Spring into a New Volunteer Opportunity

Be a Mentor
Seeds 4 Success is an organization which believes that every child in Annapolis has the opportunity to build a bright future. For the past 9 years, they have delivered quality academic and social programs which are positively impacting the community. The mentor program at Seeds 4 Success involves adult volunteers who are committed to supporting and guiding a young person through the development of a 1:1 mentoring relationship. The mentoring program supports young people by helping them develop and reach positive academic, career, and personal goals. Mentors are supported through training, an online platform which allows S4S to monitor the progression of mentor relationships, and open access to a dedicated support staff. To learn more about the programs and how to get involved please send an email to volunteer@s4sannapolis.org. www.s4sannapolis.org

 Plant Trees
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is hosting a Wetland Planting in the Patuxent River Watershed on Sat., April 1st, 9 am-1 pm. Volunteers are being sought to help plant trees and shrubs at Maryland Sunrise Farm (the former Naval Academy dairy farm) in Gambrills, MD. Sunrise Farm is an 800 acre farm, the largest organic farm in Maryland. Volunteers will plant newly graded wetlands in what was a deeply eroded stream channel. These wetlands will filter sediment and nutrients from the adjacent farm fields. By cleaning and infiltrating the water, flooding and pollution, to the Patuxent River, and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay will be reduced. Register online at www.cbf.org/events/calendar  Questions? Contact David Tana at 443-482-2156 or MDRestoration@cbf.org.

Help Those Learning a New Language
Volunteers are needed at North County High School (10 E. 1st Avenue, Glen Burnie) to serve as an audience for ESOL students on Fri., March 24, 2017: 12:55-2:00 p.m., and Mon., March 27, 2017, 8:10-9:10 a.m.; 9:40-10:40 a.m.; and 12:55-2:00 p.m. ESOL students have been studying the poverty situation in Malawi and are creating lanterns. During your visit, they are going to be giving presentations about the lanterns they created, the process they went through and the reasons they have created the lanterns. They will also be auctioning the lanterns and donating the profits to a school in Malawi. If interested, please contact Morgan Heymann at mheymann@aacps.org or express interest at: www.aacvc.org/OpportunityCalendar.

Walk for the Animals
The SPCA of Anne Arundel County’s 26th Annual “Walk & Run for the Animals” is Sun., April 30, 7:30 am-1:00 pm. Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of roles for this fundraising event at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. Each spring over two thousand friends of the SPCA and their pets come together for this event.  Enjoy a walk or 5K run in the park as well as our large outdoor vendor festival. 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, and an array of vendor booths. For more info call 410-268-4388, volunteer@aacspca.org or www.aacspca.org/event.

Also, volunteers, age 18 and up (or 13-17 with a parent), 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. See contact info above or visit www.aacspca.org.

Aye, Aye, Captain
The Foundation for Community Betterment is hosting the 2nd Annual Bay Bridge Paddle on April 29th from 8am to about 1pm. Volunteer power boat owners are needed to serve as Safety Boat Captains to be stationed along the race course across the Chesapeake Bay for monitoring and safety. Learn more about the event at www.baybridgepaddle.com. Complimentary event after-party beverages for all captains! Please call 410-353-9237, email daryl@communitybetterment.org to volunteer. www.communitybetterment.org

 Be a Tour Guide
Friends of Hancock’s Resolution operates and preserves the Historic Hancock Resolution farmstead in Pasadena, which dates to 1785, and had an important role in the War of 1812. Volunteers, 18 and older, are needed to give tours of the house and gardens to visitors from 1 to 4 pm on Sundays, April through October. Training is provided. Volunteer gardening assistants are also needed and days/times are flexible. Other volunteer projects include assisting with historical research, archeology, public education and fundraising. See website page: historichancocksresolution.org/get-involved/volunteering for volunteer jobs and a form for registration. Questions? Call 410-255-4048. www.historichancocksresolution.org/

Other upcoming events at Hancock’s Resolution: Opening Day for Hancock’s Resolution, Sunday, April 2, 2017; Spring Farm Festival; Sunday, April 23, 2017 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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We strengthen the community by connecting people with opportunities to serve, building capacity for effective volunteering, and participating in strategic partnerships that meet community needs in Anne Arundel County.
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