Go on, volunteer, it’ll do you good

| August 28, 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.


Anne Arundel County Food and Resource Bank

The Anne Arundel County Food and Resource Bank, located in Crownsville, distributes food, nutritional supplements, medical equipment, furniture. vehicles, appliances, clothing and other necessities to Anne Arundel County residents in need.   They have an immediate need for a number of volunteers:  Enjoy driving and making deliveries?  Drive their box truck from 9-12 or all day, single days or multiple days.  Are you observant?  Do quality inspections of food pantries that they support in the county. Enjoy talking to people on the phone?  Answer the phones from 9-3 (or from 9-12 or 1-3) on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.  If interested in any of these positions, contact Susan at 410-923-4255 or susan@aafoodbank.org.


Anne Arundel County Literacy Council

Tutor training sessions are being offered from 9:00 AM–4:00 PM, Sat., Sept. 17 AND Sat., Oct. 1, 2016 at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church in Severna Park and will include both Basic Literacy and English Language Learner instruction. We have a class size limit of 35. Enrollees MUST preregister and attend both sessions. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in attending this training, please email Lisa Vernon at director@aaclc.org, or call 410-269-4419 as soon as possible to reserve a seat. See website: www.icanread.org.


The Bernie House

The mission of this nonprofit is to reach out with love and understanding to provide a safe home without violence for a family in crisis accepting weaknesses and encouraging strengths – promoting, peace, harmony and a new future for a child/children and their non-offending parent through case management and providing financial relief by living in “The Bernie House”. Giving the opportunity and time to move onto permanent housing. Volunteers are needed for support with social networking posts. For more information contact Patricia Slaughter at pslaughter.theberniehouse@gmail.com or 443-951-5193. See website: www.theberniehouse.org.


Jug Bay Eco Sprint Triathlon, Sun., September 4, 2016

Participants are being sought for the Jug Bay Eco Sprint Triathlon, being held at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Road, Lothian, MD 20711 starting at 7:00 a.m, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016. Join us for the first ever Jug Bay Eco Tri Sprint Triathlon!  This promises to be a great event with kayaking, running and biking. Kayak a one mile, out and back course on the Patuxent River, then run 4.6 miles on the beautiful off-road trails of Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary and Glendening Nature Preserve, before transitioning to your bike to ride 12 scenic miles of winding roads and rolling hills in Lothian, Maryland. Kayaks and PFD’s (personal flotation devices) will be provided for your use and participants will start in waves in order to minimize congestion on the water. Register as an individual or gather some friends and register as a team with one person doing each leg of the race. For more information and to register visit website: www.tiny.cc/jugbaytri. For information about Jug Bay Sanctuary and volunteer opportunities, see website at www.jugbay.org.


Lifeline 100 Century Ride & Community Health Fair at Kinder Farm Park, Sun., Oct. 16, 2016

Bicycle Advocates for Annapolis & Anne Arundel County (BikeAAA) in partnership with Anne Arundel County Police and Recreation & Parks Dept. is hosting the Lifeline100. There will be 100, 56, 15 (trail only) mile rides and a free children’s bike rodeo and family fun ride; starting times begin at 7:00 a.m., Sun., Oct. 16, 2016 and are staggered throughout the day for various rides and events. Bike routes will wind throughout scenic Anne Arundel County including downtown Annapolis, the Severn River, southern Anne Arundel County, BWI/Marshall airport and the B&A Trail. There will also be a free, all-day, “Make Health Happen” community health fair by the Healthy Anne Arundel Coalition that day, all at Kinder Farm Park in Millersville; the fair will offer health screenings, fun activities for kids, families and more.  Volunteers, sponsors, and participants are being sought for this event. Volunteers are needed to help with parking, registration, rest stops, SAG support, at the Health Fair, children’s rodeo, and more.  Civic or high school age community service groups such as the scouts are also welcome to volunteer. For more information, and to register as a participant or volunteer, visit the website at www.bikeaaa.org/lifeline-100. For information about BikeAAA visit www.bikeaaa.org or contact Jon Korin at president@bikeaaa.org.


Our Creeks & Conservancy, Inc.

The mission of Our Creeks & Conservancy is to educate, empower, engage and employ underserved communities in environmental conservation and sustainability. This regional nonprofit organization orchestrates active involvement of underserved communities in environmental conservation through a number of programs in partnership with a several other local environmental organizations and is an outreach partner of the Mount Olive Community Life Center. For more information about programs and the need for volunteers, contact Rev. Johnny R. Calhoun, Exec. Director, at 410-571-9681 or ourcreeks@gmail.com.


Rebuilding Together Anne Arundel County

Rebuilding Together is announcing its 9th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, September 12, 2016 at the Crofton Country Club.  Register at: http://rebuildingtogetheraac.org/Golf_Tournament.html.  We are also seeking several Volunteers to help us out at the Tournament. For more information and to volunteer, Contact us at: Information@RebuildingTogetherAAC.org. We are currently assessing the open applications, and we will have homes of neighbors in need to renovate this fall. Contact us via email if you would like to volunteer to rebuild on Saturdays in October and November. Please send your name, phone number and dates available this fall to the email address above. Our completed renovations are not only life-altering for the families, but they help everyone in the community.  We strengthen neighborhoods by reducing foreclosures and abandoned houses, and by keeping long-time residents in their homes, an asset to their community! 


St. Mary’s Church English as a Second Language (ESL) Program

St Mary’s ESL Program needs volunteers to teach English one night a week to adult ESL students for the Sept–May school year.  The 8 levels of classes are held on Tues., Wed., and Thurs. evenings, 7:00-8:45 p.m., Sept. 13 – Dec. 10, 2016 at St. Mary’s High School in downtown Annapolis.  Interested volunteers are encouraged to attend the Teacher Training Session scheduled for 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Sat., August 27, 2016, at St John Newmann’s Church on Bestgate Road. Each teacher is asked to commit to one class/one night a week and will be part of a teaching team. Spanish-language ability is preferred for beginner classes only. Those with ESL or any teaching experience as well as those with a keen interest in working with students to help them learn/perfect their English are encouraged to apply. For registration and/or further information about the Program or Training, contact Faculty & Student Coordinator Bunny Wilson at 410-544-5584, bunnywilson@verizon.net or Coordinator Eneida Green at 410-800-4717, eneida_green@yahoo.com.  We look forward to having you join us in this our 15th year of service. Web site– http://www.stmarysannapolis.org/ESL.

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