Volunteering is Fun! 

Bay Community Support Services

Bay Community Support Services is a nonprofit organization that provides services and residential group homes to support individuals with disabilities throughout Central and Southern Maryland. They offer a wide-range of volunteer opportunities including- 1. Board of Directors 2. Service Committees 3. Group Home Lawn/Gardening at one of 13 group homes in Anne Arundel, Charles and St. Mary’s Counties. Help make a home beautiful for individuals with disabilities at a location near you4. Transport Vehicle Cleaning: This is a great volunteer opportunity for groups from youths to adults. For more information or to volunteer for any of the above opportunities, contact Brandy Blackstone at 301-863-8870, ext. 322.  blackstoneb@baycss.org  or www.baycss.org


Be Prepared!

Fall 2017 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, Sept. 15 from 6pm-9pm, Sat., Sept. 16 from 8am-5pm, and Sun., Sept. 17, 2017 from 8am-3pm at the Fire Training Academy in Millersville. A disaster simulation will be held on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 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. www.aaacert.org For questions and to volunteer as a victim on Sept. 24, contact training@aaacert.org



Help with Homework

The Homework and Reading Program at Eastport United Methodist Church offers after-school assistance to elementary and kindergarten children.
Volunteers help students with their homework; provide the opportunity to strengthen their reading, writing, comprehension, math and analytical skills; and engage in other educational activities such as a board game, a puzzle, or drawings. Participants meet twice a week on Tues and Thurs from 4 to 5 p.m. at the church, in Annapolis. Volunteers work with different kids so they may come as often as their schedules allow without being concerned about letting down a child. No special training or credentials are needed.

For more information, contact the Church at 410-263-5490 or eastportumc@verizon.net.


Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival, Sept 23

Volunteer opportunities are available to help with the Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival (KKHF) 2017 being held at Annapolis City Dock on Sat., Sept. 23, 2017 from 10:00am-7:00pm. The annual Festival raises an awareness of the African-American heritage and the common challenges encountered by all ethnic groups striving to preserve their culture.

The KKHF needs volunteers NOW to help the Planning Committee with sponsorship, marketing and promotion of the festival. Volunteers are also needed to help on the day of the event. Two-hour or longer shifts are available. This event is held rain or shine. Questions? Contact the Volunteer Committee at (240) 801-5543, KuntaKinteCelebrations@gmail.com or visit www.kuntakinte.org.


Share your knowledge

St Mary’s ESL Program needs volunteers to teach English one night a week to adult ESL students for the Sept-May school year. The 8 levels of classes are held on Tues., Wed., and Thurs. evenings, 7:00-8:45 PM. Classes begin Tuesday, 12 September 2017 and go until 7 December 2017 at St. Mary’s High School in downtown Annapolis.

Students enrolling in the classes must register September 5 or 6, 2017, 7:00-9:00PM, also at St Mary’s High School. Each teacher is asked to commit to one class/one night a week and will be part of a teaching team. Spanish-language ability is preferred for beginner classes only. Those with ESL or any teaching experience as well as those with a keen interest in working with students to help them learn/perfect their English are encouraged to apply. Contact Bunny Wilson at 410-544 5584, bunnywilson@verizon.net. www.stmarysannapolis.org


Spa Creek Conservancy

Sat, Sept. 16, 2017, 11AM-4PM, Spa Creek Clean Water PaddleFEST 2017: Volunteers, participants, and sponsors are being sought for this fundraising event to celebrate and bring awareness to clean up efforts in Spa Creek.

Take an on-water guided tour, paddle at your leisure, enjoy food and drink and learn about the challenges to restoring the creek so that it will again be fishable and swimmable. Your participation supports clean-up efforts.

Volunteer help is needed prior to and on the day of the event for a variety of tasks, and volunteers will receive free food, beverage, dry bag and use of a paddleboard. To volunteer, contact web@spacreek.net. For more information about sponsorships and to sign up as a participant, see website: http://spacreek.net/index.php/events/special-events.


9/11 Day of Service- It’s almost here!

This is a great event for families to volunteer together.
Each year around Sept. 11th, the Volunteer Center celebrates a Day of Service. Sat., Sept. 9, 8:30 – noon. We start with a brief ceremony at the Maryland World War II Memorial, then volunteers will participate in environmental service projects beginning there and continuing to Jonas Green Park at the foot of the Naval Academy Bridge. In addition to weeding, planting and mulching to control storm water runoff, we will participate in the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup. Registration is required. For more information and to register go to: www.aacvc.org/OpportunityCalendar or contact bill@aacvc.org or 410-897-9207.


About Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center

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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