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 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, contact Officer Jennifer Card: [email protected], 410-268-9000 ext. 7310, or Joe Hudson: [email protected], 410-858-0759.
The Caring Collection, Inc.
This nonprofit organization raises funds for cancer research and patient care at Anne Arundel Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Hospital by making and selling stained glass angels and sun catchers. Volunteers help make sun catchers every Mon. Tues and Thurs. in the Annapolis studio. No experience is needed. Volunteers, age 14 and up, learn the art of stained glass while creating the artwork to raise funds. Also needed are volunteers interested in marketing to help contact the media to promote sales of the art work. Contact Bobbie Burnett at 410-849-5333, [email protected] or see website www.caringcollection.org. Extra volunteers are needed for the following special event:
§ Noon–5 p.m., Sat.-Sun., Nov. 5-6, 2011, Caring Collection Annual Studio Sale: The public is invited to the studio at 1692 North Harbor Ct., in Annapolis to tour the facility and make purchases of Limited Edition Stained Glass Artwork and Notecards to help The Caring Collection meet its fundraising goal of $1,000,000 of benefiting oncology patients. There will be musical entertainment on Sat. by Archbishop Spalding High School Students with Beth Hough, Director. Contact Bobbie Burnett for more information.
Historic Annapolis Foundation
Volunteers are needed in the areas of museum tours and education, horticulture in the William Paca House gardens, public programs and special events, membership services, and marketing. Contact Volunteer Coordinator, Marcos Salaverria, at marcos.salaverria@annapolis.
- · 4:30–9:15 pm, Fri. & Sat., Nov. 4 & 5, 2011, 20th Annual Annapolis by Candlelight: Private home owners will open their beautiful homes from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries in the Murray Hill area of Annapolis for the public to view. Volunteers, age 16 and up, are needed and will be placed in different rooms in different homes informing visitors about the history of the home and the objects inside, helping to direct the flow of visitors through the home. Each home is staffed by an HAF volunteer known as a house captain who will provide information about the home to volunteers upon their arrival for their shift. Volunteers are asked to work a single shift on either Fri., Nov. 4th or Sat., Nov. 5th. To ensure all houses are staffed and ready to open promptly and to guarantee that shift changes occur smoothly, shifts will be from 4:30p.m.–7:15p.m. & from 6:45p.m. –9:15p.m. Contact Marcos Salaverria at 410-267-6312 or marcos.salaverria@annapolis.
orgto sign up.
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. Help is also needed in seeking closed facilities for possible rental as well as donated retail space for a thrift shop. 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.
- · 9 a.m.– 1 p.m., Fri., Nov. 11, & 8 a.m.–1 p.m., Sat., Nov. 12, 2011, Indoor Yard Sale: Volunteers are needed to help with set up, during,, and take down for the indoor yard sale being held at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Linthicum.
- · 4 p.m.–10 p.m., Nov. 12, 2011, Quarter Auction: Volunteers are needed to help with setup for the event to be held at St. Philip Neri School Gym. Doors open at 6 p.m. Games begin at 7 p.m. Clean up will follow.
Junior League of Annapolis
This organization reaches out to women of all races, religions, and national origins who share an interest in and commitment to volunteerism and community service. Volunteers needed to work on projects supporting children and families, including the Teen Empowerment and Mentoring Program (TEAM) in conjunction with the Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Women’s and Children’s Division, the September Back to School Book Bag project, to assist with fundraising, serve on Board of Directors and support other programs and services. Call 410-224-8984 or e-mail: [email protected]. Website: www.jlannapolis.org
§ 12:30–4:00 p.m., Sat., Oct. 29, 2011, Pigs & Pearls Fundraiser: The Junior League invites the community to participate in this inaugural, family friendly event at Mayo Beach Park in Edgewater.
It features barbecue, oysters and libations, and includes entertainment by the Baltimore Bluegrass Band, children’s activities and a big screen TV for football fans. The afternoon will feature a Chance raffle and silent auction with prizes such as tickets to a Redskins game, Army/Navy 2011 tickets, a weekend trip to LaPaz, Mexico, Capitals tickets, gift certificates to local restaurants, Eastport-a-Rockin’ tickets and more. All proceeds benefit Junior League programs. Contact Anne Murphy or Michelle Mehler by email at [email protected] or visit the website at www.jlannapolis.org for more information.
Light House Shelter
This emergency shelter facility provides shelter for single men and women and families and runs a transitional housing program in Annapolis. Volunteers, 18 and over, are needed for a variety of duties associated with the food program, children’s programs, facilities cleaning & maintenance, office and administration, and adult education programs. There is a special need for volunteers fromNov. 20, 2011 –March 15, 2011 for assistance with the overnight housing (and feeding) of 30 chronically homeless individuals at the old West St. shelter building as part of the Winter Relief program. Donations of food, bedding, and other items are also being sought. Training for Winter Relief volunteers will be held at 5pm on Thursday, November 10th at our 10 Hudson Street facility. For more information contact Carol Ferdock at (410)349-5056 ext. 205 or cferdock@annapolislighthouse.
Volunteer Center For Anne Arundel County FLEX Program
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., is located at 2000 Capital Dr., Annapolis, MD, 21401. October’s project will be held from 12 – Noon until 3 pm on Sat., Oct. 29, 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 takes place on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011 from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm. All ages welcome! For more information, and to sign up for either project, contact Sarah Litts at sarahlitts@