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.
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is an established conservation, non-profit organization whose mission is to restore the Chesapeake Bay through collaborative engagement with all the communities that work and live in the Bay area. Part-time volunteers are needed to staff the reception desk, answer phones, and provide some general clerical support and occasional program/project support for the headquarters staff. Hours are flexible with the objective of enabling full 9-5 office staffing in conjunction with permanent staff. This is an unpaid volunteer opportunity. For more information, e-mail [email protected] and see web site at www.allianceforthebay.org.
American Red Cross Blood Drives
Volunteers are needed to greet donors, provide customer service, and serve refreshments. The American Red CrossDonor Center is located in Glen Burnie; blood drives are situated throughout Anne Arundel County. Must be 14 years of age or older. Must complete an application and attend a training session. Volunteers over 18 years of age will require a background check. Contact: Terry Ann Karloff at 410-764-4602 Ext.1 or 1-800-272-0094 Ext. 1 or[email protected]. Website: www.redcrossblood.org/gcp.
Annapolis Police Department Auxiliary Officer Program
The Annapolis Police Department is looking for volunteer, uniformed Auxiliary Officers to render assistance to the police department in various capacities. The Auxiliary Officer shall render volunteer police services such as Traffic Control, Fingerprinting, Administrative Duties, Dignitary Details and Community Relations Functions. The Auxiliary Officer is not compensated monetarily, is not authorized to carry weapons, and is not vested with arrest authority. Uniforms and transportation will be furnished for official duties, and police procedure training will be provided in both formal classroom and on-the-job training sessions. Applicants must be at least 21 years old, be a United States Citizen, have no felony convictions or serious misdemeanor convictions, possess a valid Marylanddriver’s license and have a good driving record. He or she must be capable of providing a minimum of 10 hours of service each month, have a telephone, be in good physical condition and must agree to a background investigation, a fingerprint check, a drug screening test, and an oral interview. Volunteers interested in joining this program should contact Captain C. Howard in the Support Service Division at 410- 268-9000 extension 7242.
Annapolis Woodworkers Guild
This nonprofit educational and cooperative organization of men and women work with wood and want to learn more about the fine art of woodworking. They meet at 7:00 PM on the second Thursday each month at theDavidsonville United Methodist Church, 819 W. Central Ave, Davidsonville, MD 21035. The Guild builds planters, benches, signs, tables and other items for local nonprofit organizations that provide the lumber. For more information contact [email protected], or visit the web site at: www.awwg.org.
Annapolis Youth Services Bureau
This organization provides youth oriented comprehensive professional services to youth for the general prevention of juvenile delinquency. Mentors are needed for youth ages 5 – 18 after background checks and training. Volunteers are also needed for educational and cultural activities for children. AYSB is dedicated to serving as a positive force in improving the lives and well-being of children, by providing, and advocating for, prevention and early intervention programs and treatment services for children, youth, and families. For more information call410-626-1800.
The Mid-Atlantic Region serves Maryland, Delaware, DC, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina by making the public knowledgeable about arthritis and the importance of appropriate treatment and by helping people take personal control of their arthritis through self-help classes, warm water and land exercise programs and support and education groups. For more information about programs and volunteer opportunities, call 1-800-365-3811 or E-mail: [email protected] or visit www.arthritis.org.
Assistance League of the Chesapeake
Volunteers are needed for community programs that include serving as guest readers at public elementary schools, tutoring at Georgetown East Elementary School in Annapolis and Meade Heights Elementary School in FortMeade, and participating in casual sing-along programs for seniors at various local assisted living facilities. Member-volunteers prepare and deliver emergency kits to homebound residents in Anne Arundel County. Member-volunteers also work with specified schools to provide school uniforms for needy children. A puppet troupe brings interactive programs dealing with issues such as bullying, teasing, and special needs to elementary schools in the county. Volunteers are also needed for fundraising to support these programs. For information, contact [email protected] Website: www.alchesapeake.org.
Calvert Animal Welfare League
The organization located in Prince Frederick operates a state-of-the-art adoption and education center. Volunteers age 14 and up with adult supervision are needed for 2 shifts daily of animal care, to provide foster homes, and as administrative support for short and long term projects. Training will be provided. Volunteer members are also needed to serve on the Board of Directors. For more info call 410-535-9300 or e-mail [email protected]. Web site: www.cawlrescue.org.
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is the largest conservation organization dedicated solely to saving the Chesapeake Bay. A wide variety of volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year. See web site www.cbf.org for upcoming projects and opportunities or contact Heather Tuckfield, CBF Volunteer Manager, at [email protected]or (410) 268-8816. Office is located at 6 Herndon Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21403. A volunteer application form can be submitted from the web site, www.cbf.org . Opportunities include:
• Hands On Restoration Projects: Doing tree nursery work, living shore line, wetland, underwater grass, and oyster restoration and gardening projects, Clean the Bay Day, and more. See website for details and calendar.
• Outreach and Education: Representing CBF at boat shows, seafood festivals, state fairs, and other outreach events, assisting with education programs, participating with the speaker’s bureau to give presentations to interested groups about health of the Bay and its tributaries.
• Advocacy: Provide administrative assistance helping with a variety of office tasks, including research, data entry, answering phones, and mailings. Opportunities are also available to serve as a tour guide at Philip MerrillEnvironmental Center and the Annapolis green headquarters building.
North County Emergency Outreach Network (NCEON)
NCEON in cooperation with area churches helps persons in their community in need of crisis assistance because of evictions, utility turn-off notices, emergency prescription needs, food pantry or other services. NCEON needs occasional volunteers to staff the office, stock shelves, bag food for the pantry and donate food and other items for the pantry. Get your group to sponsor a food drive or pick up a few extra items when you shop and drop them off at NCEON. Call Ann or Marsha at 410-766-1826 or 304 5th Avenue, Glen Burnie, MD 21061.