This Week In Volunteering

| August 7, 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.

 

The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities

The Department is looking for volunteers who want to teach Stanford University’s Living Well workshop series.

Leaders will co-facilitate a once-a-week workshop for six weeks for participants who suffer from chronic conditions. The volunteers do not have to be health care professionals, but should have a willingness to assist others to manage their chronic conditions. Leaders will become facilitators who can help participants develop self-management skills to improve their daily lives.         Training will be from 9:30 a.m. –3 p.m. Sept. 13, 14, 27 and 28, 2012 at the Department of Aging and Disabilities, 2666 Riva Road, in Annapolis. For more information, contact Pam Toomey at 410-222-4366 or at agtoom88@aacounty.org.

 

Anne Arundel County Office of Emergency Management
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. Contact Karen Johnson at the AA County Office of Emergency Management on 410-222-0611 or E-mail fdjohn99@aacounty.org,

·         7–9 P.M. Fri., Aug. 17, and  8 A.M.–5 P.M., Sat. & Sun., Aug. 18-19, 2012,  CERT Training: The introductory session from 7-9 P.M. on Fri., Aug. 17, and two-day course on Sat.& Sun., Aug. 18-19 are being held at the AA County Fire Training Academy, 415 Frye Rd., Millersville, MD 21108. To register (required), contact Karen Johnson at the AA County Office of Emergency Management on 410-222-0611or E-mail fdjohn99@aacounty.org.

 

Chesapeake Conservancy

This nonprofit’s mission is to conserve the landscapes and special places that sustain the Chesapeake Bay’s unique natural and cultural resources, strengthen the connection between people and the watershed, and encourage the exploration and celebration of the Chesapeake as a national treasure. Volunteers are needed to help with fundraising, including stuffing envelopes for solicitations, donor acknowledgements, and doing online research for potential funders. In addition, administrative support is needed for the Executive Director including help with scheduling meetings, answering telephones, help with emails, and more. For more information, and to volunteer, you may contact selder@chesapeakeconservancy.org 443-321-3610. See website at:www.chesapeakeconservancy.org/.

 

 

FLEX Projects, Volunteer Center For Anne Arundel County

FLEX B.I.G., 9am-12 Noon, Sat., Aug 25, 2012: Books for International Goodwill (B.I.G.) is looking for a small group of volunteers to help with the preparation of small shipments of used books such as those provided to members of the armed forces and the Peace Corps. Register on the Opportunities Calendar at volunteerannearundel.org. Contact holli@volunteerannearundel.org for additional information.

 FLEX Leadership Training, 5-6 pm, Mon.,  Aug. 20, 2012: Would you like to increase your impact as a volunteer? Then become a FLEX Volunteer Leader with the Volunteer Center For Anne Arundel County. Check out the FLEX program on our website and register for our next August training! Register on the Opportunities Calendar at volunteerannearundel.org. Contact holli@volunteerannearundel.org for additional information.

 

Friends of Kinder Farm Park, Fall Harvest Festival, Sat., Oct. 13, 2012

Kinder Farm is seeking a large number of volunteers to help with the annual Fall Harvest Festival from 9:00 am–5:00pm, Sat., Oct. 13, 2012.  Adults and students are needed to help in 4-hour shifts. Students, middle school age and older, are needed to run children’s activities with adult supervisors. Adults are needed to help with preparation, set-up, hayrides, concession sales, Bingo/auction and assisting youth volunteers. We are accepting volunteer applications from Middle School-Adult Volunteers – Individuals, Families, & Organized Groups. There will be committee planning meetings at the park on August 29, 2012 and September 26, 2012 at 6:30pm. For more information contact Michele Rose at kfpfriend@verizon.net or Nolley Fisher at 410-222-6115. See website at:http://kinderfarmpark.org/.

 

Maryland Seafood Festival, Sat.-Sun., Sept. 8-9, 2012

The Maryland Seafood Festival is seeking volunteers for its 45th annual event which will take place at Sandy PointState Park on September 8-9, 2012. Volunteers receive admission to the Festival, free parking and food tickets. The Maryland Seafood Festival is also seeking non-profit groups to provide parking staff for the event on either Saturday or Sunday in exchange for a monetary donation to their organization. Festival hours are Sat., Sept. 8 from 10:00am– 8:00pm and Sunday, Sept. 9 from 10:00am –7:00pm. To volunteer and for more information, visitwww.mdseafoodfestival.com or contact volunteers@mdseafoodfestival.com.

 

St. Mary’s Catholic Church English as a Second Language (ESL) Program

St Mary’s ESL Program needs volunteer teachers to teach English one night a week to adult ESL students for the Sept–May, school year.  Our seven levels of classes are held on Tues., Wed., and Thurs. evenings, 7:00-8:45 p.m., at St. Mary’s High School in downtown Annapolis. Teaching experience and Spanish knowledge are helpful but not necessary.  Interested volunteers are encouraged to attend the Teacher Training Session scheduled for Saturday, 25 August, at St John Newmann’s Church on Bestgate Road. For registration and/or further information about the Program, contact Eneida at (410) 800-4717 or eneida_green@yahoo.com or Bunny Wilson at 410-544-5584 orbunnywilson@verizon.net. Web site– http://www.stmarysannapolis.org/page.aspx?pid=441.

 

Treasure Hunters Clearing House

The Treasure Hunters Clearinghouse was established to connect caring adult volunteers to existing academic enrichment, tutoring and mentoring programs. The initiative recruits, screens, trains, matches, and supports these volunteers. The Clearinghouse is based on the Kids at Hope philosophy that says “all children are capable of success, No Exceptions!” The initiative is administered through the Volunteer Center For Anne Arundel County. The program works to coordinate efforts and increase the number and quality of caring adult volunteer mentors, tutors and role models for youth in the City of Annapolis. See website at: http://www.treasurehuntersclearinghouse.org/ for more information. Upcoming volunteer orientations:

·         Mon., Aug. 13 at the Eastport Girls Club; Wed., Aug. 29 at the Volunteer Center; and, Mon., Sept. 10, 2012 at the Volunteer Center: A completed application is REQUIRED to attend training. To complete an application, go to www.TreasureHuntersClearinghouse.org and complete and submit an online application. Contact sarah@volunteerannearundel.org or call 410-897-9207 for any questions or to sign up for a training session.

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