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Volunteers Needed in Anne Arundel: Week of March 19

Here's a list of ways to volunteer locally and help in the community.

Volunteers Needed in Anne Arundel: Week of March 19

Each week, the Volunteer Center For Anne Arundel County announces current opportunities available to help others.

Click here to see more volunteer opportunities in Anne Arundel.

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.

Civil Air Patrol

The Annapolis Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol offers challenging opportunities for youths 12-18 years old, aerospace education enthusiasts and adults with an interest in search and rescue, homeland security, disaster relief and humanitarian missions. Leadership training, technical education and an opportunity to participate in aviation-related activities are just a few of the exciting benefits of CAP membership. Also, during weekends in the summer our squadron flies over the Chesapeake Bay looking for boats in distress and provides eyes in the skies for the Natural Resources Police and the Coast Guard. CAP Annapolis needs youth and adult volunteers to help us perform our air and ground missions. For more information, visit our web site at www.capannapolis.org, send us an email at pao@capannapolis.org, or come visit us on Tuesdays at 6:45PM at the CAP Hut, Lee Airport, 3090 Solomons Island Rd., Building Q, Edgewater, MD.

GreenScape, Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Annapolis Recreation and Parks Department has announced Spring GreenScape 2013 to take place on April 20, 2013. GreenScape is a volunteer effort, sponsored by the City of Annapolis through many of its departments, which encourages and supports individuals and organizations to plant and maintain native gardens in public areas throughout the City. The City provides plant materials, mulch, trash bags and gloves; and the community provides volunteers who want to make a difference in their community. This is the 22nd year of this annual program of beautification, clean-up and planting in public spaces throughout the City of Annapolis by volunteers. For more information, call Annapolis Recreation and Parks at (410) 263-7958 or E-mail mdwittlinger@annapolis.gov or recpark@annapolis.gov.

Maryland Therapeutic Riding

Located in Crownsville, Maryland Therapeutic Riding (MTR) is a Premier Accredited Therapeutic Riding Center that offers therapeutic horseback riding lessons for children and adults with special needs. Volunteers, ages 14 and up, assist with riding lessons and are needed throughout the week to assist with horse care, barn and facility maintenance. Volunteers are also needed to assist with special events, serve on committees including fund raising, and general office duties.  All volunteers are required to attend a training session prior to beginning their volunteer service.  If you would like to attend an upcoming training session, please call Volunteer Coordinator Katie Spohn at 410-923-6800 or email volunteer@mtrinc.org.  Visit our website at www.horsesthatheal.org for volunteer training schedules and downloadable volunteer application.

  • 5–10 pm, Sat., May 4, 2013, Derby Day Benefit Event: Volunteers are needed to assist with a variety of tasks to include event registration, silent and live auction monitors, cashiers, set up and clean up, and more. Volunteers are needed Fri., May 3 from 12-6 pm, Sat., May 4 from 9 am-11:30 pm, and Sunday, May 5 from 9am-12pm. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old to assist with set up and clean-up and 18 years old to volunteer during the event. Groups are welcome! If you are interested in volunteering for this event or for more information, please contact Katie at volunteer@mtrinc.org or 410-923-6800.

Save the Bay Day, 9:00 am–12 Noon, Sat., April 27, 2013

Volunteers will help beautify Lake Waterford Park, Pasadena, MD and protect the Chesapeake Bay through planting, spreading mulch, raking, clearing, and cleaning the main park area and woods surrounding the lake.  Volunteers will also help control stormwater runoff and learn about rain-gardens, weed and plant garden areas, clean up underbrush, trash and other debris from Lake Waterford Park.  Experts will be on site to discuss problems facing the Watershed.  Tasks will be assigned. Individuals, families and groups are welcome to register to volunteer.  Volunteers under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult (1 adult per 6 children). Wear work clothes and closed-toe shoes.  Bring a hat, sunscreen, water, work gloves, and if available: gardening tools (marked with your name) including rakes, trowels, hoes, etc. (some tools will be provided). Sign up on the Opportunity Calendar at the Volunteer Center website: www.volunteerannearundel.org. For more information contact Volunteer Coordinator: holli@volunteerannearundel.org or call 410-897-9207.

SPCA of Anne Arundel County

Volunteers, age 18 and up (or 13-17 with parental accompaniment), are needed to walk dogs, socialize cats, provide foster care for “in-need” animals, help with adoption shows, bathe and brush dogs or help with any other available opportunities. Regular volunteers walk dogs, play with cats, provide foster care for “in-need” animals, help with adoption shows, bathe and brush dogs, assist potential adopters, and help with events. Training sessions are held once each month. The SPCA does not offer opportunities to fulfill court-ordered community service. Call 410-268-4388 or E-mail volunteer@aacspca.org . www.aacspca.org.

Wish List of Items needed for the shelter: premium dog, puppy, cat and kitten food; six-foot nylon leashes and adjustable nylon puppy and adult collars; covered cat beds (not foam);grooming brushes, combs, nail trimmers and clippers and more. The shelter is open for donations on Mon., Tues., Fri., Sat. & Sun. from 9 am – 4 pm , and Wed. and Thurs from 9 am – 7 pm. Contact 410-268-4388.

  • 8:00 am–1:00 pm, Sun., April 7, 2013, 22nd Annual “Walk for the Animals”: Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of roles for this fundraiser being held at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. The event features sponsor giveaways, information about animal welfare agencies, vendors with all kinds of products, and a demonstration by the AA County Police K9 Unit. For more information call 410-268-4388, E-mail volunteer@aacspca.org, or visit www.aacspca.org.

YWCA of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County

The YWCA Annapolis and Anne Arundel County provides comprehensive integrated services for individuals and families through domestic violence shelter and hotline; sexual assault services including a hotline, counseling, support groups and hospital accompaniment for rape victims, legal, career, counseling and family services; a mentoring  program  held after-school for middle school students and an all-girls program located at the high school. There is an immediate need for volunteers for the Phenom Mentoring Program at Meade High School on Tues. & Thurs. from 2:15-4:30 pm. Trainings will be offered to any mentors who wish to receive any tips and hints on successful mentoring as the program progresses.  Volunteers do not need to attend every day, but at least come at least once a week on a consistent basis either weekly or bi-weekly.  There will be opportunities to mentor one-on-one, offer homework help, assist on college applications, chaperone weekend field trips, help out guest speakers, and facilitate fun projects such as artwork, crafts, and group discussion sessions. Volunteer opportunities are available for all these programs. Contact Cassie Kelly at (410) 626-7800 Ext. 115 or ckelly@ywcaaac.org and see website at http://www.annapolisywca.org/ for more information. Special events for which extra volunteers may be needed:

  • 6:30–9:00 pm, Thurs., Mar., 21, 2013, Jaguar Land Rover Fashion Show Benefit: There will be an elegant evening at the dealership  located at 101 Ferguson Road, Annapolis, MD 21409 of hot fashions from Diva Boutique, stunning jewelry from Smyth Jewelers, gourmet treats & libations from Chef’s Expressions, and a fabulous auction benefitting the YWCA.
  • 10:00 am, Sat., Apr. 27, 2013, 3rd Annual Walk In Her Shoes Event: Donations are suggested but not required, come out and advocate for a morning of Sexual Assault Awareness through walking in solidarity around the AA Community College track, music, food, guest speakers, and mingling with YWCA staff, AACC staff, and various community representatives.

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