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 Language Bank
Volunteers with a second language capability extend a warm welcome to area visitors who might have difficulty communicating in English. Volunteers also are called upon by Public Safety officials, health organizations, hospitals, the Red Cross, State, County and the City of Annapolis, and other organizations. Volunteers are listed in the Language Bank by language in alphabetical order. If you or someone you know has a second language capability and is not currently listed as a Language Bank volunteer, we would urge a telephone call to the Office of Public Information, City of Annapolis, (410) 263-1183 or E-mail: [email protected]. See web site at: http://www.annapolis.gov/
Annapolis Maritime Museum
The Museum needs volunteers to help with its innovative environmental education program, conduct tours to the historic Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, restore wooden boats, interpret the Museum’s exhibits to the public, and help with the winter seminar series, the summer concert series, and events like the Annapolis Oyster Roast in March and the Boatyard Beach Bash in September. For more information, contact the Museum’s Volunteer Coordinator, Amanda Elliott, at 410-295-0104 or [email protected]. Check web site at www.amaritime.org.
Davidsonville Wildlife Sanctuary
This nonprofit organization helps injured and orphaned animals by treating them, raising and caring for them, and releasing them back into the wild. If release is not an option they are provided permanent homes at the sanctuary or elsewhere. Volunteers, age 18 and up, who can commit to at least one morning per week are needed for ongoing animal care including feeding, watering, cleaning for a wide variety animals. For more information, contact D. Riley at [email protected] or 410-798-0193. See web site: www.wildlifesanctuary.us/dws.
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
§ December Gift Wrapping: Volunteers are needed to staff gift wrapping shifts at the “Wrap It Up!” store located at Westfield Annapolis Mall. Proceeds raised from gift wrapping support JLA initiatives to improve the lives of women and children in Anne Arundel County. Contact 410-224-8984 or [email protected] for more information and to volunteer.
Conflict Resolution Center
The AACRC aids in non-violent resolution of personal and community conflict. It provides mediation, anger management training, prisoner counseling/training and other services to individuals and groups. Call 410-266-9033 or E-mail [email protected]. Web site: www.aacrc-md.us. The following is being announced:
- · Stress and Anger Management Training Classes, four evening sessions each: 1. Thurs., from 6–9 pm, 1/19/12-2/19/12; 2. Tues., 6-9pm, 3/20/12-4/10/12; and 3. Wed., 6-9pm, 05/16/12-06/06/12: The focus of the classes is on taking personal responsibility for one’s own feelings and learning assertive communication techniques to foster better relationships with others. The classes are open to the public and are held at the Center offices at 2666 Riva Road in Annapolis. There is a fee required 2-weeks prior to the start of the session. To register, call 410-266-9033.
Dyslexia Tutoring Program
This nonprofit organization trains volunteers to tutor low-income children and adults with dyslexia and other language-based disorders. Volunteers should have a high school degree, good language skills, patience, a willingness to understand persons with language disabilities, and the desire to help someone who wants to learn to read. Volunteer tutors are trained through a twenty-hour course in the Orton-Gillingham method of teaching reading, spelling, and writing, are subjected to a criminal background check and must commit to 60 hours of tutoring. For more information call 410-889-5487 or e-mail [email protected]. Web site: www.dyslexiatutoringprogram.
Eastern Veterinary Blood Bank (EVBB)
The EVBB is one of only two volunteer blood donor centers for dogs in the United States. In return for your healthy dog’s generous donation of blood, s/he will receive an automatic health check every time blood is donated. Your dog could save a life, and that life could even be his/her own someday. Dogs know they will get treats and really look forward to going to donate blood. For each unit of blood donated, a free unit of blood is available for your dog should s/he ever need it. In addition to the main location at 844 Ritchie Highway in Severna Park, EVBB maintains facilities at Crofton Veterinary Clinic, in Crofton, the Highway Veterinary Hospital in Bowie, Animal Clinic of North Bowie, and Muddy Creek Animal Hospital in West River; in addition numerous other donor sites are now available throughout Maryland. Contact 800-949-EVBB (3822), 410-224-2265 or E-mail [email protected]. Website: www.evbb.com
Greyhound Welfare, Inc.
The mission of this all volunteer nonprofit is to place ex-racing greyhounds into adoptive homes and to educate the public on greyhound and animal welfare. Volunteers, 21 and older, help with public outreach, the newsletter, screening adoption applications, adoption-follow-up, dog-transport to special events, planning and implementing fundraising events and donation drives, order supplies, write routine correspondence, pick up donations, coordinate veterinary care, foster a greyhound during the transition period before an adoptive home is found, and much more. Many opportunities are available in the evenings and weekends, or can be done from home. For more information, contact [email protected] or 301-949-0615. Also see: www.greyhoundwelfare.org where you may submit a volunteer application.
Hearts & Homes for Youth (Mary’s Mount Manor)
This organization helps troubled children and youth who are abused, neglected or runaways, become independent, productive adults by providing a broad spectrum of educational, residential, independent living and mental health programs throughout Maryland. In Harwood, the Mary’s Mount Manor is a therapeutic group home for emotionally disturbed young women who have suffered abuse, neglect or abandonment. Volunteers over 18 are needed for tutoring, mentoring, internships, renovation projects, recreation sponsors, office assistance, and beautification projects. Contact Loretta d’Eustachio at 301-589-8444 ext.212. [email protected] Website: www.hh4y.org