Volunteer Opportunities 9.26.17


The Volunteer Center has been selected by the Nellis Group Real Estate team for their 100th Home Sale for Charity Campaign. The Nellis Group is giving away their full commission from the sale of their 100th home ($12,840) to local charities and you can help us earn over $7000 of that donation.

Please visit http://www.NellisGroup.com/Vote to cast your vote for THE ANNE ARUNDEL VOLUNTEER CENTER in the 1st round today and help us get into the final vote! The top 6 charities after the first round of voting will compete to take home donations. The 1st round of voting has begun and will end on Sunday, October 1st at 11:59pm.

The Nellis Group is a DC Metro area Real Estate team that has been supporting local families and charities since 1983. For more information about them, visit www.NellisGroup.com or call 703-348-6442.


Lifeline 100 Century Ride & Community Health Fair

Kinder Farm Park, Sun., Oct. 1, 2017
Bicycle Advocates for Annapolis & Anne Arundel County (BikeAAA) in partnership with Anne Arundel County Police and Recreation & Parks Dept. is hosting the Lifeline100. There will be 100, 65, 30, and 15 mile rides and a free children’s bike rodeo and family fun ride; starting times begin at 7:00 a.m., and are staggered throughout the day. There will also be a free “Make Health Happen” community health fair 12:30 – 2:30 by the Healthy Anne Arundel Coalition that day, all at Kinder Farm Park in Millersville; the fair will offer health screenings, fun activities for kids, families and more.

Volunteers, sponsors, and participants are being sought for this event. Volunteers are needed to help with parking, registration, rest stops, SAG support, children’s rodeo, and more. Civic or high school age community service groups such as the scouts are also welcome to volunteer. For more information, and to register as a participant or volunteer, visit the website at www.lifeline100.com.


BIG Book Sale

Sat., October 7, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Fall Book Sale is open to all. Thousands of books are priced between 25 cents and $1. Volunteers are needed to help move books from the basement of the Kuethe Library to the Glen Burnie Improvement Association Building next door on Thurs., Oct. 5 from 3:30 -5:30 in preparation for the Fall Book Sale being held on Sat. Oct. 7, 2017.

Additional volunteers are needed on Sat., Oct. 7, from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. after the Book Sale to return unsold books to the Kuethe Library. Both tasks should take less than two hours. Volunteers get a free book. This is a great opportunity for students to earn service hours. Express interest online at: www.aacvc.org/OpportunityCalendar. Questions? Contact Becky Morris at 443-837-8196 or rebecca3225@verizon.net.


Celebrate Fall

Saturday, October 14th, 2017
Volunteer adults, students (7th grade through college), families, and organized groups are needed to help with this year’s Annual Fall Harvest Festival being held on Sat., Oct. 14, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Give back to your community by helping people have a fun, enjoyable time! A variety tasks are available including: help with setting up prior to the day of the event, working during the event, and cleaning up the day after the event. The Friends of Kinder Farm also have a variety of ways you can help out around the park throughout the year, from being a docent at the Farm House to tending the gardens.

You can volunteer to help with a specific project or take part in projects that are ongoing. To sign up, for the Fall Harvest or other volunteer opportunities, visit http://kinderfarmpark.org/vols.html#fallfest. Questions? Email: contact@kinderfarmpark.org.


Join a Team that Makes a Difference

Volunteers are needed to work on projects for the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office in its Annapolis and Glen Burnie locations. Work alongside support staff, victim witness advocates, and attorneys. Be a part of the team and make a difference in your community! We are looking for focused, analytical, detail-oriented individuals who enjoy solving puzzles. Computer literacy is a must and background checks are required. Internships available. Contact Jane Strong, 410-222-1740 ext. 3895 or sastro88@aacounty.org.


The Lost Towns Project

Join the Lost Towns Project on Gibson Island, where they will be conducting block excavations on 9/27, 9/28, 10/4, 10/5, 10/6, 10/12, 10/13, 10/19, and 10/20/17 to document a possible earthfast 17th century structure that is overlapping with 18th and 19th century structures. The Linniston earthfast dwelling, which could date as early as the mid-17th century, represents one of the most historically significant historic sites discovered in Anne Arundel County in the last three decades. The structure is believed to be directly connected to the William Worthington Family, as documented in historical records. For more information and to register to attend the excavation, please email Volunteers@losttownsproject.org. In addition, please join them on Fri., 9/29/17, to prepare the Skipwith’s site in Harwood, MD for hibernation by backfilling the excavation areas. As a thank you for assisting in the backfilling, volunteers will earn a Lost Towns Project hat or be treated to lunch at Pirates Cove! www.losttownsproject.org.


Fathers Helping Fathers

The mission of The Father Academy is to enhance the lives and relationships of fathers with their children through peer mentoring, education, and support. The Academy is looking for fathers who feel like they’ve gotten a good handle on fatherhood, as well as fathers who want help. The Father Academy needs dads who are willing to commit to a 9-month program where they will provide each other peer mentoring and education based on the Responsible Fatherhood curriculum. For additional information, contact Christopher Moore at 240-547-9806 or chris@thefatheracademy.org. See website at- http://thefatheracademy.wixsite.com/thefatheracademy.


Help the Homeless

The Winter Relief Program runs Mid-October through early April at Rotating
Locations. 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.


Fight Cancer! Give Hope!

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults (UCF) provides free support programs, education, and resources to benefit young adults affected by cancer, as well as their family and friends, while promoting awareness and prevention of cancer. The UCF relies on volunteers to help us spread our message hope and fight. If you have free time and are committed to enhancing lives by supporting, educating and connecting young adults, and their loved ones, affected by cancer please contact us. They need volunteers for a variety of positions working directly with young adult cancer patients, survivors, and their families. For more information about current volunteer opportunities contact volunteers@ulmanfund.org (410)-964-0202 x105. See web site at: www.ulmanfund.org.


LOTS of Volunteers Needed

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. Visit the website to register at www.aacounty.org/hrd. Questions? Contact 410-269-4749 or justin.bieler@maryland.gov.

Also, the Volunteer Center will be there to check-in volunteers and we need 4-5 people to help with Volunteer Registration starting at 9 am on Oct. 28th. If you would like to help with this please contact Lisa at 410-897-9207 or lisa@aacvc.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.


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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