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Student Volunteer Opportunities

Last Updated: April 2017

Students: Below are volunteer opportunities that specifically welcome high school and college students. Contact information is provided for each of the agencies. If you have general questions, please feel free to call us at the Volunteer Center at 410-897-9207 or e-mail us at info@aacvc.org. ALSO, please mention to the agency that the Volunteer Center sent you!

 

American Red Cross Blood Drives

Volunteers are needed to provide excellent customer service as they greet donors and serve refreshments to blood donors at local blood drives. American Red Cross has a donation center located in Glen Burnie; as well as various community blood drives located throughout Anne Arundel County. Shifts are available at our Donation Center on weekdays from 3:30-7:00 p.m. and Saturdays. Must be willing to make a one year commitment and must be 15 years of age or older. There is an application to complete and an in-person training to attend. Volunteers over 18 years of age must pass a background check. To start the application process, visit our website at www.redcross.org/gcr/volunteer. For questions, contact: Gloria Coliton at 410-627-5369 or Gloria.Coliton@redcross.org.

 

The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society

For the last 52 years, the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society has sought to preserve the cultural treasures of the County by maintaining the historic Benson-Hammond House in Linthicum and the Kuethe Historical and Genealogical Research Center in Glen Burnie. Students interested in pursuing a course of studies in museum or library sciences will obtain valuable experience by working with others trained in those fields.

High School age (or older) volunteers are needed to guide visitors through the Benson-Hammond House and interpret the collection of 19th century truck farming and household implements. The House is open on Saturdays from 11am to 3pm and Sundays from 12 noon to 3pm from March through November. Volunteers are asked to commit to one shift per month.

The Kuethe Historical and Genealogical Research Library holds literally thousands of books, documents, maps, photographs and other records of Anne Arundel County history. Volunteers are needed to help catalog and digitize collections, assist visitors with their research and accession new donations. The library is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm and volunteers are asked to commit to one 6-hour shift per month. Other opportunities are available to help in special events or to contribute to our quarterly publication, History Notes. If you are interested, please contact Becky Morris at rebecca3225@verizon.net.

 

Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks

Support Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks and Recreation Deeds for Special Needs by volunteering during the 2017 Move More Race Series. Volunteers help register runners, hand out race day packets, act as course monitors, and provide finish and start support and hand out awards to finishers. This is a great opportunity to volunteer as a group and with your friends. Mark your calendar and tell a friend!

The events for 2017 include:

For more information about the Move More Race Series contact Carolyn Ryan at carolyn.ryan@aacounty.org or 410-222-7315 ext. 3555.

The Summer Youth Volunteer Program is for youth who have completed 6th grade through high school. There are four unique programs that emphasize team work, compassion, environmental stewardship, community service, employment skills, and volunteerism. Opportunities range from participating in park conservation efforts to assisting staff in Summer Fun Centers and Quiet Waters Day Camp to supporting the Adaptive Camp at Mayo Beach. Specific program details and qualifications are available on the Anne Arundel County Web Site. Applications must be received by 4:30 PM May 5, 2017. Final decisions for all slots will be made by May 9, 2017. Acceptance in the program is not guaranteed. This is a highly competitive volunteer program where applications and interviews will be ranked. Those applicants who demonstrate maturity and responsibility during the process will receive invitations to volunteer. Please pay close attention to the deadlines outlined in this application packet and check your emails often for updates. If accepted, you will be part of an ever growing group of youth who are making real changes throughout Anne Arundel County and beyond!

 

Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services

Service-learning opportunities: Volunteers are always needed to assist us in the Annapolis office, especially during the summer and winter months, when we run the Back to School and Holiday Sharing programs. The Back to School Program provides backpacks and school supplies through donors to elementary school students that are on the free and reduced lunch list. There may be an opportunity during the Back to School Program for volunteers to assist with packing backpacks and school supplies and deliver backpacks to schools (varies from year to year). The Holiday Sharing Program provides families and seniors in need with Thanksgiving and Christmas meals and/or gifts. Students will have the opportunity to enter family and senior wish lists’ into our data system, answer and make phone calls, hand out gift cards, and deliver gifts. Students 14 years or older are welcome to volunteer in our office. Contact Tanya Steele Clements at tanya.steeleclements@maryland.gov or 410-269-4460.

 

Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL)

Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) has a vibrant team of 500+ volunteers assisting in our 15 libraries located throughout the County. Library staff are often looking for volunteers to assist staff with a variety of library activities such as unpacking and checking in books, searching the collection for requested items, book repair, filing and computer orientation. These positions usually require the ability to bend, lift boxes and books, use a hand held scanning device, and to stand for periods of time. Volunteers are recruited, interviewed and trained at the local library level. Every library has one or more Volunteer Supervisors. You must be at least 14 years old to apply and are expected to volunteer 2-3 hours per week, usually in the morning. Due to the nature of the jobs and the training involved, libraries prefer a commitment of at least 6 months for most volunteer jobs. For more information see: www.aacpl.net/volunteer-at-the-library or call 410-222-7371.

 

Anne Arundel Public Schools (AACPS) AVID Program

Volunteer an hour or more each week in a local middle or high school working with students in the AVID program. College students and volunteers are needed to facilitate small groups of students as they work collaboratively together to study and review classwork and test material for a better understanding and increased performance in their classes. Times vary depending on each school's schedule of AVID classes but typically run anywhere from 7:30-4:00 Monday through Thursday. Contact Alexis Pogonowski or Dot Arida at (410) 222-5458 for more information and to schedule a visit to see the AVID students in action. Specialized training is provided. Any volunteer can help guide students through the tutorial process.

 

Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) Senior-Senior Program

AACPS recognizes the benefits of intergenerational partnership in learning. In fact, for the 2015-2016 school year AACPS is establishing a Senior-Senior Corps that will allow senior citizens and senior high school students (upperclassmen) to serve as skill developers and mentors to elementary students within the school setting. Senior-Senior will begin as a pilot initiative hosted at North Glen Elementary – an AACPS Triple E School in Glen Burnie, MD. Student volunteers will be selected from North County High School while Senior volunteers will be invited to partner from community centers, foster grandparent programs, and the surrounding areas of the school. During the pilot year, seniors and senior students will be invited to assist in classes and mentor students with the following focus areas: K-1st Grade: Developmental Centers and Structured Play (including recess); and 2nd Grade: Guided Literacy. For the purposes of the pilot, seniors and students will be asked to commit up to 20 hours per week in order to maintain a consistent presence with the students of North Glen. Of course, scheduling conflicts and varying availabilities can be addressed as they arise. For more information and to volunteer, contact: Jasmine A. Coleman, at 410.266.3426 or jacoleman@aacps.org.

 

Arts on Stage

The mission of Arts On Stage is to artistically, culturally, and educationally enrich the minds of children through live, professional theatre productions. We are looking for community-minded ushers for our current theatre season. Individuals 18 years of age or older who have daytime availability and are comfortable working with the public are needed. This is a great opportunity for college students interested in theatre, marketing, or education. We host shows at Maryland Hall in Annapolis and Goucher College in Towson. Our typical productions are two back-to-back performances from 9am to 1pm, but you can volunteer just for one 2-hour show. Training is provided. And, you get to enjoy a really great performance! If interested or for more information, please contact info@artsonstage.org.

 

Bay Community Support Services (BAY-CSS)

Bay-CSS is a leader of services to people with disabilities throughout Southern and Central Maryland. Their services promote the ability of people with varying abilities, ages, and life situations to live and work successfully in their communities. They are offering the following volunteer opportunities:

  1. Bay-CSS is looking for friendly and caring volunteers to assist with maintenance and upkeep (weeding, raking, tree trimming, painting, and minor repairs) at our residential group homes in Anne Arundel County.
  2. We are also in need of assistance with maintaining our agency’s vehicles (washing and detailing). This is a great opportunity for a volunteer group.
  3. Looking for individuals to serve on our Safety Committee. Committee Members will be asked to provide feedback on current dealings involving the health and safety of the Agency, to help brainstorm new policies and procedures or ideas on how to improve in the areas of health and safety, and may also be asked to do person to person interviews with our individuals.

For more information, please contact Brandy Blackstone at 301-863-8870 x322 or via e-mail at blackstoneb@baycss.org. Website: http://www.baycss.org.

 

Center of Help (Centro de Ayuda)

Mission: The Center of Help exists to assist Hispanic-Latinos and other immigrants socially, educationally, and economically in order to become contributive citizens in the Anne Arundel Community.

How you can help in our mission? Volunteer to teach adults English (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 10:30-noon. We offer 4 different levels). We are looking for an enthusiastic person who can commit to M/TH or Tu/Fr who has some experience teaching - OR with our Saturday Leadership and Learning program for kids ages 6-18 10 am – noon. We work with basic ESOL students who need to advance in their English skills in order to be successful at school. Volunteers must be 16 years or older.

Applications/forms MUST be filled out in advance of volunteering. Visit our office at 1906 Forest Dr., Suite 2B (in the Gardner Center) or call 410-295-3434 ask for Jorge or Karen or email us at jorgegonzalezcoh@gmail.com and we can send an application via email. Visit our website www.centrodeayuda.org

 

Chesapeake Childrens Museum

Mission: Assist with hands-on learning activities, help care for animals, keep grounds and gardens looking great, tidy up after children, and generally assure that visitors enjoy their time at the museum. CCM’s mission is also to create an environment of discovery about oneself, the peoples, the technologies and the ecologies of the Chesapeake Bay area for all our children and for the child in us all. We operate a hands-on museum for families and youth groups to visit, with special activities planned on themes in the arts, sciences, and humanities. The museum is open seven days a week, 10 am to 5 pm in the summer and 10 am to 4 pm during the school year.

A variety of talents and skills are needed. Volunteers can commit to a regular schedule of a few hours per week or more. Or let us know your general availability so we can call upon you as needed. Work directly with children conducting crafts, games, nature walks, etc. Help with the gardens, cleaning, painting, or animal care. Students 14 years old or older can volunteer; younger students can volunteer with an adult parent or mentor. Contact Debbie Wood or Scotti Preston at 410-990-1993 or at info@theccm.org. And please visit our website at http://www.theccm.org.

 

The Epilepsy Foundation

The Epilepsy Foundation, a national non-profit with more than 47 affiliated organizations throughout the United States, has led the fight against seizures since 1968. The Foundation is an unwavering ally for individuals and families impacted by epilepsy and seizures. The Foundation works to prevent, control, and cure epilepsy through community services; public education; federal and local advocacy; and supporting research into new treatments and therapies. The Foundation works to ensure that people with seizures have the opportunity to live their lives to their fullest potential.

The Epilepsy Foundation is looking for a student volunteer to assist the Special Events team at their office in Landover, MD. The volunteer would be responsible for helping to plan the annual National Walk for Epilepsy as well as several other large scale fundraising events. Volunteers should have strong computer skills, strong research skills, good writing and proofreading skills, and be detail oriented.

To apply, please email your resume to Adina Frazier at afrazier@efa.org. For additional information, visit http://www.epilepsy.com/dare-defy-seizures/careers/special-events-intern. If you are interested, contact volunteers@efa.org or call 866-433-9255. For more information, visit www.walkforepilepsy.org.

 

Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble

Footworks is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to operate and manage a full-time professional troupe that performs and teaches multi-cultural percussive dance with live acoustic music for theaters, arts festivals, schools, and community events. There is an immediate need for website assistance for migrating the existing website to a new Content Management System. Volunteer help is also needed to help with fundraising and public relations. A volunteer with graphic design experience is needed to assist in creating promotional pieces for new production. For more information and to volunteer (volunteers must be 18 years old or older), contact Footworks at office@footworks.org or 410-897-9299. Website: www.footworks.org.

 

Hammond-Harwood House Museum

Do you enjoy history? What about talking with the public? The Hammond-Harwood House Museum in downtown Annapolis has a great opportunity for interested outgoing individuals who enjoy learning about art and architecture and sharing that knowledge with the public. The volunteer docent would be expected to learn the tour script and complete three training sessions and listen to other docents give the tour. Once training is completed, the volunteer would be expected to work one to two shifts per week lasting about five hours. The museum is open Tuesday thru Sunday 12pm to 4pm with tours on the hour. The last tour leaves at 4pm. The docent would greet visitors and guide them through the house highlighting the museum’s collection and architecture. This is a great opportunity for students looking to pursue a career in the arts, marketing, and any kind of public speaking. The Hammond-Harwood House Museum is located in historic downtown Annapolis Maryland at 19 Maryland Avenue. Complimentary parking for volunteer docents is available while on duty. Opportunity is unpaid, however, course credit and college reference letters are available for volunteer docents. For more information please visit www.hammondharwoodhouse.org. To volunteer please e-mail Site Administrator/Curator Rachel Lovett at Rachel@hammondharwoodhouse.org. Minimum age to volunteer is 16.

 

Happy Helpers for the Homeless

Happy Helpers for the Homeless is an all-volunteer organization. Each weekend, we engage young people, their parents, and organizations in preparing food and goods for the needy. We bring love and necessities directly to homeless and poverty-stricken men, women, and children every Saturday and Sunday no matter the weather and including holidays. We also hold many themed parties for those whom we serve annually.

Happy Helpers meets on the following days (aside from special occasions):

Saturdays: 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
We gather at the 7-11 at 7701 Quarterfield Road in Glen Burnie at 11AM, to gather some supplies in a corner of the 7-11 fridge that was donated to us. From there we go to our headquarters at 1550 Caton Center Drive in Halethorpe where we make and bag sandwiches. After this, we then head to Harundale Presbyterian Church (1020 Eastway, Glen Burnie, MD 21060) where we give out some of our sandwiches and some other goodies to Glen Burnie’s needy. We are typically done by 2PM.

Sundays: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
We meet at the same 7-11 at 1:00 p.m., where we carpool up to Our Daily Bread Employment Center at 725 Fallsway Road in Baltimore. We set up their dining room, organize our goods and clothing, and then hand out all that we can to Baltimore’s needy. Then we clean up and have announcements. We are typically done by 3:30 p.m.

If you would like to show up at our working locations instead of the 7-11, please arrive at the respective working locations at 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays, and 1:40 p.m. on Sundays. The minimum age to volunteer is 13 years old or age 6 if accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information contact Bobbi Coffman at 443-433-2416 or visit us on our website at www.happyhelpersforthehomeless.com

 

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.

 

HOPE for All

HOPE For All is a Christian based non-profit serving all of Anne Arundel County. HOPE partners with the Anne Arundel County School System as well as Social Services and around 20 other state and local agencies in the county. We assist those transitioning from various degrees of homelessness and those in substandard living conditions. We provide furniture, clothing, linens, towels, cleaning supplies, and hygiene products. There is no charge to those we assist. We serve homeless children and families, families, veterans, aged, disabled, those with health issues either physical or social/emotional. We discriminate in no way regardless of race, creed, color, sexual orientation. This past year we assisted 290 families and clothed around 3,000 individuals in this county. The need is exponentially great despite what is said about the economy.

Currently we have a few weeks available for students seeking service hours. You should be at least 16 and in good physical condition to assist with pickups and deliveries of items (furniture, etc.). The opportunities are from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The same is available during the school year on all Saturdays. We always welcome those who can assist during the week and on Saturdays as well as those who are not in school, retired, and not working. Always call before you come. We are also seeking volunteers to assist on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday with clothes sorting and hopefully to learn the process of filling orders. We can also use assistance with our linen and household departments. Times are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. You set your own hours. If you enjoy and appreciate yard sales we are always looking for adults to assist with conditioning and pricing items. We display over a 1,000 items. This can be done Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. You set your own hours.

Please check out our website at hopeforall.us. Our e-mail address is hopeforall72@gmail.com. Our phone number is 410-766-0372. Please ask for Jeanne, Chris, or Michelle. Jeanne handles clothing, linens, and household; Chris handles pickups and deliveries, and Michelle the yard sale. The yard sale is the second Saturday of the month from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and indoors rain or shine.

 

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.

 

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland

Meals on Wheels enables people to live independently at home through the provision of nutritious meals, personal contact and related services. Volunteer opportunities include meal delivery and meal packing. Meal delivery is Monday through Friday from 11am to 1pm with pick-up sites in Glen Burnie, Severna Park, and Annapolis. Volunteers 17 and younger must have a parent/guardian with them during delivery. Meal packing is available for volunteers 14 and older and is Tuesday through Friday from 9am to 1pm at our Main Office, 515 S. Haven St, Baltimore, MD 21224. To schedule a kitchen volunteering time or inquire about meal delivery, please call Emily at 443-573-0925 or email volunteer@mowcm.org.

 

Moveable Feast

Moveable Feast home delivers medically tailored meals at no cost to those living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life threatening illnesses. We believe that Food is Medicine and that no one should be alone. Individuals or groups are needed in the kitchen 7 days a week; M-F between 8:00am and 3:00pm and, in addition, Th from 5:30pm-8:00pm; plus, Sa/Su 9:00am-1:00pm. To work in the kitchen you must be at least 14 years of age. Other opportunities such as office assistants, delivery drivers, special events assistants, and gardeners are available as well. To learn more information, see www.mfeast.org or contact Volunteer Services Manager, Angie Elliott, at aelliott@mfeast.org or 410-327-3420 ext. 31.

 

Opportunity Builders Inc.

This nonprofit provides vocational training and employment services to adults with developmental disabilities. Volunteer Instructor Aides, minimum age 18, assist clients with staying on-task to meet production quotas and help them to learn appropriate work skills and techniques. Volunteers who can commit to coming to the Millersville facility, once a week for at least 3 months are preferred. Volunteers, individuals and groups, also conduct job interviews, teach computer classes, assist with special events, painting and maintenance projects, serve on an OBI committee, and more. Contact Megan Orzechowski at morzechowski@obiworks.org or 410-787-0700. Website: www.obiworks.org.

 

P.A.W.S (People & Animals Who Serve Anne Arundel County)

P.A.W.S is a nonprofit volunteer organization that serves senior residents in long-term care facilities, rehabilitation centers, and local hospitals. Our volunteers, their pets, and children visit residents throughout Anne Arundel County. Volunteers to our program must be at least 18 years of age. We prefer a student who can commit to two hours a week at our Glen Burnie office during the academic school year.

We would welcome a student who can work with us to create promotional and educational materials using Microsoft Publisher and other computer programs. For more information, contact P.A.W.S at pawsaac@yahoo.com or call 410-222-0738.

 

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) Biodiveri TREE
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.

Spa Creek Conservancy

Becoming a Good Creek Neighbor is Easy! Learn How: Spa Creek Conservancy, an all-volunteer organization dedicated to stewardship of the Spa Creek Watershed through restoration, mitigation, preservation and education, is looking for student volunteers to participate in environmental restoration projects and stormwater runoff best management such as: rain garden planting, bioswales, stream clean up, invasive species removal, stormwater planters, and maintenance of the features. Whether you want to learn more about Spa Creek and its watershed ecology, do hands-on work to restore it, or help them in another capacity, the Spa Creek Conservancy has many opportunities to take positive action for the benefit of the Creek and the people and other living things within its watershed.

Over the next three years they will be executing over $7,000,000 in grants on more than 10 projects, including the restoration of the entire headwaters stem of the Creek. They are seeking volunteers to assist with a wide variety of ongoing restoration projects on Spa Creek at local schools, community street end parks, businesses, and churches. The best way to get involved is to become a junior member of the Spa Creek Conservancy, but you don't have to join to help out for a day, a week, a month, or on a specific project or committee. There is no cost to join as a junior member. They also encourage Girls Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Eagle Scouts to join them and earn project credits.

What goes into storm drains from roofs and driveways flows directly into Spa Creek–untreated–and ultimately ends up in the Chesapeake Bay. Their goal is to help Spa Creek return to a fishable, swimmable, Chesapeake Bay tributary. Become a volunteer of the Spa Creek Conservancy. Training will be provided.For more information, contact Mel Wilkins at 410-271-5546 mel82nd@comcast.net or Amy Clements at (410) 279-5554, and visit www.spacreek.org.

 

STAIR, Start The Adventure In Reading

STAIR is a successful, proven early reading and mentoring program designed to provide early intervention for at-risk second grade students who are reading below grade level and are at risk for future failure. STAIR has partnered with Anne Arundel County Schools for the last twelve years. Throughout the year, students, identified by their reading teachers, work one-on-one with a tutor twice a week after school for approximately one hour on a variety of activities, all focused on increasing basic reading skills and utilizing an educator-approved STAIR curriculum. The volunteer tutor and student read together, play word games, practice phonics, and write stories. A bond is forged between tutor and student, and learning occurs in a safe, nurturing environment.

STAIR begins for tutors with a required 2-hour tutor training session held on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church at 171 Duke of Gloucester Street in Annapolis. Tutors must be at least 17 years of age. High school juniors and seniors, and college students are welcome to apply. A one-year commitment to tutoring is required. New tutors must watch the Anne Arundel County School (AACPS) Sexual Harassment and Abuse power point video and submit an AACPS background check form. Contact Linda Barbour at 410-279-6480 or at executive_director@stairannapolis.org. And please visit our website at www.stairannapolis.org.

 

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.

 

Tennis Alliance of Anne Arundel County

The Tennis Alliance of AACo is a nonprofit community tennis organization accredited with the AACo Department of Recreation and Parks and the USTA (United States Tennis Association). The Tennis Alliance promotes tennis as a lifetime sport for health and well-being for all county residents. It is working in a public/private relationship with the County to develop the Tennis Center at Millersville Park.

College students and high school students age 15 or older are needed as volunteers to assist with our "Rally the Family" program in the public parks that introduce tennis to diverse populations. Our children’s programs include lessons on sportsmanship, hard work and healthy habits; our adult programs provide information on healthy lifestyles and family nutrition. Volunteers work closely with children ages 10 and under and their parents to teach the basics of tennis through a team and games-oriented structure. The goal is for fun, fitness, and friendship through tennis -- all with the gift of learning a "sport for life" that can be played at the local parks. No tennis experience or skills are required or necessary. Leadership opportunities are available for those who complete an on line course and workshop. Spring and Summer volunteer opportunities begin March 22, 2017 for International Fitness day and weekends in April for Healthy Anne Arundel Month.

For more information or to join our volunteer team, please contact Louise Thomas at lthomas@TennisAllianceAAC.org or 410-956-2857. Website: www.TennisAllianceAAC.org.

 

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