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.
Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues
Disability Awareness Day 2017 will be held Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, from 11:00 a.m.–2 p.m. during Disability Employment Awareness Month in October at Westfield Annapolis Mall. At the event awards will be given to businesses or organizations that provide employment or other opportunities to individuals with disabilities. The public is invited to attend the free 2017 Disability Awareness Day event where more than 25 exhibitors who provide services to individuals with disabilities will have free information. The public can get answers on assistance with transportation, employment, housing, recreation, and access to other services during the event. For information, contact the Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues office at the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities at 410-222-4383 or[email protected]; TTY users call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1.
Anne Arundel County Dept. of Recreation & Parks
Anne Arundel Co. Rec. & Parks is announcing volunteer opportunities for the following events:
- 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Sat.-Sun., Oct. 21-22, 2017 Art @ the Park: Friends of Quiet Waters Parkare seeking volunteers to help with this year’s Art@ the Park event in two hour shifts from 9:30
- am–5:30 pm, Sat.–Sun., Oct. 15-16, 2016 at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. Volunteers will be needed to help with the raffle, manning an information table, and serving as a host to assist visitors and exhibitors. Volunteers will receive free admission to the festival. For more information and to sign up send an email with your name and preferred shift and day to [email protected]. For more details, see web site at http://fqwp.org/art/arts-and-music-festival/. Art @ the Park is a Mid-Atlantic regional festival featuring original art work from approx. 70 exhibitors in 14 categories. It includes music, art demonstrations, activities, specialty food, wine and beer.
- Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 7:45 a.m., Bark ‘N Dash 5K and Family Dog Walk: The Bark ‘n Dash event is being held at Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis, MD 21403, and the race starts at 9:00 a.m. Volunteers are needed on the day of the event starting at 7:45 a.m. to assist with race support, be a course monitor, register participants and give out race bags, mark course, and take pictures. Volunteers should arrive at 7:45 a.m. to register and get volunteer assignments. Express Interest online at www.aacvc.org/OpportunityCalendar. Questions? Contact Colleen Joseph at [email protected] or 410-222-7313.
Sun., Oct. 29, 2017 from 4:00pm-9:00pm, Letts Scream Halloween: Volunteer opportunities are available to help with the Annual Letts Scream Halloween event being held at YMCA Camp Letts. Letts Scream Halloween, coordinated by Camp Letts, raises funds to help local children and young adults have a transformative experience at summer camp. Camp Letts needs volunteers to help on the day of the event with Setup/Breakdown, Haunted Trail, hosting Trick-or-Treat cabins, and leading a variety of activities such as pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, food stations, camp fire, photo booth, parking, and more. Four-hour or longer shifts are available, but shorter shifts can be arranged. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Questions? Register online to volunteer at:www.aacvc.org/Opporuntiy/Calenar. Questions? Contact the Volunteer Committee at 410-919-1410, [email protected], and view the flyer for more event information athttp://www.campletts.org/wp-content/uploads/Letts-Scream-Halloween-Flyer.pdf.
Gardens for Heroes
Our mission is to nurture wounded veterans and their families with the development of private and public therapeutic gardens and horticulture vocational programs. We are looking for members of military families, gardeners, horticulture professionals and community-minded individuals who will help us share our mission with the military and garden/horticulture communities. These individuals will help us communicate the research that has proven the healing powers of gardens and champion horticulture therapy as one of the holistic approaches to suicide prevention. Using real world and social networking, our volunteers will also help us to identify wounded veterans who are lifelong gardeners and who have personally experienced the power of gardening. Additionally, our volunteers will assist in fundraising research so we can grow the capacity of our organization to create healing gardens for wounded veterans and their families. For more information contact us at [email protected] or 410-349-0600. See web site:www.gardensforheroes.org.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Light the Night Walk, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017
The Maryland Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society announces its “Light the Night Walk” on Sat., Nov. 11, 2017 at 4:30 p.m., at Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD. Volunteers are needed to assist in areas such as: set-up and break-down, check-in, water stops, route guides, team photos, mission tent, and more. For more information and to volunteer visit: http://www.lightthenight.org/events/baltimore or email [email protected].
The Society’s mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. For more information about the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society visit: http://www.lls.org/.
Maryland Concert Series
Volunteer Ushers and Greeters are being sought for a series of six concerts to be held on Saturday evenings on Oct. 21, Dec. 2, 2017 & Jan. 27, Feb. 24 and April 28, 2018 at 7:30 pm. All Maryland Concert Series events are held at North County High School, 10 East First Ave., Glen Burnie, MD 21061; volunteers would be allowed to stay for the concerts. Our mission is to provide quality, live entertainment to Northern Anne Arundel County and the surrounding areas, at a reasonable cost on a subscription basis. Our other needs include Outreach Volunteers to place brochures or other information about the Concert Series in various locations in the community preceding each concert season. We can offer a guest pass to such volunteers which would allow them to attend one of our concerts. For more information about volunteering as an usher or greeter, contact Theresa Fries at[email protected] or 443 254-1315. For information about volunteering to distribute information during the summer about the MD Contert Series, contact Wayne Wright at[email protected] or 443-962-4012. Also see web site: www.mdconcertseries.org
Terps Against Hunger (UMD)
Terps Against Hunger will be hosting its Fourth Annual UMD Homecoming Community Service Event at the University of Maryland Coliseum on the College Park campus on 10/22/2017. We’ll be bringing together over 3,000 volunteers to package 300,000 meals in a single day. All UMD students, staff, faculty, alumni, parents/family members, and local community members are welcome to join us in packaging highly nutritious non-perishable meals for children and families in need in the DC-metro area. Volunteers work in units to pack meals in an assembly line fashion. All meals are donated locally, working with our network of trusted partners. Primary areas served include: Montgomery, Prince Georges, Howard, and Anne Arundel Counties in Maryland; Washington D.C.; Northern Virginia. This event is perfect for volunteers of all ages. For Middle/High School students, we are able to provide community service forms for your schools. Sign up for one or more shifts online at: http://tah.ivolunteer.com/umd_hc_2017. (Twelve shifts of one hour and 20 minutes each are available throughout the day). Questions? Contact Jonathan Fix at 240-723-5289 or [email protected].