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 Cancer Society
Outreach volunteers in AA County (and study participants) are being sought for a landmark, country-wide American Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3); the study needs 30-65 year old participants who have never been diagnosed with cancer and are willing to make a long-term commitment to complete surveys every two years. We are seeking volunteers to help us promote CPS-3 to drive community participation during our open enrollment period June 10-16, 2012. A strong network of outreach volunteers is needed to help spread the word about CPS-3 and to encourage enrollment to their family, friends and internal networks. Volunteers can be in any category of health or walk of life: cancer-free, cancer Survivors, avid fundraiser, or someone just wanting to make a difference. Anyone can help us get the word out and here is zero fundraising or selling involved in any way. All volunteers can promote participation from the comfort of their own laptops and homes. Tobecome an outreach volunteer, email[email protected],or call410-933-5178 (office) or 917-723-4116 (cell). Also lend your support by enrolling in the study if you are eligible at:http://CPS3AnneArundel.org to schedule your own enrollment appointment during CPS-3 Anne Arundel County’s Enrollment Week (June 10-16).
The Arc of the Central Chesapeake Region
The Arc Central Chesapeake Region provides programs, services and advocacy for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc is seeking interested individuals for its Board of Directors. The term runs from July 1, 2012 to June 30 2013. 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, (410) 269-1883, or [email protected]. Website: www.thearcccr.org.
Bikes for the World Donation Event, May 19, 2012
Bikes for the World is an organization that collects bicycles and ships them overseas to charity partners which recondition the bicycles and distribute them to people who need them. A bicycle collection drive is being held on Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pedal Pushers, 546 Baltimore & Annapolis Blvd, Severna Park 21146. We are looking for volunteers to assist that day in breaking down the donated bicycles for shipping. For more information contact Ann Jackson at [email protected] or 443-223-7236. A $10 donation is requested for each donated bike to help defray a share of the costs of shipping. See website at www.BikesfortheWorld.org
Chrysalis House, 5K Run for Recovery, June 2, 2012
Chrysalis House, a residential treatment center for addicted mothers and their children, is holding a 5K Run for Recovery & 1 Mile Caterpillar Crawl, Saturday, June 2, 2012 8:30 am at Kinder Farm Park, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Road, Millersville, MD 21108. Sponsors, participants and volunteers are being sought to make this event a success. For more information contact 410-974-6829 [email protected] and visit www.chrysalishouses.org .
Chesapeake Bay Trust, 5K for the Bay, June 16, 2012
Runners and walkers are encouraged to join us on Saturday, June 16 for the 1st Annual 5K for the Bay Run/Walk. Starting at 8:30 am at Quiet Waters Park, participants will enjoy an exceptional 3.1 mile run/walk course along the South River, hosted by the Chesapeake Bay Trust. Registration is only $30 (kids under 10 are free and leashed pets are welcome). Each race registrant will receive a tee shirt and water bottle, as well as other goodies. There will also be prizes for the fastest male and female runners. You can register today and support a cause we care deeply about–restoring our beloved Chesapeake Bay Register at: www.cbtrust.org/5KfortheBay.
Margate Community Tree Planting, Sat., May 12, 2012
Volunteers of all ages are needed, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. until done on Sat., May 12, 2012 in the Margate community on Leymar Rd. in Glen Burnie. The directions are: turn right off Ritchie Hwy onto Furnace Branch Road. Margate Drive is the first road after the Traffic Signal at Point Pleasant Rd. Food and drinks will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring shovels and/or rakes and to wear appropriate footwear. For further information, email Rose Brooks at [email protected] or contact District 2 Councilman Grasso at (443) 250-8573 who is promoting the event.
North Arundel Health and Rehabilitation Center
Volunteers are needed to assist Center residents in various ways including helping bring them to and from activities (and helping with some of those activities), reading to residents, playing cards/games (especially bingo), visiting rooms, passing meal trays at meal time, etc. Our program allows flexibility, so we can work around a volunteer’s schedule. Most of our activities occur from 9:30am to 5pm, with a lunch break in between. We occasionally have evening activities too until 8pm (usually Tues/Thurs). For more information, and to volunteer, contact Adam Rothenberg at 410-761-1222 or [email protected]. See Website at: http://www.savaseniorcare.com.
Oncology Foundation of Maryland/District of Columbia
The Oncology Foundation of Maryland and the District of Columbia is a new nonprofit organization, composed of community volunteers who want to make a difference in cancer education. The Foundation was founded by the Maryland/DC Society of Clinical Oncology, a state society, affiliated with the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Volunteer help is needed for videotaping and editing events and training materials. For more information contact Patricia Troy at [email protected] or 443-451-3801. See: website at www.oncofdn.org.
Volunteer Center For Anne Arundel County
The Center is the county-wide clearinghouse for information about volunteering throughout Annapolis and AA County. Volunteers are being sought to participate in a Volunteer Mobilization Center Training and Drill being cosponsored with the Anne Arundel County Office of Emergency Management. Both the training and the drill will take place at Anne Arundel County Community College, CALT Bldg., Room 100, in Arnold, MD on Sat. Jun. 2, 2012, as described below. Registration is required for training and/or the drill. For more information and to register, call Bill Crabbs at 410-897-9207, e-mail [email protected], and see website at www.VolunteerAnneArundel.org.
- · 10:00 am–12:00 Noon, Sat., Jun. 2, 2012, Volunteer Mobilization Center Training:This two-hour training session will prepare about 10-15 volunteers to help operate a Volunteer Mobilization Center. Such a center may be activated by the AA County office of Emergency Management in case of a real emergency to process and refer spontaneous unaffiliated volunteers in an orderly manner to disaster mitigation agencies needing volunteer help. Those who are trained and participate in the afternoon drill will be provided with lunch.
· 1:00 pm–3:00 pm, Sat., Jun. 2, 2012, Volunteer Mobilization Center Drill: Up to 50 participants are needed to role play as spontaneous volunteers who want to help in recovery and response efforts following a simulated emergency. Volunteers who have already received VMC training are also needed to staff the VMC during the afternoon exercise.