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.


Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association is a nonprofit organization which seeks to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through advancement of research, to enhance care and support for individuals, their families and caregivers, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. A variety of Volunteer Opportunities  are available throughout the year including: office & clerical assistance including data entry and mailings, community outreach representatives including those to attend Health Fairs and speakers, helpline specialist, and family support group facilitators. See: www.alz.org. Volunteers are also needed to assist with events:

  • 11:00 am, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, Walk to End Alzheimer’s: Friendly, outgoing volunteers, age 15 and up, are needed for a variety of positions before, during and after the walk which is being held at Susan B. Campbell Park (at the dock downtown) in Annapolis, MD. Registration starts at 11 a.m., ceremony is at 12 p.m, and the walk starts at 12:30 p.m. Volunteer opportunities will include route guides, registration, advocacy ambassadors, cheerleaders, set-up and break down teams, parking guides, and more. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Janine Boulad, Volunteer Coordinator, at jboulad@alz.org or by calling 410.561.9099 x210.


Annapolis Language Bank

Volunteers with a second language capability extend a warm welcome to area visitors who might have difficulty communicating in English. Volunteers also are called upon by Public Safety officials, health organizations, hospitals, the Red Cross, State, County and the City of Annapolis, and other organizations. Volunteers are listed in the Language Bank by language in alphabetical order. If you or someone you know has a second language capability and is not currently listed as a Language Bank volunteer, we would urge a telephone call to the Office of Public Information, City of Annapolis, (410) 263-1183 or E-mail: info@annapolis.gov. See web site at: http://www.annapolis.gov/residents/language-bank.


Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center (AACVC)

10:30 AM–5:00 PM, Sun., Oct. 4, 2015, First Sunday Arts Festival: Volunteers are needed to help AACVC staff its booth at the October 4 First Sunday Arts Festival. The Volunteer Center’s booth will be in the Whitmore Park exhibit area on Calvert St. The streets and parks on West and Calvert Streets in the downtown historic area will be filled with over 100 unique artists and crafters, live bands, dance, street performers, and outdoor cafes for the 13th Annual First Sunday Arts Festival.  Two volunteers are needed for each two-hour shift between the hours of 10:30 AM–5:00 PM. Help with set-up between 10:30 and 11:00, greet visitors and assist with a family-friendly card project for members of the Military, help with break-down between 4:30 – 5pm. Contact Fay Mauro at 410-897-9207 or fay.aacvc@outlook.com or see:(www.aacvc.org/OpportunityCalendar) to volunteer.  Park in the Whitmore Garage, enter off of Clay Street. See map at http://www.firstsundayarts.com/festival_map.


Annapolis Woodworkers Guild

This nonprofit educational and cooperative organization of men and women work with wood and want to learn more about the fine art of woodworking. They meet at 7:00 PM on the second Thursday each month at the Davidsonville United Methodist Church, 819 W. Central Ave, Davidsonville, MD 21035. The Guild builds planters, benches, signs, tables and other items for local nonprofit organizations that provide the lumber. For more information contact president@annapoliswoodworkers.org or visit the web site at: http://annapoliswoodworkers.org/.


Arundel House of Hope

Arundel House of Hope’s new Family Project After School Program will provide tutoring for school children, Mon.-Fri. from 4:45–6:00 p.m. at St. Christopher’s Church in Linthicum, MD.  Volunteers are needed to support the program by helping family members in the program to become self-sufficient. Volunteer tutors with general skills to help with homework or other school projects, or with math or reading teaching experience, or with computer skills are needed for up to 2-3 hours one day per week for 12 weeks. For more information, Contact Phil Bailey at 410-863-4888 Ext. 155 or pbailey@arundelhoh.org.


Arundel Lodge

Arundel Lodge Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program partners with individuals and families to improve behavioral health through recovery-oriented services.  A variety of volunteer opportunities are available to help with Arundel Lodge projects, facilities maintenance, and events. Contact Cindy Garmoe, Volunteer Coordinator at 443-433-5906 or cgarmoe@arundellodge.org. We are currently seeking volunteers for:

11 AM – 1 PM, Aug. 28; 10 AM – 2 PM, Sept. 18; 1-4 PM, Oct. 15; and 1-5 PM, Nov. 6, 2015, Art Program Cleaning & Organizing: Volunteers are needed to help with cleaning and organizing the art studio. Help is needed for sorting and organizing artwork, paperwork and art supplies. Some bending required, no heavy lifting needed. Attendance is not required at all events, whichever date works best for you! Also there is an immediate need for a Gallery Assistant to help the Gallery Manager and Art Program Director. Flexible schedule to be discussed with the Gallery Manager and Director. Duties include creating labels, cataloging artwork (must be able to use a computer, MS Word and Excel helpful). Other tasks we could use help with include framing, studio organization, marketing, events, and paper work organization.

12:30 – 4 PM, Tues. & /Thurs., starting Oct. 29, 2015, Studio/Gallery Attendants: The Art Program at Arundel Lodge is looking for two volunteers to provide assistance to artists utilizing the Open Eye Community Cooperative at Arundel Lodge. Volunteers are needed starting October 29th, Tuesdays and Thursdays (either or both days) from. Duties include being present in the studio with the artists as they create, managing studio materials, providing information about the Studio, membership, and Open Eye Studio to visitors, and clean up.



Center for Help, Hispanic Heritage Festival, Sun., Sept. 27, 2015

In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage month, the Center of Help is hosting its 3rd  Hispanic Heritage Festival, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015 from Noon–5:00PM at the Knights of Columbus, 2590 Solomons Island Rd, Edgewater, MD 21037. This family friendly event is designed to bring the community together to celebrate with live music, entertainment, food, children’s activities and information exhibits by city, county and community organizations representing health and human services, police, fire and emergency/safety and more. Nonprofit organizations providing services to the community will provide exhibits and information relating to such services. For more information, contact Center for Help at 410-295-3434 or director@centrodeayuda.org.


Start The Adventure In Reading (STAIR) 

STAIR is gearing up for the 2015 – 2016 school year. STAIR is a one-on-one reading program geared to help 2nd graders currently reading below grade level that has worked with Annapolis City schools for 10 years. For one hour after school two days a week, tutors read, practice phonics, and work on fluency and comprehension with their student. Learning occurs in a safe, nurturing environment and a bond is forged between tutor and student. STAIR has 7 sites in Annapolis and we are currently looking for volunteer coordinators to man two of our sites as well as tutors for all sites.  Sites are open either Tuesday/Thursday or Tuesday/Wednesday. Please contact Linda Barbour, Executive Director at 410.279.6480 or linda.barbour@hotmail.com.   You can also visit the STAIR website at http://stairannapolis.org for more info on STAIR and upcoming training dates. The students of Annapolis need your help!