Volunteer in 2018 1.10.18

Volunteer More in 2018

It’s not to late to make a resolution to “Volunteer More in 2018”. In fact, its one of the best ones you could make because it’s so easy to keep with the help of the Volunteer Center. And gives you a great way to give back to the community. So make your list, then check our list every week for exciting new volunteer opportunities – and keep that resolution! See below for ideas or our website for more.
www.aacvc.org


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Last day to donate coats is January 16th!

The Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center is working with HOPE FOR ALL to make sure students and children in need have coats this winter.
• Donate new or gently used infant-adult winter coats
*Winter coats MUST BE CLEAN and washable. No dry clean only coats.
• Make sure you leave a note of hope in the pocket!
DROP OFF LOCATION: 2666 Riva Road – Lobby, Annapolis, MD
For more info: info@aacvc.org


Art for ALL 

Maryland Hall is holding orientation sessions from Tues., Jan. 23, 4:00 – 5:30pm OR Thurs., Jan. 25, 2018, 2:00 – 3:30pm,, (attend only one session) in Room 205 for prospective volunteers who will usher at Maryland Hall performances or assist at special events. Ushering requires some standing and walking, excellent customer service, and attendance at an additional training session soon after the orientation training. Special events volunteers will help a variety of tasks including set up prior to and close up at the end of the fall Arts Alive Gala and spring Art Auction or gallery receptions. Express interest at www.aacvc.org/calendar. Questions? Contact Reilly Kelbaugh at rkelbaugh@mdhallarts.org or 410-263-5544; extension 23. Also, if you have not filled out a volunteer application previously for Maryland Hall, please do so from their web site at  https://www.marylandhall.org/volunteers.


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The Annapolis Language Bank is looking for volunteers with a second language capability extend a warm welcome to area visitors who might have difficulty communicating in English. Volunteers also are called upon by Public Safety officials, health organizations, hospitals, the Red Cross, State, County and the City of Annapolis, and other organizations. If you or someone you know has a second language capability and is not currently listed as a Language Bank volunteer, we would urge a telephone call to the Communications Office, City of Annapolis, 410-263-7997 or E-mail: info@annapolis.gov. See web site at: https://www.annapolis.gov/790/Language-Bank.


Annapolis Maritime Museum

Are you a lover of the Bay and a history buff? Then come join the crew at the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park. Volunteer guides are needed to lead tours of our historic waterfront facility in Eastport. They are looking for outgoing and dedicated individuals to guide and inspire visitors, Wednesday-Sunday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Training and materials provided. Please call 410-295-0104 x 13, email museum@amaritime.org, or visit http://www.amaritime.org.


It’s almost Tax Time 

The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities is seeking volunteers for its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) which helps seniors and low income adults with their 2017 income tax forms. Volunteers are not required to have a financial background in order to help with tax returns, although CPAs, attorneys, bookkeepers and persons with financial training are encouraged to volunteer. Volunteers will be stationed at one of the county’s seven Senior Centers and will be available by appointment from Monday, February 5 through Friday, April 6, 2018. Volunteers will be certified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). They help only with simple tax returns, which will be filed electronically. Volunteers do not do tax returns involving partnerships or corporations, self-employed persons, or rental properties. If you are interested in being a VITA volunteer, contact Isaac Jones, Jr., at 410-222-1818 or agjone00@aacounty.org for more details.


Arts On Stage

The mission of Arts On Stage, Ltd. is to artistically, culturally and educationally enrich the minds of children through live, professional theatre productions. They hope to stimulate, encourage, educate, and promote interest in live theatre of all types in children of all ages. Ushers are needed to work on an occasional basis during the school day at live theatrical performances. A small stipend is offered, as well as opportunity to watch the presentations. Primary tasks include greeting, seating, and assisting school groups and families. For more information and to volunteer, contact Debbie Best at debbie@artsonstage.org or 410-252-8717; see website at www.artsonstage.org/.


Arundel House of Hope

Arundel House of Hope’s programs encompass a variety of services for individuals experiencing homelessness in Anne Arundel County. These include transitional housing through the Fouse Center, Permanent and Community Housing, Supportive Housing through the Safe Haven Program, the Resource and Day Center, and the Winter Relief rotating shelter program. General volunteer needs include administrative support, transportation to and from appointments, job counseling and life skills coaches, computer maintenance help, and persons to serve on the board of directors. Additional volunteer opportunities vary by location but include facilities maintenance and repair, grounds maintenance, and support of the clinic. Donations of food and clothing items, cleaning, office and kitchen supplies, paper products, toiletry items, landscaping tools, and more are also needed. Interested volunteers can contact Mario Berninzoni at MBerninzoni@ArundelHOH.org or 410-863-4888. Web site: www.arundelhoh.org.


Help the Hungry

 The mission of the Maryland Food Bank is to lead the movement and nurture the belief that together we can improve the lives of Marylanders by ending hunger. Volunteers continue to be needed at the Maryland Food Bank and can participate in a number of opportunities including: repacking donated food in the warehouse, helping bag and flash-freeze meals in the Charles T. Bauer Community Kitchen, and working directly with partner agencies to distribute food to hungry Marylanders. The new VolunteerHub makes it easier than ever to volunteer at the Baltimore location. To find out more and sign up, visit the website at mdfoodbank.org/volunteer or call 410-737-8282.


South Sudan Hope Network

The mission of this nonprofit located in Annapolis, MD is to provide support to those who have been affected by war and continue to be affected by the devastation in South Sudan; their goal is to restore the lives and welfare of communities of those so affected. Volunteers are needed to assist with social media updates, to organize and work at events, for tax preparation assistance, marketing, grant search and procurement assistance, and for fundraising coordination. For more information and to volunteer, contact Monica Lindsey at 240-210-6440 or southsudanhopenetwork@gmail.com. See more information at https://www.facebook.com/SouthSudanHope/.


History Judges Needed

Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, 3:30 – 6:30, p.m., Annual History Night Competition: Meade High’s Social Studies Department is hosting their fourth Annual History Night competition on Tuesday, Jan. 23, beginning at 3:30 in the Media Center of Meade High School. Each year they ask local industry and community members to volunteers to judge students on their ability to interpret the annual theme. This year’s theme is Conflict and Compromise. Your participation and feedback will help prepare the students for the spring competition. Volunteers should be able to evaluate a variety of projects without previous knowledge and communicate constructive criticism in a positive manner to teenagers. If you are interested, contact Beth Tipper at btipper@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

www.aacvc.org

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