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SERC Education Program

VOLUNTEER WITH THE EDUCATION PROGRAM AT THE SMITHSONIAN ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH CENTER (SERC) SERC is located on the Rhode River of the Chesapeake Bay, about 7 miles south of Annapolis, on 2,600 acres of land and over 12 miles of shorelines. We host over 20 research laboratories and have over 5,000 school children and chaperones visit a year! We need both day and long-term helpers for our K-12 field trip program. You can be a helper or leader for our hands-on stations featuring seining for fish, using microscopes to look at plankton, sorting oyster reef creatures, or teaching about watersheds. We also need canoe and kayak guides, helpers for our Blue Crab Hydraulics and Remotely Operated Vehicle programs. No experience is necessary, we’ll train you, but you must be at least 18 years of age. For long term volunteers you’ll be given a mentor, a Smithsonian badge (pending background check), and enrichment opportunities such as lunch n’ learns with scientists, field trips to museums and places around the region, and a science book club. Contact Karen McDonald to learn more: email McDonaldK@si.edu or call 443-482.2216. You can also visit www.serc.si.edu.

Edgewater, MD

Through 12/14/18

Happy Helpers Distribution

This nonprofit organization provides food, toiletries, and clothing to the hungry and homeless. Volunteers, as young as 6, are needed Saturdays (11:00 am - 1:30 pm) for preparation and Sundays (1:00 pm-4:00 pm) for distributing items and bag lunches in downtown Baltimore and Glen Burnie. On both Saturdays and Sundays volunteers can meet at the 7-11, 7701 Quarterfield Road, in Glen Burnie, MD at 11 am on Saturdays and 1 pm on Sundays - to caravan up to Baltimore. On Saturdays preparation takes place at Happy Helpers headquarters, located at 1550 Catons Center Drive, Halethorpe, MD 21227. On Sundays distribution occurs at Our Daily Bread, 725 Fallsway, Baltimore, MD. Ongoing donations needed: men’s socks, toiletry items, men’s clothing, blankets, shoes in very good condition, sturdy napkins/paper towels, mustard, juice boxes, fold-over sandwich bags, lunch meat and fresh fruit. Ongoing through winter is the, coat, blanket, and gloves drive. There is also a critical need for cash donations to help pay rent for space used by Happy Helpers. Contact Bobbi Coffman at 443-433-2416 or email happyhelpersforthehomeless1@yahoo.com for more information about volunteering on all projects and events.

Baltimore, MD

1/7/18 1:00 PM +more

Happy Helpers Preparation

This nonprofit organization provides food, toiletries, and clothing to the hungry and homeless. Volunteers, as young as 6, are needed Saturdays (11:00 am - 1:30 pm) for preparation and Sundays (1:00 pm-4:00 pm) for distributing items and bag lunches in downtown Baltimore and Glen Burnie. Occassionally the schedule may change if there are conflicting special events on those days. On both Saturdays and Sundays volunteers can meet at the 7-11, 7701 Quarterfield Road, in Glen Burnie, MD at 11 am on Saturdays and 1 pm on Sundays - to caravan up to Baltimore. On Saturdays preparation takes place at Happy Helpers headquarters, located at 1550 Catons Center Drive, Halethorpe, MD 21227. On Sundays distribution occurs at Our Daily Bread, 725 Fallsway, Baltimore, MD. Ongoing donations needed: men’s socks, toiletry items, men’s clothing, blankets, shoes in very good condition, sturdy napkins/paper towels, mustard, juice boxes, fold-over sandwich bags, lunch meat and fresh fruit. Ongoing through winter is the, coat, blanket, and gloves drive. There is also a critical need for cash donations to help pay rent for space used by Happy Helpers. Contact Bobbi Coffman at 443-433-2416 or email happyhelpersforthehomeless1@yahoo.com for more information about volunteering on all projects and events.

Baltimore, MD

1/6/18 11:00 AM +more

UM BWMC Gift Shop Volunteer

Hospital Gift Shop Volunteers The University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center located in Glen Burnie, Maryland is looking for friendly, high energy, outgoing volunteers that have a go get em’ attitude to help out in our Gift Shop. The Gift Shop is a vital part of our hospital, as it provides a place for patients, families, visitors, and staff to get a break, and enjoy the pleasure and comfort of shopping for themselves and others. Volunteering in our Gift Shop will allow you to increase your retail and social skills, including learning the importance and value of high-quality customer service. Job duties include: greeting and assisting customers, taking telephone orders, dusting and stocking shelves, unpacking shipments, pricing merchandise, and other duties as needed to assist the gift shop buyer/manager. This is an active position with lots of moving around, including bending, lifting, reaching, carrying, and moving from one place to another. Volunteers will not be handling cash or a cash register, but will take sales orders over the phone at times. This includes the occasional delivery of orders to patient rooms. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. No exceptions! Volunteer shifts are a minimum of 2 hours long, one day/week. Gift Shop is open 7 days a week, 7:30am-10pm. Interested? Apply here: https://www.mybwmc.org/volunteer-opportunities or contact Lacey Nalla at lacey.nalla@umm.edu; 410-553-8047

Glen Burnie, MD

Through 4/27/18

Grant Writer

MTPA is in need of a volunteer grant writer that is passionate about the arts in our community.

Annapolis, MD

Through 5/31/18

Lights on The Bay Dismantling

We are looking for 12 able bodied individuals to help the SPCA take down the lovely Christmas displays that were part of our first years hosting The Lights on the Bay. This opportunity is located at the Sandy Point State Park. We will be out there from 9am to 3:30pm, and have split the day into 2 shifts. Shift 1 is from 9:00am to 12:00pm, and shift 2 is from 12:00pm to 3:30pm. If you can do both fantastic, if you can only do one that is just fine too! Just make sure to let our volunteer coordinator know in your email what times you are available. Thank you so much for supporting the SPCA! Contact Jessica Barlow at jessica.barlow@aacspca.org.

Annapolis, MD

1/14/18 9:00 AM +more

New Year's Eve Celebration

New Year’s Eve Celebration: Sunday, December 31st, 2017, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm. Get a head start on saying good bye to 2017 and heralding in the New Year. Chesapeake Children’s Museum will be open 10 am – 3 pm with crafts to help you celebrate: crowns, noisemakers, and Chinese yo - yo's! Free with admission! Then head over to Weems-Whalen Field off of Spa Road for the City of Annapolis’ Children's Celebration. CCM will be providing Crafts from 3:00-5:30 pm then there will be a Fireworks show! Volunteers are needed to help make this day a memorable experience for the kids, both at the Museum and at Weem’s-Whalen field. For more information contact Debbie Wood at debbie@theccm.org or 410-990-1993. See the CCM web site: www.theccm.org.

Annapolis, MD

12/31/17 10:00 AM

Weed Warrior Event

Please join us at Kinder Farm Park for fun and games to learn about invasive species of plants and their mistaken native look-alikes!! Refreshments will be provided. December 16th 10am to 12pm.

Millersville, MD

12/16/17 10:00 AM

Christmas Eve in Baltimore

Happy Helpers for the Homeless Christmas Eve in Baltimore, Sunday, December 24th, 2017, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. We will be handing out over 2,000 Christmas presents to the homeless in Baltimore. Everything will be distributed from under the bridge at the corner of Guilford and East Madison at 12:30 pm. We need lots of volunteers for this event! We also will need volunteers with SUV’s or big cars to help with bringing the presents to Baltimore For specific information, please contact Margie Englert at 443-433-2416 or email mjenglert@gmail.com.

Glen Burnie, MD

12/24/17 10:00 AM

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By Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center. Thu, 14 Dec 2017

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By Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center. Tue, 05 Dec 2017

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