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Developing Best Practices for Oyster Gardeners

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, the West and Rhode Riverkeeper, and students from South River High School are working together to study the best ways to promote oyster growth through the Marylanders Grow Oysters program. Before oyster baskets are delivered to homeowners, we would like to collect data about the number and size of the spat (baby oysters) on the shells. We'll collect more data through the year. Eventually, we hope to create a set of best practices to help the Marylanders Grow Oysters program be as successful as possible. Volunteers will be working on the SERC dock to count and measure the spat. Volunteers ages 12+ are welcome. Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult. Please contact Alison Cawood (cawooda@si.edu, 443-482-2271) for more information.

Edgewater, MD

10/6/18 9:00 AM +more

Mobile Drop in Program/ Afterschool Program

Building Lives Around Strong Truth (B.L.A.S.T) is a mobile afterschool drop-in program for homeless and at risk young adults ages 12 to 24 from 2pm until 5:00pm at Brooklyn Park Community Library. We provide basic needs such as food, water, and clothing, for underserviced youth and young adults. As well as exceeding basic needs by making positive life changes and building leadership potential through self-care, important life lessons, problem solving, assisting with schoolwork, and job readiness. On Wednesday B.L.A.S.T is a less structured day for youth. Video game systems, board games, ping pong and open topic discussions allow volunteers to build positive and meaningful relationships with the population we serve. Wednesdays we have an Activity Van come to B.L.A.S.T so we can bring youth outside. Wednesday allows volunteers and mentors to get to know our young adults as individuals, to find their strengths and take note of what a young adult needs. Thursday’s at B.L.A.S.T are structured. Through mentorship, educational programs, homework help, and closed topic discussions; Thursday is about giving young adults tools to be able to go out into the outside world and be able to make positive and healthy decisions. Educational programs allow us to pour into these young adults lives, as well as inspire and equip them with life changing information. PLEASE CONTACT Derric Wright directly at derric@i5serve.com to volunteer. DO NOT USE THE BUTTONS BELOW. EMAIL DERRIC DIRECTLY.

Brooklyn Park, MD

9/26/18 2:30 AM +more

Sensory Friendly Trunk or Treat for Individuals with Special Needs

RISE for Autism is hosting our Third Annual Sensory Friendly Trunk or Treat for Individuals with Special Needs and their families on October 27, 2018. We need volunteers to host a trunk, give out treats, set up and manage games and activities, and more. Please sign up for your specific activity choice at this link: http://signup.com/go/QGSCHUP

Millersville, MD

10/27/18 11:00 AM

Theatre volunteers for Children's Theatre of Annapolis

Children's Theatre of Annapolis is searching for volunteers for its upcoming 2018-2019 season, during which the organization is producing "Peter Pan," "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" and "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr." Areas that need volunteers include: - Set-building crews, including woodworkers and painters - Costumes, including seamstresses - Technical assistance, including lighting and sound/audio - Concession sales during productions This is a great way for teens to earn their service learning hours and to give back to the Community! Volunteers 18 and older must have a background check through the Anne Arundel County, Department of Recreation and Parks. For more information and to volunteer, email volunteers4cta@gmail.com. Learn more about CTA at www.childrenstheatreofannapolis.org.

Annapolis, MD

Through 5/31/19

Kunta Kinte Festival Setup

Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival – Saturday, September 29, 2018 The organizers of the Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival request assistance setting up and taking down tables and chairs the day of the festival. We were hoping for a group of civic minded teens to help out, but all able-bodied persons so inclined are welcome. The festival will take place at Susan Campbell Park Annapolis City Dock. We would like to set up from 6-8 AM and take down from 7-9 PM. Please contact John Merrick at jayannp@aol.com to volunteer. PLEASE EMAIL JOHN DIRECTLY, do no use the sign up links below.

Annapolis, MD

9/29/18 6:00 AM

Annapolis Out of the Darkness Walk

Looking for volunteers for setup, registration, route support, and clean-up for Community Walk fundraiser for suicide prevention and awareness. Annapolis Out of the Darkness Walk Saturday, September 22, 2018 Navy-Marine Corps Stadium Annapolis, MD

Annapolis, MD

9/22/18 8:00 AM

9th Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraise

We are having our 9th Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on Saturday, September 29th, 2018 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 308 Oak Manor Dr., Glen Burnie, MD. For more information, please contact Margie Englert at 443-433-2416 or email mjenglert95@gmail.com.

Glen Burnie, MD

9/29/18 4:00 PM

Become an Archaeology Volunteer with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Cent

Join the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) Archaeology Lab as we excavate two sites on SERC property this summer! Work with scientists and students to excavate sites, preserve artifacts, and collect environmental data to understand the ways that people have changed the land (or not) over the past 200 years. We request that volunteers serve at least one day. No experience is necessary and training will be provided. and small groups. Volunteers may be working outside and some bending and kneeling is required. Potential activities include excavating plots, sieving sediments, and helping to preserve artifacts. For people who wish to become more deeply involved with the program, we offer a research citizen science track, where volunteers will pursue semi-independent research and may even publish their findings in professional journals. This opportunity is only available to people 16+. All volunteer activities occur on Wednesdays on the campus of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, MD.

Edgewater, MD

9/19/18 9:00 AM +more

29th Annual Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival

Volunteer opportunities are available to help with the Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival being held at Annapolis City Dock on Sat., September. 29, 2017 from 10:00am-7:00pm. The annual Festival, which raises an awareness of African-American heritage, includes a full day of live music and dance entertainment, food, arts & crafts, and education & community vendors, as well as a children's activity tent. Volunteer duties range from greeting visitors at the welcome tent, selling beverages and merchadise, assisting with vendors, and helping childrenw with arts & crafts. The KKHF also needs volunteers NOW to help the Planning Committee with sponsorship, marketing and promotion of the festival. Volunteers are also needed to help on the day of the event. Two-hour or longer shifts are available. Sign is available at the following link:http://signup.com/go/FLjqzpd . This event is held rain or shine. Questions? Contact the Volunteer Committee at (240) 801-5543, KuntaKinteCelebrations@gmail. com or visit www.kuntakinte.org.

Annapolis, MD

9/29/18 10:00 AM

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Get Engaged In Service – 8.28.18

By Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center. Wed, 05 Sep 2018

Reading Adventures      Start The Adventure In Reading (STAIR) needs reading tutors and site coordinators !! STAIR is a one-on-one reading program geared to help 2nd graders currently reading below grade level. STAIR has worked with Anne Arundel County schools … Continue reading

Keep shining and doing extraordinary work – 8.22.18

By Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center. Thu, 23 Aug 2018

Change a Life through Literacy  You can make a lasting and valuable contribution to someone’s life by teaching basic reading or math skills.  The Anne Arundel County Literacy Council is hosting their next tutor training opportunity on September 29th,  8:30 … Continue reading

New Volunteer Opportunities 8.16.18

By Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center. Fri, 17 Aug 2018

Mentoring 101 Have you been thinking about getting more engaged in your community or wondered what is involved in becoming a mentor? Children in Annapolis and surrounding areas are in great need of mentors and positive role models. Please join … Continue reading

Thank you for volunteering! 8.8.18

By Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center. Thu, 09 Aug 2018

Ring, Ring The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities is seeking volunteers for the Telephone Reassurance Program.  This program is designed to help older adults and individuals with disabilities remain independent in their own homes for as long … Continue reading

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