This Week In Volunteering

| August 13, 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.

Ann Arrundell County Historical Society

The mission of the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society is to provide leadership to the County’s residents and general public in the preservation and exploration of our shared history. The Historical Society needs volunteers interested in county history to act as docents at the Benson-Hammond House in Linthicum or research aides at the Historical and Genealogical Research Center in Glen Burnie. Docents at the Benson-Hammond House will interpret life on a 19th century truck farm and present the Society’s rich collection of historical artifacts. Research aides will help manage the Society’s document and photograph collections and assist visitors with historical inquiries. Hours are flexible and training will be provided for both positions. For more information and to volunteer, contact Rebecca Morris at [email protected] or 410-760-9679. See website:  http://www.aachs.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. 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: [email protected]. See website: www.icanread.org.

·          9:00 AM– 3:00 PM, Sat., Sept. 14, OR 9:00 AM– 3:00 PM, Sat., Sept. 28, 2013, AND required 9:00 AM– 12 PM, Oct. 26, 2013, Tutor Training: The tutor training sessions will be held at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church in Severna Park. Registrants must attend one of the Sept. sessions and the follow-on Oct. session. There will be a $45 donation request which covers the cost of books and materials the tutors receive. If interested, individuals should either email: [email protected] or call (410) 269-4419 to sign up.

Anne Arundel Mentoring Roundtable Meeting, Thurs., Sept. 12, 2013

The Anne Arundel Mentoring Roundtable is a forum which meets on a quarterly basis to share ideas, best practices and create momentum for mentoring programs that foster the positive development of the County’s young people through wise, trustworthy, and caring adults. It is a program of the Volunteer Center Through their participation, a number of school-based, faith-based, business-based, and community-based mentoring programs support the mission and goals of the roundtable. If you are interested in mentoring, please contact Holli Dillard-Cranfill for more information at (410) 897-9207 or [email protected] Web: http://www.volunteerannearundel.org

·          11:00 AM–2:00 PM, Thurs., Sept. 12, 2013, Quarterly Mentoring Roundtable Meeting: The upcoming meeting will be held at the Chesapeake Children’s Museum, 25 Silopanna, Annapolis, MD 21403. Rob Levit will do a hands on workshop on activities mentors and mentees can do together.  Bring your brown bag lunch; other refreshments will be provided. To register go to the Opportunity Calendar at www.volunteerannearundel.org or contact Holli Dillard-Cranfill.

Chesapeake Children’s Museum

This “Hands-on” Museum for children and families needs volunteer docents to work weekly 2 or 3 hour shifts in the museum between 10 am- 4 pm (including weekends). We are also currently looking folks good with figures to serve on the Finance Committee. If you are curious about serving on the Board of Directors (three-year commitment), please call about your interests, and plan to attend the next monthly board meeting at the museum. Volunteers also are needed as Publicity Helpers, “EnvironMentors” (adults to work with middle school students on animal care, water testing and exhibit maintenance). The Museum is also in search of Jr. Volunteers to expose, engage and excite young people in the work and community of the Museum. Most positions range from ages 14 and up. The CCM is dedicated to working with the public, providing leadership, and other civic duties for the community. In addition, the youth will receive credits for “service learning hours” needed for graduation. For more information, contact 410-990-1993 or [email protected]. Web site: www.theccm.org.

·        10 am to 7 pm, Sat., Sept. 28, Kunta Kinte Festival: Keep the traditions of Kunta Kinte’s childhood alive by assisting with art, crafts, games, and storytelling at the Children’s Tent at the upcoming Kunta Kinte Festival, at City Dock, Annapolis, MD. Please call Debbie Wood at the Children’s Museum at 410-990-1993.

FRESHFARM Markets

FRESHFARM is a non-profit organization whose mission is to build and strengthen the local, sustainable food movement in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. We do this by operating producer-only Farmers’ markets that provide vital economic opportunities for local farmers and artisanal producers, and through innovative outreach programs that educate the public about food and related environmental issues. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us out every Sunday at our Farmer’s Market in Annapolis. Set-up, take-down and a variety of duties during the market are available Our market is from 8:30 AM to Noon every Sunday in the Donner Parking Lot, Compromise St., on the Harbor in Downtown Annapolis, and we have three volunteer shifts starting at 7, 9 or 11 AM and the market closes at 12 Noon. For more information contact Dana Rybak at [email protected] or 202-362-8889.

PROJECT GREEN: 9/11 DAY OF SERVICE 8:30–12 Noon, Sat. Sept. 7, 2013

Be a part of Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, the world’s largest volunteer event of its kind. Nearly nine million volunteers from 152 countries and locations cleaned 145 million pounds of trash from the shores of lakes, streams, rivers, and the ocean on just one day each year. Come help and bring your friends!

Join us by beginning the day with a commemorative ceremony at 8:30 am at the MD WW II monument on Ritchie Hwy overlooking Jonas Green Park. Register online by clicking on the date 9/7/13 at http://www.volunteerannearundel.org/OpportunityCalendar. For more information, contact Holli Dillard-Cranfill at [email protected] or 410-897-9207.

St. Mary’s Church English as a Second Language (ESL) Program

St Mary’s ESL Program needs volunteer teachers to teach English one night a week to adult ESL students for the Sept–May school year.  Our seven levels of classes are held on Tues., Wed., and Thurs. evenings, 7:00-8:45 p.m., at St. Mary’s High School in downtown Annapolis, beginning 10 September. Teaching experience and Spanish knowledge are helpful but not necessary.  Interested volunteers are encouraged to attend the Teacher Training Session scheduled for Saturday, 17 August, at St John Newmann’s Church on Bestgate Road. For registration and/or further information about the Program, contact Faculty Coordinator Bunny Wilson at 410-544-5584, [email protected] or Coordinator Eneida Green at 410-800-4717, [email protected].  We look forward to having you join us in this our 12th year of service. Web site– http://www.stmarysannapolis.org/page.aspx?pid=441

Watershed Stewards Academy (WSA)

WSA trains and supports community leaders called Master Watershed Stewards to help their communities reduce pollution and restore their waterways. Those interested in being certified as a Master Watershed Steward, should attend one of several informational orientation meetings this summer (August 20, or Sept. 3, and 10, 2013) to learn more about the program. All informational sessions will be held at Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center, 975 Indian Landing Rd, Millersville, MD 21108 at 6:30 pm.  Applications are due by September 12, 2013.  The Certification Course is composed of approximately 15 sessions starting in October 2013. Additional information including a downloadable application are available on the WSA website aawsa.org. To sign up for an informational meeting, visit the website aawsa.orgFor more information, contact Suzanne Etgen, WSA Program Coordinator, at 410 222 3822 or [email protected].

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