Volunteers Add Value to the Community 4.5.18

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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.

Brice Community Day

Historic Annapolis is hosting Brice Community Day on Saturday, April 21, 2018, 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. A large number of volunteers, high school age (community service hours will be verified) and older, are needed to help with this family centered day. There will be multiple booths, art activities, building activities, story time, music, face painting, food trucks, Colonial Williamsburg master craftsmen, tours of the historic Brice House at 42 East Street, Annapolis, and more! Volunteers are needed to help Sat., Apr. 21, 2018, with set up from 7:00 – 10:00 a.m., with event activities described above between 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., and with break down between 3:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Register at www.aacvc.org/calendar. Questions? Contact Janet Hall at Janet.hall@annapolis.org. For more information about the event, see web site at http://www.annapolis.org/media/48-354-brice-community-day-bob-builder.

Greenscape Annapolis

GreenScape is a city and community partnership investment of beautification, clean-up, and planting in public spaces throughout the City of Annapolis. GreenScape was founded through the efforts of former Mayor Ellen Moyer and the Annapolis Recreation and Parks Advisory Board. Since 1991, hundreds of projects have been initiated and adopted by individuals, community groups and neighborhood associations. Greenscape needs volunteers for projects on April 21, 2018. For more information and/or to volunteer, please contact Marisa Wittlinger at mdwittlinger@annapolis.gov or 410-263-7993. See web site at: https://www.annapolis.gov/403/GreenScape.


Sat., April 28, 2018, 10 a.m.-4:00 p.m., RobotFest is an annual event held at The National Museum for anyone interested in the creative use of technology. They welcome all roboticists, hackers, artists, hobbyists and makers of any age who have the unquenchable urge to develop and create new, previously unseen forms from lifeless electronics, fabrics and mechanical parts. Join the fun and excitement with hands-on exhibits, and workshops! For more information visit www.robotfest.com.

National Electronics Museum is near BWI Airport and serves students and the general public by collection, preservation and display of significant artifacts and literature and the commemoration of the creativity and dedication of pioneers and workers in the field of electronics. Volunteers, age 18 and up, are needed week days and weekends for education and outreach, for special events (like Robotfest), as an administrative assistant, as collections assistants, and for visitor services. Training will be provided. For more information and to volunteer, contact Alice Donahue, Assistant Director, at 410-765-9617 or donahue.nem@gmail.com. See website at: www.nationalelectronicsmuseum.org.

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: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0E4DAFAB2DA4FF2-mock2 or contact Barbara Dziedzic via email at bdziedzic@aacps.org.

RISE for Autism

The 4th Annual Health and Safety Fair for Individuals with Special Needs will be held April 22, 2018, from 10:00-6:00 p.m. at Old Mill High School, 600 Patriot Lane, Millersville, MD, 21108. The event is intended for individuals with special needs, caregivers, parents, loved ones, and community members who want to learn more about promoting health and safety. The event will promote RISE for Autism’s Safety Program and a number of community health and safety vendors and resources. Volunteers are needed to help with the event. The event is free but attendees must register. For more information and to register, visit the web site at https://www.riseforautism.org/volunteer.html. Questions? Contact smajoros@riseforautism.org.

Walk for the Woods

Scenic Rivers Land Trust’s 13th Walk for the Woods
Saturday, April 28, 2018, 7:00 am – 3:00 pm. Scenic Rivers Land Trust is again partnering with AA County Dept. of Recreation and Parks to host a day of guided hikes and public access to the Bacon Ridge Natural Area, which is County owned but currently not completely open to the public. As in years past, they will have a variety of guided hikes, including bird watching, amphibian searches, and naturalist hikes scheduled throughout the day. They will also have ongoing programs, like “Critters Discovery” down by the stream, and “Say My Name” remembering those in the Crownsville Hospital Cemetery. See the website at www.srlt.org/walk-faq for more information about the Walk. Volunteers and sponsors are needed to help make this event a success. For more information about volunteering, see the document posted on the web site at http://www.srlt.org/images/2018_WFTWoods_Volunteer_Descriptions.pdf. Questions about sponsorships or volunteering? Contact Sarah Knebel at sarah@srlt.org or 410-980-6837.

Walk For the Animals

Sunday, May 6, 2018, 7:30 am-1:00 pm, 27th Annual “Walk & Run for the Animals”. Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of roles for this fundraiser being held at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. Each spring over two thousand friends of the SPCA and their pets join up in beautiful Quiet Waters Park for the annual fundraiser. Enjoy walks on measured courses in the park as well as our large outdoor vendor festival. Participants may register for the Walk, Run, or Cars & Critters show at http://aaspcawalkfortheanimals.everydayhero.do/#Individual . The 5K Run starts at 7:30 a.m., and the Walk begins at 9:00 a.m. The festivities include scenic trails, fun-filled doggie activities, the annual Cars & Critters car show, face painting for the kids, a Food Bowl for your culinary delights and array of vendor booths. For more information, E-mail spcawalk@aacspca.org, or visit http://www.aacspca.org/event.
Volunteers, age 18 and up (or 13-17 with parental accompaniment), are needed throughout the year to walk dogs, socialize cats, provide foster care for “in-need” animals, help with adoption shows, bathe and brush dogs or help with any other available opportunities. Training sessions are held once each month. The SPCA does not offer opportunities to fulfill court-ordered community service. Call 410-268-4388 or E-mail volunteer@aacspca.org or visit www.aacspca.org.

South Sudan Hope Network

Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm, South Sudan Hope Network is hosting “An Evening in Support of South Sudan”, Orientation: They are looking for a few volunteers to help serve and function as greeters for their fundraiser. For more information and to register to attend this kickoff training event, visit www.aacvc.org/calendar.

“An Evening in Support of South Sudan” will be Friday, April 27th, 7pm. This gala event features Live Music, Visual Arts, Hors D’oeuvres, Drinks, a Silent Auction and Raffle. This is the first local fundraising event for this local charitable organization that has a mission of helping restore the balance of lives impacted by war in the world’s newest nation, South Sudan. The goal is to help by supporting projects that are sustainable and an investment in the future of the victims. Currently they are working on building two schools in the local villages following the belief that Benjamin Franklin shared “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” Visit www.aacvc.org/calendar for more information and to volunteer or to obtain ticket information. Questions? Email southsudanhopenetwork@gmail.com. For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/SouthSudanHope/.

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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