This Week In Volunteering

| April 26, 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.

Annapolis Recreation & Parks Summer Basketball League

In partnership with the City’s Housing Authority and the Annapolis Youth Sports organization, Annapolis Rec & Parks will hold the 4th annual 17 and Under Summer Basketball League’s “Get Real With Yourself.” In addition to weekly basketball games, youth will take part in personal development workshops. Adult volunteers are needed to serve as workshop facilitators beginning on May 14th from 7:30 – 8 pm at the Robinwood Recreation Center, 1469 Tyler Ave. in Annapolis. For more information contact Archie Trader at [email protected] or 443-569-9845.

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. Due to recent publicity about the Caring Collection there is an IMMEDIATE NEED for office help to handle telephone inquiries about The Caring Collection. Contact Bobbie Burnett at 410-849-5333, [email protected] or see website www.caringcollection.org.

  • 1:00–3:00 pm, Sun., May 1, 2011, Presentation Day: Volunteers are also needed to help with the event on Presentation Day at the residential studio of Bobbie Burnett, 1692 N. Harbor Ct, Annapolis.  Doctors from Johns Hopkins and Anne Arundel Oncology Centers will be in attendance to receive funds from the Caring Collection to purchase medical equipment to benefit oncology patients.

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland P.A.V.E. Summer Camp- “Buddies not Bullies” June 20 – 24

Adult volunteers are needed to assist with activities at the P.A.V.E. (Project Anti-Violence Education) Summer Camp for youth ages 7 to 12 years, June 20 – 24 from 8 am to 4 pm at Camp Woodlands in Annapolis.  The P.A.V.E. program helps girls and boys avoid the pitfalls of peer pressure by empowering them to prevent violence in their lives, schools and communities. Adult volunteers support P.A.V.E.’s teen peer counselors for the week of camp, which will include arts & crafts, presentations by guest speakers, sports and games all centered around the theme “Buddies not Bullies.” Volunteers can choose mornings or afternoons. Internship opportunities for college students are also available. For information, contact Shannon Marshall at 410.358.9711 or [email protected]

Moveable Feast

This nonprofit provides home delivered meals for clients who are homebound with HIV/AIDS. Volunteers, as young as 16 (15 & under w/adult) are needed to deliver meals Mon.– Fri. between 9 am–3 pm and 5 pm–8 pm. Meal delivery takes about 1 hr and drivers have flexibility in setting their schedules. Volunteers are asked to deliver once a week or once a month. A variety of other volunteers are also needed to help with food preparation and more. Contact Tom Patrick at 410-327-3420, Xtn 31 or [email protected]. See www.mfeast.org.

  • May 14-15, 2009, Ride for the Feast Fundraiser: A variety of volunteer opportunities are available for this event encompassing two days and 140 miles of road biking from Ocean City to Baltimore, MD.  Crew members are needed for events and support leading up to the event, as well as on the days of the ride. The latter include assisting at overnight stop areas, working pit stops, support and gear drivers (SAG), repair technicians, and helping at the closing ceremony in Baltimore.    For more information, please contact Ted Blankenship at 410-327-3420 x33 or [email protected] or visit web site: www.mfeast.org.

Jam for the Animals, Sat. June 18, 2011

Animal Rescue Fund, Inc. of Maryland needs volunteers to help with parking throughout the day for this fundraising concert being held at the AA County Fairgrounds on Sat., Jun. 18, 2011. This benefit concert will feature of 15 bands, food vendors, arts and craft vendors, beneficiaries, and activities for children to raise funds for local animal shelters and rescue organizations. For more information and to volunteer, contact Natalie Gardner at [email protected].

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is the largest conservation organization dedicated solely to saving the Chesapeake Bay. A wide variety of volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year. See web site www.cbf.org for upcoming projects and opportunities or contact Heather Tuckfield, CBF Volunteer Manager, at [email protected] or (410) 268-8816. Office is located at 6 Herndon Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21403. A volunteer application form can be submitted from the web site, www.cbf.org . Opportunities include:

  • Hands On Restoration Projects: Doing tree nursery work, living shore line, wetland, underwater grass, and oyster restoration and gardening projects, Clean the Bay Day, and more. See website for details and calendar.
  • · Outreach and Education: Representing CBF at boat shows, seafood festivals, state fairs, and other outreach events, assisting with education programs, participating with the speaker’s bureau to give presentations to interested groups about health of the Bay and its tributaries.
  • Advocacy: Provide administrative assistance helping with a variety of office tasks, including research, data entry, answering phones, and mailings. Opportunities are also available to serve as a tour guide at Philip Merrill Environmental Center and the Annapolis green headquarters building.

Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS)

CoCoRaHS is a non-profit community-based network of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds in several states that works together to measure and map precipitation using inexpensive measurement tools, stressing training and education, and utilizing an interactive web site. Data is provided for natural resource, education, and research applications. Volunteers of all ages are needed (those under 18 need a guardian) to collect and report data about precipitation with measurement tools at their homes which is reported daily to an interactive web site. For more information and to sign up visit the web site at: www.cocorahs.org. The local Anne Arundel County Coordinator may also be reached at [email protected].

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Maryland Chapter

The Maryland Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is hosting the following fundraising walks in Baltimore and Anne Arundel County and is seeking volunteers to help with the events as well as participants. Join other fund-raising teams for a day of fun, food and entertainment:

  • 5:30 pm, Tues., May 17, 2011, Great Strides Walk, Baltimore, M&T Stadium: Contact General Great Strides Coordinators Amy Williams at [email protected] or Lindsay Young, [email protected] for more information about the specific walk director.
  • 11:00 am, Sun., May 22, 2011, Glen Burnie (Kinder Farm Park): Contact Walk Director Amy Williams at 410-628-0795 or [email protected] for more information.
  • 10:00 am, Sat., Jun. 4, 2011, Annapolis (Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium): Contact General Great Strides Coordinators Amy Williams at [email protected] or Lindsay Young, [email protected] for more information about the specific walk director.

Fouse Center

This Glen Burnie nonprofit provides transitional housing for homeless men in Northern Anne Arundel County. Its goal is to assist men with the transition from homelessness to independent and stable living. Volunteers are needed to serve on Committees and the Board of Directors, to provide administrative assistance, as mentors and adult education tutors, landscape and building repair, inside painting, general cleaning, organizing supplies and more. Groups can come in and prepare a meal for 15–20 people. Contact Mario at 410-609-1224 or [email protected]. Web site: www.thefousecenter.com.

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