April 17, 2024
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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.


Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association is a nonprofit organization which seeks to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through advancement of research, to enhance care and support for individuals, their families and caregivers, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Volunteer opportunities include: office & clerical assistance including data entry and mailings, helpline specialist, Partners in the Arts Coordinator, all at the Timonium location, as well as community outreach representatives including those to attend Health Fairs and speakers, and family support group facilitators in Anne Arundel County.  In addition, volunteers are welcome to join our team at fundraising events such as Walk to End Alzheimer’s, and Memory Ball.  Training and materials are provided for all positions. For more information contact Volunteer Coordinator Sally Drumm at 410-561-9099, e-mail: [email protected], and visit web site: www.alz.org/maryland.


Anacostia Watershed Society

This non-profit volunteer organization seeks volunteers, age 7 and up, to help with restoring, enhancing, and otherwise improving the Anacostia River watershed with projects including river cleanups, tree plantings, wetland plantings, and meadow restoration. For more information and to volunteer, contact Volunteer Coordinator Maddie Koenig at [email protected] or 301-699-6204. See web site at www.anacostiaws.org.


Annapolis Film Festival Filmsters Academy, July 27-Aug. 9, 2013

FILMSTERS Academy is set to begin its 12th year in Annapolis this summer. Celebrating digital literacy and creativity through the art of filmmaking, this camp allows kids 11-20 years of age to pitch, write, produce, shoot, edit, and learn how to do make-up, costumes, props, stunts, special effects and how to act in their own short films. The film camp will again be held on the campus of Key School in Annapolis, MD. from July 27- Aug. 9, 2013. There are three levels of instruction Beginners (11-15), Intermediates (13-16) and Advanced (16-20) to explore. Limited enrollment. If you have a creative child who would like to explore the world of music, acting, screenwriting, cinematography, production design, film editing, producing and directing FILMSTERS Academy will be a wonderful experience to try out many aspects of visual storytelling. Registration is available on our website along with over 80+ short films made by young people. For more information visit www.filmstersacademy.com or email us at [email protected] or call 410-263-3023.


Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre

Numerous volunteer opportunities are available in Production Support, Concierge and General Volunteering, Management & Business Support, including Officers and Board of Directors, and Artistic Involvement, including performers, directors, and more. For more details and to volunteer, visit the Volunteering section of the website and fill out and submit a Participation Form or call 410-268-9212. See web site at http://www.summergarden.com/opportunities.html.


Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating Fourth Sundays Apr.–Oct.

CRAB promotes the joy of sailing in specially modified boats to persons with disabilities and their families. CRAB volunteer skippers, crewmembers and dockhands offer monthly “SailFree” events every fourth Sunday of the month from April through October from 10 am-4 pm at the Marina at Sandy Point State Park. Volunteers are needed year round as members of the Board of Directors, to assist with sailing programs for children of Central Special School and MD School for the Blind, fleet, & equipment maintenance, and more. CRAB is also seeking the donations of various pieces of equipment and money. Those interested in volunteering should contact program director, Karl Guerra, at [email protected] or (410) 626-0273. See web site: http://crabsailing.org/.


Creating Communities, Arts Mentorship Academy, Jun. 24-28, 2013

The nonprofit organization’s goal is to build life skills and self-esteem and foster connections across cultures. Creating Communities is seeking adult volunteers for the 2013 Creating Communities Arts Mentorship Academy June 24-June 28, 2013 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts and Annapolis Middle School. The Arts Mentorship Academy offers intensive arts instruction and mentorship to economically-disadvantaged yet talented public school students. The program is 100% scholarship and students receive dance, art, music, photography and drama instruction as well as t-shirts, artistic performances and meals. Volunteers are needed for set-up, attendance, class monitoring, artist helpers, transportation and more. Contact Rob Levit at [email protected] for more information and also see website: www.creatingcommunities.net.


Food Link

Established in 1991, this non-profit hunger relief organization provides free food and other essentials to people in need in Anne Arundel County and four counties on the Eastern Shore. Volunteers with trucks or vans are needed to pick up food from distribution centers, restaurants and others and deliver to food pantries, shelters and other locations serving the hungry, and assist with emergency food pantry and emergency baby pantry items. Contact Cathy Holstrom-Bird at 410-897-3941 or 42 or [email protected] Web site: www.foodlinkmaryland.org.


Legacy Leadership Program, The University of Maryland
The University of Maryland’s Legacy Leadership Institute on Public Policy  in partnership with the State of Maryland is looking for volunteers 50+ in age to serve as volunteer legislative leaders during the 2013-14 session of The Maryland General Assembly. Classroom training begins in September for ten (10) weeks, two days per week at the College Park campus, with site visits to the State Complex in Annapolis. The volunteer assignment will be for a minimum of two (2) days per week beginning in January 2014 in the Annapolis office of various Senators and Delegates. Contact Wesley Queen at 301-405-2529 or email, [email protected] for additional information or an application.


Maryland Hunger Solutions

Maryland Hunger Solutions is looking for friendly, enthusiastic individuals over the age of 18 to volunteer at mobile meal sites serving children one day a week, from 11AM-2PM, in Anne Arundel County and Baltimore City. Volunteers are asked to commit to one 11AM-2PM shift, one day a week on Monday-Thursday, during the months of June, July, and August. Volunteers will travel to three different mobile meal sites and serve nutritious meals to children and implement fun activities at the sites focused on nutrition education and healthy eating.

Additional volunteers are needed to canvass around summer meal sites in June providing individuals with flyers and outreach materials to promote summer meal sites; these volunteers are asked to commit to one 2-3 hour time slot during the month of June. Opportunities are available in Anne Arundel County, Tues., Jun. 11, 2013 from 9 AM-12PM. Contact Sarah Niskanen at [email protected] or (410) 528-0021 (24) if you would like to join Maryland Hunger Solutions.


Salvation Army KaBoom Playground Project, Jun. 12-14, 2013

The Salvation Army-Annapolis Corps, along with Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE), and KaBOOM!, will build a new playground at The Salvation Army facility at 351 Hilltop Lane, Annapolis 21403. The project will be volunteer-built in one day, preceded by one and possibly two prep days. Volunteers are needed on Wed. Jun. 12 and possibly Thurs., Jun. 13, for preparation work to make ready for build day on Friday, Jun. 14. In addition, volunteers are needed to help with cooking and serving food to volunteers at breakfast and lunch time on prep day(s) and build day.  For more information and to volunteer contact Peggy Woolridge, at 410-263-4091 or [email protected].

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