Fall into Volunteering

Foster Grandparents Needed

The Foster Grandparent Program recruits income eligible men and women ages 55+ to volunteer to support children in an educational setting providing academic tutoring in the Anne Arundel County Public Schools. Foster Grandparents must attend training, pass a background check and be able to volunteer at least 20 hours per week. Benefits include a stipend, paid holidays, meals while serving, transportation reimbursement and more. But the greatest benefit of all is the renewed sense of purpose in the lives of volunteers, and that bit of extra love and attention shared with a child.

If you have any questions or know someone who may be interested in the Foster Grandparent Program contact: Anita Green 410-533-3847 Ext.703 or email anita.green@s4sannapolis.org

Be the Interviewer 

Volunteers are needed to conduct Mock Interviews and provide Career Guidance for 11th-grade students at local high schools. Help them cultivate real world experience, taking the topics introduced in 11th-grade English of résumé writing, interviewing, and networking and practicing them with YOU, our community members. You can sign up for a few hours or volunteer all day at either school. Training and sample questions are provided.

Old Mill High School
November 15-16 (Thurs. and Fri.) 7:30 am to 2:15pm.
Click here to register for Old Mill. Contact Josh White, jtwhite@aacps.org, with questions.

South River High School
November 27-29 (Tues. – Thurs.) 7:30 am to 2:15pm.
Click here to register for South River. Contact Linda Musgrave, lmusgrave@aacps.org, with questions.

Annapolis High School
December 10-13 (Mon-Tue 7:30 am -2:20pm, We-Th 7:30-9am)
Click here to sign up for Annapolis HS.. Contact Becky Hogan, rhogan@aacps.org, with questions.

A Little Homework Help, Please!

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 eastportumc@verizon.net. 

Volunteer at the Turkey Trot 5K 

 Thursday, November 22, 2018, 6:00 – 10:30 am. The Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot Charity 5K is a family event that raises urgently needed funds to support children and families in Central Maryland. There are seven 5k’s across the region: Baltimore City, Arnold, Bel Air, Ellicott City, Towson, Westminster, and Perry Hall.

They have a variety of opportunities on Thanksgiving morning including:1. Volunteer Coordinator 2. Set-up; 3. Race registration; 4. Packet Pick-up; 5. Food/Beverage Table; 6. Course Post; 7. Mile Sign Holder; 8. Water Station; 9. Clean-up/Breakdown; 10. Odd Job Runner; 11. Finish Line Assistant; 12. Photographer; and, 13. Parking/Traffic Attendant.

For more info and to register go to https://ymdturkeytrot.org/volunteer If you’re a group interested in volunteering please contact Eric Somerville ericsomerville@ymaryland.org for more information.

Harvest for the Hungry

During their biggest food drive of the year – Kids Helping Kids Harvest for the Hungry, the Anne Arundel County Food Bank needs volunteers that can lift 50 pound boxes to assist the drivers with picking up food donations at Anne Arundel County Schools. Pick ups are in the morning, trucks leave the facility in Crownsville and will travel all over the county. No driving involved.

Wed. Oct 31 through Fri. Dec 7     Weekdays, 8:45 AM – 01:00 PM

Call or email Marta – marta@aafoodbank.org or (410) 923-4255.


Volunteers Needed For Tax Preparation!

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation service, is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Tax-Aide, celebrating its 50th year, will be offering free in-person tax preparation and assistance to anyone, especially those who are older or who can’t afford tax preparation, at several sites in Anne Arundel County from Jan – Apr. 2019.

The program is seeking volunteer tax preparers to give advice and prepare tax returns on computers using a program provided by the IRS at each of the sites. In addition, appointment takers and client facilitators are also needed to schedule client appointments and assist clients at these sites. Every level of experience is welcome!

Orientation on tax changes for this year and training for volunteer preparers and client facilitators will be held on several dates from January 9-30, 2019. AARP membership is not required!

To learn about volunteer opportunities, visit aarpfoundation.org/taxaide or contact Bob Welenc at 410-969-8303 or bob4taxprep@gmail.com.

Partners in Care

Are you looking for a way to make a difference in your community? Are you seeking opportunities to help others and in doing so, create a network of support for yourself?  Please consider volunteering your time and talents to the Partners In Care community whose mission, for 25 years, has been to support older adults to age in their homes through a unique culture of service exchange; neighbors helping neighbors. Volunteers are needed to provide rides to medical appointments, errands and grocery shopping, small honey-do repairs for safety, friendly visits and phone calls, and office assistance.  Volunteers give their time and may ask for assistance when they have a need. An hour or two a month can make a big difference to those who need assistance and contributes to the well being of the volunteers! Call 410-544-4800 to receive an application and to make a reservation for the next volunteer orientation (Nov 13 or Nov 17th). They hope to see you there!

Smiling Faces Needed

 Bello Machre provides a lifetime commitment of loving care for children and adults with developmental disabilities. They are looking for Front Desk Volunteers. Be the smiling face that greets visitors as a Front Desk Volunteer! Help to direct visitors, route phone calls, and assist with light administrative duties. For additional details, please contact Michele Marshall michele.marshall@bellomachre.org.


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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