“I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.” – Thomas Jefferson 6.28.18

Career Center Support 

Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corp. (AAWDC) is a non-profit that enhances the economic vitality of Anne Arundel County by leading the development and delivery of workforce solutions for area businesses. Volunteers for the Anne Arundel County Career Center are being sought to provide: 1. Back-up support to the front desk by greeting and escorting customers, answering phones and replenishing resources;  2. Assistance with workshops and hiring events such as registration sign in, room set up and break down; and, 3.  Assistance with basic spreadsheet data entry (if skills permit), and occasional office tasks, i.e. copying, collating, typing, etc.  For more information see www.aawdc.org. Questions? Contact the Career Center Manager at dcamp@aawdc.org or 410-424-3240.


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. 


Help Local Kids

Assistance League of the Chesapeake is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults through community-based philanthropic programs.  Volunteers are needed to participate in all of their county programs. These include: Providing school uniforms for students in need who attend Title I schools; serving as guest readers and/or tutors at Georgetown East Elementary in Annapolis and Meade Heights Elementary in the Ft. Meade area; supplying school-age students with recreational reading materials; bringing an interactive puppet program that discusses bullying and learning differences to elementary children; preparing and delivering emergency kits to homebound seniors; joining sing-a-longs with residents of three local assisted living facilities; and helping with fundraising that must be accomplished to support these important service programs. For information, contact alinfo@alchesapeake.orgwww.alchesapeake.org


Shell Shaking

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Oyster Shell Shaking days will be Fridays, June 29, Jul. 6, 20, & 27, Aug. 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2018, 9 AM – 1 PM. Hearty volunteers are needed at the Maryland Oyster Restoration Center at 4800 Atwell Rd., Shady Side, Maryland 20764. “Shell shaking” involves cleaning oyster shells by shaking off the dirt and debris so baby oysters can successfully grow on them. This is critical in oyster restoration efforts, as without cleaning the oyster shells, we could potentially lose millions of healthy larvae as they attach to debris, rather than the shell, and are later washed out into the silt. These events are a bit of a workout, but a fun hands-on experience. With lifting involved, it is not recommended for individuals with a bad back or other health concerns. Water will be provided, but please wear close-toed shoes and bring a water bottle for refills. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. Go to CBF Event Calendar to sign up.


All About Space 

National Electronics Museum is hosting Pioneer Camp 2018.

The Camp will be “All About Space.” Kids ages 8-11 will spend two full days learning all about space! Campers will learn about satellites, telescopes, stars space travel and more! The Campers are going to make their own telescopes and planets as they explore the final frontier. Camps are July 18-19 or August 8-9, 9 am-1 pm. (The same camp is being offered twice, applicants should only register for one session). Online registration is available here:

http://www.nationalelectronicsmuseum.org/index.php/events/

Contact Dan Scotten at nem.education@gmail.com or

410-765-2345 for more information.

The museum near BWI Airport 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, as an administrative assistant, as collections assistants, and for visitor services. Training will be provided. To apply, call Alice Donahue at 410-765-0230 or email donahue.nem@gmail.com.  Apply online at website: www.nationalelectronicsmuseum.org.


Our Daily Bread

The largest soup kitchen in Maryland is located in downtown Baltimore and serves about 800 hot lunches 365 days a year and breakfast on weekday mornings.  Volunteers as young as 15 (14 when accompanied by an adult) are needed to assist in serving lunch from 9am-1pm daily. Donations of casseroles, cookies, desserts, canned foods, baby food, diapers, and seasonal decorations are also needed.  Contact 443-986-9031 or see the website: www.catholiccharities-md.org.


Pet Rescue of Maryland

This non-profit, all volunteer organization serving the greater Baltimore area is dedicated to saving the lives of dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies and finding permanent homes for the animals. Volunteers, age 18 and up, are needed to care for animals at the Timonium Petco Adoption Center, for outreach in the community, fundraising, for emergency services such as animal transport and animal care. Foster homes are also needed for dogs and cats awaiting adoption. For more information and to volunteer call 410-472-1172 or email info@petrescueofmd.org.  See web site: www.petrescueofmd.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

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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