More volunteer opportunities abound

| January 25, 2016

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.

 

Annapolis Film Festival

The film festival is looking for a very special person to be its AD SALES CHAIRPERSON who will be

responsible for selling advertisements for the print program for the Annapolis Film Festival. Needs to be comfortable approaching businesses and individuals and selling on behalf of the festival. Will work with Resource Development Committee to coordinate outreach for ad sales. Will coordinate with Festival Production Office to generate ad sales and help drive revenue for the film festival. Dates needed: 1/14/16 – 3/7/16. All duties will be completed weeks before the festival starts, so our ad sales person will be able to enjoy the festival! For more information contact Susan Wheatley, Volunteer Committee Chair, at [email protected].

 

Annapolis Police Department Auxiliary Unit

The Auxiliary consists of uniformed civilian volunteers providing assistance to the Police Department under the direction of the Support Services Division. It’s mission is to assist the agency through volunteer police service with assignments as designated. The Auxiliary serves as additional “eyes and ears” for the department, connecting with the community, in the performance of duties. It assists career police officers by providing supplemental services such as patrol, traffic direction, and fingerprinting to the residence of Annapolis through volunteer service. For more information about volunteering with the Auxiliary, contact Cynthia Howard at [email protected] or 410-268-9000. See website at www.annapolis.gov/government/city-departments/police/auxiliary-unit.

 

Special Olympics Maryland

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for persons eight years of age and older with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. Special Olympics Maryland has volunteer opportunities for people seeking to make an impact in the lives of adults and children with intellectual disabilities. Our year-round programs in sports training and competition regularly looks for coaches and assistants for consistent experiences, or competition and event volunteers for one-time/episodic opportunities. Volunteer commitments are flexible and based on an individual’s schedule and availability. For more information contact Jeffrey Abel at [email protected] or 410-242-1515. See website:

www.somd.org/.

 

Project Clean Stream (PCS) 2016, April 2, 2016

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay has been connecting the public to their local outdoor space through Project Clean Stream for 13 years. The program culminates in a unified day of service when volunteers spend a few hours outside cleaning trash from parks, rivers and streams or otherwise improving their communities. These volunteers beautify the neighborhoods in which they live and work, but also gain awareness about the impacts they may have on the environment. Register Now!  Join us this spring at our annual spring cleanup for the Bay!  Choose from thousands of cleanup sites across the 6 Bay states and DC. Last year we rallied over 44,000 volunteers! Get outside with us on April 2, 2016 and make a difference for your community and the Chesapeake Bay! Register at: http://cleanstream.allianceforthebay.org.

 

Providence Center

Providence Center is a nonprofit that provides employment, vocational training, recreational, retirement, medical day care, and transportation services to developmentally disabled adults.  Volunteer with Providence Center and help make a difference in the lives of those served by the Center. Volunteers are a tremendous asset to our programs. You may have gardening skills to help in our greenhouses, an artistic flair to assist in our Art Institute, an entrepreneurial spirit that can help a participant start his own business, or just the desire to be a friend to someone, spending time over lunch, working on the computer or reading. Volunteers must be at least 16 and must go through a background check. We are happy to work with eligible students fulfilling community service requirements but ask that they volunteer a minimum of 40 hours. For more information, please contact [email protected] or call (410)766-2212 for the Human Resources Department.  See Website: www.providencecenter.com.

 

Regency Park Assisted Living

Regency Park provides supportive care to residents at their facility in Gambrills, MD. A volunteer driver (with 4-wheel drive vehicle), age 21 and up and with a good driving record, is needed to transport caregivers to the facility in inclement weather conditions in the winter months. Contact Judy Long at 410-923-1200 or E-mail: [email protected].

 

Rude Ranch Animal Rescue

Rude Ranch Animal Rescue is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to the rescue, care and adoption of homeless animals in the Maryland and DC area. Our goals are to find permanent loving homes for adoptable animals placed in our care; to provide a safe haven and rehabilitation to feral and neglected animals rescued from abusive situations; and to put an end to needless euthanasia because of pet overpopulation. Current volunteer needs include; 1. Spay/Neuter Assistant to help monitor animals while they recover from surgeries, get our surgical instruments ready for use and to promote our spay/neuter clinic; 2. Fundraisers for community outreach to recruit sponsors (donors), especially to support the new spay/neuter clinic; and, 3. Animal Caretakers to help feed and care for and spend time with resident cats and dogs. For more information and to volunteer, contact [email protected] or 410-798-9559. See website at: www.ruderanch.org.

 

Watershed Stewards Academy

WSA restores the waterways of Anne Arundel County through an innovative educational model that has rallied communities from Brooklyn Park to Herring Bay. Our rigorous training program has prepared more than 160 Master Watershed Stewards to lead communities to action for cleaner water. In just a few short years, Stewards have implemented hundreds of in-the-ground projects and motivated thousands of citizens to make a real difference for our local waterways. For more information about volunteer opportunities and upcoming events call 410-222-3831 or visit the website at: http://aawsa.org/take-action-2-2/. or call 410-222-3831.

[if !supportLists]·        [endif]8:30am-4:00pm, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, Annual Conference: This year’s Watershed Stewards Academy’s conference is being held at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD 21035, with the goal of propelling our Certified Master Watershed Stewards and Consortium members into action for the upcoming restoration season. The conference has been wildly successful in facilitating networking among Stewards, companies, local government, and other organizations. The sessions focus on taking action and give Stewards and professionals the knowledge and tools to go out and make a positive impact on our waterways. For more information and to register visit the website at: http://aawsa.org/annual-conference.

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Category: LIFE IN THE AREA, Non Profit Organizations

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