This Week In Volunteering

| June 12, 2012
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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 info@volunteerannearundel.org or 410-897-9207. Check our Website: www.VolunteerAnneArundel.org. A few current volunteer opportunities are listed below.

 

Annapolis Maritime Museum

The Museum needs volunteers to expand its innovative environmental education program, conduct tours to the historic Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, restore wooden boats, interpret the Museum’s exhibits to the public, and help with the winter seminar series, the summer concert series (featuring performers such as Calico Jack and the Pyrates Royale,) and lend a helping hand to events like the Annapolis Oyster Roast in March and the Boatyard Beach Bash in September. Potential volunteers can enjoy refreshments and beautiful views of the Chesapeake Bayas they learn more about these and other opportunities to have fun while doing good for the community. For more information, call 410-295-0104 or send an email to volunteer@amaritime.org.     

·         10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2012, Volunteer Open House:  Annapolis Maritime Museum, located at 723 Second St., Annapolis, MD 21403, invites all current and prospective volunteers to gather for a celebration of this past year’s achievements and a preview of the year ahead at the Volunteer Open HouseParking is available at Horn Point Harbor Marina, 105 Easter Ave.

 

Anne Arundel County Animal Control

Animal control provides a variety of services to the community, including adoption and foster programs for the benefit of domestic animals and offers a variety of volunteer opportunities that are available to assist the agency in carrying out its mission. Volunteers may perform many helpful tasks including, but not limited to, hands on interaction with the animals, showing animals to prospective adopters, assisting customers, answering phones, filing, photography and multi-media tasks. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, be able to meet the 16 hour per month requirement of volunteer service hours and be prepared to comply with all volunteer policies at Animal Control. Please contact P93282@aacounty.org or call us at (410) 222-8900 if you have questions about volunteering. See website at: http://www.aacounty.org/AnimalControl/VolunteerProgram.cfm for more information and a downloadable Volunteer Application Form.

 

Anne Arundel County Fair,  September 12 – 16, 2012

The Fair is an all-volunteer nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization bringing family entertainment, competition and education to people of all ages in Anne Arundel County and surrounding areas. See web site atwww.aacountyfair.org. Volunteers, age 21 and up, are needed for a variety of positions during the Fair and year round. Contact 410-923-3400 or info@aacountyfair.org to volunteer and visit web site at www.aacountyfair.org.

 

USO Outreach Center, Ft Meade

USO is a non profit organization serving the military and their families through a variety of events and activities, many of which are supported by volunteers. We need volunteers with the skills or experience for the following areas: Administration, Scheduling, Decorating, Event Planning, Outreach, Photography, Property, Publicity and Website. Specific events and activities for which need your help are: Latin Beats, BUNCO, Health/Fitness, Sweetheart Dinner Dance, Children’s Fall Festival, and more. For more information and to volunteer, contact Charlynn Sunderland, Fort Meade USO Outreach Coordinator at 410-305-0660 or charlynn.sunderland@us.army.mil

 

 

International Environmental Data Rescue Organization

IEDRO is a nonprofit whose mission is to locate, rescue and digitize historic environmental data before it is lost forever. The old data when digitized and provided to the world’s scientists, researchers and educators will save many lives throughout the world. Needed are a volunteer part-time office manager, writers, JAVA & PYTHON Programmers, grant writers, translators (French, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Italian, Russian, Farsi), newsletter deputy editor, keying volunteers, presenters/lecturers, meteorologists, hydrologists, climatologists, earth scientists, teachers/educators, PowerPoint experts, folks who are familiar with twitter, Facebook, blogs and other modern communication devices and systems. We also may need travelers to developing countries to set up data rescue sites. For more information, contact recruitment manager Chen Yuen Lee at kannverstecken@hotmail.com or call410-867-1124.  Also, see website at http://iedro.org.

 

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland

Serving all of Central Maryland, the Girl Scouts help girls develop courage, confidence, character and leadership skills that they will use throughout their lives. Girl Scout volunteering offers many flexible options, for both individuals and groups, whether you want to work directly with the girls throughout the year or lend expertise for a specific short-term project or event, even if your schedule allows you to only give a few hours. Training is provided and is tailored to each position. Volunteers should be 18 and older. For more information, call 410-358-9711 or visit the website www.gscm.org/volunteeropportunities.html. Special volunteer needs:

·         June 18-22, 2012, Camp Chica at Camp Woodlands, Annapolis: Adult volunteers are needed to help with water activities including canoeing, and sporting activities including archery and soccer at the camp being held for girls in grades 1-5. Contact volunteerservices@gscm.org or 410-358-9711 or visit the website for more info.

·         1:30 pm, June 24, 2012, Girl Scouts Grand Slam at Oriole Park at Camden Yards:  Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks to help with this 100 years Celebration of Girl Scouting at the Yard. Tasks include help with check-in, program distribution, greeters, booth staff, and more. For more information and to volunteer, visit the website or contact mlaschinger@gscm.org or 410-358-9711 ext. 219.

 

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center 
Learn more about the Chesapeake Bay area and share your enthusiasm for nature with others by becoming a volunteer at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Edgewater MD. SERC is looking for volunteers to support its hands-on K-12public education programs and ongoingecological research on the Chesapeake Bay. Volunteerminimum age 16, educational opportunities accommodating various interests and schedules include: field trip assistants, canoe guides, story tellers, aquarium maintenance team, flyer distributors, toddler program organizers, fundraisers, and graphic designers. SERC provides volunteer training and continuing educational experiences.  New volunteers are also teamed up with experienced volunteers until they get their “sea legs.” For more information, contact Daniel E. Gustafson at 443-482-2217 or gustafsond@si.edu.  Web site:www.serc.si.edu/pro_training/index.aspx.

 

Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults (UCF)

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults provides free support programs, education, and resources to benefit young adults affected by cancer, as well as their family and friends, while promoting awareness and prevention of cancer.  The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults relies on volunteers to help us spread our message hope and fight. If you have free time and are committed to enhancing lives by supporting, educating and connecting young adults, and their loved ones, affected by cancer please contact us. The UCF offers many different volunteer opportunities that range in time commitment. Some volunteer opportunities require certain skills. See the web site at www.ulmanfund.org.  Training will be provided.  Contact Ashley Portrey, Volunteer Maryland Coordinator, atashley@ulmanfund.org410-964-0202 ext. 108.

 

Youth Golf Network

The Youth Golf Network is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, charitable organization founded in 2007 that promotes the game of golf to women and youth from many socioeconomic backgrounds. Through the game of golf, youth will become actively engaged in the social fabric of their community, and derive direct health benefits that improve their quality of life, and most importantly, have their lives enhanced by learning a different method of facing their demanding and challenging circumstances with enthusiasm and strength. We need volunteer professionals, people who can pull in teams of golfers, as well as volunteers. Contact Jeanette Ortegon at 443-852-2336 orinfo@youthgolfnetwork.org. See web site at www.youthgolfnetwork.org.

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