This Week In Volunteering

| July 3, 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.

 

American Healing Arts Alliance, Inc.

AHAA is a non-profit educational alliance of healing arts and sciences organizations, educators, practitioners, students and supportive individuals.  AHAA sponsors regional healing arts events and international inner peace building educational programs.  Volunteers, age 18 and up, are needed to help with our on-going programs and special events.  Coordinators and assistants are needed for the following areas:  Membership development, volunteer recruitment, event planning, Peace Nouvella Players™ ensemble  development, fundraising, sponsorships, press releases, publicity, publications, resources directory and website updates.  Contact Alice Yeager at 410-956-0055, E-mail info@americanhealingarts.org, or visit the website at:www.americanhealingarts.org for more information. 

 

Anacostia Watershed Society

This non-profit volunteer organization seeks volunteers, age 7 and up, to help with restoring, enhancing, and otherwise improving the Anacostia River watershed with projects including river cleanups, tree plantings, invasive plant removals, storm drain stenciling, and trash cleanups. For more information and to volunteer, contact Volunteer Coordinator Maddie Koenig at mkoenig@anacostiaws.org or 301-699-6204. See web site atwww.anacostiaws.org.

 

Anne Arundel County Dept. of Social Services – Back-To-School Program

This program in partnership with the Board of Education matches donors to children from low-income families in local elementary schools by providing backpacks and school supplies. Donors (individuals, groups, and businesses) are sent information on the children and a list of needed supplies for the grade they are entering. School supplies are placed inside backpacks and need to be delivered to elementary schools during August each year. Call 410-269-4462 or email tsteele@dhr.state.md.us for details about donating money, supplies, or otherwise assisting in providing the backpacks to schools. Volunteers, age 14 and up, are also needed for data entry for the program. See web site: http://www.dhr.state.md.us/county/ann/backtoschool.php for a donor application and more information.

 

Anne Arundel Medical Center

Anne Arundel Medical Center, 2001 Medical Parkway, Annapolis, needs volunteers age 18 and over to work a wide variety of services in the hospital.   Volunteers work in the Emergency Department, Gift shop, Reception Desks, Clothes Box (consignment store) and many other areas.  Although most of the volunteer positions are during the daytime hours, there are some positions for early evening and weekends. Prospective volunteers are required to pre-register for and attend a 1-hour orientation.  Call the Auxiliary Office at 443-481-5050 to register, and visit http://www.aahs.org/about/volunteer.php for more information.

 

 

The Arc of the Central Chesapeake

The Arc Central Chesapeake Region provides programs, services and advocacy for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Volunteers are needed to help with fund raising, assist in the office, with special events and for a variety of other tasks.

·                     7:00-11:00 a.m., July 14, 2012, Fifth Annual – Run for a Reason 5K:  The Bowen Foundation for Autism and The Arc Central Chesapeake Region are seeking about 20 volunteers to help with this fifth annual fundraiser. Volunteers are needed to help with set up, clean up, registration, marking course, manning water tables, and directing the runners. Contact Angie DeMoreland at (410) 268-8085, (410) 269-1883, or ADemoreland@thearcccr.org. Website: www.thearcccr.org

 

Friends of Kinder Farm Park

The Friends of Kinder Farm Park is a non-profit volunteer group of citizens working to enhance this county park in Millersville off of Jumpers Hole Rd. Volunteers are needed for the following project.

§         9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (or later), Sat., Jul. 14th and Sat., Aug. 18, 2012, Farm House Renovation:  Volunteers, age 16 and up, are needed to help with the interior renovation of the 1925 farm house located in the Park. There will be a need for individuals to build, paint, haul debris and a variety of other tasks; gloves and masks will be provided; Please contact Diane Rausch, volunteer Coordinator, at 410-647-8927, or email drausch730@gmail.com at least a week before your desired work date. See website:www.kinderfarmpark.org.

 

Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc.

BNI is actively recruiting volunteer fair housing testers in Anne Arundel County. BNI is a 54-year-old statewide fair housing organization that fights against housing discrimination through outreach, education and enforcement of fair housing laws. To this end, we recruit and train people to test the housing market as secret shoppers.  Though this is a volunteer position, we pay our testers a stipend for each test they complete and we reimburse them for mileage. Testing has proven to be a very effective method of exposing housing discrimination, and the work of these volunteer testers is truly essential to BNI’s mission. Training of testers will be held at BNI on Sat., Jul. 14, Tues., Jul. 31, Sat., Aug. 18, from 10:00 AM–12:30 PM, and on Thurs., Sept. 13, 2012 from 6:00 –8:30 PM. Contact Kerry Ose at kose@bni-maryland.org or 410-243-4468. See website: www.bni-maryland.org.

 

Robert A. Pascal Youth & Family Services

The organization’s mission is to promote optimal social, emotional, and mental health by providing accessible, innovative, and comprehensive individual, family, and group counseling as well as educational services to diverse communities.  There is an immediate and continuing need for volunteers, age 16 and up, with typing skills for data entry between 9 am–9 pm on weekdays. We are also always seeking donations of office supplies. For more info call 410-975-5667 or e-mail: jodean@rpascal.org. Web Site: www.rpascal.org.

 

Rob’s Barber Shop Community Foundation

This nonprofit features projects that provide no-charge grooming services for individuals who cannot afford to attend the barber or beauty salon. Volunteers, minimum age 16 are needed for administrative tasks. Volunteer barbers and hairstylist are also needed to serve homeless and other needy persons in Odenton and surrounding areas. Call Robert Cradle at 410-519-2622 or rcr365@aol.com. Web site: www.RBCF.com.

 

TEAM DNR

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking interested adults to become TEAM (Teaching Environmental Awareness in Maryland) volunteers. The volunteers’ mission is to educate students about the Chesapeake Bay and other Maryland environmental issues. Volunteers should have an out-going personality and a strong desire to protect the Chesapeake Bay. No prior teaching experience is necessary. Currently, TEAM offers schools-free classroom programs on the following topics: Chesapeake Bay Watershed, Streams, Oyster Reefs, Horseshoe Crabs, and Chesapeake Watermen. For information contact Amy Henry at 410-260-8828 orahenry@dnr.state.md.us. Website: www.dnr.maryland.gov/education/teamdnr. The next workshop is being held:

10 am to 3 pm, Aug. 2 and Aug. 9, 2012 at the Patuxent Research Refuge, National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel 20708-4027. 301/497-5580.  Both days are required.  Participants are asked to bring their own lunch.  Beverages and snacks will be provided. To register for a workshop, contact Amy Henry at 410-260-8828 or ahenry@dnr.state.md.us.  For more information about this valuable, free program for Maryland students visit:  www.dnr.maryland.gov/education/teamdnr.

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