This Week In Volunteering

| November 8, 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.

 

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, a regional non-profit organization based in downtown Annapolis, MD is seeking creative and enthusiastic people who are willing to volunteer time to help fulfill our mission.  The Alliance is in need of support in volunteer coordination, grant development, membership, web and document design, program delivery and general office support.  If you are interested in helping us succeed in restoring the Chesapeake Bay, gaining some work experience and/or just helping out a good cause and good people, join us by volunteering some of your time. For more information, email [email protected] or call 443-949-0575 and see web site at www.allianceforthebay.org.

 

Anne Arundel County Office of Emergency Management
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. Contact Karen Sank at the AA County Office of Emergency Management on 410-222-0611 or E-mail [email protected],

  • ·         9 A.M.–5 P.M. Sun., Nov. 13 & Sun., Nov. 20, 2011 (must attend both days), CERT Training:

This two day course is being held at the AA County Fire Training Academy, 415 Frye Rd., Millersville, MD. To register (required), contact Karen Sank at the AA County Office of Emergency Management on 410-222-0611 or E-mail [email protected].

 

The Family Tree

The Family Tree’s mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect by providing family support and education that promote well-being among Maryland families.  Volunteers, over 18, are needed for child nurturers to create a safe, structured, weekly Children’s Program in North County.   Volunteers, over 21, are needed as parent educators in North and South Counties to co-teach a Positive Parenting Course in 12-week intervals.  Volunteers, over 21, are needed to run the “tot-line”, which is an emergency response (medical or otherwise) resource for parents with children under the age of 5; volunteers with experience/training in child development are preferred.  For further information about the “tot-line” and all volunteer opportunities, please visit the website given below. Contact Stephanie Jacobs at 410-889-2300 or [email protected] for more information.  Website: www.familytreemd.org

 

Regency Park Assisted Living

Regency Park provides supportive care to residents at their facility in Gambrills, MD. A volunteer driver (with 4-wheel drive vehicle), age 21 and up and with a good driving record, is needed to transport caregivers to the facility in inclement weather conditions in the winter months. Contact Judy Long at 410-923-1200 or E-mail: [email protected]net.

 

 

Maryland Public Television (MPT)

We ask for 15-20 volunteers to take calls in the studio during a pledge program which is “live” and takes place in our studio located at 11767 Owings Mills Blvd., Owings Mills, MD 21117.  We provide dinner and training for all volunteers.  While organizations and groups of volunteers work well for the pledge programs, we will also accept individual volunteers.  Any organization that provides 15 or more volunteers is entitled to an on-air interview on live television to promote the organization.  The dates and times of the remaining opportunities are listed below.  The start time of the shift is the time they would need to arrive. 

  • ·         MPT’s December pledge schedule: Thurs., Dec. 1st, 7-11pm, Rock, Pop & Doo Wop; Sun., Dec. 4th,,

7-11pm, Judy Garland Duets, Andrea Bocelli; Mon., Dec. 5th, 7-11pm, Straight No Chaser, Buddy Holly; Wed., Dec. 7th, 7-11pm, Prange & Pearl Harbor, Journey of the Universe; Sun., Dec. 11th, 3-8pm, Rock, Pop & Doo Wop; Sun., Dec. 11th, 7-11pm, Placido Domingo; Tues., Dec. 13, 2011, 7-11pm. The Morgan Choir.  Contact Kristin Cook, Volunteer Coordinator, Maryland Public Television at 410-581-4035 or [email protected].

 

Ordnance Road Correctional Center

Volunteers, 21 years old + who pass a background check, are needed as adult literacy tutors, to assist with the sewing program,  to teach CPR 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. There is an immediate need for a volunteer Legal Library Assistant for one-two hours per week for inmates at a minimum-medium security county jail setting- hours may be flexible.  Volunteers are needed on Wednesdays for assistance in the library helping to shelve books, check out books and assist staff member with the general library duties. Call: Cindy Meyers 410-222-6350×3159, and see www.aacounty.org , click on Detention Facilities under Departments.

 

Salvation Army

Volunteers are needed for the Salvation Army’s Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 24 and for a variety of Christmas Programs in November and December 2011. Donations of meals for sorters of Angel Tree gifts, sponsorship of Angel Trees, and donations of non-perishable food are also being sought. Contact Captains Richard and/or Ruth New at 410-263-4091 for more information and to volunteer.

 

The Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden & Shop

Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of gardening tasks including planting, watering, weeding, and mulching.  Tour guides are needed, particularly in April & May, to assist the teacher/naturalist with large groups; year round programs need chaperons for field trips as well as assistants for nature programs. Shopkeepers are needed for 2-hour shifts on a weekly or twice-monthly basis at the garden’s gift shop at MD Department of Natural Resources, Tawes Building, Rowe Blvd. and Taylor Ave. in Annapolis. Hours are flexible, training is provided, and volunteers are treated to an awards ceremony. Contact Jay Myers at 410-260-8184 or [email protected].

 

 

Volunteer Center For AA County FLEX Volunteer Projects:

 

Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails needs small groups of volunteers of all ages to help with park maintenance as follows:

  • ·         9:30 am – 12:30 pm, Sun., Nov. 6, 2011, Jonas Green Park in Annapolis.
  • ·         9 am–Noon, Sat., Nov. 12, 2011, Babington Green in Odenton.

Fri., Dec. 2 from 9-11am, Arundel Lodge is looking for a small group of volunteers to help with their Open Eye Gallery.  Volunteers will help with matting and framing the artwork for the gallery, as well as helping with taking down and replacing artwork in the gallery space.  Volunteers age 16 and over welcome!

12-3pm, Sat., Dec. 10, 2011, Books for International Goodwill (B.I.G.) is looking for a small group of volunteers to help with the preparation of small shipments of used books such as those provided to members of the armed forces and Peace Corps. All ages welcome!

For more information, and to sign up for any of the projects listed above, contact Sarah Litts at sarahlitts@volunteerannearundel.org or call 410-897-9207.


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