Find a Friend and Volunteer! 5.15.18

Truxtun Youth Triathlon

VOLUNTEERS are NEEDED for the 12th Annual Truxtun Youth Triathlon, Sunday June 17th. Children ages 7-17 are challenged in this Swim, Bike, Run event at Truxtun Park. They SWIM in the Truxtun Park pool; BIKE through City parks and adjoining roads; and RUN through Truxtun’s trails. You can help the children have an enjoyable and safe event. Race tee shirts provided for all volunteers!
Date: 06/17/2018 (Sunday)
Time: 6:30am – 10:00am EDT
Location: 251 Pump House Rd. Annapolis, Md. (Truxtun Park Pool)
Sign up: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0B48ADA82BA2FF2-2018
For questions contact Jen Jennings, jmjennings@annapolis.gov or 410.263.7958.

2018 Arts Mentorship Academy

Jun. 18-22, 2018

The Arts Mentorship Academy (AMA) by Creating Communities offers intensive arts instruction and mentorship to economically-disadvantaged yet talented public school students at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis from Mon.-Fri., Jun. 18-22, 2018. The AMA is from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. (1 p.m. on Friday). Student applications must be received by June 1, 2018.
The program is 100% scholarship supported and students receive dance, art, music, photography and drama instruction as well as t-shirts, artistic performances and meals. To refer a child to our 2018 Arts Mentorship Academy program they must meet at least one of the following criteria:
1. Student age 8-16 living in an economically-challenged environment; or 2. Minority student with limited or no access to regular arts or mentoring program; or
3. Direct referral from a school counselor, educator or social worker; or
4. Additional and/or confidential reason.
Questions? Contact Rob Levit at rlevit@comcast.net for more information and also see information and online registration on the website at:http://www.creatingcommunities.net/programs/arts-mentorship-academy/. Creating Communities is alsoseeking adult volunteers to assist at the Academy; such volunteers are needed for set-up, taking attendance, class monitoring, artist helpers, transportation, and more. See the web site athttp://www.creatingcommunities.net/get-involved/ to volunteer.

Promise Ride

Volunteers play a vital role in the Susan G. Komen Maryland Ride for the Cure®. This year the ride will beSaturday, June 23rd at South River High School in Edgewater. There are several different volunteer positions available at varying times that day. They are looking for volunteers to help with route marking, registration, lunch set-up, rest stop support (you can do this in costume if you like), SAG drivers, motorcycle support, ride marshals, photographers, and more!Click on the link to learn more about the positions and register online : http://maryland.info-komen.org/site/PageServer?pagename=TOW_2017_Maryland_Ride_TR_volunteer

Langton Green

Langton Green Inc. has ongoing volunteer opportunities throughout the agency.  They provide residential and vocational services for intellectually disabled adults and have a wide range of opportunities for volunteer participation.  Due to the nature of services they offer very flexible scheduling as well as volunteer work in a wide range of activities from social and recreational activities in group homes, as well as specific projects within vocational training programs, and ongoing work in agricultural programming on the 13 acre farm.  Contact Joyce at JCavey@langtongreen.org.

Mock Interviews 

Arundel High School in Gambrills needs adult volunteers to conduct mock job interviews with 11th grade students on June 5 & 6, 2018: Several shifts are available between the hours of 7:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. each day.
Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b44aeac22a1fd0-mock2. This experience is designed to offer students a real world application utilizing career readiness concepts introduced in the 11th grade Honors English. It gives students their first chance to practice their newly learned skills by offering a one on one interview with an adult from outside the school. Contact Sherri Billheimer at SBillheimer@AACPS.org.


Orientation for Ushers

Maryland Hall is holding orientation sessions from Tues. June 5th OR Thurs. June 7th , 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., (attend only one orientation) for prospective volunteers who will usher at Maryland Hall performances or assist at special events. Ushering requires some standing and walking, excellent customer service, and attendance at an additional training session soon after the orientation training. Special events volunteers will assist with varied events including set up prior to and closing up; each one has different needs such as the fall Arts Alive Gala and spring Art Auction. Questions? Contact Reilly Kelbaugh atrkelbaugh@mdhallarts.org or 410-263-5544; extension 23. Volunteer applications available at https://www.marylandhall.org/volunteers.

Be the Change – Join Americorp

Do you have a passion for serving your community? Volunteer Maryland is searching for their next class of self-motivated individuals to serve as AmeriCorps members! During your service year you will develop leadership skills and increase your social network with an empowering position as a Volunteer Maryland
AmeriCorps Member. As an AmeriCorps member with Volunteer Maryland, you will make a difference
in a Maryland Community. Service minded and mission driven individuals will collaborate with a non-profit/government agency or school to grow a volunteer program. AmeriCorps Members receive a modest living stipend, professional development training from experts, and an education award (that can be used for student loans or continuing education). This full time opportunity starts this September and candidates for the positions are being interviewed now! Don’t wait – be the change you want to see in this world! Apply at www.Volunteer.Maryland.gov/ACM or call 410-697-9285 for more details.

The Arc Central Chesapeake Region

The Arc is seeking board members with diverse backgrounds, skills and ethnicities from Anne Arundel, Queen Anne, Caroline, Dorchester, Kent and Talbot Counties with a common interest in the rights and well-being of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Members are expected to regularly participate in board meetings (eight per year) to guide the direction of the organization, actively participate on a committee or task force, actively support the organization in terms of a personal financial contribution and reach out to the community for future leaders. Send in your letter of interest to Angie DeMoreland atademoreland@thearcccr.org. Not ready to commit to the Board of Directors? You can start off by joining a Committees. If you need additional information about these committees contact Angie DeMoreland. Visitwww.thearcccr.org to learn more about The Arc advocacy and programs.

The mission of Heartland Hospice is to provide quality hospice care to patients with a limited life expectancy, as well as, support to their caregivers. Enriching the lives of patients and their loved ones is the primary goal at Heartland Hospice. To achieve this mission, they seek the compassionate assistance of volunteers and invite them to join the journey of a lifetime. Because they are the heart of the organization, they welcome volunteers with various skills and talents to provide the following to patients, families and agency: companionship and socialization, reading (literature, magazines, mail), music enrichment, arts & crafts, grief support, relief sitting for caregivers, running errands, patient legacy projects and administrative projects in an office setting. For more information, contact Gordon Creamer at 4678officestaff10@hcr-manorcare.com or 240-205-5872. http://hcr-manorcare.com


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 toinfo@aacvc.org and tell us how it went.
Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center | info@aacvc.org
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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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