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.
Annapolis Police Department Law Enforcement Exploring Program
Law Enforcement Exploring is a worksite-based program for young men and women who have completed the eighth grade and are 14 years of age, or are 15 years of age but have not yet reached their 21st birthday.
The program helps youth to gain insight into a variety of police activities. Participants learn what police officers do, and receive hands-on training in a variety of police activities; in addition, they learn leadership skills, and can earn community service hours and have opportunities for college scholarships. For more information, contact Officer Jennifer Card: [email protected], 410-268-9000 ext. 7310, or Joe Hudson: [email protected], 410-858-0759.
Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services
Would you like to make a difference in one year of the life of a child? The Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services’ Mentoring Program is especially looking for male volunteers to mentor youth. Mentors are matched with a youth between the ages of 8-20 years old. Mentors are positive caring adult role models who provide guidance and support in a one-on-one relationship. All mentors must be willing to commit to one year and are background screened and trained. Please contact Judita Hemmen at 410-269-4466.
Epilepsy Foundation, April 16, 2016 Walk
The Epilepsy Foundation is a national voluntary health agency dedicated solely to the welfare of the nearly 3 million people living with epilepsy in the U.S. and their families. We work to ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; to improve how people with epilepsy are perceived, accepted and valued in society; and to promote research for a cure. A variety of volunteer opportunities are available. For more information contact Janice Jackson at [email protected] or 301-459-3700; see web site at http://www.epilepsy.com. A large number of volunteers are needed for an upcoming event:
[if !supportLists]· [endif]6 a.m.to 12 noon, Sat., April 16, 2016, Epilepsy Walk: Volunteers will be assisting in a number of the sponsor and Epilepsy Foundation tents as well as various job/duties along the Walk route. This is a one-time volunteer opportunity, on the day of the Walk taking place on April 16th on the grounds of the Washington National Monument in Washington, DC. There will be a volunteer tent where volunteers will meet and get their duties and volunteer areas. For more information and to volunteer, contact Janice Jackson.
Jug Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
10:00am – 11:30am, Fri, Mar. 4, 2016, Volunteer Recruitment Training: Come be part of the amazing volunteer team at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary! Participants will learn about the volunteer, stewardship and citizen science opportunities that await them here at Jug Bay and we will follow up the training with a hike on our beautiful trails. Registration required. Families are welcome at Jug Bay for many of our opportunities but the training will be for family members 15 +. Register at 410-741-9330 or email Melinda Fegler at [email protected].
Anne Arundel Community Concert Association
This nonprofit, established in 1951, is part of a network of neighborhood community concert associations throughout the United States. It is run by volunteers who are dedicated to presenting a wide variety of high caliber artists catering to a diverse range of audience tastes at affordable prices. All concerts are held at Severna Park High School and continue through May. New volunteers are welcome and may call 443-688-6460 or 410-647-4881 for more information. Web site: http://www.annearundelconcerts.50megs.com/
Men of Courage International, Inc.
This Annapolis-based nonprofit is dedicated to helping men fulfill their duties as fathers, husbands, and community leaders around the world by providing a safe place for men to talk about how to reach their goal of achieving authentic manhood. Its “Strong Dads” Program partners with local schools to educate and support fathers (grandfathers, uncles, male guardians) in the role they play at schools, in their homes, and in the community at large. The organization provides inspiration and motivation for the fathers by holding events featuring an inspirational speaker, Q&A, live entertainment, and activities that give them the tools they need to continue to grow in their roles as men. Volunteers are needed for a variety of roles to help with these events. For more information and to volunteer, contact Darin Ford at [email protected] or 206-372-4752; see website–http://menofcourageinternational.org/.
[if !supportLists]· [endif]11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., Sat., April 9, 2016, “Family Reunion”: This celebratory and educational event in partnership with Annapolis Middle School is being held to meet the needs of student families and provides an opportunity for students, guardians, and parents to get together for a time of fun, education, and community building. Attendees will be invited to participate in raffles, family games, other fun activities and different acts of service. They will also have the opportunity to enjoy local foods, live entertainment, sign up for free services and listen to informative and educational speeches from key members of the community. Contact Darin Ford for more information. Register online at: www.aacvc.org/OpportunityCalendar.
This nonprofit prepares and delivers meals to clients who are homebound with HIV/AIDS. Volunteers, as young as 16 (15 & under w/adult) are needed to deliver meals Mon.– Fri. between 9 am–1 pm. Meal delivery takes about 1 hour and drivers have flexibility in setting their schedules. Volunteers are asked to deliver once a week. There are also numerous other opportunities such as kitchen assistants, bakers, gardeners, and more. Contact Mellisa Taylor, Moveable Feast’s Volunteer Manager, at [email protected] or (410) 327-3420 ext. 31. See www.mfeast.org.
[if !supportLists]· [endif]May 14-15, 2015, Ride for the Feast 2016 Fundraiser: A variety of volunteers are needed for this event encompassing two days and 140 miles of road biking from Ocean City to Moveable Feast headquarters in east Baltimore, MD. Crew members are needed for events and support leading up to the event, as well as on the days of the ride. The later include assisting at overnight stop areas, working pit stops, support and gear drivers (SAG), repair technicians, medical team, and helping at the closing ceremony in Baltimore. Riders will be riding through Anne Arundel County on that Sunday, May 15, where support will be needed. For more information about Ride for the Feast 2016 volunteer opportunities, contact Melissa Taylor at (410) 327-3420 ext. 31 or [email protected]. or. See website at www.rideforthefeast.org.
North County High School (NCHS)
Volunteers are needed to conduct Mock Interviews providing the opportunity for all 11th grade students at NCHS to cultivate professional literacies through résumé writing, interviewing, and networking with YOU, our community partners. Consider donating your time on March 8th and 9th or May 19th and 20th. You can sign up for a few hours or volunteer all day. To register visit: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0E4DAFAB2DA4FF2-mock Feel free to share this with your networks. Instructions and sample questions are available as well as an evaluation sheet. Questions? Contact Barbara Dziedzic at [email protected].