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 Maritime Museum

The Museum needs volunteers on a continuing basis to maintain and expand its innovative environmental education program, conduct tours to the historic Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, restore wooden boats, interpret the Museum’s exhibits to the public, and help with the winter seminar series, the summer concert series, and events like the Annapolis Oyster Roast & Sock Burning in March and the Boatyard Beach Bash in September. For more information, contact the Museum’s Volunteer Coordinator, Mrs. Suzanne Mead at (410) 990-4514 or suzanne.mead@annapolis.org.  Check website at www.amaritime.org. Extra volunteers may be needed for:

  • 5–9 pm, Sat., Sept. 21, 2013, 9th Annual Boatyard Beach Bash: This fundraiser includes delicious food, two drinks, entertainment and great dancing! The Boatyard Bar and Grill, is partnering with the Museum again this year. This year’s event has even more star-power than ever before with the addition of Jimmy Buffet’s long-time keyboardist Michael Utley. In addition to playing keyboard, the multi-talented Utley is the producer & musical director of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band and will be bringing in Coral Reefer steel guitar great, Doyle Grisham. The John Frinzi Band from Florida, with Jim Morris will also join in for an evening full of great music at the Annapolis Maritime Museum on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay. Corporate sponsorships are available, call the Museum, 410-295-0104, and see website at www.amaritime.org.


Friends of Hancock’s Resolution

The Friends volunteer group operates and preserves this historic farmstead in Pasadena, which dates to 1785, and had an important role in the War of 1812. Volunteers, 18 and older, are needed to give tours of the house and gardens to visitors from 1 to 4 pm on Sundays from April through October. Training is provided. Volunteer gardening assistants are needed and days/times are flexible. Other volunteer projects include assisting with historical research, archeology, public education and fundraising. See website: www.historichancocksresolution.org or call 410-255-4048 or E-mail info@historichancocksresolution.org. Extra volunteers may be needed for the following events:

  • 10 am-4pm, Sun., Aug. 25, Remembrance of the British raid to burn the schooner “Lion of Baltimore in Bodkin Creek, “The Ships Co.” cannon firing.
  • 1:00–4:00 PM, Sun., Sept. 8, 2013, Family and Friends Day: Family pictures of past occupations, artifacts, and information about family and friends will be on display. Light picnic fair will be provided. For more information call 410-255-4048 and see website at www.historichancocksresolution.org.
  • 10:00 AM–4:00 PM, Sun., Oct. 6, 2013, Fall Harvest Festival and Craft Day: Enjoy a farm dinner based on historic recipes, beekeeping demonstrations and much more. For more information call 410-255-4048 and see website at www.historichancocksresolution.org.
  • 2:00 PM, Sun., Oct. 27, 2013, Animal Appreciation Day & Pet Parade: Registration is between 1:00 to 1:45 PM. Admission and registration are free. For more information call 410-255-4048 and see website at www.historichancocksresolution.org.


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 volunteer@historiclondontown.org or 410-222-1919 x204 or download volunteer application from the web site: www.historiclondontown.org. Events for which extra volunteers may be needed:

  • Sept. 6 & 7, 2013, Volunteer Open House: Prospective volunteers are invited to come learn about the wide variety of volunteer opportunities available. Times of the Open House will be announced. Our wonderful programs are possible only with the help of our many great volunteers.  Come be part of the fun. For more information contact volunteer@historiclondontown.org or 410-222-1919 x204 and download volunteer application from the web site: www.historiclondontown.org.


Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival 2013, Sat. Sept. 28, 2013

Volunteer opportunities are available to help with Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival 2013 being held at the Annapolis City Dock. The annual Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival, coordinated by Kunta Kinte Celebrations, Inc., raises an awareness of the African-American heritage and the common challenges encountered by all ethnic groups striving to preserve their culture.  The festival will be held at the Annapolis City Dock, Sat., Sept. 28, 2013 from 10:00a.m– 7:00 p.m. Volunteer opportunities are available for: set up, refreshments, clean up, children’s activities, and more.  For more information contact KuntaKinteCelebrations@gmail.com, call 443-852-7784 or visit www.kuntakinte.org.


METAvivor Research & Support, Inc.

This nonprofit organization, run largely by patients with metastatic/Stage IV breast cancer, supports others and builds awareness about this disease, and raises money to fund research grants specifically for metastatic breast cancer. A variety of volunteer opportunities are available to support the organization and its mission. Assistance is needed with fundraising, website design and maintenance, and advertising in the media. Volunteer board members, advisors, an auditor are also needed. For more information and to volunteer, contact Volunteer Coordinator Avis Halberstadt at 410-757-4328 or avish1@verizon.net. See Website at: www.metavivor.org. Special fundraising event for which extra volunteers may be needed:

  • 11:00 AM–2:30 PM, Sat., Sept. 7, 2013, 4th Annual Author’s Luncheon: The event will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Parole and features an opportunity to enjoy a great lunch, mingle with authors, and take advantage of a book sale and silent auction. For questions regarding this event, please contact Avis Halberstadt at (410) 757-4328, or email at avis@metavivor.org. More information and ticket sales are available on the website at: www.metavivor.org.


“Teens Take Action 2013”, Sept. 14, 2013, 11:00–2:00 pm

“Teens Take Action 2013” is a free event being held at London Towne Community Hall, 170 Mayo Rd., Edgewater, MD 21037 (across from Adam’s Ribs) that connects middle and high-school students with local volunteer and community service organizations. Service organizations are invited to participate by having an informational booth at the event. Student attendees can learn about volunteer opportunities and how to earn service learning hours by helping local organizations that will feature important causes of interest.  There will be food, fun events, and a raffle. Contact Sally Albright at sally.albright.99@gmail.com 410-269-1215 for further information and to RSVP.


Volunteer Center For Anne Arundel County

Nonprofit Leadership Development Courses: The following courses are given on the Arnold Campus of Anne Arundel Community College in partnership with the Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County. For more information about registration or about any noncredit course call the college at 410-777-2325, E-mail iscenter@aacc.edu or visit website: www.aacc.edu. Registration for each course is $32:

  • Course CMD-374, Planning a Volunteer Program, 6:00-9:30 pm, Tues., Sept. 17, 2013:  Discuss how to conduct needs assessments. Explore the vision, mission and purpose of volunteer programs. Learn how to write position descriptions and budgets.
  • Course CMD-375, Recruiting & Placing Volunteers, 6:00-9:30 pm, Tues., Oct. 22, 2013:  Discover how to sell the benefits and explain the features of volunteer positions. Learn how to match volunteers and positions.
  • Course CMD-376, Orienting & Training Volunteers, 6:00-9:30 pm, Tues., Nov. 12, 2012:  Learn how to plan and implement effective training of volunteers. Explore how to identify the knowledge, skills and attitudes the volunteer needs and how those factors affect volunteer performance and well-being.