June 10: 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-300x23811111

Anne Arundel Department of Social Services

Representative Payee Program: Volunteers are needed for this program that matches volunteers with adults incapable of managing their financial affairs. Volunteers are trained to keep records and handle finances for these adults. The program serves to prevent homelessness and inappropriate institutionalization. For more information contact Chris Poulsen at 410-269-4460.

  • 9:30–11:30 a.m., Wed., Jun. 11, 2014, Representative Payee Program Training: This 2-hour training session is required for those who wish to volunteer for the Representative Trainee Program which assists disabled adults with their finances. The training will be held at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Severna Park, MD 21146. Call 410-269-4460 for more information.

Banneker-Douglass Museum

The Banneker-Douglass Museum is in need for volunteers to expand its enlightening and interactive education programs, give guided tours to the general public, students, educators, and others, and assist with front desk maintenance. In addition, volunteers are needed assist with various library activities. If anyone is interested in volunteering as a tour guide or for upcoming events at the Banneker-Douglass Museum, feel free to contact LeRonn Herbert at the museum at 410.216.6180 or LeRonn.Herbert@maryland.gov. See website at: http://www.bdmuseum.maryland.gov/.

  • 11:00AM–12:30PM, Sat. Jun. 21, 2014, Docent Informational Session: If you have an interest in conducting tours on Maryland’s African American History and Culture, you are invited to attend this training session about becoming part of our team which leads groups on tours of museum exhibits. No previous experience or training is required. To register for this session, email bannekerdouglassmuseum@gmail.com or call 410-216-6187.

Chesapeake Arts Center

Volunteers, age 18 and up, are needed to serve as ushers, ticket attendants, and house managers for performances at the Hammonds Lane and/or Studio 194 Theatres. Volunteers can also help in the gift shop office, conducting daily administrative duties, distribution of flyers/newsletters in the community, mailings, and more. Extra volunteers are also needed to help with special events such as the Gala, gardening help for the front garden is also needed. Email Debbie Hofler, dhofler@chesapeakearts.org, or Call 410-636-6597 for more information. Web: www.chesapeakearts.org.

Ft. George Meade Antiterrorism/Emergency Management Exercise, June 17, 2014

Volunteers are needed to support Fort George G. Meade’s Annual Full-Scale Antiterrorism/Emergency Management Exercise from 6:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Jun. 17, 2014.  Volunteers will be required to report to Murphy Fieldhouse at 0600 and should bring a change of clothes.  They will need to go through a decontamination process which will result in them being washed down.  Once that process is completed, they will be allowed to change into dry clothes and then transported to a local hospital for triage.  Once they are processed through the local hospital, they will be transported back to Fort Meade. For more details and to volunteer, email marie.n.miles.civ@mail.mil.

Healthy Markets MD

Healthy Markets now has opportunities for volunteers at two locations: We have a new market–Healthy Markets @ West County, which is located each Thursday from 4pm – 7pm at the Van Bokkelen Elementary School, 1140 Reece Road, Severn, MD. Our original market, Healthy Markets @ Baltimore Washington Medical Center is still located on the parking lot of the UM BWMC Executive Center located at 300 Hospital Drive, Glen Burnie, MD. 9am-1pm on Saturdays. We will need volunteers to help our vendors set-up and break-down at the beginning and end of the market day. We also need volunteers to carry groceries and work in the Information Booths and in the Kid’s Tents.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, read our Healthy Markets Volunteer Handbook at http://healthymarketsmd.wordpress.com/ (Click on Our Partners & Sponsors|Volunteer Opportunities). For more information contact us at healthymarketsmd@gmail.com.

Movable Feast

This nonprofit provides home delivered meals for clients who are homebound with HIV/AIDS. Volunteers, as young as 16 (15 & under w/adult) are needed to deliver meals Mon.– Fri. between 9 am–1 pm. Meal delivery takes about one hour and drivers have flexibility in setting their schedules. Volunteers are asked to deliver once a week or once a month. Contact Tom Patrick at 410-327-3420, X31 or tpatrick@mfeast.org. See www.mfeast.org and below for additional opportunities.

  •  Kitchen Assistant: Kitchen hours are Mondays and Fridays from 9am to 5pm.   Volunteers can assist any time during these hours.  Duties typically involve food preparation and packaging, grocery packer, clean up, and occasionally unloading food trucks and stocking the pantries.
  • Delivery Driver:  Meals are delivered Monday through Friday between 10am and 2pm.  Grocery delivery times from drop-off sites may vary.  Volunteer drivers can set their own schedule according to how many days per week they wish to work and the area they request for the meal delivery.  Volunteers are given a route sheet with the names and directions to their clients’ homes.  Meal delivery typically takes about one (1) hour.  Moveable Feast delivers to Baltimore City and fourteen counties (surrounding the city and the Eastern Shore).  Volunteers are asked to deliver once a week or once a month.
  • Baker:   Baking homemade desserts is another way to make a difference at Moveable Feast.  You may bake desserts as an individual or group.  You may do it at home at your convenience or you may be part of our baking team at Moveable Feast’s kitchen from 5pm–7:30pm.  Baked goods are then distributed to our clients the following day.
  • Clerical and Events Assistant:  Volunteers are needed to assist staff with special projects or needs at the work place. (i.e., help to sort mail, surveys, fundraising, and to receive and assist callers and greet guests).

Operation Welcome Home (MD)

OWHMD provides a hero’s welcome at BWI Airport to military personnel returning home from the War on Terror. Since March 2007, Operation Welcome Home Maryland has greeted over a half million Sailors, Soldiers, Marines and Airmen. Volunteers are needed to help by cheering, clapping, shaking hands and saying thanks. This is a volunteer activity for all ages! Community organizations, schools, scouts, church groups, and individuals are also needed to lead a collection drive of water or a snack drive for the snack bags. Assembly lines are set up and snack bags are made prior to the arrival of our service members. Volunteers also needed to help decorate the International terminal, the location for the events. Volunteers are needed seven days a week, especially in need of “night Owls”. For a list of the dates of the events, check out our web page at www.operationwelcomehome.org or call our event line 410-630-1555 any time after nine am for the most up to date information. Contact Kathy Thorp at navyfam6@comcast.net or 410-757-0982 for questions.

 

 

 

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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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