This Week In Volunteering

| March 27, 2012 | 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 Services Region

Volunteers are needed to greet donors, provide customer service, and serve refreshments. The American Red Cross Donor Center is located in Glen Burnie; blood drives are situated throughout Anne Arundel County. Website: www.redcrossblood.org/gcp. Phone: 410-764-4602 Ext.1 or email [email protected].

 

Anne Arundel County Public Schools

The Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) Executive Committee is a structured group appointed by the Board of Education that provides advice to the Board on specific issues impacting educational policy, activities, and programs. The AACounty Public Schools Citizen Advisory Committee has openings for three new members on its Executive Board. The following seats are currently vacant: Chesapeake cluster elementary schools representative, Meade cluster elementary schools representative, and one at-large representative. Those interested in a position should complete an application and forward it to Teresa Tudor, Senior Manager for School and Family Partnerships, at [email protected] or 410-222-5410. Applications can be found on the CAC page of the AACPS website, www.aacps.org/cac.

 

Anne Arundel County Special Olympics

Anne Arundel County Special Olympics is a non-profit organization providing sports programs to over 300 eligible athletes, ages eight to adult, with a cognitive delay or developmental disability. The program includes a variety of sports including Bocce, Cycling, Duckpin Bowling, Softball, Swimming, Track & Field; all training takes place locally and is offered to athletes free of charge. Volunteers, 16 and older, are needed as coaches in the evenings, to assist with special events, regional competitions, fundraising and more.  Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Kyle Hines at 410-923-0383 or email [email protected]  Web site:  www.soaamd.org.

  • ·         4-8 pm, Sat., Mar. 31, 2102, Fun Night Fundraiser: This gala event is being held at Knights of Pythias in Annapolis features games of chance, a cake wheel, live auction, music draft beer and sodas, food from 4-6 pm, and more.  Volunteers are needed to help set up on Friday, March 30, and/or to help with the event on Saturday.  Please contact Martha Collinson, 443-926-2919.

 

The Arc of the Central ChesapeakeRegion

The Arc advocates for and supports County citizens with developmental disabilities. Volunteers are needed to help with fund raising, assist in the office, with special events. Volunteers, 16 years and older, are also needed as gardening assistants at the Arc’s sensory garden in Annapolis, including plant care, patio maintenance, planting trees/shrubs, etc. and to help with leaf and yard maintenance at 30 homes the Arc manages throughout the County. Volunteers are also needed for painting at the homes and yard work for all of the spring and summer at the Spa Road office.  Contact Angie DeMoreland at (410) 268-8085 or (410) 269-1883, or e-mail: [email protected]. Website: www.thearcccr.org. Special event for which additional volunteers may be required:

  • ·         8:00 AM –6:00 PM Thursday May 17, 2012, 14th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser: The fundraiser is being held at The South River Golf Club, Solomon’s Island Rd. and includes a banquet, door prizes, silent auction and more. To register for the event, visit the website at www.thearccr.org; contact Angie DeMoreland, at 410-990-1935or [email protected] for more information about registration, donations or volunteer opportunities.

 

Arundel Lodge, Inc.

Arundel Lodge is in need of a volunteer to staff the front desk and answer the door on Wednesday evenings from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Contact Ann Jackson at [email protected] or 443-433-5942 to volunteer or for more information. Arundel Lodge is a community mental health center serving mentally ill adults.

 

Bello Machre, Every Step Counts, Walk and Bike-A-Thon, June 9, 2012

Volunteer your time and talent and be a part of our growing Bello Machre family.  Bello Machre provides loving homes and support to people with developmental disabilities. A wide range of opportunities are available throughout Anne Arundel County. Contact Evette at 443-702-3064 or. Special event for which there may be additional volunteer opportunities:

  • ·         9:30 am, Sat., Jun. 9, 2012, Every Step Counts Fundraiser: Registration begins at 8:30 am for this one-mile Walk/ five-mile Bike Ride fundraiser being held at Anne Arundel Community College (rain or shine). There will be free food, music, prizes, face painting, clowns, and more. Visit the website at www.bellomachre.org for more information about registration & participation in the event, and contact Evette at [email protected] or 443-702-3064 concerning volunteer opportunities.

 

Chesapeake Bay Trust

The Chesapeake Bay Trust announces its third year of the Chesapeake Conservation Corps initiative, a program that provides service-learning opportunities and green job training for young people through environmental and energy conservation projects. This initiative pairs young adults with organizations that provide hands-on environmental, leadership and technical training opportunities. For details about the program, volunteer opportunities, an application form, and list of participating hosts, visit the website at www.cbtrust.org/chesapeakeconservationcorps. Applications are due by 5:00 PM on May 14, 2012. For more information contact Tara Baker at [email protected]  or 410-974-2941, X 102.

 

Patuxent Research Refuge and National Wildlife Visitors Center

There are opportunities for volunteers to become more personally involved in accomplishing the mission of Patuxent Research Refuge by assisting with public educational programs, helping with wildlife surveys and a variety of other tasks.  To take part in most of these activities, the volunteer must complete required training, sign a volunteer agreement to be kept on file, and commit to volunteering at the refuge a minimum of 8 hours per month for six months. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age for most positions, although younger volunteers can be considered if they are volunteering with their parent/guardian. Check the website http://patuxent.fws.gov for more information about volunteer opportunities and for a volunteer application form. You may also contact Diana Ogilvie, volunteer coordinator, at 301-497-5565 ([email protected]) for more information. Special Events for which extra volunteers are needed:

  • ·         1pm-3pm, Friday, April 20, 2012, Earth Day Event:  Volunteers, Ages 13+,  are needed at the North Tract entrance to Patuxent Research Refuge (off of Rt. 198, 1.4 miles east of the BW Parkway) to help remove non-native invasive plants. Bring gloves, water, bug repellent (and hand tools if available). Space is limited and registration is required. Call 301-497-5887 for more information and to register.
  • ·         9am-12pm,Sat., April 21, 2012, Earth Day Event: Volunteers, Ages 10+ are needed to help spruce up outdoor gardens and trails at the National Wildlife Visitor Center off of Rt. 198, 1.4 miles east of the BW Parkway. Join staff and volunteers to weed, mulch, fix up trails and much more! Bring gloves, water and bug repellent if you can. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 301-497-5887.

 

Severn River Lions Foundation

The Foundation provides vision and hearing screenings for almost all ages in ongoing programs. Our members are all volunteers who provide these screenings while helping other organizations such as Partners in Care, Meals on Wheels and Rebuilding Together (e.g. manpower for building handicap ramps) and individuals with our Medical Equipment Loan Closet. For more information about membership and volunteer opportunities contact Susan Parks at [email protected] or 410-439-5770.

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