10 Ways to Volunteer in Anne Arundel County 4.19.18

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 michele.marshall@bellomachre.org; volunteers may also sign up online at https://bellomachre.org/you-can-help/volunteer/


 Food Bank

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 bjmorgenstern@comcast.net.


JOIN US! (2)

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!

Mentoring 101
Saturday April 28 8:30 – 10:30

Mentoring 101
Wednesday May 9 5:30 – 7:30

Questions? Contact Deidra at deidra@aacvc.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 wendy.hershey1@maryland.gov


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  kacey.wyman@s4sannapolis.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.


Tawes Garden

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 jay.myers@maryland.gov 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 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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Spring into Volunteering 4.10.18

Dig in the Dirt

Join the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center for their Saturday Archaeology Dig Day! Saturday, April 21, 2018, 9:30AM to 12PM and 1PM to 3:30PM. Come learn about SERC’s environmental archaeology program and help excavate the current site. Be an archaeologist for a day as you dig and sieve sediments in search of artifacts, and participate in real, ongoing archaeological research. Individuals, families, small groups. Volunteers must be at least 10 years old to participate. Younger volunteers may be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult. Register at http://www.aacvc.org/calendar. Contact Alison Cawood at: CawoodA@si.edu.


Relay for Life

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life in North Anne Arundel County will be May 19, 2018, 2:00 PM – Midnight. The event is being held at Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Dept., 161 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park. For more information, contact Judith Keeler at judith.keeler@cancer.org or 443-306-3556. For more details: Relayforlife.org/northaacountymd.

The South Anne Arundel County event will be Friday, June 1st, starting at 6PM at South River High School, 201 Central Ave. East, Edgewater. For more information, contact Nancy Miller, nancy.miller@cancer.org or (512) 490-8764. For more details: Relayforlife.org/southaacountymd.

Relays for Life are fun-filled activities that mobilizes communities across the country to celebrate survivorship, remember those who lost their lives to cancer, and raise money for the fight against cancer. Many volunteers, mature teens and older, are needed to assist at each site with a variety of tasks, including setting up each field the day of the event and break down following each event. See website for more information and to sign-up at: https://www.cancer.org/involved/volunteer/relay-for-life.html.


See a Show

Attend a free show by volunteering to help with one or two shows at the Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park, MD for The Angelwing Project production of “Tears of the Soul.” There are three shows: Sat., April 28, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. (Volunteers needed: 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.) and 7:00 p.m. (Volunteers needed 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.); and Sun., April 29, at 4:00 p.m. (Volunteers needed 2:30 – 6:30 p.m.). Sign up at www.aacvc.org/calendar.
Contact: angelwingproject07@gmail.com or 443-433-6250.


Champions for Children

Sunday, April 29th, 9 a.m. is the AA Dept. of Social Services Champions For Children 5K Race/Walk. Registration is now open for this fun event being held at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. Visit https://runsignup.com/Race/MD/Annapolis/ChampionsforChildren5KFunRun for participant sign up. All proceeds support Harmony House, a safe place where families with children in foster care can heal and get stronger during supervised, homelike visits. Volunteers are needed at 7:15 a.m. to help with set up; at 7:30 a.m. for registration and parking control; at 8:30 a.m. for assistance along walker/runner paths; and at 11:00 a.m. for clean-up. Volunteers can sign up at www.aacvc.org/calendar. Questions? Contact tanya.steeleclements@maryland.gov.


Move More

The Anne Arundel County Dept. of Recreation and Parks, Move More Race Series begins Sat. June 2, 2018.The “Take to the Trails 7K” is part of the Move More Race Series and is being held at Recreation and Parks Headquarters, 1 Harry S Truman Pkwy., Annapolis. The race starts at 8:30 a.m. Volunteers are needed on the day of the event starting at 7:45 a.m. to assist with race support, be course monitors, register participants and give out race bags and refreshments, mark the course, and take pictures. Volunteers should arrive at 7:45 a.m. to register and get volunteer assignments. For more information, contact Carolyn Ryan at 410-222-7313 or carolyn.ryan@aacounty.org. For more information about the race and to register as a participant, see web site at: http://www.aacounty.org/services-and-programs/race-series-take-to-the-trails-7k.


Volunteer at AAMC

Friday, April 20, 2018, 10:00 a.m., Volunteer Information Session: The Auxiliary is holding an on-boarding in the Rotary Room of the Hospital’s North Pavilion Tower that will review the various volunteer opportunities. Call the Auxiliary Secretary at 443-481-5050 to sign up. The Auxiliary of Anne Arundel Medical Center, 2001 Medical Parkway, Annapolis, needs volunteers ages 18 and older, daytime and evening hours, weekdays and weekends. Positions include opportunities in patient interaction, customer service, and retail assistance. The auxiliary has been serving the hospital since 1944. Volunteers are an integral part of AAMC’s mission of providing patient-centered, high quality health care services. Prospective volunteers are required to pre-register and attend a two-hour onboarding. For information and to register call the auxiliary office, 443-481-5050.


Teach a Kid to Ride

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 (there are 5 1.5 hr. shifts to choose from) as a spotter to help our campers learn to ride a bike independently for the first time! 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.org. www.riseforautism.org


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!

Mentoring 101
Saturday April 28 8:30 – 10:30

Mentoring 101
Wednesday May 9 5:30 – 7:30

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


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Volunteers Add Value to the Community 4.5.18

JOIN US! (2)

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!

Mentoring 101
Saturday April 28 8:30 – 10:30

Mentoring 101
Wednesday May 9 5:30 – 7:30

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


Brice Community Day

Historic Annapolis is hosting Brice Community Day on Saturday, April 21, 2018, 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. A large number of volunteers, high school age (community service hours will be verified) and older, are needed to help with this family centered day. There will be multiple booths, art activities, building activities, story time, music, face painting, food trucks, Colonial Williamsburg master craftsmen, tours of the historic Brice House at 42 East Street, Annapolis, and more! Volunteers are needed to help Sat., Apr. 21, 2018, with set up from 7:00 – 10:00 a.m., with event activities described above between 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., and with break down between 3:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Register at www.aacvc.org/calendar. Questions? Contact Janet Hall at Janet.hall@annapolis.org. For more information about the event, see web site at http://www.annapolis.org/media/48-354-brice-community-day-bob-builder.


Greenscape Annapolis

GreenScape is a city and community partnership investment of beautification, clean-up, and planting in public spaces throughout the City of Annapolis. GreenScape was founded through the efforts of former Mayor Ellen Moyer and the Annapolis Recreation and Parks Advisory Board. Since 1991, hundreds of projects have been initiated and adopted by individuals, community groups and neighborhood associations. Greenscape needs volunteers for projects on April 21, 2018. For more information and/or to volunteer, please contact Marisa Wittlinger at mdwittlinger@annapolis.gov or 410-263-7993. See web site at: https://www.annapolis.gov/403/GreenScape.


Robotfest

Sat., April 28, 2018, 10 a.m.-4:00 p.m., RobotFest is an annual event held at The National Museum for anyone interested in the creative use of technology. They welcome all roboticists, hackers, artists, hobbyists and makers of any age who have the unquenchable urge to develop and create new, previously unseen forms from lifeless electronics, fabrics and mechanical parts. Join the fun and excitement with hands-on exhibits, and workshops! For more information visit www.robotfest.com.

National Electronics Museum is near BWI Airport and 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 (like Robotfest), as an administrative assistant, as collections assistants, and for visitor services. Training will be provided. For more information and to volunteer, contact Alice Donahue, Assistant Director, at 410-765-9617 or donahue.nem@gmail.com. See website at: www.nationalelectronicsmuseum.org.


Mock Interviews

North County High School (10 E. 1st Avenue, Glen Burnie, MD 21061) needs adult volunteers to conduct mock job interviews with 11th grade students on April 19, 20, May 31, and June 1, 2018. Students have been discussing topics such as: appropriate dress, eye contact, oral communication, courtesy, assertiveness, and resume writing in their English classes. The program is designed to give students a chance to practice their newly learned skills by offering a one-on-one interview with an adult from outside the school; we are simply looking for people who are willing to give some time to help this generation become more competent in their interviewing skills, and no experience is necessary. Instructions and sample questions are available as well as an evaluation sheet. If you would like to volunteer, please go to: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0E4DAFAB2DA4FF2-mock2 or contact Barbara Dziedzic via email at bdziedzic@aacps.org.


RISE for Autism

The 4th Annual Health and Safety Fair for Individuals with Special Needs will be held April 22, 2018, from 10:00-6:00 p.m. at Old Mill High School, 600 Patriot Lane, Millersville, MD, 21108. The event is intended for individuals with special needs, caregivers, parents, loved ones, and community members who want to learn more about promoting health and safety. The event will promote RISE for Autism’s Safety Program and a number of community health and safety vendors and resources. Volunteers are needed to help with the event. The event is free but attendees must register. For more information and to register, visit the web site at https://www.riseforautism.org/volunteer.html. Questions? Contact smajoros@riseforautism.org.


Walk for the Woods

Scenic Rivers Land Trust’s 13th Walk for the Woods
Saturday, April 28, 2018, 7:00 am – 3:00 pm. Scenic Rivers Land Trust is again partnering with AA County Dept. of Recreation and Parks to host a day of guided hikes and public access to the Bacon Ridge Natural Area, which is County owned but currently not completely open to the public. As in years past, they will have a variety of guided hikes, including bird watching, amphibian searches, and naturalist hikes scheduled throughout the day. They will also have ongoing programs, like “Critters Discovery” down by the stream, and “Say My Name” remembering those in the Crownsville Hospital Cemetery. See the website at www.srlt.org/walk-faq for more information about the Walk. Volunteers and sponsors are needed to help make this event a success. For more information about volunteering, see the document posted on the web site at http://www.srlt.org/images/2018_WFTWoods_Volunteer_Descriptions.pdf. Questions about sponsorships or volunteering? Contact Sarah Knebel at sarah@srlt.org or 410-980-6837.


Walk For the Animals

Sunday, May 6, 2018, 7:30 am-1:00 pm, 27th Annual “Walk & Run for the Animals”. Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of roles for this fundraiser being held at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. Each spring over two thousand friends of the SPCA and their pets join up in beautiful Quiet Waters Park for the annual fundraiser. Enjoy walks on measured courses in the park as well as our large outdoor vendor festival. Participants may register for the Walk, Run, or Cars & Critters show at http://aaspcawalkfortheanimals.everydayhero.do/#Individual . The 5K Run starts at 7:30 a.m., and the Walk begins at 9:00 a.m. The festivities include scenic trails, fun-filled doggie activities, the annual Cars & Critters car show, face painting for the kids, a Food Bowl for your culinary delights and array of vendor booths. For more information, E-mail spcawalk@aacspca.org, or visit http://www.aacspca.org/event.
Volunteers, age 18 and up (or 13-17 with parental accompaniment), are needed throughout the year to walk dogs, socialize cats, provide foster care for “in-need” animals, help with adoption shows, bathe and brush dogs or help with any other available opportunities. Training sessions are held once each month. The SPCA does not offer opportunities to fulfill court-ordered community service. Call 410-268-4388 or E-mail volunteer@aacspca.org or visit www.aacspca.org.


South Sudan Hope Network

Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm, South Sudan Hope Network is hosting “An Evening in Support of South Sudan”, Orientation: They are looking for a few volunteers to help serve and function as greeters for their fundraiser. For more information and to register to attend this kickoff training event, visit www.aacvc.org/calendar.

“An Evening in Support of South Sudan” will be Friday, April 27th, 7pm. This gala event features Live Music, Visual Arts, Hors D’oeuvres, Drinks, a Silent Auction and Raffle. This is the first local fundraising event for this local charitable organization that has a mission of helping restore the balance of lives impacted by war in the world’s newest nation, South Sudan. The goal is to help by supporting projects that are sustainable and an investment in the future of the victims. Currently they are working on building two schools in the local villages following the belief that Benjamin Franklin shared “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” Visit www.aacvc.org/calendar for more information and to volunteer or to obtain ticket information. Questions? Email southsudanhopenetwork@gmail.com. For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/SouthSudanHope/.


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 Add Value to the Community 3.29.18

JOIN US! (2)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!

Mentoring 101
Saturday April 28 8:30 – 10:30

Mentoring 101
Wednesday May 9 5:30 – 7:30

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


Take time to smell the roses

Downs Park in Pasadena is seeking a gardener who can tend to the rambling rose bushes and a rose arbor within Mother’s Garden. Mother’s Garden is a focal point with the park that is also used for weddings and photo shoots. The work would involve cutting back the roses in the spring, training the canes onto the arbor, and pruning out dead and diseased canes as needed. Knowledge and experience with identifying rose disease and problems is a plus. The work would primarily be March-September and only requires a few hours a month. They also need renovation work on the brick walkways within Mother’s Garden. No skills required as it is just a matter of pulling up broken bricks and replacing them with new ones. It is rewarding work as the results look great when finished. Tools supplied, schedule flexible. This project is the main focus of the garden work from March ’til the end of May 2018. For more information and to volunteer, contact David DeVault at 410-222-6230 or rpdeva00@aacounty.org.


Bay Community Support Services

Bay Community Support Services (Bay-CSS) has volunteer openings on their Quality Assurance Standing Committee. This is a unique opportunity to support Bay-CSS by helping to provide quality services to the individuals with disabilities and their families who are served by Bay-CSS. The Committee is comprised of Bay-CSS volunteers, staff and clients and meets monthly at in the Edgewater and St. Mary’s offices for about two hours a month to review issues relating to quality. Help make a difference! Please contact Brandy Blackstone at (301) 863-8870, ext. 322 or blackstoneb@baycss.org for more information. http://www.baycss.org.


Recognize great volunteers!

The Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Governor’s Service Awards. The awards in a number of categories recognize Marylanders who have provided significant volunteer contributions to communities around the state and have worked to change Maryland for the better. This year, the awards will represent outstanding service occurring in 2017 (or longer for the lifetime achievement award). Learn more at https://gosv.maryland.gov/governors-service-awards. Nominations are due by June 1, 2018. Questions? Contact Lola Abdulai, Outreach Coordinator, Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism, by phone 410-697-9261 or by email rafiat.abdulai@maryland.gov.


Deliver some good!   

Hope for All gathers donations and gives the items back out to people in need locally. They are looking for good strong individuals to assist with pickups and deliveries of furniture, clothing, and other donations, to help families in Anne Arundel County. Times are Tues., Wed., and Thur. from 8:30 to around 12 noon. Help would be appreciated for a day, a few days, or more. They also do schedule some Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Please call 410-766-0372 or 443-867-0977 or email hopeforall72@gmail.com. www.hopeforall.us/volunteer.


Have Mercy!

Mercy Medical Center Personal Physicians at Glen Burnie – Volunteers are needed to assist patients and their families with kiosk appointment registration and other “front desk” tasks at the Glen Burnie Personal Physician’s Office, 7927 Ritchie Hwy., Glen Burnie, MD 21061. Assistance is needed Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Morning or afternoon shifts are available. For more information and to apply, contact Mark Bailey, Director of Community Engagement & Volunteer Programs at 410-332-9227 or mbailey3@mdmercy.com. Also, see web site https://mdmercy.com/giving-and-volunteering/volunteering.


St. Anne’s Parish

St. Anne’s Parish located in downtown Annapolis offers a wide array of volunteer opportunities associated with worship services, for assisting members of the congregation, and for outreach ministries serving the community. For more information visit the web site at https://stannes-annapolis.org/ and click on “Serve.” Questions? Contact Connie Saeger-Proctor at clsaeger@stannes-annapolis.org or 410-267-9333.


Secure the Call

Secure the Call gives away free phones to over 425 community-based organizations around the US including Senior Citizen Centers, Domestic Violence Shelters and Police and Sheriff’s Departments. Secure the Call collects used and unwanted cell phones and redistributes them as 911 emergency only phones to people who would have no other way to call for help. Volunteers, age 18 and up, are needed to form groups and go into mapped parts of Anne Arundel County to place Secure the Call phone collection barrels in any place it may be allowed. For more information call (301) 891-2900 or E-mail info@securethecall.org. See the web site for more information at: http://www.securethecall.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

http://www.aacvc.org

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The weather might not make sense, but volunteering does. Shovel out some time to help others 3.22.18

JOIN US!

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!

Mentoring 101 – SOLD OUT
Thursday March 22 5:30 – 7:30PM

Mentoring 101
Saturday April 28 8:30 – 10:30

Mentoring 101
Wednesday May 9 5:30 – 7:30

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


Usher in the New Season

Compass Rose Theater in Annapolis is seeking volunteers to usher show performances through May 20, 2018. Ushers will not be needed during the summer months, but they will be needed again starting in September 2018 through May 2019. Show Times are: Thursdays at 7:00 pm, Fridays at 8:00 pm, Saturdays at 8:00 pm, and Sundays at 2:00 pm. Ushers are entitled to a free ticket to any subsequent performances which are not sold out, and do not have to stay for the entire performance, and can leave after intermission is over. For more info and to volunteer, contact Melody Henson at mhession6040@gmail.com or 410-980-6662. See www.compassrosetheater.org.


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Maryland Therapeutic Riding needs volunteers for the Annual Derby Day Benefit. May 4 -6, 2018 (several shifts): Volunteers are needed to assist with a variety of tasks to include set up, event registration, silent and live auction monitors, cashiers, clean up, and more. Volunteers are needed Fri., May 4 from 12-6 pm for set up, Sat., May 5 from 9 am-11:30 pm for set up, event registration, silent and live auction monitors, cashiers, and more, and Sunday, May 6 from 9am-12pm for cleanup and load out. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old to assist with set up and clean-up and 18 years old to volunteer during the event. Groups are welcome! If you are interested in volunteering for this event or for more information, please contact Paige at paige@mtrinc.org or 410-923-6800, or sign up at http://www.aacvc.org/calendar.

Located in Crownsville, Maryland Therapeutic Riding (MTR) is a Premier Accredited Therapeutic Riding Center that offers therapeutic horseback riding lessons and other equine based therapies for children and adults with special needs. For more information or other ways to volunteer visit the website at http://www.MTRinc.org to download a volunteer application.


Get Creative !

West Arundel Creative Arts (WACA) is a nonprofit arts organization with the goal to bring classes, events, performances, and arts of all kinds to Western Anne Arundel County. Even if you don’t live in West County, you are welcome to participate in classes and shows, attend events, or volunteer at the center of the arts. WACA is seeking volunteers for a variety of tasks at its Hanover, MD location. Help is needed with weekly cleaning tasks throughout the facility. In addition, there are tasks to be done throughout the Center associated with organizing supplies, the tech room, costumes and accessories, preparing bulletin boards, and grounds maintenance. Also, there is a need for program help including tasks associated with outreach activities, managing & directing performances, ticket sales, soliciting sponsorship, and more. For more information and to volunteer, email Roxanne Vietmeier Beach at Roxannebeach@wacarts.com. See web site at: https://www.wacarts.com/volunteer.


AAMC Auxiliary

Anne Arundel Medical Center Auxiliary are seeking adult volunteers, age 18 and up, to join their Auxiliary to share talents and make a difference by improving the lives of others; volunteers give back to your community by contributing to patient care and satisfaction while benefitting themselves in the process. They have many areas of interest including: Customer Service, Emergency Department, Diagnostic Center, Retail (Gift Shops or our resale boutique), Clerical/Computer/data entry positions, and Website management. To join the Auxiliary, contact 443-481-5055 to sign up for a volunteer information session; then you must submit a volunteer application and attend an orientation and training. Contact Virginia Joy, Manager of Volunteer Services vjoy@aahs.org or 443-481-5055. http://www.aahs.org/volunteer/


Books, Books, Books & History

The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society Annual Book Sale is coming on Saturday, May 5th and needs volunteers to move books from the Kuethe Library to the Improvement Assn. Building next door at 19 Crain Hwy S, Glen Burnie starting at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday May 3rd. Help is also need to move the unsold books back starting at 3:00 pm on Saturday, May 5. This is a great opportunity for students to earn their service hours! Express Interest online at https://www.aacvc.org/calendar.

AACHS will also need volunteers for their 28th Annual Strawberry Festival on June 2nd. Volunteers will help set up on Friday at the Benson-Hammond House on Aviation Blvd. in Linthicum. Shifts flexible 8 am – 5 pm on Friday. More volunteers will be needed during the Festival on Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Express interest online at: www.aacvc.org/calendar.

If you love history, this is a job for you! The Ann Arundell 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 Anne Arundel 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.


Last Chance to be part of the Festival

Many Shifts Still Open: Friday – Sunday
The 2018 Annapolis Film Festival starts this week and needs lots of volunteer to make it happen. There are a variety of positions and needs to make the festival run smoothly and they count on community support! If you are interested in assisting with ticket sales, venue management, merch sales, line wrangling, operations, hospitality, or other needs sign up today. Any volunteer who completes one shift or more will receive a special Volunteer Pass which allows you into unlimited screenings via the “stand-by” line. To sign up, fill out the from at http://annapolisfilmfestival.com/support/volunteer/, you will then be sent a Sign Up Genius link to pick your shifts.


Arthritis Foundation

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 5:30pm-7:00pm, Walk to Cure Arthritis Kickoff Party at The Greene Turtle in Annapolis, MD. (Presentation to begin at 6 PM). Meet and hear from the 2018 Honorees – Learn about the 2018 Annapolis Walk to Cure Arthritis -Learn about how to use the NEW walk website to start your team, recruit team members, and fundraise! – Gather all of the materials you need to help you be successful in recruiting team members and fundraising. Light snacks and desserts will be included. RSVP to Megan Pocta at mpocta@arthritis.org, or call 443-948-6627.

The Walk is Saturday, May 19, 2018, 9:00 a.m., at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. Whether you’re an arthritis warrior yourself or care about someone who is, sign up and WALK to CURE Arthritis. For help or more information about the Walk to Cure Arthritis – Annapolis, contact Megan Pocta at mpocta@arthritis.org, or call 443-948-6627. See web site at www.walktocurearthritis.org/annapolis 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.
Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center | 410.897.9207 | info@aacvc.org

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Be the Mentor You Wish You Had 3.15.18

JOIN US!

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!

Mentoring 101
Thursday March 22 5:30 – 7:30PM

Mentoring 101
Saturday April 28 8:30 – 10:30

Mentoring 101
Wednesday May 9 5:30 – 7:30

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


The Annapolis Film Festival Needs You!

The 2018 Annapolis Film Festival will be here soon an needs lots of volunteer to make it happen. There are a variety of positions and needs to make the festival run smoothly and they count on community support! If you are interested in assisting with box office, ticket sales, venue management, line wrangling, operations, AV, hospitality, transportation or other needs sign up today. Any volunteer who completes one shift or more will receive a special Volunteer Pass which allows the volunteer into unlimited screenings via the “stand-by” line. Volunteers are also asked to attend an orientation on March 18th at 2 pm. To sign up, fill out the from at http://annapolisfilmfestival.com/support/volunteer/, you will then be sent a Sign Up Genius link to pick your shifts.


Anne Arundel – Annapolis CERT

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 http://www.aaacert.org for more information and for a registration link. For questions and to volunteer as a victim on May 5, contact training@aaacert.org.


Bello Machre

8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Sat. June 9, 2018, 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 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/.


Foster Parents Support Group of Anne Arundel County

The Foster Parent’s Support group of Anne Arundel County is looking for responsible adults and older teens to babysit the children during their monthly meetings. These families gather once a month to discuss the issues, questions and responsibilities associated with caring for a child during a difficult time in their lives. Babysitters are needed to watch the foster children in a nearby room while the parents are in the meeting. The meetings are held on the 1st Friday of each month from 6-8pm at Centerpoint Church near the mall in Annapolis. Teens, adults and seniors are all encouraged to participate. One time or consistent commitments are all appreciated. Contact Janice Keating at amazekeat@gmail.com for more information.


Living Classrooms Foundation

The Living Classrooms Workforce Development team currently needs adult volunteers to assist our team with the overall management and program delivery of the workforce development center. Days/Times volunteers are needed: Mondays 9:00am – 4:00pm; Tuesdays 9:00am – 2:00pm; and Fridays, 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. For more information and to volunteer, contact Erin Myers at 410.685.0295 x.291 or emyers@livingclassrooms.org. For more information about Living Classrooms visit the web site at: http://www.livingclassrooms.org.


Men Aiming Higher

Men Aiming Higher, Inc. (Annapolis Arts, Sports and Leadership Academy) is a broad-based collaborative initiative to improve the lives of young people, mentoring them as they complete their education and achieve economic self-sufficiency through the development of empowerment skills and meaningful employment. Men Aiming Higher strives to energize and encourage positive self-esteem and life values on which to build a successful and productive life. Volunteers are needed to work with youth during our summer and school year programs. Our summer program meets Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to Noon from June thru August and consists of a basketball league and leadership training; our school-year program meets one Saturday per month from 9:00 a.m. – Noon from September – June and consists of leadership training, tutoring, mentoring, field trips, community service projects, etc. Volunteers are needed to set up and breakdown tables/chairs, scorekeepers, registration, hall monitors, set up and serve refreshments, basketball clinic instructors, volunteer coordinator, grant writers, special events coordinator, marketing & communications, program evaluator, Parent University Coordinator. Questions? Contact Tamla Bias, Opportunity Coordinator at tamla.bias@gmail.com or 410-703-1898. For more information see web site at – http://www.menaiminghigher.org.


North County High School – Mock Interviews

North County High School (10 E. 1st Avenue, Glen Burnie, MD 21061) needs adult volunteers to conduct mock job interviews with 11th grade students on April 19, 20, May 31, and June 1, 2018. Students have been discussing topics such as: appropriate dress, eye contact, oral communication, courtesy, assertiveness, and resume writing in their English classes. The program is designed to give students a chance to practice their newly learned skills by offering a one-on-one interview with an adult from outside the school; we are simply looking for people who are willing to give some time to help this generation become more competent in their interviewing skills, and no experience is necessary. Instructions and sample questions are available as well as an evaluation sheet. If you would like to volunteer, please go to: http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0E4DAFAB2DA4FF2-mock2 or contact Barbara Dziedzic via email at bdziedzic@aacps.org.


Reading Partners

April 14, 2018, 9:00 a.m., Run for Reading Partners: Volunteers and participants on behalf of the Reading Partners Baltimore community are being sought for this event (2018 Under Armour Sole of the City 10K presented by Kelly). The 10K will make a circle around the harbor before ending back at the Charm City Run McHenry Row store in Locust Point, Baltimore. Volunteer with us. To assist our community partner, Charm City Run, we are assembling a team of volunteers to assist with course marshaling, water stops, and more. Volunteers can fundraise, too, and earn the same team perks as our runners. Questions? Contact maria.goodson@readingpartners.org. To sign up online visit:
https://donations.readingpartners.org/event/run-for-reading-partners-baltimore/e151441.


Financial Literacy Lessons

Severna Park High School Friday, March 23, 2018 from 8:30-9:30 a.m., Financial Literacy Lessons: The Severna Park High School’s Business Advisory Board has developed financial literacy lessons for 10th -12th graders to be delivered to students during their advisory period. In an effort to provide meaningful conversation about financial topics, the group is looking for volunteers to help present financial literacy lessons to students during a classroom advisory period. The presentation can be downloaded by the presenters a few weeks prior to the date by accessing http://www.sphsbab.org and will include talking points and classroom discussion questions. We need your help in making this event meaningful and relevant for our students. Are you willing to be a presenter and share your expertise? Please register at the following link-http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4eaca72da2fd0-sphs3 . Contact Joanne Brack, Signature Program Facilitator, at jbrack@aacps.org, or 410-544-0900 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.
Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center | 410.897.9207 | info@aacvc.org

http://www.aacvc.org

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Mentors and Volunteers Needed in Anne Arundel County 3.8.18

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 postive 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!

Leadership Roundtable: Recruitment & Retention in Mentoring
Wednesday March 14 11AM-1PM
(Limited to leaders from AACO Mentoring Programs)

Mentoring 101
Thursday March 22 5:30 – 7:30PM

Mentoring 101
Saturday April 28 8:30 – 10:30

Mentoring 101
Wednesday May 9 5:30 – 7:30

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


The Annapolis Film Festival Needs You!

The 2018 Annapolis Film Festival will be here soon an needs lots of volunteer to make it happen. There are a variety of positions and needs to make the festival run smoothly and they count on community support!  If you are interested in assisting with box office, ticket sales, venue management, line wrangling, operations, AV, hospitality, transportation or other needs sign up today.  Any volunteer who completes one shift or more will receive a special Volunteer Pass which allows the volunteer into unlimited screenings via the “stand-by” line. Volunteers are also asked to attend an orientation on March 18th at 2 pm. To sign up, fill out the from at http://annapolisfilmfestival.com/support/volunteer/, you will then be sent a Sign Up Genius link to pick your shifts.

Share Some Love with a Child

The Foster Parent’s Support group of Anne Arundel County is looking for responsible adults and older teens to babysit the children during their monthly meetings.  These families gather once a month to discuss the issues, questions and responsibilities associated with caring for a child during a difficult time in their lives.  Babysitters are needed to watch the foster children in a nearby room while the parents are in the meeting. The meetings are held on the 1st Friday of each month from 6-8pm at Centerpoint Church near the mall in Annapolis.  Teens, adults and seniors are all encouraged to participate. One time or consistent commitments are all appreciated.  Contact Janice Keating at amazekeat@gmail.com for more information.

Taste of the Chesapeake

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay in Annapolis, is looking for a volunteer who can oversee the solicitation, organization and execution of their annual Taste of the Chesapeake Silent Auction. The funds raised by this auction are a critical source of income to support Bay restoration activities like Project Clean Stream. If you are willing to donate a few hours a week through September, express your interest and/or sign up online atwww.allianceforthebay.org/take-action/volunteer/or email jbrowning@allianceforthebay.org.

It’s almost sailing season!

 
Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating has volunteer opportunities throughout the sailing season (April-October). They need experienced skippers to take out guests with disabilities, crew to assist in the boarding and sailing, and staff assist guests with registration and  life jackets.  They operate weekdays and weekends during the season from Sandy Point State Park.  Prospective volunteers can visit the CRAB website and volunteer at www.crabsailing.org.  All volunteers will have background checks performed before starting service. Questions? Contactsarah@crabsailing.org.

Friends of Hancock’s Resolution  

The “Friends of Hancock’s Resolution” (FOHR) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in May 1997 to preserve, protect, and promote the unique historic aspects of Hancock’s Resolution for historical and educational purposes.FOHR has an agreement with Anne Arundel County, the owner of the park, to operate the park and develop programming appropriate to its historical heritage. Events are held most Sundays in spring, summer, and fall. There are many volunteer opportunities that need to be filled by dedicated people who love history including: 1. Docent – these are the people who learn about a particular area and inform visitors about the history and family; 2. Gardening – digging in the dirt and helping the plants grow; 3. Yard work – cutting grass, removing debris, simple repairs; 4. Research – looking for answers to fill in the blanks.  For more information and an online application form, see http://historichancocksresolution.org.

Happy Helpers  for the Homeless

Volunteers are being sought by Happy Helpers to help at the following events:

Saturday, March 17, 2018, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Easter Distribution for Guatemalan Families in Marydel: This event includes a grocery giveaway, and Easter egg hunt, craft making, and distribution of Easter baskets. This event is a favorite of our volunteers!
Sunday, April 1, 2018, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., Easter Sunday: This is our Baltimore Easter Distribution. They welcome families and individuals to serve on this special, holy day and can accommodate up to 40 persons.
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., 25th Annual Birthday Party for the Homeless: This year, lunch, ice cream cake, entertainment, and gifts abound at the eagerly anticipated Birthday Party being held at the Our Lady of the Chesapeake Catholic Church in Pasadena, MD; we need about 60 volunteers for this event. In the evening from 4:30-7:30 p.m., prestigious awards will be presented to our EXTRAORDINARY volunteers at our Silver Anniversary Celebration.
Monday, Apr. 23, 2018, 4:45-7:30 p.m., Global Youth Service Day: We take the children we serve (and their parents) out for dinner, games and all activities that Chuck E. Cheese offers at their location at 6637 Ritchie Hwy., Glen Burnie. This is the 24th year that we are holding this event, and is our volunteers’ favorite. Each youth volunteer will serve as a “buddy” to one or two children. This is the one time that children do not have to worry about anything-instead, they can experience the childhood joy that they deserve!
This nonprofit organization provides food, toiletries, and clothing to the hungry and homeless.  Volunteers, as young as 6, are neededSaturdays (11:30am-2:30pm) and Sundays (1:00-4:00pm) to assist in preparing & distributing items and bag lunches in downtown Baltimore and Glen Burnie. Volunteers can meet in Glen Burnie to caravan up to Baltimore. There is also a critical need for cash donations to help pay rent for space used by Happy Helpers.  Contact Bobbi Coffman at 443-433-2416 orhappyhelpersforthehomeless1@yahoo.com and see web site at www.happyhelpersforthehomeless.com for more information about volunteering on all projects and events. Register online for volunteer opportunities at www.aacvc.org/calendar.

ESOL Audience Volunteers

North County High School ESOL program needs Audience Volunteers  at North County High School (10 E. 1st Avenue, Glen Burnie, MD, 21061) to serve as an audience for ESOL students on Fri., April 6, 2018: 8:00 – 900 a.m. and/or 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. ESOL students have been learning about Malawi and all its hardships. For the second year in a row, students have created lanterns that will be auctioned off to the faculty and the money will be sent to Malawi to help purchase food. They 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.

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

http://www.aacvc.org

 

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