This Week In Volunteering

| December 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

American Healing Arts Alliance, Inc.

AHAA is a non-profit educational alliance of healing arts and sciences organizations, educators, professional practitioners, students and supportive individuals which sponsors regional and international educational peace building educational programs.  Volunteers, age 18 and up, are needed to help with monthly on-going programs as well as special events. More specifically, coordinators and assistants are needed for the following areas:

1.      Membership/Volunteers/Board Development

2.      Event Planning /Programs assistance

3.      Programs: Determine & invite speakers for monthly events & special programs

4.      Fundraising/Sponsorship/Grants

5.      Press releases/Publicity

6.      Publications/Resources directory, members, employees, or vendors

Contact Alice Yeager at 410-956-0055, E-mail [email protected], or visit the website at: www.americanhealingarts.org for more information and to volunteer.

The Caring Collection, Inc.

This nonprofit organization raises funds for cancer research and patient care at Anne Arundel Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Hospital by making and selling stained glass angels and sun catchers. Volunteers help make sun catchers every Mon. Tues and Thurs. in the Annapolis studio. Due to recent publicity about the Caring Collection in a national magazine there is an IMMEDIATE NEED for office help to handle telephone inquiries about the Caring Collection in addition to helping with seasonal sales. Contact Bobbie Burnett at 410-849-5333, [email protected], and see website www.caringcollection.org.

Friends of Colonial Players

Have you always wanted to be part of the theater, but didn’t know how? The FRIENDS of Colonial Players have many volunteer possibilities, including: working in the box office, ushering at performances, set painting and construction, stage crew, costumes, handling properties, helping with lights and sound, serving as Stage Manager for shows, arranging parties and other socials, and more. For more information about volunteering, visit http://cplayers.com/ or E-mail [email protected]

Holiday Homeless Drive, December 20–23, 2010

This annual event sponsored by the nonprofit organization, Giving Back, Lindas Legacy, needs volunteers to collect and sort donations from 11 am to 5 pm on Dec. 20- 23rd at the farmers Market on Riva Rd. at Truman Pkwy in Annapolis and distribute to shelters in Anne Arundel County and Baltimore City on Dec. 24th. Volunteers needed to collect and sort blankets, winter coats, sweaters, baby clothing, non-perishable food, toys (new), bag lunches, and more at trucks.  Volunteers are also needed to load & distribute gifts on Christmas Eve from 11 am to 3 pm. On Dec. 24th, specific volunteers are needed as doctors, nurses, carolers, musicians and people to dress up in costumes to go with the trucks which will be leaving from the Farmers Market on Riva Road at Truman Parkway.  Volunteers also needed now to distribute fliers and assist with administrative tasks. For more information, contact Steve Anstett (director) at [email protected] or 410-295-0889.

Junior League of Annapolis

This organization reaches out to women of all races, religions, and national origins who share an interest in and commitment to volunteerism and community service. Volunteers needed to work on projects supporting children and families, including the Teen Empowerment and Mentoring Program (TEAM) in conjunction with the Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Women’s and Children’s Division, the September Back to School Book Bag project, to assist with fundraising, serve on Board of Directors and support other programs and services. Call 410-224-8984 or e-mail: [email protected].  Website: www.jlannapolis.org

  • Until Dec. 24, 2010, Gift Wrapping: Volunteers are needed to staff gift wrapping shifts at the “Wrap It Up!” store located in the atrium near Macy’s at Westfield Annapolis Mall. Proceeds will benefit community outreach programs of the Junior League. Contact 410-224-8984 or [email protected] for more information and to volunteer.

Lutheran Mission Society

This Christian health and welfare agency brings health and wellness to individuals, families and communities who are dealing with conflict and disease with the compassionate help of volunteer caregivers. Programs provide walk-in clients with food, clothing, health, counseling and educational services. In addition, residential care is provided for women and children along with instruction in parenting, homemaking, nutrition, and more.  Also, a guest house program for out-of-town families receiving medical treatment in Baltimore is provided. Volunteers, age 15 and up, are needed to help with sorting, storing, and packing donated food and other goods at the Annapolis location, 230 West St. Adult volunteers are needed for teaching parenting, literacy, health/wellness, use of computer technology, and more. For more information. contact Volunteer Coordinator Kim Naumann, at 410-636-0123 or [email protected]. See web site at www.lutheranmissionsociety.org

Opportunity Builders, Inc.

This nonprofit provides vocational training and employment services to adults with developmental disabilities. Volunteer Instructor Aides, minimum age 18, assist clients with staying on-task to meet production quotas and help them to learn appropriate work skills and techniques. Volunteers who can commit to coming to the Millersville facility, once a week for at least 3 months are preferred. Volunteers, individuals and groups, also conduct job interviews, teach computer classes, assist with special events, painting and maintenance projects, serve on an OBI committee and more. Contact Leslie Prewitt at [email protected] or 410-787-0700. Website: www.obiworks.org.

  • Sat., Feb. 5, 2011, 13th Annual Mardi Gras: Sponsors, donors, and attendees are being sought for this fund raiser featuring music, casino gaming, great food, beer & wine, and a live and silent auctions; for more information contact Leslie Prewitt at 410-787-0700 or [email protected].

Our Daily Bread

The largest soup kitchen in Maryland is located in downtown Baltimore and serves a 780+ hot lunches 365 days a year and breakfast on weekday mornings. Volunteers, age 14 and up, are needed to assist in serving lunch from 9 am–1 pm daily. Donations of casseroles, cookies, desserts, canned foods, baby food, diapers, and seasonal decorations are needed.  Contact 410-659-4016 or visit: www.catholiccharities-md.org.

State’s Attorneys Office

Volunteers are needed to work on projects in the Annapolis offices with office support staff, advocates and attorneys. Computer literacy is a must and background checks are required. Internships are available. Call Jane Strong at 410-222-1740, Ext.895 or [email protected]

The Giving Tree

The Volunteer Center For Anne Arundel County and Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center are collecting non-perishable items that are especially needed in our community to benefit the Food and Resource Bank of Anne Arundel County.  You may bring your donation to our joint offices, 2666 Riva Road, Suite 130, Annapolis, MD 21401, Monday through Friday, between 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, no later than Tuesday, December 21, 2010. If you have any questions, contact the Volunteer Center at 410-897-9207 or [email protected]. See web site at www.volunteerannearundel.org.

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