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| July 16, 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.

 

Anne Arundel County Dept. of Social Services

Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services Community Initiatives Office is currently seeking caring, volunteer male and female adults to mentor youth between the ages of 8-20 years old. The commitment is 1-hour per week, participants must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver’s license and transportation, and be able to pass a background check.  Interested candidates may contact Marquis Keene, Volunteer Coordinator, at 410-269-4461 or email [email protected].

 

Anne Arundel County Literacy Council

Change a life through literacy by becoming a Literacy Tutor! Tutor Training sessions are being offered Sat., Sept. 9 from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM AND Sat., Sept. 16, 2017 from 9:00 AM–4:00 PM 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 [email protected], or call 410-269-4419 as soon as possible to reserve a seat. See website: www.icanread.org.

 

Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL)

Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) has a vibrant team of 500+ volunteers assisting in our 15 libraries located throughout the County. Library staff are often looking for volunteers to assist staff with a variety of library activities such as unpacking and checking in books, searching the collection for requested items, book repair, filing, and computer orientation. These positions usually require the ability to bend, lift boxes and books, use a hand held scanning device, and to stand for periods of time. Volunteers are recruited, interviewed and trained at the local library level. Every library has one or more Volunteer Supervisors.  You must be at least 14 years old to apply and are expected to volunteer 2-3 hours per week, usually in the morning. Due to the nature of the jobs and the training involved, libraries prefer a commitment of at least 6 months for most volunteer jobs. For more information see: www.aacpl.net/volunteer-at-the-library or call 410-222-7371.

 

First Sunday Arts Festival, 2017

The streets and parks on West and Calvert Streets in the downtown historic area will be filled with over 100 unique artists and crafters, live bands, dance, street performers, and international outdoor cafes for the 15thAnnual First Sunday Arts Festival. The dates for 2017 are the first Sunday in the months May through November:  August 6, September 3, and October 1, and November 5, 2017 each from 11:00 am–5:00 pm.   Admission is free to all First Sunday events. Volunteers are needed to help on four different shifts each Sunday between the hours of 8:00 am–5:00 pm with set-up, assist the coordinator, and assist exhibitors, musicians, and performers. Contact Erik Evans at: [email protected] for more information and to volunteer. See web site at: www.firstsundayarts.com/.

 

Maryland Concert Series

Volunteer Ushers and Greeters are being sought for a series of six concerts to be held on Saturday evenings on Sept. 9, Oct. 21, Dec. 2, 2017 & Jan. 27, Feb. 24 and April 28, 2018 at 7:30 pm. In addition, on Sept. 9 & 10, 2017 there will be two matinees at 2:00 p.m. All Maryland Concert Series events are held at North County High School, 10 East First Ave., Glen Burnie, MD 21061; volunteers would be allowed to stay for the concerts. Our mission is to provide quality, live entertainment to Northern Anne Arundel County and the surrounding areas, at a reasonable cost on a subscription basis. Our other needs include Outreach Volunteers to place brochures or other information about the Concert Series in various locations in the community preceding each concert season. We can offer a guest pass to such volunteers which would allow them to attend one of our concerts. For more information about volunteering as an usher or greeter, contact Theresa Fries at[email protected] or 443 254-1315. For information about volunteering to distribute information during the summer about the MD Contert Series, contact Wayne Wright at [email protected] or 410-768-1854. Also see web site: www.mdconcertseries.org.

 

National Electronics Museum

9 am–5 pm, July 26-27 or August 15-16, 2017, Pioneer Camp 2017: The Camp will focus on the Electromagnetic Spectrum, from Light to Radio. Kids ages 8-10 will spend two full days learning about wavelengths and how we use them in everyday life. Campers will make their very own crystal radio, investigate infrared light, try out amateur radio with our very own HAM club, and much more as we investigate different wavelengths! (The same camp is being offered twice, applicants should only register for one session).Registration for either session can be accomplished via the website: www.nationalelectronicsmuseum.org.  Questions? Contact Dan Scotten, at [email protected] or 410-765-2345.

The museum near BWI Airport serves students and the general public by collection, preservation and display of significant artifacts and literature and the commemoration of the creativity and dedication of pioneers and workers in the field of electronics. Volunteers, age 18 and up, are needed week days and weekends for education and outreach, for special events, as an administrative assistant, as collections assistants, and for visitor services. Training will be provided. To apply, call Alice Donahue at 410-765-0230 or email[email protected].  Apply online at web site: www.nationalelectronicsmuseum.org.

 

Project Green 9/11 Day of Service, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017

To commemorate Marylanders who have lost their lives in service to their country, including on 9/11, the Volunteer Center celebrates a Day of Service. The day will begin at 8:30 am on Sat., Sept. 9, 2017 with a brief ceremony at the Maryland World War II Memorial located in the median at 1920 Ritchie Highway, Route 450, Annapolis, MD. Volunteer sign-in begins at 8:00 am. From 9:00 am until noon, volunteers will participate in environmental service projects beginning at the WW II Memorial and continuing to Jonas Green Park at the foot of the Naval Academy Bridge. This is a “rain or shine event” and will only be delayed or cancelled if there are local thunder storms. In addition to weeding, planting and mulching to control storm water runoff, we will participate in the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) as volunteers record items of debris they find, giving a clearer picture of the items impacting the health of the Chesapeake Bay. Come help, and bring your friends! Registration is required. For more information and to pre-register go to:www.aacvc.org/OpportunityCalendar. For more information contact [email protected] or 410-897-9207.

 

Spa Creek Conservancy

Sat, Sept. 16, 2017, 11AM-4PM, Spa Creek Clean Water PaddleFEST 2017: Volunteers, participants, and sponsors are being sought for this fundraising event to celebrate and bring awareness to clean up efforts in Spa Creek. Take an on-water guided tour, paddle at your leisure, enjoy food and drink and learn about the challenges to restoring the creek so that it will again be fishable and swimmable.. Bring your own craft or use a stand up paddle board from Capital SUP. Paddle at your own pace or take a guided on-water tour of Spa Creek. Guided tours begin at 11:30am and will be available every hour. See educational stops along Spa Creek detailing conservation efforts. Afterwards attend the Eco-Fest with informative exhibits. Fun activities and prizes for all ages. Starts at Capital SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding), 808 Boucher Ave, Annapolis 21403. Volunteer help is needed prior to and on the day of the event for a variety of tasks, and volunteers will receive free food, beverage, dry bag and use of a paddleboard. To volunteer, contact [email protected]. For more information about sponsorships and to sign up as a participant, see website: http://spacreek.net/index.php/events/special-events.

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