More volunteer opportunities available in Anne Arundel

| February 26, 2016

VolunteerMany 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 Medical Center

The Auxiliary of Anne Arundel Medical Center, 2001 Medical Parkway, Annapolis, needs volunteers ages 18 and older, daytime and evening hours, weekdays and weekends.   Positions include opportunities in patient interaction, customer service, and retail assistance.  The auxiliary has been serving the hospital since 1944.  Volunteers are an integral part of AAMC’s mission of providing patient-centered, high quality health care services.  Prospective volunteers are required to pre-register and attend a one-hour orientation.  For information and to register call the auxiliary office, 443-481-5050.

[if !supportLists]·         [endif]10:00 a.m. OR 1:30 p.m., Thurs., Feb. 25, 2016, Visitor Information Session: The Auxiliary is holding two sessions in the Rotary Room of the Hospital’s Northport Corridor that will review the various volunteer opportunities. Call the Auxiliary Secretary at 443-481-5050 to choose a session and sign up.

 

Historic London Town & Gardens

This Edgewater historic site seeks persons interested in history and/or horticulture to become docents, historic interpreters and gardeners at this 17th-18th century tobacco port. Volunteers give site tours, house tours or demonstrate colonial crafts and daily life. They may work in historic or ornamental gardens. For more information contact [email protected] or 410-222-1919 x204 or download volunteer application from the web site: www.historiclondontown.org. Extra volunteers may be needed for:

[if !supportLists]·         [endif]9: 00 a.m.-3:30 pm.June 20 – 24 OR July 18 – 22, 2016, Colonial Adventures Summer Camps: At Colonial Adventures, campers live the lives of children 300 years ago by wearing period clothing, cooking over a fire, making colonial crafts to take home, playing lots of colonial games, and taking part in an optional overnight in our historic William Brown House-for campers ages 10 and up. For more information, Call 410-222-1919 Ext. 212 or Email [email protected].

 

Hope For All

Hope For All continues to seek volunteers to help on Tuesdays–Thursdays and Saturdays between 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon or so, assisting with pickups and deliveries of furniture, clothing, or other donations to help homeless families in Anne Arundel Co. Groups are welcome. Please call 410-766-0372 or 443-867-0977 or email [email protected] for more information; see web site at www.hopeforall.us.

 

Homeless Resource Day, April 9, 2016

A large number of volunteers are being sought for Anne Arundel County’s 9th Annual Homeless Resource Day, Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Brooklyn Park Middle School 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This is a “one-day, one stop” opportunity for individuals and families experiencing homelessness to access benefits, medical care, substance abuse resources and mental health counseling as well as a variety of social services which can ultimately lead to housing and self-sufficiency. Also needed are donations of cash and NEW items: socks, underwear, backpacks, personal hygiene items (toothpaste, toothbrush, etc.), disposable wipes, and hand sanitizers (all in trial or travel sizes). Last year there were more than 600 homeless present. See http://www.aacounty.org/boards-and-commissions/coalition-to-end-homelessness/homeless-resource-day/ for more information and to sign up or contact Justin Bieler, at 410-269-4462 or [email protected].

[if !supportLists]·         [endif]4:00 p.m. – 8 p.m., Fri., April 8, 2016, Setup: Volunteers 15 years of age and older are needed to help set-up tables, chairs, and signs and sort and stuff bags with donated canned food and toiletry items to be given to the homeless. 

[if !supportLists]·         [endif]7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Sat., April 9, 2016 (4 hour shifts), Guides and other Helpers: Volunteers 18 years of age or older are needed until event close at 4:00 p.m.; additional volunteers 15 years of age or older are needed for breakdown after 4:00 p.m.

 

Mt. Olive Community Life Center

This is a program designed to mentor youth within the Greater Parole community to help improve their academic achievement while fostering a positive attitude toward learning.  Mature student volunteers, ages 18 and older, are needed to teach basic skills in math, algebra, geometry, basic computer skills, homework assistance, reading, etc. In addition, volunteers are needed to provide office assistance during the day, and help with building and grounds maintenance. Also needed are individuals with background experience and/or educational training in marketing and grant-writing.  For more information and to volunteer call 410-571-9681 or E-mail [email protected].

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI Anne Arundel County depends upon volunteers to keep its organization going strong. There are so many ways you can give your time to help NAMI Maryland. You can help with advocacy, fundraising, training, education, community outreach or administrative assistance in the office. Whether you have a lot of free time or only a little, they can use your help. Let them know what your volunteer interests are by calling 410-884-8691 or e-mailing [email protected]. See web site at: http://www.namiaac.org.

 

V-LINC

Volunteers with expertise in medicine, engineering and technology are needed to develop unique solutions that assist people with disabilities manage their daily life. Volunteers age 21 and up who are active or retired medical/rehabilitation professionals or those with engineering backgrounds are needed to assess disabilities and to design and build one-of-a-kind devices for clients with disabilities. Also needed are volunteers, age 16 and up, in Baltimore to work weekdays in the computer loan center testing, repairing, and refurbishing donated computer equipment. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator, Angela Tyler at 410-554-9168. Web site: www.v-linc.org.

[if !supportLists]·                     [endif]6/27-7/1/16 (Session 1), 8/1-5/16 (Session 2), Mary Salkever Summer Camps 2016: Each Session is a week-long, inclusive, full-day camp for children with and without disabilities; Session 1 is intended for ages 7-14 and Session 2 is intended for ages 15-17. They feature computer-based activities that teach creativity, independent thinking, presentation skills, and literacy in a friendly and structured environment. Campers will also be able to explore their creativity through painting, drawing, and other arts and crafts activities. In addition, each day children have an opportunity to work at their own individual computer station programmed and configured for their specific needs, document the days’ activities using digital cameras, camcorders, and take part in various field trips. Visit the web site for more information & to sign up at:

www.v-linc.org/index.php/services/computer-arts-summer-camp. Questions? You can speak with Kylee or Theo at 410-554-9134.

Blackwall Hitch

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