Everyday is a chance to volunteer 10.04.17

Scream for Halloween  

Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 4pm-9pm, Letts Scream Halloween at YMCA Camp Letts.

Letts Scream Halloween raises funds to help local children and young adults have a transformative experience at summer camp. Camp Letts needs volunteers to help on the day of the event with Setup/Breakdown, Haunted Trail, hosting Trick-or-Treat cabins, and leading a variety of activities such as pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, food stations, camp fire, photo booth, parking, and more. 4-hour or longer shifts are available, but shorter shifts can be arranged. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Register online to volunteer at: www.aacvc.org/Opportunity/Calendar. Questions? Contact the Volunteer Committee at 410-919-1410, Hannah.jakob@ymcadc.org, and view the flyer for more event information at http://www.campletts.org/wp-content/uploads/Letts-Scream-Halloween-Flyer.pdf.


Give an Oyster a Hand 

Volunteers are needed to hand out cages and bags of oyster spat to the participants of Marylanders Grow Oysters. Pick-Ups happen at Londontown Community Pier (volunteers at this location will have to wade-in to above knee water) and Hillsmere Marina(here you can stay dry!).

Pick-Up Days:

Saturday, October 7th from 9-11 AM (Londontown)

Thursday, October 12th from 5-6:30 PM (Londontown)

Saturday, October 14th from 9-11 AM (Hillsmere)

Thursday, October 19th from 5-6:30 PM (Hillsmere)

If interested in volunteering: reply to Jaclyn Fisher at jaclyn@southriverfederation.net or (301) 787-6339


Fun Fall Festivals

Anne Arundel Co. Rec. & Parks is announcing volunteer opportunities for the following events:

* Sat.-Sun., Oct. 21-22, Art @ the Park: Friends of Quiet Waters Park are seeking volunteers to help with this year’s event in two hour shifts from 9:30am-5:30 pm, Sat.-Sun., Oct. 21-22 at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. Volunteers will be needed to help with the raffle, manning an information table, and serving as a host to assist visitors and exhibitors. Volunteers will receive free admission to the festival. For more information and to sign up send an email with your name and preferred shift and day to festival@fqwp.org.

For more details, see web site at http://fqwp.org/art/arts-and-music-festival/. Art @ the Park is a Mid-Atlantic regional festival featuring original art work from approx. 70 exhibitors in 14 categories. It includes music, art demonstrations, activities, specialty food, wine and beer.
* Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 7:45 a.m., Bark ‘N Dash 5K and Family Dog Walk is being held at Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis. The race starts at 9:00 a.m. Volunteers are needed on the day of the event starting at 7:45 a.m. to assist with race support, be a course monitor, register participants and give out race bags, mark course, and take pictures. Volunteers should arrive at 7:45 a.m. to register and get volunteer assignments. Express Interest at www.aacvc.org/OpportunityCalendar.

Questions? Contact Colleen Joseph at rpjose22@aacounty.org or 410-222-7313.


Gardens for Heroes

Gardens for Heroes mission is to nurture wounded veterans and their families with the development of private and public therapeutic gardens and horticulture vocational programs. They are looking for members of military families, gardeners, horticulture professionals and community-minded individuals who will help share their mission with the military and garden/horticulture communities. These individuals will help communicate the research that has proven the healing powers of gardens and champion horticulture therapy as one of the holistic approaches to suicide prevention.  For more information contact them at amdaniel@gardensforheroes.org or 410-349- 0600.   www.gardensforheroes.org


Volunteer & Enjoy the Show  

Volunteer Ushers and Greeters are being sought for a series of six concerts to be held on Saturday evenings on Oct. 21, Dec. 2, 2017 & Jan. 27, Feb. 24 and April 28, 2018 at 7:30 pm. All Maryland Concert Series events are held at North County High School, in Glen Burnie. Volunteers are allowed to stay for the concerts. Their mission is to provide quality, live entertainment to Northern Anne Arundel County and the surrounding areas, at a reasonable cost on a subscription basis. For more information about volunteering as an usher or greeter, contact Theresa Fries at theresafries@aol.com or 443 254-1315.  www.mdconcertseries.org


Help the Terps Against Hunger

Terps Against Hunger will be hosting its Fourth Annual UMD Homecoming Community Service Event at the University of Maryland Coliseum on the College Park campus on 10/22/2017.  They’ll be bringing together over 3,000 volunteers to package 300,000 meals in a single day. All UMD students, staff, faculty, alumni, parents/family members, and local community members are welcome to join in packaging highly nutritious non-perishable meals for children and families in need in the DC-metro area. Volunteers work in units to pack meals in an assembly line fashion. All meals are donated locally, working with a network of trusted partners. Primary areas served include: Montgomery, Prince Georges, Howard, and Anne Arundel Counties in Maryland; Washington D.C.; Northern Virginia. This event is perfect for volunteers of all ages. For Middle/High School students, they are able to provide community service forms for your schools. Sign up for one or more shifts online at: http://tah.ivolunteer.com/umd_hc_2017. (Twelve shifts of one hour and 20 minutes each are available throughout the day). Questions? Contact Jonathan Fix at 240-723-5289 or jonathan.fix@terpsagainsthunger.com.


Light the Night Walk

The Maryland Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society announces its “Light the Night Walk” on Sat., Nov. 11, 2017 at 4:30 p.m., at Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD. Volunteers are needed to assist in areas such as: set-up and break-down, check-in, water stops, route guides, team photos, mission tent, and more. For more info and to volunteer visit:http://www.lightthenight.org/events/baltimore  or email supportservices@lls.org.

The Society’s mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. For more information about the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society visit: http://www.lls.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 1-2 more people to help with Volunteer Registration for the later shift 11:30 am – 3 pm on Oct. 28th.  If you would like to help with this please contact Lisa at 410-897-9207 or lisa@aacvc.org

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