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YOUTH VOLUNTEER GUIDE Volunteer programs serving our community

2666 Riva Road, Suite 130 Annapolis, MD 21401 phone: 410.897.9207 fax: 410.222.4589

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September 2012 Dear Youth Volunteer, There are many wonderful reasons to volunteer. You may want to help the less fortunate, to meet new people, to make a difference in the community, to learn new skills and gain experience, to fulfill a course requirement, to have fun, or all of the above. The Volunteer Center For Anne Arundel County wants to help you find the best volunteer opportunity for you! In this directory, you will find a wide array of volunteer opportunities with nonprofit agencies whose missions include health and human services, education, the environment, animals and wildlife, arts and culture, recreation, and more. To help choose the organization that is right for you, please consider the following: • Are you interested in helping a specific population (for example, children, seniors, animals, the disabled or disadvantaged)? • Is there a specific job you would like to do or skill you hope to acquire? Do you want to work directly with the people that the organization serves, or do you prefer behind-the-scenes tasks, such as working in an office, or doing food preparation, landscaping or construction? • Are you looking for a one-time project or an on-going volunteer position? How much time can you commit? • Do you want to volunteer by yourself or with your family? • Do you meet the organization’s age requirement? The table at the front of this directory will help you to identify organizations based on their mission and the kinds of volunteer work that they offer. I encourage you to interview several organizations that have opportunities that match your interests. Find out how your volunteer work contributes to their mission and goals, and ask for specifics: • What will I be doing? • When will I be volunteering? • Where will I be working? (Ask about bus lines, parking, and directions.) • With whom will I be working? (Request a contact name, phone number and email address.) • What should I wear? • Is there any training involved? Once you find the volunteer opportunity that best meets your criteria, be sure to agree on your starting date, volunteer schedule and responsibilities. Remember that you are making an important commitment not just to that nonprofit organization and the people it serves, but also to yourself, and take that obligation seriously. Volunteering is a very rewarding experience and most volunteers feel that they get more than they give. However, sometimes the actual work may differ from your expectations, or circumstances may change that affect your ability to volunteer. If you find that you can not fulfill your volunteer commitment, please be sure to notify the organization as soon as possible. They are counting on you! I hope you will take a moment to complete the questionnaire after you’ve had a chance to use this directory; your input is very important to us. Good luck and happy volunteering! Yours truly, Fay Mauro, Executive Director


1 American Cancer Society Minimum age for volunteers: 14; 18 and under must have a parent/guardian present. Geographical region: North/West County

Organizational Mission: The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

Volunteer activities: • Stuffing and labeling envelopes • Preparing materials for various events • Filing • Folding T-shirts for Relay For Life (seasonal) • Other general office duties Special requirements/training: • Legible handwriting • Knowledge of alphabet filing system • Ability to understand and follow directions completely Volunteer days & times: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm Address: 1041 MD Rt. 3 North, Bldg A Gambrills, MD 21054 Website: www.cancer.org Contact person: Shannon Selzer Contact email: shannon.selzer@cancer.org Phone/fax: 410-721-4304 Best time/method to contact: Monday- Friday 9am-5pm


2 American Healing Arts Alliance Inc. (AHAA) Minimum age for volunteers: 10 Geographical region: Countywide

Organizational Mission: The American Healing Arts Alliance Inc. (AHAA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to individual and global healing and peace. Our alliance includes professional educators, practitioners, organizations, students, and supportive individuals. AHAA sponsors regional and international educational programs including the: Peace Nouvella Players™, Inner Peace Treaty™, and Peace Pulse™ as part of an international educational peacebuilding program called Peace Nouvella™.

Volunteer activities: Volunteers are requested to help with our: • Peace Nouvella Players™ ensemble development, training, and presentations • Events planning and educational programs • Fundraising activities and sponsorship • Publicity, newsletter and emailed news announcements Special requirements/training: • Peace building and healthy lifestyle interest • An ability to communicate by email and telephone • Creative talent preferred—but not required—in writing, art, music, dance, theater, photography, and/or video. Volunteer days & times: Monday-Friday, after school during school year. Also, some weekends for trainings, rehearsals and performances. Call for summer camp dates/times. Address: 3157 Rolling Road Edgewater, MD 21037 Website: www.americanhealingarts.org Contact person: Alice Yeager, President and Founder Contact email: info@americanhealingarts.org Phone/fax: 410-956-0055; 410-956-1118 (fax) Best time/method to contact: Call or email on MondayFriday, 10am-6pm Transportation to site: Public bus transportation available to Edgewater area. Call to arrange ride from bus stop if needed. Other Information: Auditions and portfolio submissions to become part of the Peace Nouvella Players™ are by appointment. Queries, resumes and portfolio samples can be sent in advance to info@americanhealingarts.org.


3 American Red Cross, Central Maryland Chapter Minimum age for volunteers: 14; varies on activity Geographical region: Countywide Volunteer activities: Various positions are available. See website for descriptions.

Organizational Mission: Helps people prevent, prepare for, and cope with emergencies, disaster preparedness and response, lifesaving training, service-learning programs, Holocaust and War Victims Tracing.

Special requirements/training: All applicants must submit a completed application and attend an orientation session. Session dates and times can be found on the website. Volunteer days & times: Varies by position. Address: 4800 Mt. Hope Drive Baltimore, MD 21215 Website: www.redcross-cmd.org Contact person: Red Cross Office of Volunteers Contact email: Volunteers@arc-cmc.org Phone/fax: 410-624-2023 Best time/method to contact: Monday窶認riday, 9am-5pm; 24 -hour voicemail available. Other Information: Most positions can be performed within AA County, but they require an adult mentor/teacher. Some individual positions during the summer or during after-school times are available on a limited basis at our chapter office in Baltimore. Start a Red Cross club in your high school or college where you can help the community, learn leadership, and receive Red Cross training; hold an awareness or fundraising campaign to help children affected by Malaria and Measles; learn about preparing for disasters in the youth preparedness program and spread that knowledge to others.


4 American Red Cross, Chesapeake & Potomac Region Minimum age for volunteers: 14 Geographical region: Countywide

Organizational Mission: American Red Cross Biomedical Services will fulfill the needs of the American people for the safest, most reliable and cost effective blood services through voluntary donations.

Volunteer activities: • Greet donors • Provide customer service • Serve refreshments Special requirements/training: Must complete an application and attend an orientation/training session. If 18 or older, will need to complete a background check. Volunteer days & times: Flexible Address: Mailing: 4700 Mt. Hope Drive Baltimore, MD 21215 The Donor Center is located in Glen Burnie; blood sites are situated throughout Anne Arundel County. Website: www.redcrossblood.org Contact person: Terry Ann Karloff Contact email: karlofft@usa.redcross.org Phone/fax: 410-764-4602 ext. 1 or 1-800-272-0094 ext. 1 Best time/method to contact: Anytime Other Information: To donate blood, call 1-800-RedCross (773-2767).


5 Annapolis Middle School Mentoring Program Minimum age for volunteers: 16 Geographical region: Annapolis Volunteer activities: Mentoring and tutoring on site. Organizational Mission: Match caring positive adults with youth to foster a relationship that increases a student’s academic achievement, social competencies, and ability to articulate the future.

Volunteer days & times: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8am-3pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays 8am-4pm Special requirements/training: Background check that the school pays to have completed. One hour video orientation. Address: 1399 Forest Drive, Annapolis, MD 21403 Website: www.aacps.org Contact person: Libby Westley Contact email: ewestley@aacps.org Phone/fax: 410-268-8080 fax 410-267-8924 Best time/method to contact: Email

Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks Minimum age for volunteers: 14 Geographical region: Countywide

Organizational Mission: To provide quality leisure services to the citizens of Anne Arundel County by offering affordable active and passive recreational opportunities, and by preserving and protecting sensitive environmental and historic sites.

Volunteer activities: Assist staff in recreation programs, especially in Adaptive Recreation and Sports programs. Special requirements/training: Volunteers over 18 must pass background check. Volunteers must be drug and alcohol free. Volunteers should be open minded and willing to work with youth of all abilities. Volunteer days & times: Varies depending on location and programs. Seasonal adaptive sport opportunities are available. Summer youth volunteer programs start registration in January. Address: 1 Harry S Truman Parkway Annapolis, MD 21401


6 Website: www.aacounty.org/recparks Contact person: Wendy Scarborough Contact email: rpscarb@aacounty.org Phone/fax: 410-222-7313 ext. 3554 Best time/method to contact: Monday-Friday, 8am4:30pm Other Information: School year recreational programs provide recreation and leisure for special needs individuals: Adaptive Sports, Saturday Recreation, Adult and Teen Friday Night Clubs. Summer Camps run for 6-7 weeks in summer. Dedicated volunteers are sought to work with special camps on a weekly basis.

Anne Arundel County Food and Resource Bank Minimum age for volunteers: 10, 18 and under must have a parent/guardian present Geographical region: Central County

Organizational Mission: Founded in 1987, the Food Bank's mission is to fight hunger by assuring that all county citizens have access to food and other necessities.

Volunteer activities: • Sort food and clothing • Deliver food • Assist with computer work and office duties Special requirements/training: Computer knowledge and usage are needed for data entry. Volunteer days & times: Monday-Friday 9am-2pm by appointment ONLY. Address: P.O. Box 650 Crownsville, MD 21032 Website: www.aafoodbank.org Contact person: Bruce Michalec


7 Contact email: bruce@aafoodbank.org Phone/fax: 410-923-4255;410-923-4256 (fax) Best time/method to contact: Monday-Friday, 9am2pm; closed from 12-1pm

Anne Arundel County Public Library Minimum age for volunteers: 14; 12 for Summer Reading Program only Geographical region: Countywide Organizational Mission: Library branches have differing needs

Organizational mission: Library branches have differing needs Volunteer activities: Volunteers are needed for both ongoing projects and short-term volunteer activities. For long -term activities, volunteers are needed for 2-hour shifts every week. Some examples of activities include: • Cleaning and re-casing books, CD and DVD collections • Assembling Story-Time projects • Copying, data processing or other computer projects • Maintaining of files. Special requirements/training: Some branches can work with volunteers as young as 14 and may keep applications on file to call prospective volunteers when needs arise. Training is provided. Check with the branches about their current and upcoming volunteer opportunities. Volunteer days & times: Flexible Address: Headquartered in Annapolis with 15 area branches in Anne Arundel County. Website: www.aacpl.net Contact person: varies; ask for the volunteer coordinator at any library branch Contact email: jtrepp@aacpl.net


8 Phone/fax: Annapolis: 410-222-1750 North County: 410-222-6270 West County: 410-222-6277 Best time/method to contact: See website for individual branch hours. Transportation to site: Varies. Other Information: Prior to the annual Summer Reading Program, branches advertise and hire a limited number of volunteers from the ages of 12-17 to assist with the Summer Reading Program. Contact your local branch in early spring to apply for this opportunity.

Anne Arundel County Volunteer Firefighter Association Minimum age for volunteers: 16 Geographical region: Countywide

Organizational Mission: To serve your community as a firefighter, emergency medial provider or an auxiliary volunteer.

Volunteer activities: Volunteers partially staff 22 of the county's 29 fire stations. There are also auxiliaries who help with: • Office support • Fund-raising • Fire fighting • Emergency medical provider • Administrative (accounting, filing, data entry) • Auxiliary (event planning, fundraising) • Community service programs Special requirements/training: Each Volunteer Fire Company has its own rules for membership. Potential volunteers should apply for membership at the Volunteer Fire Company where they live. Training and uniforms are provided. • Firefighter: Training in fire fighting, CPR, hazardous materials, terrorism. • Emergency Medical Provider: Training in emergency medical technician, hazardous materials, terrorism.


9 Volunteer days & times: Varies Address: 8501 Veterans Hwy. Millersville, MD 21108 Website: www.aacvfa.org Contact person: Jackie Olson Contact email: fdolso45@aacounty.org Phone/fax: 410-222-8278 Best time/method to contact: Business hours

Arc of the Central Chesapeake Region Minimum age for volunteers: 16 Geographical region: Central County

Organizational Mission: The Arc provides direct support services for people with developmental disabilities and their families. The Arc also advocates for and educates the community on developmental disabilities.

Volunteer activities: • Raking • Weeding • Pruning • Clean-up • Mowing • Office work • Event volunteer opportunities Special requirements/training: Ability to work without supervision; dependability. Tools will be supplied. Volunteer days & times: Any time Address: 931 Spa Road Annapolis, MD 21401 Website: www.thearcccr.org Contact person: Angie DeMoreland


10 Contact email: ademoreland@thearcccr.org Phone/fax: Phone: 410-268-8085; Fax: 410-269-0091 Best time/method to contact: Monday窶認riday, 9am3:30pm Transportation to site: Varies on location. The Spa Road site is across the street from the Spa Road bus transfer terminal.

Bay Theatre Company Minimum age for volunteers: 16 Geographical region: Annapolis

Organizational Mission: The Bay Theatre is a professional, nonprofit repertory theatre company founded in 2002 in Annapolis to produce plays of superior quality and richness for audiences of diverse ages and cultures. The theatre company also promotes theatre education for students of all ages, and provides working opportunities for theatre artists.

Volunteer activities: Volunteers are needed for office assistance, one day per week, at the box office and as ushers for performances. Volunteer days & times: Varies Address: Mailing: 1290 Bay Dale Drive Arnold, MD 21012 Theatre: 275 West Street Annapolis, MD 21401 Website: www.baytheatre.org Contact person: Wendy Saulters Contact email: info@baytheatre.org Phone/fax: 410-268-1333 Best time/method to contact: Email


11 Bello Machre, Inc. Minimum age for volunteers: 15; 15 and under must have a parent/guardian present. Geographical region: Countywide Organizational Mission: Bello Machre provides homes, support, and loving care to children, teens, adults, and seniors with developmental disabilities, enabling them to participate as fully as they wish in all aspects of community life.

Volunteer activities: • Helping staff take individuals on a community outing (to the movies or bowling) • Lending artistic talents (playing music, painting murals or pictures, or making arts and crafts) • Landscaping a yard (planting flowers, raking leaves or trimming shrubs) • Teaching computer skills • Helping in the office (mailings, filing or copying) Special requirements/training: Volunteers must be energetic and conscientious - but most importantly, want to have a good time and make people smile. Group counselors/leaders and parents are invited to visit Bello Machre and/or shadow other volunteers. Volunteer days & times: Varies Address: 7765 Freetown Road, Glen Burnie, MD 21060 Website: www.bellomachre.org Contact person: Evette Watson Contact email: volunteer@bellomachre.org Phone/fax: 443-702-3064 Best time/method to contact: 10am - 4pm Transportation to site: None Other Information: Does not accept court-ordered community service.


12 Books for International Goodwill (B.I.G.) Minimum age for volunteers: 12 (or 7th Grade) Geographical region: Central/South County

Organizational Mission: B.I.G. provides thousands of books to students and adults in developing countries who lack both textbooks and recreational reading.

Volunteer activities: Individuals are welcome on a "dropin" basis to help sort and pack on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month from 8 am to 1 pm at the B.I.G. warehouse. Volunteers can also work Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between the hours of 9:30 and 3:30 with advanced notice. Volunteer days & times: 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month from 8am—1pm; Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9am—3:30pm. Address: 2000 Capital Drive Annapolis, MD 21401 Website: www.big-books.org Contact person: Steve Frantzich Contact email: frantzic@usna.edu Phone/fax: 410-293-6865 Best time/method to contact: Business hours; email.


13 Boys & Girls Club of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Minimum age for volunteers: 16; under 16 with signed parental permission. A parent may be asked to accompany younger volunteers. Geographical region: Countywide Organizational Mission: To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. BGCAA is a nonprofit organization consisting of six clubs (Bates, Bywater and Admiral Oaks, Annapolis Gardens in Annapolis, Freetown in Pasadena, and Meade Village and Van Bokkelen Elementary School in Severn) where youth come to receive tutoring, computer education, sports training, homework help, and mentoring. Every day, BGCAA strives to improve each Club member's life by instilling self-esteem, courage, and positive values.

Volunteer activities: • Play games with kids • Help with arts & crafts and sports activities • Assist in computer labs • Serve as summer camp counselors • Complete administrative tasks (front desk help, data entry and other light computer work) Volunteers are especially needed at the Bywater Branch to assist children of all ages with homework, Monday—Friday from 2pm—5pm Special requirements/training: Training is provided, but experience working with youth is desirable. Volunteer days & times: Monday—Friday, 2pm—7pm Address: 121 South Villa Ave. Annapolis, MD 21401 Website: www.bgcaa.org Contact email: volunteer@bgcaa.com Phone/fax: 410-263-2542; 410-263-5410 Best time/method to contact: Before 2pm Transportation to site: Bus routes located nearby most centers.


14 Calvert Animal Welfare League Minimum age for volunteers: 14 with parent/guardian present. Geographical region Calvert County

Organizational Mission: The organization located in Prince Frederick operates a state-of-the-art adoption and education center.

Volunteer activities: Volunteers are needed for two shifts daily of: • Animal care • Providing foster homes • As administrative support for short and long term projects. Special requirements/training: Training will be provided. Volunteer days & times: Varies Address: 1040 Prince Frederick Blvd Prince Frederick, MD 20678 Website: www.cawlrescue.org Contact email: cawl@comcast.net Phone/fax: 410-535-9300 Best time/method to contact: Email


15 Caring Collection, Inc. Minimum age for volunteers: 14 Geographical region: Central

Organizational Mission: This nonprofit organization raises funds for cancer research and patient care at Anne Arundel Medical Center and John Hopkins Hospital by making and selling stained glass angels and sun catchers.

Volunteer activities: Help assemble and distribute artwork while learning the art of stained glass and update displays for AAMC and Johns Hopkins. Volunteer days & times: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 9am-4pm. Special requirements/training: Training is provided. Address: 1692 North Harbor Court Annapolis, MD 21401 Website: www.caringcollection.org Contact person: Bobbie Burnett Contact email: caringcollection@gmail.com Phone/fax: 410-849-5333 Best time/method to contact: Business Hours Other Information: Sale November 1 & 2, Donation Day in April.


16 Cats R Us, Inc. Minimum age for volunteers: 16; 8 and under must have a parent or guardian present. Geographical region: Central County

Organizational Mission: This nonprofit feral cat rescue group operates two small shelters in the Annapolis and Arnold areas. The main focus is TNR (Trap, Neuter and Return). The shelter in Arnold is a "TNR" shelter, in which stray and feral cats already living outdoors are humanely trapped, then evaluated, vaccinated, sterilized, and eartipped for identification by veterinarians. This is a NO KILL facility and these cats will stay with CRU as long as it takes for them to find their forever home.

Volunteer activities: • Assist with cleaning the shelters • Attend adoption shows at PetSmart in Annapolis • Make cat/kitten home deliveries • Sit and spend time with wonderful cats. Qualified foster volunteers are needed to provide foster homes. Volunteer days & times: Varies Special requirements/training: Training will be provided for shelter and adoption workers. Parental consent forms are required. Address: Cats R Us, Inc P.O. Box 160 Gambrills, MD 21054 Website: www.catsrusrescue.com Contact email: Cats.R.Us.2000@hotmail.com Phone/fax: 410-263-1719 Best time/method to contact: Email


17 Center for Social Change Minimum age for volunteers: 16, with parental permission. Geographical region: Howard, Baltimore, and Prince George's Counties; Baltimore City Organizational Mission: To provide community residential support services to children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Volunteer activities: • Friendly visitor • Job coach • Office filing • Special event assistant Volunteer days & times: Weekdays 9am-5pm, some weekends Special requirements/training: Clean background and good reference. Address: 6600 Amberton Drive Elkridge, MD 21075 Website: centerforsocialchange.org Contact email: volunteer@centerforsocialchange.org Phone/fax: 410-579-6789 ext. 808; 410-796-1201(fax) Best time/method to contact: 9-5pm Monday-Friday, phone or email


18 Chesapeake Children’s Museum Minimum age for volunteers: 14; 14 and under must have parent or guardian present. Geographical region: Central County Organizational Mission: To create an environment of discovery about oneself, the people, the technology and the ecology of oneself, the people, the technology and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay area for all our children and for the child in us all.

Volunteer activities: • Keep exhibit areas tidy • Occasional clerical help (newsletter folding and labeling) • Scheduled workshops directly with children (crafts, games, animal presentations) • Festival help Landscaping and exhibit maintenance opportunities available. Special requirements/training: No special training requirements (other than enjoying children). Treasure Hunting* training available. Volunteer days & times: 10am-4pm every day Address: 25 Silopanna Road Annapolis, MD 21403 Website: www.theccm.org Contact email: info@theccm.org Phone/fax: 410-990-1993 (phone); 410-990-1007 (fax) Best time/method to contact: 10am-4pm Transportation to site: Five minute walk from Spa Road Transfer Point *Treasure Hunter: A caring adult who searches beneath the surface to find all the talents, skills, and intelligence that exist in all children, NO EXCEPTIONS!


19 Chesapeake Ecology Center Minimum age for volunteers: 16; 16 and under with parent or guardian present. Geographical region: Central County

Organizational Mission: The Chesapeake Ecology Center (CEC) works with volunteers, community groups, and students, including at-risk Students at Adams Academy at Adams Park to provide environmental education and, at the same time, develop on-the-ground habitat restoration/ protection projects. In addition to numerous onthe ground restoration projects at the CEC and elsewhere, it promotes conversation landscaping through a variety of media, and through presentations and tours of the CEC’s 24 Native Plant Demonstration Gardens and Sites.

Volunteer activities: Volunteers are needed to help with planting and garden care. Volunteer days & times: Variable, check website for upcoming activities. Address: 245 Clay Street Annapolis, MD 21401 Website: www.ChesapeakeEcologyCenter.org Contact person: Zora Lathan Contact email: zoralathan@earthlink.net Phone/fax: 410-212-4506 Best time/method to contact: Email Transportation to site: Annapolis Bus Line


20 Civil Air Patrol Minimum age for volunteers: 12 Geographical region: Countywide

Organizational Mission: The Annapolis Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol offers challenging opportunities for youths 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.

Volunteer activities: Youth and adult volunteers are needed to help perform CAP's air and ground missions. Volunteer days & times: Tuesdays, 6:30-9:00pm Address: CAP Hut, Lee Airport 3090 Solomon's Island Rd Building Q, Edgewater, MD 21037 Website: www.capannapolis.org Contact person: Thomas Casey Contact email: information@capannapolis.org Best time/method to contact: Email

Clay Street Computer Learning Center Minimum age for volunteers: 15 Geographical region: Central County

Organizational Mission: The Center is a free storefront computer lab that provides a safe and educational haven for the children of Clay Street. Its after school program offers a nurturing environment for the students to do their homework,

Volunteer activities: Offer students friendly assistance and guidance with their homework and other educational computer projects. Special requirements/training: Enjoy working with children and teenagers. Volunteer days & times: Monday窶認riday, 2-6pm Address: 49 Clay Street, Annapolis, MD 21401


21 school projects, learn age -appropriate educational software, and (with guidance) explore the world through the internet.

Website: None Contact person: Mark Thomas Contact email: kramrac@aol.com Phone/fax: 410-280-6467 Best time/method to contact: Monday窶認riday, 1-7pm Transportation to site: Annapolis Bus Line

CoCoRaHS (Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network) Minimum age for volunteers: Any age with adult supervision Geographical region: Countywide

Organizational Mission: CoCoRaHS is a non-profit community-based network of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds in several states that works together to measure and map precipitation using inexpensive measurement tools, stressing training and education, and utilizing an interactive web site. Data is provided for natural resource, education, and research applications.

Volunteer activities: Volunteers of all ages are needed to collect and report data about precipitation with measurement tools at their homes. Data is reported daily to an interactive web site. Special requirements/training: Need a specific rain gauge, which may be purchased online (at no profit to CoCoRaHS). Volunteer days & times: Once per day (occasional days off are acceptable) Website: www.cocorahs.org Contact person: Gregg Gallina Contact email: greg.gallina@noaa.gov Best time/method to contact: Email Transportation to site: None; observe from home.


22 Friends of Hancock’s Resolution Minimum age for volunteers: Parent permission and/or participation required Geographical region: North/East County

Organizational Mission: 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

Volunteer activities: • Whitewash the house in October • Assistants are needed from April through October • Gardening help is in the fall when the gardens are "put to bed", which occurs on the first Sunday of November. Special requirements/training: Training is provided. Volunteer days & times: Varies on activity. Address: P.O. Box 233 Gibson Island, MD 21056-0233 Website: www.historichancocksresolution.org Contact person: Barbara Ballengee Contact email: volunteers@historichancocksresolution.org Phone/fax: 410-255-4048 Best time/method to contact: Business Hours


23 Friends of Quiet Waters Park Minimum age for volunteers: 15 Geographical region: Central County Organizational Mission: The non-profit organization supports the operation of the park and the events that take place there.

Volunteer activities: Volunteers are needed throughout the year for a variety of tasks to support events such as: • Earth Day in April • Summer Concert Series from June-September • Howl-O-Ween Bark 'n Bash in late October • Arts Festival held in the fall each year. Volunteer days & times: Varies Address: 600 Quiet Waters Park Road Annapolis, MD 21403 Website: www.friendsofquietwaterspark.org Contact person: Natalie Nucifora Contact email: friends@friendsofquietwaterspark.org Phone/fax: 410-222-1777 Best time/method to contact: Email

Guiding Eyes for the Blind Minimum age for volunteers: 13 with parent of guardian present Geographical region: Countywide Organizational Mission: This nonprofit organization serves the Bay Region by raising puppies as future guide dogs. Volunteer puppy raisers are needed to provide

Volunteer activities: Volunteer raisers take puppies into their homes for fourteen to eighteen months and teach them manners and social skills. In addition to daily work and play with their dogs, raisers attend local classes and puppy evaluations.


24 the love, support and direction these puppies need to prepare them for formal training.

Special requirements/training: Volunteer raisers attend classes before they receive the pups and throughout the time the pups are staying in their homes. Volunteer days & times: Flexible. Classes are held on Thursday evenings. Website: www.guidingeyes.org Contact person: Carrie Barnett Contact email: cbarnett@guidingeyes.org Phone/fax: 410-960-7427 Best time/method to contact: Email

Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake Minimum age for volunteers: 16 for construction, Restore, or office. Youth of any age can help by preparing and supplying lunches for Saturday work crews or by attending the monthly Youth Service Saturdays.

Organizational Mission: As a private, non-profit ecumenical Christian housing ministry, the Habitat program is built around the concept of giving "a hand up" not "a hand out." Families must meet specific criteria to be approved and are required to participate in building their home which they purchase with an affordable no-profit nointerest mortgage.

Geographical region: Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, and Baltimore City Volunteer activities: • Construction: (16, with a parent or guardian present, and older) construction sites on Fridays and Saturdays from 8:30am-3:30pm. • Sales: (16 and older) ReStore- a discount home improvement store in Pasadena, Baltimore City or Halethorp. Volunteers assist with merchandise display, customer service, cleaning, and cash registers. • Lunches: (any age) preparing and supplying lunches for Saturday work crews.


25 Volunteer days & times: Varies Address: 3741 Commerce Drive, Ste. 309 Baltimore, MD 21211 Website: www.habitatchesapeake.org Contact person: Tony Watson, Education Outreach Contact email: twatson@habitatchesapeake.org Phone/fax: 410-366-1250 ext. 133 Best time/method to contact: Monday窶認riday; 9am4pm Transportation to site: Varies, please contact the office or visit the MTA web page for specifics.


26 Happy Helpers for the Homeless Minimum age for volunteers: 6 Geographical region: North County

Organizational Mission: This organization was created by a 10 year old whose vision was to provide, food, toiletries, and clothing with compassion and a smile to the hungry and homeless.

Volunteer activities: Volunteers are needed weekends to assist in distributing items and bag lunches in downtown Baltimore and Glen Burnie. Older youth can assist with driving, fundraising, and Holiday Parties for the homeless. Volunteers can also help by preparing sandwiches or a bag breakfast for a homeless individual. Breakfast should include a box of cereal, with spoon and cup, poptart, fruit, hot chocolate package with cup and spoon, juice box, and napkin. Volunteer days & times: Saturdays 11:30am-1:30pm; Sundays 1pm-4pm Address: 1550 Caton Center Drive, Suite L Baltimore, MD 21227 Website: happyhelpersforthehomeless.webs.com

Contact person: Bobbi Coffman Contact email: happyhelpersforthehomeless1@yahoo.com Phone/fax: 443-433-2416 Best time/method to contact: After 3pm Transportation to site: Volunteers can meet at Happy Helpers in Glen Burnie to caravan up to Baltimore. Other Information: Back-to-School Distribution for Guatemalan Families in Marydel, MD; Annual Worldwide Freedom Harvest.


27 Hospice of the Chesapeake Minimum age for volunteers: 14 Geographical region: Countywide

Organizational Mission: Intergenerational volunteer program assisting terminally ill patients.

Volunteer activities: Assist volunteer staff with the day to day operations of Hospice’s consignment/resale shop, Chesapeake Treasures, located in the ark Plaza Shopping Center/562-B Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, MD. Special requirements/training: Training and orientation is provided by the Hospice, approximately six hours. Upon completion of training, students commit to one year of volunteer service. Most teenagers continue throughout high school. Volunteer days & times: Anytime Address: 445 Defense Highway Annapolis, Md. 21401 Website: www.hospicechesapeake.org Contact person: Kathy Bourgard, Volunteer Services Coordinator Contact email: kbourgard@hospicechesapeake.org Phone/fax: 443-837-1549 Best time/method to contact: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm


28 Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Minimum age for volunteers: 14; 14 younger with parent or guardian present Geographical region: South County

Organizational Mission: Each year almost 10,000 visitors come to the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary to participate in educational and research programs. The Sanctuary has three primary goals: to provide environmental education opportunities, to conduct ecological research, to conserve Jug Bay's unique ecosystem.

Volunteer activities: Year-round opportunities in: • Ecological Research • Outdoor Education • Stewardship Visit website for upcoming volunteer opportunities or call for more information. Special requirements/training: Research volunteers must be willing to work outdoors in various weather conditions. Training is provided as needed, but many projects are open with no experience necessary; come to learn! Volunteer days & times: Ongoing/seasonal, weekdays/ weekends, mornings/afternoons. Varies by project. Address: 1361 Wrighton Road Lothian, MD 20711 Website: www.jugbay.org Contact person: Lindsay Hollister Contact email: volunteers@jugbay.org Phone/fax: 410-741-9330; 410-741-9346 (fax) Best time/method to contact: Wednesday—Saturday, 9am—5pm.


29 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Minimum age for volunteers: 14 Geographical region: North County

Organizational Mission: This nonprofit is dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.

Volunteer activities: Volunteers are needed throughout the year for family outreach activities, and for fundraising events. Volunteers are also needed to assist in the JDRF office. Volunteer days & times: Varies Address: 825 Hammonds Ferry Road, Suites H-J Linthicum, MD 21090 Website: www.jdrf.org/maryland Contact email: maryland@jdrf.org Phone/fax: 410-636-8080 Best time/method to contact: Email

Light House Shelter Minimum age for volunteers: 18; 18 and under with parent or guardian present Geographical region: Central County

Organizational Mission: The Light House rebuilds lives with compassion by providing shelter and services to prevent homelessness and empower people as they transition toward self-sufficiency.

Volunteer activities: Youth volunteers are needed for projects that are always changing and being updated. Some of these projects include: • Providing and distributing bagged lunches • Shelving items in the pantry and preparing pantry bags • Assisting with yard work • Working with a group to provide/prepare and serve breakfast or dinner. Other opportunities for youth are to participate in fundraising events and even to initiate their own fundraiser or food drive.


30 Special requirements/training: Volunteer orientations are the third Saturday of each month from 1-2 pm. Call 410-349-5056 to schedule. Volunteer days & times: Varies Address: P.O. Box 6149 10 Hudson Street Annapolis, MD 21401 Website: www.annapolislighthouse.org Contact person: Michele Marshall Contact email: Marshall@AnnapolisLightHouse.org Phone/fax: 443-569-4208 Best time/method to contact: Email Transportation to site: Annapolis Bus Line

Lost Towns Project of Anne Arundel County Minimum age for volunteers: 16 Geographical region: Central County

Organizational Mission: To preserve and maintain historical, aesthetic and cultural properties, buildings, fixtures, furnishings, and appurtenances of historical significance in Anne Arundel County.

Volunteer activities: • Laboratory volunteers assist lab staff in washing, labeling, and cataloging exhibits from sites around the county. • Field volunteers assist archeology staff in excavation work. • Archives volunteers assist historians with research at MD State Archives. Special requirements/training: Computer skills. Volunteer days & times: Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm


31 Address: Archaeology lab: 839 Londontown Rd Edgewater, MD 21037 Mailing: P.O. Box 1481 Annapolis, MD 21403 Website: www.losttownsproject.org Contact person: Jessie Grow Contact email: volunteers@losttownsproject.org Phone/fax: 410-222-1318 Best time/method to contact: Weekdays; 9am-3pm

Lutheran Mission Society Minimum age for volunteers: 16; under 16 may need a parent or guardian present. Geographical region: Central County Organizational Mission: Bringing health and wholeness to people through the love and compassion of Jesus Christ.. The Lutheran Mission Society has eight Compassion Centers (including one in Annapolis in Anne Arundel County) where walk-in clients can receive help with food, clothing, personal care items and spiritual care.

Volunteer activities: Volunteers are needed at the LMS Annapolis Compassion Center to help with: • Sorting donations of food and clothing • Stocking shelves • Packing bags of food for distribution • Light cleaning and repairs (as skills permit) Volunteer days & times: Flexible to work with volunteer's available hours. The Annapolis Compassion Center is open Monday- Friday 9am - 4:30pm and Saturday 10am - 2pm. Address: LMS Annapolis Compassion Center: 230 West Street Annapolis, MD 21401


32 Website: www.lmsmd.org Contact person: Mrs. Kim Naumann, LMS Director of Volunteer Ministry; Mrs. Audrey Sheets, LMS Annapolis Compassion Center Coordinator Contact email: knaumann@LutheranMissionSociety.org Phone/fax: LMS Offices: 410-636-0123; 410-636-6984 (fax). LMS Annapolis Compassion Center: 410-269-5016 Best time/method to contact: Email anytime. Phone: Monday-Friday 8:30am- 4:30pm

Maryland Environmental Science Minimum age for volunteers: 16 Geographical region: Central/West County

Organizational Mission: Maryland Environmental Service is an independent state agency formed in 1970 to protect and enhance the state's air, land and water resources by working with both governmental and private sector clients to find innovative solutions to some of the most complex environmental challenges.

Volunteer activities: Volunteers are needed in the Millersville office for a variety of office tasks (typing, copying, answering the telephone, generating reports and inputting data) Volunteer days & times: Flexible Address: 259 Najoles Road Millersville, MD 21108 Website: www.menv.com Contact person: Erin Murphy Contact email: emurp@menv.com Phone/fax: 410-729-8209


33 Maryland Food Bank Minimum age for volunteers: 13 with parent or guardian present Geographical region: Baltimore

Organizational Mission: The mission of the Maryland Food Bank is to lead the movement and nurture the belief that together we can improve the lives of Marylanders by ending hunger.

Volunteer activities: Youth volunteers pack up 25 pound boxes to ship to Department of Social Services (DSS) locations throughout the state of Maryland. Special requirements/training: No open-toed shoes or heels are allowed in the warehouse. Volunteer days & times: Volunteers may commit to (1) one session per week, either morning (9am-12pm) or afternoon (1pm-4pm) Monday-Friday OR (2) to work Saturdays (8:30am-12pm) or Wednesday evenings (5:30pm-8pm). Address: 2200 Halethorpe Farms Road Baltimore, MD 21227 Website: www.mdfoodbank.org Contact person: Jill Kusner Contact email: jkusner@mdfoodbank.org Phone/fax: 410-737-8282 ext. 232


34 Maryland Therapeutic Riding Minimum age for volunteers: 14 Geographical region: Central County

Organizational Mission: Located in Crownsville, MTR is a Premier Accredited Therapeutic Riding Center that offers therapeutic horseback riding lessons for children and adults with special needs.

Volunteer activities: Volunteers assist with therapeutic riding lessons as side walkers and leaders and assist with daily barn chores and horse care. Special requirements/training: Prior to beginning their volunteer service, all volunteers must attend an orientation session. Volunteer applications are available on the website. Please call 410-923-1187 to register for training. Volunteer days & times: Varies—seven days per week. Volunteers are asked to commit to at least two hours per week for an 8-week session. Address: 1141 Sunrise Beach Road Crownsville, MD 21032 Website: www.horsesthatheal.org Contact person: Katie Spohn Contact email: volunteer@mtrinc.org Phone/fax: 410-923-6800 Best time/method to contact: Business hours Other Information: Please check the website for orientation dates and upcoming events or call for additional information.


35 Meals on Wheels Minimum age for volunteers: 18 to deliver alone; any age with parent or guardian present. Geographical region: Countywide

Organizational Mission: Meals on Wheels enhances the quality of life of homebound individuals through provision of nutritious meals, personal contact, and related services.

Volunteer activities: • Pack meals • Drive for meal delivery • Drivers’ assistants. Special requirements/training: Desire to help the homebound. Does not accept court-ordered community service volunteers. Volunteer days & times: Monday-Friday, including holidays. Packers 8:30am-11am; drivers/visitors 11am1:30pm Address: 1517 Ritchie Highway, Suite L7 Arnold, MD 21012 Website: www.mealsonwheelsmd.org Contact person: Terry Lehr Contact email: Lehr@mowcm.org Phone/fax: 410-626-7543; 410-626-7547 (fax) Best time/method to contact: Business hours Other Information: There may be opportunities for youth under 18 to assist with general office work (filing and data input, staffing displays, and fundraising activities). If interested, please contact Terry at 410-626-7543.


36 Mount Olive Community Life Center Minimum age for volunteers: 16 Geographical region: Central County

Organizational Mission: This is a program designed to mentor youth within the Greater Parole community to help improve their academic achievement while fostering a positive attitude toward learning.

Volunteer activities: Volunteers are needed to: • Teach basic skills in math, algebra, geometry, basic computer skills, homework assistance, reading and more. • Office/receptionist positions • Computer Center positions • After-school aides Special requirements/training: Have a knowledge of math (basic algebra, geometry), English, and Foreign Languages at a middle school and/or high school level. Volunteer days & times: Monday thru Friday - 2:30pm 6:00 pm. Varies on position. Address: 2 Hicks Avenue, Unit 400 Annapolis, MD 21401 Contact email: moclc@verizon.net Phone/fax: 410-571-9681 Best time/method to contact: 10am-6pm


37 Movable Feast Minimum age for volunteers: Any age, 18 and under with parent or guardian present. Geographical region: Baltimore

Organizational Mission: This nonprofit feeds and provides home delivered meals for breast cancer patients and clients who are homebound with HIV/ AIDS.

Volunteer activities: • Meal Delivery - deliver meals once a week or once a month. Delivery takes about 1 hr and drivers have flexibility in setting their schedules. • Kitchen Assistant - Kitchen hours are Monday through Friday from 9am-3pm, and Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5-8pm. Duties typically involve food preparation and packaging, grocery packer, clean up, and occasionally unloading food trucks and stocking the pantries. • Baker - You may bake desserts as an individual or group. You may do it at home at your convenience or you may be part of the baking team at Movable Feast's kitchen from 5-8pm. • Clerical and Events Assistant - Volunteers are needed to assist staff with special projects or needs at the work place (sorting mail, surveys, fundraising, phone calls and greeting guests). Volunteer days & times: Monday-Friday 9am-3pm, Thursday 5pm-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-3pm Address: 901 N. Milton Avenue Baltimore, MD 21205 Website: www.mfeast.org Contact person: Tom Patrick Contact email: tpatrick@mfeast.org Phone/fax: 410-327-3420 ext. 31 Best time/method to contact: 9am-3pm Transportation to site: #13 and #35 buses


38 National Electronics Museum Minimum age for volunteers: 14 Geographical region: North County

Organizational Mission: The museum near BWI Airport serves students and the general public through the collection, preservation and display of significant artifacts and literature, and the commemoration of the creativity and dedication of pioneers and workers in the field of electronics.

Volunteer activities: • Education and outreach • Special events • Administrative assistance • Collections assistance • Visitor services Special requirements/training: Training will be provided. Volunteer days & times: Varies Address: 1745 West Nursery Road Linthicum, MD 21090 Website: www.nationalelectronicsmuseum.org Contact person: Michael Simons Contact email: michael.simons@ngc.com Phone/fax: 410-765-0230 Best time/method to contact: Email

Our Daily Bread Minimum age for volunteers: 15; 14 with parent or guardian present. Organizational Mission: Our Daily Bread is committed to providing hospitality to those whose lives are burdened by the

Geographical region: Baltimore Volunteer activities: Volunteers are needed to assist with soup kitchen: • Before lunch: prepare the dining room for the meal (cut desserts, set tables)


39 hardships of the human condition, especially poverty and homelessness. Our soup kitchen in downtown Baltimore serves a hot lunch 365 days a year, as well as breakfast on weekday mornings, to an average of 750 people daily.

During lunch: serve the food, clean the tables, and wash dishes

Special requirements/training: Orientation will be provided the first time of service. Wear loose-fitted modest clothing. No shorts or open-toed shoes. Jeans, tennis shoes, big t-shirts are fine. No pocketbooks or book bags should be brought into the facility. Volunteer days & times: 9am-1pm daily Address: 725 Fallsway Baltimore, MD 21202 Website: www.catholiccharities-md.org Phone: 443-986-9031 Best time/method to contact: Call anytime and leave a message Transportation to site: MTA bus system and light rail

Partners in Care Minimum age for volunteers: 16; 18 and under must have a signed permission form. Geographical region: Countywide Organizational Mission: Partners In Care is a private nonprofit whose mission is to empower older adults to age in their own homes safely and independently by providing neighborly services such as transportation, light handyman repairs, and other tasks and errands.

Volunteer activities: • Leaf raking • Yard clean up • Trips to the dump • Handyman/woman help • Light office work • Assistance with processing donations in our Resale Boutique Special requirements/training: 1 hour orientation required


40 Volunteer days & times: Varies Address: 6 South Ritchie Highway Pasadena, MD 21122 Website: www.partnersincare.org Contact person: Linda Dennis Contact email: lindadennis@partnersincare.org Phone/fax: 410-544-4800 Best time/method to contact: 8:30am-4pm

Patuxent Research Refuge and National Wildlife Visitors Center Minimum age for volunteers: 16; 12-15 with parent or guardian supervision. All youth volunteers must have a signed permission form. Organizational Mission: The Patuxent Research Refuge is the nation's only National Wildlife Refuge specifically established to support wildlife research. It is also responsible for public education and recreation, and wildlife management.

Geographical region: Countywide and Prince George’s County Volunteer activities: • Help run the Visitor Center • Maintain the refuge • Support wildlife management. • Meeting and greeting visitors • Leading tours and providing interpretation • Taking part in special projects and events • Monitoring and maintaining trails • Landscaping • Working in the bookstore Special requirements/training: Formal or On-the-Job training hours are required, in addition to a regular time commitment. Visit www.volunteer.gov/gov (type in key words Patuxent Research Refuge) to view current openings and to apply on-line.


41 Volunteer days & times: Varies; an average of 8 hours per month for 6 months is the minimum for most volunteer activities. Operational hours are from 8am-4:30pm. Address: 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop Laurel, MD 20708 Website: www.patuxent.fws.gov Contact person: Diana Ogilvie Contact email: diana_ogilvie@fws.gov Phone/fax: 301-497-5565 Best time/method to contact: Email

Project Linus Minimum age for volunteers: 14; 8 with parent or guardian present Geographical region: Countywide Organizational Mission: First, it is their mission to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need, through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans lovingly made by volunteer "blanketeers." Second, it is their mission to provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children. Project Linus

Volunteer activities: "Blanketeers" (volunteer blanket makers) are needed to sew, quilt, knit or crochet new, washable, soft, and kid-friendly blankets for children ages 0 -18 years old. Blankets should be at least 30 inches x 30 inches, up to 40 inches x 60 inches. The blankets may be made at home and brought to a drop off site. Volunteers can help at monthly meetings. Meetings are the third Saturday of the month at the Severna Park Community Center. Special requirements/training: Training will be provided. Volunteer days & times: 3rd Saturday of the month, 10am-12pm


42 also provides an opportunity to socialize as you complete these blankets.

Address: Donation sites for completed blankets: The Community Center (Monday—Friday, 8am-4pm) 623 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd Severna Park, MD Capital Vac & Sew (Monday—Saturday. 10am-4pm) 2116 Forest Drive Annapolis, MD Contact person: Karen Harper Contact email: krnsway@hotmail.com Phone/fax: 410-255-0182 Best time/method to contact: Anytime

Quilts for Kids, Annapolis Chapter Minimum age for volunteers: 11 Geographical region: Countywide Organizational Mission: Quilts for Kids mission is to keep fabric out of our landfills and bring happiness to children through the simple gift of a handmade quilt.

Volunteer activities: Volunteers are needed for ongoing service opportunity project that serves ill, abused, and neglected children in need in the community. Special requirements/training: Basic machine sewing skills. Experienced quilters are available to help. Bring your sewing machine and supplies. Fabric is available. Volunteer days & times: Sewing days are held monthly on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 9:30am-1pm at the Bay Area Community Church in room 223. For information about sewing days at the church, contact Janet Hogan or Carla Rouse at annapolisqfk@gmail.com. Address: 884 Chesterfield Road Annapolis, MD 21401


43 Website: www.annapolisquiltsforkids.blogspot.com/ Contact person: Janet Hogan Contact email: annapolisqfk@gmail.com Phone/fax: 410-279-2851 Best time/method to contact: Email

Rob’s Barbershop Community Foundation Minimum age for volunteers: 16 Geographical region: West County Organizational Mission: To provide free of charge grooming products and services to persons living at or below the poverty level.

Volunteer activities: Providing haircuts and hairstyles to clients. Volunteer days & times: Weekdays 10am-6pm; Sundays 3-7pm Address: 2005 Tea Island Court Odenton, MD 21113 Website: www.rbcf.com Contact person: Robert Cradle, Managing Director Contact email: rcr365@aol.com Phone/fax: 410-519-2622 Best time/method to contact: 9am-5pm


44 Rude Ranch Animal Rescue Minimum age for volunteers: 16; 15 and under with parent or guardian present Geographical region: South County

Organizational Mission: This nonprofit located in Harwood is in search of volunteers who have a love for cats and kittens and would enjoy helping to care for abandoned, sick and wild cats until they find new homes.

Volunteer activities: • Animal Visitors (play with cats) • Feral Cat Socializers (help teach "wild" cats that they no longer need to fear people) • Animal Caretakers (volunteer at least 2 hours per week to clean and care for cats) • Adoption Counselors (help screen potential adopters), • Carpenters (help design and build new habitats for special needs cats) Volunteer days & times: Varies Address: 3200 Ivy Way Harwood, Maryland 20776 Website: www.ruderanch.org Contact email: rrar@ruderanch.org Phone/fax: 410-798-9559 Best time/method to contact: Email Other Information: Annual Golf Tournament: Volunteers are needed for set-up, the event itself, and cleanup.


45 Sarah’s House Minimum age for volunteers: 15; 14 and under with parent or guardian present Geographical region: West Organizational Mission: Sarah's House is a supportive housing program at Ft. Meade for homeless women, children, and men in Anne Arundel County.

Volunteer activities: Individual volunteer opportunities: • Front desk assistance • Evening child care • Tutors for children ages 5-12 • Help with fundraisers • Landscaping • Drivers are needed for donation pick-up and driving guests to/from appointments. Volunteer opportunities for groups: • Setting up a bingo party • Arts and crafts day • Movie night • Ice cream social Groups are also needed to prepare monthly dinners for shelter guests. Special requirements/training: Volunteer orientations usually take place weekly; call to schedule. Volunteer days & times: Varies Address: 2015 20th Street Fort Meade, MD 20755 Website: www.cc-md.org/sarahs-house Contact person: Bruce Clopein Contact email: bclopein@cc-md.org Phone/fax: 410-519-5085 Best time/method to contact: 12pm-8pm


46 Other Information: Youth and large groups (max. 35) are welcome, but adult supervision is needed. There is an ongoing need for the donation of items such as large diapers, baby wipes, children's socks, children's underwear, powdered drink mix, general cleaning supplies, bathroom tissue and more (please contact for updated wish lists).

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Minimum age for volunteers: 16 Geographical region: South County Organizational Mission: The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) is dedicated to increasing knowledge of the biological and physical processes that sustain life on earth. SERC's interdisciplinary research applies long-term studies to examine the ecological questions about landscapes of linked ecosystems, especially those impacted by human activities.

Volunteer activities: SERC is always looking for volunteers to support the work of our scientists, educators, and administrators. Volunteers at SERC help typically: • Work in the research labs • Assist with field work • Lead outside education activities (canoe trips and handson science programs) Groups projects can be arranged to work on trails and onsite gardening. Special requirements/training: No experience is necessary. All training is provided by education staff and scientists. Volunteer days & times: Monday-Saturday, 9am-4pm Time commitments can vary and staff is flexible to individual schedules. Address: 647 Contees Wharf Road Edgewater, MD 21037 Website: http://www.serc.si.edu/opportunities/ volunteering.aspx Contact person: Daniel E. Gustafson, Jr.


47 Contact email: gustafsond@si.edu Phone/fax: 443-482-2217 Best time/method to contact: Monday—Friday, 9am3pm Other Information: South River on the Half Shell (silent and live auction), Project Clean Stream (spring), Sojourn/ Wade In (spring), Watershed Snapshot (spring), Fish Fry (fall).

South River Federation Minimum age for volunteers: None Geographical region: Central/South County Organizational Mission: This non-profit, membership organization includes individuals, civic and community associations dedicated to restoring, protecting, preserving and celebrating the South River Watershed.

Volunteer activities: Volunteers are needed on an ongoing basis for: • Administrative assistance • Event planning • Various restoration work parties • Stream clean ups • Water quality monitoring • Rain garden maintenance Special requirements/training: A general knowledge of environmental issues is helpful, but not required. Volunteer days & times: Restoration work usually occurs on Saturday mornings from 9am-1pm; however, willing to work with groups to set up times convenient to them. Office work and administrative assistance occurs between 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday. Visit website for opportunities. Address: 2830 Solomons Island Road, Suite B Edgewater, MD 21037


48 Website: www.southriverfederation.net Contact person: Jennifer Carr Contact email: jennifer@southriverfederation.net Phone/fax: 410-224-3802; 410-224-0364 (fax) Best time/method to contact: 9am-5pm

Spa Creek Conservancy Minimum age for volunteers: None; youngsters should be accompanied Geographical region: Annapolis Organizational Mission: This nonprofit organization serves as a steward of the Spa Creek Watershed through education, preservation, mitigation, and restoration. Its vision is to be a model organization for restoring and protecting urban watersheds.

Volunteer activities: Volunteer tasks include: • Planting wetland grasses • Building rain gardens • Cleaning up debris and trash along the Spa Creek banks • Clearing out invasive species Projects can be carved out for volunteers who want to come by at their convenience and take responsibility for a particular sub-task or project. Volunteer days & times: Anytime Address: P.O. Box 2199 Annapolis, MD 21404 Website: www.spacreek.org Contact person: Mel Wilkens Contact email: mel82nd@comcast.net or volunteer@spacreek.org Phone/fax: 410-271-5546 Transportation to site: Annapolis Bus Line


49 Special Olympics, Anne Arundel County Minimum age for volunteers: 16 Geographical region: Countywide

Organizational Mission: The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for persons eight years of age and older with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Anne Arundel County Special Olympics offers yearround sports training in fifteen sports, including soccer and golf. Anne Arundel County athletes are prepared physically and psychologically by completing training prior to competing. All training takes place locally and is offered to athletes free of charge.

Volunteer activities: • Serve as assistant coaches in the evenings • Help with special events • Regional competitions • Fundraising Special requirements/training: A volunteer preregistration form is available on the website, and includes a list of the sports in which Anne Arundel County Special Olympics trains and competes. Volunteer days & times: Varies Address: P.O. Box 553, Crownsville, MD 21032 Website: www.soaamd.org Contact person: Terri Hamrick-Oescheger Contact email: tylrmm@aol.com Phone/fax: 410-923-0383; 410-923-0200 (fax) Best time/method to contact: Email Transportation to site: Annapolis Bus Line


50 US Elite Track and Field Minimum age for volunteers: 15 Geographical region: Countywide Organizational Mission: The nonprofit organization is a sports and education foundation promoting the growth, physical well-being and welfare of Olympic Development athletes and high school students The club offers different programs: Track and Field Club (for Olympic Development athletes), Liaison International Program (providing college scholarship opportunities for high school students), US Elite Literacy Initiative (helping students fulfill academic requirements for college), Health and Wellness Program (educating school aged children and communities about living healthy lifestyles, through workshops, health fairs, etc.), Community service (giving back to the community through food and clothes drives, soup kitchens etc.), and Internships and Mentorship (summer internships and mentoring for high school and college students in our liaison program).

Volunteer activities: We currently seek Executive Board Members who have experience in the fields of Marketing and Media Relations, Grant Writing, Fundraising, Business Law, and Non-Profit Management. Special requirements/training: Experience in the field you choose to volunteer in. Volunteer days & times: Flexible Address: P.O. Box 7671 Upper Marlboro, MD 20792 Website: www.uselite.org Contact person: Keishia Thorpe Contact email: keishiatd@yahoo.com or uselitetrack@uselite.org Phone/fax: 202-390-6224 Transportation to site: Annapolis Bus Line Other information: Volunteer positions open to college students with experience in the specified field of study.


51 Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County Minimum age for volunteers: 14 Geographical region: Countywide

Organizational Mission: The Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County is a nonprofit organization connecting people and resources through volunteerism to create a vibrant community of service. The VCAAC works with nonprofits, governmental agencies, local businesses, youth groups, social and service organizations, faithbased organizations, community associations, and individuals to meet the needs of our community.

Volunteer activities: Volunteers are needed for: • Basic data entry • Telephone calls • Fundraising • Event planning • Youth volunteer development • Public relations • Speakers bureau • Youth board members Positions are flexible and are shaped by your interests and needs. Opportunities to work from home as a virtual volunteer researching county demographics. Internships are also available. Special requirements/training: Any training needed will be provided. Volunteer days & times: Varies Address: 2666 Riva Road, Suite 130 Annapolis, MD 21401 Website: www.VolunteerAnneArundel.org Contact person: Fay Mauro Contact email: info@volunteerannearundel.org Phone/fax: 410-897-9207 Best time/method to contact: Business Hours Transportation to site: Annapolis Bus Line


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