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This Week In Volunteering

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.


Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Project Clean Stream, Sat., Apr. 14, 2012

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is an established conservation, non-profit organization whose mission is to restore the Chesapeake Bay through collaborative engagement with all the communities that work and live in the Bay area. Periodically there are volunteer opportunities associated with office work in Annapolis and events in the area.  For more information, e-mail [email protected] and see web site at www.allianceforthebay.org.

  • ·         9:00 am, Sat., Apr. 14, 2012, Project Clean Stream: On April 14th, rain or shine, Project Clean Stream will aid in the restoration effort of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed, thousands of people will be participating in this annual trash cleanup event coordinated by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and our partners. Come out to one of hundreds of cleanup sites and beautify the neighborhoods where you live and work. Information on how to start a cleanup site and a map of locally registered cleanup sites can be found at http://allianceforthebay.org/pcs.  If April 14th doesn’t work for you or your group, we can definitely work with you to schedule a cleanup on a different day. For additional information contact Dan Brellis at (443) 949-0575 or [email protected].


Annapolis 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. Pro bono professional volunteers are also needed serve the shelter and its clients with specialized skills such as accounting, medicine, law, and carpentry. The hours are flexible for many tasks and training is provided. In addition to volunteers, the shelter has an immediate need for pantry food items because of a greatly increased demand for lunches. To volunteer or arrange for donations, contact Volunteer Services Coordinator Michele Marshall at 410-349-5056 Ext.14 or Marshall@AnnapolisLightHouse.org.

  • ·         8:00 am to 12:00 pm, Sat. March 24, 2012: Spring Cleaning Day:Several pick-up trucks are needed to help with Spring Cleaning Day on March 24, 2012. Please contact Carol at 410-349-5056 at ext. 205 if you have a pick-up truck that you could provide.


Anne Arundel County Department of Health, Emergency Exercise, May 9, 2012

The Department needs a number of volunteers to play different roles in association with a Point of Distribution emergency exercise from 8:00 AM–12:30 PM, Wed., May 9, 2012. The exercise will be held in Annapolis and breakfast and lunch will be provided.  For more information and to volunteer, contact Karen Johnson, Volunteer Coordinator at the AA County Office of Emergency Management: 410-222-0611 or [email protected].


Healthy Markets, Benefit LLC

Healthy Markets, a Benefit LLC, will be operating a Farmer’s Market from May- November at the Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie  and needs volunteers to help vendors set up their tents and equipment at the beginning of the market, and break down their tents and equipment at the end of the market day. There may be additional opportunity for a volunteer manager to help manage the market as well or assist with the kid’s tent. For more information contact Stephanie Royal at 301-300-1626 or [email protected].



Books for International Goodwill (B.I.G) Project

Thousands of books gather dust in storage rooms and attics, while thousands of students and adults in developing countries lack both textbooks and recreational reading. Volunteers drop off good used books and/or help sort 8:00 am–12:00 noon on the second and fourth Saturdays each mon. (volunteers should call to verify) at the B.I.G. warehouse at 2000 Capital Dr., Annapolis. Individuals of high school age and older are welcome to help on a “drop-in” basis.  Select volunteers are welcomed Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays to sort and shelve books for future Book Sales. Contact Joyce at 703-919-0069 to help get books ready for a B.I.G. Sale. There is also a book drop off at this location open 24 hrs. daily; directions are listed on the website, below. Special times may be arranged for groups who should schedule with Steve Frantzich at 410-293-6865 or [email protected]. Website: www.big-books.org.

  • ·         9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Saturday, March 24, 2012, Flex Project:  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 the Peace Corps.  Please go online to www.volunteerannearundel.org and sign-up for this project on the opportunity calendar or contact sarahlitts@volunteerannearundel.org.


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. There is a current need for volunteers to help with interpretive programs at the Park. Programs last an hour and are provided to the public on a weekly or bi-weekly basis; there are a variety of themes ranging from amphibians to wetland demonstrations, and no special skills or degrees are required There may be training provided depending on the topic matter, and volunteers can work with park staff to lead and co-lead thematic interpretive programs.. Visit the website at www.friendsofquietwaterspark.org for more information about volunteer opportunities and to sign up or email [email protected].

  • ·         9am – 4pm, Apr. 14, 2012 Earth Day: Earth Day Volunteers Needed!.  There will be several booths that need to be staffed.  The booths range from arts and crafts, DNR demonstration tables, to The Friends of Quiet Waters Park information tables.  Any and all inquiries please email [email protected].


GreenScape, Spring 2012, Sat., April 21, 2012

The Annapolis Recreation and Parks Department has announced Spring GreenScape 2012 to take place on April 21, 2012. GreenScape is a volunteer effort, sponsored by the City of Annapolis through many of its departments, which encourages and supports individuals and organizations to plant and maintain native gardens in public areas throughout the City. The City provides plant materials, mulch, trash bags and gloves; and the community provides volunteers who want to make a difference in their community. This is the 21st year of this annual program of beautification, clean-up and planting in public spaces throughout the City of Annapolis by volunteers. For more information, call Annapolis Recreation and Parks at (410) 263-7958 or E-mail [email protected].


Treasure Hunters Clearinghouse

Volunteer Mentors and Tutors Needed! If you could change someone’s life for the better, without spending a dime, would you?  The Treasure Hunters Clearinghouse is an Annapolis born, Kids at Hope initiative of the Volunteer Center For Anne Arundel County that seeks to connect caring adults with established mentor and tutor programs serving disadvantaged youth living in Annapolis.  Anyone may apply to become a volunteer mentor or tutor with the Clearinghouse as long as they have a desire to help a child succeed.  Email sarah@volunteerannearundelorg, call 410-897-9207, or visit www.VolunteerAnneArundel.org for an application today! 


YWCA Sexual Assault Crisis Center

Sexual Assault Volunteers: Crisis Intervention Counselors/Volunteer Advocatesare needed to assist victims of sexual assault. Volunteers answer the 24-hour hotline from home and/or provide hospital accompaniment to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence; flexible hours are available (24 hrs/day). Minimum age requirement is 18. There is a need for volunteers to provide hospital accompaniment to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. Training is required.  Contact [email protected] or call 410-626-7800 Ext. 114 for more information. Download a Volunteer Application from the web site at:  www.ywcaaac.org.

·         10:00 am–Noon, Sat., April 7, 2012, Sexual Assault Crisis Orientation: This orientation session is being held for those interested in becoming sexual assault crisis volunteers; it will be held in Room 204 at the YWCA, 1517 Ritchie Highway, Arnold, MD 21012. For more information, contact Amanda Fields at 410-544-0716 or [email protected].

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