Sept. 17: 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 info@volunteerannearundel.org or 410-897-9207. A few current volunteer opportunities are listed below.volunteer-300x2381111

The Annapolis Craft Beer & Music Festival, Sat., Sept. 21, 2013

A variety of volunteers will be needed to help make this fun event a success. Each volunteer will receive: an admission ticket to the event; free on-site parking; a souvenir wine or beer glass; and, bottled water. The event is being held from 12 Noon–6:00 pm, Sat.. Sept 21, 2013, at the Annapolis Navy-Marine Memorial Stadium. There is a particular need for beer pourers for the 2nd shift, 2:30–6:00 p.m. For more information about the event and to volunteer, contact Julie Scott at juscott10@gmail.com or 410-263-4012 and see website at http://theannapoliscraftbeerandmusicfestival.com/.

Annapolis Housing Authority

From 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m, on Sat., October 12, 2013 the Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis will hold its annual “Pathways to Opportunities” Conference at the Roger “Pip” Moyer Recreation Center on Hilltop Lane in Annapolis.  We are looking for volunteers to help man the Registration Table, Greeters, Collect Evaluations, etc. For more information and to volunteer, contact Mary Ellen Turner at 410-267-8000, Ext. 8711 or turner@HACAMD.ORG. See website at: www.hacamd.org.

Annapolis Maritime Museum

The Museum needs volunteers on a continuing basis to maintain and expand its innovative environmental education program, conduct tours to the historic Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, restore wooden boats, interpret the Museum’s exhibits to the public, and help with the winter seminar series, the summer concert series, and events like the Annapolis Oyster Roast & Sock Burning in March and the Boatyard Beach Bash in September. For more information, contact the Museum’s Volunteer Coordinator, Mrs. Suzanne Mead at (410) 990-4514 or suzanne.mead@annapolis.org.  Check website at www.amaritime.org.

·        5:00-7:00 p.m., Tues. Sept. 24, 2013, Volunteer Open House: The museum is holding an Open House for prospective volunteers to give a brief overview of all the volunteer opportunities available at the museum. Refreshments will be served. Contact Amanda Elliott at 410-295-0104 X3 or aelliott@amaritime.org for more information and to register.

2:00 or 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 1, 2013, Museum Training 101: Training will be held for volunteers interested in becoming tour guides and docents. Contact Amanda Elliott at 410-295-0104 X3 or aelliott@amaritime.org for more information and to register.

Anne Arundel County Fire Advisory Board

Residents are being sought by the county executive, Laura Newman, to serve on a panel that advises the county executive and fire chief on policies and procedures related to the administration of fire and rescue, and emergency management systems in the county. The nine-member board consists of six firefighter members, three of which are appointed by the AA County Volunteer Firefighters Association, two by the firefighters union, and one by the Battalion Chiefs Organization. The county executive appoints the remaining three positions. County residents interested in applying should submit a resume to Sarah Francisco, Coordinator of Boards and Commissions at exfran44@aacounty.org.

Anne Arundel County Public Schools AVID Tutoring Program

The Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Tutoring Program supports students in grades 6 through 12 who are in the academic middle. AVID tutors, age 18 and older, will be trained to work with small groups of students during the AVID elective class.  These students have gone through an application process and have been selected to participate in the AVID Program at their respective school. Tutors will help students be successful by assisting them with problem-solving techniques, working collaboratively with other students, and serving as role models. Tutors would commit to at least one semester of tutoring at one of the AVID sites for a minimum of one hour per week, during the regular school day. For an application and more information, contact: Dot Arida at 410-222-5458 or DARIDA@AACPS.org, and visit website: http://www.aacps.org/avid/.

·          9:00 am–12:30 pm, Mon., Sept. 23; 9 am–12:30 pm, Wed., Oct. 9; 11 am.–2:30 pm, Thurs., Nov. 7, 2013, AVID Tutor Training: The 3 1/2-hour sessions are held alternately at the Board of Education on Riva Rd. in Annapolis and the Carver Center in Gambrills. For more information contact: Dot Arida at 410-222-5458 or DARIDA@AACPS.org and visit website: http://www.aacps.org/avid/

AA County Office of Emergency Management CERT Training, Oct. 11-13, 2013

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. The public is invited to attend the upcoming CERT training:

·        7-9 pm, Fri., Oct. 11, 8 am–5 pm, Sat., Oct. 12, and 8 am–5 pm, Sun., Oct. 13, 2013, CERT Training:

The training will be held at the Fire Training Academy in Millersville and participants are expected to attend the full, 20-hour course given over all three days. Sign up at: http://certbasicoctober2013-eorg.eventbrite.com/.  It is also recommended that all participants takethe free online CERT class entitled “IS-317: Introduction to CERT Course” at: http://www.citizencorps.gov/cert/IS317/basics/basics/index01.htm. Those with questions should contact Aaron Salter at 410-222-0609(W) or 443-699-4191(C) or FD009821@aacounty.org

Anne Arundel Department of Social Services

The Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services’ Holiday Sharing program matches donors to seniors and/or families in need during Thanksgiving & Christmas. Donors shop for food, clothing, and toys for the holiday and personally deliver to the household. Volunteers are needed at the Annapolis location for data entry and to answer and make phone calls October through December 2013. If you’re interested please contact Tanya Steele at 410-269-4461 or tanya.steele@maryland.gov. You may also sign up online by clicking on “Holiday Sharing” at http://www.dhr.state.md.us/blog/?p=192.

Light House Shelter

This emergency shelter facility provides shelter for single men and women and families and runs a transitional housing program in Annapolis. Volunteers, 18 and over, are needed for a variety of duties associated with the food program, children’s programs, facilities cleaning & maintenance, office and administration, and adult education programs. Pro bono professional volunteers are also needed serve the shelter and its clients with specialized skills such as accounting, medicine, law, and carpentry. The hours are flexible for many tasks and training is provided. In addition to volunteers, the shelter has an immediate need for pantry food items because of a greatly increased demand for lunches. To volunteer or arrange for donations, contact Michele Marshall at 410-349-5056 Ext.14 or Marshall@AnnapolisLightHouse.org. Upcoming event;

·        Sun., Sept. 29, 2013, Run for the Light House at Quiet Waters Park:  Volunteers, sponsors, and participants are being sought for both the Half Marathon starting at 7:30 am and the 5K Jogging Joe Shafran Memorial Run startling at 7:45 am, at Sassafras Pavilion, Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis.. Volunteers assisting on race day will receive a volunteer t-shirt. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Jill McCabe at 443-569-4209 or events@annapolislighthouse.org.  More race information is at: www.runforthelighthouse.com/.

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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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