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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-897-9207. Check our Website: www.aacvc.org. A few current volunteer opportunities are listed below.
Across the Bay 10K, Chesapeake Bay Bridge Run, Nov. 6-8, 2015
For those of you who may have missed this event last year, it is a massive undertaking and we need all the volunteer help we can get! As you may know, the Race Director of the B.A.A Boston Marathon (who was just recognized by Runner’s World as the 6th most important person in running) is coming back to Maryland to help us build the bridge run into an unbelievable event for our communities and great charity partners! If you want to be involved in the most exciting event around, you don’t have to be a runner to share in the fun.
We need a lot of volunteers to help with a wide range of activities ranging from packet pick-up for runners, taking team photos for our runner groups, hosting VIPs from around the world, manning our water station on the Bridge, setting up signs and banners on the Bridge before the race, serving finish line food to our hungry runners and more. You don’t have to be strong to volunteer. You don’t have to be young to volunteer. You just have to be excited to volunteer! We need you, your civic groups, your church groups and your friends to make this all possible. Sign up through http://www.bridgerace.com/volunteers.php or contact: email@example.com.
Arts On Stage
The mission of Arts On Stage, Ltd. is to artistically, culturally and educationally enrich the minds of children through live, professional theatre productions. We hope to stimulate, encourage, educate, and promote interest in live theatre of all types in children of all ages. Ushers needed to work on an occasional basis during the school day at live theatrical performances. A small stipend is offered, as well as opportunity to watch the presentations. Primary tasks include greeting, seating, and assisting school groups and families. For more information and to volunteer, contact Debbie Best at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-252-8717; see website at www.artsonstage.org/
Arundel House of Hope
AHOH will be hosting its Third Annual Health Fair on Sat. Oct. 10, 2015 from 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. at the Medical Clinic and Community Recovery Center, 514 N. Crain Highway, Suite C, Glen Burnie, MD. . Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks during the Health Fair including help with set-up prior to the Fair and take-down after the event. Contact email@example.com or or call 410-863-4888 ext.152 for more information and to sign up.
The Crayon Initiative needs you to donate your unwanted crayons and they will recycle them into new ones. Then they will donate them back to schools, hospitals, arts programs and other organizations invested in our children. Suzy Provine and the Glen Burnie Civitan Club are starting this initiative in Anne Arundel County. Let her know if you are interested in a drop box. The Glen Burnie Civitans are volunteers who help families, children and individuals with developmental disabilities in and around Anne Arundel County, MD. Contact Suzy Provine at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-733-3767. Also see http://thecrayoninitiative.org/
Fall Fest at the Farm, Sat., October 24, 2015
Trent Hill Farm & Nursery is hosting the 4th Annual Fall Fest at the Farm at 10am-4pm, on Sat., Oct. 24, 2015 to benefit the South County Assistance Network (S.C.A.N.). The event has grown every year and with new additions this year; we are in need of up to 30 volunteers. Proceeds will go to S.C.A.N. to help benefit the St. James Episcopal Parish Food Bank. Volunteers will receive packets to participate in the festival activities including Pumpkin Chunkin’, hay rides, live music, and much more. The event is located at 24 Nutwell Road in Lothian, MD. For more information, contact Corey Childs at email@example.com or 410-956-1344.
Friends of Kinder Farm Park, Fall Harvest Festival, Sat., Oct. 10, 2015
The Friends of Kinder Farm Park is a non-profit volunteer group of citizens working to enhance this county park in Millersville off of Jumpers Hole Rd. Volunteers are needed for the following event:
- 9:00 am–5:00pm, Sat., Oct. 10, 2015, Fall Harvest Festival: Kinder Farm is seeking a large number of volunteers to help with the annual Fall Harvest Festival. Adults and students are needed to help in 4-hour shifts. Students, middle school age and older, are needed to run children’s activities with adult supervisors. Adults are needed to help with preparation, set-up, hayrides, concession sales, Bingo/auction and assisting youth volunteers. We are accepting volunteer applications from Middle School-Adult Volunteers – Individuals, Families, & Organized Groups. A volunteer application form may be filled out on line at kinderfarmpark.org (See “What’s New” halfway down the page). Call 410-222-6115 for more information about the event.
Junior League of Annapolis
The Junior League of Annapolis, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community in Anne Arundel County, MD; its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Volunteer opportunities, supporting children and families, include those involving Empowering Women, Helping Hands, and a variety of Done In A Day projects. Other opportunities include helping with fundraising and serving on the Board of Directors. Call 410-224-8984, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, and see website at: www.jlannapolis.org for more information.
- 9:00 a.m., Sun. Oct. 11, 2015, Ninth Annual Volunteers on the Run 5K: In memoriam of JLA member Jennifer Summers Barrett, the ninth annual Volunteers on the Run 5K race will be held on the lovely campus of Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, MD. This moderately hilly campus is great for all types of runners and walkers. Volunteers are needed to help prior to and on race day To volunteer call 410-224-8984, e-mail email@example.com, and see website at: jlannapolis.org
10 a.m.–1:00 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, Ft. McHenry Field Day: Give a day for the Bay! Join the Aquarium Conservation Team (ACT!) for a field day at the Fort McHenry wetland! We will plant trees, maintain the butterfly and rain garden, remove debris from the wetlands, and much more. Data collected from this event will contribute to the International Coastal Cleanup. Pre-registration is required for all conservation events. Volunteers must be at least 10 years old. All volunteers under 18 years old will need to be supervised by an adult. Register on the website at: http://aqua.org/visit/baltimore/calendar/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (410) 576-1014 if you have questions or would like additional details.
Rebuilding Together Anne Arundel County
This volunteer, non-profit organization repairs and revitalizes homes and neighborhoods of low income families in Anne Arundel County, to include elderly, disabled, and veterans, so they may live in warmth, safety and independence. Skilled Volunteers are needed, to include plumbers, electricians, roofers, tillers, dry wall, carpet, floor installers, painters, and general workers. Also needed are volunteers to assist with fund raising, serving on the activities committees for the Board of Directors. Teams are being recruited now to sponsor home modification projects throughout the year. In-Kind Donations of building materials and/or skilled labor and Sponsorships for House Renovation Projects are most urgently needed. Monetary Donations may be sent to 819 Ritchie Hwy, Suite 2000, Severna Park, MD 21146. For Building Material Donations please call 410-923-9992 or email information@RebuildingTogetherAAC.org for further details. See website for more information: www.rebuildingtogetheraac.org/Volunteer.html.
Fay R. Mauro
Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center
2666 Riva Road, Suite 130
Annapolis, MD 21401