Volunteer Opportunities

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 Animal Control

Animal control provides a variety of services to the community, including adoption and foster programs for the benefit of domestic animals and offers a variety of volunteer opportunities that are available to assist the agency in carrying out its mission. Volunteers may perform many helpful tasks including, but not limited to, hands on interaction with the animals, showing animals to prospective adopters, assisting customers, answering phones, filing, photography and multi-media tasks. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, be able to meet the 16 hour per month requirement of volunteer service hours. Contact Rita Krickler at P93346@aacounty.org or call us at (410) 222-8900 if you have questions about volunteering. For more information and a downloadable Volunteer Application Form, see website at: http://www.aacounty.org/AnimalControl/VolunteerProgram.cfm.


AA County Dept. of Aging & Disabilities Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

Medicare is the health insurance for 44 million Americans. Yet most people are intimidated by Medicare and think Medicare is too complex and confusing.  Many people with Medicare need an advocate to help them understand their Medicare benefits.  Are you interested in learning about Medicare?  Do you want to help other people with their Medicare-related issues?  The SHIP program trains volunteers on Medicare; these volunteers then assist others in the community with Medicare-related issues.  SHIP counselors help people select Part D drug plans, and understand their options for Medigap or Medicare Advantage Plans.  Because the information provided by SHIP counselors must remain unbiased, insurance agents will not be considered for SHIP volunteer positions. Contact SHIP at the AA County Dept. of Aging and Disabilities at 410-222-4464 ex 3080 or Amy Rubino at AGAMRU00@aacounty.org for more information and to volunteer.


Arthritis Foundation

The Mid-Atlantic Region serves Maryland, Delaware, DC, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina by making the public knowledgeable about arthritis and the importance of appropriate treatment and by helping people take personal control of their arthritis through self-help classes, warm water and land exercise programs and support and education groups. For more information about programs and volunteer opportunities, call 1-800-365-3811 or email Chloe Mogel, Volunteer Coord. at cmogel@arthritis.org. Website: www.arthritis.org/


Arundel High School

Arundel High School helps all 11th grade English students by providing mock interviews with local community members.  Mock interviews help to prepare students for the real world as they start looking for jobs.  Interviewing skills are desired but not required.  Instructions and sample questions are available as well as an evaluation sheet.  This round of interviews is for the Standard and Honors English classes and are being conducted on December 3 & 4.  There are several time slots each day ranging from 7:15am– 2pm.  Volunteers may sign up for multiple slots. Questions? Contact Sandy Vogel at 410-674-3938 or thevogel4@msn.com. Register on our Sign Up Genius site at: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0F4DACA62EA6FE3-mock.


Bay Community Support Services

Bay Community Support Services provides services and opportunities to children and adults with disabilities in Anne Arundel, Calvert, and St. Mary’s counties. Volunteers are needed for a variety of positions including; placing and picking up donation canisters, special event assistance, office assistant, board of directors & committee members, companionship, assisting with recreational/crafts activities, handyman, gardening/yard work, and more. To volunteer, please contact the Annapolis office at (410) 224-4205 or email Brandy Blackstone at blackstoneb@baycss.org. Web site: www.baycss.org.


Best Buddies Maryland

Best Buddies enhances the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-on-one friendship and integrated employment. Volunteers, 18 and older, will be matched with an adult who has an intellectual disability. Matches are based on age, gender, proximity and similar interests. Once matched, the pair is asked to maintain weekly contact, via phone or email, and visit twice a month. Some monthly outings include going to concerts, dining out, watching movies and more. Volunteers are needed in Anne Arundel and surrounding counties.  For an application and more information contact: Ryan Wirth at (410) 327-9812 ext. 29 or ryanwirth@bestbuddies.org. Web site: www.bestbuddiesmaryland.org.


Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS)

CoCoRaHS is a non-profit community-based network of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds in several states that works together to measure and map precipitation using inexpensive measurement tools, stressing training and education, and utilizing an interactive web site. Data is provided for natural resource, education, and research applications. Volunteers of all ages are needed (those under 18 need a guardian) to collect and report data about precipitation with measurement tools at their homes which is reported daily to an interactive web site. For more information and to sign up visit the web site at: www.cocorahs.org. The local Anne Arundel County Coordinator may also be reached at greg.gallina@noaa.gov.


Historic Annapolis Foundation

We are looking for volunteers for all the programs that Historic Annapolis shares with our neighbors and visitors. This includes docents for the historic Paca House and Gardens, Museum Store Retail Volunteers, Freedom Bound Docents, Hogshead living history, William Paca Garden Volunteers are some of our ongoing programs offered because of volunteer support.  All our volunteers receive training for the programs. If you enjoy our history, our culture and sharing time with visitors, please consider joining our team of volunteers!

Please contact Janet Hall at 410-990-4514 or janet.hall@annapolis.org for more information about volunteering and training opportunities. Upcoming events for which extra volunteers are needed:

  • 2:30 p.m.–5:00 pm, Wednesday afternoons throughout the school year, Footprints Programs: In this afterschool program, volunteers are needed to work with elementary school children learning about the rich and diverse history of Annapolis.  The programs typically run on Wednesday afternoons and are truly a fun experience when kids have an “ah-Ha” moment connecting history to their present day lives.
  • 12:00 pm-5:00 pm, Sun., Oct. 25, 2015, Anniversary of the Sons of Liberty, William Paca House:

Volunteers are needed for all shifts for the Paca House and Garden.  There will be living history re-enactments in the Paca House and Garden!  It’s a wonderful celebration and we need your help so we can share our rich history with fellow Annapolitans and our visitors.  This is a great opportunity for student volunteers!

  • 5:00 pm -9:00 pm, Fri. and Sat., Nov. 6 & 7, 2015, Annapolis by Candlelight: Be a part of an Annapolis tradition, a walking tour of private homes showing some of the city’s finest architecture.  Over 350 volunteers are needed to docent in the wonderful homes that will be open for this annual event.  House Captains and docents are needed, and volunteers are able to tour the homes at no cost.   Scheduling is flexible on either of the tour nights.