April 7: 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-300x23811112

American Cancer Society Relay for Life

Relays for Life are a fun-filled overnight activity that mobilizes communities across the country to celebrate survivorship, remember those who lost their lives to cancer, and raise money for the fight against cancer. Many volunteers, mature teens and older, are needed to assist at each site with a variety of tasks, including setting up each field the day of the event and break down following each event. See website for more information and to sign-up at: www.relayforlife.org/getinvolved/signupvolunteer/indexFour Relay for Life events are planned for AA County:

·        4:00 PM, May 17-18, 2014, Relay for Life of North Anne Arundel County: The event is being held at Lindale Middle School, 415 Andover Rd., Linthicum, MD. For more information, contact Jackie.Bowes@cancer.org or 410-933-5183; web: Relayforlife.org/northaacountymd.

·        6:00 PM, May 30-31, 2014, Relay for Life of West Anne Arundel County: The event is being held at Meade Middle School, Ft. Meade, MD. For more information contact Susan Connelly at susan.connelly@cancer.org or 410-708-9854; web: Relayforlife.org/westaacountymd.

·        6:00 PM, May 17-18, 2014, Anne Arundel Community College, Relay for Life of Arnold, Arnold, MD: For more information, contact Terrie.Gibson@cancer.org or 410-721-4304; Relayforlife.org/Arnoldmd.

·        6:00 PM, June 7-8, 2014, Relay for Life of Southern Anne Arundel County: The event is being held at South River High School, 201 Central Ave. East, Mayo, MD. For more information, contact Nancy.Miller@cancer.org; web: Relayforlife.org/southaacountymd.

Annapolis Community Boating
Annapolis Community Boating is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to creating safe, fun and educational on-the-water opportunities for the entire community. ACB serves as an umbrella group identifying and coalescing existing resources within the community to create meaningful experiences that promote recreation, conservation and a closer relationship with the Chesapeake Bay and her surrounding waters.There are opportunities in office work, marketing work, boat maintenance, facility maintenance, and helping to facilitate boating opportunities. For more information and to volunteer contact Lorie Stout at info@annapolisboating.org  410-703-8248. See website at: http://annapolisboating.org/

Downtown Cultural Arts Center
The mission of the Downtown Cultural Arts Center is to provide opportunities for art and cultural development in Maryland, and particularly in the Baltimore area. Current volunteer opportunities include administrative support; assistance with special events planning and set-up; facilitation of children’s programming; and marketing promotions. For more information and to volunteer, contact Adrian Bobb at 410-837-2787 or dculturalartcenter@gmail.com.

Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre

Numerous volunteer opportunities are available in Production Support, Concierge and General Volunteering, Management & Business Support, including Officers and Board of Directors, and Artistic Involvement, including performers, directors, and more. For more details and to volunteer, visit the Volunteering section of the website and fill out and submit a Participation Form or call 410-268-9212. See web site at http://www.summergarden.com/opportunities.html.

·        7:00 pm, Thurs., April 29, 2014, Volunteer and Technical Crew Open House: Want to help patrons at the Ticket Office this summer? Willing to greet and seat our audiences as an usher (and see the show for free)? Interested in getting some hands-on experience with lighting or sound? We want to talk to you! New and returning box office, front-of-house, and tech crew volunteers are invited to stop by, ask questions, and sign up for Summer 2014 at the theatre, 123 Compromise St., Annapolis, MD 21401. Board members will be on hand to introduce you to ASGT.

Charles Carroll House

Volunteers are needed in the house and the gardens located on the grounds of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Annapolis in a variety of areas. The primary role of volunteers is to provide tours of the house both when the house is open and on an ad hoc basis for groups. We are happy to train any volunteers who wish to learn more about the fascinating story of the house. Help in the extensive gardens is welcome at any time, but especially in the spring. Facilities aides are also need to assist during events, and no experience is necessary. Special projects such as organization of the library, re-establishment of the gift shop and small maintenance projects are other potential volunteer opportunities. Fundraising activities are ongoing and volunteers can sign up to assist in these efforts. Contact us at 410.269.1737 or info@charlescarrollhouse.com or leave a message at 410-269-1737.

·        6:00 p.m., Tues., April 22, 2014, Volunteer Reception: A reception will be held in the Carroll Garden which is an excellent opportunity for new volunteers to meet current volunteers and to learn more about available opportunities.

EPA Entertainment

EPA Entertainment was created to research, provide, coordinate, and facilitate educational opportunities to the community for the common good. Our goal is to inspire creative thinking, philanthropy, and learning. We need volunteers to help us with a campaign to feed the homeless. Current volunteer needs include office and grounds maintenance help at the Annapolis office, and help with food delivery in the District of Columbia. For more information contact Val Fulton at Info@EPAentertainment.com or 530-282-5228.

EPLEX May 3, 2014

A large number of volunteers, age 18 and up, are needed to role play as airplane crash victims for the tri-annual exercise at BWI Marshall Airport being held Saturday, May 3, 2014. The exact timeline is yet to be determined. The exercise is intended to test the initial emergency response to a commercial airline incident. For more information and to volunteer, email leslie.fries@redcross.org with “EPLEX” in your subject line.

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)

Learn more about the Chesapeake Bay area and share your enthusiasm for nature with others by becoming a volunteer at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Edgewater, MD. SERC is looking for a variety of volunteers to support public education programs that center on SERC research and Chesapeake Bay ecology. Volunteer opportunities accommodate various interests and schedules and include: field trip assistants, canoe guides, aquarium maintenance team, trail guides, office assistants, classroom helper, gardeners, and curriculum designers. SERC provides volunteer training and continuing educational experiences. New volunteers are also teamed up with experienced volunteers until they get their “sea legs.” For more information, contact Alison Cawood at 443-482-2271 or cawooda@si.edu.  Web site: www.serc.si.edu.

·         April 14, 2014 to May 31, 2014, BiodiversiTREE Project: Last year, volunteers helped us plant over 24,000 trees to create an experimental forest that will be followed and studied for the next 100 years. Now, we need help tracking, maintaining, and monitoring our forest to better understand biodiversity. Volunteers can serve for one or more days throughout the duration of the project; times are flexible and training will be provided.  Volunteers are needed for weekdays (preferred) and weekends for half day shifts. Contact Alison Cawood for more information.

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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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