Volunteer Opportunities 9.6.17

Advancement Via Individual Determination

AACPS is seeking AVID tutors. Trainings are being held 9/22, 10/17, 11/13, 1/9 and 2/7. AVID tutors are needed to facilitate small groups of students who have been accepted to the program. 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 minimum commitment is of one hour per week, during regular school hours, for at least one semester. For more information about the program and to sign up for training, contact: Dot Arida at 410-222-5458 X1 DARIDA@AACPS.org. www.aacps.org/avid.


Here Kitty, Kitty!

Cats R Us, Inc. is a nonprofit feral cat rescue group that operates two small shelters in the Annapolis and Arnold areas. The main focus is TNR (Trap, Neuter and Return), so stray and feral cats already living outdoors are humanely trapped, evaluated, vaccinated, sterilized by veterinarians. This is a NO KILL facility and these cats will stay with CRU as long as it takes for them to find their forever home. Qualified foster volunteers are needed to provide foster homes. Volunteers, age 8 and older, are needed to assist with cleaning the shelters, to attend adoption shows at PetSmart in Annapolis, to make cat/kitten home deliveries, or to sit and spend time with wonderful cats. An adult should accompany volunteers younger than age 16. Training will be provided for shelter and adoption workers. For information, contact info@catsrusrescue.com. http://catsrusrescue.org/.


Your help at the Seafood Festival Supports Camp Letts!

The Maryland Seafood Festival is this weekend: Sat., Sept. 9, 10am-9pm and Sun., Sept. 10, 2017 10am – 7pm. Do you enjoy the Maryland and want to earn free admission for a few hours of work? They are looking for friendly volunteers, age 18+, to help put on a great 50th Seafood Festival at Sandy Point. Volunteers receive free parking at Anne Arundel Community College and admission to the Seafood Festival. VIP Tent/Hostesses, Parking Attendants, Set Up and Break Down Helpers, and Miscellaneous other help is needed. Go to abceventsinc.com/maryland-seafood-festival/be-a-volunteer/ to review descriptions and then once you’re ready to sign up, go to: abceventsinc.com/volunteer to complete the form. Proceeds from the Festival benefit Camp Letts and the Arnold and Pasadena Y’s.  www.mdseafoodfestival.com 


Run for the Shelter

Volunteers are needed to assist on race day Sun., Sept. 24, 2017 starting prior to registration at 7:30 a.m., for the Annual Annapolis Run for The Light House. The Annapolis Run for The Light House provides scenic half-marathon, 5K and 1.25 mi. walks through Quiet Waters Park and nearby neighborhoods. The ½ Marathon goes at 8am, 5K at 8:45am. Volunteers are needed to assist prior to and on Race Day. For more info, contact the Events Coordinator 443-569-4209 or events@annapolislighthouse.org.

The mission of The Light House is to help rebuild lives with compassion by providing shelter and services to prevent homelessness and empower people as they transition towards self-sufficiency. Volunteers are needed for a variety of duties associated with the food program, children’s programs, front desk help and adult education programs. Pro bono professional volunteers are also needed with specialized skills such as accounting, dentistry, licensed therapists, law, and carpentry. For more information and to volunteer, see web site: www.annapolislighthouse.org/volunteer-opportunities.

Save the Bay!

Chesapeake Legal Alliance (CLA), a nonprofit organization in Annapolis, MD, uses the law to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay. Our goal is to achieve a Bay with clean water, abundant native plants and animals, and opportunities for people to enjoy the Bay safely. CLA coordinates a network of attorneys who provide free legal services to individuals, environmental organizations, and community groups working to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. Chesapeake Legal Alliance needs attorneys who want to volunteer their time on a variety of matters including litigation, legislation, strategic planning, zoning and land use, regulatory comments, corporate, enforcement, contracts, permit review, mergers, and not for profit filings. Our clients include citizens, civic associations, waterkeepers, community groups, environmental organizations, homeowner associations, land conservation groups and municipalities. For more information or to volunteer, call 410-216-9441, email info@ChesapeakeLegal.org or visit www.ChesapeakeLegal.org 


Make a Difference for a Child


The”For-One-Child” Mentoring Program is in need of volunteers to mentor children in grades 2-5 in several Annapolis area elementary schools. The commitment is one hour per week (flexible times) for one year to show up in the life of a child who needs that extra encouragement and guidance. Male mentors are assigned to boys and women are assigned to girls. This program is about building relationships.
The mentoring takes place in the school typically during lunch and recess times. If you are interested in hearing more about it, please contact Kathy at Katherine.mogelinski@rockwellcollins.com or 410-991-6265. There are new mentor information sessions every first Wednesday of the month at 77 Franklin St., Annapolis, MD 21401. Help make a difference in just one hour a week!



9/11 Day of Service

This is a great event for families and friends 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 WW II Memorial, then volunteers will participate in environmental service projects at 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.



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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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