Volunteer Opportunities: April 22

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 info@volunteerannearundel.org or 410-897-9207. volunteer-300x23811

The Arc of the Chesapeake Region

The Arc of the Central Chesapeake Region seeks self-nominations for service on the Board of Directors for a period of 3 years, with opportunity for re-election to a second term. We ask that members regularly participate in board meetings (eight per year held on an early Thurs. morning, which includes our Annual Meeting and Board Retreat); actively participate on a committee or task force; and actively support the organization in terms of a personal financial contribution and reaching out to the community for future leaders. We seek members with diverse backgrounds, skills and ethnicities from Anne Arundel, Queen Anne, Caroline, Dorchester and Talbot Counties either as self-advocates, family members, concerned professionals or public-spirited citizens with a common interest in the rights and well-being of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Go to our website www.thearcccr.org to learn more about our advocacy and programs or contact us at 410-269-1883 or ademoreland@thearcccr.org.

Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County

Buddies Wanted: The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County is looking for individuals familiar with the basics of Facebook, Twitter, and email marketing to volunteer as a “Social Media Buddy” for one or two area nonprofits from now through May 16, 2013. If you or someone you know can lend a hand as a limited-time Social Media Buddy, please contact amy@cfaac.org or stacey@smithmarketingandevents.com or call 443-844-0047.

The Color Run, 5K, Sat., May 11, 2013, Cool Kids Campaign

The Color Run™ 5k is a unique experience focused less on speed and more on crazy color fun with friends and family. Color runners come from all different ages, shapes, sizes, and speeds; but everyone toeing the start line has a blast. The Cool Kids Campaign is the charity recipient for both Baltimore Color Run races at Camden Yards on Saturday, May 11, 2013. A donation is made for every volunteer recruited. A large number of volunteers are needed the day of the races starting at 7 am or at 12 Noon to help with color zones/color cleanup, course direction, en-route aid/water station, festival help, at the start & finish line, check-in, and parking. In addition, volunteers are needed the Thurs. and Fri. preceding the race to help with packet pickup. For more information about the Cool Kids Campaign and to volunteer to help with the races, visit the website:http://www.coolkidscampaign.org/.

Friends of Downs Park, Community Family Day, May 18, 2013

Friends of Downs Park announces Community Family Day from Noon–4 pm, Sat. May 18, 2013, at John Downs Memorial Park, Pasadena, MD. Admission is free and there will be all kinds of entertainment for all ages including music, dancing, ukulele band, moon bounces, face painting, rock wall climbing, a variety of vendors, and more. Volunteers are needed to help with parking in association with the event. For more information contact friendsofdowns@aol.com or 443-685-4333.

MD VS HUNGER, Sunday, May 19, 2013

MD VS HUNGER is a packing event where people from Glen Burnie and Annapolis come together to pack and ship 550,000 meals. This food will literally save lives. The food is bought and shipped through Stop Hunger Now (stophungernow.org). This event is open to anyone and everyone and is FREE! Childcare is provided for children 3 and under. This food will literally save lives. The food is bought and shipped through Stop Hunger Now (stophungernow.org). Packing will take place in two locations on May 19, one at Glen Burnie High School and the other at Annapolis High School. A large number of volunteers are needed at each location; for more information and to sign up for one of four shifts starting at 9am, 11am, 2pm, or 4:30 pm, on Sun., May 19, 2013; to volunteer, go to the website at:  http://mdvshunger.com/where.html.

Old Mill Youth Association

Old Mill Youth Association sponsors Old Mill Cheer! We are a non-profit youth sports organization formed in 2007. We serve the Old Mill area and all surrounding Communities. We are committed to the betterment of making youth sports a fun experience! Our youth sports program is always looking for volunteers to assist in a variety of areas associated with our program such as coaching, concession help, equipment management, running the grill, uniform distribution – our needs are endless! Must be able to pass mandatory background check and have reliable transportation. For more information, contact Jenn Adams at 443-722-8527 or omyasecretary@yahoo.com. See website at: http://www.oldmillyouth.com/.

Parks and People Foundation

Since 1984, Parks & People Foundation has worked to improve the quality of life in Baltimore’s neighborhoods by helping to improve the physical, social and environmental quality of neighborhoods through greening activities and forming networks among communities to sustain natural resources. A variety of environmental projects are accomplished each year that offer volunteer opportunities for both individuals and groups. For more specific information on individual projects, visit the web site, including the calendar of activities.  For more information, contact 410-448-5663 or info@parksandpeople.org. Web: www.parksandpeople.org.

Patapsco Valley State Park

The Park is seeking volunteers for a variety of positions including bike and mounted patrols, maintenance & management of camp sites, trail work, gardening, Visitor/Nature Center staffing, volunteer ranger, and more. For additional information contact Volunteer Coordinator, Maegan Cooper at 410-465-3287 or macooper@dnr.state.md.us. Also, see website for descriptions of and a volunteer application form at http://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/patapscovolunteer.asp.

Wooden Nickel Park, Inc.

Wooden Nickel Parks, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that is creating parks as places where children can learn to have creative thoughts within a safe and structured setting. These parks create a place where they and their families are connected to nature and where they will grow confident thru this connection and then curious about nature. For more information, see http://www.woodennickelpark.org or contact Grace Fielder at gfielder@woodennickelpark.org or 301-483-3171.

·        Sat., Apr, 27, 2013, Trail Cleanup at Kinder Farm Park: Volunteers are needed to help with trail cleanup at Kinder Farm Park in Millersville. For more details and to sign up, contact Grace Fielder at gfielder@woodennickelpark.org or call 301-483-3171.

·        10:00 am–1:00 am, Sat., May 18, 2013, Kid Dun Fest & 1K Fun Run:

Wooden Nickel Parks connect children and families to nature, the proceeds from the event will go to the construction of the Wooden Nickel Park at Kinder Farm Park. The first 100 children under the age of 12 who cross the finish line will receive a wooden nickel. The first male and female grandparents who cross the finish line will also receive awards. The goal is to have fun. A lemonade stand will sell water and lemonade for $1.00. Sponsors also wanted. For Information: Contact Grace Fielder at gfielder@woodennickelpark.org or 301-483-3171.

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About Cynthia Giorgio

I'm Cynthia Giorgio, co-founding editor of South River Source. I love to write about the people, places, news and events in South County. Send story ideas to cynthia@southriversource.com or call me at 301-906-4767.

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