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
The Annapolis Police Department is looking for volunteer, uniformed Auxiliary Officers to render assistance to the police department in various capacities. The Auxiliary Officer shall render volunteer police services such as Traffic Control, Fingerprinting, Administrative Duties, Dignitary Details and Community Relations Functions. The Auxiliary Officer is not compensated monetarily, is not authorized to carry weapons, and is not vested with arrest authority. Uniforms and transportation will be furnished for official duties, and police procedure training will be provided in both formal classroom and on-the-job training sessions. Applicants must be at least 21 years old, be a United States Citizen, have no felony convictions or serious misdemeanor convictions, possess a valid Maryland driver’s license and have a good driving record. He or she must be capable of providing a minimum of 10 hours of service each month, have a telephone, be in good physical condition and must agree to a background investigation, a fingerprint check, a drug screening test, and an oral interview. Volunteers interested in joining this program should contact Captain C. Howard in the Support Service Division at 410- 268-9000 extension 7242.
Ballet Theatre of Maryland
This full-time professional ballet company and training academy performs at the Maryland Hall for Creative Arts four times each year and also performs full-length, mini-performances, and lecture demonstrations at other Maryland locations. Its School of Classic and Contemporary Dance provides professional training to children from age three and up, and including adults, leading to first (lower) level apprenticeship; other classes for the non-professionally oriented are also taught. Volunteers are needed for a variety of administrative, fundraising, event coordinator, and manager positions in two Annapolis offices. There is an immediate need for database entry and general office assistants, and wardrobe assistants. For info contact Dianne Werner-Taylor at 410-263-8289 or e-mail [email protected] . See Web site: www.balletmaryland.org.
Best Buddies of Maryland
Best Buddies enhances the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-on-one friendship and integrated employment. Volunteers, 18 and older, will be matched with an adult who has an intellectual disability. Matches are based on age, gender, proximity and similar interests. Once matched, the pair is asked to maintain weekly contact, via phone or email, and visit twice a month. Some monthly outings include going to concerts, dining out, watching movies and more. Volunteers are needed in Baltimore City and surrounding counties. For an application and more information contact: Blair Judson at (410) 327-9812 ext. 38 or [email protected]. Web site: www.bestbuddiesmaryland.org.
Guiding Eyes for the Blind
This nonprofit organization serves the Bay Region by raising puppies as potential future guide dogs. Volunteer puppy raisers are needed to provide the love, support and direction these puppies need to prepare them for formal training. Volunteer raisers (as young as 13 with parental supervision) take puppies into their homes for fourteen to eighteen months and teach them manners and social skills. In addition to daily work and play with their dogs, raisers attend local classes and puppy evaluations. Website: http://www.guidingeyes.org. Puppy training classes are 7:00 pm on 2nd and 4th Thursday nights in Bowie. Contact Carrie Barnett at (410) 960-7427 or [email protected], for more information.
Heartland Hospice Services
Heartland Hospice provides hospice care to patients with limited life expectancy as well as support to their caregivers. Volunteers, age 18 and up with a driver’s license, are needed as Friendly Visitors to visit patients in their home or nursing home, as Vigil Volunteers to sit with patients without immediate family who are nearing death, as Bereavement Volunteers to call on families of those recently deceased. Clerical and Special Project Volunteers are also needed to help with mailings, office projects, and to create special gifts for patients. For more information, contact Mary Jo Boyland at 410-977-8403 or E-mail: [email protected]
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Chesapeake Region
The mission of MADD is to stop drunk driving, support victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking. Volunteer opportunities range from clipping articles out of local newspapers to speaking at Victim Impact Panels to representing MADD Chesapeake at community functions. Families and group volunteers are welcome. MADD is holding its 6th Annual Cookies for Cops event this Holiday season. By donating cookies, to be hand-delivered by MADD Maryland volunteers and staff, you will be partnering with MADD Maryland to show your support of your local law enforcement agencies with the good will of the holiday season. Our campaign will run Thanksgiving Day through New Year’s Eve. Thank you on behalf of the victims and families we serve. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact MADD at 410-964-5757. Visit our web site: www.madd.org/md.
Reginald Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture
The museum is dedicated to serving the community by providing multifaceted support through meaningful interactions with history and material culture of Maryland African Americans. Volunteers are needed to assist at the Information Desk, as Docents, for Special Events, and more. There are ongoing opportunities on Saturdays and Sundays for assistance with greeting guests and patrons at the main entrance and to work with kid’s activities during public hours. The minimum age for volunteers is 14. Volunteering is open to adults, seniors, college, and high school students. Service learning credit hours can be earned by high school students. We are accepting applications for the following volunteer positions: Special Event Volunteer, Administrative Assistant, Curatorial Assistant, and Visitor Services. Volunteer orientations are held at 7:00 pm on the last Monday of each month. Contact Joy Hall, at 443-263-1852 or [email protected]; web site: www.AfricanAmericanCulture.org .
The Department of Aging and Disabilities is partnering with the Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County and the Citizens Corps Council to recruit and deploy church youth groups, families, scouts, and high school groups as well as adult organizations for the “Snow Patrol”. Isolated seniors with medical needs and individuals with disabilities need assistance with removing snow and ice during winter storms so that driveways and sidewalks can be accessed by caregivers or so that the affected seniors can reach the street to be provided transportation for medical care, etc. This is a call for groups to register with the Volunteer Center for the Snow Patrol. Volunteer Groups are needed now and must pre-register in order to help residents with disabilities and medical needs during this winter’s storms. For information & a Snow Patrol Intake Form, contact Bill at the Volunteer Center For Anne Arundel Co. at 410-897-9207 or [email protected]. A Snow Patrol Intake Form may also be downloaded from www.VolunteerAnneArundel.org. (Click on Programs then Disaster Preparedness & Response, then Snow Patrol).
Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE Chapter 390)
This group of volunteers with entrepreneurial experience is sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration to offer mentoring to small business owners and new entrepreneurs; free counseling and general and specialized workshops are provided to clients in Anne Arundel and surrounding counties. The Chapter has a need for business men and women willing to give their time to help entrepreneurs. We invite working and retired executives, small business owners, educators and other professionals to become volunteer counselors. In addition to counselors, SCORE seeks volunteers with strong organizational skills to work with counselors and clients in outreach programs, marketing, setting up and running workshops and general office support. Training is provided. Contact 410-266-9553 or [email protected]. Website: http://www.score390.org.