Many Volunteer positions are available through the Volunteer Center For Anne Arundel County. If you do not see an opportunity below that fits your needs, contact the Volunteer Center at info@volunteerannearundel.org or 410-897-9207. Check our Website: www.VolunteerAnneArundel.org. A few current volunteer opportunities are listed below.


Annapolis Arts, Crafts & Wine Festival Jun. 7-8, 2014 

A variety of volunteers will be needed to help on each day of the Festival’s fifth year. Each volunteer will receive: an admission ticket to the event; a souvenir wine or beer glass; bottled water, and a special gift. The event is being held from 10 am–6 pm, Sat., June 7, and 10-5 pm, Sun. Jun.8, 2014, outdoors at the Annapolis Navy-Marine Memorial Stadium. There will be juried works of over 150 of the regions’ best artists and craftsmen employing a variety of medium: painting, sculpture, ceramics, digital art, mixed media, printmaking, jewelry, fiber art, glass, wood, leather, metal and photography. Guests will sample wines from dozens of Maryland wineries under tented wine pavilions….and children are welcome, too, for KIDS’ART activities. For more information about the event and to volunteer, contact Julie Scott at juscott10@gmail.com or 410-263-4012 and see website at www.annapolisartscraftsandwinefestival.com.


Annapolis Opera

Volunteers ages 16 and older are needed to help with publicity, school outreach, ad sales, performance support, computer work, events, support for the vocal competition and auditions, and much more. Call 410-267-8135 or email admin@annapolisopera.org for more information. Web site: www.annapolisopera.org


Community Preservation & Development Corp. (CPDC) Wiley H. Bates Senior Residence

The Bates Senior Residence is operated in Annapolis by CPDC, a nonprofit organization that creates and preserves financially sound, socially responsible affordable housing for low and moderate income individuals and families. A variety of volunteer opportunities are available from time to time at the residence. For more information, contact Cate Sirko at (410) 263-3009 or e-mail csirko@cpdc.org.  See web site: www.cpdc.org.

  • 5:00–8:00 pm, Wed., May 7, 2014, Wiley H. Bates Open House: The open house at 1029 Smithville St., in Annapolis will provide information about the services offered by CPDC in the community. Volunteers are needed to help with set up and various other tasks related to the open house. Contact Cate Sirko at cpdc@cpdc.org.

Greater Odenton Improvement Association

The Greater Odenton Improvement Association (GOLA) is a 501(c)(4) community improvement association. It represents residents in the Odenton, Severn, and Gambrills area. The association needs a volunteer Secretary and several Directors to fill out and renew the organization. Candidates must live within the association boundaries. There is a process involved in going from temporary to being permanent. These positions are permanent, subject to re-election members of the GOIA Board. Also needed is someone with Publicity and web skills to help with our website. For information, contact Dave Tibbetts at (410) 519-7000 or datibbetts@annapolis.net. See website: http://www.goia.info/.


First Sunday Arts Festival

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 international outdoor cafes for the 12th Annual First Sunday Arts Festival. The dates for 2014 are the first Sunday in the months May through October:  May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, and October 5, each from 12:00 noon-5:00 pm.  There is also a First Sunday Holiday Arts Sale on November 2 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts at 801 Chase Street.  Admission is free to all First Sunday events. Volunteers are needed to help on four different shifts each Sunday between the hours of 8:00 AM–5:00 PM with set-up, assist the coordinator, and assist exhibitors/musicians/performers. Contact Julie Scott at: juscott10@gmail.com or 410-263-4012 for more information and to volunteer. See web site at: www.firstsundayarts.com/.


Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism Service Awards

The Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism (GOSV) is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards. For 30 years, the Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards have recognized the significant contributions of Maryland citizens to the life and health of the State and its people. This year, the awards will represent outstanding service occurring in 2013 (or longer for the lifetime achievement award) in a number of categories. Nominations for the awards must be submitted via an online form by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 10, 2014. For official rules and an online nomination form, visit the website at: www.gosv.maryland.gov/2014ServiceAwards.html.


Lab Rescue of the Labrador Retriever Club of the Potomac

This volunteer-driven nonprofit rescues, fosters and adopts out Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retriever-Lab mixes. Volunteers are needed to assist with Adopt-a-Lab Day on weekends; as transporters of dogs to and from vets; conducting home visits in connection with adoptions; and to provide foster homes for Labs. Volunteers also sought to assist with public relations and outreach efforts, posting flyers and more. Visit www.lab-rescue.org or email info@lab-rescue.org to learn more. Special event for which extra volunteers may be needed:

  • 10:00 AM–2:00 PM, Jun. 14, 2014 Lab Rescue Dog Walk: Sponsors and dog walkers are being sought for this annual fund raiser being held at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis, MD. For more information and to register visit the web site: www.lab-rescue.org.


Parole Rotary Club,

Parole Rotary, sponsor of the 2014 Naptown barBAYq needs volunteers.  Sat. & Sun., May 3 & 4, 2014.  A large number of volunteers are needed to help with this gala event being held at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds. There will be more than 40 live bands, children’s activities, barbecue tasting, arts and crafts, and much more. Volunteer help will be needed for several shifts each day for:  Directing and assisting with traffic & parking.  Time Slots needed: Saturday 10:30 am–3 pm; 2:30 pm–7 pm; 6:30 pm–10 pm; and Sunday 11:30 am–3:30 pm, and 3:00 pm–6 pm. Volunteers are given a 2014 collectors T-shirt and something to eat and drink. Best of all, have fun while volunteering and make a difference in your community.  For more information call John Zuknick at (410) 280-2010 or e-mail a completed volunteer form to Zuknick@comcast.net (available from the website:www.barBAYq.com[Click on Registrations|Volunteer Application]).


Partners In Care

Partners In Care is a community nonprofit providing supportive services to help older adults remain independent in their own homes. We operate using an innovative time-exchange program to build community.  People use their time and talents to help each other accomplish the myriad tasks of everyday living. Anyone who helps out will get help back from the community when they need it. Services are non-medical and neighborly. Primary services include the Ride Partners program in which volunteer drivers take people to their medical appointments; and the Repairs Program, in which volunteer handymen make small repairs to help people maintain their homes. In addition, volunteer opportunities are available to work in the Upscale, Resale Boutique, to help in the office, to run events, and more. Orientations for new volunteer members are held twice each month. Call 410-544-4800 to register in advance to attend one of the 90 minute programs in Pasadena. Sessions will be held at 2pm on May 13, Jun. 17, and Jul. 15, and 5pm on May 15, Jun. 19, and Jul. 17, 2014. See partnersincare.org to learn more or contact Linda Dennis at 410-544-4800, lindadennis@partnersincare.org.