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.
The Alzheimer’s Association is a nonprofit organization which seeks to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through advancement of research, to enhance care and support for individuals, their families and caregivers, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. There is an immediate need for Community Outreach Volunteers, age 21 and up, to attend local health fairs, sporting events, social events, charity campaigns, and other public venues to provide information about Alzheimer’s disease, our services, and ways to give back. Training and materials are provided. Other volunteer opportunities include: office & clerical assistance including data entry and mailings, helpline specialist, and family support group facilitators. In addition, volunteers are needed to assist with fundraising events such as Memory Walks, Galas, and Charity Golf. For information contact Volunteer Coordinator Sally Drumm at 410-561-9099, e-mail: [email protected], and visit web site: www.alz.org/maryland.
- · 8:00 am -Noon, Sat., Oct. 15, 2011, Walk to End Alzheimer’s: Friendly, outgoing volunteers, age 15 and up, are needed for a variety of positions before, during and after the event being held at Severn School in Severna Park, MD. Help is needed to greet participants & guide parking, for set-up & take-down, to help with food, beverage, and T-shirt distribution, photograph the event, and more. Students/groups are welcome. For information and to sign up contact Sally Drumm, at [email protected] or 410-561-9099.
Flex Volunteer Projects
FLEX, in partnership with Books for International Goodwill (B.I.G.) is looking for a small group of volunteers to help with the preparation of small shipments of used books such as those provided to members of the armed forces and Peace Corps. B.I.G., located at 2000 Capital Dr., Annapolis, MD, 21401. This month’s project will be held from Noon–3:00 pm on Friday, August 12, 2011. A second FLEX project, in partnership with Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails, is also looking for a small group of volunteers to help with park maintenance at Jonas Green Park in Annapolis. This project will take place from 8:30 – 11:30 am, Saturday, August 20, 2011. All ages are welcome! For more information, and to sign up for either project, contact 410-897-9207 or sarahlitts@
H.O.P.E., Inc. (He Opens the Path to Everyone)
H.O.P.E., Inc. is an all-volunteer non-profit Christian ministry serving families in need in the north AA County, Baltimore City areas and also the Appalachian region by collecting and distributing donated school supplies, household goods and furniture, and clothing. H.O.P.E. is currently looking for some assistance with processing (sorting, testing, reconditioning, pricing) yard sale items at the warehouse and to help with warehouse cleanup. We are also seeking church or civic groups to sort donated clothing at their facilities. Pick up and delivery help for donated items is also needed. Grant researcher/writers are also needed to help with fundraising. Donations of furniture, infant and children’s clothing as well as financial donations are needed. For more information about current donation needs and to inquire about volunteer opportunities, contact Leo Zerhusen at 410-859-1297 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. See web site at www.hopeforall.us.
- · 8 a.m. –12 Noon, Sat., Sept. 17, 2011, Yard Sale: Volunteers are needed to help with a very large yard sale at St. John’s Lutheran Church located at Maple and Hammonds Ferry Rd., Linthicum Heights, MD., on Sept. 17, 2011. Funds raised will fund our programs and budget. Also needed are volunteers to help with set up from 9a.m.–1 p.m. on Fri., Sept. 16 and take down after the yard sale from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. on Sept. 17. Call 410-859-1297 or e-mail [email protected] for more information.
Maryland Seafood Festival, Sat.-Sun., Sept. 9-12, 2011
The Maryland Seafood Festival is back this year at Sandy Point Park, September 10–11, 2011. A large number of volunteers are needed to fill various positions throughout the festival as well as the Friday before for setup and the Monday after to help with cleanup. Help is needed at the gate, security, with parking, ticket booths, and more. Parking is free for volunteers and food vouchers will be provided. For further information and to sign up, visit web site at www.mdseafoodfestival.com or e-mail volunteer@mdseafoodfestival.
Maryland Therapeutic Riding
Located in Crownsville, Maryland Therapeutic Riding (MTR) is a Premier Accredited Therapeutic Riding Center that offers therapeutic horseback riding lessons for children and adults with special needs. Volunteers, ages 14 and up, assist with riding lessons and are needed throughout the week to assist with horse care, barn and facility maintenance. Volunteers are also needed to assist with special events, serve on committees including fund raising, and general office duties. All volunteers are required to attend a training session prior to beginning their volunteer service. If you would like to attend an upcoming training session, please call Volunteer Coordinator Katie Spohn at 410-923-1187. Visit website at www.horsesthatheal.org for volunteer training schedules and volunteer application.
- · 9am-12am, Sat., Sept. 10, 2011, LIVE! On the Farm Benefit Concert: Volunteers are needed to assist with a variety of tasks to include registration, ushers, silent and live auction monitors, cashiers, set up and clean up. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old and groups are welcome! If you are interested in volunteering for this event or for more information, please contact Katie at [email protected] or 410-923-1187.
Pets on Wheels/Life Enrichment Program/Mom & Me
Volunteers for all these programs visit one-on-one or with their pets or children at homeless shelters, nursing
homes, hospitals, assisted living facilities, adult day-care centers or other sites where people lack visits from
family and friends. Volunteers are asked to share at least one hour each week at the facility of your choice. With more than 76 facilities to choose from throughout the county, there are many opportunities to brighten someone’s day close to your home. Minimum age of 18 if visiting one-on-one with own pet, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Call 410-222-0738 or e-mail [email protected] for more information. Web: www.powlemm.org. Volunteer Orientations are scheduled for the following times and dates: 10 am, Tues., Sep. 6; 6 pm, Wed., Sep. 14; 10 am, Tues., Oct. 4; 6 pm, Wed., Oct. 12; 10 am, Wed., Nov. 2; 6 pm, Wed., Nov. 9; 10 am, Tues., Dec. 6; and, 6 pm, Wed., Dec. 7, 2011. Morning sessions are held at Suite 7320 Ritchie Hwy., and evening sessions are held at The Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., both in Glen Burnie, MD.
St. Mary’s Catholic Church English as a Second Language (ESL) Program
St Mary’s ESL Program needs volunteer teachers to teach English one night a week to adult ESL students for the Sept–May. school year. Our seven levels of classes are held on Tues., Wed., and Thurs. evenings, 7:00-8:45 p.m., at St. Mary’s High School in downtown Annapolis. Teaching experience and Spanish knowledge are helpful but not necessary. We will be holding an ESL Teacher Training Session on Sat. August 20th from 9:00 to 1:00 for all volunteers at St John Newmann Church on Bestgate Road. New volunteers are encouraged to attend. For registration and/or further information about the Program, contact Eneida at (410) 800-4717 [email protected] or Bunny Wilson at 410-544-5584 [email protected]
STARS – Speakers, Tutors, Achievement, Retention, Success
STARS is an initiative located at the Woodland Job Corps Center in Laurel, Maryland. STARS works with students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to help with achieving academic goals and the necessary life skills to be a success. Adult male and female volunteers are needed as mentors and/or tutors to work students between the ages of 16 and 24. Tutors are needed in math and reading to help them prepare for GED and college entrance tests. Tutoring is offered on Monday and Thursday afternoons from 3:45 to 5:15. Tutors may work one or both days each week. Mentors are also needed to work with same population as above. Mentors will be an adult friend to the students and help with setting and reaching vocational, academic and personal goals to be a success in the world. The students needing the volunteers are very motivated and have a strong desire to succeed in the goals they have set for themselves. If you have a heart for young people and would like the opportunity to help set a marvelous student on a positive and successful path, please contact: Gloria Coliton (301) 362-6045 or [email protected]. To find out what our volunteers have to say about their experiences and our students visit their blog at www.starswatcher.wordpress.com