Get out and volunteer

| October 27, 2016
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Volunteer CenterMany 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.

 

Anne Arundel – Annapolis Community Emergency Response Team (AAACERT) & Glen Burnie High

Community volunteers are needed to help with training exercises at Glen Burnie High School by being triage victims from 2:15pm to 4:15pm on Nov. 15, 2016. Similarly, community volunteers are needed as victims in a disaster simulation final exercise from 8am-12pm Nov. 19, 2016 at the Millersville, MD Fire Training Academy. This is part of AAACERT’s Basic CERT training on emergency preparedness, light search and rescue, small fire suppression, and first aid being given to Glen Burnie High students during the first three weeks of November.  For the final exercise, willing volunteers will be made up with moulage to simulate actual injuries.  If you are interested in participating in this fun and educational experience, please contact [email protected]. See website at www.aaacert.org.  

 

The Father Academy

The mission of The Father Academy is to enhance the lives and relationships of fathers with their children through peer mentoring, education, and support. The Academy is looking for fathers who feel like they’ve gotten a good handle on fatherhood, as well as fathers who want help. The Father Academy needs dads who are willing to commit to a 9-month program where they will provide each other peer mentoring and education based on the Responsible Fatherhood curriculum. For additional information, contact Christopher Moore at 240-547-9806 or [email protected]. See website at– http://thefatheracademy.wixsite.com/thefatheracademy.

 

Hospice of the Chesapeake

Hospice of the Chesapeake has numerous volunteer opportunities available in Anne Arundel and Prince George’s Counties. Areas of need include – Patient Care: Provide companionship and a supportive presence for our patients and respite for caregivers. They offer a listening ear, open mind and loving heart to those in our care; Vet-to-Vet Volunteer: These are patient care volunteers who have a military background who are assigned to visit patients who are veterans; Vigil Volunteers: Available upon request to support patients and families during the final days and hours of life. Additional training provided; Honor Salutes: Active duty military personnel are needed to perform Honor Salutes, a formal ceremony for patients who are veterans to recognize and show our appreciation for their military service. These volunteers do not need to complete patient care volunteer training; Licensed Cosmetologists: Provide haircuts and other grooming to our patients in their homes; Healing Arts: Licensed massage therapists, musicians and artists, people to perform Aromatherapy, Healing Touch, acupuncture and reiki, as well as dog owners to share their pet with patients through pet therapy. In most cases, specific training can be provided; Threshold Choirs: Sing with small groups at the homes and bedsides of hospice patients to bring ease and comfort to those at the threshold of living and dying; Grief Support: Provide a caring presence either by phone or in person to support grieving individuals; Four-wheel Drivers: Volunteers with four-wheel drive vehicles are needed to assist patients and staff in inclement weather. Contact Lydia Shoults at [email protected] or 443-837-1508 or visit www.hospicechesapeake.org for more information and to download an application.

 

International Environmental Data Rescue Organization

IEDRO is a nonprofit whose mission is to locate, rescue and digitize every piece of historic environmental data before it is lost forever. The old data when digitized and provided to the world’s scientists, researchers and educators will save more lives throughout the world than a cure for cancer, HIV and heart disease combined. Needed are volunteer part-time office manager, writers, JAVA & PYTHON Programmers, grant writers, translators (French, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Italian, Russian, Farsi), newsletter deputy editor, keying volunteers, presenters/lecturers, meteorologists, hydrologists, climatologists, earth scientists, teachers/educators, PowerPoint experts, and those familiar with twitter, Facebook, blogs and other modern communication devices and systems. We also may need travelers to developing countries to set up data rescue sites. For more information, email [email protected] or call 410-867-1124.  Also, see website at http://iedro.org.

 

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Light the Night Walk, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016

The Maryland Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society announces its “Light the Night Walk” starting at 4:30 p.m., Sat., Nov. 12, 2016 at Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD. Volunteers are needed to assist in areas such as: set-up and break-down, check-in, water stops, route guides, team photos, mission tent, and more. For more information and to volunteer visit: http://www.lightthenight.org/md/localchapter/volunteer or contact Emma Balcom at [email protected] or 443-471-1600.

The Society’s mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. For more information about the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society visit: http://www.lls.org/.

 

South County Assistance Network

The South County Assistance Network, Inc. (SCAN) is a nonprofit organization of individuals from the faith community, business community, social services and other nonprofit organizations working together to provide assistance to those in need in our community. SCAN Food Bank, serving southern Anne Arundel County, is open Thursdays and Saturdays from 9am – 12 noon at St. James Church, 5757 Solomon’s Island Road, Lothian, MD. For more information call 410-867-2838 or email: [email protected]. See web site at: http://scanfoodpantry.org/ 

 

States Attorney’s Office

Volunteers are needed to work on projects for the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office, in its Annapolis and Glen Burnie locations. Work alongside support staff, victim witness advocates, and attorneys. Be a part of the team and make a difference in your community! We are looking for focused, analytical, detail-oriented individuals who enjoy solving puzzles. Computer literacy is a must and background checks are required. Internships available.  Contact Jane Strong, 410-222-1740 ext. 3895 or [email protected].

 

The Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden

The Tawes Garden -Annapolis’s only free public garden is looking for folks who would be interested in joining their volunteer staff as shop keepers in their small gift shop. The shop is open Mon ~ Fri. 9:00 – 3p.m. Shop is closed on state and national holidays.  Shifts are just 2 hours each and can be once a week or once a month depending on the volunteer’s interest. Designated parking is provided. The shop is located in the Tawes State Office building across from the Navy Marine Corps stadium on Taylor Avenue in Annapolis.  Retail experience is not required; on the job training will be provided.  If you are interested in meeting new people in pleasant surroundings then contact the garden manager at 410-260-8184 or by email at [email protected] to set up a time to see the shop and get a feel for what is involved.

 

Winter Relief Program, mid-October through early April–Rotating Locations

About 70 Houses of Worship and a dozen partnering churches will provide sheltering sites together with Arundel House of Hope to support a shelter program from late October until early April.  For one week at a time, participating churches host men and women in need of a hot meal and shelter for the night and breakfast the next morning. The Winter Relief Program needs volunteers to assist at the Intake Center at 514 N. Crain Hwy. in Glen Burnie and to be transportation escorts for showers for our guests. Interested volunteers can contact Arundel House of Hope at 410-863-4888 or [email protected].

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