Why Do You Volunteer? 10.10.17

Time for Holiday Sharing 

 The Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services’ Holiday Sharing program matches donors to seniors and/or families in need during Thanksgiving & Christmas. Donors shop for food, clothing, and toys for the holiday and personally deliver to the household. Volunteers are needed at the Annapolis location for data entry and to answer and make phone calls October through December. If you’re interested please contact Tanya Clements at 410-269-4460 or tanya.steeleclements@maryland.gov.


Annapolis by Candlelight 

Historic Annapolis will be hosting its annual Annapolis by Candlelight Tour, Nov. 3rd & 4th. This year they are featuring the Murray Hill neighborhood. 350 volunteers are needed to greet people at the stops along the tour!  2 volunteer shifts each day, Friday and Saturday 4:30 pm – 7:15 pm and 6:45 pm – 9:15 pm. The greater need is for Saturday. All volunteers will be provided information for the houses, so you don’t need to worry about learning information before the tour – and you get to take the tour!  Click here to sign up to volunteer online by October 15th.  For more info contact Janet Hall at janet.hall@annapolis.org or 410.990.4514.


Plant Trees

Sat., October 14, 2014, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Spa Creek Conservancy needs volunteers to help with planting native trees and shrubs at the Chesapeake Children’s Museum ravine step pool/ regenerative storm water conveyance system that we installed last year. Native plants will be used to encourage habitats for wildlife and soil stabilization. For more information see website at: http://spacreek.net/, or contact web@spacreek.net.


Homework Help Needed 

The Stanton Community Center serves as a community resource that provides children and adults with recreational and cultural enrichment opportunities and health, medical, therapeutic, and counseling services.

Volunteers, age 18 and up, are needed as academic tutors for elementary, middle and high school students in the After School Homework Program Mondays through Thursdays, 3:00-6:00 p.m. from September-June to help with homework, core subjects, school projects and academic skills. Also needed are volunteers to help with the computer lab which is available free to city residents. For more information contact Archie Trader at 410-263-7966 or atrader@annapolis.gov. Web site: www.annapolis.gov/ at Department-Recreation & Parks.


Support Our Troops 

USO-Metro is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to “strengthening America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home, and country, throughout their service to the nation”  in Washington D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. In Anne Arundel County, USO-Metro offers volunteer opportunities at USO International Gateway Lounge at BWI, at Ft. Meade USO Center and at the Baltimore Military Entrance Processing Center (USOMEPS-also at Ft. Meade).  Service friendly adult volunteers are wanted in a variety of roles at each location.  Volunteers provide a home away from home as they check military IDs, greet guests, replenish snacks and coffee, and provide guests with general information and assistance. Volunteers are required to commit to completing two shifts monthly.  For specific site information and opportunities:  for USO BWI lounge contact Erin at eshutt@usometro.orgor 410-859-4425; for Ft Meade USO and USO MEPS contact Melyssa at mhaubenstricker@usometro.org or 410-305-0660.  https://metro.uso.org/support/volunteer.


The Caring Collection

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 9 am to 2pm, Caring Collection Production of Stained Glass Angel Artwork: Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks on Make a Difference Day to help prepare for an Open House to be held Nov. 11-12, 2017. This nonprofit organization raises funds for cancer research and patient care at Anne Arundel Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Hospital by making and selling stained glass angels and other stained glass artwork. Volunteers, age 14 and up, help make angels and other small artwork in the Annapolis studio on Tuesdays & Thursdays. No experience is needed.  Also there are many other job duties available that can be helpful both in the workshop and at home prior to the above dates, such as: Running errands, delivery and inventory of stained glass to gift shops; Updating displays at the medical centers; and helping with mailings. For more information and to volunteer, contact Bobbie Burnett at 410-849-5333 or caringcollection@gmail.com and www.caringcollection.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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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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