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.
Anne Arundel County Food & Resource Bank
Volunteer general office help is needed during the hours of 9am-3pm weekdays at the Crownsville office; Volunteers may choose their hours and days. For more information and to volunteer, contact Susan Thomas at 410-923-4255 or [email protected].
American Red Cross Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Blood Region
Volunteers, age 15 and up, are needed to serve in the capacity of Blood Donor Ambassador for Reception and/or Hospitality at the Glen Burnie Donor Center at 7310 Ritchie Highway, Suite 1007, Glen Burnie, MD 21061. Volunteers assist the Blood Services Collections staff by greeting and serving refreshments to blood donors. Shifts are available from 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM or 2:30 PM – 6:30 PM every day except Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday. To schedule, volunteers should contact Anna Schuster at 1-800-272-0063. For more information about this volunteer opportunity, contact [email protected], 1-800-235-5075, or 410-764-5313.
The Museum is announcing the initiation of a BDM Youth Advisory Council this fall which will consist of a group of young people who provide support, guidance, and recommendations on museum activities through the perspective of their peers in the community. Maryland students between the ages of 11-17 (middle & high school) are being encouraged to apply by July 31, 2015 to serve on the Council. The Council will meet during the school year at the museum at times and on days to be decided by the Council, and students may be able to receive community service hours. Some of the projects proposed for the Council include: Assist in programming planning (serve as a focus group); Volunteer at events/programs/workshops; Serve in community service projects; Assist with social media sites; Sponsor guest lecturers; and more. For more information about the Council or to register, contact the Curator of Education Trenda Byrd at [email protected] or 410-216-6189. Information is also available on the website at: http://bdmuseum.maryland.gov/youthcouncil/ .
Downtown Cultural Arts Center
The D.C.A.C. is dedicated to providing opportunities for art and cultural development in Maryland, with a special focus on Baltimore City. These goals are realized through a wide range of art, cultural and educational programs. They included workshops, classes, exhibitions, performing arts, dance, technology, as well as educational and special events. Our programs are designed for all ages, including children, teenagers, adults and seniors. Current volunteer opportunities include administrative support; assistance with special events planning and set-up; facilitation of children’s programming; and marketing promotions. For more information and to volunteer, contact Adrian Bobb at 410-837-2787 or [email protected].
See website: www.downtownculturalartcenter.org.
Chesapeake Children’s Museum
Looking for a way to make this a better world for children, starting with our own? Chesapeake Children’s Museum serves children in the city of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, and surrounding areas. Outreach activities – events and festivals, after school programs, workshops for scout meetings – are ongoing. Volunteers help make it happen! Please consider the value of your contribution in any of the following areas: exhibits, programs, outreach, festivals, marketing, finances, newsletter, fundraising, grant writing, grounds, facility maintenance, and volunteer management. Your children are welcome while you perform most volunteer duties. If you would like to volunteer, email: [email protected] or call: 410-990-1993. Volunteers are needed on the following specific dates for specific projects:
- July 1, 2015: Volunteers are needed for preparation of children’s game materials, yard sale pricing and sorting of toys and crafts and garden weeding and trimming (weather permitting).
- July 29, 2015: Garden weeding and trimming (weather permitting), and deep cleaning of the facility.
- Aug. 12. 2015: Assisting children with crafts from around the world.
Greyhound Welfare, Inc.
The mission of this all volunteer nonprofit is to place ex-racing greyhounds into adoptive homes and to educate the public on greyhound and animal welfare. Volunteers, 21 and older, help with public outreach, the newsletter, screening adoption applications, adoption-follow-up, dog-transport to special events, planning and implementing fundraising events and donation drives, order supplies, write routine correspondence, pick up donations, coordinate veterinary care, foster a greyhound during the transition period before an adoptive home is found, and much more. Many opportunities are available in the evenings and weekends, or can be done from home. For more information, contact [email protected] or 301-949-0615. Also see: www.greyhoundwelfare.org where you may submit a volunteer application.
Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care
Volunteers are needed to make a true difference in the lives of our hospice patients. No medical or personal care required. Flexible schedule, based on volunteer’s availability. Volunteer close to home – helping neighbors in your own community. Companionship visits are simple, caring interactions, but mean the world to our patients. Seasons Hospice provides extensive training and support. Volunteer opportunities are available in residential homes, nursing homes or at our inpatient units at Franklin Square Medical Center and Northwest Hospital. For more information contact Karleen Lombard at [email protected] or 888-523-6000 and see web site at: http://www.seasons.org.
Tennis, Education and Mentoring Program (T.E.A.M.)
The T.E.A.M. Program’s mission is to encourage local youth for future achievements using tennis, education and character development regardless of economic circumstance, race or gender. We need volunteers who have some tennis experience, would like to help the children with basic academic skills and would like to be a mentor to children. For more information and to volunteer, contact Scott Thompson at 410-982-7543 or [email protected]. See website at www.teamjuniortennis.com/.
Walk the Walk Foundation
We are looking for businesses, churches, and girl scout/boy scout groups etc. to help us fill backpacks this summer. We partner with Anne Arundel County’s Back to School program and are offering you the opportunity to climb aboard our Walk the Walk Trailer and fill a backpack with school supplies. These backpacks will be delivered to Anne Arundel County elementary schools for the 2015-2016 school year. To invite the trailer to your business, email [email protected] or join us at the Severna Park Plaza during these times: 6PM-8PM July 3, 3PM-5PM, July 4, and 6PM-8PM, Aug. 7, 2015. Volunteers are also needed to help organize the school supplies & deliver backpacks at other times. Contact [email protected] or see www.wtwf.org.