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 Spending and Affordability Committee
Councilman Trumbauer is seeking interest from residents of the Sixth District of Anne Arundel County to fill an appointment from his Office to the Spending and Affordabilty Committee. The Committee makes advisory recommendations to the Office of Budget, the County Executive, and the County Council relating to spending affordability, including County spending levels, to reflect the ability of the taxpayer to finance County services and long-term debt. The seven member board meets on a bi-weekly basis at 6:00 p.m. at the Arundel Center in Annapolis, MD from October through January of each year. The requirement for this appointment is a strong financial background. If there is interest please send your resume to [email protected] and [email protected] or mail to: Councilman Chris Trumbauer, P.O. Box 2700, Annapolis, MD, 21404, not later than COB August 14, 2015.This appointment will be made by August 28, 2015
Healthy School Food Maryland
Healthy School Food Maryland is a coalition of organizations and individuals in Maryland working for whole, real, local and safe foods for children in Maryland school cafeterias. Volunteers passionate about nutritious public school foods are needed to help the organization in a variety of ways, including outreach efforts supporting its mission. For more information contact Executive Director Lindsey Parsons at 301-202-4812 or [email protected]. See website: www.healthyschoolfoodmd.org.
Homes for America
The mission of Homes for America is to create and preserve safe, quality affordable housing enriched with resident services. Volunteers are always needed to help support onsite resident service programs in our affordable housing communities for both seniors and families with children. Such activities could include tutoring children after school at one of our homework sites, helping with meal preparation and distribution, back to school events, community gardening projects or health and wellness services. We are happy to partner with volunteers and utilize their talents and strengths to create new services or programs that would benefit the residents of Homes for America communities. For more information contact Julie McCabe at 410-269-1222 or [email protected]; see website: www.homesforamerica.org/.
2015 Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival, Sat. Sept. 26, 2015
Volunteer opportunities are available to help with the 2015 Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival being held at Annapolis City Dock. The annual Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival, coordinated by Kunta Kinte Celebrations, Inc., celebrates the cultural heritage of people of African descent and raises awareness to the challenges encountered by all ethnic groups striving to preserve their culture. The festival will be held at the Susan Campbell Park at Annapolis City Dock, Sat., Sept. 26, 2015 from 10:00 a.m– 7:00 p.m. Volunteer opportunities are available for: set up, selling refreshments, clean up, children’s activities tent, greeters and more. Volunteer sign-up is available online at the following VolunteerSpot webpage http://vols.pt/D5q1dg. For more information contact [email protected] or visit www.kuntakinte.org.
St. Mary’s Church English as a Second Language (ESL) Program
St Mary’s ESL Program needs volunteers to teach English one night a week to adult ESL students for the Sept–May school year. The 7 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, 8 September – 3 December. Each teacher is asked to commit to one class/one night a week. Spanish-language ability is preferred for beginner classes only. Those with ESL or any teaching experience as well as those with a keen interest in working with students to help them learn/perfect their English are encouraged to apply. Interested volunteers are encouraged to attend the Teacher Training Session scheduled for Saturday, 5 September, 9:00 – 1:00, at St John Newmann’s Church on Bestgate Road. For registration and/or further information about the Program or Training, contact Faculty & Student 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 14th year of service. Web site– http://www.stmarysannapolis.org/ESL.
Severna Park Community Center
Volunteer opportunities include helping on committees, help with benefit events (Gala, Golf Tournament, etc.), help support small projects held at the Center, and much more. SPCC is an approved site for service learning hours for public schools and Anne Arundel Community College. For more information, SPCC is an approved site for service learning hours for public schools and Anne Arundel Community College. If you are interested, please contact Katura Inscoe at [email protected] or 410-647-5843, Ext. 303. See website: www.spcommunitycenter.org. Special event for which additional volunteers may be needed:
- 7:00 am, Sat., Sept. 19, 2015, Karen Stevens Memorial Kid’s Triathlon: Children of all ages are welcome to have fun during this triathlon being held for the seventh year at the Severna Park Community Center, 623 Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard Severna Park, MD 21146. Children compete with other in their age range in events scaled to their abilities. For more information and to sign up, go to the website at www.spcommunitycenter.org. Sign up can be accomplished on line at www.active.com or a registration form may be downloaded, filled out and brought to the Center. Registration closes on Tues., Sept. 15, 2015.
- 4:30–7:30 pm, Sat., Oct. 10, 2015, Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser: The Center is looking for volunteers to help with various jobs that day (set up, senior parking assistance, serving, decorating, clean up, etc) alongside our staff and other volunteers. Contact Katura Inscoe at [email protected] or 410-647-5843, Ext. 303. See website: www.spcommunitycenter.org.
Wellness House of Annapolis
The mission of The Wellness House of Annapolis is to help people affected by cancer and their family members recover their health and well-being through participation in a professional program of support, education and hope in a “home-like” environment. All of our services are offered free to cancer patients and their care givers. There are many different volunteer opportunities at Wellness House of Annapolis. All services are offered to members for free by our amazing volunteers. We need assistance with our gardens, clerical work, outreach, and hostessing. We also need professional practitioners in massage and Healing Touch as well as yoga and art. For more information Georgeanne Montanari at 410-990-0941 or email [email protected]. See website at: http://annapoliswellnesshouse.org/.
6:00pm – 10:00pm, Sat., August 29, 2015, La Fiesta Americana Fundraiser: Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of tasks at this gala fundraiser being held at Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville, MD. Guests will sample delicious offerings from local restaurants, dance to the hot sounds of award-winning Trio Caliente, and peruse dozens of fabulous silent auction items. All proceeds help Wellness House continue to offer free programs and services to those affected by cancer. To volunteer contact Georgeanne Montanari at 410-990-0941 or email [email protected]. See website at: http://annapoliswellnesshouse.org/ or sign up at www.volunteerannearundel.org/OpportunityCalendar.