This Week In Volunteering

| March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County

Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County (BGCAA) is a non-profit organization consisting of six clubs (Annapolis Gardens, Bates, Bywater, and Admiral Oaks in Annapolis, Freetown in Pasadena, and Meade Village in Severn) where youth come to receive tutoring, computer education, sports training, homework help, and mentoring. BGCAA strives to improve each Club member’s life by instilling self-esteem, courage, and positive values.  BGCAA was founded in 1988 with their first Club in Bywater – they now serve over 2,400 youth from age 5 to 18 all across the county. Volunteers are needed as tutors, mentors, assistants in computer labs, arts & crafts, sports coaching, as administrative help in the office, and more. For more information on volunteer opportunities or to request an application, please contact us at: [email protected] or (410) 263-2542.  Web site www.BGCAA.org.

·        6:00 p.m. –9:00 p.m., Thurs., Apr. 11, 2013, 24th Annual Youth of the Year Awards Dinner: Sponsors, attendees and volunteers are being sought for this gala event held at the Annapolis Sheraton includes cocktails, dinner, silent auction and awards ceremony. The Youth of the Year program celebrates youth who have overcome enormous odds and demonstrated exceptional character and accomplishments. These deserving young people are recognized for service to their Club and community, academic performance and contributions to their family. Youth of the Year honorees are shining examples and living proof that great futures start at Boys & Girls Clubs. Many of our most esteemed community leaders and business associates will be in attendance to honor our youth.

 

Chesapeake Ecology Center

The Chesapeake Ecology Center (CEC) works with its members, volunteers, community groups, and students, including at-risk students at Adams Academy at Adams Park (where it is based), to provide environmental education and, at the same time, develop on-the-ground habitat restoration/protection projects. The CEC holds volunteer education/planting days and tours mid-April through November, and provides technical assistance to a variety of community and school groups for their projects. In addition to numerous on-the-ground restoration projects at the CEC and elsewhere, it promotes conservation landscaping through a variety of media, and through presentations and tours of the CEC’s 18 Native Plant Demonstration Gardens and Sites. Volunteers are needed to help with planting and maintenance. An adult should accompany volunteers under age 16. Schedule volunteer time by contacting Zora Lathan at [email protected] or 410-212-4506. See www.ChesapeakeEcologyCenter.org. Special events:

·        9:00 a.m.–Noon, Sat., Apr. 13, May 18, Jun. 15, Aug. 24, Sept. 7 & 21, and Oct. 19, 2013, Garden Tours: Garden tours will be provided on the following dates, if requested by four or more individuals. Master Gardeners provide great assistance and will be available to answer plant and pest questions as part of the tours.

 

Home Safety and Security for Families Foundation, Inc.

The mission of the Home Safety and Security for Families Foundation is to promote creation of a safe and secure home environment for individuals and families. This will be accomplished through presentation of the principles of safety and security for individuals, families and the community. The Foundation will present interacting programs that will enhance the knowledge and skills in these areas. Volunteers are needed to help with community outreach, networking and fundraising to support the Foundation and its programs. For more information, contact Calvin Robinson, Jr. at 443-982-6796 or [email protected] and see website: www.hssff.org.

 

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland

Individuals and groups can assist the homebound. Volunteer as little as an hour a month to make a world of difference. Drivers needed to deliver meals Monday through Friday between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm. Volunteers also needed to accompany drivers, schedule routes or make birthday or other greeting cards to be delivered with the meals. Many opportunities are flexible, and training is provided. Locations are in Glen Burnie (Pascal Senior Center), Annapolis (St. Martin’s Lutheran on Forest Dr.), and Severna Park (Woods Church). Routes in Cape St. Claire/St. Margaret, Crofton, Glen Burnie, Annapolis, Odenton and Old Mill communities are in urgent need. MOW can also use volunteers to man displays and assist at fund raising activities. A group of “Happy Knitters” is being formed to make lap blankets and scarfs to keep clients warm. Call Terry Lehr at 410-431-5257 or Ellen Falk at 443-573-0926 or e-mail volunteer [email protected]. See www.mealsonwheelsmd.org.

•    Young Volunteers are encouraged to help Meals on Wheels (MOW). Young people (18 years and up) in Anne Arundel County can be Visitor volunteers and help to deliver the meals to the clients with an experienced volunteer from 10:30 am until 1:30 pm. Younger volunteers, if they have a MOW volunteer as a parent or grandparent can visit and deliver meals with their guardian.

 

Moveable Feast

This nonprofit provides home delivered meals for clients who are homebound with HIV/AIDS. Volunteers, as young as 16 (15 & under w/adult) are needed to deliver meals Mon.– Fri. between 9 am–1 pm. Meal delivery takes about 1 hr and drivers have flexibility in setting their schedules. Volunteers are asked to deliver once a week or once a month. Contact Tom Patrick at 410-327-3420, Xtn 31 or [email protected]. See www.mfeast.org.

·        May 11-12, 2013, Eleventh Annual Ride for the Feast Fundraiser: A variety of volunteers are needed for this event encompassing two days and 140 miles of road biking from Ocean City to Baltimore, MD.  Crew members are needed for events and support leading up to the event, as well as on the days of the ride. The later include assisting at overnight stop areas, working pit stops, support and gear drivers (SAG), repair technicians, and helping at the closing ceremony in Baltimore. Riders will be riding through Anne Arundel County on that Sunday, May 12th, where support will be needed. All volunteers must register on the website; go to www.mfeast.org and click on “details” under “Upcoming Events.”  If you have any questions about volunteering for Ride for the Feast, please contact Ted Blankenship, Development Director for Moveable Feast, at 410.327.3420 x33 or [email protected].

 

ServeFest 2013, Sat., April 27, 2013

ServeFest is a program where churches partner together in the Baltimore area to serve their communities On Saturday, April 27, 2013, thousands of people from hundreds of churches from all across the Baltimore region will unite together to serve in practical and meaningful ways. These include projects to serve the local community such school beautifications, park clean-ups, home and facility repairs, care-giving at assisted living facilities, general spring cleaning for non-profit organizations. In addition, volunteers are encouraged to help in small ways to serve neighbors who are ill, handicapped or otherwise need temporary help. The website at http://servefestmd.org/ provides information about the program and ways to find out how to help with individual projects. For additional information about ServeFest for Anne Arundel County contact Paul Schindler at [email protected] or call 410-766-4567. See website at http://servefestmd.org/anne-arundel/.

 

U.S. Elite Track and Field, Inc.

U.S. Elite provides a Track and Field Program that caters to elite and developmental athletes and a Liaison Program that mentors and helps high school student attain 100% scholarship opportunities for college. If you are interested in having fun with the team, donating items for charity and helping out, call Keisha Thorpe at

202-390-6224 or email [email protected]. Also, see website: www.uselite.org. Upcoming events:

·        8 a.m., Sat., Mar. 30, 2013, 1st Annual Spring 5K Run-Walkathon: Volunteers are needed to help with this fundraising event being held at the PG Sports & Learning Complex, 8001 Sherrif Rd., Landover, MD 20785. Community service hours are awarded for the event. Register at www.uselite.org, and enter Volunteer in the comment box. For more information contact Keshia Thorpe at 202-390-6224 or [email protected].

·        4:00 p.m., Fri., April 12, 2013, Sports Convention: Volunteers are needed to help at this convention where attendees meet Olympians, College Coaches, NCAA Compliance Rep., College Financial Aid Advisor & Admission officers. The event also being held at the PG Sports Complex and Learning Center in Landover. Community service hours are awarded for the event. Register at www.uselite.org, and enter Volunteer in the comment box. For more information contact Keshia Thorpe at 202-390-6224 or [email protected].

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