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This Week In Volunteering

| September 18, 2012, 11:05 AM | 0 Comments

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 Arc of the Central Chesapeake Region

The Arc advocates for and supports County citizens with developmental disabilities. Volunteers are needed to help with fund raising, assist in the office, with special events. Volunteers, 16 years and older, are also needed as gardening assistants at the Arc’s sensory garden in Annapolis, including plant care, patio maintenance, planting trees/shrubs, etc. and to help with leaf and yard maintenance at 30 homes the Arc manages throughout the County. Volunteers are also needed for painting at the homes and yard work for all of the spring and summer at the Spa Road office.  Contact Angie DeMorland at (410) 268-8085 or (410) 269-1883, or e-mail:[email protected]. Website: www.thearcccr.org.

·         Fri., Oct. 26, 2012, Saints and Sinners Cocktail Party: Sponsors, participants, and volunteers are being sought for this fundraiser being held at the Loews Hotel Powerhouse in Annapolis, MD. For sponsorship and registration for attendance visit the website at www.thearcccr.org or contact Kristen Lasker at 410-990-1900 or

[email protected]. For information about volunteer Opportunities contact Angie DeMorland at (410) 268-8085 or (410) 269-1883, or e-mail: [email protected].


Arthritis Foundation

The Mid-Atlantic Region serves Maryland, Delaware, DC, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina by making the public knowledgeable about arthritis and the importance of appropriate treatment and by helping people take personal control of their arthritis through self-help classes, warm water and land exercise programs and support and education groups. For more information about programs and volunteer opportunities, contact 1-800-365-3811 or[email protected] or visit website: www.arthritis.org/maryland/.

·         8–10 am, Sun., Nov. 4, 2012, Jingle Bell Run/Walk-Southern Maryland: Volunteers are needed for this event being held at Marley Station Mall in Glen Burnie. There are volunteer opportunities from set-up (4:30 a.m.) to clean-up (10 a.m).  We are also looking for a group of cheerleaders who might donate their time to come cheer at the starting line (8:00 a.m.) through finish line (8:30 – 9:00 a.m.).Contact: RebeccaSantiago at [email protected] or 443-738-9626 or Teresa Rimel at [email protected] or 410-255-5044 Home / 443-604-0118 Cell.


Captain Salem Avery Museum

The Museum is the home of Captain Salem Avery who worked the waters of the Chesapeake as a buy boat captain in the late 19th century. He is typical of the watermen of that era whose history the Museum seeks to preserve. The Museum in Shady Side is in need of adults to serve as docents. They would escort visitors through the Museum on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and at special functions, sometimes dressed in costume typical of the 1860’s. Training will be provided. For further information, please call Museum Director Vicki Petersen at 410 867 4486.


YWCA of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County

6:30 pm, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, Disco Magic Gala: Volunteers, participants, and sponsors are being sought for this gala annual fundraising event at the Westin Annapolis Hotel. There will be an open bar, dinner, dancing and live and silent auctions. Proceeds support programs for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. For more information, contact Adrienne Trout at [email protected] or at (410) 626-7800 ext. 115. See website: www.annapolisywca.org.


Empowering Believers Church Day of Service Food Drive, Sept. 29, 2012

Empowering Believers Church, 7566 E. Howard Rd., in Glen Burnie is sponsoring a food drive and Day of Service at the church to help relieve hunger.  The church is partnering with the Office of the Governor, Maryland Food Bank, Chesapeake Bay Trust and other faith-based and community organizations in this effort. From 10am –3pm, Sat. Sept. 29, 2012, volunteers are needed to help fill backpacks with food which will be provided to youth after school.  In addition, volunteer help is needed with a tree planting project at the church.  For more information contact Bishop Larry Lee Thomas at 410-852-3700 or [email protected].


Hospice of the Chesapeake

The Hospice is seeking volunteers, age 16 and up, for its new Largo, MD office to assist with filing, photocopying, answering telephones, and other clerical tasks in our Largo, MD office.  You choose your schedule anytime weekdays between the hours of 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity for persons who want to keep up their skills while job searching, students 16 years or older who need community service hours, or retirees who want to share their talents. Patient care volunteers are also needed to provide support and companionship to patients, families and caregivers.  As a patient care volunteer you will provide companionship to patients and a respite for caregivers by making weekly visits to assist with meals, reading, transportation to medical appointments, errands and other practical needs. Contact Julie Medlin at 301-499-4500 or[email protected].

·         10 am–Noon, Sat., Oct. 13, 2012, Volunteer Information Day: New and prospective volunteers can obtain additional information on volunteer opportunities and register for training classes at the new Largo, MD location: 9500 Arena Drive, Suite 250, Largo, MD  20774. To register, or for more information, contact Julie Medlin at 301-499-4500 or [email protected].

·         9:30 am–5:00 pm, on 3 consecutive Saturdays, Nov. 3, 10, &17, 2012, Patient Care Volunteer Training: Classes will be held at the new Largo, MD location: 9500 Arena Drive, Suite 250, Largo, MD  20774. To register, or for more information, contact Julie Medlin at 301-499-4500 or[email protected].


People’s Community Health Centers

This nonprofit organization has several clinics in Baltimore and Anne Arundel County providing a variety of healthcare services to all in need regardless of income or insurance status. Volunteer clinic assistants, age 18 and up, are needed at the Brooklyn Park Center, 5517 Ritchie Hwy., Baltimore, 21225, and the Odenton Clinic, 1370 Odenton Rd., Odenton 21113. Clinic assistants help with a variety of office duties such as helping with medical records correspondence, patient appointment calls, helping patients with forms, pulling charts, filing, faxing, and more. Candidates will be trained and must pass drug testing and a background check. Volunteer commitment is for a 3-hour weekly shift between the hours of 9 am–5 pm. For more information and applications, visit the web site at: www.peoplesbaltimore.org, or contact Nicky Rothman at 410-235-5580 or [email protected].


Rude Ranch Animal Rescue

This nonprofit located in Harwood is in search of volunteers who have a love for cats and kittens and would enjoy helping to care for abandoned, sick and wild cats until they find new homes. Volunteers are needed as: Animal Visitors, stop and play with the cats; Feral Cat Socializers, help teach “wild” cats that they no longer need to fear people; Animal Caretakers, at least 2 hours per week to clean and care for cats; Adoption Counselors, help screen potential adopters; Carpenters, help design and build new habitats for special needs cats. They accept group and youth volunteers (minimum age 16) and family volunteers (as long as parent is present). They also need donated canned cat food. Contact 410.798.9559 or [email protected].  Website: www.RudeRanch.org.


Sarah’s House Educational Symposium Workshop, Thurs., Sept. 27, 2012

Sarah’s House is announcing a 25th Anniversary Educational Symposium Workshop, “Women & Children Facing Poverty”, from 8:30 a.m.–12:15.p.m. Sept. 27, 2012 at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Center, 1800 Seton Drive, Crofton, MD 21114. There will be an educational program including an address by Ms. Jane C.W. Vincent, Director HUD Regional Office, Philadelphia.  Coffee will be served in the morning and lunch in the afternoon. This training is approved for 3 Category 1 CEU’s by Catholic Charities. Catholic Charities is an authorized sponsor of Category 1 CEU’s by the Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners. Admission is free but RSVP is required. Contact:  [email protected] or [email protected]; Phone: 410-551-7722.

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