Where will Volunteering take YOU? – 11.9.17

Where will Volunteering take YOU?

The leaves are changing and it’s finally getting cold, so it must be Fall! This is the time of year when we see so many new volunteer opportunities. But don’t think of volunteering as a one time thing because you never know what path that experience could lead to. You just have to take the first step.
See below for ideas or our website for more.

 Let’s get those hands moving!

Bello Marche needs volunteers at their main office at 7765 Freetown Rd. in Glen Burnie, MD 21060 on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm to help stuff and seal 5000 envelopes for their annual holiday fundraising appeal. Your time will make all the difference to folks served by Bello Machre. Two shifts are available: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. or 1:00-4:00 p.m. Please sign up HERE.  Contact Michele at 443-702-3064 or Michele.Marshall@bellomachre.org with questions.

Resist the weeds! 

Anne Arundel Weed Resistance’s mission is to empower and enable individuals and groups within the county to have a positive influence on the health and sustainability of the forests and natural areas in their communities. They are seeking volunteers that are interested in the removal and management practice of invasive species of plants.
Sat, November 11, 2017 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Weed Warriors Training:Volunteers interested in learning about weed resistance are invited to attend this training session being held at the Odenton Regional Library, 1325 Annapolis Rd, Odenton, MD 21113. When attending events, please bring your work gloves, hat, water, bug spray, sunscreen, and pruners and loppers if you have them. Tools will be available to borrow for those who don’t have them. Dress for the weather, including closed-toe shoes. After a brief presentation and discussion, you’ll walk, discuss invasive plant species we encounter, and practice removal techniques.
Sign up online at: www.aacvc.org/OpportunityCalendar. Web site at https://www.anne-arundel-weed-resistance.org/.  Questions?  Contact Alisha Parzanese at volunteer@anne-arundel-weed-resistance.org or 443-534-8551.

Give the gift of music! 

Music 4 More, a nonprofit that repairs and recycles musical instruments to school music programs and music therapy programs for veterans is looking for volunteers to help with their Book Fair at Barnes and Nobles Annapolis on December 12 between 9AM-9PM. Volunteers are needed to wrap gifts and staff a booth in the store. Flexible shifts are available throughout the day.
They are also looking for businesses that would be drop off locations for incoming instrument donations and volunteers to help with donation pickups and deliveries. For more information contact Deidra info@music4more.org or 443-257-2582. See website at: http://www.music4more.org/.

Charm School 

Charm School’s mission is to maximize the potential of young adults by providing enriching and entertaining experiences to boost their self-esteem, personal presentation, and professional image. Volunteers are needed to serve in a variety of positions to help as greeters or receptionist, in customer service, public relations/marketing, grant writing, photography and teaching. For more information and to volunteer, contact Prof. Cheryl Higgins at 240-354-4220 or acharmschool@aol.comhttp://www.acharmschool.com/

Mock Interviewers Needed

Volunteers are needed to conduct
Mock Interviews and provide Career Guidance for all 11th-grade students at various high schools.  Help them cultivate real world experience, taking the topics introduced in 11th-grade English of résumé writing, interviewing, and networking and practicing them with an adult from outside the school.  You can sign up for a few hours or volunteer all day. Instructions and sample questions are provided.
Annapolis High School – December 11-13 from 7:30 am to 2:15pm.  To register visit: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4ea9a929abfb6-annapolis/22901594. Contact Becky Hogan, rhogan@aacps.org, with questions.
Southern High School, 4400 Solomons Island Road, Harwood – Tues. Dec. 12 (Two shifts are available: 7:30 am – 8:50 am or 9:35-10:55 am); Wed., Dec. 13 (Four shifts available between 7:30 am-2:15 pm), and ; Thurs., Dec. 14 (Three shifts available between 7:30 am – 12:20 pm).  To register visit:http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4faeab2fa4f58-southern1. Contact Jenn Osterfeld, jenn@mzumc.com, with questions.
Arundel High School, 1001 Annapolis Road, Gambrills –  Nov. 30 & Dec 1, 2017: three shifts are available between the hours of 9:35 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b44aeac22a1fd0-mock.  To sign up contact Sherri Billheimer at SBillheimer@AACPS.org.

Join in the Conference

Sat., Nov. 18, 2017 8:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m., “Make the Most of Your Moments” Conference: Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Office of School & Family Partnerships, invite those who have or work with children in AA County Schools to attend a Family Involvement Conference being held at Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD 21012. Join us to learn more about how families and schools can work together for the success of all children. A keynote speaker will kick off the morning and then will be followed by your choice of 2 breakout sessions from 11 different topics of interest to those who have or work with children from preschool through high school. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Spanish interpreters will be present. For other language requests, please call 410-222-5417. Limited child care is available for children ages 3 – 12. Pre-registration for child care is required; call 410-222-5309. Registration for the event is also required at www.aacps.org/conference.  Questions? Contact Anne Weaver at 410-222-5414 or AWEAVER1@AACPS.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.
Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center | 410.897.9207 | info@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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