Be the Mentor You Wish You Had 3.15.18


Have you been thinking about getting more engaged in your community or wondered what is involved in becoming a mentor? Children in Annapolis and surrounding areas are in great need of mentors and positive role models. Please join us for one of our free 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!

Mentoring 101
Thursday March 22 5:30 – 7:30PM

Mentoring 101
Saturday April 28 8:30 – 10:30

Mentoring 101
Wednesday May 9 5:30 – 7:30

Questions? Contact Deidra at or 410-897-9207.

The Annapolis Film Festival Needs You!

The 2018 Annapolis Film Festival will be here soon an needs lots of volunteer to make it happen. There are a variety of positions and needs to make the festival run smoothly and they count on community support! If you are interested in assisting with box office, ticket sales, venue management, line wrangling, operations, AV, hospitality, transportation or other needs sign up today. Any volunteer who completes one shift or more will receive a special Volunteer Pass which allows the volunteer into unlimited screenings via the “stand-by” line. Volunteers are also asked to attend an orientation on March 18th at 2 pm. To sign up, fill out the from at, you will then be sent a Sign Up Genius link to pick your shifts.

Anne Arundel – Annapolis CERT

Anne Arundel – Annapolis Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) has announced its spring 2018 dates for Basic 20 hour CERT Training. Volunteer to become a trained member of your community in emergency response. The training will be held on Friday, April 27 from 6pm-9pm, Sat., April 28 from 8am-5pm, and Sun., April 29, 2017 from 8am-3pm at the Fire Training Academy in Millersville. A disaster simulation will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 8am-1pm at the same location. Everyone completing the course receives a nationally recognized certification and the opportunity to join Anne Arundel-Annapolis CERT as a member. Visit for more information and for a registration link. For questions and to volunteer as a victim on May 5, contact

Bello Machre

8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Sat. June 9, 2018, Every Step Counts Walk, Bike, 5K Run: This fun event is being held at Anne Arundel Community College. Many volunteers are needed to help make this day a success including: help with greeting, set-up, route support, food service and clean-up, and more; families and group volunteers are welcome. For more information and to register, visit the website at and click on Events. For questions and to volunteer to help with the event, contact Michele Marshall, Manager of Outreach and Volunteer Services at Bello Machre at 443-702-3064 or; volunteers may also sign up online at

Foster Parents Support Group of Anne Arundel County

The Foster Parent’s Support group of Anne Arundel County is looking for responsible adults and older teens to babysit the children during their monthly meetings. These families gather once a month to discuss the issues, questions and responsibilities associated with caring for a child during a difficult time in their lives. Babysitters are needed to watch the foster children in a nearby room while the parents are in the meeting. The meetings are held on the 1st Friday of each month from 6-8pm at Centerpoint Church near the mall in Annapolis. Teens, adults and seniors are all encouraged to participate. One time or consistent commitments are all appreciated. Contact Janice Keating at for more information.

Living Classrooms Foundation

The Living Classrooms Workforce Development team currently needs adult volunteers to assist our team with the overall management and program delivery of the workforce development center. Days/Times volunteers are needed: Mondays 9:00am – 4:00pm; Tuesdays 9:00am – 2:00pm; and Fridays, 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. For more information and to volunteer, contact Erin Myers at 410.685.0295 x.291 or For more information about Living Classrooms visit the web site at:

Men Aiming Higher

Men Aiming Higher, Inc. (Annapolis Arts, Sports and Leadership Academy) is a broad-based collaborative initiative to improve the lives of young people, mentoring them as they complete their education and achieve economic self-sufficiency through the development of empowerment skills and meaningful employment. Men Aiming Higher strives to energize and encourage positive self-esteem and life values on which to build a successful and productive life. Volunteers are needed to work with youth during our summer and school year programs. Our summer program meets Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to Noon from June thru August and consists of a basketball league and leadership training; our school-year program meets one Saturday per month from 9:00 a.m. – Noon from September – June and consists of leadership training, tutoring, mentoring, field trips, community service projects, etc. Volunteers are needed to set up and breakdown tables/chairs, scorekeepers, registration, hall monitors, set up and serve refreshments, basketball clinic instructors, volunteer coordinator, grant writers, special events coordinator, marketing & communications, program evaluator, Parent University Coordinator. Questions? Contact Tamla Bias, Opportunity Coordinator at or 410-703-1898. For more information see web site at –

North County High School – Mock Interviews

North County High School (10 E. 1st Avenue, Glen Burnie, MD 21061) needs adult volunteers to conduct mock job interviews with 11th grade students on April 19, 20, May 31, and June 1, 2018. Students have been discussing topics such as: appropriate dress, eye contact, oral communication, courtesy, assertiveness, and resume writing in their English classes. The program is designed to give students a chance to practice their newly learned skills by offering a one-on-one interview with an adult from outside the school; we are simply looking for people who are willing to give some time to help this generation become more competent in their interviewing skills, and no experience is necessary. Instructions and sample questions are available as well as an evaluation sheet. If you would like to volunteer, please go to: or contact Barbara Dziedzic via email at

Reading Partners

April 14, 2018, 9:00 a.m., Run for Reading Partners: Volunteers and participants on behalf of the Reading Partners Baltimore community are being sought for this event (2018 Under Armour Sole of the City 10K presented by Kelly). The 10K will make a circle around the harbor before ending back at the Charm City Run McHenry Row store in Locust Point, Baltimore. Volunteer with us. To assist our community partner, Charm City Run, we are assembling a team of volunteers to assist with course marshaling, water stops, and more. Volunteers can fundraise, too, and earn the same team perks as our runners. Questions? Contact To sign up online visit:

Financial Literacy Lessons

Severna Park High School Friday, March 23, 2018 from 8:30-9:30 a.m., Financial Literacy Lessons: The Severna Park High School’s Business Advisory Board has developed financial literacy lessons for 10th -12th graders to be delivered to students during their advisory period. In an effort to provide meaningful conversation about financial topics, the group is looking for volunteers to help present financial literacy lessons to students during a classroom advisory period. The presentation can be downloaded by the presenters a few weeks prior to the date by accessing and will include talking points and classroom discussion questions. We need your help in making this event meaningful and relevant for our students. Are you willing to be a presenter and share your expertise? Please register at the following link- . Contact Joanne Brack, Signature Program Facilitator, at, or 410-544-0900 for more information.

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 and tell us how it went.
Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center | 410.897.9207 |

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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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