Get Engaged In Service – 8.28.18

Reading Adventures     

Start The Adventure In Reading (STAIR) needs reading tutors and site coordinators !! STAIR is a one-on-one reading program geared to help 2nd graders currently reading below grade level. STAIR has worked with Anne Arundel County schools for 13 years. After school for one hour, tutors read, practice phonics, and work on fluency and comprehension with their student. Site Coordinators manage the tutoring sessions, make sure each student is paired with a tutor for the year, have all materials are on hand, and work with the school reading specialist.  Learning occurs in a safe, nurturing environment and a bond is forged between tutor and student. STAIR has seven sites in Annapolis and sites in Edgewater, Severn, and Crofton, MD.

They are currently looking for site coordinators and one and two day a week tutors as well as substitute tutors for all sites. Sites are open either Tuesday/Thursday or Tuesday/Wednesday. Training is provided. Please contact Linda Barbour, Executive Director at  or 410.279.6480. Or visit the STAIR website at for more information.

Celebrate Seafood     Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 8th and 9th

The Maryland Seafood Festival is coming up: Sat., Sept. 8, 10am-9pm and Sun., Sept. 9, 2017 10am – 7pm. Do you enjoy the Maryland Seafood Festival and want to earn free admission for a few hours of work? They are looking for friendly volunteers, age 18+, to help put on a great 51st Seafood Festival at Sandy Point. Volunteers receive free parking at Anne Arundel Community College and admission to the Seafood Festival. VIP Tent/Hostesses, Parking Attendants, Set Up and Break Down Helpers, and Miscellaneous other help is needed. Go to to review descriptions and then once you’re ready to sign up, go to: to complete the form. Proceeds from the Festival benefit Community Betterment and The Boy Scouts.


Labapalooza is a day of fun for the entire family, wrapped around the annual walk to raise funds for Lu’s Labrador Retriever Rescue. It will be held Saturday, September 15th, Noon to 4pm at Camp Letts in Edgewater.  Information about the event can be found here. They need volunteers for a variety of tasks including registration, bounce house helpers and beverage servers. Click here to see all volunteer opportunities and sign up. Anyone that volunteers is welcome to bring their family and dog and stay for the day.


Have you been thinking about getting more engaged in your community or wondered what is involved in becoming a mentor? Children in Annapolis and surrounding areas are in great need of mentors and positive role models. Please join us for one of our free upcoming Mentoring 101 sessions! The Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center, will be hosting 2 sessions this fall. Sign up and learn what it takes to be a mentor and meet representatives from some of the local organizations. We will help you register with the mentor program that is the best fit for you!

Mentoring 101      Monday September 17, 2018   6:30 – 8 PM
Anne Arundel County Public Schools   2644 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401


Mentoring 101    Monday October 1, 2018  7:00 – 8:30 PM
Eastport – Annapolis Public Library  269 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis, MD 21403

Questions? Contact Deidra at or 443-257-2582


Volunteer Guides Needed for Homeless Resource Day

Saturday, October 27, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Volunteers, age 18+, are to needed  serve as Guides for Anne Arundel County’s 11th Annual Homeless Resource Day being held at Glen Burnie High School, 7550 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. This is a “one-day, one stop” opportunity for individuals and families experiencing homelessness to receive a variety of services. The community’s support is an important part of the effort to address issues confronting homeless individuals and families. Be a part of this unique initiative to eliminate homelessness in Anne Arundel County. Each volunteer will be paired with a homeless guest to guide them through the services. 2 volunteer shifts are available, you do not have to commit the entire day. This is truly a fulfilling volunteer experience.  Visit the website to register at Questions? Contact 410-269-4749 or

Homework Helpers Needed

Now beginning its 11th year, the Homework and Reading Program at Eastport United Methodist Church offers after-school assistance to elementary and kindergarten children.  Volunteers from the community can help students with their homework; provide the opportunity to strengthen their reading, writing, comprehension, math and analytical skills; and engage in other educational activities such as a board game, a puzzle, or drawings.   Participants meet twice a week:  Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m. at the church, 926 Bay Ridge Avenue in Annapolis.  The program operates like a “one room schoolhouse”.  Volunteers work with different kids.  So they can come as often as their schedules allow without being concerned about letting down a child.  No special training or credentials are needed.

For more information or to volunteer, contact the church at 410-263-5490 or



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