Many Volunteer positions are available through the Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center. If you do not see an opportunity below that fits your needs, contact the Volunteer Center at email@example.com or 410-897-9207. Check our Website: www.aacvc.org. A few current volunteer opportunities are listed below.
Anne Arundel Community College (AACC)
The Child Development Center at AACC is a nationally accredited early education program serving children ages 2–5.years. This robust program relies not only on our Professional Degreed and experienced Teachers, but on our Asst. Teachers, and College Student Aides. Additionally, we are looking for volunteers to commit to helping in a classroom once per week for 2-4 hours or more minimally for the duration of a semester, but certainly could be long-term. We would love someone with experience working with children, but this is not required. Anyone who enjoys children and would be willing to assist in our classrooms by reading to the children, helping supervise them on the playground, leading a small group activities with assistance of the Teacher, serving snacks, and even just playing with the children during their “choice time” would be ideal.
Contact the Center Director, Janet Klenkel 410-777-2450 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Chesapeake Children’s Museum
This “Hands-on” Museum for children and family’s needs volunteer docents to work weekly 2– 3 hour shifts in the museum between 10 am- 4 pm (including weekends). Responsibilities include: greeting visitors, taking admissions, program registrations, helping visitors use the exhibits, and keeping the museum tidy. This responsibility is reserved for more experienced volunteers. We are also currently looking folks good with figures to serve on the Finance Committee. If you are curious about serving on the Board of Directors (three-year commitment), please call about your interests, and plan to attend the next monthly board meeting at the museum. Volunteers also are needed to help with Marketing and Publicity, and with museum and outreach workshops. Help is also always needed to maintain the facility and grounds. Most positions range from ages 14 and up. The CCM is dedicated to working with the public, providing leadership, and other civic duties for the community. In addition, the youth will receive credits for “service learning hours” needed for graduation. Volunteers are also needed to help with exhibits upkeep in one or more exhibit areas. For more information, contact 410-990-1993 or email@example.com. See website: www.theccm.org.
National Aquarium Chesapeake Bay Initiative Habitat Restoration Projects
The ten-acre tidal wetland bordering Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine now serves as a refuge for many species of wildlife including sea ducks, heron, muskrats, and red-winged blackbirds. Join the Conservation Department at the National Aquarium in Baltimore at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine to help clean up the bay. The National Aquarium in Baltimore is looking for community volunteers, ages 14 and older, to participate, rain or shine. Activities include debris cleanup, planting native marsh grasses, trail maintenance and more. Register online at www.aqua.org or contact the Conservation Department at 410-576-1014 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 10:00 a.m.–2:00 pm, Sat., April 25, 2015, Ft. McHenry Field Day: Volunteers are needed to help clean up the 10-acre park at 2400 East Fort Ave., Baltimore, MD 21230. For more information, contact email@example.com (410) 576-1014.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI Anne Arundel County depends upon volunteers to keep its organization going strong. There are so many ways you can give your time to help NAMI Maryland. You can help with advocacy, fundraising, training, education, community outreach or administrative assistance in the office. Whether you have a lot of free time or only a little, they can use your help. Let them know what your volunteer interests are by calling 410-884-8691 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. See web site at: http://www.namiaac.org.
- 7:00–9:30 a.m., Tuesdays, Starting March 3, 2014, Family-to-Family Education Program: This free, 12-session education program is being offered at Woods Memorial Church in Severna Park for family, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness. The course is designed to help all family members understand and support their loved one living with mental illness while maintaining their own well-being. The course includes information on the biological, psychological and social aspects of illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and other mental health conditions. Pre-registration is required: Contact Pat at email@example.com or 410-647-6233. For more information on programs in Anne Arundel County, call 443-569-3498 and see website at: namiaac.org.
National Kidney Foundation of Maryland
The National Kidney Foundation, a major voluntary nonprofit health organization, is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation. Volunteers are needed to help with the upcoming Kidney Walk as follows:
- 9:00 am–12 Noon, Sun., April 19, 2015 Kidney Walk: Volunteers are needed to serve in a variety of roles including: help with walk day registration, set up and break down, cheerleading, face painting, and more. Times depend on the volunteer role. The event is being held at Camden Yards in Baltimore. The walk raises money for screening programs, education and patient services in Baltimore and surrounding counties as well as supporting national research and patient advocacy programs. For a full list of opportunities, contact Giorgina Alarcon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-494-8545 or register online at www.kidneywalk.org.
Volunteers with expertise in medicine, engineering and technology are needed to develop unique solutions that assist people with disabilities manage their daily life. Volunteers age 21 and up who are active or retired medical/rehabilitation professionals or those with engineering backgrounds are needed to assess disabilities and to design and build one-of-a-kind devices for clients with disabilities. Also needed are volunteers, age 16 and up, in Baltimore to work weekdays in the computer loan center testing, repairing, and refurbishing donated computer equipment. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator, Angela Tyler at 410-554-9168. Web site: www.v-linc.org.
- March 21, 2015, Bike Clinic: Volunteers are needed to help assemble and fit bicycles. For more information and to volunteer, contact Angela Tyler at email@example.com
- 6/22-26/15 (Session 1), 7/6-10/15 (Session 2), Summer Camps 2015: The summer camp is a week-long, inclusive, full-day camp for children with and without disabilities, ages 7-14. It features computer-based activities that teach creativity, independent thinking, presentation skills, and literacy in a friendly and structured environment. Campers will also be able to explore their creativity through painting, drawing, and other arts and crafts activities. In addition, each day children have an opportunity to work at their own individual computer station programmed and configured for their specific needs, document the days’ activities using digital cameras, camcorders, and take part in various field trips. Visit the web site for more information & to sign up.
Wellness House of Annapolis
The mission of The Wellness House of Annapolis is to help people affected by cancer and their family members recover their health and well-being through participation in a professional program of support, education and hope in a “home-like” environment. All of our services are offered free to cancer patients and their care givers. There are many different volunteer opportunities at Wellness House of Annapolis. All services are offered to members for free by our amazing volunteers. We need assistance with our gardens, clerical work, outreach, and hostessing. We also need professional practitioners in massage and Healing Touch as well as yoga and art. For more information contact Georgeanne Montanari at 410-990-0941 or firstname.lastname@example.org. See website at: http://annapoliswellnesshouse.org/.