What are You doing for Others ? 1.18.18

What are You doing for Others ?
MLKMLK Day may have been a few days ago, but we can consider his teachings everyday of the year. He challenged people with the question, “What are you doing for others?” and we propose that you ask it too. Many of you will have a long list of answers and some may be looking for ways to do more. Either way, we have some ideas for you.
See below for ideas or our website for more.

AngelWing Project

The AngelWing Project, Inc., (AWP) is a non-profit performing arts organization that promotes the development of the performing arts in the local community. They are an organization that will positively impact our community by providing uplifting, entertaining shows and events to inspire appreciation for and participation in the arts. They will encourage and promote new artists with a passion for the performing arts, and they invite those who want to develop these skills and talents in this area to get involved. They are looking for volunteers, (experienced or novice) to help put on top notch productions.

They need actors, writers, technicians, stage crew, set designers, costume designers. Questions? Contact Angela Wilson at angelwingproject07@gmail.com or 443-433-6250. For more information see web site at http://www.theangelwingproject.org/.

Anne Arundel Weed Resistance

 Anne Arundel Weed Resistance will be removing Invasive Species of Plants at Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary on Sat., February 10, 2018 from 10am to 12pm. Please dress appropriately for this volunteer pulling event. Appropriate clothing is long sleeve shits, long pants, a hat, leather gloves (if you have them), and sturdy closed toe shoes. You are welcome to bring any hand tools, such as pruners and loppers, to this pulling event. Water and refreshments will be provided for volunteers. If you do not have any hand tools or work gloves, they will provide them for you. You do not need to have previous training in order to attend this pulling event. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Alisha Parzanese at 443)-534-8551 or annearundelwr@gmail.com with any questions. Volunteers may sign up online at the Volunteer Center website at:  www.aacvc.org/calendar.

Christian Assistance Program Food Pantry 

The mission of the Christian Assistance Program located in Odenton is to provide food to needy individuals in the Gambrills, Hanover, Odenton, and Severn areas of Anne Arundel County. We have a critical need for able bodied Carriers on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., and Thursdays from 3 – 5 p.m. to carry grocery bags to cars. Baggers are also needed to bag groceries at these times. Baggers must be able to lift up to 15 lbs. and some bending and reaching is required. Carriers must be able to carry up to 25-35 lbs. of groceries up 8 steps to be placed in carts taken to clients’ cars. Both baggers and carriers work in teams of two people. In addition, volunteers are needed to help with the registration of clients with the Pantry; registration requires the least physical strength but requires organizational and people skills. Substitutes are also needed for back up of the above positions to fill in for regulars unable to meet their regular schedules. For more information, contact Amy Gantt at aggantt2@aol.com or 410-733-6022 and see web site at http://www.severnumc.com/CAP.

Ushers Needed!

 Maryland Hall is holding orientation sessions on 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.

Be a Reading Partner

Reading Partners is a nonprofit organization that recruits and trains community volunteers to provide one-on-one literacy tutoring to students who are struggling with reading. Tutors use a highly effective, easy to use curriculum, receive in-person training and on-site support, and have an opportunity to make a tangible difference. To volunteer, you must be 14 or older, commit to as little as one-hour a week (M-Th, 8am-3pm), attend an in-person Tutor Orientation, and pass a background check. Devoting just one-hour each week to a student can make a tremendous impact. For more information and to apply, see web site at https://mdvol18.my-trs.com/. If you have questions or concerns before signing up, or if you would prefer to apply with the help of a staff members, then please contact (410) 585-7600 or volunteerBAL@readingpartners.org.

Gardens Bring Unity

Unity Gardens is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides grants up to $1,000 to community organizations, neighborhoods, and schools for community greening projects. The mission is to empower local groups to build leadership and partnership through the creation of neighborhood greening projects that enhance the quality of life throughout Anne Arundel County. Unity Gardens is in urgent need of skilled volunteers willing to dedicate a few hours a month. If interested, volunteers also may be considered for board membership. We are specifically in need of individuals with skills in: Event planning & promotion; Accounting/bookkeeping; Financial planning for non-profits/small businesses; Fundraising; Grant research / writing; and, Communication/social media. Please consider donating a small amount of time to help Unity Gardens continue to support valuable community greening projects in Anne Arundel County. If interested, provide a brief statement of your qualifications to unitygardensaa@gmail.com. Qeuestions? Call 443 333-9285. See web site at http://www.unitygardens.org

Reveal your Hidden Aspirations

Ganga Library’s Vision is to provide media pertaining to Alfred Nobel and Laureates in the form of an online, global, multilingual, comprehensive, interactive and nonprofit library to people, for the benefit of humankind.

Its mission is to globally meet the needs of people for obtaining ideas to solve scientific, social and planetary problems. The library will make every effort to procure or to create for its patrons, media pertaining to Alfred Nobel and Laureates and which they need for their education, teaching, research, social or visionary entrepreneurship, reading pleasure or to just satisfy their curiosity. Volunteer experts in a variety of disciplines are being sought to write articles or short biographies of Nobel winners, help with fund raising, posting information on the website, and more. Such volunteers may be located throughout the country or internationally. For more information, contact Dr. R.V. Nagaveni at info@gangalib.org or 202-340-6210; see website at: http://www.GangaLib.org.

Superbowl Weekend S(o)uper Bowl Food Drive

After the big Thanksgiving and Christmas food collections, this is always a light time for food donations, yet the need continues. Help restock the SPAN and ACAN, the local Severna Park food pantries. Donations spots will be all over Severna Park during Superbowl Weekend, Feb. 1 -3. Be a good neighbor and find a drop off location near you.
Click here more info on the food drive, or contact Julie Shay, JulieShay21@gmail.com.

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



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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