Volunteers Add Value to the Community 3.29.18

JOIN US! (2)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
Saturday April 28 8:30 – 10:30

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

Questions? Contact Deidra at deidra@aacvc.org or 410-897-9207.


Take time to smell the roses

Downs Park in Pasadena is seeking a gardener who can tend to the rambling rose bushes and a rose arbor within Mother’s Garden. Mother’s Garden is a focal point with the park that is also used for weddings and photo shoots. The work would involve cutting back the roses in the spring, training the canes onto the arbor, and pruning out dead and diseased canes as needed. Knowledge and experience with identifying rose disease and problems is a plus. The work would primarily be March-September and only requires a few hours a month. They also need renovation work on the brick walkways within Mother’s Garden. No skills required as it is just a matter of pulling up broken bricks and replacing them with new ones. It is rewarding work as the results look great when finished. Tools supplied, schedule flexible. This project is the main focus of the garden work from March ’til the end of May 2018. For more information and to volunteer, contact David DeVault at 410-222-6230 or rpdeva00@aacounty.org.


Bay Community Support Services

Bay Community Support Services (Bay-CSS) has volunteer openings on their Quality Assurance Standing Committee. This is a unique opportunity to support Bay-CSS by helping to provide quality services to the individuals with disabilities and their families who are served by Bay-CSS. The Committee is comprised of Bay-CSS volunteers, staff and clients and meets monthly at in the Edgewater and St. Mary’s offices for about two hours a month to review issues relating to quality. Help make a difference! Please contact Brandy Blackstone at (301) 863-8870, ext. 322 or blackstoneb@baycss.org for more information. http://www.baycss.org.


Recognize great volunteers!

The Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Governor’s Service Awards. The awards in a number of categories recognize Marylanders who have provided significant volunteer contributions to communities around the state and have worked to change Maryland for the better. This year, the awards will represent outstanding service occurring in 2017 (or longer for the lifetime achievement award). Learn more at https://gosv.maryland.gov/governors-service-awards. Nominations are due by June 1, 2018. Questions? Contact Lola Abdulai, Outreach Coordinator, Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism, by phone 410-697-9261 or by email rafiat.abdulai@maryland.gov.


Deliver some good!   

Hope for All gathers donations and gives the items back out to people in need locally. They are looking for good strong individuals to assist with pickups and deliveries of furniture, clothing, and other donations, to help families in Anne Arundel County. Times are Tues., Wed., and Thur. from 8:30 to around 12 noon. Help would be appreciated for a day, a few days, or more. They also do schedule some Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Please call 410-766-0372 or 443-867-0977 or email hopeforall72@gmail.com. www.hopeforall.us/volunteer.


Have Mercy!

Mercy Medical Center Personal Physicians at Glen Burnie – Volunteers are needed to assist patients and their families with kiosk appointment registration and other “front desk” tasks at the Glen Burnie Personal Physician’s Office, 7927 Ritchie Hwy., Glen Burnie, MD 21061. Assistance is needed Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Morning or afternoon shifts are available. For more information and to apply, contact Mark Bailey, Director of Community Engagement & Volunteer Programs at 410-332-9227 or mbailey3@mdmercy.com. Also, see web site https://mdmercy.com/giving-and-volunteering/volunteering.


St. Anne’s Parish

St. Anne’s Parish located in downtown Annapolis offers a wide array of volunteer opportunities associated with worship services, for assisting members of the congregation, and for outreach ministries serving the community. For more information visit the web site at https://stannes-annapolis.org/ and click on “Serve.” Questions? Contact Connie Saeger-Proctor at clsaeger@stannes-annapolis.org or 410-267-9333.


Secure the Call

Secure the Call gives away free phones to over 425 community-based organizations around the US including Senior Citizen Centers, Domestic Violence Shelters and Police and Sheriff’s Departments. Secure the Call collects used and unwanted cell phones and redistributes them as 911 emergency only phones to people who would have no other way to call for help. Volunteers, age 18 and up, are needed to form groups and go into mapped parts of Anne Arundel County to place Secure the Call phone collection barrels in any place it may be allowed. For more information call (301) 891-2900 or E-mail info@securethecall.org. See the web site for more information at: http://www.securethecall.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

http://www.aacvc.org

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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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