This Week In Volunteering

| May 31, 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.

Anne Arundel County Office of Emergency Management

The AA County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) coordinates resources and facilitates the response and recovery efforts of local, state, federal and private agencies in emergencies.

  • 8:00 AM–12 Noon, Friday, June 17, 2011, Emergency Shelter Exercise: The Office of Emergency Management in conjunction with the Anne Arundel Departments of Social Services, Health, and Animal Control will be conducting a shelter exercise at Arundel High School in Gambrills, MD. We need 50-100 volunteers to participate. Everyone is welcome and I would like to have a variety of ages and anyone that speaks another language. There will be roles for some to play. Contact Karen Sank at 410-222-0611 or [email protected] to sign up.

Arnold Volunteer Fire Department

The Arnold Volunteer Fire Department is always recruiting volunteer members, age 16 and up, to serve both as firefighters and to assist with administrative tasks. Current needs include firefighter/EMT, building maintenance, public outreach and fire safety education, fundraising, event planning, and administrative assistance. All firefighting training and equipment is provided free of charge. For more information visit web site at www.arnoldvfd.com, or call Jason Roth at 410-757-5942 or E-mail [email protected] with questions.

Davidsonville Wildlife Sanctuary

This nonprofit organization helps injured and orphaned animals by treating them, raising and caring for them, and releasing them back into the wild. If release is not an option they are provided permanent homes at the sanctuary or elsewhere. Volunteers, age 18 and up, who can commit to at least one morning per week are needed for ongoing animal care including feeding, watering, cleaning for a wide variety animals. For more information, contact D. Riley at [email protected] or 410-798-0193. See web site: www.wildlifesanctuary.us/dws.

Isabel’s Gift

Volunteers are needed to help support the needs of parents with children in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) at the AA Medical Center in Annapolis and the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. Support consists of providing information packets and web site information, a listening ear, and comfort bags of useful items such as water, pen & paper, reading materials, personal items, etc. to help parents cope with the stressful NICU experience.  Volunteers are needed to stuff and deliver comfort bags, help with fundraising, and a host of other tasks. Monetary and in-kind donations are also needed to support the web site, printing, and purchase of items for comfort bags. For more information call 443-510-2673 or 443-562-6303 or e-mail [email protected]. Web site: www.isabelsgift.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].

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 on the theme “Buddies not Bullies.” In particular we need a lifeguard and a canoeing and kayaking instructor. All other duties needed for the children will be assigned when the volunteers come to camp. 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].

Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake

Volunteer Budget Builder Coaches: Coaches work one-on-one with future homeowners to reinforce and support financial goal setting, wise budgeting practices and goal-oriented spending habits. This is a 3-4 hour per month commitment (hours are flexible) that lasts approximately 3-4 months. If you are interested in empowering and building a relationship with a future Habitat for Humanity of the  Chesapeake homeowner, please contact Deborah Curtis at [email protected] or 410-366-1250 x150 for more information

Administrative Office Volunteer: The Habitat is looking for a dedicated volunteer to work alongside our staff doing day-to-day tasks in our office. This position will range from performing administrative duties such as mailings to answering phone calls and greeting visitors. To inquire about this volunteer position, please contact Ashley Hunter at [email protected] or 410-366-1250 x131.

Kids ‘N Kaboodle Children’s Fair, June 5, 2011

Help create a day of joyful laughter and creative play for all the children of Annapolis.  Chesapeake Children’s Museum, the Early Childhood Coalition of AA Co., the Kids at Hope steering committee, and many community partners are hosting the ninth annual Kids ‘n’ Kaboodle, from 12 noon–4 pm, Sun., June 5, 2011 at the Weems-Whalen Memorial Athletic Fields on Spa Road (behind Maryland Hall).  Volunteers are needed for: set up, beginning at 9 am, facilitating crafts and games, grill and other food service duty, info and first aid, parking directors, sharing careers with hands-on activities, and clean up until 5:30 pm.  Please contact Debbie Wood:  410-990-1993 or Vincent Moulden: [email protected].

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Jun. 16–21, 2011

Be the first to say “hello” as mayors from around the country land at BWI.  Support the US Conference of Mayors 2011 in Baltimore by welcoming the mayors as they arrive and showing off Maryland’s charm the minute they are off the plane. This is a great volunteer opportunity for groups.  Volunteer opportunities are from 8AM to 8PM on June 16th and 17th.  Volunteer shifts are 4 hours.  Please contact Kate Scherr for more information at [email protected] or 410-707-8807.

ZOOMA Annapolis Half Marathon & 10K, Sun., Jun. 5, 2011

ZOOMA needs over 250 volunteers to make the Annapolis race a success! Come support your women runner friends and be part of ZOOMA! Start Times are: 7:00 a.m. for the half marathon and 7:15 a.m. for the 10K run being held Sunday, June 5, 2011 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. Charity groups bringing 10-15 volunteers may be eligible for a $250 donation to their organization. Volunteers receive an official “ZOOMA Annapolis RACE CREW” t-shirt and the opportunity to be part of an inspiring and energizing community of active women. For more information and to sign up, visit the web site at: http://zoomarun.com/.


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