This Week In Volunteering

| July 19, 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 as a sponsor.  Contact Denise White at 301-789-4040 or email above.

 

Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County

The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County is one of 14 such foundations in Maryland and one of over 720 across the United States. Its goal is to build a permanent source of charitable funds dedicated to addressing the needs of the Anne Arundel County community. The Foundation, located in Annapolis, uses volunteers as board members, on event committees, to help with mailings and more. Call 410-280-1102 or e-mail: [email protected] for more information. Web site: www.cfaac.org.

 

South County Assistance Network (SoCan)

SoCan and area churches help persons in their community with emergency needs, food pantry or other services.

SoCan needs volunteers at their facility at St. James’ Church in Lothian on Thursdays and Saturdays, from 9 am to Noon, to stock shelves, bag food and donate food and other items for the pantry. Call Dottie Fender at 301-261-5265.

 

DisABILITY Awareness Day, Sat., October 29, 2011

Do you know of an employer who hires individuals with disabilities? If so, let the Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues know about this company. The commission is seeking nominations of employers who hire individuals with disabilities to be honored at the annual disABILITY Awareness Day 2011. “Like last year, disABILITY Awareness Day 2011 will be held Oct. 29 during Disability Employment Awareness Month in October at Westfield Annapolis mall. At the event County Executive John R. Leopold and the Commission will recognize, among several categories, employers who hire individuals with disabilities,” says Ginger Palmer, commission chairman, of Edgewater. Nomination forms are available at the Anne Arundel County Americans with Disabilities Act office at the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities, 2666 Riva Road, fourth floor, in Annapolis; by calling 410-222-4383, or www.aacounty.org/Aging/disabledAdults/CommDis.cfm. TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay 711. Nominations are due Aug. 12, 2011.

 

24th Anniversary Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival, Sat. Sept. 24, 2011

Volunteer opportunities are available now and on the event date for the 24th Annual Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival. The 24tht annual Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival, coordinated by Kunta Kinte Celebrations, Inc., raises an awareness of the African-American heritage and the common challenges encountered by all ethnic groups striving to preserve their culture.  The festival will be held at the Annapolis City Dock, Sat., Sept. 24, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Volunteer opportunities are available in the following areas: set up, refreshments, clean up, and more.  For more information contact [email protected]comcast.net, call 443-623-2856 or visit www.kuntakinte.org.

 

Reginald Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture

The museum is dedicated to serving the community by providing multifaceted support through meaningful interactions with history and material culture of Maryland African Americans. Volunteers are needed to assist at the Information Desk, as Docents, for Special Events, and more. There are ongoing opportunities on Saturdays and Sundays for assistance with greeting guests and patrons at the main entrance and to work with kid’s activities during public hours. The minimum age for volunteers is 14. Volunteering is open to adults, seniors, college, and high school students. Service learning credit hours can be earned by high school students. We are accepting applications for the following volunteer positions: Special Event Volunteer, Administrative Assistant, Curatorial Assistant, and Visitor Services. Volunteer orientations are held at 7:00 pm on the last Monday of each month. Contact Joy Hall, at 443-263-1852 or [email protected]; web site: www.AfricanAmericanCulture.org .

 

SPCA of Anne Arundel County

Volunteers, age 18 and up (or 13-17 with parental accompaniment), are needed to walk dogs, socialize cats, provide foster care for “in-need” animals, help with adoption shows, bathe and brush dogs or help with any other available opportunities. Regular volunteers walk dogs, play with cats, provide foster care for “in-need” animals, help with adoption shows, bathe and brush dogs, assist potential adopters, and help with events. Training sessions are held once each month. The SPCA does not offer opportunities to fulfill court-ordered community service. Call 410-268-4388 or E-mail [email protected]. www.aacspca.org.

Wish List of Items needed for the shelter: premium dog, puppy, cat and kitten food; six-foot nylon leashes and adjustable nylon puppy and adult collars; covered cat beds (not foam);grooming brushes, combs, nail trimmers and clippers and more. The shelter is open for donations on Mon., Tues., Fri., Sat. & Sun. from 9 am – 4 pm , and Wed. and Thurs from 9 am – 7 pm. Contact 410-268-4388.

 

TEAM DNR

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking interested adults to become TEAM (Teaching Environmental Awareness in Maryland) volunteers.  The volunteer’s mission is to educate elementary and middle school students about the Chesapeake Bay and other environmental issues.  Volunteers should have an outgoing personality and a strong desire to protect the Chesapeake Bay.  No prior teaching experience is necessary.  Currently, TEAM offers schools free classroom programs on the following topics: Chesapeake Bay Watershed, Horseshoe Crabs, Oyster Reefs, Chesapeake Watermen, and Streams. The next training workshops will be held as follows:

  • ·         9:30 a.m. -3:00 p.m., Thurs., Aug. 11, 2011 Chesapeake Bay Watershed and Horseshoe Crab Training.
  • ·         9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Thurs., Aug. 18, 2011 Oyster Reef and Chesapeake Watermen Training.  

Participants are asked to attend both dates as part of their training.  Participants should bring their own lunch or plan to purchase lunch in the on-site cafeteria. For information and to register, contact Amy Henry at 410-260-8828 or [email protected]. Website: www.dnr.maryland.gov/education/teamdnr.

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