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.


Anne Arundel County Fair, Sept. 16-20, 2015

The Fair is an all-volunteer nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization bringing family entertainment, competition and education to people of all ages in Anne Arundel County and surrounding areas. See web site at: www.aacountyfair.org. Volunteers, age 21 and up, are needed for a variety of positions during the Fair and year round. Contact 410-923-3400 or info@aacountyfair.org to volunteer and visit web site at www.aacountyfair.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. 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.


City of Annapolis Boards and Commissions

Hundreds of local residents give of their time and talents to sit on various Boards and Commissions that assist the City of Annapolis by helping to administer rules, interpret City Code, or provide analysis of issues to help with decision making.  Volunteers are needed on an ongoing basis for such Boards and Commissions. To learn more and to apply as a volunteer, visit www.annapolis.gov/government/boards-and-commissions or contact the

Boards and Commissions Coordinator at boards@annapolis.gov or 410-263-7997.


Disability Awareness Day, Sat., Oct. 24, 2015

Disability Awareness Day 2015 will be held from 11:00 a.m.–2 p.m., Sat., Oct. 24, 2015, during Disability Employment Awareness Month in October at Westfield Annapolis Mall. At the event awards will be given to businesses or organizations that provide employment or other opportunities to individuals with disabilities. The public is invited to attend the free 2015 Disability Awareness Day events where more than 35 exhibitors who provide services to individuals with disabilities will have free information. The public can get answers on assistance with transportation, employment, housing, recreation, and access to other services during the event. For information, contact the Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues office at the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities at 410-222-4383 or AGBEZE83@aacounty.org; TTY users call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1.


Food & Water Watch

Food & Water Watch champions healthy food and clean water for all. We stand up to corporations that put profits before people, and advocate for a democracy that improves people’s lives and protects our environment.

Food & Water Watch is a public interest group that champions clean water and healthy food for all. We are currently working on a campaign to reform Maryland’s Renewable Energy Standards and are looking for volunteers to participate in exciting events this fall. We will be petitioning and phone banking to spread awareness and build community outreach efforts. We will also be having “Write Letters to the Editor” parties, big media events, and other campaign actions. Volunteers from all backgrounds and interests are encouraged to join — no experience necessary! Please contact Shannon Leap at sleap@fwwlocal.org or 410-394-7650 for more information. See website: www.foodandwaterwatch.org.


Historic London Town & Gardens

Last year Historic London Town & Gardens hosted our first Free Yoga Series in October and our second in February, both receiving great reviews. We are continuing the tradition this October with free yoga sessions in our peaceful garden overlooking the water. London Town is looking for Volunteer Yoga Instructors to lead classes during our Free Yoga Series from 10:00–11:00 a.m. on Sundays in October 2015. This is a great opportunity for instructors to give back to the community while promoting their studio. If you are interested in signing up for one (or more!) Sunday(s) in October please email Sales@historiclondontown.org.


Lifeline 100 Century Ride & Community Health Fair at Kinder Farm Park, Sun., Oct. 18, 2015

Bicycle Advocates for Annapolis & Anne Arundel County (BikeAAA) in partnership with Anne Arundel County Police and Recreation & Parks Dept. is hosting the Lifeline100 with 100, 56, 15 (trail only) mile rides and a free children’s bike rodeo and family fun ride. Bike routes will wind throughout scenic Anne Arundel County including downtown Annapolis, the Severn River, southern Anne Arundel County, BWI/Marshall airport and the B&A Trail. There will also be a free, all-day, “Make Health Happen” community health fair by the Healthy Anne Arundel Coalition that day, all at Kinder Farm Park in Millersville; the fair will offer health screenings, fun activities for kids, families and more.  Volunteers, sponsors, and participants are being sought for this event. Volunteers are needed to help with parking, registration, rest stops, SAG support, at the Health Fair, children’s rodeo, and more.  Civic or high school age community service groups such as the scouts are also welcome to volunteer. For more information and to register, visit the website at www.bikeaaa.org/lifeline-100.  For information about BikeAAA visit www.bikeaaa.org or contact Jon Korin at president@bikeaaa.org.


Maryland Business Roundtable for Education

In order to prepare students for rewarding careers and to secure the State’s economic future, moving Maryland to world-class in STEM education and workforce quality is a priority. It is increasingly apparent that all students need a strong foundation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, regardless of their career path. Volunteers are needed to engage students in learning experiences through the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education’s STEM Specialist in the Classroom and Maryland Scholars Speakers Bureau Programs. For more information about the programs, visit the websites: http://thestemnet.com/speak and www.mbrt.org, or contact nona@mbrt.org or 410.788.0333.


“Soldier’s Child” Event, 7:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Sat., 10-03-15

Essendant Baltimore in partnership with A Soldiers Child Foundation supplies birthday presents for children of fallen veterans. A large number of volunteers are needed for: set up/decorating from 6:30-11:00 a.m.; shopping from 7:00-l1:00 a.m.; party activities for about 130 children from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; and, from 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. for wrapping/packing and clean up associated with the event on 10/3/15; the event is being held at Essendant’s location at 7441 Candlewood Rd., Hanover, MD 21076. Help in the form of fundraising ideas, monetary donations, and sourcing of equipment, food and party supplies for the event are also being sought. For more information and to volunteer contact Ed Blackmon at eblackmon@essendant.com or 410-299-4611 or 443-577-0759.