Many Volunteer positions are available through the Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center. 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.aacvc.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 [email protected], or visit the website at: www.americanhealingarts.org for more information.
Chesapeake Legal Alliance
Chesapeake Legal Alliance (CLA), a nonprofit organization in Annapolis, MD, uses the law to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay. Our goal is to achieve a Bay with clean water, abundant native plants and animals, and opportunities for people to enjoy the Bay safely. CLA coordinates a network of attorneys who provide free legal services to individuals, environmental organizations, and community groups working to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. Chesapeake Legal Alliance needs attorneys who want to volunteer their time on a variety of matters including litigation, legislation, strategic planning, zoning and land use, regulatory comments, corporate, enforcement, contracts, permit review, mergers, and not for profit filings. Our clients include citizens, civic associations, waterkeepers, community groups, environmental organizations, homeowner associations, land conservation groups and municipalities. For more information or to volunteer, call 410-216-9441, email [email protected] or visit our website at www.ChesapeakeLegal.org
The Family Tree’s mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect by providing family support and education that promote well-being among Maryland families. Volunteers, over 18, are needed for child nurturers to create a safe, structured, weekly Children’s Program in North County. Volunteers, over 21, are needed as parent educators in North and South Counties to co-teach a Positive Parenting Course in 12-week intervals. Volunteers, over 21, are needed to run the “tot-line”, which is an emergency response (medical or otherwise) resource for parents with children under the age of 5; volunteers with experience/training in child development are preferred. For further information about the “tot-line” and all volunteer opportunities, please visit the website given below. Contact Stephanie Jacobs at 410-889-2300 or [email protected] for more information. Website: www.familytreemd.org
Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating–Fourth Sundays Through Oct.
CRAB promotes the joy of sailing in specially modified boats to persons with disabilities and their families. CRAB volunteer skippers, crewmembers and dockhands offer monthly “SailFree” events every fourth Sunday of the month from April through October from 10 am-4 pm at the Marina at Sandy Point State Park. Volunteers are needed year round as members of the Board of Directors, to assist with sailing programs for children of Central Special School and MD School for the Blind, fleet, & equipment maintenance, and more. CRAB is also seeking the donations of various pieces of equipment and money. Those interested in volunteering should contact CRAB at [email protected] or (410) 626-0273. See web site: http://crabsailing.org/.
Established in 1991, this non-profit hunger relief organization provides free food and other essentials to people in need in Anne Arundel County and four counties on the Eastern Shore. Volunteers with trucks or vans are needed to pick up food from distribution centers, restaurants and others and deliver to food pantries, shelters and other locations serving the hungry, and assist with emergency food pantry and emergency baby pantry items. Contact Paula Gordon at 410-897-3941 or Cathy Bird, Executive Director at [email protected] , Web site: www.foodlinkmaryland.org.
Friends of Back Creek Nature Park
This nonprofit organization assists the City of Annapolis Recreation and Parks Department with the preservation, Juvenile Service restoration, and enhancement of the park. Volunteers of all ages are welcome from supervised youngsters to adults, including Master Gardeners. There are a myriad of other opportunities for participating in and supporting the BCNP mission, including board and general members, volunteers, project leaders, donors, partners, sponsors, etc. 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. For more information call 410-263-7959, or check the Recreation and Parks Dept. web site at www.annapolis.gov.
Guiding Eyes for the Blind
This nonprofit organization serves the Bay Region by raising puppies as potential future guide dogs. Volunteer puppy raisers are needed to provide the love, support and direction these puppies need to prepare them for formal training. Volunteer raisers (as young as 13 with parental supervision) take puppies into their homes for fourteen to eighteen months and teach them manners and social skills. In addition to daily work and play with their dogs, raisers attend local classes and puppy evaluations. Website: http://www.guidingeyes.org. Puppy training classes are 7:00 pm on 2nd and 4th Thursday nights in Bowie. Contact Mary Bradford at (410) 960-7427 or [email protected], for more information.
Parks and People Foundation
Since 1984, Parks & People Foundation has worked to improve the quality of life in Baltimore’s neighborhoods by helping to improve the physical, social and environmental quality of neighborhoods through greening activities and forming networks among communities to sustain natural resources. A variety of environmental projects are accomplished each year that offer volunteer opportunities for both individuals and groups. For more specific information on individual projects, visit the web site, including the calendar of activities. For more information on volunteer opportunities, contact Kelly MacBride-Gill at 410-448-5663 ext. 111 or [email protected]. Web: www.parksandpeople.org.
Power Hawks Robotics Club, Inc.
The Power Hawks are a group of adult mentors, volunteers and students dedicated to the practical education of future engineers based in Edgewater, MD. These motivated students annually design and build a robot to compete regionally and nationally in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition and Tech Challenge. The Power Hawks improve their science, technology, engineering, and math skills, learn to cooperatively problem solve and develop self-confidence, soft-skills and leadership.
Promoting FIRST Robotics and STEM in Anne Arundel County. Volunteer mentors are needed throughout the year, and as FIRST Robotics and USFIRST.org event volunteers (judges, inspectors, setup helpers, etc.). For more information, contact Richard Chapman at 410-798-9203 or [email protected], and see website: www.powerhawks.org.