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.


Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is a regional non-profit conservation organization whose mission is to restore the Chesapeake Bay through collaborative engagement of communities, businesses, and other conservation groups in the Bay watershed.  A wide variety of volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year.  Current opportunities include support of communications efforts (including writing, and web, display, and document design), tagging and organizing our Flickr photo library, and helping to organize and/or staff restoration projects and events.   In particular, part-time volunteers are needed to staff our reception desk, provide administrative and clerical assistance (includes research, data entry, answering phones, and mailings) and provide program/project support for the headquarters staff.   Our office is located at 501 Sixth Street in Eastport area of, Annapolis, MD 21403.  Hours are flexible. For more information, e-mail fill out an inquiry online at www.allianceforthebay.org or contact@allianceforthebay or g. Sponsors and extra volunteers may be needed for the following event:

  • 5:30–9:00 p.m., Tues., Sept. 15, 2015, Taste of the Chesapeake 2015: Each year, the Taste recognizes environmental leadership and provides a venue for the Alliance to showcase our progress toward Bay restoration, as well as, our projects for the next year. “The Taste” is a vibrant celebration of local food and drink, businesses, and music and a great opportunity to gather with an exciting mix of people who share a commitment to and passion about their rivers, their communities and the Chesapeake Bay. For more information about the event being held at the Rooftop Conference Center in the Belcher Pavilion at the Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, contact Laura Ricciardelli, Director of Development at 443.949.0575 and visit the web site at allianceforthebay.org.


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. Hrs. are flexible and most work can be done at home. 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.


AA County Office of Emergency Management, Emergency Preparedness Expo, Sat., Sept. 12, 2015

This Expo is sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Office of Emergency Management with the purpose of providing information to the public to prepare it for emergencies. The event will be held from 10 AM–2PM, Sat, Sept. 12, 2015 (rain or shine) at the Marley Station Mall, 7900 Ritchie Hwy, Glen Burnie, MD 21061. There will be demonstrations, information booths, giveaways, activities, emergency vehicles, and food. For more information, call the office of Emergency Management at 410-222-0600.


Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center, Volunteer Mobilization Center Exercise, Sat., Oct. 24, 2015

The Center is the county-wide clearinghouse for information about volunteering throughout Annapolis and AA County. Volunteers are being sought to participate in a Volunteer Mobilization Center Training and Drill being cosponsored with the Anne Arundel County Office of Emergency Management. Both the training and the drill will take place at the Office of Emergency Management, Henry L. Hein Bldg., 7480 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Glen Burnie, MD 21061, on Sat. Oct. 24, 2015, as described below. Registration is required for training and/or the drill. For more information and to register, see Opportunity Calendar on the website at www.aacvc.org, or contact Bill Crabbs at 410-897-9207 or e-mail bill@aacvc.org,

  • 10:00 am–12:00 Noon, Sat., Oct. 24, 2015, Volunteer Mobilization Center Training: This two-hour training session will prepare about 10-15 volunteers to help operate a Volunteer Mobilization Center. Such a center may be activated by the AA County office of Emergency Management in case of a real emergency to process and refer spontaneous unaffiliated volunteers in an orderly manner to disaster mitigation agencies needing volunteer help.
  • 1:00 pm–3:00 pm, Sat., Oct. 24, 2015, Volunteer Mobilization Center Drill: Up to 50 participants are needed to role play as spontaneous volunteers who want to help in recovery and response efforts following a simulated emergency. Volunteers who have already received VMC training are also needed to staff the VMC during the afternoon exercise.


ACE Mentoring Program of Annapolis, Mentor Mixer Event, Aug. 26, 2015

ACE Mentoring Program of Annapolis is hosting an informational mixer from 4–6 p.m. on Wed., Aug. 26, 2015 at Bill Batemans Bistro, 655 Governor Richie Hwy., Severna Park, MD. Anne Arundel County Schools with ACE programs include Annapolis, Severna Park, North County and South River High Schools. A brief presentation will highlight the program and how ACE impacts the students and community. There will also be time to talk one-on-one with current ACE volunteers. The event is open to the public; registration and more information can be found at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ace-mentoring-program-mentor-mixer-tickets-17955840402. For more information on the ACE program, registration, and volunteer opportunities visit: www.acementor.org/annapolis.


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 see web site at: www.theannapoliscraftbeerandmusicfestival.com/


Metro Maryland Youth for Christ

The Youth for Christ Campus Life ministry combines healthy relationships with creative programs to help senior high young people make good choices, establish a solid foundation for life, and positively impact their schools. Like every ministry of YFC, Campus Life seeks to engage these young people wherever they are found. Volunteers are needed in the Anne Arundel County area to help with weekly Campus Life Club meetings Monday in Linthicum, Tues. in Millersville, and Wed. in Annapolis. For more information and to volunteer, see website at http://www.mmyfc.org/ or contact Jacob Helms at helms82@gmail.com or 410-529-4434.


Moveable Feast, Open House, August 25, 2015

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 1 hr and drivers have flexibility in setting their schedules. Volunteers are asked to deliver once a week or once a month. Contact us at 410-327-3420 or mcolimore@mfeast.org. See website: www.mfeast.org.

  • 5:30-7:30 p.m., Tues., August 25, 2015, Open House: Volunteers and the general public are invited to an Open House at Moveable Feast headquarters, 901 N. Milton Ave., Baltimore, MD 21205; learn about opportunities for future growth, sample food prepared by our talented team, and enjoy a performance by The Stoop, a Baltimore storytelling series featuring ordinary people sharing extraordinary stories. Call 410-327-3420 ext. 33 for more information and to RSVP.