Volunteer opportunities abound in Anne Arundel

| July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
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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 info@aacvc.org or 410-897-9207. Check our Website: www.aacvc.org. A few current volunteer opportunities are listed below.

Abundant Life Church

At Abundant Life Church in Glen Burnie, we believe that everyone has value, purpose, needs authentic relationships, should share their story, and should be sincerely accepted. As followers of Jesus, we will offer everyone our sincere acceptance, introducing them to God’s grace and love. Sincere Acceptance…Prove It.  Available Volunteer Opportunities include Facilities Assistance such as Painting, Carpentry, other Handyman projects, and more. For more information, contact Kim Wijnands at 410761-9075 or kwijnands@abundantlifechurch.us and visit the web site at: http://www.abundantlifechurch.us/connect/.

Annapolis Rotary Club, Crab Feast August 5, 2016

The Annapolis Rotary Club is seeking volunteers for its 71st Annual Crab Feast being held from 4–8 PM, Friday, August 5, 2016 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. Volunteers can enjoy any food EXCEPT crabs. That means lots of hot dogs, pulled pork, soup, corn, and beverages. Volunteers will receive T shirts on a first come basis in the Navy Stadium /Preferred Dining area on Friday Aug 5 after 3:30 PM. If interested, submit volunteer name, email address, cell phone #, and T-shirt size (Small, Medium, Large, X Large or XX Large) to Vienna Laurendi at laurendi@verizon.net. Questions? Call Vienna at 410 703-7793 or Carole Brown at 443 905-1166.  http://www.annapolisrotary.org/crabfeast.    

Banneker-Douglass Museum

The Banneker-Douglass Museum is in need of volunteers to expand its enlightening and interactive education programs, give guided tours to the general public, students, educators, and others, and assist with front desk maintenance. In addition, volunteers are needed assist with various library activities. If anyone is interested in volunteering as a tour guide or for upcoming events at the Banneker-Douglass Museum, feel free to contact LeRonn Herbert at the museum at 410.216.6180 or LeRonn.Herbert@maryland.gov. See website at: http://www.bdmuseum.maryland.gov/.

[if !supportLists]·         [endif]11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Saturdays., Aug. 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2016, Docent Training Program: Join the free Training Program and discover the people, places, and events that help shape Maryland’s African American past, present, and future and learn how to share this information with the public. Attend all four sessions and you’ll be ready to join our team. No previous experience or training required. Registration ends on Fri., July 29, 2016. The graduation ceremony is on Sat., Sept. 10, 2016. Call 410-216-6187 or email bannekerdouglassmuseum@gmail.com for more information and to register for this program.

Calvert Animal Welfare League

The organization located in Prince Frederick operates a state-of-the-art adoption and education center. Volunteers age 14 and up with adult supervision are needed for 2 shifts daily of animal care, to provide foster homes, and as administrative support for short and long term projects. Training will be provided. Volunteer members are also needed to serve on the Board of Directors. For more info call 410-535-9300 or e-mail cawl@comcast.net. Web site: www.cawlrescue.org

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Central MD Chapter
The mission of this all volunteer organization is to save lives by fighting tirelessly to prevent and cure ovarian cancer and to improve the quality of life of survivors. There is no screening test for ovarian cancer and often women are diagnosed at a late stage since the symptoms can be so vague. We host many awareness/educational functions throughout the year but our main fundraising event each year is a 5KRun/3KWalk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer. Volunteers are needed throughout the year for planning and also the day of the event. For more information and to volunteer contact Nancy Long at centralmd@ovarian.org or 443-433-2597. See website at www.ovarian.org/. The next main fundraising event for which extra volunteers may be needed:

7:00 a.m., Sun., Sept. 18, 2016, 7th Annual Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer: This exciting event is being held at the Westfield Annapolis Mall. Sponsors, participants, and volunteers are being sought. For more information see website at: runwalk.ovarian.org/Annapolis or contact the Central MD Chapter at 443-433-2597 or centralmd@ovarian.org.   

PKD Foundation, Baltimore Chapter

The mission of the PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) Foundation, Baltimore Chapter is to assist, on a regional and local basis, the national efforts to promote research to find a cure for PKD and to improve the care and treatment of those it affects. A new Volunteer Chapter Coordinator (age 19 and up) is needed to motivate and lead others in fundraising, lobbying, educating the public, organizing events and helping people affected by PKD. The Chapter Coordinator would ideally have skills in leadership, organization, motivation and fund raising and be available to stay in the job at least two years. Contact BaltimoreChapter@pkdcure.org or 703-599-0657 if you are interested. See web site at: https://pkdcure.org/chapter/baltimore/.

10 a.m., Sun., Sept. 25, 2016, Baltimore Walk for PKD: Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of functions associated with this event being held at the Hammerman Area of Gunpowder Falls State Park, 7200 Graces Quarters Rd., Middle River, MD 21220. Check-in/Onsite Registration begins at 10 a.m., the Penny Kids Dash at 10:45, and the 1 mile Walk at 11 a.m. For more information, see the website or contact the Walk Coordinators at baltimorewalk@pkdcure.org.

Project Green 9/11 Day of Service, Sat., Sept. 10, 2016

To commemorate Marylanders who have lost their lives in service to their country, including on 9/11, the Volunteer Center celebrates a Day of Service. The day will begin at 8:30 am on Sat., Sept. 10, 2016 with a brief ceremony at the Maryland World War II Memorial located in the median at 1920 Ritchie Highway, Route 450, Annapolis. Volunteer sign-in begins at 8:00 am. From 9:00 am until noon, volunteers will participate in environmental service projects beginning at the WW II Memorial and continuing to Jonas Green Park at the foot of the Naval Academy Bridge. This is a “rain or shine event” and will only be delayed or cancelled if there are local thunder storms. In addition to weeding, planting and mulching to control storm water runoff, we will participate in the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) as volunteers record items of debris they find, giving a clearer picture of the items impacting the health of the Chesapeake Bay. Come help, and bring your friends! Registration is required. For more information and to pre-register go to: www.aacvc.org/OpportunityCalendar. For more information contact fay@aacvc.org or 410-897-9207.

Strengthening Families Program

The Strengthening Families Program provides training in parenting, children’s skills, and family relationship skills to promote happy and healthy families. Strengthening Families is a 14-session evidenced-based program that provides parent training for adults and life skills sessions for adolescents ages 11-17 and children ages 6-10.  Sessions are run several times during the year in different areas of Anne Arundel County. The program is looking for volunteers to help administer and guide blossoming families to reach their fullest potential. Volunteers should be equipped to teach practical family-life skills to neighbors in need. For more information contact Heather Eshleman at 410-222-6724 or hdeshl00@aacounty.org. See website at: http://aacounty.org.

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