This Week In Volunteering

| September 20, 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.

 

American Red Cross Blood Drives

Volunteers, age 14 and older (some positions–18 and older), are needed to help with blood drives. Volunteers greet donors, provide customer service, and serve refreshments. Must complete an application and attend an orientation/training session. Volunteers over 18 years of age require a background check. For more information, contact Terry Karloff at 410-764-4602 Ext.1 or 1-800-272-0094 Ext. 1 or e-mail: [email protected]. See web site: www.my-redcross.org/.

 

Annapolis Youth Services Bureau

This organization provides youth oriented comprehensive professional services to youth for the general prevention of juvenile delinquency.  Mentors are needed for youth ages 5 – 18 after background checks and training. Volunteers are also needed for educational and cultural activities for children. AYSB is dedicated to serving as a positive force in improving the lives and well being of children, by providing, and advocating for, prevention and early intervention programs and treatment services for children, youth, and families. For more information call 410-626-1800.

 

AA County Dept. of Aging & Disabilities Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

The SHIP program trains volunteers on Medicare; these volunteers then assist others in the community with Medicare-related issues.  SHIP will be hosting presentations for the public at County Senior Centers to discuss the basics of Medicare Parts A, B, and D. Employer group/Medicare issues, Medigap, and Medicare Advantage Plans will also be covered.  Presentation dates, all at Senior Centers, are: 10 a.m., Tues., Sept. 20, Annapolis; 10 a.m., Tues., Sept. 27, Pasadena; Mon., Oct. 3, Brooklyn Park; 10:45 a.m., Tues., Oct. 4, O’Malley; 10 a.m. Wed., Oct. 12, South County, and; 12:30 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 13, 2011, Pascal Senior Center.  For more information about the program or to volunteer, contact 410-222-4464 ex 3080 or [email protected].

 

Anne Arundel County Food and Resource Bank

Founded in 1988 their mission is to fight hunger by assuring that all county citizens in need have access to food and other necessities.  Volunteers are needed to sort food and clothing for distribution 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and on occasional weekends (by appointment only) in Crownsville. Especially needed: volunteers with pick-up trucks during the day and help with phones, copying, other office duties (8:30 am – 2:30 pm), data base, computers, webmaster. Contact Bruce at 410-923-4255 or [email protected]. Website: www.aafoodbank.org.

 

Anne Arundel Medical Center

Anne Arundel Medical Center, 2001 Medical Parkway, Annapolis, needs volunteers age 18 and over to work a wide variety of services in the hospital.   Volunteers work in the Emergency Department, Gift shop, Reception Desks, Clothes Box (consignment store) and many other areas.  Although most of the volunteer positions are during the daytime hours, there are some positions for early evening and weekends. Prospective volunteers are required to pre-register for and attend a 1-hour orientation.  Call the Auxiliary Office at 443-481-5050 to register, and visit http://www.aahs.org/about/volunteer.php for more information.

 

 

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Maryland

This nonprofit is dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Volunteers from Anne Arundel County are especially needed to serve on the JDRF Maryland Chapter Board of Directors. Office volunteers, 14 years and older are needed in the Towson office. Volunteers are also needed throughout the year for family outreach activities, and for fundraising events. Contact [email protected] or 410-636-8080 and visit website at http://jdrfmd.org/for more information.

 

Light House Shelter

This emergency shelter facility provides shelter for single men and women and families and runs a transitional housing program in Annapolis. Volunteers, 18 and over, are needed for a variety of duties associated with the food program, children’s programs, facilities cleaning & maintenance, office and administration, and adult education programs. Pro bono professional volunteers are also needed serve the shelter and its clients with specialized skills such as accounting, medicine, law, and carpentry. The hours are flexible for many tasks and training is provided. In addition to volunteers, the shelter has an immediate need for pantry food items because of a greatly increased demand for lunches. To volunteer or arrange for donations, contact Volunteer Services Coordinator Michele Marshall at 410-349-5056 Ext.14 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 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]

 

 

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland

Individuals and groups can assist the homebound. Volunteer as little as an hour a month to make a world of difference. Drivers needed to deliver meals Monday through Friday (holidays included) between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm. Volunteers also needed to accompany drivers, pack meals, or make birthday or other greeting cards to be delivered with the meals. Many opportunities are flexible, and training is provided. Locations are in Glen Burnie (Pascal Senior Center), Annapolis (St. Martin’s Lutheran on Forest Dr.), and Severna Park (Woods Church). Routes in Cape St. Claire/St. Margaret, Crofton, Glen Burnie, Annapolis, Odenton and Old Mill communities are in urgent need. MOW can also use volunteers to man displays and assist at fund raising activities. Call Terry Lehr at 1-866-558-0827, 410-431-5257, or e-mail [email protected]. See www.mealsonwheelsmd.org

•    Young Volunteers are encouraged to help Meals on Wheels (MOW). Young people in Anne Arundel County, over 14 can serve Meals on Wheels Monday through Friday. Packers are needed from 8:30–11 am to prepare and package meals for clients at Annapolis and Severna Park sites over 14 (with guardian, 16 without), while visitor volunteers, 18 years and up, can help to deliver the meals to the clients with an experienced volunteer from 10:30 am until 1:30 pm. Younger volunteers, if they have a MOW volunteer as a parent or grandparent can visit and deliver meals with their relative. Call MOW at 410-431-5257 for more information or to volunteer.

 

 

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts (Annapolis/Central County)

Maryland Hall provides a broad range of creative experiences through quality arts education and culturally diverse programs in the performing and visual arts.  Maryland Hall has a variety of opportunities available to those who would like to donate their time and talents to our organization. Volunteer positions include working with performing arts, visual arts, special events, and as ushers at performances. We provide orientation and training. Contact Volunteer Manager Louise White at (410) 263-5544 ext. 23 or [email protected] for more information. See web site at: or visit www.mdhallarts.org.

§            5:30 – 7:00pm, Thurs., Sept. 22, or Wed., Oct. 5, 201, Volunteer Orientations: Training will be held at Maryland Hall, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. There will be additional training for those interested in ushering.  Reply to Louise White, Volunteer Manager at [email protected] or 410-263-5544, extension 23.

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