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 [email protected] or 410-897-9207. Check our Website: www.VolunteerAnneArundel.org. A few current volunteer opportunities are listed below.
AA County Fair, 23rd Annual Halloween Happening, Oct. 19-21& 26-28, 2012
The haunted barn and hayride events will be held from 7–10 pm, Fri. & Sat., Oct. 19-20 & 26-27, and from 7-9 pm, Sun., Oct. 21 & 28, 2012 at the fairgrounds in Crownsville. In addition, kid’s birthdays may be celebrated at the Picnic Pavilion for cake and ice cream before you start your ghostly tour. Minimum of 10 advance tickets is required. Please clean up your area. Reservation required. Call 410 923-3400. Volunteers are welcome to participate in our Halloween event. Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent sign a permission form. Email us at [email protected], and see website at http://www.aacountyfair.org/.
Bay Community Support Services
Bay Community Support Services provides services and opportunities to children and adults with disabilities in Anne Arundel, Calvert, and St. Mary’s counties. Volunteers are needed for a variety of positions including; placing and picking up donation canisters, special event assistance, office assistant, board of directors & committee members, companionship, assisting with recreational/crafts activities, handyman, gardening/yard work, and more. To volunteer, please contact the Annapolis office at (410) 224-4205 or email [email protected]. Web site:www.baycss.org.
Bay Theatre Company
The Bay Theatre is a professional, nonprofit theatre company founded in 2002 in Annapolis, MD The theatre company also promotes theatre education for students of all ages and provides working opportunities for actors, designers, technicians and interns. Volunteers, age 16 and up, are needed for office assistance, one day per week, at the box office, and as ushers for performances. Also, hosts are needed for many of our visiting actors and directors that need a place to stay while they are in production. There is an immediate need for a House volunteer/manager. They would come on show nights at 6 pm and organize to make sure everyone is in place, the audience gets in their seats smoothly etc. For more information contact Janet Luby at [email protected] or[email protected] or call 443-254-1211. (email preferred). See website: www.baytheatre.org.
Cats R Us, Inc.
This nonprofit feral cat rescue group operates two small shelters in the Annapolis and Arnold areas. The main focus is TNR (Trap, Neuter and Return). The shelter in Arnold is a “TNR” shelter, in which stray and feral cats already living outdoors are humanely trapped, then evaluated, vaccinated, sterilized, and eartipped for identification by veterinarians. This is a NO KILL facility and these cats will stay with CRU as long as it takes for them to find their forever home. Qualified foster volunteers are needed to provide foster homes. Volunteers, age 8 and older, are needed to assist with cleaning the shelters, to attend adoption shows at PetSmart in Annapolis, to make cat/kitten home deliveries, or to sit and spend time with wonderful cats. An adult should accompany volunteers younger than age 16. Training will be provided for shelter and adoption workers. Parental consent forms are required. Low cost spay/neuter clinics are held Mondays at Save-a-Life in Linthicum. For information, contact410-263-1719 or [email protected]. See website: www.CatsRUs.petfinder.com
disABILITY Awareness Day, Sat., Oct. 27, 2012
disABILITY Awareness Day 2012 will be held from 1–4 pm, Sat., October 27, 2012, during Disability Employment Awareness Month in October at Westfield Annapolis Mall. At the event County Executive John R. Leopold and the AA County Commission on Disability Issues will recognize Catherine Purple Cherry, a licensed professional architect and principal-in-charge of Purple Cherry Architects in Annapolis, who is known for her work with special needs populations and will receive the 2012 disAbility Awareness Day Award. The public is invited to attend the free 2012 disAbility Awareness Day events. More than 35 exhibitors who provide services to individuals with disabilities will have free information. Additional awards will be given to employers of people with disabilities as well as to churches and other groups that have made contributions to the disabled community. The public also can watch a demonstration by Canine Companions for Independence. The public can get answers on assistance with transportation, employment, housing, recreation, and access to other services during the event. For information, contact the Americans with Disabilities Act office at the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities at 410-222-4383.
Volunteer docents, 18 and older, are needed to serve as weekend tour guides; those able to work to or more weekend days per month (Noon – 5pm) are preferred. Training is provided. Volunteers are also needed for publicity, children’s events, research and more. There are opportunities for volunteers to work at home on projects such as woodworking or sewing upholstered slip covers for pillows that are on display in the collection and more. Call 410-263-4683 ext. 12. Volunteers receive discounts in the Gift Shop and attend field trips, lectures, and more. See www.hammondharwoodhouse.org.
Hammond-Harwood House also offers unpaid internships during the spring and fall semesters as well as in the summer. Students seeking unpaid internships must be currently enrolled in school and working towards a degree. The program makes every effort to offer experience in all aspects of small museum management. Students interested in applying may contact the curator at [email protected]
Harvest for the Hungary, Oct. 15 – Nov. 2, 2012
The Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County in cooperation with the Arundel County Public Schools Central Office Campaign is collecting nonperishable food and plastic/paper items (no glass, please) at its Heritage Office Complex location at Suite 130, 2666 Riva Rd., Annapolis, MD. The collected items are donated to the Anne Arundel County Food and Resource Bank. Cash donations are also being accepted. To donate, or for more information, stop in at Volunteer Center office, call 410-897-9207 or email: [email protected].
Lutheran Mission Society
This Christian health and welfare agency brings health and wellness to individuals, families and communities who are dealing with conflict and disease with the compassionate help of volunteer caregivers. Programs provide walk-in clients with food, clothing, health, counseling and educational services. In addition, volunteers, age 15 and up, are needed to help with sorting, storing, and packing donated food and other goods at the Annapolis location, 230 West St. Adult volunteers are needed for teaching parenting, literacy, health/wellness, use of computer technology, and more. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Kim Naumann at 410-636-0123 or knaumann@
Maryland Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division
Are you interested in learning about your rights as a consumer? Would you like to help other Maryland consumers resolve their complaints with retail businesses, landlords or health care providers? Volunteers and interns are trained and work 8 – 10 hours per week at the Consumer Protection Division at 200 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, as complaint mediators and to provide information over the Division’s consumer hotline. For more information, e-mail [email protected], call 410-576-6355 or visit website: www.oag.state.md.us/Consumer/
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Annapolis Flotilla 23-1
Volunteers are needed to assist the Coast Guard in non-law-enforcement programs, including public education, vessel safety checks, safety patrols, search and rescue, marine environment protection and more. For more information, contact Walter Discenza at 410-956-5444 or [email protected]. Web site:http://AnnapolisCGAux.org/