Volunteers Make A Difference!

Have you been thinking about getting more engaged in your community or wondered what is involved in becoming a mentor? Join us for one of our upcoming Mentoring 101 sessions! The Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center, will be hosting 3 sessions this spring. Sign up and learn what it takes to be a mentor and meet representatives from some of the local organizations. We will help you register with the mentor program that is the best fit for you!


(Limited to leaders from AACO Mentoring Programs)
Questions? Contact Deidra at deidra@aacvc.org or 410-897-9207.

Coming Soon: The Annapolis Film Festival

The 2018 Annapolis Film Festival Posters and Postcards are ready for distribution into our local communities. And AFF needs volunteers to deliver the posters to businesses all around the county. If you would like to help, call the Film Festival office to reserve a delivery area near you. You will also need to drop by the AFF office Monday through Friday from 10 am-6 pm to pick up the posters, post cards and tape. The address is 107 Annapolis Street, Annapolis, Suite J (in the back of the building). They will advise you on good locations for the posters/postcards. Call the Film Festival office ASAP to volunteer for this: 410-263-3444. Other Film Festival Volunteer Opportunities coming next week.

STEM Mentors

Boys and Girls Clubs of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County (BGCAA) is looking for STEM Mentors. Volunteers, age 14 and up, are needed every Thursday from Mar.1 through May 24, 2018 from 5 – 6 p.m., at 1710 Meade Village Circle, Severn, MD 21144. For more information and to sign up, visit The Volunteer Center web site at https://www.aacvc.org/opportunity.
BGCAA is a non-profit organization consisting of five clubs in A.A. County. The mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. They strive to help all members stay on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future. The Club is a safe place for youth come to come after school to receive tutoring, computer education, sports training, homework help, and mentoring. Volunteers are also needed as tutors, mentors, assistants in computer labs, arts & crafts, sports coaching, and as administrative help in the office. For more information on volunteer opportunities or to request an application, please contact Matt Kountz at RMKountz@bgcaa.com or call 410-263-2542.

Change a Life

Chrysalis House, Inc. is currently recruiting volunteers. If you are willing to spare a few hours a week or a month, they would like to hear from you. If you are 18 years or older, you can play a role in the vision to assist more drug and alcohol recovering women and their children. You must be drug and alcohol free and able to pass a criminal background check. They are currently in need of the following types of volunteers:  Daycare Assistance, Board Member, Clerical Assistance, Group Facilitators (Computer, Employment, & GED Skills), Grounds Keeping, Gardening, Landscaping, and Building maintenance and upkeep. If interested in volunteering at Chrysalis House, please download and complete out the Volunteer Application at  http://www.chrysalishouses.org/work-with-us and email it to lweisman@chrysalishouses.org.

Support the Mane Event  

Mane Event is a non-profit corporation that gives lessons in horsemanship and horseback riding to children and adults with a wide range of emotional, cognitive and physical disabilities. These therapeutic riding lessons are conducted under the supervision of a PATH International certified instructor. In addition to therapeutic riding, The Center also offers hippotherapy, equine facilitated therapy for riders with specific and prescribed therapy goals. Hippotherapy sessions are led by a licensed physical, occupational or speech therapist. Volunteers are used in certain capacities in both therapeutic riding and hippotherapy to provide assistance to the rider/client and to manage/control the horse. Volunteers are also needed to care for the horses, assist with barn chores, special events and fundraising. For more information contact Amy Wilcox at hgwilcox2@yahoo.com or 410-662-7858. www.maneeventride.org

Help Pets in Need 

Anne Arundel County Feeding Pets in Need collects and provides pet food and supplies to food banks, food pantries, and homeless shelters to help reduce hunger of pets that belong to homeless and the less fortunate in our communities. Donations are accepted at various locations in Anne Arundel County.   For more information, email aaco.helphomelesspets@gmail.com. Also see their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/feedingpetsinneed/.

 Empower Others

The mission of Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services, Inc. (LARS) is to assist individuals in crisis by providing the tools, resources, and skills needed to empower them with confidence and a sense of competence. LARS helps people to solve problems and to become self-sufficient so that stability can be returned to their lives. LARS serves thousands of individuals and/or families each year. Volunteers are needed to help with pantry stocking and delivery, office assistance, and fundraising including coordinating events. They are also looking for dedicated individuals to join the Board of Directors. See http://www.laureladvocacy.org/board-and-staff.html for more information on how to apply. To volunteer, fill out the online form at http://www.laureladvocacy.org/volunteer.html.  For more information contact Angelica Christian at achristian@laureladvocacy.org or 301-776-0442.

Come to the Party!

Music 4 More is having its 10th Anniversary Celebration, Saturday March 10 from 7PM-11PM, at Metropolitan Kitchen &Lounge.  There will be performances from Zee Band from the Priddy Music Academy, Paul Pfau and Jimi Haha. Tickets are only $30 and all proceeds benefit Music 4 More. Attend the party and hear some great music! Information and tickets sales can be found at – https://whatsuptix.com/events/music-4-more-celebrates-10-years.  Music 4 More’s mission is to repair and recycle instruments to give to underserved public schools and music therapy programs for veterans. Art guitar done by Felicia Holmes from Palmer Art House Studios.  https://music4more.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

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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