This Week In Volunteering

| August 16, 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 Public Schools AVID Tutoring Program (County-wide)

The Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Tutoring Program supports students in grades 6 through 12 who are in the academic middle. AVID tutors, age 18 and older, will be trained to work with small groups of students during the AVID elective class.  These students have gone through an application process and have been selected to participate in the AVID Program at their respective school. Tutors will help students be successful by assisting them with problem-solving techniques, working collaboratively with other students, and serving as role models. Tutors would commit to at least one semester of tutoring at one of the AVID sites for a minimum of one hour per week, during the regular school day. For an application and more information, contact: Jennifer Ballard at 410 222-5458 or [email protected] , and visit website: http://www.aacps.org/avid/. Tutor Training dates: 9 am–12 Noon, Sept. 9; 9 am–12 Noon, Sept. 30; 11:30 am–2:30 pm, Oct. 10; 9 am–12 Noon, Nov. 11, 2011.

 

Chesapeake Ecology Center

The Chesapeake Ecology Center (CEC) works with its members, volunteers, community groups, and students, including at-risk students at Adams Academy at Adams Park (where it is based), to provide environmental education and, at the same time, develop on-the-ground habitat restoration/protection projects. The CEC holds volunteer education/planting days and tours mid-April through November, and provides technical assistance to a variety of community and school groups for their projects. Volunteers are needed to help with planting and maintenance. An adult should accompany volunteers under age 16. Schedule volunteer time by contacting Zora Lathan at [email protected] or 410-212-4506. See www.ChesapeakeEcologyCenter.org. Special events:

  • ·         9 a.m. –1 p.m., Sat., Sept. 24, 2011, 7th annual CEC Garden Open House & Native Plant Sale:

The sale will feature a variety of native plants at great prices–so don’t miss it! A plant list with available species will be posted in early September on the website. Refreshments will be served, and three or four Garden Tours will be led by Master Gardeners. See www.ChesapeakeEcologyCenter.org.  

 

City of Annapolis, Main Street Program

The city is seeking residents who will volunteer their time to help revitalize the Main Street Program; it is also proposing to expand the boundaries of the program beyond its current boundaries. The program’s goals are to promote shopping local, support all establishments, create family events that draw individuals to the local businesses, educate on the importance of historic preservation, improve communication, sponsor one calendar of events for the Downtown Annapolis District, and evolve into a strong thriving community. For more information about participation, contact Lisa Craig, at 410-263-7961 and [email protected].

 

Emergency Preparedness Fair, Sat., Sept. 10, 2011

The Anne Arundel County and City of Annapolis Offices of Emergency Management and Citizen Corps Council have begun preparations for their Second Annual Emergency Preparedness Fair. The Fair will take place on Saturday, September 10th, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Glen Burnie Improvement Association’s fairgrounds on Post 40.  There will be equipment from the Police and Fire Department as well as many other organizations on display at the event. Games, food, demonstrations and information will be available Volunteers are needed on the day of the event to help with set up and take down and other duties during the day. For more information and to volunteer, contact Karen Sank at 410-222-0600 or [email protected].

 

Light House Shelter

The Shelter is seeking to fill a full-time Assistant Volunteer Coordinator position by August 31, 2011 to serve from Sept. 14, 2011 through Jul. 31, 2012; this is an 11 month, full-time (40 hours/week) position as a member of the Volunteer Maryland (VM) AmeriCorps program serving at Light House.  A stipend, an education award and some benefits are provided. The Coordinator will recruit and coordinate volunteers that will provide operations support to the shelter.  The person will work with the Volunteer Coordinator to provide more contact with the volunteers to ensure a meaningful and purposeful volunteer experience, and will help to orient many new volunteers and will provide support to the over 700 existing volunteers and groups.  For more information and to apply, contact Michele L. Marshall, Volunteer Coordinator at (410)349-5056 or [email protected]org.

  • ·         Sun., Oct. 2, 2011, Friends of the Light House’s Run for Shelter and 4th Annual Jogging Joe Shafran Memorial Run:  Volunteers and sponsors are needed to help with both events are being held at Quiet Waters Park; the Jogging Joe 4.2 mi. Run starts at 7:30 am, and the Run for Shelter Half Marathon starts at 7:45 am. Contact Jill McCabe at [email protected] or at 443.569.4209. Website: http://www.friendslhs.org/

 

Lost Towns Project of Anne Arundel County/AA Co. Trust for Preservation (Annapolis/Central County)

In addition to our dig days, we also encourage volunteers to participate in archaeological excavations or artifact processing in our new laboratory all year long.  There is no previous experience requirement for any of our volunteers, and we will teach them everything they need to know!  For more information and to volunteer in the Field, Lab, or Archives, contact volunteer coordinator, Ms. Jessie Grow, at 410-222-1318 or [email protected]org. See Website: www.losttownsproject.org/

  • ·         9:00 am–2:00 pm, Sat., Sept. 10, 2011, Dig Days: The public is invited to join the Lost Towns Project archeologists as they continue to rediscover London Town. Call 410-222-7440 for more information.

 

Maryland Seafood Festival, Fri.-Mon., Sept. 9-12, 2011

The Maryland Seafood Festival is back this year at Sandy Point Park, September 10–11, 2011. A large number of volunteers are needed to fill various positions throughout the festival as well as the Friday before for setup and the Monday after to help with cleanup. Help is needed at the gate, security, with parking, ticket booths, and more.  Parking is free for volunteers and food vouchers will be provided. For further information and to sign up, visit web site at www.mdseafoodfestival.com or e-mail [email protected]com.

 

Newseum

Volunteers, age 16 and up, are needed to assist Newseum staff in many vital roles at the museum in Washington, DC. Volunteers are needed to assist Newseum staff in the following areas: Visitor services; Public programs and educational workshops; Collections management and artifact processing; Research and/or writing; Word processing, mailings and other administrative functions; and, testing/evaluating ongoing programs. To learn more about the volunteer program, fill out an online volunteer form at www.newseum.org or contact the Newseum’s senior manager of operations staffing and training, Donna J. Baker, at 202-292-6513 or [email protected]

 

North County Emergency Outreach Network (NCEON)

NCEON in cooperation with area churches helps persons in their community in need of crisis assistance because of evictions, utility turn-off notices, emergency prescription needs, food pantry or other services. NCEON needs occasional volunteers to staff the office, stock shelves, bag food for the pantry 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 NCEON. Call Ann or Marsha at 410-766-1826 or 304 5th Avenue, Glen Burnie, MD 21061. 

 

YWCA of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County

There is an immediate need for volunteers, age 16 and up, to help students with homework after school, with arts and crafts projects, and to prepare meals for such students. Guest speakers are also being sought to talk to students about their careers. There is also a part-time position available for someone to work with students in the after school program three days a week. For more information contact LaShonda Godwin at 410-626-7800 x341 or [email protected]. See website at www.annapolisywca.org.

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