The weather might not make sense, but volunteering does. Shovel out some time to help others 3.22.18


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 – SOLD OUT
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.

Usher in the New Season

Compass Rose Theater in Annapolis is seeking volunteers to usher show performances through May 20, 2018. Ushers will not be needed during the summer months, but they will be needed again starting in September 2018 through May 2019. Show Times are: Thursdays at 7:00 pm, Fridays at 8:00 pm, Saturdays at 8:00 pm, and Sundays at 2:00 pm. Ushers are entitled to a free ticket to any subsequent performances which are not sold out, and do not have to stay for the entire performance, and can leave after intermission is over. For more info and to volunteer, contact Melody Henson at or 410-980-6662. See


Maryland Therapeutic Riding needs volunteers for the Annual Derby Day Benefit. May 4 -6, 2018 (several shifts): Volunteers are needed to assist with a variety of tasks to include set up, event registration, silent and live auction monitors, cashiers, clean up, and more. Volunteers are needed Fri., May 4 from 12-6 pm for set up, Sat., May 5 from 9 am-11:30 pm for set up, event registration, silent and live auction monitors, cashiers, and more, and Sunday, May 6 from 9am-12pm for cleanup and load out. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old to assist with set up and clean-up and 18 years old to volunteer during the event. Groups are welcome! If you are interested in volunteering for this event or for more information, please contact Paige at or 410-923-6800, or sign up at

Located in Crownsville, Maryland Therapeutic Riding (MTR) is a Premier Accredited Therapeutic Riding Center that offers therapeutic horseback riding lessons and other equine based therapies for children and adults with special needs. For more information or other ways to volunteer visit the website at to download a volunteer application.

Get Creative !

West Arundel Creative Arts (WACA) is a nonprofit arts organization with the goal to bring classes, events, performances, and arts of all kinds to Western Anne Arundel County. Even if you don’t live in West County, you are welcome to participate in classes and shows, attend events, or volunteer at the center of the arts. WACA is seeking volunteers for a variety of tasks at its Hanover, MD location. Help is needed with weekly cleaning tasks throughout the facility. In addition, there are tasks to be done throughout the Center associated with organizing supplies, the tech room, costumes and accessories, preparing bulletin boards, and grounds maintenance. Also, there is a need for program help including tasks associated with outreach activities, managing & directing performances, ticket sales, soliciting sponsorship, and more. For more information and to volunteer, email Roxanne Vietmeier Beach at See web site at:

AAMC Auxiliary

Anne Arundel Medical Center Auxiliary are seeking adult volunteers, age 18 and up, to join their Auxiliary to share talents and make a difference by improving the lives of others; volunteers give back to your community by contributing to patient care and satisfaction while benefitting themselves in the process. They have many areas of interest including: Customer Service, Emergency Department, Diagnostic Center, Retail (Gift Shops or our resale boutique), Clerical/Computer/data entry positions, and Website management. To join the Auxiliary, contact 443-481-5055 to sign up for a volunteer information session; then you must submit a volunteer application and attend an orientation and training. Contact Virginia Joy, Manager of Volunteer Services or 443-481-5055.

Books, Books, Books & History

The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society Annual Book Sale is coming on Saturday, May 5th and needs volunteers to move books from the Kuethe Library to the Improvement Assn. Building next door at 19 Crain Hwy S, Glen Burnie starting at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday May 3rd. Help is also need to move the unsold books back starting at 3:00 pm on Saturday, May 5. This is a great opportunity for students to earn their service hours! Express Interest online at

AACHS will also need volunteers for their 28th Annual Strawberry Festival on June 2nd. Volunteers will help set up on Friday at the Benson-Hammond House on Aviation Blvd. in Linthicum. Shifts flexible 8 am – 5 pm on Friday. More volunteers will be needed during the Festival on Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Express interest online at:

If you love history, this is a job for you! The Ann Arundell County Historical Society needs docents at the historic Benson-Hammond House in Linthicum. Docents guide visitors through this 1820’s farmhouse that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and interpret the rich history of truck farming in northern Anne Arundel County. The House is open Saturdays from 11am – 3pm and Sundays from 12pm – 3pm. Your days of work are flexible and training will be provided. Contact Becky Morris at 443-837-8196 or

Last Chance to be part of the Festival

Many Shifts Still Open: Friday – Sunday
The 2018 Annapolis Film Festival starts this week and 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 ticket sales, venue management, merch sales, line wrangling, operations, hospitality, or other needs sign up today. Any volunteer who completes one shift or more will receive a special Volunteer Pass which allows you into unlimited screenings via the “stand-by” line. To sign up, fill out the from at, you will then be sent a Sign Up Genius link to pick your shifts.

Arthritis Foundation

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 5:30pm-7:00pm, Walk to Cure Arthritis Kickoff Party at The Greene Turtle in Annapolis, MD. (Presentation to begin at 6 PM). Meet and hear from the 2018 Honorees – Learn about the 2018 Annapolis Walk to Cure Arthritis -Learn about how to use the NEW walk website to start your team, recruit team members, and fundraise! – Gather all of the materials you need to help you be successful in recruiting team members and fundraising. Light snacks and desserts will be included. RSVP to Megan Pocta at, or call 443-948-6627.

The Walk is Saturday, May 19, 2018, 9:00 a.m., at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. Whether you’re an arthritis warrior yourself or care about someone who is, sign up and WALK to CURE Arthritis. For help or more information about the Walk to Cure Arthritis – Annapolis, contact Megan Pocta at, or call 443-948-6627. See web site at 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 |

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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