Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The nonprofit, which has an office in Linthicum, is looking for Anne Arundel County members to search of the Maryland Chapter Board of Directors and other volunteer opportunities.
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is looking for volunteers to to help with its nonprofit that is dedicated to finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes and its complications through research. Anne Arundel County volunteers are needed to serve on the JDRF Maryland Chapter Board of Directors and for upcoming special events and outreach, according to a press release from the Volunteer Center For Anne Arundel County. Volunteers age 14 and older are needed in the Linthicum and Towson offices, for family outreach services and fundraising events. Those interested in volunteering can contact email@example.com or 410-636-8080. Visit the website for more information.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Volunteers are needed in Glen Burnie to help serve lunch to the homeless, assist children with homework and help with sports and arts and crafts.
The Glen Burnie Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to help in a number of ways. Those interested in volunteering can contact Wanda Newton at 410-768-0477 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers are needed to: Donations of nonperishable food items, toiletries, clean clothing, large baby diapers, wipes and more are always needed. The Salvation Army is located at 511 S. Crain Highway. See more volunteer opportunities:
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Volunteers need not have any prior experience teaching English.
Peace Lutheran Church in Glen Burnie is looking for volunteers to help teach English to Spanish-speaking residents, according to the Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County. The program will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday from September to April. No prior experience is required—just the desire to help, and training will be provided. Those interested are asked to call Gail Wilson, deacon and parish administrator, at 410-766-3283. Peach Lutheran is located at 416 Wellham Ave.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
A fifth-grade community service project of handmade quilts were presented to the Judy Center on Wednesday at Severna Park Elementary School.
A lesson in sewing stitched a lasting relationship between fifth-graders at Severna Park Elementary School and the Judy Center of Hilltop Elementary School in Glen Burnie. The students created six hand sewn quilts depicting their art work for the center that serves low income families. Ramona Dairsow and Nancy Cahlink-Seidler, representatives of the center, went to Severna Park on Wednesday and accepted the quilts at a presentation. "It's amazing that these kids would care so much," Dairsow said. She complemented the students on their work. "The quilts are amazing and you cared enough about them to paint the beautiful pictures," Dairsow said to the students gathered in the media center. Judy Centers were established across the state in …
The Glen Burnie-based organizations are looking for volunteers for a variety of tasks.
Emmaus Center Emmaus Center, a nonprofit organization that serves poor and homeless people, has a variety of volunteer opportunities available including office assistance, help with lunch preparation, counseling, grant writing and more. Volunteer tradesmen will also be needed to help with construction of the new facility and there also is an immediate need for someone who is an expert with the WordPress blogging software. For more information, contact 410-766-7729 or email@example.com. Bello Machre Bello Machre, an organization that works with people with developmental disabilities, is currently offering a variety of volunteering opportunities including: Additionally, Bello Machre needs help with the Memories of Elvis Show from 11:30 …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The Glen Burnie-based nonprofit organization received the inaugural award named in honor of former governor and comptroller William Donald Schaefer.
Far too many people in Anne Arundel County—and the region—have to struggle without basic necessities and nonprofit H.O.P.E. (For All) has been doing its part for the past 13 years to help out as much as they can. He Opens Paths to Everyone (H.O.P.E.)—which provides furniture, clothes, school supplies and other donations to help needy families get back on their feet—was honored at their Glen Burnie warehouses Monday by Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot with the inaugural William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award. While many Marylanders remember the former Maryland governor and comptroller who died last year for his big projects such as the National Aquarium in Baltimore, it was the smaller acts that he prided himself on, Franchot said…
Friday, April 20, 2012
Meet Keith Boone of STARS, a tutoring and mentoring program with the Woodland Job Corps Center.
Throughout National Volunteer Week, Patch will be highlighting organizations in Anne Arundel County that offer unique opportunities for local residents. Patch interviewed Keith Boone, a math tutor and mentor with STARS—a program with the Woodland Job Corps Center. Watch the video to learn what STARS does and how you can get involved. For more information, please visit the Woodland Job Corps Center's website or call 301-362-6000.
One of the largest and oldest animal welfare organizations in the county is seeking volunteers.
If you need a reason to get involved with the SPCA of Anne Arundel County, Volunteer and Foster Coordinator Kim Teter has the perfect answer. “Where else can you go where 70 different dogs get beyond excited just because you’re there,” said Teter. To coincide with National Volunteer Week, Patch has been writing about various organizations in Anne Arundel County that are seeking volunteers. The SPCA of Anne Arundel County, at 1815 Bay Ridge Ave. in Annapolis, is one of those groups. “People love the greeting their pet gives them when they come home. Here that reaction is tripled or more,” Teter said. While Teter discussed ways people can get involved, she showed off various pets, all of whom she knew by name. And each was happy to see her…
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Meet Paula Sparks, vice president philanthropic of the Assistance League, a nonprofit organization that works to improve the lives of children and adults through community-based programs.
Throughout National Volunteer Week, Patch will be highlighting organizations in Anne Arundel County that offer unique opportunities for local residents. Patch interviewed Paula Sparks, vice president philanthropic of the Assistance League of the Chesapeake. Watch the video to learn what they do and how you can get involved. For more information, call 410-647-1671, email info@ALChesapeake.org or visit the website at ALChesapeake.org.
Do you know a dedicated community volunteer? The deadline to nominate them for the Glen Burnie Improvement Association Carter Award is coming up soon.
The Glen Burnie Improvement Association (GBIA) is seeking nominations for outstanding volunteers for this year's Richard H. Carter award. Nominations must be received by May 1. The award, established in 1991 to pay tribute to dedicated community volunteers, is for people living in the 21060 or 21061 ZIP codes who have served the Glen Burnie community through a variety of organizations or activities. Nomination forms can be obtained from the GBIA hall (19 Crain Highway S.) or their website. Contact the hall at 410-766-6760. The Carter Award winner will hold a place of honor in the upcoming Memorial Day Parade on May 20 and will be publicly honored during an upcoming GBIA meeting. The winner also will be presented with a check for $200 to be…