Give by Volunteering! 11.16.17

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 info@aacvc.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 jayceeshog@gmail.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 michele.marshall@bellomachre.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

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 pbiddlecomb@arundelhoh.org.


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, jhopper@aacps.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 volunteer@oag.state.md.us, 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 info@aacvc.org and tell us how it went.
Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center | 410.897.9207 | info@aacvc.org

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Where will Volunteering take YOU? – 11.9.17

Where will Volunteering take YOU?

The leaves are changing and it’s finally getting cold, so it must be Fall! This is the time of year when we see so many new volunteer opportunities. But don’t think of volunteering as a one time thing because you never know what path that experience could lead to. You just have to take the first step.
See below for ideas or our website for more.

 Let’s get those hands moving!

Bello Marche needs volunteers at their main office at 7765 Freetown Rd. in Glen Burnie, MD 21060 on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm to help stuff and seal 5000 envelopes for their annual holiday fundraising appeal. Your time will make all the difference to folks served by Bello Machre. Two shifts are available: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. or 1:00-4:00 p.m. Please sign up HERE.  Contact Michele at 443-702-3064 or Michele.Marshall@bellomachre.org with questions.

Resist the weeds! 

Anne Arundel Weed Resistance’s mission is to empower and enable individuals and groups within the county to have a positive influence on the health and sustainability of the forests and natural areas in their communities. They are seeking volunteers that are interested in the removal and management practice of invasive species of plants.
Sat, November 11, 2017 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Weed Warriors Training:Volunteers interested in learning about weed resistance are invited to attend this training session being held at the Odenton Regional Library, 1325 Annapolis Rd, Odenton, MD 21113. When attending events, please bring your work gloves, hat, water, bug spray, sunscreen, and pruners and loppers if you have them. Tools will be available to borrow for those who don’t have them. Dress for the weather, including closed-toe shoes. After a brief presentation and discussion, you’ll walk, discuss invasive plant species we encounter, and practice removal techniques.
Sign up online at: www.aacvc.org/OpportunityCalendar. Web site at https://www.anne-arundel-weed-resistance.org/.  Questions?  Contact Alisha Parzanese at volunteer@anne-arundel-weed-resistance.org or 443-534-8551.

Give the gift of music! 

Music 4 More, a nonprofit that repairs and recycles musical instruments to school music programs and music therapy programs for veterans is looking for volunteers to help with their Book Fair at Barnes and Nobles Annapolis on December 12 between 9AM-9PM. Volunteers are needed to wrap gifts and staff a booth in the store. Flexible shifts are available throughout the day.
They are also looking for businesses that would be drop off locations for incoming instrument donations and volunteers to help with donation pickups and deliveries. For more information contact Deidra info@music4more.org or 443-257-2582. See website at: http://www.music4more.org/.

Charm School 

Charm School’s mission is to maximize the potential of young adults by providing enriching and entertaining experiences to boost their self-esteem, personal presentation, and professional image. Volunteers are needed to serve in a variety of positions to help as greeters or receptionist, in customer service, public relations/marketing, grant writing, photography and teaching. For more information and to volunteer, contact Prof. Cheryl Higgins at 240-354-4220 or acharmschool@aol.comhttp://www.acharmschool.com/

Mock Interviewers Needed

Volunteers are needed to conduct
Mock Interviews and provide Career Guidance for all 11th-grade students at various high schools.  Help them cultivate real world experience, taking the topics introduced in 11th-grade English of résumé writing, interviewing, and networking and practicing them with an adult from outside the school.  You can sign up for a few hours or volunteer all day. Instructions and sample questions are provided.
Annapolis High School – December 11-13 from 7:30 am to 2:15pm.  To register visit: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4ea9a929abfb6-annapolis/22901594. Contact Becky Hogan, rhogan@aacps.org, with questions.
Southern High School, 4400 Solomons Island Road, Harwood – Tues. Dec. 12 (Two shifts are available: 7:30 am – 8:50 am or 9:35-10:55 am); Wed., Dec. 13 (Four shifts available between 7:30 am-2:15 pm), and ; Thurs., Dec. 14 (Three shifts available between 7:30 am – 12:20 pm).  To register visit:http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4faeab2fa4f58-southern1. Contact Jenn Osterfeld, jenn@mzumc.com, with questions.
Arundel High School, 1001 Annapolis Road, Gambrills –  Nov. 30 & Dec 1, 2017: three shifts are available between the hours of 9:35 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b44aeac22a1fd0-mock.  To sign up contact Sherri Billheimer at SBillheimer@AACPS.org.

Join in the Conference

Sat., Nov. 18, 2017 8:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m., “Make the Most of Your Moments” Conference: Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Office of School & Family Partnerships, invite those who have or work with children in AA County Schools to attend a Family Involvement Conference being held at Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD 21012. Join us to learn more about how families and schools can work together for the success of all children. A keynote speaker will kick off the morning and then will be followed by your choice of 2 breakout sessions from 11 different topics of interest to those who have or work with children from preschool through high school. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Spanish interpreters will be present. For other language requests, please call 410-222-5417. Limited child care is available for children ages 3 – 12. Pre-registration for child care is required; call 410-222-5309. Registration for the event is also required at www.aacps.org/conference.  Questions? Contact Anne Weaver at 410-222-5414 or AWEAVER1@AACPS.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.
Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center | 410.897.9207 | info@aacvc.org

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“Fall” into Something New; 11.2.17

AACPS & AVID Tutoring 

AVID Tutor Training is being held Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; Tues., Jan. 9, 12-3 p.m.; and, Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The 3-hour sessions are held alternately at the Board of Education (Parham Building) on Riva Rd. in Annapolis and the Carver Center in Gambrills; AVID tutors are needed to facilitate small groups of students during the AVID Tutorials. These students have gone through an application process and have been selected to participate in the AVID Program at their respective school. Tutors will help students be successful by assisting them with problem-solving techniques, working collaboratively with other students, and serving as role models. AVID tutors, age 18 and up, volunteer for a minimum of one hour per week, during regular school hours, at one of our AVID sites. AVID tutors would commit to at least one semester of tutoring in one of our 19 middle schools or 12 high schools. For more information about the program and to sign up for training, contact: Dot Arida at 410-222-5458 X1 or DARIDA@AACPS.org and visit website: http://www.aacps.org/avid.

Spanish Speakers Needed 

Spanish-speaking volunteers are needed
one morning a week for the Organization of Hispanics/Latin Americans of Anne Arundel County, located in the office of Social Services at 80 West Street in Annapolis. Help is given to clients in completing Social Services applications for medical assistance, financial assistance, supplemental nutrition assistance and job opportunities, among others, and to make phone calls to English speakers such as doctors, utility companies, Medicare, potential employers, etc. The staff also acts as interpreters during short interviews with case workers. Anyone interested in helping this good cause, for just one morning a week, please contact Pat at pcmuth@msn.com or 410-263-6938.

30,000 Trees ! Oh my! 

St. Luke’s Restoration of Nature project needs you! They will be removing invasive vegetation and planting thousands of native plants, shrubs, and trees. This project is in conjunction with the Anne Arundel Watershed Stewards Academy.
Upcoming workdays are 9 am to 3 pm, on Saturday Nov.4, Thursday Nov. 9 and Friday November 10, but any volunteer time (even an hour) is appreciated. Bring your gloves, shovel, and refillable water bottles. Restrooms available.

On November 4, they will also be joined by midshipmen from the U. S. Naval Academy.  For more info contact Daniel Walton:443-801-5222 or danielwalton390@gmail.com.  See the Facebook page for the progress so far: www.facebook.com/restorationofnature.


Jug Bay Post Turkey Trail 5K 

Saturday, November 25, 2017, 7:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Volunteers are needed for course monitoring, registration, refreshments, lining the course and as cheerleaders! This is a great opportunity for individuals and groups to come out and support their community.

Shifts available 7am – until events ends (around noon). Contact: Colleen Joseph rpjose22@aacounty.org or 410-222-7313.

For more information on participation in this event please visit the web at www.aacounty.org/recparks.

S.O.S

The Office of the Secretary of State (SOS) is in need of volunteers to join their team. They are seeking individuals with strong customer service skills to assist with basic Administrative duties including: data entry, scanning, scheduling, Internet research, etc. Training is available.
Come join the friendly, high energy staff and be a part of the inner workings of this important government office! To learn more about SOS and how they are improving lives every day, visit www.sos.maryland.gov. You’ll be amazed! The office is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and a minimum time commitment of one (1) or more 2-4 hour shifts weekly is expected. Contact Michael Schlein at 410-260-3863 or Michael.Schlein@Maryland.gov for more information.

Help for the holidays

All during the month of November 2017, individual volunteers, or groups of volunteers, are needed to rake leaves and to decorate Bello Machre homes for Thanksgiving.  Also, donations of Thanksgiving Dinner Baskets filled with non-perishable foods are needed for both the community homes and support services families in need. Donations of grocery store gift cards would also be appreciated. There is a continuing need for volunteers to help adults with development disabilities improve their reading skills, time commitment of one hour per week minimum, as well as volunteers to help at our front desk, answering phones and helping with other light administrative duties, For more information, and to volunteer or make donations, contact Michele Marshall, Manager of Outreach and Volunteer Services, at michele.marshall@bellomachre.orgor 443-702-3064.
Visit the web site at: http://bellomachre.org/you-can-help/volunteer for more information and to submit an online application.

Serving People Across Neighborhoods  

 SPAN in cooperation with area churches help persons in their community in need of crisis assistance because of evictions, utility turn-off notices, emergency medical or prescription needs, food pantry or other services. Span needs volunteers to staff the office, work in the food pantry, Monday and Wednesday mornings 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 SPAN Mon – Thurs, 10 am – 2 pm. One-time projects such as painting, cleaning windows, moving pantry shelves are also available.  Contact us at 410-647-0889 or SPANhelps@yahoo.com  / website: www.spanhelps.org.


Turkey Trot 5K 

Thursday, November 23, 2017, 6:00 – 10:30 am,Turkey Trot 5K Run: The Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot Charity 5K is a family event that raises urgently needed funds to support children and families in Central Maryland. There are seven 5k’s across the region: Baltimore City, Arnold, Bel Air, Ellicott City, Towson, Westminster, and Perry Hall.

They have a variety of opportunities on Thanksgiving morning including:1. Volunteer Coordinator 2. Set-up; 3. Race registration; 4. Packet Pick-up; 5. Food/Beverage Table; 6. Course Post; 7. Mile Sign Holder; 8. Water Station; 9. Clean-up/Breakdown; 10. Odd Job Runner; 11. Finish Line Assistant; 12. Photographer; and, 13. Parking/Traffic Attendant.
See website for more info and to register at https://ymdturkeytrot.org/volunteer/.  If you’re a group interested in volunteering please contact Eric Somerville ericsomerville@ymaryland.orgfor more information.

 


Mock Interviewers Needed

Old Mill High School, 

November 16-17, 2017

Volunteers are needed to conduct Mock Interviews and provide Career Guidance for 11th-grade students at Old Mill High School on November 16-17 from 7:30 am to 2:15pm.  Help them cultivate real world experience, taking the topics introduced in 11th-gradeEnglish 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/20f0d49a8a62ea3fd0-oldmill2. Contact Josh White, jtwhite@aacps.org, with questions.


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.
Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center | 410.897.9207| info@aacvc.org www.aacvc.org
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Volunteers Needed for Homeless Resource Day *this Saturday* 10.26.17

100 Volunteer Guides Needed

Homeless Resource Day is an annual County event to help those without permanent housing access the numerous services they need to become more self-sufficient and seek permanent housing. Saturday, October 28, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Volunteers, age 18+, are to needed serve as Guides for Anne Arundel County’s 10th Annual Homeless Resource Day being held at Glen Burnie High School, 7550 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. This is a “one-day, one stop” opportunity for individuals and families experiencing homelessness to receive a variety of services. The community’s support is an important part of the effort to address issues confronting homeless individuals and families.
Be a part of this unique initiative to eliminate homelessness in Anne Arundel County. Each volunteer will be paired with a homeless guest to guide them through the services. 3 volunteer shifts are available, 9:30-1:30 and 11:30-3:30 as guides; and 3-5pm for breakdown. You do not have to commit the entire day. This is truly a fulfilling volunteer experience. Visit the website for more info and to register: http://www.aacounty.org/hrd. Questions? Contact 410-269-4749 or justin.bieler@maryland.gov.

Please consider helping out at this important event!


Lights on the Bay

 The SPCA of Anne Arundel County is hosting Lights on the Bay for the first time! And they are looking for a little help to make it a success. They need 20 people on Sat, October 28th and Sunday the 29th and Sat, November 4th and Sunday the 5th, from 9am to 3pm at Sandy Point State Park, to help set up lights, make sure everything is working and to change bulbs. No training is needed and you don’t have to commit to the whole day. Contact Jessica atjessica.barlow@aacspca.org  or (813) 523-3418 to volunteer.


Mentoring Changes Lives 

Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, 6 – 8 PM,

Box of Rain invites those interested in learning about mentoring and a new Navigating Futures Mentoring Program to attend this session at Heritage Baptist Church, 1740 Forest Dr., Annapolis, MD. If you’re looking to make a big difference in a child’s life and can commit 4-6 hours a month of 1:1 volunteer time, consider becoming a Charting Careers Navigator. Box of Rain’s Charting Careers program serves 100 children from Annapolis public and subsidized housing in grades 5 through 12.  Questions? Contact Education Director Renee Sherwood at rsherwood@boxofrainannapolis.org.


Outreach Coordinators Needed

OHLA (Organization of Hispanics/Latin Americans of Anne Arundel County)

OHLA provides support, education and relief services to immigrant Hispanic-American families. Volunteers serve as Outreach Coordinators bridging existing gaps in areas such as health, jobs and other services needed by the community.  Bi-lingual volunteers staff the Annapolis office located in the Community Resource Center at 80 West St., and assist Hispanic constituents with many issues ranging from immigration to interpreter services, training provided.  Volunteers must be age 18 and up and some computer skills are preferred but not necessary. Contact Tony Gamboa at 410-269-4421 or email itgamboa@me.com.


Maryland State Archives

 The Maryland State Archives offers a variety of programs for volunteers to help assist Archives’ staff. They can generally accommodate as many or as few hours as you would like to volunteer. Flexible scheduling, Monday through Friday between 8:30 and 4:00. To volunteer at the Archives or obtain more information about the program, contact us at msa.helpdesk@maryland.gov or phone: MD toll free (800) 235-4045 or (410) 260-6400. You may also download the volunteer application and return it to the Archives in person or via US Mail. You will be contacted shortly thereafter. Internships are also available. Training is provided. See web site for an application form and further information at:   http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/refserv/html/volunprogram.html#.


Opportunities Industrialization Center  

Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) Of Anne Arundel County

This nonprofit agency provides job training and placement services to low income, unemployed and underemployed residents of Anne Arundel County.  A wide variety of volunteers are needed to assist and or teach basic computer, GED Preparations, English as a Second Language (ESL), resume writing, math skills, writing skills, job skills, job interviewing classes and much more. OIC is in need of volunteers to form a pool of instructors for our GED Prep classes. Office volunteers are also needed at the 2600 Solomons Island Road location. They have a need for skilled people to get the program into the social media world, i.e., Facebook, Youtube, Linkedin. Contact Ed Greene 443-433-5894 or ed.oicaaco@comcast.net.


Wreaths Across Annapolis 

Annapolis National Cemetery, December 16, 2017

Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit, was formed as an extension of the Arlington Wreath Project in 1992.  Last year, Annapolis National Cemetery had a wreath on every single gravesite, it was breathtaking.  This was possible through the hard work and generosity from individuals, organizations and businesses.  There are approximately 3000 graves at Annapolis National Cemetery and the goal this year is to do it again – to have a wreath for each gravesite.

Wreath donations are being sought: www.wreathsacrossamerica.org to sponsor a wreath for $15; designate the wreath to the Annapolis National Cemetery, Friends of Annapolis. Also, volunteers are needed the day of the ceremony to lay wreaths on the graves. Contact Kristina Seidel at seidelclan@verizon.netor 410-353-5551 or Stuart Rice at srice429@gmail.com  for details and to volunteer.


Mock Interviewers Needed

 Annapolis High School,  December 11-13, 2017

Volunteers are needed to conduct Mock Interviews and provide Career Guidance for 11th-grade students at Severna Park High on December 11-13 from 7:30 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/20f0b4ea9a929abfb6-annapolis/22901594. Contact Becky Hogan, rhogan@aacps.org, with questions.


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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WNAV Volunteer Voice, Hope For All 10.18.17

Listen to our Volunteer Voice from 10/18 on WNAV featuring the Hope For All.

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So Many Reasons to Volunteer 10.18.17

There are so many reasons to volunteer. To help others, to brighten a community, or to make the change you want to see in the world. Whatever the reason, the work of volunteers is important. We aim to help you find your own answer. See the many ways to get involved below, or check out our website for more. http://www.aacvc.org


Light Up the Bay  

The SPCA of Anne Arundel County is hosting

Lights on the Bay for the first time! And they are looking for a little help to make it a success. They need 20 people on Sat, October 28th and Sunday the 29th and Sat, November 4th and Sunday the 5th, from 9am to 3pm at Sandy Point State Park, to help set up lights, make sure everything is working and change bulbs. No training is needed and you don’t have to commit to the whole day. Contact Jessica at jessica.barlow@aacspca.org or (813) 523-3418 to volunteer.


Here Comes Winter!  

During the month of October volunteers are needed to help prepare Bello Machre homes for the cold weather season. Tasks include raking leaves, planting fall flowers, help with planning for a Halloween party, and help with decorating homes for Halloween. Also needed are volunteers to help adults with development disabilities improve their reading skills-time commitment of one hour per week minimum. In addition, we need volunteers to help at the front desk, answering phones and other light administrative duties. For more information and to volunteer, contact Michele Marshall, Manager of Outreach and Volunteer Services, at michele.marshall@bellomachre.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.


The Family Tree

 The Family Tree’s mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect by providing family support and education that promote well-being among Maryland families.

Volunteers, over 18, are needed for child nurturers to create a safe, structured, weekly Children’s Program in north Anne Arundel County.   Volunteers, over 21, are needed as parent educators in North and South Counties to co-teach a Positive Parenting Course in 12-week intervals.  Volunteers, over 21, are needed to run the “tot-line”, which is an emergency response (medical or otherwise) resource for parents with children under the age of 5; volunteers with experience/training in child development are preferred.  For further information about the “tot-line” and all volunteer opportunities, please visit the website https://www.familytreemd.org/get-involved/volunteer/ or call 410-889-2300 for more information.


Halloween Haunted Trail

Fourth Annual Sandy Point State Park Halloween Haunted Trail, Oct. 27, 2017

Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, 6:00-9:00 p.m., Halloween Haunted Trail: This family friendly event being held at Sandy Point State Park, 1100 E. College Parkway, Annapolis, MD. There will be a Haunted Trail, Games, and a Hayride. Note: the trails are not stroller or wheel chair friendly, and may not be suitable for young children. Reservations are required: reserve your spot today by calling 410-974-2149. Option: bring canned goods to donate to Maryland Charity Campaign.

Volunteers are needed prior to the event to help with setting up scenes along the trail as well as to help with activities during the event. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Ranger Nancy Gardner nancy.gardner@maryland.gov for more information and to volunteer.


Help Give Hope  

Hope For All needs volunteers to help Tuesdays-Thursdays, between 8:30 am and 3 pm, assisting with pickups and deliveries of furniture, clothing, and other donations, to help needy families in Anne Arundel County.  Days are open even if only one a week. Please call 410-766-0372 or 443-867-0977 or email hopeforall72@gmail.com or www.hopeforall.us/volunteer.


Volunteer Guides Needed  for

Homeless Resource Day 

Saturday, October 28, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Volunteers, age 18+, are to needed  serve as Guides for Anne Arundel County’s 10th Annual Homeless Resource Day being held at Glen Burnie High School, 7550 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. This is a “one-day, one stop” opportunity for individuals and families experiencing homelessness to receive a variety of services. The community’s support is an important part of the effort to address issues confronting homeless individuals and families. Be a part of this unique initiative to eliminate homelessness in Anne Arundel County. Each volunteer will be paired with a homeless guest to guide them through the services. 2 volunteer shifts are available, you do not have to commit the entire day. This is truly a fulfilling volunteer experience.  Visit the website to register at www.aacounty.org/hrd. Questions? Contact 410-269-4749 or justin.bieler@maryland.gov.


Do you love wine or travel? 

 PLEASE JOIN US !

On Friday, October 27th at 6:30 pm, the Volunteer Center is hosting

Cheers for Volunteers. This our 1st Annual Around the World Wine Tasting and Travel Auction and will be held at Renditions Golf in Davidsonville.  Tickets are only $65 per person and we would love to see some of you there. Fundraising is hard, but we are trying to make it fun.  Please join us for good food, good wine, a chance to bid on incredible trips and some fun and games.

Tickets must be purchased by 10/23.

For more info and to purchase tickets go to: www.aacvc.org/cheers. 


Mock Interviewers Needed

 Severna Park High School, 

December 11-13, 2017

Volunteers are needed to conduct Mock Interviews and provide Career Guidance for 11th-grade students at Severna Park High on December 11-13 from 7:30 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/10c0e4eaca72da2fd0-sphs2. Contact Nancy Jackson, ngjackson@aacps.org, with questions.


Protect the Land Forever

Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) is looking for volunteers who are passionate about land conservation to work in our 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.

1) Office Volunteer: Volunteers are needed at the office in Crownsville, MD to work on a wide variety of projects.

2) Land Steward Volunteer: Land Steward Volunteers visit protected properties to document changes using a short monitoring form and photographs. 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 at the Crownsville office is 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 410-697-9523 or david.minges@maryland.gov.


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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Press Release: Cheers for Volunteers 10.17.17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10/17/2017

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY VOLUNTEER CENTER CELEBRATES ITS FIRST ANNUAL CHEERS FOR VOLUNTEERS EVENT

Around the World Wine Tasting and Travel Auction

Friday, October 27, 2017, 6:30pm at Renditions Golf in Davidsonville, MD

 

Annapolis, MD: The Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center (AACVC), the premier volunteer connector in Anne Arundel County, is thrilled to announce its first annual “Cheers for Volunteers” fundraising event, to be held on Friday, October 27, 2017, at 6:30pm at Renditions Golf in Davidsonville, Maryland. Ticket purchasers will enjoy wine tastings from 5 different regions around the world, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and fun games with prizes. Attendees will also enjoy a silent travel auction, which will include wonderful trips for two (airfare included and no blackout dates) to Tuscany, France, Costa Rica, Spain-Barcelona & Mallorca, among other amazing destinations around the world.

Tickets are $65.00. For more information about Cheers for Volunteers and to purchase tickets, please go to: http://www.aacvc.org/cheers

Proceeds of the event will help support the AACVC, whose mission it is to inspire, strengthen and improve the community of Anne Arundel County by supporting non-profits, coordinating volunteers, and building coalitions with local businesses.

About AACVC: The AACVC is the premier volunteer connector in Anne Arundel County and the City of Annapolis. Annually, the AACVC helps more than 4,000 individuals, families, corporate and community groups find volunteer opportunities at 360+ community organizations each year. 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.

These volunteers create more than $2 Million of value added to our community in volunteer time per year. For every 1 hour we’re open we generate 50 hours of service and for every $1 donated, we give back $20.00 in volunteer time to the community.

 

Cheers

 

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