Volunteers Needed in Anne Arundel: Week of Jan. 14
Here's a list of ways to volunteer locally and help in the community.
Each week, the Volunteer Center For Anne Arundel County announces current opportunities available to help others.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-897-9207. Check our Website: www.VolunteerAnneArundel.org. A few current volunteer opportunities are listed below.
Annapolis Light House 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, are needed for a variety of duties associated with the food program, children’s programs, facilities cleaning & maintenance, office and administration, and adult education programs. There is a current need for lunchtime kitchen volunteers from 10:45 am–Noon on Tues.,Wed., and Fridays. Also, volunteers are needed from 3:00–5:30 pm on Mon.–Sat. to distribute food and other items Winter Relief clients. Donations of bagged lunches are being sought; also needed are bottled water and small bags of snacks for the Winter Relief Program. For more information and to volunteer contact Michele Marshall at 410-349-5056 Ext.14 or Marshall@AnnapolisLightHouse.org. See website at: annapolislighthoust.org
Anne Arundel County Animal Control Commission
The Animal Control Commission is seeking a licensed or retired veterinarian to serve on the seven member Commission consisting a representative of the Health Department, the Police Department, a veterinarian and four appointed citizens. The Commission is an independent body not a part of Animal Control, and citizen members are appointed by the County Executive for a term of two years. The Animal Control Commander is the Executive Secretary of the Commission and his/her designee maintains records of all Commission hearings.
All hearings before the Commission are open to the public, and it may be helpful for the candidate to attend a hearing to become familiar with the workings of the Commission. If you are interested in serving on the Commission, please contact Arlene Berlin at email@example.com or call 410-222-1821.
The Arc of the Central Chesapeake Region
The Arc advocates for and supports County citizens with developmental disabilities. Volunteers are needed to help with fund raising, assist in the office, and with special events. Volunteers are also needed for painting at the homes and yard work for all of the spring and summer at the Spa Road office and residences. Contact Angie DeMorland at (410) 268-8085 or (410) 269-1883, or e-mail: ADemoreland@thearcccr.org. Website: www.thearcccr.org. Tues., March 26, 2013, Annual Awards Ceremony: The Arc is announcing that it is accepting nominations for its 2013 annual awards to be presented Tues., March 26, 2013, in a number of categories. These include: People First, Democracy, Visionary Leadership, Diversity, Community Participation, Integrity& Excellence, Public Service, and Special Appreciation. For information, contact Angie DeMoreland at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-990-1935.
Jennifer Road Detention Center
There is an immediate need for one or two volunteers to facilitate a Book Club for an hour once a month for inmates at the Center. Also, volunteers, 21+ years of age, who pass a background check are needed to work in the library, assist with Pre-GED classes and the education program, as tutors, and to facilitate self-help workshops on parenting, job readiness, financial issues, and more. Training is provided. The education/Pre-GED program is held on Wed. & Thurs evenings. Self-help workshop scheduling is flexible. Contact Karen McDonald at 410-222-7093.Auxiliary of the Anne Arundel Medical Center
The Auxiliary of Anne Arundel Medical Center, 2001 Medical Parkway, Annapolis, needs volunteers ages 18 and older, daytime and evening hours, weekdays and weekends. Positions include opportunities in patient interaction, customer service, and retail assistance. The auxiliary has been serving the hospital since 1944. Volunteers are an integral part of AAMC’s mission of providing patient-centered, high quality health care services. Prospective volunteers are required to pre-register and attend a one-hour orientation. For information and to register call the auxiliary office, 443-481-5050.
Greyhound Welfare, Inc.
The mission of this all volunteer nonprofit is to place ex-racing greyhounds into adoptive homes and to educate the public on greyhound and animal welfare. Volunteers, 21 and older, help with public outreach, the newsletter, screening adoption applications, adoption-follow-up, dog-transport to special events, planning and implementing fundraising events and donation drives, order supplies, write routine correspondence, pick up donations, coordinate veterinary care, foster a greyhound during the transition period before an adoptive home is found, and much more. Many opportunities are available in the evenings and weekends, or can be done from home. For more information, contact email@example.com or 301-949-0615. Also see: www.greyhoundwelfare.org where you may submit a volunteer application.
Heartland Hospice Services
Heartland Hospice provides hospice care to patients with limited life expectancy as well as support to their caregivers. Volunteers, age 18 and up with a drivers license, are needed as Friendly Visitors to visit patients in their home or nursing home, as Vigil Volunteers to sit with patients without immediate family who are nearing death, as Bereavement Volunteers to call on families of those recently deceased. Clerical and Special Project Volunteers are also needed to help with mailings, office projects, and to create special gifts for patients. For more information, contact Mary Jo Boyland at 410-977-8403 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site: www.heartlandhospice.com
Save the Coconuts
Originally formed as a walking team to raise funding through participation in the Susan G. Komen and Avon Walks for Breast Cancer in Washington, DC, “Save The Coconuts” is now a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds to fight breast cancer in the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County areas. Volunteers are being sought for a variety of tasks associated with local fundraising, please call or email Marie Dall'Acqua at 410-353-1552 or email email@example.com. See website: www.savethecoconuts. Fri., March 1, 2013, Annual Fundraiser at the Loews Annapolis Hotel: Volunteers are needed to help plan next year’s gala fundraiser. In addition, Save the Coconuts has sponsorship opportunities and is also seeking both live and silent auction item donations for the event. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Secure the Call
This local coalition of over 120 organizations collects used and unwanted cell phones and redistributes them as 911 emergency only phones. Volunteers, age 18 and up, are needed to form groups and go into mapped parts of Anne Arundel County to place Secure the Call phone collection barrels in any place it may be allowed. For more information call (301) 891-2900 or E-mail email@example.com. Web site: www.securethecall.org
Severn River Lions FoundationThe Foundation provides vision and hearing screenings for almost all ages in ongoing programs. Our members, who are all volunteers, provide these screenings and also help other organizations such as Partners in Care, Meals on Wheels and Rebuilding Together (e.g. manpower for building handicap ramps) and individuals with our Medical Equipment Loan Closet. For more information about membership and volunteer opportunities contact Susan Parks at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on our 24 hour phone line – 410-439-5770.