Celebrate Volunteer Month by Volunteering! 4.26.18

Naptown BarBAYq

A number of volunteer opportunities are open for the 8th Annual Naptown barBAYq Contest and Music Festival to be held at the AA County Fairgrounds on Saturday May 5, 11:00AM to 7:00PM. A portion of the proceeds from the Festival go to the Parole Rotary Club Foundation, Inc, a 501(c)3 corporation providing grants to local non-profit organizations. Volunteers are needed to help with parking, admissions, People’s Choice Contest, and other functions. Volunteer shifts are for approximately 4 hours and volunteers receive free admission to the festival. You may sign up by going to the website www.barbayq.com and follow the link for volunteer signup.


d09826de-cddb-419b-b2a1-37df48d5c427Maryland 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 paige@mtrinc.org or 410-923-6800, or sign up at http://www.aacvc.org/calendar.

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 www.MTRinc.org to download a volunteer application.


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 9:00 – 11:00

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

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

Mock Interviews

Glen Burnie High School (7550 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Glen Burnie) needs adult volunteers to conduct mock job interviews with 11th grade students on May 18th & 21st. Students have been discussing topics such as: appropriate dress, eye contact, oral communication, courtesy, assertiveness, and resume writing in their 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. They are simply looking for people who are willing to give some time to helping this generation become more competent in their interviewing skills. 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: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b094cafa72fa7f94-glen1 or contact Brittany Frantz at bfrantz@aacps.org.

Lost Towns Project

Students and volunteers are invited to help professional archaeologists wash and label artifacts at the County laboratory located at Historic London Town in Edgewater, MD. The lab will be open every Thursday evening (2pm until 9pm) and on most Saturdays from 10am until 3pm. Space is limited, so you must sign up in advance by emailing Zac Singer at: pzsing23@aacounty.org. Lab activities are appropriate for students as young as 12. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. The mission of Lost Towns Project is to promote, facilitate, and enable the preservation, discovery, academic study, appreciation, and stewardship of public and privately-owned cultural resources, historic structures, and archaeological sites in Anne Arundel County, the State of Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region by supporting the technical, scholarly, and intellectual work of academics, professionals, and students. Learn more at the web site http://www.losttownsproject.org/.

Special Olympics Maryland

Special Olympics Maryland Summer Games, hosted by Towson University,  brings together over 1,500 athletes from across the state June 5 -10, 2018 Volunteers are needed to join the fun. No prior sports knowledge or experience is required. Great opportunities are available for individuals, families, groups, and students looking to support some of Maryland’s BEST athletes. Group leaders interested in engaging their company/organization should email volunteers@somd.org for more information! Individual volunteers may register to help with preparations on 6/5-7/18 and on the day of the events (6/8-10/18) at – www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018SOMDSummerGames. Special Olympics Maryland is also seeking Medical Volunteers to provide necessary coverage at events throughout the year to ensure the safety of our athletes; Medical Volunteers examine and treat athletes should injury occur. If you are a medical professional and are able to volunteer, please email Medicaldir@somd.org.

Race Across America

June 21-25, Volunteers are needed at the Race Across America Finish Line. Race Across America (RAAM) is a storied endurance bicycle race starting in Oceanside, CA and ending in Annapolis, MD (3000 miles); it is known as the toughest on the planet and is something not to be missed. BikeAAA and AACVC are working with RAAM to be sure that volunteers are always at the finish line to help teams come in. Volunteers are needed to take a 6-hour shift during the time of the race finish from June 21-25, 2018. Share in the accomplishment and excitement! Volunteers who take a shift will receive a free t-shirt. Volunteers dedicating 12 hours or more of their time will receive a complimentary ticket
to the finishing banquet on Mon. evening. To volunteer, go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0b44aaaa28a6ff2-raam. For more information, please contact Jeff at jeff@raceacrossamerica.org.

Walk the Walk Foundation

The Walk @ Waugh Chapel is Thurs., May 10, 6-8 pm. Sponsors, donors, and the general public are invited to participate in this event at the Waugh Chapel Towne Center, 1417 S. Main Chapel Way, Gambrills. All proceeds will be used by WTWF through their three outreach programs to provide local children with basic items such as diapers and baby items, school supplies, toys and bicycles. The event is free and will include a family fun walk, children’s activities, music, and prizes. The shops and restaurants of The Waugh Chapel Towne Centre also will be open. To participate in the Walk individually or as a team, become a sponsor, donate, or volunteer on walk day, sign up at the website at http://www.wtwf.org/volunteer/ or email walk@wtwf.org for more information.

All The World Is A Stage

* Children’s Theatre of Annapolis (CTA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is searching for candidates for its Board of Directors. Board members are expected to have a commitment to the growth and success of the theatre, attending monthly meetings, serve on a committee, and support the theatre’s three annual mainstage productions and/or education program. While CTA welcomes board members of all backgrounds, the theatre is in need of volunteers with a background in business, finance, fundraising, marketing, education publicity and strategic planning. Please visit www.childrenstheatreofannapolis.org for more information about the organization and email volunteers4cta@gmail.com for more information on how to apply for the Board.
* Calling all dynamic artists with a flair for bringing imagination to life! CTA is seeking Directors, Choreographers and Music Directors for the 2018-2019 season. Must be an experienced, creative, strong leader and be passionate about working with children in the performing arts. A small stipend is available. Email your resume and letter of interest today to CTAAuditionInfo@gmail.com.
* CTA is also seeking a professional, outgoing Director/Teacher to lead the TAG (Teen Acting Group) program, a non-musical touring production. This troupe will perform throughout the fall and spring at local community events and after-school programs; student ages are 12-18, auditions will be held 9/15/18, and rehearsals will be on Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Focus will be on a production that is “trunk show” in nature. Email your resume and letter of interest today to CTAAuditionInfo@gmail.com.

JDRF, Greater Chesapeake & Potomac Chapter

This nonprofit is dedicated to improving the daily lives people with type 1 diabetes by progressively removing the impact of type 1 diabetes and its complications, and ultimately finding a cure, through the support of diabetes research. Volunteers are needed for upcoming annual/special events and outreach. In addition, office volunteers (14 years and older) are needed in the both the DC and Linthicum offices. Volunteers are also needed throughout the year for family outreach activities, and for fundraising events, which support JDRF. Contact 410-636-8080 or greatercp@jdrf.org or visit http://greatercp.jdrf.org/ for more.

Learn About Composting

Demonstrations Composting Workshops:
10 am, May 5; 11 am, May 16; 10 am, Jun. 2; 11 am, Jun. 20; 10 am, Jul. 7; 11 am, Jul. 18; 10 am, Aug. 4; 11 am, Aug. 15; 10 am.
Master Gardeners show how grass trimmings, leaves, and kitchen scraps can be turned into compost for mulching and soil amendment. The demonstrations are held at a site on Wildwood Trail in Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis. Attendees receive a free compost bin, provided by the A.A. County Dept of Recycling and information on composting. The A.A. County Master Gardeners are volunteers trained by Univ. of MD Coop. Extension to educate citizens about effective and sustainable horticultural practices and landscaping problem solving through demonstrations, and other outreach activities. For more info, contact 410-222-6757.

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



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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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