Get on up and volunteer y’all

| July 6, 2017
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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.

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 x308, e-mail: [email protected] or visit web site at http://vaaac.org/about/ and scroll down to fill out the online application form.

 

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Annapolis Police Department Law Enforcement Exploring Program

Law Enforcement Exploring is a worksite-based program for young men and women who have completed the eighth grade and are 14 years of age, or are 15 years of age but have not yet reached their 21st birthday.

The program helps youth to gain insight into a variety of police activities. Participants learn what police officers do, and receive hands-on training in a variety of police activities; in addition, they learn leadership skills, and can earn community service hours and have opportunities for college scholarships. For more information, email Officer Ryan Thiel at [email protected], or Joe Hudson at [email protected], or call 410-268-9000.

 

Anne Arundel Dept. of Recreation and Parks

Downs Park is looking for skilled carpenters to help renovate a gazebo in Mother’s Garden during the first half of August 2017. For more information, please contact Park Ranger Dave DeVault at 410-222-6230 or by email at [email protected]. For more information about Downs Park, see web site at: http://www.aacounty.org/departments/recreation-parks/parks/downs/.

 

Bello Machre

Great Organizers Needed! Bello Machre is in search of volunteers who have a passion and talent for event coordination to work with a volunteer event committee which will assist with preparations for our currently scheduled fundraising events, brainstorm possible new fundraisers, coordinate logistics and gather volunteers.  This group will meet bi-monthly for about an hour here at our main Bello Machre offices and will assist with our events as their schedule allows. Contact Michele Marshall, Manager of Outreach and Volunteer Services at Bello Machre at 443-702-3064 or[email protected].

 

Chesapeake Bay Trust

The Chesapeake Bay Trust is a nonprofit, grant-making organization dedicated to improving the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers through environmental education, community outreach, and local watershed restoration. Since 1985, the Trust has awarded $65 million in grants and engaged hundreds of thousands of citizen stewards in projects that have a measurable impact on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Volunteer opportunities are available for several fundraising events throughout the year; see the web site at www.cbtrust.org, or contact Jenny Kley at [email protected] or 410-974-2941 x107.

 

Cuz We Care

Cuz We Care is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families who have lost a child to pay for final arrangements. The goal of this organization is to provide financial assistance to others who are unable to pay for and need help to bury their child or to support their families while they struggle in the immediate aftermath of their loss. There is an immediate need for volunteers to help with occasional community fund raising events to support this mission. For more information see web site at: www.cuzwecare.net/ or contact Stacy Connell at [email protected] or 410-519-7317.

 

Guiding Eyes for the Blind  

This nonprofit organization provides guide dogs for people with vision loss. Volunteer puppy raisers are needed in the Bay Region to provide the love, support and direction these puppies need to prepare them for formal guide dog training. Volunteer raisers (as young as 14 with parental supervision) take puppies into their homes for approximately one year to teach them manners, social skills and obedience. In addition to daily work and play with their dogs, raisers attend local classes and puppy evaluations. Website: http://www.guidingeyes.org.  Puppy training classes are every Monday night in Bowie or Annapolis. Contact Cindy Tait [email protected] or visit our website at www.guidingeyes.org for more information.

 

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Sat., Jul. 8, 9:00–11:30 a.m., and Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 9:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m., Volunteer Training Days: Participants will learn about the volunteer, stewardship, and citizen science opportunities at Jug Bay. Training will be followed with a hike on Nature Preserve trails. Volunteers must be age 15 and older, but many opportunities are family friendly. Registration is required. Contact: Volunteer Coordinator Melinda Fegler at [email protected] or 410-741-9330. See website –http://www.jugbay.org/volunteer_calendar to learn more and to sign up online for training or other volunteer opportunities.

Sat., July 15, 10 a.m.–2:00 p.m., & Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 2:00–4:00 p.m., River Cleanup by Canoe: Have fun on the water and help clean up the Patuxent River. We will paddle the Patuxent River and Western Branch picking up trash on the way. Prompt start. Bring plenty of sunscreen, water, sun hat, sunglasses, a lunch and shoes that can get wet. Registration is required. Call 410-741-9330. Questions? Email Melinda Fegler at [email protected].

 

Mid Atlantic Chinese Shar-Pei Rescue Organization

The Mid-Atlantic Chinese Shar-Pei Rescue Operation (MACSPRO) is a privately funded 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation and adoption of purebred Chinese Shar-Pei. MACSPRO relies solely on donations and fund raising activities in order to raise income to be able to help save these wonderful Shar-Pei who, through no fault of their own, need new forever homes. Your entire donation is used for the benefit of the dogs and may be tax deductible. In addition to donations, we are continuously in need of committed volunteers who can help foster, transport and socialize with our dogs, help with adoption events, and participate in fundraising events to facilitate their adoption. For more information, contact [email protected] or 301-881-1221. See web site: http://www.macspro.org/.

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