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| August 21, 2017
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Many 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 Food and Resource Bank

The Anne Arundel County Food and Resource Bank is looking for drivers to haul food, furniture, and other items between their facility in Crownsville and various locations within Anne Arundel County.  There is no heavy lifting involved.   With the exception of some food pickups, there will be resources at each end to load and unload the vehicle. The Food Bank is looking for volunteers who can drive the Food Bank’s 16′ box truck.  You do not need a Commercial Driving License, just a good driving record and a DOT physical (Food Bank will reimburse you for the cost).  Support in the mornings is needed, and you do not need to volunteer for every morning.  Multiple volunteers are being sought so that they can support all week days. For more information, contact Susan at [email protected] or call the Food Bank at 410-923-4255.
Founded in 1986, the Food Bank is the only free, multi-purpose Agency in Maryland that provides food, nutritional supplements, medical equipment, furniture, vehicles, appliances, and more to those in need, free of charge.  They support individuals and other non-profits.

 

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.

 

Box of Rain Foundation

Sat. Aug. 26, 2017, 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Paddle & Party Event: Bring the whole family to this Sat. morning fundraising event at Anne Arundel Sailing School, 7001 Bembe Beach Rd., Annapolis, MD 21403, featuring some zany paddle board and cardboard boat races for all ages. We’ll have music, food, and even a Tiki bar! Take a free hula class. Create some bicycle art. Bid on a selection of hand-painted paddle boards, created by local artists as well as other fun auction items! All proceeds benefit support Box of Rain Foundation. For more information and to register, visit www.boxofrainannapolis.org/ or call 410-657-3117.

Box of Rain’s mission for our kids is to nurture self-esteem and a sense of self-worth through accomplishment; develop life skills that strengthen character and opportunities for social engagement; encourage civic responsibility that leads to positive contributions to our community; and create pathways to independence and career success. Volunteers are needed to: 1. serve as mentors in our Charting Careers, Maritime Summer Camp, Step It Up Kids Fitness, Build a Boat, and other programs throughout the year; 2. work at or host fundraising events throughout the year; 3. serve as instructors in our programs; 4. provide transportation to and from programs; and, 5. Connect with corporate sponsorship opportunities. Background checks may be required. For more information see web site at http://www.boxofrainannapolis.org or contact Karen Colburn at: 410-657-3117 or [email protected].

 

Autumn Meadows Senior Assisted Living

The mission of Autumn Meadows Senior Assisted Living is to provide exceptional care for the elderly in a safe and friendly environment. Our focus is on creating a supportive and nurturing atmosphere to enable each resident to be stress-free while having the opportunity to interact in meaningful activity. We are seeking volunteers that are kind, caring, outgoing individuals to conduct activities (bingo, chair yoga, book club, art/craft projects, music) with our senior population. For more information and to volunteer, contact Jennifer Peterein at [email protected] or 301-262-0123. See website: http://www.autumnmeadows.org.

 

Severn Bank

Our Creeks and Conservancy, LEAP

Wouldn’t you like to help a program that promotes environmental literacy to young children (K-5) by inspiring them through direct instruction, socio-emotional learning (field experiences), and computer-assisted instruction?  The Learning & Exploring After-School Program (LEAP), under the umbrella of the Our Creeks & Conservancy nonprofit, strives to do just that.  But…it takes money.  LEAP is looking for a volunteer with experience in fundraising to help this great program plan for and execute fundraising activities to secure the funding to make this program a success.  If interested, contact Tatiana Klein at [email protected]

 

Lifeline 100 Century Ride & Community Health Fair at Kinder Farm Park, Sun., Oct. 1, 2017

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, 65, 30, and 15 mile (30 and 15 are all-trail)  rides and a free children’s bike rodeo and family fun ride; starting times begin at 7:00 a.m., Sun., Oct. 1, 2017 and are staggered throughout the day for various rides and events. 65 and 100 mile routes will wind throughout scenic Anne Arundel County including downtown Annapolis, the Severn River, Bay Ridge, southern Anne Arundel County, BWI/Marshall airport and the B&A Trail. There will also be a free “Make Health Happen” community health fair 12:30 – 2:30 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, 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.lifeline100.com. For information about BikeAAA visit www.bikeaaa.orgor contact Jon Korin at [email protected].

 

Travis Manion Foundation, Heroes Run, 9/17/17

Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, 2:00 p.m., Heroes Run: Volunteers are needed to assist with the 9/11 Heroes Run starting at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis at 2:00 P.M., Sun., Sept. 17, 2017. The Run is sponsored by the Travis Manion Foundation and is intended to activate & unite communities to honor the sacrifices of those heroes from September 11th and the wars since, to include veterans, active duty, first responder, and families of the fallen. The 9/11 Heroes Run 5K +1Mi. fun run/walk welcomes runners and walkers of all levels and of all ages, volunteers, friends & family. It is not about fitness level or experience but about activating, uniting, and honoring our heroes. For more information and to sign up as a participant or volunteer see website: http://911heroesrunannapolismd.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=9453

 

TEAM DNR

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites adults interested in teaching elementary and middle-school students about Maryland’s natural environment to become a part of TEAM, Teaching Environmental Awareness in Maryland. Volunteers should have an outgoing personality, a strong environmental ethic, and a desire to teach 45-minute to 1.5-hour lessons in classrooms. Although no prior teaching experience is necessary, volunteers MUST attend a three-session TEAM training before beginning. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old have their own transportation. TEAM currently offers free classroom programs on the Chesapeake Bay watershed, streams and macro invertebrates, oyster reefs, horseshoe crabs, and Maryland watermen. Volunteers should also have their own transportation. For more information about TEAM DNR, ​​​see http://dnr.maryland.gov/forests/Pages/treemendous/volunteer.aspx or email [email protected].

Severn Bank

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