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 ask.aacvc@outlook.com or 410-897-9207. Check our Website: www.aacvc.org. A few current volunteer opportunities are listed below.


Annapolis Craft Beer & Music Festival, Sat., September 12, 2015

This large event being held at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium from 12:00–6:00 PM, Sat., Sept. 12, 2015 features unlimited beer tastings of over 100 craft beers from over 45 regional and national artisan breweries. There will also be live music of every variety and great oysters on the half-shell along with other food.  Adult volunteers are needed to pour for the breweries for a 3-hour shift during the event (12-3 or 3-6 p.m.). If interested, email: annapolisshows@gmail.com for an application. For more information about the event, see web site at: www.theannapoliscraftbeerandmusicfestival.com/


Anne Arundel County Literacy Council

You can change a life through literacy. Volunteer tutors are needed for combating adult and out-of-school youth illiteracy; after completing training, you make your own schedule and locations with your assigned student or you can tutor at local detention centers. For information contact the office at 410-269-4419 or programdirector@aaclc.org. Hours are flexible and most work can be done at home. See website: www.icanread.org.

  • 9:00 AM– 4:00 PM, Sat., Sept. 26 AND Sat., Sat., Oct. 10, 2015, Tutor Training: The tutor training sessions will be held at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church in Severna Park and will include both Basic Literacy and English Language Learner instruction. We have a class size limit of 35. Enrollees MUST attendee both sessions. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in attending this training, email programdirector@aaclc.org, or call 301-523-6750 as soon as possible to reserve a seat.


Arnold Volunteer Fire Department

The Arnold Volunteer Fire Department is always recruiting volunteer members, age 16 and up, to serve both as firefighters and to assist with administrative tasks. Current needs include firefighter/EMT, building maintenance, public outreach and fire safety education, fundraising, event planning, and administrative assistance. All firefighting training and equipment is provided free of charge. For more information visit web site at www.arnoldvfd.com, or call Jean Allen at 410-757-5942 or E-mail treasurer@arnoldvfd.com with questions.


Arundel Child Care Connections

The mission of Arundel Child Care Connections, Inc. is to promote the availability and accessibility of high quality childcare for families in Anne Arundel County through referrals, training, public education and collaboration between community-based organization, government agencies, employers, and child care providers. We are in the process of rebuilding our Board of Directors. Positions needed are a seasoned Board President and members with backgrounds in finance, law, business and fundraising. For more information contact Debbie Langer, Ex. Dir. At 410-222-1794 or dlanger@arundelccc.org, See website at: http://www.arundelccc.org/.



Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Maryland Hall is planning Volunteer Orientations with positions open in ONLY for Volunteer Ushers for performing arts events at this time.  We welcome your interest in this opportunity; please plan to attend both one Orientation and one Usher Training session. Usher Orientation training date(s) will be announced later. Contact Louise White, Volunteer Manager, at lwhite@mdhallarts.org or 410-263-5544, extension 23 to register; an application form is on the web site: www.mdhallarts.org.

  • 5:30 – 7:00 pm, Thursday, August 20, OR Sept. 17, 2015, Volunteer Orientation: Training will be held at Maryland Hall, 801 Chase St., Annapolis 21401. Those interested in volunteer ushering will attend one orientation and an Usher Training date to be scheduled shortly after the Orientation trainings.


Ombudsman Program (Anne Arundel County Dept. of Aging & Disabilities)

Ombudsman Program (Resident Advocate): A free, confidential service that advocates for residents’ rights and good-quality long-term care. Receives and resolves complaints made by or for residents of nursing homes and assisted living homes. Educates the public on long-term care facilities and services. Promotes opportunities for volunteers. The Ombudsman Program needs compassionate individuals to visit nursing homes and assisted living homes and advocate for residents. Each interested individual will be interviewed to discuss the position and the individual’s background. If the program is a good match for the volunteer, then that volunteer will be provided with training and supervision. For more information and to volunteer contact Wendy Harris at agharr44@aacounty.org or 410 222-4464. See website: www.aacounty.org/Aging/agingServices/ombudsman.cfm.


Project Green 9/11 Day of Service, Sat., Sept. 12, 2015

To commemorate Marylanders who have lost their lives in service to their country, including on 9/11, the Volunteer Center celebrates a Day of Service. The day will begin at 8:30 am on Sat., Sept. 13, 2014 with a brief ceremony at the Maryland World War II Memorial located in the median at 1920 Ritchie Highway, Route 450, Annapolis. Volunteer sign-in begins at 8:00 am. From 9:00 am until noon, volunteers will participate in environmental service projects beginning at the WW II Memorial and continuing to Jonas Green Park at the foot of the Naval Academy Bridge. This is a “rain or shine event” and will only be delayed or cancelled if there are local thunder storms. In addition to weeding, planting and mulching to control storm water runoff, we will participate in the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) as volunteers record items of debris they find, giving a clearer picture of the items impacting the health of the Chesapeake Bay. Come help, and bring your friends! Registration is required. For more information and to pre-register go to: www.aacvc.org/OpportunityCalendar.  For more information contact holli.aacvc@outlook.com or 410-897-9207.


Youth for Understanding USA

Youth For Understanding (YFU) is a worldwide movement of committed individuals and organizations working together to prepare young people for their responsibilities and challenges in a changing, interdependent global community; it advances intercultural understanding, mutual respect, and social responsibility through educational exchanges for youth, families and communities. Volunteers are being sought to mentor high school age international exchange students; families are also needed to host such students. For more information, contact Tchi Sogoyou at 240-235-2102 or tsogoyou@yfu.org. See website at https://yfuusa.org/


YMCA Camp Letts

This Edgewater camp needs volunteers for ongoing upkeep of buildings grounds, trail clearing and general office support at the Retreat Center and Camp office. Lead by our volunteer Advisory Board, YMCA Camp Letts also offers a large slate of volunteer driven special events dedicated to raising scholarship funds to help send kids to camp. Whether it’s the annual Turkey Chase, Women’s Wellness Weekend, the Golf Tournament, or Rockin’ on the Rhode, each event is its own brand of camp fun and they all offer wonderful opportunities to make friends while making a difference. For more information, contact Chessa Ormond at 410-919-1411 or chessacampletts@yahoo.com See website: www.campletts.org/.