Volunteering in Anne Arundel

March 28, 2014

Historical society

The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society needs volunteers interested in county history to act as docents at the Benson-Hammond House in Linthicum or as research aides at the Historical and Genealogical Research Center in Glen Burnie. Docents at the Benson-Hammond House interpret life on a 19th-century truck farm and present the society's collection of historical artifacts. Research aides help manage the society's documents, photograph collections and assist visitors with inquiries. Hours are flexible, and training will be provided for both positions. Information: 410-760-9679 or aachs.org.

House of Hope

Volunteers are needed for administrative support, transportation to and from appointments, job counseling and life-skills coaches, computer maintenance help and serving on the board of directors. Also, donations of food and clothing items, cleaning, office and kitchen supplies, paper products, toiletry items, landscaping tools and more are needed. Information: 410-863-4888 or kbiagiotti@arundelhoh.org.

County clearinghouse

The Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County is a clearinghouse for information about volunteering throughout the county. Help is needed to assist with the database, newsletter and new youth service activities and with maintaining online volunteer matching applications. Call Fay Mauro at 410-897-9207, e-mail fay@volunteerannearundel.org or go to VolunteerAnneArundel.org.

Davidsonville Wildlife Sanctuary

Nonprofit organization needs volunteers, 18 and older, who can commit to at least one morning per week for ongoing animal care including watering, feeding and cleaning for a wide variety of animals. Information: 410-798-0193 or wildlifesanctuary.us/dws. 

Boy Scouts

Troop 323 of Annapolis, chartered in November, needs volunteers. Volunteers must be older than 18, may be male or female, and must pass a background check. All registered adults must complete required training to include youth protection training. Meetings are held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the First Baptist Church of Annapolis. Information, email ernest.rodgers82@yahoo.com.

Footworks ensemble

Volunteer opportunities are available in photography, tech support, filing and office work, fundraising, archiving and arts administration for the Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble. Information: Marsha Searle at 410-897-9299 or office@footworks.org.

Maritime Museum

The Annapolis Maritime Museum needs volunteers on a continuing basis to maintain and expand its environmental education program, conduct tours of the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, restore wooden boats, interpret the museum's exhibits to the public and help with the winter seminar series, the summer concert series and events such as the Annapolis Oyster Roast and Sock Burning in March and the Boatyard Beach Bash in September. For more information, call Suzanne Mead at 410-990-4514 or email her at suzanne.mead@annapolis.org.  The website is amartime.org.

Special Olympics

Volunteers 16 and older are needed as coaches in the evenings, to assist with special events, regional competitions, fundraising and more. Contact Kyle Hines at 410-923-0383 or email khinessoaamd@gmail.com.

SPCA

Volunteers 18 and older are needed to walk dogs, socialize cats, provide foster care, help with adoption shows, bathe and brush dogs and other duties. Training sessions are held once a month. Information: 410-268-4388 or email volunteer@aacspca.org.

Police reserve officers

Volunteers are needed for the Anne Arundel County Police Department Reserve Officer program, a uniformed position to assist officers in traffic control, administrative duties, community relations, etc. Volunteers must be older than 21 and undergo a criminal background check. Hours of availability are flexible. A minimum of 16 service hours per month is required, and volunteers can be placed at any of the four district stations. Information: 410-222-0042 or aacounty.org/police.

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