Community Service Opportunities
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Davidsonville Wildlife Sanctuary
This nonprofit organization helps injured and orphaned animals by treating them, raising and caring for them, and releasing them back into the wild. If release is not an option they are provided permanent homes at the sanctuary or elsewhere. Volunteers who can commit to at least one morning per week are needed for ongoing animal care including feeding, watering, cleaning for a wide variety animals. For more information, contact D. Riley at email@example.com or 410-798-0193. See web site: www.wildlifesanctuary.us/dws.
Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company
The volunteer fire company seeks volunteers, age 16 and up, to serve as fire fighters and EMTs, to help with fundraising, event planning, safety education, and general administration. No experience is needed and training will be furnished. In addition, ladies auxiliary members are being sought to help with fund raising, public relations, catering for events such as weddings, parties, and company events. For more information, contact 410-647-3119 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site: www.ehvfc.org
Eastern Veterinary Blood Bank (EVBB)
The EVBB is one of only two volunteer blood donor centers for dogs in the United States. In return for your healthy dog’s generous donation of blood, s/he will receive an automatic health check every time blood is donated. Your dog could save a life, and that life could even be his/her own some day. Dogs know they will get treats and really look forward to going to donate blood. For each unit of blood donated, a free unit of blood is available for your dog should s/he ever need it. In addition to the main location at 844 Ritchie Highway in Severna Park, EVBB maintains facilities at Crofton Veterinary Clinic, in Crofton, the Highway Veterinary Hospital in Bowie, Animal Clinic of North Bowie, and Muddy Creek Animal Hospital in West River; in addition numerous other donor sites are now available throughout Maryland. Contact 800-949-EVBB (3822), 410-224-2265 or E-mail email@example.com. Website: www.evbb.com
Emmaus Center is a nonprofit organization which serves poor and homeless people to give them a sense of community by providing resources that otherwise would not be available. These resources include, but are not limited to, clinical and pastoral counseling, creating opportunities for employment, and addressing spiritual needs of those who seek it. Volunteer receptionists, age 18 and up, are needed to greet walk-ins and to answer phones. For more information, contact 410-766-7729 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.emmauscenter.net.
GAIN (Greater Annapolis Interfaith Network) Meeting, Thurs., April 16, 2009
The Honorable Phillip C. Caroom, a member of the Annapolis Friends Meeting, will be the guest speaker at the GAIN (Greater Annapolis Interfaith Network) meeting, Thurs., Apr. 16, 2009 at 6:45pm, at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church Conference Center, 730 Bestgate Rd., Annapolis. He will speak on the History of Religious Tolerance in Maryland. ‘The public is encouraged to attend.
Habitat for Humanity
Arundel Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, Christian ministry which works in partnership with people from all walks of life to provide, through new construction or renovation, simple, decent and affordable housing for low-income families in AA County. Volunteers work side by side with families who will ultimately purchase and live in these newly refurbished homes.
· 7:00 am, Sat., May 9, 2009 Hike for Humanity: Sponsors, participants, and volunteers are needed for this fundraiser starting and ending on the B&A trail behind Marley Station Mall. For more information, call Tracie Allen at 410-384-9212 X119 or Dave Jones at 410-384-116 or visit web site at: www.arundelhabitat.org.
Volunteers are needed to help support the needs of parents with children in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) at the AA Medical Center in Annapolis and the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. Support consists of providing information packets and web site information, a listening ear, and comfort bags of useful items such as water, pen & paper, reading materials, personal items, etc. to help parents cope with the stressful NICU experience. Volunteers are needed to stuff and deliver comfort bags, help with fundraising, and a host of other tasks. Monetary and in-kind donations are also needed to support the web site, printing, and purchase of items for comfort bags. Contact Christa Grim at 443-562-6303 or e-mail email@example.com. Web site: www.isabelsgift.org.
KidWalk 5K Walk, Sat., May 2, 2009
Enthusiastic volunteers are needed to help spread the word to area communities, locate sponsors, vendors and entertainment, and recruit walkers and volunteers for this 5K fundraiser. Volunteers for a variety of positions are also needed on the day of the event at the Naval Academy Stadium in Annapolis from 7:30–11 a.m. The Walk will benefit six Annapolis charities: The Boys and Girls Clubs of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, Lighthouse Shelter, CASA, Vision Workshops, Box of Rain, and We Care and Friends. See web site at www.friendslhs.org. To volunteer on one of the committees or race day call 410-858-6993 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maryland Maritime Heritage Festival, Fri. May 1–Sun., May 3, 2009
Celebrate our Maritime Heritage & Join the Fun at City Dock in Annapolis! The 2009 annual Maryland Maritime Heritage Festival promises excitement for all– boat docking contests, live music, lots of children's activities, and a celebration of our maritime heritage through boat displays, exhibits and demonstrations. The event is run entirely by volunteers who will be needed in a variety of capacities before and during the event. To register as a volunteer go to the Heritage Festival website at www.mdmhf.org and click on Volunteer Information. Contact email@example.com
St. Mary’s Catholic Church English as a Second Language (ESL) Program
St Mary’s ESL Program needs volunteer teachers to teach English one night a week to ESL students for the September–June school year Tues., Wed., and Thurs. evenings, 7:00-8:45 p.m., at St. Mary’s High School in Annapolis. The volunteers will be team teaching with our newest Level 1 Beginner classes, so a working knowledge of Spanish would be beneficial. Teaching experience is a plus but not necessary. For training, volunteers are encouraged to observe classes with an experienced teacher until they feel ready to be assigned a class. Teaching materials are provided. St Mary’s encourages open registration for its students; thus, students and volunteers are welcomed throughout the school year. For further information contact Eneida Green at (410) 800-4717 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site– http://www.stmaryschurch.org/main.asp?page=92
Special Olympics - Anne Arundel County
Anne Arundel County Special Olympics is a non-profit organization providing sports programs to over 300 eligible athletes, ages eight to adult, with a cognitive delay or developmental disability. The sports programs include bocce ball, golf, soccer, tennis, floor hockey, basketball, 10 pin bowling, skiing, swimming, duck pin bowling, softball, track & field, and power lifting. All training takes place locally and is offered to athletes free of charge. Volunteers, 16 and older, are needed as coaches in the evenings, to assist with special events, regional competitions, fundraising and more. There is no cost to athletes who should contact AASO at 410-923-0383 to register. Volunteers should contact Terri Hamrick-Oeschger at 410-553-6311 or TylrMm@aol.com. For a volunteer application see the Website: www.soaamd.org