This Week In Volunteering

| October 23, 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. 

 

Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival, Oct. 27, 2012

Volunteers are needed for The Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival from 12:00 noon–6:00 pm on Oct. 27, 2012 at The Naval Academy Stadium in Annapolis.  This premier event include over 60 award-winning artisan beer tastings from regional and national breweries, eight live bands on two stages, educational seminars on topics ranging from craft beer 101 to cooking with beer, and a collection of exotic/classical/antique cars.  There will also be over 60 arts/crafts and specialty food exhibitors as well as a great menu selection. Help is needed with ticket sales; token sales; seminar facilitation; brochure handouts; and for pouring for the breweries. Volunteers receive free admission, parking, and a souvenir glass. For more information and to volunteer contact Julie Scott at 410-263-4012 or juscott10@gmail.com.

 

Annapolis Education Commission

This 12-member citizen advocacy group for public schools in the Annapolis Cluster is seeking new members to represent Wards 4, 5, 6, and 8. To apply or nominate a candidate, a letter of intent should be emailed to Hilary Raftovich at HRRaftovich@annapolis.gov, faxed to 410-280-1326 or sent by mail to Mayor’s Office, 160 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis, MD 21401. Call 410-263-7030 for more information.

 

Annapolis Opera

Volunteers ages 16 and older are needed to help with publicity, school outreach, ad sales, performance support, bookkeeping, computer work, receptions, support for the vocal competition and auditions, and much more. Call410-267-8135 or email admin@annapolisopera.org for more information. Web site: www.annapolisopera.org

 

Anne Arundel County CASA, Inc.

CASA needs volunteers for both Court Appointed Special Advocates and Friends of CASA. Each Special Advocate is screened and trained to make a difference in the life of an abused or neglected child. Extensive trainings are scheduled after potential volunteers are interviewed and screened. Friends of CASA are volunteers who assist with fund-raisers, or donate other talents and resources. Contact Denise at 410-267-7877 Ext. 2, or via email at denise@aacasa.org. Website: www.aacasa.org

 

 

AA County Dept. of Aging & Disabilities Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

Medicare is the health insurance for 44 million Americans. Yet most people are intimidated by Medicare and think Medicare is too complex and confusing.  Many people with Medicare need an advocate to help them understand their Medicare benefits.  Are you interested in learning about Medicare?  Do you want to help other people with their Medicare-related issues?  The SHIP program trains volunteers on Medicare; these volunteers then assist others in the community with Medicare-related issues.  SHIP counselors help people select Part D drug plans, and understand their options for Medigap or Medicare Advantage Plans.  Because the information provided by SHIP counselors must remain unbiased, insurance agents will not be considered for SHIP volunteer positions. Contact SHIP at the AA County Dept. of Aging and Disabilities at 410-222-4464 ex 3080 or Amy Rubino atAGAMRU00@aacounty.org for more information and to volunteer.

 

Bello Machre

This nonprofit provides loving homes for adults and children with developmental disabilities. Bello Machre is currently offering a variety of volunteer opportunities. In addition some specific opportunities include someone to pick up pastry donations from Starbucks and a volunteer with sewing experience to help a resident artist with putting together a display for next year’s art show. Contact Evette Watson at 443-702-3064 orvolunteer@bellomachre.org. See web site: www.Bellomachre.org.

·         9:30 am–3:00 pm, Fri., Nov. 9, 2012, Mailing Project: Volunteers are needed at the main office in Glenburnie, MD to help stuff and seal envelopes. Lunch will be provided. Contact Evette.

 

Junior League of Annapolis

This organization reaches out to women of all races, religions, and national origins who share an interest in and commitment to volunteerism and community service. Volunteers needed to work on projects supporting children and families, including the Teen Empowerment and Mentoring Program (TEAM) in conjunction with the Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Women’s and Children’s Division, the September Back to School Book Bag project, to assist with fundraising, serve on Board of Directors and support other programs and services. Call 410-224-8984 or e-mail: admin@jlannapolis.org.  Website: www.jlannapolis.org

·         8:30 AM, Sun., November 11, 2012, Volunteers on the Run 5K: Participants and volunteers are being sought by the Junior League of Annapolis for its sixth annual fundraising event at the Red Maple Pavilion at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. Online registration for Volunteers on the Run 5K is available at www.active.com.  Proceeds from the event support Junior League of Annapolis, Inc.’s programs forAnne Arundel County women and children. Call 410-224-8984 for more information.

 

Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care

Seasons Hospice invites you to journey with individuals facing an end-of-life illness. Volunteers provide companionship and support for our hospice clients and their families. We also utilize special skill volunteers such as: pet therapy, music companion, spiritual volunteer, bereavement callers, and office support. Please share your gifts, time and care with Seasons Hospice clients. For more information contact Carol Small atcsmall@seasons.org or 410-689-7400. See website: http://www.seasons.org/.

 

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE Chapter 390)

This group of volunteers with entrepreneurial experience is sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration to offer mentoring to small business owners and new entrepreneurs; free counseling and general and specialized workshops are provided to clients in Anne Arundel and surrounding counties.  The Chapter has a need for business men and women willing to give their time to help entrepreneurs.  We invite working and retired executives, small business owners, educators and other professionals to become volunteer mentors.  In addition to mentors, SCORE seeks volunteers with strong organizational skills to work with mentors and clients in outreach programs, marketing, setting up and running workshops and general office support. Training is provided. Contact 410-266-9553 or info@score390.org. Website: http://www.score390.org.

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John is the publisher and editor of Eye On Annapolis. As a resident and business owner in Anne Arundel County for more than 15 years, he realized that there was something missing in terms of community news--and Eye On Annapolis was born in late spring 2009.John's background is in the travel industry as a business owner, industry speaker, and travel writer. In terms of blogging and social media, he cut his teeth with MSNBC.com.

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