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 Dept. of Recreation and Parks, Move More Race Series

Support Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks and Recreation Deeds for Special Needs by volunteering during the 2016 Move More Race Series.  Volunteers help register runners, hand out race day packets, act as course monitors, finish and start support and hand out awards to finishers.  This is a great opportunity to volunteer as a group and with your friends. For more information about the Move More Race Series contact Carolyn Ryan at carolyn.ryan@aacounty.org or 410-222-7315 ext. 3555.

  • 7:45–11:00 am, Sat, Jun. 4, 2016, Take to the Trails 7K: Take to the Trails is being held at AA County Dept. of Rec & Parks HQ at 1 Harry Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401, and the race starts at 8:30 a.m. Volunteers are needed on the day of the event starting at 7:45 a.m. to assist with race support, be a course monitor, register participants and give out race bags, mark course, and take pictures.  Volunteers should arrive at 7:45 a.m. to register and get volunteer assignments. For more information, contact Carolyn Ryan at 410-222-7315 or carolyn.ryan@aacounty.org.
  • 7:00–11:00 a.m., Sat., Jul. 30, 2016, Hop(e), Skip & Jump 5K Family Fun Walk: The Hop, Skip & Jump event is being held at Kinder Farm Park, Millersville, MD 21108, and the race starts at 8:00 a.m. Volunteers are needed on the day of the event starting at 7:00 a.m. to assist with race support, be a course monitor, register participants and give out race bags, mark course, and take pictures.  Volunteers should arrive at 7:00 a.m. to register and get volunteer assignments. For more information, contact Carolyn Ryan at 410-222-7315 or carolyn.ryan@aacounty.org.


Bello Machre

Bello Machre provides loving homes and support to people with developmental disabilities.  Our volunteers open their hearts to develop friendships with the individuals we serve.  We offer a variety of opportunities that are best suited to your talents, interests, and time.  Whether it’s spending time with an individual scrapbooking, cooking, watching movies, or playing video games, lending a hand with yard work or gardening at one of our homes, or helping staff at our administrative office. Volunteer hours are flexible and opportunities are available throughout Anne Arundel County.  Orientation training is provided and volunteers 18-years-old and up must pass a criminal background check.  Contact Sarah Tentilucci at 443-702-3064 or stentilucci@bellomachre.org. See web site: www.Bellomachre.org.

  • 8:00 am–12 Noon, Sat., Jun. 11, 2016, Every Step Counts, Run, Walk & Bike-a-thon: This fun event is being held at Anne Arundel Community College.  Many volunteers are needed to help make this day a success including: help with greeting, set-up, route support, food service and clean-up, and more; families and group volunteers are welcome. For more information and to register visit the website at www.bellomachre.org and or call Andrew at 443-702-3024 or email: stentilucci@bellomachre.org.



Maryland Historical Trust

The Maryland Historical Trust is the state agency dedicated to preserving and interpreting the legacy of Maryland’s past. Through research, conservation and education, the Maryland Historical Trust assists the people of Maryland in understanding their historical and cultural heritage. Part of the Maryland Department of Planning, the Maryland Historical Trust serves as Maryland’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. Volunteers are needed to assist with various MHT library projects. For more information and to volunteer, contact elizabeth.hughes@maryland.gov or

410-514-7603. See web site at– http://mht.maryland.gov.


Moveable Feast

This nonprofit prepares and delivers meals to clients who are homebound with HIV/AIDS. Volunteers, as young as 16 (15 & under w/adult) are needed to deliver meals Mon.– Fri. between 9 am–1 pm. Meal delivery takes about 1 hour and drivers have flexibility in setting their schedules. Volunteers are asked to deliver once a week. There are also numerous other opportunities such as kitchen assistants, bakers, gardeners, and more. Contact Mellisa Taylor, Moveable Feast’s Volunteer Manager, at mtaylor@mfeast.org or (410) 327-3420 ext. 31. See www.mfeast.org.

  • May 14-15, 2015, Ride for the Feast 2016 Fundraiser: A variety of volunteers are needed for this event encompassing two days and 140 miles of road biking from Ocean City to Moveable Feast headquarters in east Baltimore, MD.  Crew members are needed for events and support leading up to the event, as well as on the days of the ride. The later include assisting at overnight stop areas, working pit stops, support and gear drivers (SAG), repair technicians, medical team, and helping at the closing ceremony in Baltimore. Riders will be riding through Anne Arundel County on that Sunday, May 15, where support will be needed. For more information about Ride for the Feast 2016 volunteer opportunities, contact Melissa Taylor at (410) 327-3420 ext. 31 or MTaylor@mfeast.org. or. See website at www.rideforthefeast.org.


National Aquarium Chesapeake Bay Initiative Habitat Restoration Projects

The ten-acre tidal wetland bordering Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine now serves as a refuge for many species of wildlife including sea ducks, heron, muskrats, and red-winged blackbirds.  Join the Conservation Department at the National Aquarium in Baltimore at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine to help clean up the bay.  The National Aquarium in Baltimore is looking for community volunteers, ages 14 and older, to participate, rain or shine.  Activities include debris cleanup, planting native marsh grasses, trail maintenance and more. Register online at www.aqua.org or contact the Conservation Dept. at 410-576-1014 or conserve@aqua.org. Upcoming projects (Volunteers must be at least 10 years old. Volunteers under 18 years old will need adult supervision. Pre-registration is required for all conservation events):

  • 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Sat., Jun. 4, 2016, Wetland Planting at Masonville Cove: Join the Aquarium Conservation Team (ACT!) to plant wetland grasses on the shoreline at Masonville Cove.
  • 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Sat., June 18, 2016, BioBlitz at Masonville Cove: A BioBlitz is an all-day event where scientists, naturalists, students, teachers, families, and other volunteers work together to find, identify, and record as many living organisms as they can find. Join us at our third annual BioBlitz to explore biodiversity in our local environment and learn about actions we can take to protect wildlife through hands-on activities.


Maryland Citizens Review Board for Children (CRBC)

CRBC’s mission is to conduct case reviews of children in out-of-home care, make timely individual case and systemic recommendations; and advocate for legislative and systematic child welfare improvements to promote safety and permanency. We envision the protection of all children from abuse and neglect, only placing children in out-of-home care when necessary; and providing families the help they need to stay intact; children will be safe in a permanent living arrangement.Throughout all counties and the city of Baltimore, Maryland. Volunteer citizen volunteers are needed review out-of-home cases of children in the foster care system and make recommendations based on child welfare policy. For more information and to volunteer, see website at

http://www.dhr.state.md.us/blog/?page_id=4734 or contact sandra.colea@maryland.gov or 410-238-1320.