Thank you for volunteering! 8.8.18

Ring, Ring

The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities is seeking volunteers for the Telephone Reassurance Program.  This program is designed to help older adults and individuals with disabilities remain independent in their own homes for as long as possible.  Volunteers help to do this by placing reassuring telephone calls, social support and safety checks.  This helps residents to feel safer in their homes, it reduces isolation, and it helps them feel more connected to their community.
The Telephone Reassurance Program operates 365 days a year from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  Volunteers are being recruited to make calls Mondays through Fridays from the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities’ North location at 7320 Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie.
Volunteer training will be offered in September.  To learn more about the program or anyone needing accommodations, call Patty Lortie at 410-222-4375.  TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1.  All materials are available in alternative format upon request.

Adopt a Garden

Downs Park in Pasadena, MD is seeking gardeners who would like to adopt-a-flowerbed in Mother’s Garden.Mother’s Garden is a focal point within the park that is also reserved for weddings and photo shoots. Additional project specific work such as replacing broken bricks, removing invasive plants, tending to the rose arbor, etc is also available. For more information or to volunteer, contact Park Ranger David DeVault at 410-222-6230 or by email at rpdeva00@aacounty.org.

Become a Master Watershed Steward

Is there a flooding or drainage problem in your neighborhood or place of worship?
Do you want to lead your community or school to reduce pollution?
Want to get off the sidelines and make a real change?
Master Watershed Stewards serve Anne Arundel County communities by installing landscaping projects that reduce pollution and organizing campaigns to encourage habits that make a difference. Collectively, these community-based actions reduce pollution at its source and improve the health of the entire Chesapeake Bay. Click here to learn more about the 2018-2019 certification course.
Want to work with kids?  The certification course includes an education track to support student stewardship, empowering you to bring a message of conservation to your local school or youth group.
Attendance at one information session is required prior to submitting an application. Upcoming dates are:
Tuesday, August 14th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Faith Baptist Church,7378 E Furnace Branch Rd, Glen Burnie
Wednesday, August 22nd, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Edgewater Library,25 Stepneys Ln, Edgewater
Tuesday, August 28th, 12 – 1:30 pm
Eastport Library,269 Hillsmere Dr, Annapolis
Tuesday, September 11th, 6:30 – 8 pm
Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Cntr, 975 Indian Landing Rd, Millersville
CLICK HERE to register for a session.

Join the Walk 

Learn about the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the mission, how you can help and even start your own team at the Arundel Walk New Teams Social.
Tuesday, August 21, 5:30 pm – 7:30 at Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge, 175 West Street, Annapolis.
The Walk date is Sunday, October 21st. But at this event you can register a team or join a team, get fundraising tips and enjoy some delicious food with great people.
RSVP to Dawn Lewis by Thursday, August 16, dlewis@alz.org or 410-561-9099 ext. 231

Tell Your Story

 Everyone has a story to tell and Maryland Theatre for the Performing Arts wants to hear yours! MTPA is excited to bring this popular Baltimore tradition to Annapolis. This open mic event gives anyone an opportunity to share a 5 minute true and personal story centered on a theme. Come listen to unexpected and beautiful stories told by your neighbors!
THEME: THE FIRST TIME
To celebrate the “first time”, they want to hear about your “first time”. First time you fell in love, first time you left the country, first time you rode a bike, ANY great “first” story!
Wednesday, August 15 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM
MTPA Maryland Theatre for the Performing Arts

3 Park Place, Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Please email mattie.fenton@mtpa-annapolis.org if you are interested in volunteering to tell your story or attending. There will also be a list at the door if listening to others sparks a little courage in you! Uniting our community through storytelling!

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
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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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