Helping Others Makes the World a Better Place 7.25.18

Back-to-School Backpacks

This is the 20th year of the Back to School program in A.A. County. The Dept. of Social Services in partnership with Anne Arundel County Public Schools matches donors to children from low-income families in local elementary schools to provide the backpacks and school supplies they need to start the school year. Donors are needed (individuals, groups, and businesses) and will receive information on the child/children they are helping with a list of needed supplies for their grade. School supplies are placed inside backpacks and delivered to elementary schools during August, so each child has what they need on the 1st day of school. Contact 410-269-4462 or for details about donating supplies, money or otherwise assisting in providing backpacks to school children in need. For a donor application and more information, go to:
Volunteers are also needed to deliver backpacks and school supplies. August 20-31st.  Contact to help with delivery.

Big BAD Fish

Help kickoff the 1st annual Big Bad Fishing Tourney on Saturday, August 25th.The event will be held at thePatuxent Wetland Park, 1426 Mt. Zion Marlboro Rd, Lothian, MD and is intended to help manage invasive fish populations on the Patuxent River. Contestants will be fishing for Snakeheads and other invasive species. Volunteers are needed to help with parking, check in, games, information tables, cooking, plating, serving, and fish collecting and weigh in. Morning volunteers will arrive at 6 am. The afternoon volunteers will arrive at 11 am. Sign up: Or contact Melinda for more info:

Cooking for Smiles

Bello Machre is seeking culinary volunteers. You can use your talent and passion for cooking to bring smiles to faces, joy to hearts, and delicious food to many plates in your community!Volunteers are needed to assist with Bello Machre’s bi-monthly employee cooking classes. Employees who care for the individuals who live in our homes enjoy expanding their menu offerings by learning to make new easy, healthy, and fun family meals. Volunteer duties include brainstorming with our team for recipe ideas, creating recipe cards, and shopping for ingredients. We would like for this volunteer to also assist with the set up and hosting of the events – maybe even teaching the class!  For additional details, please contact Michele Marshall


Are you looking to make a greater impact in your community while building your resume and contacts?   Rebuilding Together Anne Arundel County, an affiliate of the nation’s largest non-profit providing home renovations, has been in the county since 1991, renovated over 650 homes and put back over $12M in repairs.  Their new expansion into Neighborhood Revitalization is monumental, as they work with HOAs, Residents and Community Leaders to provide a lasting program of both social and physical change – turning the trajectory of a neighborhood-in-need to one on the rise. RTAAC is actively recruiting energetic Board Members who wish to advocate in the community for the great work being accomplished.  RTAAC has targeted Board Member slots open (banking, realtor, building, etc industry related) as well as organizational slots (government liaison, marketing, grants, fundraising).  If you would like the opportunity to raise the profile and productivity of a non-profit doing great things – please write today for more details:

Playlist Pub Crawl 

Volunteers are needed for the inaugural Playlist Pub Crawl on Saturday, September 29th from 12-5 pm. The Playlist’s Awesome 80’s Edition benefiting Music 4 Vets will feature a costume contest, Instagram scavenger hunt and discounts at participating bars along West Street. Volunteers are needed to help  staff stations at each location and to help with registration. If you’d like to volunteer, sign up here:
To buy tickets to attend the crawl, go to: Discounts are available for groups over 10.

Go Green for Blue Crabs 

Have fun, be “Bay Responsible” and help the Annapolis Rotary and Annapolis Green make the 73rd Annual Crab Feast a Zero-Waste event again this year. With your help, NOTHING from the 2500-person feast will go to the landfill. EVERYTHING will be recycled or composted. Friday, August 3rd starting at 4pm, enthusiastic folks are needed to staff the waste stations and help folks put their left-overs and everything else in the right receptacle. They also need people to hang signs and banners during setup, and help with the very fast and efficient cleanup at the end.Volunteers are needed at the Annapolis Green table during the event too – to explain the Bay Responsible program and take sales orders for the compost that will result from the feast.  To volunteer, email

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 and tell us how it went.

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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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