Many Volunteer positions are available through the Volunteer Center For Anne Arundel County. 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.VolunteerAnneArundel.org. A few current volunteer opportunities are listed below.
Annapolis Optimist Club
The Annapolis Optimist Club is a local chapter of the international service organization which supports many youth based programs including sports, scouts, camps, charitable campaigns, teaming youth with law enforcement agencies, and more. New member volunteers, age 18 and up, are always being sought to help with the organizations operations. Call 410-268-5878 or e-mail: [email protected]. Web: www.annapolisoptimist.org.
Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre
Numerous volunteer opportunities are available in Production Support, Concierge and General Volunteering, Management & Business Support, including Officers and Board of Directors, and Artistic Involvement, including performers, directors, and more. For more details and to volunteer, visit the Volunteering section of the website and fill out and submit a Participation Form or call 410-268-9212. See web site at www.summergarden.com/volunteer.html.
Centro de Ayuda (Center of Help)
The Center of Help is a non-profit which provides a variety of social services to the Latino community in the City of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County with support offices in Annapolis and Glen Burnie. The Center is seeking a full-time Volunteer Coordinator to serve from Sept. 14, 2011 through Jul. 12, 2012; this is an AmeriCorps position with Volunteer Maryland, a program of the Governor’s office. The Volunteer Coordinator will recruit and manage volunteers to provide support to low income Latino community in Anne Arundel County through supporting caseworkers, providing life skills workshops, ESOL, job readiness and GED tutors and mentors, and volunteers that will work to provide outreach to the community to provide information and referrals for the services provided through the Center of Help. The position provides a stipend, an education award and some benefits. For more information contact Patricia Omana, at 410-295-3434 or [email protected].
Friends of Back Creek Nature Park
This nonprofit organization assists the City of Annapolis Recreation and Parks Department with the preservation, restoration, and enhancement of the park. Volunteers of all ages are welcome from supervised youngsters to adults, including Master Gardeners. There are a myriad of other opportunities for participating in and supporting the BCNP mission, including board and general members, volunteers, project leaders, donors, partners, sponsors, etc. Projects can be carved out for volunteers who want to come by at their convenience and take responsibility for a particular sub-task or project. For more information call 410-263-7959, or check the Recreation and Parks Dept. web site at www.annapolis.gov.
Friends of Colonial Players
Have you always wanted to be part of the theater, but didn’t know how? Colonial Players of Annapolis has volunteer opportunities for a variety of interests! Box office, ushering , set painting and construction, stage crew, costumes, handling properties, helping with lights and sound, Stage Managing, arranging parties and other social events, promoting shows and the theater, and more! For more information about volunteering, visit www.thecolonialplayers.org or E-mail [email protected]
Friends of Quiet Waters Park
The non-profit organization supports the operation of the park and the events that take place there. Volunteers, age 15 and up, are needed throughout the year for a variety of tasks to support events such as Earth Day in April, Summer Concert Series from Jun.–Sept., Howl-O-Ween Bark ‘n Bash in late Oct., and the Arts Festival held in the fall each year. Contact Natalie Nucifora at [email protected] or call 410.222.1777 ext 206 for more information about volunteer opportunities; also see website: www.friendsofquietwaterspark.org.
- 6:30 pm, Thurs., 7/21/11: “Chesapeake Bay Series Part II”: Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks prior to and on the night of the lecture being held at the Blue Heron Center. Contact Natalie Nucifora and visit the website for details.
Mentor, Encourage, Lift and Love, Inc. (M.E.L.L.)
M.E.L.L. provides parenting skills and resources to male and female teen parents. Volunteers are needed as guest speakers and mentors. We are currently seeking a Program Coordinator to facilitate monthly group mentoring/ support groups. Interested applicants should send a copy of current resume and 2 personal references to [email protected]. In addition, donations of paper supplies, slightly used baby clothing, food/drink, and raffle items are also needed. Contact [email protected] or 410-903-9015See web site at www.mentorencourageliftandlove.org,
Our Daily Bread
The largest soup kitchen in Maryland is located in downtown Baltimore and serves a 780+ hot lunches 365 days a year and breakfast on weekday mornings. Volunteers as young as 15 (14 when accompanied by an adult) are needed to assist in serving lunch from 9am-1pm daily. Donations of casseroles, cookies, desserts, canned foods, baby food, diapers, and seasonal decorations are needed. Contact 443-986-9031or [email protected] for more information. Website: www.catholiccharities-md.org
Robert A. Pascal Youth & Family Services
The organization’s mission is to promote optimal social, emotional, and mental health by providing accessible, innovative, and comprehensive individual, family, and group counseling as well as educational services to diverse communities. There is an immediate and continuing need for volunteers, age 16 and up, with typing skills for data entry between 9 am–9 pm on weekdays. We are also always seeking donations of office supplies. For more info call 410-975-5667 or e-mail: [email protected]. Web Site: www.rpascal.org.
Rob’s Barber Shop Community Foundation
This nonprofit foundation features projects that provide no-charge grooming services for individuals who cannot afford to attend the barber or beauty salon. Volunteers, minimum age 16 are needed for administrative tasks. Volunteer barbers and hairstylist are also needed to serve homeless and other needy persons in Odenton and surrounding areas. Call Robert Cradle at 410-519- 2622 or [email protected]. Web site: www.RBCF.com.
Food Pantry – Volunteers are needed to drop off food donations Monday through Friday for the Salvation Army’s food pantries in Annapolis and Glen Burnie. Suggested food items include nonperishable canned goods and boxed food. Donations of toiletries are also welcome. Groups that hold food drives can make arrangements to have the food picked up. For more information and to volunteer, contact Captains Richard and/or Ruth New at 410-263-4091 or [email protected].
Now and continuing – Annapolis Food Pantry on Hilltop Lane: Donations of nonperishable food items are needed.
Solid Rock Community Development Corporation
This non-profit organization partners with organizations to create a stronger network of resources for individuals of all ages, backgrounds and circumstances: academically, financially, professionally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Volunteer mentors, tutors, and educational resources are currently needed. Donations of computer equipment are also being sought. For more information, call 410-850-8515 or e-mail [email protected]; also see web site: www.solidrockcdc.org.