This Week In Volunteering

| December 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.

 

Anne Arundel County Office of Emergency Management

The AA County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) coordinates resources and facilitates the response and recovery efforts of local, state, federal and private agencies in emergencies. OEM has a variety of volunteer opportunities available. There is a particular need at this time for volunteer drivers (with 4-wheel drive vehicles), age 21 and up, and with a good driving record, to transport caregivers to the facility in inclement weather conditions in the winter months. A background check is required. Contact Karen Johnson at 410-222-0611 or [email protected] for more information.

 

Leadership Anne Arundel

The mission of this non-profit organization is to educate and train a diverse group of individuals to become more effective community leaders. For more information call 410-571-9798 or e-mail [email protected]. See web site for more information: www.leadershipaa.org.

Neighborhood Leadership Academy– Next Series opens January 14th, Saturday, 8:30-4:30. Participants receive full scholarships to attend this program.  If you are ready to assume personal responsibility for improving the quality of life within your community in Anne Arundel County, apply today. See web site for more information and to download an application form at: www.leadershipaa.org.

Executive Leadership Series (ELS): Next Series opens January 18th, Wednesday, 8:30-4:30: The Executive Leadership Series provides senior-level executives and their spouses or partners with and issues-oriented overview of Anne Arundel County’s challenges, people, processes, and resources. The goal of the ELS program is to enhance community leaders’ awareness and knowledge of issues that impact our county and entire region. One of the program’s primary benefits is to meet and establish or enhance relationships between top business, government, and community leaders. See web site for more information and to download an application form at: www.leadershipaa.org.

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast, Mon., Jan. 16, 2012 

  • ·   7:30–10 am, Mon., Jan. 16, 2012, 31st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast: The

event being held at Anne Arundel Community College will feature community leaders, including keynote

speaker Honorable Elijah E. Cummings, Member of Congress. For more information and tickets call 410-222-5354 or see web site: www.aacc.edu.

  • ·         1:30–3:30 pm, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, MLK Breakfast Set Up: Volunteers, age 15 and up (12 and up if accompanied by an adult), are needed at the AA Community College Gymnasium to assist with set-up for the MLK Day Breakfast on the following day which was attended by 500+ people last year. The tables are set up, but there are flowers, decorations, many hand-outs, and more, that must be placed. Count on 2 hours depending on the number of volunteers.

 

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.

 

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 Annapolis and Glen Burnie communities are in urgent need of drivers. MOW can also use volunteers to man displays and assist at fund raising and a variety of other activities. Call Terry Lehr at 410-626-7543 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 410-626-7543 for more information or  to volunteer.

 

The Metropolitan Washington Ear

This organization located in Silver Spring, MD provides free multi-media reading services for visually impaired, blind, or physically disabled people who cannot read print.  They help to bring visually impaired people into the mainstream, rather than segregating them from society.  Volunteers ages 18 and up can help out in a variety of ways:

  • ·         Readers for the Dial-In Newspaper and Magazine services: Volunteers are asked to take a brief audition and commit to a weekly shift of two hours, between 6:00 am – 11:00 am, to read The Washington Post, selections of The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Time Magazine, People, and the Washingtonian Magazines into a computer, which will then be accessed by low vision or blind callers. Readers for the Radio Broadcast: Volunteers are asked to take a brief audition and commit to 2 hours per week to read magazines, newspapers, and other national publications to be aired on our 24-hour closed circuit radio broadcast and our world-wide webcast.
  • ·         Look-Up Service: We are looking for volunteers to help with the look-up service. Volunteers agree to be at home and available (via telephone call forwarding from the Dial-In number to your phone one night a week from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM). Call forwarding will keep your name and phone number anonymous. Volunteers will be responsible for looking up items in The Washington Post not covered in the daily reading — Classified Ads and the Yellow Pages.
  • ·         Speakers Bureau: Volunteers are needed to speak on behalf of the Washington Ear at local organizations, schools, churches, and to man information booths at local health fairs.  We only recruit speakers from our readers.  If you would like to be a member of the speaker’s bureau, you must first read for us for at least 6 months and become familiar with the organization. 
  • ·         Office Help: Volunteers are also needed during office hours for data entry, special projects, or large mailings. 

For information on the above opportunities, contact 301/681-6636 and ask for Debbie Fitch during business hours or email [email protected], or visit their website, www.washear.org.

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI Maryland depends upon volunteers to keep its organization going strong. There are so many ways you can give your time to help NAMI Maryland. You can help with advocacy, fundraising, training, education, community outreach or administrative assistance in the office. Whether you have a lot of free time or only a little, they can use your help. Let them know what your volunteer interests are by calling 410-884-8691 or e-mailing [email protected]. See web site at: http://www.namimaryland.org.

 

Volunteer Center For Anne Arundel County FLEX Volunteer Program

Harmony House- (Pasadena): A small group of volunteers is needed to help with taking down holiday decorations and help with sorting and cleaning children’s toys.  Volunteers are needed on Thurs., January 6, 2012 from 11am -1 pm.  Volunteers interested in this project should email [email protected]volunteerannearundel.org.

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