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This Week In Volunteering

The Annapolis Wine Expo, Sat., May 11, 2013

The Annapolis Wine Expo (formerly The Annapolis Food and Wine Festival) is being held indoors at the Lawrence Room in two sessions, 12–2:30 pm and 3:30-6 pm on Sat., May 11, 2013 at the Navy Stadium in Annapolis. A variety of volunteers will be needed to help with each session. Each volunteer will receive: an admission ticket to the event; free on-site parking; a souvenir wine or beer glass; bottled water, and a special gift. For more information and to volunteer, contact Julie Scott at [email protected] and see website at www.annapoliswineexpo.com.


Anne Arundel County Public Library

Anne Arundel County Public Library seeks a volunteer (16 or up) who is comfortable using a PC to assist with scanning a large archive of historical library photographs and clippings, uploading these images to Flickr, and entering any data written on photographs to the file. Accuracy and careful handling of delicate items are important, as is the ability to work independently.  All work will take place at Library Headquarters at 5 Harry S. Truman Pkwy, Annapolis, MD 20401. Volunteer hours are flexible during Library Headquarters’ open hours (Mon-Fri 8:00 am-4:30 pm). Training on using the equipment will be provided. Please email [email protected] for more information.


Historic London Town and Gardens

This Edgewater historic site seeks persons interested in history and/or horticulture to become docents, historic interpreters and gardeners at this 17th-18th century tobacco port. Volunteers give site tours, house tours or demonstrate colonial crafts and daily life. They may work in historic or ornamental gardens. For more information contact [email protected] or 410-222-1919 x204 or download volunteer application from the web site: www.historiclondontown.org. Events for which extra volunteers may be needed:

·        6:00–10:00 p.m., Fri., May 3, 2013, A Privateer Party: Guests are invited to the Historic London Town and Gardens annual benefit, “A Privateer Party” which features fine food and refreshments from the region’s top caterers, music and dancing, and live and silent auctions. For more information about this event contact 410-222-1919 X 200 or [email protected]. To register, visit website at www.historiclondontown.org.

·        9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Jun. 24-26 & Jul. 15-19, 2013, Colonial Adventures Summer Camps: Colonial Adventures offers children who have completed 1st-6th grades the opportunity to spend part of their summer experiencing colonial life in a hands-on, experience-based environment. Children will live the colonial life dressing in period clothing, hearth cooking their own lunch, learning colonial crafts (including making leather journals, writing with quill pens and more), and playing colonial games and throwing tomahawks. They will even become a pirate for a day. For more information and to register, contact 410.222.1919 X212 or [email protected], and visit the website at www.historiclondontown.org.


Ferndale United Methodist Church

Ferndale United Methodist Church,117 Ferndale Road, Glen Burnie MD 21061 will be hosting a flea market from 8 AM–2PM, Saturday, April 13, 2013. Table fees are $15 per table although there is currently a waiting list. Table fee money will go towards the church’s outreach for the homeless providing a weekly shower and hot meal to men and women who are homeless. In addition to the weekly shower and meal, Ferndale United Methodist participates in a rotating shelter for up to 30 men and women during the winter, and opened an emergency shelter during Hurricane Irene in 2011 and Sandy in 2012. Sellers and patrons are kindly asked to bring a non-perishable food donation and/or an article of clothing for homeless adult men and women. Questions can be directed to Jason Strecker at 410-850-0782 or [email protected].


Lost Towns Project of Anne Arundel County/AA Co. Trust for Preservation

In addition to dig days held in the spring and fall, we also encourage volunteers to participate in archaeological excavations or artifact processing in our new laboratory all year long.  There is no previous experience requirement for any of our volunteers, and we will teach them everything they need to know!  For more information, and to volunteer in the Field, Lab, or Archives, contact the volunteer coordinator at 410-222-1318 or [email protected].  See Website: www.losttownsproject.org/


North County High School, Mock Job Interviews April 15–22, 2013

North County High School in Glen Burnie is looking for volunteers to conduct mock interviews with 11th graders. Interview questions will be provided, and volunteers just have to ask the questions and assess how well the interviewees do. Available times and dates are: Mon., April 15:  7:15 to 8:50; 8:55 to 10:25; 11:00 to 12:30–Tues., April 16:  7:15 to 8:50; 8:55 to 10:25; 11:00 to 12:30–Wed., April 17: 7:15 to 8:50; 11:00 to 12:30; 12:35 to 2:05–Thurs., April 18:  7:15 to 8:50; 8:55 to 10:25; 12:35 to 2:05–Friday, April 19:  7:15 to 8:40; 8:45 to 10:05; 11:15 to 12:40; 12:45 to 2:05–Monday, April 22: 7:15 to 8:50; 8:55 to 10:25. For more information and to sign up, contact Darryl J. Gonzalez, PhD at [email protected] or 410 222-6970.


OHLA (Organization of Hispanics/Latin Americans of Anne Arundel County)

OHLA provides support, education and relief services to immigrant Hispanic-American families. Volunteers serve as Outreach Coordinators bridging existing gaps in areas such as health, jobs and other services needed by the community.  Bi-lingual volunteers staff the Annapolis office located in the Community Resource Center at 80 West St., and assist Hispanic constituents with many issues ranging from immigration to interpreter services, training provided. There is a pressing need for volunteers to help Legal Counsel on Thurs. mornings with tax preparation. More volunteers are also needed for several hours each week at both the Annapolis Office and at the Community Resource Center at the District Court in Glen Burnie. Volunteers must be age 18 and up and some computer skills are preferred but not necessary. Contact Joyce Masterson at 410-266-6145 or [email protected]. Web: www.ohla.us.


Severna Park Community Center (SPCC)

Volunteer opportunities include helping on committees, help with benefit events (Gala, Golf Tournament, etc.), help support small projects held at the Center, help in writing grants to improve the Center, and much more. SPCC is an approved site for service learning hours for public schools and Anne Arundel Community College. For more information contact Jennie Boden at 410-647-5843 X 201 or [email protected]. See website: www.severnaparkcommunitycenter.com.


The Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden & Shop

Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of gardening tasks including planting, watering, weeding, and mulching.  Tour guides are needed, particularly in April & May, to assist the teacher/naturalist with large groups; year round programs need chaperons for field trips as well as assistants for nature programs. Shopkeepers are needed for 2-hour shifts on a weekly or twice-monthly basis at the garden’s gift shop at MD Department of Natural Resources, Tawes Building, Rowe Blvd. and Taylor Ave. in Annapolis. Hours are flexible, training is provided, and volunteers are treated to an awards ceremony. Contact Jay Myers at 410-260-8184 or [email protected].

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