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.
American Cancer Society
Volunteers are needed for the Road to Recovery Program. For many cancer patients, getting to and from treatment is one of their toughest challenges. The American Cancer Society needs volunteer drivers in the Greater Annapolis area and Central Maryland to help provide transportation for people in your community. Through the simple gift of a lift in your car, you can help carry patients one step further on the road to recovery. Schedules are flexible. Get in the driver’s seat in the fight against cancer with the American Cancer Society. To volunteer to drive for the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program, please call 1-800-227-2345 or go to www.cancer.org.
Anne Arundel Dept. of Recreation and Parks, Move More Race Series
[if !supportLists]· [endif]7:45–11:00 am, Sat., Mar. 19, 2016, Rec Deeds Challenge 5K Run & Family Fun Walk: Recreation Deeds for Special Needs is a non-profit friends & family organization established to provide camp scholarships, adaptive equipment, training and volunteer support those with disabilities. The Recreation Deeds Challenge 5K Run and Fun Walk fundraiser is being held at Downs Park, 8311 John Downs Loop, Pasadena, MD 21122 and the race starts at 9:00 a.m. Volunteers are needed on the day of the event starting at 7:45 a.m. to assist with race support, be a course monitor, register participants and give out race bags, mark course, and take pictures. Volunteers should arrive at 7:45 a.m. to register and get volunteer assignments. For more information, contact Carolyn Ryan at 410-222-7315 or [email protected].
[if !supportLists]· [endif]7:45–11:00 am, Sat, April 30, 2016, By the Bay 5K & Fun Walk: The By the Bay 5K Run and Fun Walk fundraiser is being held at Downs Park, 8311 John Downs Loop, Pasadena, MD 21122 and the race starts at 9:00 a.m. The event benefits Recreation Deeds for Special Needs, a local non-profit dedicated to making recreational opportunities accessible to ALL Anne Arundel County residents. Volunteers are needed on the day of the event starting at 7:45 a.m. to assist with race support, be a course monitor, register participants and give out race bags, mark course, and take pictures. Volunteers should arrive at 7:45 a.m. to register and get volunteer assignments. For more information, contact Carolyn Ryan at 410-222-7315 or [email protected].
Asbury Church Assistance Network (ACAN)
ACAN is a non-profit organization providing food/toiletries, and/or financial assistance toward court-ordered eviction notices or utility cut-off notices in Anne Arundel County. There is an immediate need for volunteer(s) to design and maintain a web site for ACAN which currently doesn’t have a web presence. In addition, volunteers with public relations or grant writing experience are also needed. ACAN also seeks donations of a commercial refrigerator and freezer and tables. Monetary and nonperishable canned goods donations would also be appreciated. For more information, contact Janet Pack, Executive Director, at [email protected] or 443-763-1120.
Charles Carroll House
The Charles Carroll House, located in historic Annapolis, is the birthplace of the only Catholic and oldest living signer of the Declaration of Independence. The Charles Carroll family also has a long history of fighting for religious freedom. If you have a strong desire to preserve this history and to educate others about this amazing patriot, please consider joining our volunteer team! We offer a wide variety of volunteer schedules and opportunities including tour guides, gardening, event assistance, children’s programs and committee participation. For more information please contact us at [email protected] or call 410-269-1737.
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
Volunteers of all ages can help in four categories: ecological research, environmental education, stewardship, and behind-the-scenes. Participate for a day or for years; work on a group or solo project; collect water samples, clear trails, guide visitors on nature walks, lead canoe trips, be a box turtle caretaker, welcome visitors, and much more. For more information visit our website at www.jugbay.org/volunteer , call 410-741-9330, or email Melinda Fegler, Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected].
[if !supportLists]· [endif]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].
[if !supportLists]· [endif]9:00am–12:00pm, Sat., Apr. 2, 2016, Patuxent River Cleanup: Hill’s Bridge at Rte. 4 is a popular location for fishing and paddlers to put in. Help us send a positive message to users of the area by cleaning up the riverfront. Wear shoes that can get muddy and thick work gloves if you have them. Call 410-741-9330 or email [email protected] for information and registration.
[if !supportLists]· [endif]10:00am–4:00pm, Sat., Apr., 23, 2016, Canoe Guide Training: Paddling enthusiasts wanted. Do you love to get out on the water? Here is your chance to share your love with others by leading canoe and kayak trips on the Patuxent River. New and returning canoe and kayak volunteers are required to attend our canoe training session before leading trips. Dress accordingly to enter the water for wet exits and rescue demonstrations. Paddling experience required. Rain date April 30. Age: 18 and older. FREE. Registration Required: Call 410741-9330 or e-mail [email protected] for information and registration.
Operation Welcome Home (MD)
OWHMD provides a hero’s welcome four times a week at BWI Airport to military personnel returning home from the War on Terror. Since March 2007, Operation Welcome Home Maryland has greeted over a half million Sailors, Soldiers, Marines and Airmen. Volunteers are needed to help by cheering, clapping, shaking hands and saying thanks. This is a volunteer activity for all ages! Community organizations, schools, scouts, church groups, and individuals are also needed to lead a collection drive of water or a snack drive for the snack bags. Assembly lines are set up and snack bags are made prior to the arrival of our service members. Volunteers also needed to help decorate the International terminal, the location for the events. OWHMD is always in need of handmade cards of appreciation, as each snack bag has a “note of thanks” enclosed (instructions provided on OWHMD.ORG web page). Volunteers are needed seven days a week, especially in need of “night Owls”. For a list of the dates of the events, check out our web page at www.operationwelcomehome.org or call our event line 410-630-1555 any time after nine am for the most up to date information. Contact Kathy Thorp at [email protected] or 410-757-0982 for questions.
Our Daily Bread
The largest soup kitchen in Maryland is located in downtown Baltimore and serves a 780+ hot lunches 365 days a year and breakfast on weekday mornings. Volunteers as young as 15 (14 when accompanied by an adult) are needed to assist in serving lunch from 9am-1pm daily. Donations of casseroles, cookies, desserts, canned foods, baby food, diapers, and seasonal decorations are needed. Contact 443-986-9031or the website: www.catholiccharities-md.org.