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.
2015Annapolis Irish Festival July 10-11, 2015
The 5th Annual Annapolis Irish Festival will be held Fri. & Sat., July 10-11, 2015 at The Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds. This event has quickly established itself as a signature event for the Mid-Atlantic region and this year, you can expect to see superstars of the Irish rock scene–Gaelic Storm and Carbon Leaf along with an incredible lineup of other artists! Kids are welcome and free under 12. A little leprechaun land is sure to delight with moon bounces, balloons, crafts, entertainment and PONIES. For the grown-ups, there will be a ton of bands, 3 stages, a giant tented viewing area, and plenty of local vendors offering food and merchandise! Your VIP ticket will include unlimited beer, special seating and viewing areas at the stages, limited lines, special entrance, and air conditioned private bathrooms. Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of tasks associated with the management of this event. See website at: www.annapolisirishfestival.com for more to sign up; For more information contact Nina Bouroff, Volunteer Coordinator, at [email protected].
Anne Arundel County Office of Emergency Management CERT Training
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. The public is invited to attend the upcoming CERT training:
7-9 pm, Fri., July 10, 8 am–5 pm, Sat., July 11, and 8 am–5 pm, Sun., July 12, 2015, Basic CERT Training: Anne Arundel County and City of Annapolis Citizen Corps Council and CERT announce the second BASIC CERT class of 2015. The class will be on July 10-12, 2015, at the AA County Fire Dept. Training Academy, 415 Maxwell Frye Road Millersville, Maryland 21108. The CERT training class focuses on personal safety and preparedness over a weekend of intense instruction and practice culminating in participation in a mock disaster drill which will test your new-found learning over such topics as Incident Command, Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety, First Aid, Light Search and Rescue, Disaster Psychology, and Terrorism. Classroom instruction is alternated with practical exercises. Participants must attend the full, 20-hour course given over all three days–July 10-12. There is a cost of $35 per person for supplies. Protective footwear (Steel toed boots recommended) are required for Saturday and Sunday. For registration and questions, contact Bruce Becker at [email protected].
Dyslexia Tutoring Program
This nonprofit organization trains volunteers to tutor low-income children and adults with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences. Volunteers should have a high school diploma, good language skills, patience, a willingness to understand persons with language disabilities, and the desire to help someone who wants to learn to read. Volunteer tutors are trained through a twenty-hour course in the Orton-Gillingham method of teaching reading, spelling, and writing, are subject to a criminal background check and must commit to 60 hours of tutoring. For more information call 410-889-5487 or e-mail [email protected]. Web site: www.dyslexiatutoringprogram.org.
10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m,, Mon. & Wed., Starting July 13, 2015, Tutor Training Workshop: This workshop starts on Monday, July 13 and continues for 9 sessions on the following Mondays and Wednesdays. Call 410-889-5487 for more information and to enroll.
Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake
Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake is a nonprofit which provides simple, decent, affordable houses for deserving families who currently live in substandard conditions in Anne Arundel County and the Baltimore area. Volunteers are needed to help with construction in the county and Baltimore area. Many support volunteer opportunities also exist for behind-the-scenes staff and volunteers needed off site to fulfill our home building mission. These dedicated men and women prepare low-income families to become homeowners, plan our construction work, promote and publicize our work, fundraise, maintain relationships with volunteers and donors, and manage our finances. For volunteers interested in learning additional construction skills, and are willing to commit to regular volunteer days may want to consider becoming a “Red Hat” (volunteers who serve as construction leaders on build sites). Habitat for Humanity will provide specialized training to equip them to supervise volunteer teams. For more information, contact us at 443-297-5226 or e-mail Volunteer Engagement Manager, Shanita Simpson [email protected] or visit the website at http://habitatchesapeake.org/volunteer/.
Hope for All
Hope for All. is an all-volunteer non-profit Christian ministry serving families in need in the north AA County, Baltimore City areas and also the Appalachian region by collecting and distributing donated school supplies, household goods and furniture, and clothing. There is a great need for volunteers at Warehouse 146 which is normally open every Tues.–Thurs. from 9:30 am–3:00 pm for volunteers to sort clothes, for cleaning, helping in the yard sale area, or anything else that needs to get done. Call the warehouse at 410-766-0372 before coming. There is also a pressing need for donations of select furniture, household and linen items, clothing, and cleaning & toiletry items. We also need of volunteers to help pick-up and deliver furniture on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 am until 2:00 pm. For more information, call 410-859-1297 or E-mail [email protected]. See website: www.hopeforall.us.
Hospice of the Chesapeake
This nonprofit organization helps families care for terminally ill loved ones in their homes or a home-like setting or wherever they need care. Volunteers play a vital role on the hospice team by providing patient care, serving as vigil volunteers, providing grief support, assisting administratively in our offices and in community outreach, helping at our resale shop, and more. Become a hospice volunteer if you are age 18 and up and willing to complete volunteer training. For more information on volunteering, call 443-837-1549, email [email protected], or visit www.hospicechesapeake.org for an application form.
[if !supportLists]· [endif]Aug. 7-9, 2015, Youth Summer Bereavement Camps: Teen Corps volunteers, age 16-21, are needed to help with set up, break down, handle registration, lead games and more for the Nabi and Phoenix Rising bereavement camps being held at Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center in Millersville, MD, Fri.-Sun., Aug. 7-9, 2015. In addition, donations of a variety of items and supplies are needed for the 2015 Camp Wish List. For more information about how to give or to volunteer, email [email protected] or visit, http://chesapeakelifecenter.org/