This Week In Volunteering

| February 19, 2013
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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.

 

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. For information call the office at 410-269-4419. Hours are flexible and most work can be done at home. Call 410-269-4419 or email:programdirector@aaclc.org. See website: www.icanread.org.

  • ·          9:30 AM– 3:00 PMSat., Mar. 2 & 23, and 10:00 – 11:30 AM, Sat., Apr. 20, 2013, Tutor Training: The next tutor training series has been scheduled for March 2 and 23, with a follow-up session on April 20  at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church in Severna Park.  Registrants must attend all three sessions. Class size is limited to 35, and the fall tutor training class filled quickly.  If interested, individuals should either email: programdirector@aaclc.org or call(410) 269-4419 to sign up.
  • ·          10:00 AM–12:00 noon, Fri., Apr. 19, 2013, Reading Strategies Workshop: Mark your calendars!  Reading specialists and educators Catherine Waterman and the Rev. Nancy White will be team teaching a Tutor Tune Up on Friday, April 19th, from 10:00-12:00 at the Severna Park Library. Their workshop will cover reading strategies with a focus on learning styles and Howard Gardener’s Multiple Intelligences–an interactive approach that will suggest more activities that will help boost your student’s reading comprehension. This is an opportunity you do not want to miss, so please RSVP to programdirector@aaclc.org or call our office at (410) 269-4419 and leave a mHessage with your name and phone number to reserve a seat.

Brooklyn Park Elementary School, Friday, March 1, 2013

Brooklyn Park Elementary School is seeking volunteer guest readers at 9:00 AM. or 1:00 PM, Friday, March 1, 2013to celebrate “READ ACROSS AMERICA” by reading to kindergarten through 5th grade students. Guest readers may bring their own books or one will be provided for them; volunteers are expected to read for about 20 minutes, and refreshments will be provided. For more information and to sign up, contact Mrs. Lynn Cottle at lcottle@aacps.org or410-222-6590.

Chesapeake High School Mock Job Interviews, March 20-21, 2013

Chesapeake High School, located at 4798 Mountain Rd. in Pasadena, is seeking volunteer interviewers for “mock” job interviews which helps junior class students prepare for the future. Interviews will last from 5-7 minutes after which the interviewer provides a quick written feedback before the next interview. Interviewers may sign up for one or more of three shifts on two dates as follows: 1. Wed., March 20–7:30-8:50 a.m.; 9:05-10:30 a.m., and 11:10-12:30 p.m.; and, 2. Thurs., Mar. 21– 7:30-850 a.m.; 9:05-10:30 a.m. and 12:40-2:00 p.m. To sign up, contact Michele Devine at mweber-devine@aacps.org and provide your name, email address and phone no. and desired shift(s).

 

Chesapeake High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Regionals, Feb. 21, 2013

During the FBLA conference judging of student presentations, additional volunteer help is needed from early afternoon until about 4:30 pm to provide assistance with the judging competition. Duties include helping with time-keeping, distribution of topics, monitoring those waiting as well as actually judging. For more information and to volunteer, contact Michele Weber-Devine or Debra Groff at:  mweber-devine@aacps.org or dgroff@aacps.org, respectively.

 

Flex Volunteer Project Event, Sat., February 23, 2013

The Volunteer Center in collaboration with Books for International Goodwill (B.I.G.) is holding an additional Flex Volunteer event.  A small group of volunteers is needed to help with the preparation of small shipments of used books such as those provided to members of the armed forces and Peace Corps.  B.I.G., located at 2000 Capital Dr., Annapolis, MD, 21401, also provides donated used books to poor countries and communities around the world. This month’s project will be held from 8:00 a.m.–noon on Sat, Feb. 23, 2013.  For more information and to sign up, contact:410-897-9207 or or holli@volunteerannearundel.org. Act now as only a limited number of spaces are available. Also see web sites at www.volunteerannearundel.org and www.big-books.org.

 

North County High School, Mock Job Interviews April 15–22, 2013

North County High School in Glen Burnie is looking for volunteers to conduct mock interviews with 11thgraders. Interview questions will be provided, and volunteers just have to ask the questions and assess how well the interviewees do. Available times and dates are: Mon., April 15:  7:15 to 8:50; 8:55 to 10:25; 11:00 to 12:30–Tues., April 16:  7:15 to 8:50; 8:55 to 10:25; 11:00 to 12:30–Wed., April 17: 7:15 to 8:50; 11:00 to 12:30; 12:35 to 2:05–Thurs., April 18:  7:15 to 8:50; 8:55 to 10:25; 12:35 to 2:05–Friday, April 19:  7:15 to 8:40; 8:45 to 10:05; 11:15 to 12:40; 12:45 to 2:05–Monday, April 22: 7:15 to 8:50; 8:55 to 10:25. For more information and to sign up, contact Darryl J. Gonzalez, PhD at DGONZALEZ@AACPS.org or 410 222-6970.

Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Marathon and CareFirst Rock ‘n’Roll USA Half Marathon, March 13-16, 2013

A large number of volunteer opportunities are available to support the March 16 race event as well as the USA Health and Fitness Expo being held on Wed.-Fri., March 13-15, 2013 in Washington, DC. Volunteering for the Race Crew means you will not only be supporting nearly 27,000 aspiring runners and walkers, but also the community of Washington D.C. Help is needed to make this event spectacular, and with nearly 1,900 Race Crew volunteer positions available there is a spot for everyone, including sports teams,  school and corporate groups, or just friends and family. For more information and to sign up go to the website: http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/usa/volunteer. For more information contact Volunteer Coordinator Katie Morrison at USA@RNRRACECREW.COM or 858-768-6956.

 

Spa Creek Conservancy

The Conservancy’s mission is the stewardship of the Spa Creek watershed through education, preservation, mitigation, and restoration; our vision is to be a model organization for restoring and protecting urban watersheds. Volunteers are needed for a variety of projects in the Spa Creek and surrounding community areas.  Volunteer tasks for the whole family include mulching, cleaning up the creek, installing ties along paths, creating garden and flower areas, and much more. Volunteers of all ages are welcome from supervised youngsters to adult. Projects can be carved out for volunteers who want to come by at their convenience and take responsibility for a particular sub-task or project. We will “train” and assist in a smooth transition. For more information email: info@spacreek.org and see website:www.spacreek.org.

  • ·          9 a.m.–4 p.m., Tues., Mar., 5, 2013, Compost BMPs Seminar: This free seminar, being held at the Annapolis Maritime Museum in Annapolis, will show how compost-based Best Management Practices can dramatically reduce sediment and targeted pollutants entering the Chesapeake Bay. Scientists from Filtrexx International will share insight on the challenges facing the watershed and the natural systems that can be harnessed for ecological and economic benefits. Enjoy a lunch of fresh bay oysters and other local fare and learn about these high-performing BMPs! PDH and CEU Credits Available – Attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance to be used for credit. For more information and to register, contact Regina Rochez at rrochez2@aol.com or visit the website.
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