July 15: Volunteer Opportunities
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.
Annapolis Emergency Preparedness Exercise, August 20, 2013
The City of Annapolis Office of Emergency Preparedness and Risk Management is conducting its 4th Citywide Emergency Preparedness Exercise from 9AM-2PM, Tues., August 20th, 2013 at the Pip Moyer Recreation Center, 273 Hilltop Lane, Annapolis, MD 21401. Volunteers to serve as disaster victims are needed to participate in the exercise. For more information and to sign up, please contact Lauren Miller at 410-216-9167 or LPMiller@annapolis.gov.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County (BGCAA) is a non-profit organization consisting of six clubs (Annapolis Gardens, Bates, Bywater, and Admiral Oaks in Annapolis, Freetown in Pasadena, and Meade Village in Severn) where youth come to receive tutoring, computer education, sports training, homework help, and mentoring. BGCAA strives to improve each Club member’s life by instilling self-esteem, courage, and positive values. BGCAA was founded in 1988 with their first Club in Bywater – they now serve over 2,400 youth from age 5 to 18 all across the county. Volunteers are needed as tutors, mentors, assistants in computer labs, arts & crafts, sports coaching, as administrative help in the office, and more. For more information on volunteer opportunities or to request an application, please contact us at: email@example.com or (410) 263-2542. Web site www.BGCAA.org. Extra volunteers may be needed for the following event:
· 4:00–7:00 pm, Tues., Aug. 6, 2013, National Night Out: This fun event is being held at the Boys and Girls Club of Annapolis, 121 South Villa Ave., to help build a stronger, safer community by encouraging community participation in the fight against crime. There will be a variety of activities, food and refreshments. For more information contact Patti Norris at 410-268-9000 ext. 7251 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Divine Hope Mentoring Ministry, Inc.
The mission of Divine Hope Mentoring Ministry (DHMM) is to develop, inspire, motivate, teach and encourage individuals to become confident in whom God says they are in Him. It is our heart desire to address concerns that are facing our society today through biblical principles and precepts in a manner by which they can mature spiritually, learn from one another, and positively impact their community. For more information about volunteer opportunities contact Tina Baker at email@example.com or 410-519-0047.
Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails is looking for a small group of volunteers to help clean up Jonas Green Park! Activities include weeding, pruning, mulching, and dead heading rose bushes.The event will take placeon Sunday, July 21, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Sign up on the Opportunity Calendar of the Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County at www.volunteerannearundel.org or contact Holli Dillard-Cranfill at 410-897-9207 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The FLEX Program (Flexible Volunteer Program) of The Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County partners with community organizations to implement recurring volunteer projects. Our projects are flexibly scheduled, allowing even the busiest volunteer to make a difference in a fun, meaningful setting. We help children, adults and the community at large through projects including: Tutoring children and adults; Revitalizing parks, schools, and neighborhoods; Preparing and serving meals to the hungry, and much more. The FLEX program is looking for volunteers to lead FLEX projects. We are looking for motivated volunteers who are interested in leading projects for 3-5 months or longer. You will help motivate volunteers to make positive changes in the community and will work with us to make sure that every volunteer project meets the needs of the community organizations and provides volunteers with a meaningful volunteer experience. Benefits of becoming a FLEX Project Leader: Fine tune leadership skills; Meet Great People; Build your resume; Increase your impact as a volunteer. We will provide you with the training necessary for you to succeed as a Volunteer Leader. For more information, contact 410-897-9207 or email@example.com or see www.volunteerannearundel.org/LeadershipOpportunities for more information and a downloadable application form.
This nonprofit organization helps families care for terminally ill loved ones in their homes or a home-like setting or wherever they need care. There is an immediate need for volunteers to help by sharing their skills in the following areas: Veterans to provide care to veterans under hospice care; Pet Therapy; Reiki/Healing Touch (energy work); Spanish Translators; Sign Language Translators; Licensed Massage Therapists; Drivers with truck for furniture pickup & delivery; Sorters to help with donations at the Chesapeake Treasures resale shop in Severna Park; and, Outreach/Speakers Bureau (current volunteers willing to share the volunteer message). For more information on volunteering, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 443-837-1549 or visit www.hospicechesapeake.org for an application form.
· Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25 and Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 2013 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. except for Sept.4 which is 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Anne Arundel County New Volunteer Training: These two four-session series of training for new volunteers at 90 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, MD. Contact Diane Sancilio for more information.
MOPS International exists to encourage equip and develop every mother of preschoolers to realize her potential as a woman, mother and leader in the name of Jesus Christ. MOPS is looking for loving, caring, nurturing volunteers who like to work with children ages infant through age five. MOPS meets twice a month on Wednesdays, from 9:30-11:30. Your support helps military families thrive. For more information contact Devon Woodward at email@example.com or 410-293-1100. See website at www.mops.org.
Patuxent Research Refuge and National Wildlife Visitors Center
There are opportunities for volunteers to become more personally involved in accomplishing the mission of Patuxent Research Refuge by assisting with public educational programs, helping with wildlife surveys and a variety of other tasks. To take part in most of these activities, the volunteer must complete required training, sign a volunteer agreement to be kept on file, and commit to volunteering at the refuge a minimum of 8 hours per month for six months. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age for most positions, although younger volunteers can be considered if they are volunteering with their parent/guardian. Check the website http://patuxent.fws.gov for more information about volunteer opportunities and for a volunteer application form. You may also contact Diana Ogilvie, volunteer coordinator, at 301-497-5565 (Diana_Ogilvie@fws.gov) for more information.
Volunteers are needed to assist the Coast Guard in non-law-enforcement programs, including public education, vessel safety checks, safety patrols, search and rescue, marine environment protection and more. For more information, contact Walter Discenza at 410-956-5444 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site: http://AnnapolisCGAux.org/.