Volunteer Opportunities: June 24
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. A few current volunteer opportunities are listed below.
The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has 12 geographic Divisions, more than 900 local offices nationwide, and a presence in more than 5,100 communities. Volunteers to help with general office tasks including but not limited to phone calls, mailings, etc. are needed at our Gambrills office; contact email@example.com or 410-721-4304 for more information. In addition, we are currently seeking drivers and a coordinator in the Anne Arundel Co. area for the Road to Recovery program, which provides free transportation for cancer patients to and from cancer treatment appointments (including Baltimore Washington Medical Center and Anne Arundel Medical Center). Driver coordinators who can help schedule rides for patients, as well as drivers who can donate their time, to take patients to treatment appointments and return them to their homes. Training provided, flexible hours. Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 18 yrs. of age, have a driver’s license, good driving record, and your own vehicle. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-721-4304.
Anne Arundel Medical Center, 2001 Medical Parkway, Annapolis is seeking volunteers ages 18 and older, to work in a wide variety of services. Volunteers work in the emergency department, clinical floors, reception desks, gift shops, Clothes Box (consignment shop), and many other areas. Volunteers are needed weekdays and weekends during daytime hours and early evening. Prospective volunteers are required to pre-register and attend a one-hour orientation session. For information and to register, call the auxiliary office 443-481-5050 or visit www.aahs.org/volunteer.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is the largest conservation organization dedicated solely to saving the Chesapeake Bay. A wide variety of volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year. See web site www.cbf.org for upcoming projects and opportunities or contact Heather Tuckfield, CBF Volunteer Manager, at email@example.com or (410) 268-8816. Office is located at 6 Herndon Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21403. A volunteer application form can be submitted from the web site, www.cbf.org . Opportunities include:
· Hands On Restoration Projects: Doing tree nursery work, living shore line, wetland, underwater grass, and oyster restoration and gardening projects, Clean the Bay Day, and more. See website for details and calendar.
· Outreach and Education: Representing CBF at boat shows, seafood festivals, state fairs, and other outreach events, assisting with education programs, participating with the speaker’s bureau to give presentations to interested groups about health of the Bay and its tributaries.
· Advocacy: Provide administrative assistance helping with a variety of office tasks, including research, data entry, answering phones, and mailings. Opportunities are also available to serve as a tour guide at Philip Merrill Environmental Center and the Annapolis green headquarters building.
Volunteers are needed for community programs that include serving as guest readers at public elementary schools, tutoring at Georgetown East Elementary School in Annapolis and Meade Heights Elementary School in Fort Meade, and participating in casual sing-along programs for seniors at various local assisted living facilities. Member-volunteers prepare and deliver emergency kits to homebound residents in Anne Arundel County. Member-volunteers also work with specified schools to provide school uniforms for needy children. A puppet troupe brings interactive programs dealing with issues such as bullying, teasing, and special needs to elementary schools in the county. Volunteers are also needed for fundraising to support these programs. For information, contact Info@ALChesapeake.org. Website: www.alchesapeake.org.
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.
Maryland Therapeutic Riding (MTR) is a Premier Accredited Therapeutic Riding Center that offers therapeutic horseback riding lessons and hippotherapy for children and adults with special needs in Crownsville, MD. MTR will be hosting a Live on the Farm Benefit Concert featuring Ricky Skaggs on Fri., Sept. 27, 2013. Volunteers are needed to assist with a variety of tasks to include set-up, registration, parking, concessions, clean-up, and more. Volunteers are needed Thurs, Sept. 26 9am-5pm; Fri., Sept. 27 9am-11pm; and Sat., Sept. 28, 2013 9am-12pm. Volunteer Committee Members are also needed for sponsorship sales, ticket sales, and auction item procurement. Committee Members are asked to participate in bi-weekly hourly meetings beginning mid-June. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old to assist with set up and clean-up and 16 years old to volunteer during the event. Groups are welcome. For more information, please contact Katie at email@example.com or 410-923-6800. See website at www.mtrinc.org.
Partners in Care
Partners In Care (PIC) is establishing a local site for the national Coming of Age initiative. Coming of Age, based in the Intergenerational Center at Temple University, trains community agencies to leverage the passions, talents, and skills of people age 50+. The result is twofold: capacity building for nonprofits and encore careers for older adults. PIC is recruiting a Volunteer Maryland Coordinator to help develop the program in this area. The ideal candidate will be familiar with PIC’s mission and share the objective to help older adults remain independent in their own homes and engaged in the community. Partners in the project include the Maryland Retired School Personnel, Volunteer Center of Anne Arundel County, AARP Maryland, and others. As AmeriCorps members, the full time (11-month) position includes a $13,250 living allowance, health insurance and a post-service educational benefit of $5,550. For more information, please contact Barbara Huston at Partners In Care firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-544-4800.
The Center is the county-wide clearinghouse for information about volunteering throughout Annapolis and AA County. Volunteers are being sought to participate in Volunteer Mobilization Center Training and Drill being cosponsored with the Anne Arundel County Office of Emergency Management. Both the training and the drill will take place at the Office of Emergency Management, Henry L. Hein Bldg., 7480 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Glen Burnie, MD 21061, on Sat. August 10, 2013. Registration is required for training and/or the drill. For more information and to register, call Bill Crabbs at 410-897-9207, e-mail email@example.com, and see Opportunity Calendar on the website at www.VolunteerAnneArundel.org.