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 410-897-9207 or send e-mail to info@volunteerannearundel.org. Check our Website: www.VolunteerAnneArundel.org. A few current volunteer opportunities are listed below.


Anne Arundel County Dept. of Recreation & Parks, “Rockin’ the River” Fundraiser, Jun. 6, 2009

Recreation and Park’s Recreation Deeds for Special Needs program provides summer day camp funding assistance for families whose children have special needs. This summer day camp allows such children the opportunity to socialize, learn healthy living skills, be active and have fun in a caring environment.

·         2 p.m. Sat., Jun. 6, 2009, Rockin’ the River: The public is invited to attend the fundraiser at Adam’s Ribs, 169 Mayo Road in Edgewater. There will be live music provided by several music groups all afternoon and a silent auction. Tickets are available at the door. For more information, tickets, or to make a donation contact Robin Ward at 410-507-4783.


Anne Arundel County Office of Emergency Management

The AA County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) coordinates resources and facilitates the response and recovery efforts of local, state, federal and private agencies in emergencies. OEM is recruiting citizens to teach emergency preparedness in communities, senior citizen centers, and faith-based organizations, etc. Additionally, volunteers are needed to staff tables/booths during fairs and various community affairs to give information about emergency preparedness. Volunteer Emergency Operations Center (EOC) call takers are needed to take calls from citizens for referral to agency representatives within the EOC or provide answers within their realm of knowledge. Bi-lingual (and American Sign Language) citizens are also needed. Training will be provided. Contact Karen Sank at 410-222-0611 or FDSANK00@aacounty.org for more information.


COVAAC Annual Spring Meeting, Friday, June 5, 2009

Coordinators of Volunteers of Anne Arundel County (COVAAC) is a networking group made up of people managing volunteer programs in nonprofit organizations and and agencies providing services to citizens in AA County. COVAAC is holding its Annual Spring Meeting and Leadership Development Session from 11:30 am – 2:00 pm on Jun. 5, 2009 at Griffin’s Grill, 969 Ritchie Highway, Arnold, MD 21012. This year’s speaker will be Dr. Dan Nataf, Director of the Center for the Study of Local Issues at Anne Arundel Community College. He will focus on the future trends in Anne Arundel County and how they will affect the work done by nonprofits. For more information and to make reservations, visit www.volunteerannearundel.org, contact Fay Mauro at 410-897-9207 or fay@volunteerannearundel.org, or Pattie Nolton at 410-777-2510 or ponolton@aacc.edu.


Department of Juvenile Services

The Department’s Anne Arundel County Neighborhood Youth Panels need volunteers, age 21 and older, to hear charges of 1st-time juvenile offenders, give consequences and provide mentoring. Background checks are required and training will be provided. There are also opportunities for volunteers to serve as foster grandparents, interns, and advisory board members. For more information contact the Office of Community Affairs at (410) 230-3400 or Outreach@djs.state.md.us. Web site: http://www.djs.state.md.us/.


Anne Arundel Medical Center, Blood Donor Center

The Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Blood Donor Center, Wayson Pavilion, Suite 450, seeks blood donors age 17 and older, by appointment. The procedure takes about 30 minutes and includes a free mini-physical and cholesterol reading. Parking is free. Contact 443-481-4215.


Historic Annapolis Foundation

Volunteers are needed in the areas of museum tours and education, historic preservation and conservation, horticulture, curatorial projects, public programs and special events, membership services, and marketing.  William Paca House guides present tours on weekdays and weekends. Historic Annapolis Foundation also needs volunteers for its new living history site, The Barracks, and for the Hogshead.  Training is provided. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Karen Sank at 410-990-4539 or karen.sank@annapolis.org.

·         William Paca House and Gardens Concert Series, 6–8 pm, Fridays: May 28, 2009, Jeff Antonuik and Jazz Update; June 25th, Eric Scott; July 30th, Dean Rosenthal & special guest; August 20th, Tosin Aribisala’s HalleluJazz Project; and September 10th, TBA. For reservations & more information about this & other events:

visit www.annapolis.org or call 410-267-8146.


Historic London Town and Gardens

This Edgewater historic site seeks persons interested in history and/or horticulture to become docents, historic interpreters and gardeners at this 17th-18th century tobacco port. Volunteers give site tours, house tours or demonstrate colonial crafts and daily life. They may work in historic or ornamental gardens. For more information contact Rod Cofield, Director of Interpretation and Museum Programs, at 410-222-1919 or e-mail rodcofield@historiclondontown.org. Web site: www.historiclondontown.org

·         10 am–2 pm, Wed., Jun. 17 or Thurs., Jun. 18, 2009, Volunteer Open House:  Those interested in volunteer opportunities are invited to stop by Historic London Town & Gardens at 839 Londontown Rd., Edgewater, MD 21037 and learn more. Call 410-222-1919 for more information.


Lighthouse Shelter

This emergency shelter facility provides shelter for single men and women and families and runs a transitional housing program in Annapolis. Volunteers, 18 and over (or younger if supervised), are needed to provide, prepare and serve dinner for the homeless in Annapolis, seven days per week. Volunteers are encouraged to stay and share dinner with guests. Volunteers are needed with a minivan, SUV or truck to pick-up leftover produce from Freshfarm Markets at 11:45 am on Sundays for delivery to the shelter. Volunteers, 18 and over (or younger if supervised), are also needed from 10am – 12 noon, Mon. – Friday to assist with food pantry, or volunteers can assist staff seven days per week, from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm with food pantry, sorting and organize food for distribution, and more.  In addition to volunteers, the shelter has an immediate need for pantry food items because of a greatly increased demand for lunches. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Holly Mallonee at mallonee@AnnapolisLightHouse.org or (410)349-5056.

·         Upcoming Volunteer Activities: Volunteer Orientations: third Saturday of each month from 1 – 2 pm. Space is limited; please call (410) 349-5056 to schedule.


Operation Welcome Home (MD)

This nonprofit organization provides a hero’s welcome every week at BWI Airport to military personnel returning home from the War on Terror. Volunteers of all ages are needed to attend welcome home events to greet by cheering, clapping, shaking hands to say thanks. Groups such as community organizations, schools, scouts , church groups are also welcome to host an event, and/or contribute water and snacks for the troops. Volunteer team leaders, two for each event, also are needed to arrive an hour early to stage supplies and to make an announcement when the event begins. Training for team leaders is required along with a commitment to two events per month. For more information call 410-757-0982, e-mail webmaster@owhmd.org, or visit web site at www.operationwelcomehome.org.


Maryland Seafood Festival, Fri.-Sun., Sept. 11-13, 2009

The Maryland Seafood Festival is back this year, better and bigger on September 11, 12, and the 13th. Senior day will be September 11, 2009 from 10am to 5pm. Individuals and businesses interested in sponsorship, volunteer or nonprofit recipient opportunities should visit the web site at: www.mdseafoodfestival.com/