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.
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has 12 geographic Divisions, more than 900 local offices nationwide, and a presence in more than 5,100 communities.
Volunteers are needed in the local Gambrills office to help with general administrative tasks including but not limited to phone calls, mailings, etc. For more and to volunteer, contact Pam Sherbia at 410-721-4304 or [email protected]. See website at http://cancer.org/.
Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Conference & Visitor’s Bureau
The mission of the Bureau is to plan, produce and promote programs designed to increase the volume of leisure and business visitors to the area while preserving the community and managing the travel and tourism industry. Volunteers are needed at the West St. Visitor Ctr. and City Dock Booth to provide visitors with knowledgeable, appropriate, and current information to assist them in having the best possible experience. Help is also needed for computer data entry. Completion of a training program and a 3-month provisional period is required of new volunteers; participation in ongoing training and continuing education is required for all volunteers. For information: contact 410-280-0445×108, e-mail: [email protected] & see web site at www.visitannapolis.org.
Annapolis Film Festival c/o Filmsters
The Annapolis Film Festival, to be held in historic downtown Annapolis, Maryland, March 21-24, 2013, will transform the city with internationally acclaimed film makers, engaging guest speakers, panels and discussions. The nationally competitive festival will showcase all genres of film featuring celebrity guests and film makers while offering various opportunities for community participation. Volunteers are needed to help with hospitality, as venue managers and stage managers, projectionist, ticket collections, on site sales, will call, drivers, runners, line wranglers, and more. To sign up go to www.signupgenius.com to see the listing of venues, locations, dates and times and select a slot to register your time. For more information, call 410-263-3023 and see website at http://www.annapolisfilmfestival.net/.
Arundel Child Care Connections
The mission of Arundel Child Care Connections, Inc. is to promote the availability and accessibility of high quality childcare for families in Anne Arundel County through referrals, training, public education and collaboration between community-based organization, government agencies, employers, and child care providers. We are in the process of rebuilding our Board of Directors. Positions needed are a seasoned Board President and members with backgrounds in finance, law, business and fundraising. For more information contact Debbie Langer, Ex. Dir. At 410-222-1712 or [email protected]. See website at: http://www.arundelccc.org/.
Since 1981, Ayusa Global Youth Exchange has been providing a wide range of life-changing cultural exchange experiences. All of our participants – students, host families, schools, and staff – emerge from the exchange experience uniquely equipped to thrive in an ever-changing world. Through our work of welcoming students to the United States and sending Americans abroad and facilitating short-term leadership programs for high school students we promote our vision of a future where nations and people recognize their similarities and have an acceptance of differences. For more information about how you may participate in this experience, contact Regional Director, Betsy Dietz at [email protected] or 800-727-4540. See website at: www.ayusa.org.
Civil Air Patrol –Arundel Composite Squadron
The Civil Air Patrol does aeronautical training and has a cadet program for teen-agers. The Arundel Composite Squadron holds meetings at 7:00 pm on Tuesdays at the Glen Lutheran Church in Glen Burnie. For more information contact Tim Strickland at 410-960-1337 or e-mail: [email protected]. Web site: http://arundel.mdwg.cap.gov/.
C.L.A.S.S. Mentoring Program
The mission of the C.L.A.S.S. (Cultivating Leadership Achievement & Social Services) Mentoring Program located in Elkridge, MD is to ensure that the participants develop sound morals and become outstanding citizens. Mentors will be trained and are asked to commit to one day per week for one- hour on Thursdays. For more information about volunteering as a mentor contact Kashona Holland at [email protected] or 443-983-5293.
Clay Street Computer Learning Center
The Center is a free storefront computer lab providing a safe and educational haven for the children of Clay Street. It is an after school program offering a nurturing environment for the students to do their homework, school projects, learn age-appropriate educational software and, with guidance, explore the world through the internet. Volunteers, 15 and older, are needed Mon. through Fri., 10 am – 6 pm, to offer students friendly assistance and guidance with their homework and other educational computer projects. Call 410-280-6467 or email: [email protected]
Emmaus Center is a faith-based organization that supports forgotten people who have no place to call home. It does this through an ongoing relationship with the people they serve helping them rise above homelessness, joblessness, and hopelessness. Emmaus Center is a place where the forgotten people in the area can come and share in the life of the community and find meaning and purpose in their lives. Through this life in community the people develop a sense of self-worth, and a range of positive relationship skills that assist them in rising out of the life situation they find themselves in and re-enter back into society. We need 1 or 2 volunteers, especially with PR experience, who are able to help with planning fundraising events, and procuring donations from local businesses. We also need volunteer help to extend opening hours from 2 to 4 pm. All volunteers at the Center are expected to share in clean-up activities. For more information, contact Barbara Hudgens at 410-766-7729 or [email protected] and see website: http://www.emmauscenter.net/.
Winter Relief Program
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Eastport needs volunteers to assist them in hosting the Winter Relief Program for 26 homeless individuals during the week of March 11-15, 2013. Volunteers will be asked to serve a hot meal and assist in other duties during their stay and are also asked to stay overnight, from 5:00pm-7:00am. Three volunteers are needed each night but if you are only available a few hours that would also be helpful. For more information contact Lauren Miller, City of Annapolis Office of Emergency Preparedness and Risk Management at 410-216-9167 (office) or 443-822-1860 (cell).