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.
Annapolis Light House Shelter
Many volunteers are needed during the week of Jun. 25-Jul. 1, 2012 to shelve pantry items collected during a St. Mary’s food drive. In addition, volunteers are wanted who are interested in providing, preparing and serving dinner on either Sun., Jul. 22 or Mon., Jul. 30, 2012. Also, volunteers are desired on Sundays from 11:30a.m. –1 p.m. to collect food donations from farmers at the Freshfarm Market, at the Donner Parking Lot, located at Compromise Street and City Dock, and bring them back to The Light House. Volunteers are also needed to accept and process donations to our Career Closet on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 9 a.m.– noon. The shelter could also use volunteer help in tending the garden. Contact Carol Ferdock at 410-349-5056 ext. 205 orcferdock@annapolislighthouse.
Baltimore Project Homeless Connect, August 2, 2012
Baltimore Project Homeless Connect is being held on August 2, 2012 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., to provide a single location where multidisciplinary service providers collaborate to serve and empower people who are homeless and at risk of homelessness. This event is conducted by the City of Baltimore, the Mayor’s Office, and United Way ofCentral Maryland and is sponsored by KPMG LLP. The event will provide one-stop access to: medical services, legal services related to homelessness, housing information and eviction assistance, assistance obtaining birth certificates and Maryland State Identification, employment assistance, including resume development, interviewing, and job placement, child support assistance, financial information, tax preparation and assistance, and community information from many groups in the Baltimore area. Hundreds of volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks on Aug.1-3, 2012 to make the event a success. The deadline to apply to volunteer is July 16, 2012. To learn more, email [email protected].
Center of Help (Centro de Ayuda)
The Center of Help is a non-profit which provides a variety of social services to the Latino community in the City of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County with support offices in Annapolis and Glen Burnie. Volunteers are needed for a variety of functions in the office and as ESOL and academic achievement educators, writers to prepare articles/releases for the press and prepare grants, and to assist with media/marketing/public relations, including political liaison; event and parent-school involvement coordinators as well as social services advocates are also needed. Contact Volunteer Coordinator at: 410-295-3434 or [email protected].
See website at: http://centrodeayuda.org.
City of Annapolis, Emergency Exercise, Aug. 14, 2012
Emergency Preparedness Exercise volunteers are needed to play hurricane disaster victims and evacuees on August 14, 2012, from 7a.m. –1 p.m. at the Pip Moyer Recreation Center, 273 Hilltop Lane, Annapolis, MD 21401. For more information and to register, contact Jamekica Mackall at the Office of Emergency Management at[email protected] or 410-216-9167.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Maryland
This nonprofit is dedicated to finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Volunteers from Anne Arundel County are especially needed to serve on the JDRF Maryland Chapter Board of Directors and for upcoming special events and outreach. Office volunteers, 14 years and older are needed in the Linthicum and Towson offices. Volunteers are also needed throughout the year for family outreach activities, and for fundraising events. Contact [email protected] or 410-636-8080 or visit our website atwww.jdrfmd.org/maryland for more information.
The Maryland Food Bank
The Maryland Food Bank is looking for volunteers at its location in Halethorpe (So. Baltimore) on Mon. through Fri. for 3 hour shifts from 9:00am – 4:00pm to help sort and box food. Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age or older and closed toed shoes must be worn. From time to time volunteer office opportunities become available. Contact Jill Kusner, Volunteer Coordinator, at [email protected] or 410-737-8282 ext. 232 for more information and to sign up.
Critical need for donated products and funds: Because donated products are at a low level and the demand is up due to economic conditions, soup kitchens, food pantries and emergency shelters are not getting the food that they need to feed the hungry in Maryland communities. For more information about ways to donate, visit the web site at: www.mdfoodbank.org.
Peace Lutheran Church
Volunteers are needed to teach English to Spanish speaking residents in Glen Burnie. The program runs from September to April every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Training is provided for anyone that is interested. No prior experience is necessary just the desire to help. If anyone is interested in donating there time for this wonderful and worthwhile community initiative please call Deacon Gail Wilson, Parish Administrator at(410) 766-3283. The church is located in 416Wellham Avenue, Glen Burnie, MD 21061.
Volunteers at Salvation Army location at 511 S. Crain Hwy are needed to serve lunch to the homeless on Wed. and Fri. between 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. Volunteers can also assist with homework at the Boys & Girls Club between 3–5 pm, Monday through Thursday, after background checks. They can also help with arts & crafts and sports from 3-8 pm Monday through Friday. Nonperishable food items and donations of toiletries, clean clothing, large baby diapers, wipes, etc. are always needed. Contact Wanda Newton at 410-768-0477 or wanda_newton@uss.
South County Assistance Network (SoCan), Lothian
SoCan and area churches help persons in their community with emergency needs, food pantry or other services.
SoCan needs volunteers at their facility at St. James’ Church in Lothian on Thursdays and Saturdays, from 9 am to Noon, to stock shelves, bag food and donate food and other items for the pantry. Call Dottie Fender at 301-261-5265.
United Way of Central Maryland
There are many ways to make a difference in the lives of others. Volunteer your time with United way of Central Maryland and you’ll help those who are most vulnerable in our community. Visit www.uwcm.org/volunteer.