Volunteer in your community, here are some opportunities

| September 14, 2015 | 1 Comment

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VolunteersMany 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 Conflict Resolution Center (AACRC)

The Center needs adult, volunteer drivers with valid driver’s licenses to drive an AACRC provided van to pick up re-entry mediation participants from their homes in the Baltimore and Anne Arundel County area and transport them to and from facilities in Jessup, MD. Volunteers will also be reimbursed for mileage if they prefer to use their own privately own vehicles in lieu of the van. In order to provide flexibility, mediations can be scheduled at least two weeks in advance in order to coincide with drivers’ availability. For more information contact Christine Uslin at [email protected] or 410-266-9033.

 

AA County Office of Emergency Management CERT Training, Oct. 9-11, 2015

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. See website at: www.AAACERT.org or email [email protected] for more information. The public is invited to attend the upcoming CERT training:

[if !supportLists]·                  [endif]7:00-9:00 pm, Fri., Oct. 9, 8 am–4 pm, Sat., Oct. 10, and 8 am–5:30 pm, Sun., Oct. 11, 2015, Basic CERT Training: Anne Arundel County and City of Annapolis Citizen Corps Council and CERT announce the third BASIC CERT class of 2015. The class will be on Oct. 9-11, 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–Oct. 9-11. There is a cost of $20 per person for supplies. Protective footwear (Steel toed boots recommended) are required for Saturday and Sunday. For information and to sign up online, go to the website at: www.AAACERT.org or email [email protected].

 

Compass Rose Theater

Compass Rose Theater, a nonprofit professional theater, is looking for volunteers for the upcoming 2015-2016 season. Duties include ushering, concessions and ticket taking. Productions run every other month starting in September, and volunteers are needed for Performances Thursday through Sunday. Contact Michael Macey at [email protected]  or 410-991-0243. The Theater also needs help in our office for Mailings. Contact Amy Heinrich:  [email protected] or call 410-980-6662.

 

Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center (AACVC)

AACVC needs volunteers to help with greeting visitors and to manage preparation of greeting cards by visitors at its exhibit at the Hispanic Heritage Festival, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015 from Noon–5:00PM at the Knights of Columbus, 2590 Solomons Island Rd, Edgewater, MD 21037. This family friendly event is designed to bring the community together to celebrate with live music, entertainment, food, children’s activities and information exhibits by city, county and community organizations representing health and human services, police, fire and emergency/safety and more. Nonprofit organizations providing services to the community will provide exhibits and information relating to such services. Volunteers will have an opportunity to enjoy the festival as well as help out with the AACVC exhibit. For more information and to sign up visit the website at www.aacvc.org/OpportunityCalendar or contact Fay Mauro at 410-897-9207 or [email protected].

 

Anne Arundel County Public Schools AVID Tutoring Program

The Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Tutoring Program supports students in grades 6 through 12 who are in the academic middle. AVID tutors, age 18 and older, will be trained to work with small groups of students during the AVID elective class.  These students have gone through an application process and have been selected to participate in the AVID Program at their respective school. Tutors will help students be successful by assisting them with problem-solving techniques, working collaboratively with other students, and serving as role models. Tutors would commit to at least one semester of tutoring at one of the AVID sites for a minimum of one hour per week, during the regular school day. For an application and more information, contact: Dot Arida at 410-222-5458 or [email protected], and visit website: http://www.aacps.org/avid/.

[if !supportLists]·        [endif]9:00 a.m–12:00 p.m., Wed., Sept. 16; Fri., Oct. 16; Mon., Nov. 16, 2015; Tues., Jan. 12; and, Tues., Feb. 9, 2016, AVID Tutor Training: The 3-hour sessions are held alternately at the Board of Education (Parham Building) on Riva Rd. in Annapolis and the Carver Center in Gambrills. For more information contact: Dot Arida at 410-222-5458 or [email protected] and visit website: http://www.aacps.org/avid/.

 

Creating Communities

The nonprofit organization’s goal is to build life skills and self-esteem and foster connections across cultures. Volunteer tutors are needed at the Harbour House Rec Center in Eastport from roughly 3:30–5:00 p.m. weekdays starting Sept. 22, 2015. Tutors will spend time reading, playing games, organizing, tutoring and serving snacks to 20-25 elementary school students living in public housing and who participate in our Wednesday Afternoon Arts Club at Eastport United Methodist Church. A training meeting will be held prior to the first session to discuss what we are looking to accomplish. Contact Rob Levit at 410-263-6265 or [email protected]. Web site: www.creatingcommunities.net.

 

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)

SERC leads the Nation in research on linkages of land and water ecosystems in the coastal zone and provides society with knowledge to meet critical environmental challenges in the 21st century. A variety of volunteer opportunities are available to help SERC with its mission. See the website at: http://servc.si.edu. Upcoming projects for which volunteers are needed include:

[if !supportLists]·        [endif]9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Weekdays, Mon. Sept. 9–Fri., Oct. 16, 2015, Salt Marsh Survey: A large number of volunteers, age 16 and up, are needed to help with surveying salt marsh plant growth in different locations. Volunteers are needed for full and half day shifts on weekdays from Sept. 9-Oct. 16, 2015. For more information and to sign up online visit www.aacvc.org/OpportunityCalendar or contact Alison Cawood at [email protected] or 443-482-2271.

 

States Attorney’s Office

Volunteers needed to work on projects for the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office, in its Annapolis and Glen Burnie locations. Work alongside support staff, victim witness advocates, and attorneys. Be a part of the team and make a difference in your community! We are looking for focused, analytical, detail-oriented individuals who enjoy solving puzzles. Computer literacy is a must and background checks are required. Internships available.  Contact Jane Strong, 410-222-1740 ext. 3895 or [email protected].

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