This Week In Volunteering

| June 14, 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 Fair, Fall Each Year

The Fair is an all-volunteer nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization bringing family entertainment, competition and education to people of all ages in Anne Arundel County and surrounding areas. See web site at www.aacountyfair.org. Volunteers, age 21 and up, are needed for a variety of positions during the Fair and year round. Contact 410-923-3400 or [email protected] to volunteer and visit web site at www.aacountyfair.org.

  • Office Assistant/Receptionist: One person is needed to answer phones, perform light office duties and provide staff and attendees with event information during Fair week (9/14-9/18). No typing or computer skills are necessary. Contact Sharon Gertz at number or email above.
  • Handyman: Volunteer needed year round for Fairgrounds maintenance such as mending fences, and light repair work. Leave message for Tom Collison or Walter Baase at number or email above.
  • Researchers/Surveyors: Need a small group (5or 6) volunteers are needed on 9/16/11-9/18/11 and to collect survey information from fair attendees (as they are leaving) to measure success rate of the Fair. Great project for Girls Scouts or like organization. Contact Denise White at 301-789-4040 or email above.
  • Pro-Bono Architect: Need someone to design a 5-10 year plan for our barn area. Contact Fair President, John K. at email or number above. This would also be an ideal college project.
  • Promotion Assistants: Six or seven volunteers are needed from to assist Entertainment Chairperson (Denise White) during Fair week (9/14-9/18) with registration, organization of contest participants, and execution of live events… Cutest Kid Contest, Scarecrow workshop, etc . Contact at Denise White at 301-789-4040 or email above.
  • Restroom Monitor: One (1) volunteer is needed to see that restrooms are clean and stocked with supplies, and to thoroughly clean restrooms during nighttime or early morning hours. Contact Debbie Woolford K. at number or email above.
  • Fair Team: Volunteers are needed year round to assist in the preparation and execution of all events at the Fairgrounds such as the Fair, Halloween Happening, Flea Markets, Craft Shows, and Demolition Derby. No skills required, just a willingness to help.  Call 410-923-3400.
  • Marketing Director: One volunteer with excellent communication skills is needed for annual activities to find businesses that want to partner with the Fair in a sponsorship capacity.  Contact Denise White at 301-789-4040 or email above.

Baltimore Washington Medical Center “Camp Airways”, Aug. 1–5, 2011,  8:30 AM – 4 PM

Baltimore Washington Medical Center (BWMC) is sponsoring its 23rd Annual “Camp Airways” at Woods Presbyterian Church, Severna Park for children with asthma, ages 6 – 12. Junior counselor volunteers, age 15 and older, are needed to help with everyday activities and must be available to attend the camp for the entire week. Responsibilities include serving as a “camp buddy” for two assigned campers, assisting with arts & crafts, swimming, other outdoor activities, and more. Volunteers must provide their own transportation. Applications may be downloaded from the web site at mybwmc.org & are due no later than July 5, 2011. For more information contact Sandy Thomas at [email protected] or 410-787-4484.

Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails

Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization of dedicated volunteers helping to promote, protect and enhance the multi-modal trails of Anne Arundel County. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available for those willing to give a few hours a month, and both individuals and groups of volunteers are welcome. For more information call 410-695-1137or e-mail [email protected]. See web site at: http://www.friendsofaatrails.org/.

Jug BayWetlands Sanctuary

At the Sanctuary, children and adults collect water samples, clear trails, weigh turtles, guide visitors on nature walks, draw maps, lead canoe trips, make posters, seine for fish, host the Visitor Center on weekends, and more. For more information and for specific opportunities unless otherwise noted below, contact Lindsay Hollister at 410-741-9330, or send e-mail to [email protected]. Check the website at: http://www.jugbay.org.

  • 7:00 am–10:00 pm, Jun. 18, 2011, Stream Blitz: This day-long research event is designed to put outdoor enthusiasts in the field with experts on varying topics for a day of fun and learning. Birds, plants, salamanders and more will be identified as participants travel in and along our three study streams. We are located in southern AA County at 1361 Wrighton Road, Lothian, 20711. Call 410-741-9330 for more information or to sign up. Visit the website for the schedule and more details: http://www.jugbay.org/stream_blitz.

Partners in Care

Partners In Care is an all-volunteer local nonprofit helping older adults remain independent in their homes. Drivers, receptionists, handymen, ride dispatchers, Life Line emergency response installers, and boutique workers–all are needed. No amount of volunteer time is too large or too small! Extensive experience is not needed: training is provided by Partners In Care for all positions. Drivers are especially needed to provide rides to doctors, grocery shopping, etc., either locally and/or to Baltimore and beyond. Rides are matched” one ride at a time and with several days’ notice for the volunteer driver. We also welcome monetary donations and donations of gently-used clothing and jewelry, quality furniture and household items to our recently-expanded resale boutique at 6 S. Ritchie Highway, Pasadena. There is also a need for volunteers to staff the boutique. Summer boutique hours are MWF 10 am– 4 pm, Tue/Thur 10 am – 7 pm.and Saturday 9 am–4 pm. Many opportunities are available for students to obtain hours for service learning requirements. Contact Linda Dennis at 410-544-4800 or [email protected] site: www.partnersincare.org.

  • 2:00 pm, Tues., Jun. 21, and 5 pm, Thurs., Jun. 23,  2011,Volunteer Orientation: Volunteers may attend one of these 1.5 hour orientations to learn about volunteer opportunities. Contact Linda Dennis.

Quiet Waters Park Volunteer Orientation, Jun. 18, 2011, 1:30 pm

A volunteer orientation meeting of about 30 minutes covering different volunteer positions and event sign ups will be held Saturday, June 18th at 1:30 p.m. in the Visitor Center at Quiet Waters Park (Gate fees will be waived).  If you cannot make this meeting, we can individually schedule something to cover volunteer positions and events. If you plan on attending the meeting, contact Park Ranger David Burman at [email protected] or 410-222-1777 with your T-shirt size as these will be distributed at the meeting.

Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults (UCF)

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults provides free support programs, education, and resources to benefit young adults affected by cancer, as well as their family and friends, while promoting awareness and prevention of cancer.  Volunteers, 18 and up, with good communication and organizational skills are needed to be community educators (members of the speaker’s bureau) to give at least 3 presentations a year to inform about cancers and UCF services.  Cancer survivors- those who have lived with, through, or beyond cancer- are also ideal community educators.  Training will be provided.  Contact Sarah Wainio, Volunteer Maryland Coordinator, at [email protected] or 410-964-0202 ext. 109.

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