This Week In Volunteering

| July 12, 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.

 

AA County Department of Aging & Disabilities RSVP Program

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) recruits volunteers ages 55+ to serve in various programs, including 19 Nutrition sites, as Telephone Reassurance volunteers, as VITA (Tax) volunteers and as office assistants. RSVP volunteers also serve as tutors and mentors in County schools, as administrative support with the State and County police and in other locations. There is a particular need for weekday Telephone Reassurance volunteers who work in teams of two from 7-10 am from the Glen Burnie office.  For more information, contact: Kim Quillet at 410-222-6717 or [email protected]. 

 

Cool Kids Campaign

The mission of the nonprofit Cool Kids Campaign is to provide pediatric oncology patients a higher quality of life for themselves and their families. This is accomplished through a variety of participatory fundraising events, including an E-bay store in Pasadena, MD. We are now in the process of building a large base of volunteers with teaching experience or experts in their field to offer their time and talents to tutor the kids or to offer special seminars, classes or opportunities that will enrich their lives in a significant way. If you would like a volunteer application please email [email protected].

 

Department of Juvenile Services

The Department’s Anne Arundel County Neighborhood Youth Panels need volunteers, age 21 and older, to hear charges of 1st-time juvenile offenders, give consequences and provide mentoring. Background checks are required and training will be provided. There are also opportunities for volunteers to serve as foster grandparents, interns, and advisory board members. For more information contact Melissa Alarcon at 410-230-3132 or [email protected]. See Web site: http://www.djs.state.md.us/.

 

Hospice of the Chesapeake

Hospice of the Chesapeake is seeking warm, caring individuals who enjoy cooking to prepare home-cooked meals for patients at the Mandrin Inpatient Care Center in Harwood.  Volunteer training will be provided.  Please contact Kathy Bourgard, Director of Volunteers, at 443-837-1549 or [email protected]org for more information.

§         7-9 p.m., Wed., Aug. 17, 2011, Volunteer Information Night: The Hospice will hold a Volunteer Information Night for prospective volunteers on in their Annapolis Office located at 445 Defense Highway.

Staff and volunteers will discuss the many interesting volunteer opportunities available. Light refreshments will be served. For more information or to register, please contact Kathy Bourgard.

 

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

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, 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]lutheranmissionsociety.org. See web site at www.lutheranmissionsociety.org

 

Ordnance Road Correctional Center

Volunteers, 21 years old + who pass a background check, are needed as adult literacy tutors, to assist in the library, with the sewing program, as newsletter editor, and as a photographer for events. Volunteers are also needed to assist with recreational and sports activities, to teach CPR, to work with families to bring them together, and to lead substance abuse meetings.  On a quarterly basis, volunteers are needed for the “Read to Me” project, helping to audio-tape the reading of storybooks to inmate’s children. There is some flexibility with weekday, weekend and evening positions available. Call: Cindy Meyers 410-222-6350×3159, [email protected] , www.aacounty.org click on Detention Facilities under Departments

 

St. Mary’s Catholic Church English as a Second Language (ESL) Program

St Mary’s ESL Program needs volunteer teachers to teach English one night a week to adult ESL students for the Sept–May. school year.  Our seven levels of classes are held on Tues., Wed., and Thurs. evenings, 7:00-8:45 p.m., at St. Mary’s High School in downtown Annapolis. Teaching experience and Spanish knowledge are helpful but not necessary.  We will be holding an ESL Teacher Training Session on Sat. August 20th from 9:00 to 1:00 for all volunteers at St John Newmann Church on Bestgate Road.  New volunteers are encouraged to attend. For registration and/or further information about the Program, contact Eneida at (410) 800-4717   [email protected] or Bunny Wilson at 410-544-5584  [email protected].

 

Service Corps of Retired Executives (Southern Maryland SCORE Chapter 390)

This group of volunteers with entrepreneurial experience is sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration to offer mentoring to small business owners and new entrepreneurs; free counseling and general and specialized workshops are provided to clients in Anne Arundel and surrounding counties.  The Chapter has a need for business men and women willing to give their time to help entrepreneurs.  We invite working and retired executives, small business owners, educators and other professionals to become volunteer counselors.  In addition to counselors, SCORE seeks volunteers with strong organizational skills to work with counselors and clients in outreach programs, marketing, setting up and running workshops and general office support. Training is provided. Contact 410-266-9553 or [email protected]. Website: http://www.score390.org.

 

Severna Park Assistance Network (SPAN)

SPAN in cooperation with area churches help persons in their community in need of crisis assistance because of evictions, utility turn-off notices, emergency medical or prescription needs, food pantry or other services. Span needs volunteers to staff the office, work in the food pantry Monday and Wednesday mornings and donate food and other items for the pantry. Get your group to sponsor a food drive or pick up a few extra items when you shop and drop them off at SPAN Mon – Thurs, 10 am – 2 pm and Mon evenings 5 – 7 pm. One-time projects such as painting, cleaning windows, moving pantry shelves are also available. SPAN is located behind Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 400 Benfield Road. Call 410-647-0889 or E-mail: [email protected]. Web Site: www.spanhelps.org

 

South River Federation

This non-profit, membership organization includes individuals and civic and community associations dedicated to restoring, protecting, and preserving the South River Watershed. Volunteers are needed for special event planning and administrative assistance. Volunteers are also needed to help with a variety of seasonal work projects, i.e., living shorelines, oyster garden planting, data collection, water sampling and more. Quarterly General Meetings are open and welcome to the public. Please check web site or call to confirm dates and location. Contact the office at 410-224-3802 or [email protected]. See web site: www.southriverfederation.net

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