This Week In Volunteering

| August 31, 2010 | 0 Comments

Welcome to a new feature!  Each week, we will highlight volunteer opportunities around the county. We are partnering with the Volunteer Center For Anne Arundel County to bring these opportunities to give back each week. We will be running this column on Tuesdays and for a quick search, you can use the LIFE IN THE AREA menu and then select VOLUNTEER.  Thanks for helping make Anne Arundel County great!

Many Volunteer positions are available through the Volunteer Center For Anne Arundel County. If you do not see an opportunity below that fits your needs, contact the Volunteer Center at [email protected] or 410-897-9207. Check our Website: www.VolunteerAnneArundel.org. A few current volunteer opportunities are listed below.

1000 Women Can Change the World

The mission of this nonprofit organization is to inspire, enlighten and empower women worldwide by providing them with practical life and business skills by using technology to provide useful, practical  information that is easy to access, understand and pass on to others. There is an immediate need for volunteer administrative assistance. Volunteers are also are needed with expertise in women’s issues, linguistics & language, fundraising, and public relations to advance the organization’s goals; sponsors are also needed to provide resources to accomplish the goals of the organization. In addition, mentors are also needed through the affiliate, Women’s Support Team, who offer their knowledge, online products or services that provide solutions that help enhance, alleviate or otherwise improves the lives or businesses of women. For more information, contact 410-707-7378 or [email protected] or visit web sites at: www.womenssupportteam.com or www.1000WomenCanChangetheWorld.org.

Annapolis Woodworkers Guild

This nonprofit educational and cooperative organization of men and women work with wood and want to learn more about the fine art of woodworking. They meet at 7:00 PM on the second Thursday each month at the Parkwood United Methodist Church in Edgewater. The Guild builds planters, benches, signs, tables and other items for local nonprofit organizations that provide the lumber. For more information contact [email protected], or visit the web site at: www.awwg.org.

Anne Arundel Community College Center for Learning Through Service

The Center for Learning Through Service at Anne Arundel Community College promotes citizenship and learning through service by providing opportunities for students, faculty and staff to serve the community.  The center works with over 100 community partners to match college volunteers with community needs. For more information call 410-777-2366 or E-mail [email protected]. Web: www.aacc.edu/servicelearning.

Anne Arundel County Board of Elections
The Board of Elections is seeking Election Judges to work six Early Voting Days in five Early Voting Sites and on Election Days in 189 polling sites throughout Anne Arundel County for the Sept. 14, 2010 Gubernatorial Primary Election, and the Nov. 2, 2010 Gubernatorial General Election. Early voting will occur six days prior to each election (excepting Sunday). Among other basic physical requirements, candidates must be registered voters, speak, read & write English, and able to attend a 3 to 6 hour training class. To apply: download an application at www.aacounty.org/elecctions and submit to the County Board of Elections, 7320 Ritchie Hwy., Rm. 200, Glen Burnie, MD 21061. For more information call 410-222-6600 ext. 3139 or e-mail [email protected].

Anne Arundel County CASA

CASA needs volunteers for both Court Appointed Special Advocates and Friends of CASA. Each Special Advocate is screened and trained to make a difference in the life of an abused or neglected child. Extensive trainings are scheduled after potential volunteers are interviewed and screened. Friends of CASA are volunteers who assist with fund-raisers, or donate other talents and resources. Office assistants and board members are also needed! Contact Denise at 410-267-7877 ext 2., or via email at [email protected].  Website: www.aacasa.org.

Citizens Corps Council in Anne Arundel County and the City of Annapolis

The Citizens Corps Council includes community service organizations, faith based organizations and the private sector which engage in specific projects in working groups. The Council’s mission is to make the County and City safer, stronger and better prepared through service and volunteerism that focuses on all hazards, emergency preparedness, and public safety. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month and the public is invited. For more information about the organization, its programs, and volunteer opportunities, contact Karen Sank, AA County Office of Emergency Management, at 410-222-0611 or [email protected]

Que Options Inc., Ft. Meade Youth Triathlon, Sat., September 18, 2010

Que Options is a non-profit organization which develops and administers social programs for the underserved population. Services provided include housing support, job training, transition services, and internships & scholarships.  Que Options Inc. is partnering with Fort Meade Army Community Services by providing volunteer support for their upcoming Youth Triathlon of 18 September starting at 7:00 am at Gaffney Fitness Center at Fort Meade, MD. Volunteers must attend a short orientation 6 pm on September 16. For more information & to volunteer, contact Marie Miles at 301-677-5590, or [email protected] or Sheila Chambers at 443-454-7943 or [email protected].

H.O.P.E., Inc. (He Opens the Path to Everyone)

H.O.P.E., Inc. is an all-volunteer non-profit Christian ministry serving families in need in the north AA County, Baltimore City areas and also the Appalachian region by collecting and distributing donated school supplies, household goods and furniture, and clothing. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks associated with preparing and distributing donated goods. Contact Leo Zerhusen at 410-859-1297 or [email protected].

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