Get out and volunteer–plenty of opportunity

| August 9, 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 [email protected] or 410-897-9207. Check our Website: www.aacvc.org. A few current volunteer opportunities are listed below.

Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Conference & Visitor’s Bureau

The mission of the Bureau is to plan, produce and promote programs designed to increase the volume of leisure and business visitors to the area while preserving the community and managing the travel and tourism industry. Volunteers, age 21 and up, are needed at the 26 West St. Visitor Center and City Dock Information Booth to provide visitors with knowledgeable, appropriate, and current information to assist them in having the best possible experience. Our friendly volunteers provide visitors with materials, insights, and the lay of the land they need to make the best use of their time with us. Completion of a training program and a 3-month provisional period is required of new volunteers; participation in ongoing training and continuing education is required for all volunteers along with a commitment to serve a four-hour shift at least three times per month. Shifts typically begin at 9:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. We especially need weekend volunteers. For more information: contact 410-280-0445;308, e-mail: [email protected] or visit web site at http://vaaac.org/about/ and scroll down to fill out the online application form. 

Anne Arundel County Public Schools AVID Tutoring Program

AVID Tutor Training is being held9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Wed., Sept. 21; 12–3 p.m., Mon, Oct. 10; 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Wed., Nov. 9, 2016; 12–3 p.m., Tues., Jan. 10; and, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Tues., Feb. 7, 2017. The 3-hour sessions are held alternately at the Board of Education (Parham Building) on Riva Rd. in Annapolis and the Carver Center in Gambrills; AVID tutors are needed to facilitate small groups of students during the AVID Tutorials. These students have gone through an application process and have been selected to participate in the AVID Program at their respective school. Tutors will help students be successful by assisting them with problem-solving techniques, working collaboratively with other students, and serving as role models. AVID tutors, age 18 and up, volunteer for a minimum of one hour per week, during regular school hours, at one of our AVID sites. AVID tutors would commit to at least one semester of tutoring in one of our 19 middle schools or 12 high schools. For more information about the program and to sign up for training, contact: Dot Arida at 410-222-5458 or [email protected] and visit website: http://www.aacps.org/avid/.

Arundel Child Care Connections

The mission of Arundel Child Care Connections, Inc. is to promote the availability and accessibility of high quality childcare for families in Anne Arundel County through referrals, training, public education and collaboration between community-based organization, government agencies, employers, and child care providers. We are seeking members for our Board of Directors with backgrounds in marketing, fundraising, or grant writing. For more information contact Debbie Langer, Ex. Dir. At 410-222-1794 or [email protected], See website at: http://www.arundelccc.org/.

Ballet Theatre of Maryland

This full-time professional ballet company and training academy performs at the Maryland Hall for Creative Arts four times each year in Annapolis and also performs full-length, mini-performances, and lectures or demonstrations throughout Maryland locations. Its School of Classic and Contemporary Dance provides professional training to children from age two and up, and including adults; from beginners through professionals. Volunteers are needed for a variety of administrative, fundraising, and special event capacities in Annapolis. Contact Laura Lansing at 410-224-5644 or e-mail [email protected]. See Web site: www.balletmaryland.org.

Children’s Theatre of Annapolis

Children’s Theatre of Annapolis is a community-based, 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing the growth and development of children ages 5-18 through participation in all aspects of the theatrical experience, including performance, workshops, technical elements, community involvement, and apprenticeships. CTA seeks volunteers of all ages to be involved in its family-based theatrical productions. Be a part of one or several committees. Build and paint sets. Sew costumes. Collect props. Work backstage. Sell tickets. Usher audience members to their seats. There are all kinds of jobs for both adults and kids, whether you’re artistic, technical, or business-minded. You don’t even need to have a child in the show. For more information and to volunteer, contact Dylan Roche at [email protected] or 410-757-2287. See web site at: www.childrenstheatreofannapolis.org/.

Lost Towns Project

Return to River Farm: Archaeology Field Sessions are announced for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. daily, August 17-20, 2016. Join the Lost Towns Project, in partnership with the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, for this real-world archaeological dig, where you will work alongside professional archaeologists and help us discover the mystery of this rare prehistoric house site right here in Anne Arundel County, MD. This spring, Anne Arundel County partnered with the State of Maryland, the Archaeological Society of Maryland and the Lost Towns Project to investigate a Native American Village Site located at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. Over the course of 11 days in late May and early June, over 100 people, most of them volunteers, excavated 20 test units, found 13 features, and recovered thousands of artifacts that span at least 10,000 years of human history on the shores of the Patuxent River. The team also discovered about ½ of a large, possibly, oval-shaped structure that appears to date to between 900 and 1400 AD. While they estimate it might be at least 25-30 ft. in length, the team ran out of time. Now Lost Towns Project needs your help to find out just how big it was! For more information, and to sign up, see website at: www.losttownsproject.org

Maryland Seafood Festival, September 10-11, 2016

The 49th Annual Maryland Seafood Festival in partnership with The Chesapeake Bay Trust is seeking volunteers for its annual event which will take place at Sandy Point State Park on September 10-11, 2016. Volunteers must be age 21 and up to man the festival front gate, and age 18 and up for VIP host/hostess. In addition, help with parking and other miscellaneous festival positions is also needed. Help with Setup is also needed on Fri., Sept. 9 and for Break Down on Mon., Sept. 12. Volunteers receive admission to the Festival, and free parking at AA Community College. Volunteers are needed for 3 shifts between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m on Sat., Sept. 10 and from 9:00 a.m.– 6:30 p.m. on Sun., Sept. 11. To volunteer and for more information, visit www.mdseafoodfestival.com/volunteer..

Men of Courage International, Inc.

The C.S Lewis Institution, Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth & Families, and Men of Courage International, Inc. are sponsoring a free breakfast and discussion from 8:00-9:00 a.m. on Thurs., Aug. 25, 2016 at the Yellowfin Restaurant, 2840 Solomon’s Island Rd., Edgewater, MD 21037.  This time together will be a time of great inspiration, fortification and education. This “No Mere Mortal” Breakfast will feature Dr. Pamela Brown, Ph.D.’s presentation “2016 Poverty Amidst Plenty” based on the collection of extensive data on the needs of the residents in Anne Arundel County. Our objective in having this forum is to inspire clergy members and community servants in their endeavor to give value to every resident by meeting their greatest physical needs. RSVP is required at http://menofcourageinternational.org/#events. For more information about the event, contact Elaine Mitchem, C.S. Lewis Institute at [email protected]  or 443-822-0685.

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