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 Department of Transportation
The Department is seeking energetic and outgoing volunteer “Annapolis Street Team” members to distribute and post marketing materials about our new Circulator trolley & improved parking garages, and to assist locals and tourists in an effort to improve the community. This is an exciting volunteer opportunity for a high school or college student from mid-April through the end of August. Volunteers will wear Annapolis shirts and caps and work downtown evenings from 6–8 pm and weekends from 11 am–3 pm. For more information and to volunteer contact Joshua Roeder at [email protected] or 410-263-7964.
Annapolis Optimist Club
The Annapolis Optimist Club is a local chapter of the international service organization which supports many youth based programs including sports, scouts, camps, charitable campaigns, teaming youth with law enforcement agencies, and more. New member volunteers, age 18 and up, are always being sought to help with the organizations operations. Call 410-268-5878 or e-mail: [email protected]. Web:www.annapolisoptimist.org.
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 [email protected] to volunteer and visit web site at www.aacountyfair.org.
Centro de Ayuda (Center of Help)
The Center of Help in Annapolis is looking for very special people who are willing to volunteer their time to change and improve the lives of those in their community. They need Greeters/Administrative Support Volunteers: Duties performed will be answering phones, data entry, word processing, filing documents, etc. Speaking fluently in Spanish is a must. We ask that volunteers are able to commit to two hours for the day that they will be volunteering. In addition, volunteer substitute English as a Second Language (ESOL) instructors are needed. Previous teaching experience is helpful and we need volunteers that can volunteer at least 2 hours a week. Contact Volunteer Coord. at: 410-295-3434 or[email protected]. See website at: http://centrodeayuda.org.
Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating–Fourth Sundays Apr.–Oct.
CRAB promotes the joy of sailing in specially modified boats to persons with disabilities and their families. CRAB volunteer skippers, crewmembers and dockhands offer monthly “SailFree” events every fourth Sunday of the month from April through October from 10 am-4 pm at the Marina at Sandy Point State Park. Volunteers are needed year round as members of the Board of Directors, to assist with sailing programs for children of CentralSpecial School and MD School for the Blind, fleet, & equipment maintenance, and more. CRAB is also seeking the donations of various pieces of equipment and money. Those interested in volunteering should contact program director, Karl Guerra, at [email protected] or (410) 626-0273. See web site: http://crabsailing.org/.
Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
This agency works with adults with disabilities to help them toward employment, economic self-sufficiency and independence. A volunteer Receptionist/Office Assistant is needed who is reliable, has good telephone skills to assist in answering and directing incoming phone calls, has basic computer skills, and is able to follow directions and has knowledge of basic office equipment. Hours are between 8:30-4:30. For more information, contact Rosie Stock at [email protected] or 410-974-7608. See website: http://www.dors.state.md.us/
Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company
The volunteer fire company seeks volunteers, age 16 and up, to serve as fire fighters and EMTs, to help with fundraising, event planning, safety education, facilities supervision and planning, website design and maintenance, clerical support, long range and strategic planning, public relations and marketing, grant writing, and business administration. No experience is needed for volunteers desiring to serve as firefighters and EMTs as firefighting/EMS training will be furnished. In addition, ladies auxiliary members are being sought to help with fund raising, public relations, catering for events such as weddings, parties, and company events. For more information, contact 410-647-3119 or E-mail [email protected]. Web site: www.ehvfc.org.
Friends of Colonial Players
Have you always wanted to be part of the theater, but didn’t know how? Colonial Players of Annapolis has volunteer opportunities for a variety of interests! Box office, ushering , set painting and construction, stage crew, costumes, handling properties, helping with lights and sound, Stage Managing, arranging parties and other social events, promoting shows and the theater, and more! For more information about volunteering, visitwww.thecolonialplayers.org or E-mail [email protected].
Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake, Dundalk, Halethorpe, and Pasadena ReStores
At the ReStores, volunteers are needed for sales, stocking and receiving merchandise, picking up donated merchandise, planning pick-up routes, phone work, etc. Restore now has three locations: 1. 8101 Ft. Smallwood Road, Pasadena (Store Hours: Mon.–Sat.: 9 am-5 pm-call 410-437-7755); 2. 505 Kane St.,Baltimore (Store Hours–Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm-call 410-633-0505); and 3. 3741 Commerce Dr., #311,Halethorpe (Store hours: –Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm-call 443-297-5141). Volunteers age 16 and up are needed who can help weekly, bi-weekly or monthly; call Heather at 410-437-7755, visit the website athttp://www.chesapeakerestore.
Hospice of the Chesapeake
Hospice of the Chesapeake is a nonprofit organization that helps families care for terminally ill loved ones in their homes or a home-like setting or wherever they need care. The Hospice is announcing a Volunteer Information Night for prospective volunteers from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, August 8, 2012. in their Annapolis Office located at 445 Defense Highway. Staff and volunteers will discuss the many interesting volunteer opportunities available. Light refreshments will be served. For more information or to register, please contact Kathy Bourgard, Director of Volunteers at 443-837-1549 orkbourgard@hospicechesapeake.
Watershed Stewards Academy (WSA)
WSA trains and supports community leaders called Master Watershed Stewards to help their communities reduce pollution and restore their waterways. Those interested in being certified as a Master Watershed Steward, should attend one of several informational meetings this summer (August 6, 21, 27 or Sept. 5, 2012) to learn more about the program. All informational sessions will be held at Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center in Millersville from 6:30-7:30 pm. Applications will be accepted through September 12, 2012. The Certification Course is composed of approximately 13 sessions from October 2012-March 2013. Additional information including course dates and downloadable application will be available on the WSA website aawsa.org in late July. To sign up for an informational meeting, visit the website aawsa.org. For more information, contact Suzanne Etgen, WSA Program Coordinator at 410 222 3822 or [email protected]