This Week In Volunteering

| November 13, 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 [email protected] or 410-897-9207. Check our Website: www.VolunteerAnneArundel.org. A few current volunteer opportunities are listed below.

 

Annapolis Maritime Museum

The Museum is looking for volunteers to help with a variety of tasks including: archives, museum docents, membership, office support, buildings and ground, bloggers, education programs, website content, environmental stewardship, data entry, lighthouse tours, oyster & fish tank, wooden boat crew and more. A volunteer information and recruitment event will be held from 7:00-8:30 pm, on Thurs., Nov. 29, 2012 to show you the ropes. Please RSVP to Jenny Kottler at[email protected] or 410 295-0104. Check website at www.amaritime.org.

 

Anne Arundel County Literacy Council

Literacy tutors are needed for combating adult illiteracy; after completing training, you make your own schedule and locations with your assigned student or you can tutor at local detention centers, in small groups, and ESL tutoring. In addition to tutoring the Literacy Council has an urgent need for help with Student and Tutor Support. Volunteers can set their own hours and schedule and work from home, too.  For information call the office at 410-269-4419. Hours are flexible and most work can be done at home. If interested, email [email protected] or call 410-798-0408. Web site: www.icanread.org.

 

Arundel High School

Opportunities are available for volunteer business and community leaders to contribute to the success of Anne Arundel County high school students by serving as mock job interviewers. Mock job interviews with 11th grade students are scheduled between 7:20 am- 2:00 pm on November 28 & 29, 2012 at Arundel High School, 1001 Annapolis Road, Gambrills, MD 21054, Annapolis, MD 21401Such interviews are held each year at the high school to provide students with real world experience of interviewing. Interviewers are asked to provide feedback to students after the actual interview so that students can improve their skills. It is a fun and rewarding experience for both the interviewer and the students. Volunteers may  sign up for the time and date of their choice at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/X8JF9CN. For more information, contact Sherri Bilheimer at [email protected] or 410-674-6500

 

Arundel Lodge

This nonprofit has residential and day Psychiatric Rehabilitation Programs for approximately 160 individuals with mental illness. Volunteers are needed year round to assist the staff with clerical duties and to teach life skills, play board or card games at the drop-in center go for walks with members and help with social or recreational events. There is an immediate need for a volunteer to staff the front desk. Hours vary. Contact Laura Murphy at[email protected] or 443-433-5931 to volunteer or for more information. Volunteers are also needed for the following holiday event:

 

 

Eastport Girls Club (EGC)

 

Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble

Footworks is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to operate and manage a full-time professional troupe that performs and teaches multi-cultural percussive dance with live acoustic music for theaters, arts festivals, schools, and community events. There is an immediate need for website assistance for migrating the existing website to a new Content Management System. Volunteers help is also needed to help with fundraising, public relations, organization and board of directors development. A volunteer with graphic design experience is also needed to assist in creating promotional pieces for new production. For more information and to volunteer, contact Footworks at,[email protected] or 410-897-9299. Website:  www.footworks.org.

 

Hospice of the Chesapeake

The Hospice of the Chesapeake is seeking volunteers in Anne Arundel and Prince George’s Counties with 4-wheel drive vehicles to assist our patients and staff with transportation during inclement weather conditions. For additional information or to volunteer, please contact our Volunteer Department at 443-837-1549 or toll free 800.745.6132.

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)

Learn more about the Chesapeake Bay area and share your enthusiasm for nature with others by becoming a volunteer at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Edgewater, Md. SERC is looking for volunteers to support its hands-on K-12 and public education programs that  center on SERC research and Chesapeake Bay ecology. Volunteer opportunities accommodate various interests and schedules and include: field trip assistants, canoe guides, aquarium maintenance team, trail guides, office assistants, classroom helper, gardeners, and curriculum designers. SERC provides volunteer training and continuing educational experiences. New volunteers are also teamed up with experienced volunteers until they get their “sea legs.” For more information, contact Daniel E. Gustafson at 443-482-2217 or [email protected].  Web site: www.serc.si.edu

  • ·        10 am-Noon, Mon.-Fri., Nov. 26-30, 2012, Volunteer Fair: There will be special 45-minute tours every day at the Fair at 10:30 am. If you miss the volunteer fair, please contact SERC to set up an individual meeting to discuss your skills and interests. Call Karen McDonald at (443) 482.2388 for more information.

 

Wreaths Across America, Sat., Dec. 15, 2012 at 12 Noon

Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, was formed as an extension of the Arlington Wreath Project in 1992.  Last year, Annapolis National Cemetery received over 800 donated wreaths from individuals, organizations and businesses.  There are approximately 3000 graves at Annapolis National Cemetery and the goal this year is to have a wreath for each gravesite. The Annapolis community can make this happen.  Wreath donations are being sought: Visit web site: www.wreathsacrossamerica.org to sponsor a wreath for $15; designate the wreath to the Annapolis National Cemetery by entering location ID code MDANCM (no Group ID# needed).  The deadline for wreath donation to be placed this holiday season is Monday, November 26, 2012.

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