“Fall” into Something New; 11.2.17

AACPS & AVID Tutoring 

AVID Tutor Training is being held Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; Tues., Jan. 9, 12-3 p.m.; and, Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The 3-hour sessions are held alternately at the Board of Education (Parham Building) on Riva Rd. in Annapolis and the Carver Center in Gambrills; AVID tutors are needed to facilitate small groups of students during the AVID Tutorials. These students have gone through an application process and have been selected to participate in the AVID Program at their respective school. 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, age 18 and up, volunteer for a minimum of one hour per week, during regular school hours, at one of our AVID sites. AVID tutors would commit to at least one semester of tutoring in one of our 19 middle schools or 12 high schools. For more information about the program and to sign up for training, contact: Dot Arida at 410-222-5458 X1 or DARIDA@AACPS.org and visit website: http://www.aacps.org/avid.

Spanish Speakers Needed 

Spanish-speaking volunteers are needed
one morning a week for the Organization of Hispanics/Latin Americans of Anne Arundel County, located in the office of Social Services at 80 West Street in Annapolis. Help is given to clients in completing Social Services applications for medical assistance, financial assistance, supplemental nutrition assistance and job opportunities, among others, and to make phone calls to English speakers such as doctors, utility companies, Medicare, potential employers, etc. The staff also acts as interpreters during short interviews with case workers. Anyone interested in helping this good cause, for just one morning a week, please contact Pat at pcmuth@msn.com or 410-263-6938.

30,000 Trees ! Oh my! 

St. Luke’s Restoration of Nature project needs you! They will be removing invasive vegetation and planting thousands of native plants, shrubs, and trees. This project is in conjunction with the Anne Arundel Watershed Stewards Academy.
Upcoming workdays are 9 am to 3 pm, on Saturday Nov.4, Thursday Nov. 9 and Friday November 10, but any volunteer time (even an hour) is appreciated. Bring your gloves, shovel, and refillable water bottles. Restrooms available.

On November 4, they will also be joined by midshipmen from the U. S. Naval Academy.  For more info contact Daniel Walton:443-801-5222 or danielwalton390@gmail.com.  See the Facebook page for the progress so far: www.facebook.com/restorationofnature.

Jug Bay Post Turkey Trail 5K 

Saturday, November 25, 2017, 7:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Volunteers are needed for course monitoring, registration, refreshments, lining the course and as cheerleaders! This is a great opportunity for individuals and groups to come out and support their community.

Shifts available 7am – until events ends (around noon). Contact: Colleen Joseph rpjose22@aacounty.org or 410-222-7313.

For more information on participation in this event please visit the web at www.aacounty.org/recparks.


The Office of the Secretary of State (SOS) is in need of volunteers to join their team. They are seeking individuals with strong customer service skills to assist with basic Administrative duties including: data entry, scanning, scheduling, Internet research, etc. Training is available.
Come join the friendly, high energy staff and be a part of the inner workings of this important government office! To learn more about SOS and how they are improving lives every day, visit www.sos.maryland.gov. You’ll be amazed! The office is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and a minimum time commitment of one (1) or more 2-4 hour shifts weekly is expected. Contact Michael Schlein at 410-260-3863 or Michael.Schlein@Maryland.gov for more information.

Help for the holidays

All during the month of November 2017, individual volunteers, or groups of volunteers, are needed to rake leaves and to decorate Bello Machre homes for Thanksgiving.  Also, donations of Thanksgiving Dinner Baskets filled with non-perishable foods are needed for both the community homes and support services families in need. Donations of grocery store gift cards would also be appreciated. There is a continuing need for volunteers to help adults with development disabilities improve their reading skills, time commitment of one hour per week minimum, as well as volunteers to help at our front desk, answering phones and helping with other light administrative duties, For more information, and to volunteer or make donations, contact Michele Marshall, Manager of Outreach and Volunteer Services, at michele.marshall@bellomachre.orgor 443-702-3064.
Visit the web site at: http://bellomachre.org/you-can-help/volunteer for more information and to submit an online application.

Serving People Across Neighborhoods  

 SPAN in cooperation with area churches help persons in their community in need of crisis assistance because of evictions, utility turn-off notices, emergency medical or prescription needs, food pantry or other services. Span needs volunteers to staff the office, work in the food pantry, Monday and Wednesday mornings and donate food and other items for the pantry. Get your group to sponsor a food drive or pick up a few extra items when you shop and drop them off at SPAN Mon – Thurs, 10 am – 2 pm. One-time projects such as painting, cleaning windows, moving pantry shelves are also available.  Contact us at 410-647-0889 or SPANhelps@yahoo.com  / website: www.spanhelps.org.

Turkey Trot 5K 

Thursday, November 23, 2017, 6:00 – 10:30 am,Turkey Trot 5K Run: The Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot Charity 5K is a family event that raises urgently needed funds to support children and families in Central Maryland. There are seven 5k’s across the region: Baltimore City, Arnold, Bel Air, Ellicott City, Towson, Westminster, and Perry Hall.

They have a variety of opportunities on Thanksgiving morning including:1. Volunteer Coordinator 2. Set-up; 3. Race registration; 4. Packet Pick-up; 5. Food/Beverage Table; 6. Course Post; 7. Mile Sign Holder; 8. Water Station; 9. Clean-up/Breakdown; 10. Odd Job Runner; 11. Finish Line Assistant; 12. Photographer; and, 13. Parking/Traffic Attendant.
See website for more info and to register at https://ymdturkeytrot.org/volunteer/.  If you’re a group interested in volunteering please contact Eric Somerville ericsomerville@ymaryland.orgfor more information.


Mock Interviewers Needed

Old Mill High School, 

November 16-17, 2017

Volunteers are needed to conduct Mock Interviews and provide Career Guidance for 11th-grade students at Old Mill High School on November 16-17 from 7:30 am to 2:15pm.  Help them cultivate real world experience, taking the topics introduced in 11th-gradeEnglish of résumé writing, interviewing, and networking and practicing them with YOU, our community partners. You can sign up for a few hours or volunteer all day. To register visit:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d49a8a62ea3fd0-oldmill2. Contact Josh White, jtwhite@aacps.org, with questions.

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.
Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center | 410.897.9207| info@aacvc.org www.aacvc.org

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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