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 check this.org or 410-897-9207. Check our Website: www.VolunteerAnneArundel.org. A few current volunteer opportunities are listed below.

 

Annapolis High School–Mock Interviews

Annapolis High School needs as many as 100 volunteers to help them prepare their 11th graders with mock interviews.  The event will take place on April 1 & 2, 2014 and you can volunteer for as little as 1 hour.  Specific time slots are 7:45-8:45am, 9:15-10:15am, 11:35-12:35pm, and 12:45-1:45pm on April 1 and the same time slots (but not 7:45-8:45am) on April 2.  No experience is necessary although experienced interviewers are always appreciated.  Individual one-on-one interviews are short (10-15 minutes) and you will be provided with scripted questions.  Come enjoy the experience of mentoring young people in this important life experience and make a difference in your community.  Contact Eric Elston at 202-409-0745 or eelston@aacps.org.

 

Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Conference & Visitors Bureau

Do you enjoy meeting new people? Do you have an interest in learning about our local history and experiencing all the great attractions we have for visitors and locals alike? Do you have a fun and friendly disposition? Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Conference and Visitors Bureau is actively recruiting volunteers to work at the Visitors Center and City Dock Information Booth. To find out more about becoming a Volunteer, contact: Sue McKenzie—Director of Visitor Services by calling 410.280.0445 ext. 108 or email smckenzie@visitannapolis.org. See website at: www.VisitAnnapolis.org. Also see Visitor’s Guide:  http://www.maddenmedia.com/digitalbooks/MDANNOVG13.

 

EPLEX May 3, 2014

A large number of volunteers 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.

 

FARMFRESH Markets–Annapolis

FRESHFARM Markets is a nonprofit that operates 11 farmer/producer only markets in the DC area. Through education, outreach and gleaning our aim is to increase access and awareness of healthy locally grown food. we reach out to schools, senior centers and community organizations with cooking demo’s and events off site and at market. Volunteers are needed at the downtown Annapolis location on Compromise St. in the Donner parking lot on Sundays from 7:00 AM–1:00 PM from May 4–Nov. 30, 2014 for set-up, during the market, for breakdown, and to help off site to promote the market. Contact Tara Boyle at taraboyle@freshfarmmarket.org or 202-362-8889. See website at: www.freshfarmmarkets.org.

 

 

Lindale Middle School

Adult volunteers are needed for a new mentorship program starting in March and ending in June 2014 at Lindale Middle School.  We are seeking current (or retired) professionals local to the Lindale area that have a desire to make a connection with a middle school student- have advice, perspective, and support to share with a younger generation. Volunteers will meet with your mentee once per month (March 2014-June 2014) from 8-8:45am.  Breakfast will be provided. Every adult mentor must complete an hour long training/orientation program prior to meeting the students. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Elise Radziwill, Lindale Middle School 8th grade counselor at 410-691-4344 or ERadziwill@aacps.org.

 

Maryland Therapeutic Riding

Located in Crownsville, Maryland Therapeutic Riding (MTR) is a Premier Accredited Therapeutic Riding Center that offers therapeutic horseback riding lessons for children and adults with special needs. Volunteers, ages 14 and up, assist with riding lessons and are needed throughout the week to assist with horse care, barn and facility maintenance. Volunteers are also needed to assist with special events, serve on committees including fund raising, and general office duties.  All volunteers are required to attend a training session prior to beginning their volunteer service.  If you would like to attend an upcoming training session, please call Volunteer Manager Julianne Mills at 410-923-6800 or email julianne@mtrinc.org.  Visit our website at www.horsesthatheal.org for volunteer training schedules and downloadable volunteer application.

  • 5–10 pm, Sat., May 3, 2014, Derby Day Benefit Event: Volunteers are needed to assist with a variety of tasks to include event registration, silent and live auction monitors, cashiers, set up and clean up, and more. Volunteers are needed Fri., May 2 from 12-6 pm, Sat., May 3 from 9 am-11:30 pm, and Sunday, May 4 from 9am-12pm. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old to assist with set up and clean-up and 18 years old to volunteer during the event. Groups are welcome! If you are interested in volunteering for this event or for more information, please contact Julianne at julianne@mtrinc.org or 410-923-6800.

 

MS Walk, Sunday, April 6, 2014

The National MS Society is hosting its Walk MS event in Annapolis on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the Navy Marine Corps Stadium.  Walk MS is a 5k event and participation is free, but we encourage everyone to raise as much as possible for research into the cause, cure and treatment of MS. Volunteers are needed throughout the day from 6:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m in the following roles: Set Up (6:00 a.m-8:00 a.m.); Registration (8:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.); Rest Stop (9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.); Cheerleader (10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.) ; Photographer (8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.); Medical (8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.); and, General volunteers for miscellaneous duties throughout the day.

Anyone can register online at www.walkMSmaryland.org as a participant or a volunteer or contact Ellen at ellen.hannibal@nmss.org or 443-641-1195

 

Parole Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Parole (Annapolis) is comprised of approximately 80 members, who enthusiastically share and demonstrate the Rotary philosophy. It is a service club that significantly improves lives in the local community and around the world by meeting real needs. Our vision is: “We will make a positive difference for youth today, so they will make a difference tomorrow.” The Parole Rotary has continuing volunteer needs for events and activities throughout the year. For more information see the website at www.parole-rotary.org/ or contact John Zuknick at zuknick@comcast.net or 609-932-0165.

  • Sat. & Sun., May 3 & 4, 2014, 2014 Naptown barBAYq Contest & Music Festival: A large number of volunteers are needed to help with this gala event being held at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds. There will be more than 40 live bands, children’s activities, barbecue tasting, arts and crafts, and much more. Volunteer help will be needed for several shifts each day for: kids fun zone; set-up teams; beer servers; bank personnel; greeters; maintenance, logistics; communications; car parking; security; cash-out personnel; runners; utility workers; information tent; VIP hosts, and more. For more information and to sign up, visit the website at www.barBAYq.com (Click on Registrations|Volunteer Application).