Penny, etc. would also be appreciated; in addition donations of Christmas Dinner Baskets filled with non-perishable foods are needed for both the community homes and support services families in need. Volunteer help with decorating homes for Christmas, planning a Christmas Party, and shoveling snow are also needed.
There is a continuing need for volunteers to help adults with development disabilities improve their reading skills, as well as volunteers to help at the front desk. For more information, and to volunteer contact Michele Marshall, Manager of Outreach and Volunteer Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-702-3064. If you have a day or even a few hours – your support will bring a smile to someone’s face. Visit the web site at: http://bellomachre.org/you-can-help/volunteer for more information and to submit an online application.
Join a Helpful Network
The North County Emergency Outreach Network (NCEON) in cooperation with area churches helps persons in the community in need of crisis assistance because of evictions, utility turn-off notices, emergency prescription needs, food pantry or other services. NCEON needs occasional volunteers to staff the office, stock shelves, bag food for the pantry and donate food and other items for the pantry. Get your group to sponsor a food drive or pick up a few extra items when you shop and drop them off at NCEON. Call 410-766-1826 or stop by 304 5th Avenue SE, Glen Burnie, MD 21061. See web site at: https://nceonglenburnie.wixsite.com/nceon-1.
Winter Relief Program, mid-October through early April-Rotating Locations
Monday Evening, November 20, 2017: Mt. Zion Church in Eastport is hosting members of our community experiencing homelessness during the week of Thanksgiving. They are short two volunteers to spend the night on the Monday before the holiday. If you can help this wonderful program during this holiday season, please contact Jean Adams at 410-212-9105.
About 70 Houses of Worship and a dozen partnering churches will provide sheltering sites together with Arundel House of Hope to support a shelter program from late October until early April. For one week at a time, participating churches host men and women in need of a hot meal and shelter for the night and breakfast the next morning. The Winter Relief Program needs volunteers to assist at the Intake Center at 514 N. Crain Hwy. in Glen Burnie and to be transportation escorts for showers for our guests. For more information, please call 410-863-4888 ext. 112 or email Pam Biddlecomb, Winter Relief Program Director, at email@example.com.
More Mock Interviewers
Volunteers are needed to conduct Mock Interviews and provide Career Guidance for all 11th-grade students at Meade High on Mon. – Thurs., Dec. 18-21 from 7:40 am to 2:20pm. Help them cultivate real world experience, taking the topics introduced in 11th-grade English of résumé writing, interviewing, and networking and practicing them with YOU, our community partners. You can sign up for a few hours or volunteer all day. To register visit: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c49abad29abf85-meade1/22901594. Contact Jim Hopper, firstname.lastname@example.org, with questions.
Maryland Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division
Are you interested in learning about your rights as a consumer? Would you like to help other Maryland consumers resolve their complaints with retail businesses, landlords or health care providers? Volunteers and interns are trained and work 8 – 10 hours per week at the Consumer Protection Division at 200 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, as complaint mediators and to provide information over the Division’s consumer hotline. For more information, e-mail email@example.com, call 410-576-6358 or visit website: www.oag.state.md.us/Consumer/volunteer.htm.
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.
Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center | 410.897.9207 | email@example.com