Get out and volunteer this holiday season

| November 16, 2016

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.

The Blue Ribbon Project

The Blue Ribbon Project announces two upcoming events: 1. 6:00-8:00 p.m., Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, Backpacks of Love Volunteer Day: Volunteers are needed to help sort donations and fill and check backpacks at 45 Community Place (Behind Child Advocacy Center), Crownsville, MD 21032; and 2.  10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Sat., Nov.19, 2016, Speak up…Speak Out Workshop: This free workshop held at 45 Community Place, Crownsville, teaches how to recognize when abuse is occurring; the signs of abuse and neglect are discussed and case studies are provided. This program is used in the training and teaching of law enforcement officers, fire fighters, Court Appointed Special Advocates, Foster Parents, and Teachers, among others. We also cover Mandated Reporting in the State of Maryland. CEU’s will be provided for those who require them. Seating is limited and registration is required and can be accomplished on the website. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Questions? Contact [email protected] or 800-757-8120.

The Blue Ribbon Project provides community outreach in both the prevention of child abuse and a support network for youth in foster care, and survivors of child Abuse, neglect, and child sexual assault. The Blue Ribbon Project was founded by Tom “Taylor” Pyles, who was the victim of physical child abuse. The Blue Ribbon Project offers several outreach programs that directly serve the abused and neglected children within our community. The Blue Ribbon Project is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that is supported wholly by volunteers and 100% of the public’s support goes directly into helping those who need it most. For more information about how to help, contact Taylor Pyles, Founder/President, at [email protected] or 800-757-8120. See web site at http://blueribbonproject.org.

Chesapeake Children’s Museum

Looking for a way to make this a better world for children, starting with our own? Chesapeake Children’s Museum serves children in the city of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, and surrounding areas. Outreach activities – events and festivals, after school programs, workshops for scout meetings – are ongoing. Volunteers help make it happen! Please consider the value of your contribution in any of the following areas: exhibits, programs, outreach, festivals, marketing, finances, newsletter, fundraising, grant writing, grounds, facility maintenance, volunteer management, and serving on the board of directors. Your children are welcome while you perform most volunteer duties. If you would like to volunteer, email: [email protected] or call: 410-990-1993. See web site at www.theccm.org for more information.

JDRF, Greater Chesapeake & Potomac Chapter

This nonprofit is dedicated to improving the daily lives people with type 1 diabetes by progressively removing the impact of type 1 diabetes and its complications, and ultimately finding a cure, through the support of diabetes research.  Volunteers are needed for upcoming annual/special events and outreach.  In addition, office volunteers (14 years and older) are needed in the both the DC and Linthicum offices. Volunteers are also needed throughout the year for family outreach activities, and for fundraising events, which support JDRF. Contact (202) 371-0044 or [email protected] or visit our website at http://greatercp.jdrf.org/ for more information. 

The James E. Lewis Museum of Art

The James E. Lewis Museum of Art on the campus of Morgan State University in the Murphy Fine Arts Center is currently seeking Volunteers for Docent and Volunteer training opportunities. Specifically, help is needed at the front desk, with organizing and maintaining collections, digitization of records, administrative or educational tasks, and outreach volunteers. Training will be provided. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Tina Stevenson at [email protected] or 443-885-3895. Website: www.jelmamuseum.org/.

Maryland Environmental Trust (MET)

Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) is looking for volunteers who are passionate about land conservation to work in our office or in the field as Land Steward Volunteers. As one of the oldest and most successful land trusts, MET has protected more than 133,000 acres with more than 1,077 conservation easements. Each conservation easement is protected forever and requires yearly visual assessments to monitor for compliance. With a small staff of 10-12 employees, We have two opportunities available:– 1) Office Volunteer: Volunteers are needed at our office in Crownsville, MD to work on a wide variety of projects that can be tailored to each volunteer’s skills and interests. Possible activities include creating ArcGIS maps, filing, scanning, photo management, helping with mailings, writing and editing articles, and more. Our volunteers typically commit one day a week in our office with flexible hours and are provided an orientation and training; 2) Land Steward Volunteer: Land Steward Volunteers visit protected properties to document changes using a short monitoring form and photographs. Conservation easements are throughout the state of Maryland, allowing Volunteers to choose their geographical preference. Volunteers should be over 20 years of age, physically able to walk rugged terrain and have their own transportation and camera. A one day training at our Crownsville office is required. For more information and a downloadable Volunteer Application, visit the website at: http://dnr2.maryland.gov/met/Pages/volunteer.aspx or contact Volunteer Coordinator at 410-514-7908 or [email protected].

Pet University

Pet University promotes pet education to both children and adults, focused on how to care for pets. We provide training, in-person classes, workshops in the fields of pet safety, pet first aid, pet care, animal and pet wellness. We help choose the right type of pet for your home environment. We have many opportunities of volunteering including pet educators and their assistants, administrative work such as creating promotional items and attending promotional events, organizing fund raisers, and more. For more information contact Liza Porterfield, Opportunity Coordinator, at [email protected] or 619-800-1501and see web site at: http://www.petuniversitysd.org/ 

The Y in Central Maryland

6:00 – 10:30 am, Thurs., Nov. 24, 2016, Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot: This fundraising event is being held by The Y of Central Maryland, 1209 Ritchie Hwy., Arnold, MD and takes place on the adjacent Arnold Campus of Anne Arundel County Community College. The family event raises urgently needed funds to support children and families in Central Maryland. A variety of volunteers are needed including: 1. Set-up; 2. Race registration; 3. Packet Pick-up; 4. Food/Beverage Table; 5. Course Post; 6. Mile Sign Holder; 7. Water Station; 8. Clean-up/Breakdown; 9. Odd Job Runner; 10. Finish Line Assistant; 11. Photographer; and, 12. Parking/Traffic Attendant.  See our website to learn more at: http://www.ymdturkeytrot.org/p/arnold.html.  For more information about volunteering, contact Eric Somerville at [email protected]  or call 443-322-8026.

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