This Week In Volunteering

| March 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

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.

2011 Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards, Thursday May 12, 2011

Nominations for the 2011 Governor’s Service Awards are now being accepted. These awards are presented by the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism (GOSV) each year and recognize significant contributions of Maryland citizens to the life and health of the State and its people. Any individual or volunteer group that has demonstrated commitment and dedication to our State through significant volunteer service can be nominated. Eligibility requirements and nomination forms are on the website at www.gosv.state.md.us/2011awards.html.  All nominations must be submitted online no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, March 18, 2011 (no faxes or hard copies will be accepted). The awards will be presented at a luncheon on Thursday, May 12, 2011.

 

6th Annual Mentoring Celebration & Awards, Thurs., Mar. 31, 2011

Those with an interest in mentoring are invited to attend the 2011 Mentoring Awards Celebration being held from 6 – 8 pm, Thursday, March 31, 2011, at the Roger “Pip” Moyer Recreation Center at Truxton Park, 273 Hilltop Lane, Annapolis 21401. Keynote Speaker, Dr. Abraham Shanklin, Jr., founder of New Life Fellowship International Ministries and Solid Rock Community Development Corp., an active teacher, preacher and leader, will share his down-to earth and realistic approach to reaching youth and developing their potential. You can help honor those who have nurtured the talent of our young people and learn about how reaching out to youth has helped build their character and confidence and expanded their horizons. The evening will culminate with awards honoring mentoring programs, outstanding mentors and special recognition for a “Lifetime Mentor”, Roger “Pip” Moyer.  Although the event is free, donations to support these awards will be gratefully accepted.  Please RSVP by Monday, March 21, 2011, to Fay Mauro at the Volunteer Center, 410-897-9207 or [email protected].

 

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, an established Chesapeake Bay conservation non-profit organization that recently relocated to the Eastport neighborhood of Annapolis, needs part-time volunteers to staff their reception desk, answer phones, and provide some general clerical support and occasional program/project support for the headquarters staff. Hours are flexible with the objective of enabling full 9-5 office staffing in conjunction with permanent staff. This is an unpaid volunteer opportunity. For more information, e-mail [email protected] and see web site at www.allianceforthebay.org.

  • 9:00 am–12 noon, Sat., Apr. 2, 2011, Project Clean Stream: Volunteers are needed to lead clean-ups and to help as general crew at 165 sites throughout the Chesapeake Bay area. Wear sturdy, close-toed shoes and clothes that can get muddy. For more information, contact the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay at 443.949.0575 x 34 or [email protected]; for details and to sign up, visit web: www.allianceforthebay.org/pcs.

 

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

AA County Dept. of Aging & Disabilities Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

Medicare is the health insurance for 44 million Americans. Yet most people are intimidated by Medicare and think Medicare is too complex and confusing.  Many people with Medicare need an advocate to help them understand their Medicare benefits.  Are you interested in learning about Medicare?  Do you want to help other people with their Medicare-related issues?  The SHIP program trains volunteers on Medicare; these volunteers then assist others in the community with Medicare-related issues.  SHIP counselors help people select Part D drug plans, and understand their options for Medigap or Medicare Advantage Plans.  Because the information provided by SHIP counselors must remain unbiased, insurance agents will not be considered for SHIP volunteer positions. Contact SHIP at the AA County Dept. of Aging and Disabilities at 410-222-4464 ex 3080 or Amy Rubino at [email protected] for more information and to volunteer.

 

Anne Arundel County Food and Resource Bank

Founded in 1988 their mission is to fight hunger by assuring that all county citizens in need have access to food and other necessities.  Volunteers are needed to sort food and clothing for distribution 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and on occasional weekends (by appointment only) in Crownsville. Especially needed: volunteers with pick-up trucks during the day and help with phones, copying, other office duties (8:30 am – 2:30 pm), data base, computers, webmaster. Contact Bruce at 410-923-4255 or [email protected]. Website: www.aafoodbank.org.

 

Ballet Theatre of Maryland

This full-time professional ballet company and training academy performs at the Maryland Hall for Creative Arts four times each year and also performs full-length, mini-performances, and lecture demonstrations at other Maryland locations. Its School of Classic and Contemporary Dance provides professional training to children from age three and up, and including adults, leading to first (lower) level apprenticeship; other classes for the non-professionally oriented are also taught. Volunteers are needed for a variety of administrative, fundraising, event coordinator, and manager positions in two Annapolis offices. There is an immediate need for database entry and general office assistants, and wardrobe assistants. For info contact Dianne Werner-Taylor at 410-263-8289 or e-mail [email protected] . See Web site: www.balletmaryland.org.

 

Historic London Town and Gardens

history and/or horticulture to become docents, historic interpreters and gardeners at this 17th-18th century tobacco port. Volunteers give site tours, house tours or demonstrate colonial crafts and daily life. They may work in historic or ornamental gardens. For more information contact [email protected] or 410-222-1919 x204 or download volunteer application from the web site: www.historiclondontown.org.

  • 12–4 pm, Sun., Mar. 27, 2011, Maryland Day: Happy Birthday Maryland! The public is invited to celebrate Maryland Day Guided tours of the site, colonial-style hearth cooking, and colonial games are part of the festivities. See web site at www.historiclondontown.com or call 410-222-1919.

 

Lost Towns Project of Anne Arundel County/AA Co. Trust for Preservation

In addition to our dig days, we also encourage volunteers to participate in archaeological excavations or artifact processing in our new laboratory all year long.  There is no previous experience requirement for any of our volunteers, and we will teach them everything they need to know!  For more information, and to volunteer in the Field, Lab, or Archives, please contact volunteer coordinator, Ms. Jessie Grow, at 410-222-1318 or [email protected]. See Website: www.losttownsproject.org/.

 

Watershed Academy (Marley Creek Swamp Gardeners)

Volunteers, age 17 and up, are needed to assist with a planting project at Marley on Fri., May 6, 2011. Training will be provided either the day before or on the day of the planting. In addition, volunteers, age 17 and up, are needed Sat., May 14, 2011 during Marley Creek Celebration Day to help sell rain barrels, guide tours, manage showing a film, and other events. Training will be provided prior to the event. For more information, contact 443-695-0158 or [email protected].

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