Get up, get out and VOLUNTEER! 6.21.18

Experienced Sailors Needed

Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating has volunteer opportunities throughout the sailing season (April-October)They need experienced skippers to take out guests with disabilities, crew to assist in the boarding and sailing, and staff to get guests registered and outfitted in life jackets.  They operate weekdays and weekends during the season from Sandy Point State Park.  Prospective volunteers can visit the CRAB website and volunteer at www.crabsailing.org/volunteer.   All volunteers will have background checks performed before starting service, and must be 18 years of age or older. Questions? Contact sarah@crabsailing.org.


Summer Reader’s Theatre

STAIR (Start The Adventure In Reading) is hosting 2 Summer Reading Camps and they need lots of volunteers. The camps will be:
Mon – Fri, July 16-20, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at Robinwood Community Center
AND
Mon – Fri, July 23 – 27, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at Eastport Community Center

Each day of camp groups along with their team leaders will learn how to: read a script, put emotion into their lines, project their voices, use diction, read poetry, and reenact historic speeches. And who wouldn’t want to create super costumes and props!
30 Volunteers are needed, if you can donate an hour a day or just a few days, any time you can give will be appreciated. For more info and to sign up, contact Linda Barbour, STAIR Executive Director at Executive_director@stairannapolis.org or call 410 279-6480.


Be a VIP

Anne Arundel County Police Department Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) is a program designed to involve civilian volunteers in non-enforcement roles within the Anne Arundel County Police Department. Members of the VIPS Program share their time and talents performing such tasks as clerical assistance, computer programming, crime analysis, data processing, graphic arts, photography and other tasks as the need arises. VIPS personnel do not wear uniforms nor are they compensated monetarily. Applicants must be age 18 or older, have a MD Driver’s License with a good driving record, and be capable of performing a minimum of 16 hours of volunteer service per month. For more details on the program, call the Coordinator at 410-222-0042 or find an application from the County Police website at http://www.aacounty.org/services-and-programs/police-volunteer-opportunities. Questions? Contact Corporal Megan Ott: mott@aacounty.org.


Save the Lighthouses

The Chesapeake Chapter of the US Lighthouse Society will be having a Lighthouse Maintenance Work Day on
Sat., Jun 23, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Volunteers are needed to help with performing maintenance and preservation at Thomas Point Lighthouse. All volunteers must be members and able to travel out to the Lighthouse via boat. Advanced sign up is required to schedule boat transportation. Sign up online at: http://www.aacvc.org/calendar. Contact Greg Krawczyk at president@cheslights.org.

Also coming up this Fall, Lightship Chesapeake Work Days, Sat., Oct. 27 and Nov. 17, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Lightship Chesapeake Work Days: All maintenance and preservation volunteers must me members of the Chapter. This maintenance work is on board the ship in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor at Pier 3 by the Aquarium. Advanced sign up is needed. Dress for dirty work. Sign up online at: http://www.aacvc.org/calendar. Contact Greg Krawczyk at president@cheslights.org.

The US Lighthouse Society supports the restoration and preservation of America’s lighthouses by encouraging, supporting and assisting the efforts of individuals, preservation groups, public agencies and private corporations. The Chesapeake Chapter publishes a quarterly newsletter, Chesapeake Lights, sponsors occasional tours and forums to educate, inform and entertain people interested in lighthouse history, and maintains an archive of materials pertaining to lighthouses and lightships of the core area to be defined as Maryland, Virginia, Fenwick Island and Lewes in Delaware and all of the Chesapeake Bay. For more information about the organization and its volunteer opportunities, at https://cheslights.org.


BRAVO!

Children’s Theatre of Annapolis (CTA) is seeking dynamic directors, choreographers and music directors with a flair for bringing imagination to life for its 2018-2019 season. The season includes three productions: Peter Pan (musical), The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (play), and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (musical). Applicants must be experienced, creative persons with strong leadership skills and a passion about working with youth in the performing arts. A small stipend is available for all positions. To apply, please email your resume and letter of interest today to CTAauditioninfo@gmail.comby June 30, 2018. CTA has been providing theatre arts education to Annapolis youth since 1959 and, in addition to its main stage productions, offers a variety of performing arts and technical theatre workshops and classes throughout the year. For questions or more information about CTA, contact Kelsey Casselbury at ctapublicity@gmail.com or 646-660-0133. More information is also available at http://www.childrenstheatreofannapolis.org.


Assist and Support the Disabled

Langton Green Inc. has ongoingvolunteer opportunities throughout their 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 their services they can offer very flexible scheduling as well as volunteer work in a wide range of activities from social and recreational activities in their homes, as well as specific projects within their vocational training programs, and ongoing work in agricultural programming on their 13-acre farm on Generals Highway. They also have many willing potential volunteers for your company or event. There will also be some planting opportunities coming up and eventually harvesting opportunities in a field that they are planting for the Maryland Food Banks Farm to Food Bank program. Contact: farminfo@langtongreen.org. https://langtongreen.org/


Go Team!

Old Mill Youth Association is a non-profit youth sports organization formed in 2007. They serve the Old Mill area and all surrounding Communities. They are committed to the betterment of making youth sports a fun experience! The youth sports program is always looking for volunteers to assist in a variety of areas associated with the program such as coaching, concession help, equipment management, running the grill, uniform distribution – the needs are endless! Must be able to pass mandatory background check and have reliable transportation. For more information, contact Jenn Adams at 443-722-8527 oromyasecretary@yahoo.com. See website: http://www.oldmillyouth.com/


Looking for a Few Good Men

Creating Communities and Seeds 4 Success, two nonprofit organizations serving low-income youth for over 2 decades in Annapolis, Maryland, jointly hosted a focus group in May 2018 of men living at Harbour House and Eastport Terrace to learn more about how to better serve boys living in underserved communities. The two organizations share a common mission – to provide underserved communities with direct access to innovative programs, mentoring and tutoring so they attain success in life. As a result of focus group, Seeds 4 Success and Creating Communities have developed key strategies to incorporate in programs for a new boys program and other initiatives. In the fall of 2018, Seeds 4 Success will launch the new boys program that will serve youth from 3rd to 8th grade, who will then join the already existing high school career based program, the Academic & Career Exploration Club. Seeds 4 Success is looking for male tutors and mentors to serve youth in the community. To learn more and to volunteer, contact Seeds4Success Executive Director, Najiba Hlemi, at najiba.hlemi@s4sannapolis.org.


Join the Assistance Network

Asbury Church Assistance Network (ACAN)is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for persons in emergency/crisis situations through referrals from other agencies, providing a wide variety of food items, monetary assistance with utilities and/or eviction payments. Monetary and nonperishable canned goods donations are gladly accepted. Their office and drop off location is Asbury Methodist Church, 429 Asbury Drive, Severna Park, MD. For more information, including currently available volunteer opportunities, call 410-647-7667, email asbury.acan@gmail.com, or visit the web site at:https://acansevernapark.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 | info@aacvc.org

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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