Volunteer Opportunities: October 31
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-897-9207 or visit www.VolunteerAnneArundel.org.
Annapolis Maritime Museum
Outgoing, enthusiastic and committed volunteers are needed throughout the school year to help with the Oyster Program. Knowledge of oyster ecology is helpful, but not required. Training will be provided for a specific demonstration. Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and can choose from any number of dates. We’re seeking volunteers who will commit at least 5 days within a 5-week period. For more information, contact Amanda Elliott, program coordinator, at email@example.com or 410-295-0104.
City of Annapolis
Three new members are being sought by the Art in Public Places Commission. Duties include adopting guidelines and policies used to identify suitable art objects for display on city property, and to help in the preservation of art objects and artifacts that may be displayed in public places. Meetings are held monthly on the fourth Wednesday at 6:30 pm. For more information about submitting your name to the commission, contact Brian Woodward, Director, Dept. of Recreation and Parks at BJWoodward@annapolis.gov.
International Environmental Data Rescue Organization (IEDRO)
IEDRO is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to locate, image, digitize, archive all historic environmental information in the world and provide applications to the user community to develop value-added products. Presently we are concentrating on historic weather observations. We are looking for an energetic, dependable volunteer to run our small office in Deale, Maryland on a day-by-day basis. The volunteer would work closely with the Executive Director to ensure activities were on track. She/he would assist the Executive Director to prepare PowerPoint presentations, draft agreements with other countries, pay bills, track costs, and handle requests from other volunteers for information, software and other supplies. Familiarity with Microsoft Office software would be a big plus. Although everyone applying will be considered, our hope is that the volunteer selected will be able to work at least 3 days per week and at least 6 hours per day. Contact Rick Crouthamel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-867-1124. See website at: http://IEDRO.ORG.
Anne Arundel County Schools
The Anne Arundel County Public Schools Citizen Advisory Committee has an opening for an Executive Board member to represent secondary schools in the South River cluster. The Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) Executive Committee is a structured group appointed by the Board of Education that provides advice to the Board on specific issues impacting educational policy, activities, and programs. The CAC may also choose to study and report on educational issues of countywide concern, and responds to requests from the Board for research and recommendations on specific educational issues as well. Anyone interested in the position should complete an application and forward it to Teresa Tudor, Senior Manager for School & Family Partnerships, at email@example.com. Applications can be found on the CAC page of the AACPS website, www.aacps.org/cac. More information about the CAC and its meeting schedule can also be found on the website. Applications must be received by Monday, November 5, 2012. For more information, contact Mrs. Tudor at 410-222-5414.
The Maryland Food Bank
The Maryland Food Bank is looking for volunteers at its location in Halethorpe (So. Baltimore) on Mon. through Fri. for 3 hour shifts from 9:00am – 4:00pm to help sort and box food. Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age or older and closed toed shoes must be worn. From time to time volunteer office opportunities become available. Contact Jill Kusner, Volunteer Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-737-8282 ext. 232 for more information and to sign up.
Critical need for donated products and funds: Because donated products are at a low level and the demand is up due to economic conditions, soup kitchens, food pantries and emergency shelters are not getting the food that they need to feed the hungry in Maryland communities. For more information about ways to donate, visit the web site at: www.mdfoodbank.org.
Northeast High School Mock Interviews
Opportunities are available for volunteer business and community leaders to contribute to the success of Anne Arundel County high school students by serving as mock job interviewers. Mock job interviews are scheduled for November 13 (7:15- 11:30 am) and 14 (7:15- 11:30 am) at Northeast High School, 1121 Duvall Hwy., Pasadena, MD 21122. Such interviews are held each year at the high school to provide students with real world experience of interviewing. Interviewers are asked to provide feedback to students after the actual interview so that students can improve their skills. It is a fun and rewarding experience for both the interviewer and the students. Volunteers may go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HSDKJHF to sign up for the time and date of their choice. For more information, contact Jacqueline Dunn at JADUNN@AACPS.org or 410 437 6400.
Our Daily Bread
The largest soup kitchen in Maryland is located in downtown Baltimore and serves a 780+ hot lunches 365 days a year and breakfast on weekday mornings. Volunteers as young as 15 (14 when accompanied by an adult) are needed to assist in serving lunch from 9am-1pm daily. Donations of casseroles, cookies, desserts, canned foods, baby food, diapers, and seasonal decorations are needed. Contact 443-986-9031or the website: www.catholiccharities-md.org.
Save the Coconuts
Originally formed as a walking team to raise funding through participation in the Susan G. Komen and Avon Walks for Breast Cancer in Washington, DC, “Save The Coconuts” is now a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds to fight breast cancer in the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County areas. Volunteers are being sought for a variety of tasks associated with local fundraising, please call or email Marie Dall’Acqua at 410-353-1552 or email@example.com. See website: www.savethecoconuts.org.
Mt. Olive Community Life Center
This is a program designed to mentor youth within the Greater Parole community to help improve their academic achievement while fostering a positive attitude toward learning. Mature student volunteers, ages 18 and older, are needed to teach basic skills in math, algebra, geometry, basic computer skills, homework assistance, reading, etc. In addition, volunteers are needed to provide office assistance during the day, and help with building and grounds maintenance. Also needed are individuals with background experience and/or educational training in marketing and grant-writing. For more information and to volunteer call 410-571-9681 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Department of Aging and Disabilities is partnering with the Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County and the Citizens Corps Council to recruit and deploy church youth groups, families, scouts, and high school groups as well as adult organizations for the “Snow Patrol”. Isolated seniors with medical needs and individuals with disabilities need assistance with removing snow and ice during winter storms so that driveways and sidewalks can be accessed by caregivers or so that the affected seniors can reach the street to be provided transportation for medical care, etc. This is a call for groups to register with the Volunteer Center for the Snow Patrol. Volunteer Groups are needed now and must pre-register in order to help residents with disabilities and medical needs during this winter’s storms. For information and a Snow Patrol Intake Form, contact Bill at the Volunteer Center For Anne Arundel Co. at 410-897-9207 or email@example.com. A Snow Patrol Intake Form may also be downloaded from www.VolunteerAnneArundel.org. (Click on Programs then Disaster Preparedness & Response, then Snow Patrol).