Many Volunteer positions are available through the Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center. 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.aacvc.org. A few current volunteer opportunities are listed below.
On Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 from 7 – 9 pm at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, learn why the Ignite Annapolis mantra is “Enlighten Us But Make it Quick”. At Ignite Annapolis#2, 16 artists, technologists, thinkers and personalities get 5 minutes and 20 slides to have fun and spark new conversations and collaborations across cultures and disciplines. Ignite Annapolis is seeking volunteers to help prior to the event as well as the night of the event in a variety of roles (e.g. coaching presenters, sponsorship outreach, marketing and communications, event night, etc.) Go to www.igniteannapolis.com or contact Kris Valerio shock via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/kris.valerio.shock.
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
We are launching a white-tailed deer spotlighting program to help us monitor the deer populations at our properties. Spotlighting occurs the last Wednesday of every month an hour after sunset. Be prepared for cool temperatures and being outside in a slow moving vehicle. Next date: November 30, 5:30pm – Meet at the Visitors Center. Email [email protected] to register. No prior training needed.
Leadership Anne Arundel is currently accepting applications for its Neighborhood Leadership Academy, a free program consisting of six monthly sessions beginning January 14, 2017, for current and emerging grassroots leaders residing in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. The academy provides residents with essential skill-based leadership training and important governmental and corporate connections to transform their communities. For more information and to download an application, go to http://leadershipaa.org/programs/neighborhood-leadership/ or contact Eric Edstrom at 410-279-1969 or [email protected]. Class size is limited, so first come, first served.
National Electronics Museum
In 2012 the National Electronics Museum and the Society of Satellite Professionals International embarked on an initiative to create a new permanent exhibit titled “SATELLITES TRANSFORM OUR LIVES”. Visitors will experience the history and future of Satellite Communications, Space Navigation, Remote Sensing & Strategic Surveillance, and Weather Satellites while learning about the pioneers in satellite development. An outreach component will help recruit students to the satellite industry and provide a forum for the civil, military and governmental space world in interact new ways. Volunteers are being sought to help build the new exhibit starting in late fall 2016 and continuing into spring 2017. We’d also like to hear from retirees from the industry who have stories about satellites or the satellite industry or receive donations of books on this subject. Contact Museum Director Mike Simons at [email protected] or 410-765-0230.
North Arundel Health and Rehabilitation Center
Volunteers are needed to assist Center residents in various ways including helping bring them to and from activities (and helping with some of those activities), reading to residents, playing cards/games (especially bingo), visiting rooms, passing meal trays at meal time, etc. Our program allows flexibility, so we can work around a volunteer’s schedule. Most of our activities occur from 9:30am to 5pm, with a lunch break in between. We occasionally have evening activities too until 8pm (usually Tues/Thurs). For more information, and to volunteer, contact Adam Rothenberg at 410-761-1222 or [email protected]. See Website at http://www.savaseniorcare.com.
Oncology Foundation of Maryland/District of Columbia
The Oncology Foundation of Maryland and the District of Columbia is a nonprofit organization, composed of community volunteers who want to make a difference in cancer education. The Foundation was founded by the Maryland/DC Society of Clinical Oncology, a state society, affiliated with the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Volunteer help is needed for videotaping and editing events and training materials. For more information contact Patricia Troy at [email protected] or 443-451-3801. See: website at www.oncofdn.org.
Power Hawks Robotics Club, Inc.
The Power Hawks are a group of adult mentors, volunteers and students dedicated to the practical education of future engineers based in Edgewater, MD. These motivated students annually design and build a robot to compete regionally and nationally in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition and Tech Challenge. The Power Hawks improve their science, technology, engineering, and math skills, learn to cooperatively problem solve and develop self-confidence, soft-skills and leadership.
Promoting FIRST Robotics and STEM in Anne Arundel County. Volunteer mentors are needed throughout the year, and as FIRST Robotics and USFIRST.org event volunteers (judges, inspectors, setup helpers, etc.). For more information, contact Richard Chapman at 410-798-9203 or [email protected], and see website: www.powerhawks.org.
Stanton Community Center
The Stanton Community Center serves as a community resource that provides children and adults with recreational and cultural enrichment opportunities and health, medical, therapeutic, and counseling services. The center displays historical portraits of Annapolis’ diverse community and features many offices, a multi-purpose gymnasium, commercial kitchen, fitness area, historic classroom, media center with computers, and two conference/meeting rooms. Volunteers, age 18 and up, are needed as academic tutors for elementary, middle and high school students in the After School Homework Program on Monday through Thursday, 3:00-6:00 p.m. from September–June to help with homework, core subjects, school projects and academic skills. The program ends with a Homework Club Banquet to recognize students for their in-school academic accomplishments and for their after school Homework Club academic accomplishments. For more information contact Archie Trader at 410-263-7966 or [email protected]. Web site: www.annapolis.gov/ at Department-Recreation & Parks.
Tyler Heights Elementary School
Volunteers are needed to run a “book group” for first and second grade English Learner students during the students’ lunch hour or recess period at Tyler Heights Elementary School. This would involve reading a book to a small group of students while they are eating and then discussing it. The school would also like to host a Maker Space club for our students after school. We would like volunteers who would enjoy leading a small group of students through a fun, thought-provoking STEM challenge activity. The demographics would be the same as above–English Learner students in first and second grade. For more information contact ESOL instructor Codie Chaudoin at [email protected] or 410-222-1630.