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Success in Style
Success in Style (SIS) helps disadvantaged men and women find employment and self-sufficiency by providing them with interview appropriate attire and coaching. To support this work, they operate a retail/donation center.  Historic Savage Mill in Savage, MD is open Tuesday-Saturday 10-6, and Sunday 11-6.  They offer flexible scheduling so that volunteers can sign up for as many or as few hours as their schedule permits.  High school students, 14 and older are welcome.

Teen volunteers are needed in their fashion thrift boutiques, Charity & Phil Closet and Cherie Amour (a bridal resale shop), to sort, hang, and tag clothing, and sometimes assist customers with purchases.  Everything in their upscale resale boutique is $5 and they feature name-brand items.  SIS provides training for all volunteers.  The work is fun and very rewarding.

Please contact our volunteer coordinator at volunteer@successinstyle.org.  Your first visit will be arranged with her to provide you with instruction and ensure that your volunteer experience is the best possible.  Others can be scheduled at your convenience.   For more information, visit their website at
successinstyle.org.

Historic Annapolis

Since 1952 Historic Annapolis has preserved the distinctive character of Maryland's capital city through public advocacy and guidelines, purchase and renovation, original research and educational programs.  Historic Annapolis manages the William Paca House and Garden, Shiplap House, Museum Store, the 99 Main Street Historic Annapolis Museum, and 43 Pinkney Street, the Hogshead Living History site.

Historic Annapolis is looking for volunteers to greet visitors, monitor visitor activity, and provide Annapolis historical information and historic context for exhibits at the Historic Annapolis Museum, located at City Dock.  Volunteers are needed on Saturdays and Sundays in two shifts, 10-2 and 2-6.  Historic Annapolis is looking for a minimum commitment of two shifts per month (8 hours).  Volunteers may be as young as 14 if accompanied by an adult volunteer or at least 16 to volunteer by themselves.  The museum is climate controlled and business casual attire is required.  Orientation and mentoring will be provided.  The volunteer opportunities are year round.

What a great way to learn more about Annapolis and its amazing history and to be able to share it with others!  If you are interested, contact Janet Hall at Janet.Hall@annapolis.org.


Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)
The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) is a national research center focused on the critical environmental challenges facing our planet in the 21st century.  Located on nearly 3,000 acres of land on the Rhode River on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, SERC scientists investigate our changing world by studying issues of global importance including sea level rise, climate change, endangered plants, exploited fisheries, and water quality.  Through our citizen science program, members of the public can actively participate in our novel scientific research, gaining hands-on experience and allowing scientists to address questions that could not otherwise be answered.  

 

We currently have two ongoing citizen science projects (see details below) as well as numerous short-term (half-day to one week in duration) projects.  To learn more about any of these opportunities, please contact Alison Cawood (cawooda@si.edu, 443-482-2271).

1) BiodiveriTREE

Last year, volunteers helped us plant approximately 20,000 trees to create an experimental forest that will be followed and studied for the next 100 years in an effort to better understand biodiversity in temperate forests. Now, we need volunteers to help us monitor the trees and maintain our forest. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old to participate on their own (parent/guardian signature is required) and we will consider volunteers as young as 13 who would be working alongside a parent/guardian on a case by case basis. Looking forward, we will be looking for individuals, families, and groups to “adopt” plots and be responsible for plot maintenance and data collection (things like soil samples and tree measurements).  

2) Environmental Archaeology

The SERC Archaeology Lab is looking for volunteers to help excavate 17th and 18th century house sites.  Volunteers work with scientists and students to excavate sites, preserve artifacts, and collect environmental data to understand the ways that people have change the land (or not) over the past 200 years.  Volunteers can participate on Wednesdays from 9AM to 3PM on the SERC Campus in Edgewater, MD.  Occasional Saturday opportunities are available.  No prior knowledge is required and all training will be provided.  Volunteers may be working outside and some bending and kneeling is required.  We will consider volunteers under the age of 18 on a case by case basis.  Any volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. 


Langton Green, Inc.

Langton Green provides people with intellectual and developmental disabilities homes, support, and other services so they can live with the highest possible degree of independence. Potential volunteers should have an interest in disabilities or agriculture. Ongoing volunteer opportunities include socializing with individuals living at the Langton Green apartment complex in the Annapolis Neck area and working with the growers at the Langton Green Community Farm (Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm) located on Generals Highway in Millersville. Occasionally we also have event opportunities and remote administrative tasks. Volunteer applications must be completed in advance and signed by a parent/guardian. Students 15 years old and younger should be accompanied by an adult. Volunteer orientations are scheduled following approval of application.  For more information about Langton Green, visit our website at
http://langtongreen.org.


For more information on volunteering or to request an application, contact Barb Cooke: bcooke@langtongreen.org.

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