Volunteer Opportunities: Sept. 25
Following is a list of volunteer positions currently available through the Volunteer Center For . For additional information call 410-897-9207 or visit www.VolunteerAnneArundel.org.
Annapolis High School (AHS)
AHS is working to strengthen its volunteer program this year by involving more parents, grandparents, alumni, or just caring community members. There are many different ways to volunteer that can suit a huge variety of skills, interests, and time frames such as tutoring, filing, helping clubs, departments and more. If you would like to volunteer in-school, you will need to come to an AHS Volunteer Orientation at least one time during your AHS tenure. The next orientation is being held on Tues. Oct 2, 2012 at 9am in Room 109B at Annapolis High School, 2700 Riva Rd., Annapolis 21401, . For more information, contact the AHS Volunteer Coordinator, Ms. Kelly (410-266-5240 or, email@example.com.
The Arc of the Central ChesapeakeRegion
The Arc advocates for and supports County citizens with developmental disabilities and needs volunteers on an ongoing basis for a variety of tasks. Contact Angie DeMorland at (410) 268-8085 or (410) 269-1883, or e-mail: ADemoreland@thearcccr.org. for more information. Website: www.thearcccr.org.
7:00 pm, Fri., Oct. 19, 2012, Sixth Annual Saints and Sinners Cocktail Party: Sponsors, participants, and volunteers are being sought for this fundraiser being held at the Loews Hotel Powerhouse in Annapolis, MD. For sponsorship and registration for attendance visit the website at www.thearcccr.org or contact Kristen Lasker at 410-990-1900 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about volunteer Opportunities contact Angie DeMorland at (410) 268-8085 or (410) 269-1883, or e-mail: email@example.com.
Emergency Exercise, Sat., Oct. 20, 2012 (Baltimore)
The Baltimore Region is conducting a full-scale high rise fire exercise from 6:30 am–12:30 pm on Sat., October 20, 2012; a large number of volunteers, age 12 and up, are needed in Baltimore City to allow the region to test the assets of multiple government agencies/responders. As a volunteer you will play a victim with various injuries and expect to be ‘rescued’ by fire department staff and placed into an ambulance. Contact Christina Calp with your name, phone number, email, and age (if minor) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-222-0601 to register or for more information. Once registered, more information will be provided.
FLEX Projects, Volunteer Center For Anne Arundel County
6:00–7:00 pm, Wed., October 10, 2012, Flex Leader Training: Would you like to increase your impact as a volunteer? Then become a FLEX Volunteer Leader with the Volunteer Center For Anne Arundel County. Check out the FLEX program on our website and register for our next training on 10/10/12. Register on the Opportunities Calendar at volunteerannearundel.org. Contact email@example.com for additional information.
Kris Leigh Assisted Living
Our goal is to serve the senior community at our facility with tender love and expert care and in addition while we bring in volunteers who enjoy working with our senior population and seeing the elderly having fun and being happy. Volunteers are needed to enhance current activities or add to activities for the benefit of residents. Such activities include storytelling, playing piano or other musical instruments, helping with sing-a-longs, and more. Student or youth groups from churches or Boy/Girl Scouts are also welcome to help with projects. For more information and to volunteer contact Pat Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or 240-381-1066. See website at: www.kris-leigh.com/
Lilly Pond Foal Rescue
Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and find homes for neglected, abused, unwanted, and orphaned foals and other equines that are at risk of going to slaughter. Volunteers are needed to complete special projects as well as general type barn work. Volunteers may offer a few hours of time just for a day or sign up for a spot on our weekly /monthly schedules. Work includes feeding horses, cleaning stalls, picking up fields, fence repairs etc. Contact Sharon Hancock at email@example.com or 240-299-0021 for more information. See website: http://www.lillypond.info/.
Mane Event at Andover Equestrian Center
Mane Event is a non-profit corporation that gives lessons in horsemanship and horseback riding to children and adults with a wide range of emotional, cognitive and physical disabilities. These therapeutic riding lessons are conducted under the supervision of a PATH International certified instructor. In addition to therapeutic riding, The Center also offers hippotherapy, equine facilitated therapy for riders with specific and prescribed therapy goals. Hippotherapy sessions are led by a licensed physical, occupational or speech therapist. Volunteers are used in certain capacities in both therapeutic riding and hippotherapy to provide assistance to the rider/client and to manage/control the horse. Volunteers are also needed to care for the horses, assist with barn chores, special events and fund-raising. For more information contact Amy Wilcox at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-662-7858. See website: www.maneeventride.org.
Reading Partners opened its first Center in Baltimore in spring 2012. Each on-campus reading Center operates in a converted classroom or a library which is staffed by a Reading Partners Site Coordinator to work with the school staff, understand student needs, and guide volunteer tutors. Reading Partners is seeking community members to help empower struggling readers in the Baltimore community. As a tutor you will be matched with an elementary school student who is 6 months to 2.5 years behind their reading grade level. For a minimum of 1 hour a week, volunteers can make an impact on a student’s life as a tutor and mentor. For more information, and to volunteer, contact Geraldine Fiesta at email@example.com or 410) 585-7600. See website: www.readingpartners.org/locations/baltimore.
Stanton Community Center
Volunteer tutors are needed to assist After School Homework Club elementary and middle school students at the Stanton Community Center. Volunteer duties consist of assisting students with reading-language-arts, math, science, and social studies homework assignments. The After School Homework Club takes place Monday through Thursday, 3-6 p.m. If interested, please contact Sharon McElfish, Coordinator of the After School Homework Club, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410.990.0294.
The Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden
The Friends of Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden, Inc. is seeking several new members for its Board of Directors. The Tawes Garden is Annapolis’ only free public garden and features a Maryland-in-miniature theme in a barrier-free setting. The purpose of this nonprofit, as stated in its by-laws, is to ensure perpetuation of the Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden through continuance of development, maintenance and educational programs. It carries out this purpose by having highly successful fundraisers that allow the accumulation of monies for garden improvements where necessary, and to promote and preserve the garden. Among the annual endeavors are the popular bus trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show, the much-awaited Spring Plant Sale and Christmas Poinsettia Sale. The Board meets quarterly to plan these events. Those with an interest in gardens, fundraising, advertising, etc. should call Don Myers, Treasurer, at 410-956-3094 or email Nancy Weber, Secretary, at email@example.com.