Volunteers Needed in Annapolis: GreenScape, SPCA
Here's a list of ways to volunteer locally and help in the community.
Each week, the Volunteer Center For Anne Arundel County announces current opportunities available to help others. This list is tailored to include only those in Annapolis.
Many Volunteer positions are available through the Volunteer Center For Anne Arundel County. If you do not see an opportunity below that fits your needs, contact the Volunteer Center at email@example.com or 410-897-9207. Check our Website: www.VolunteerAnneArundel.org. A few current volunteer opportunities are listed below.
GreenScape, Saturday, April 20, 2013
The Annapolis Recreation and Parks Department has announced Spring GreenScape 2013 to take place on April 20, 2013. GreenScape is a volunteer effort, sponsored by the City of Annapolis through many of its departments, which encourages and supports individuals and organizations to plant and maintain native gardens in public areas throughout the City. The City provides plant materials, mulch, trash bags and gloves; and the community provides volunteers who want to make a difference in their community. This is the 22nd year of this annual program of beautification, clean-up and planting in public spaces throughout the City of Annapolis by volunteers. For more information, call Annapolis Recreation and Parks at (410) 263-7958 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
SPCA of Anne Arundel County
Volunteers, age 18 and up (or 13-17 with parental accompaniment), are needed to walk dogs, socialize cats, provide foster care for “in-need” animals, help with adoption shows, bathe and brush dogs or help with any other available opportunities. Regular volunteers walk dogs, play with cats, provide foster care for “in-need” animals, help with adoption shows, bathe and brush dogs, assist potential adopters, and help with events. Training sessions are held once each month. The SPCA does not offer opportunities to fulfill court-ordered community service. Call 410-268-4388 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . www.aacspca.org.
Wish List of Items needed for the shelter: premium dog, puppy, cat and kitten food; six-foot nylon leashes and adjustable nylon puppy and adult collars; covered cat beds (not foam);grooming brushes, combs, nail trimmers and clippers and more. The shelter is open for donations on Mon., Tues., Fri., Sat. & Sun. from 9 am – 4 pm , and Wed. and Thurs from 9 am – 7 pm. Contact 410-268-4388.
- 8:00 am–1:00 pm, Sun., April 7, 2013, 22nd Annual “Walk for the Animals”: Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of roles for this fundraiser being held at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. The event features sponsor giveaways, information about animal welfare agencies, vendors with all kinds of products, and a demonstration by the AA County Police K9 Unit. For more information call 410-268-4388, E-mail email@example.com, or visit www.aacspca.org.
YWCA of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County
The YWCA Annapolis and Anne Arundel County provides comprehensive integrated services for individuals and families through domestic violence shelter and hotline; sexual assault services including a hotline, counseling, support groups and hospital accompaniment for rape victims, legal, career, counseling and family services; a mentoring program held after-school for middle school students and an all-girls program located at the high school. There is an immediate need for volunteers for the Phenom Mentoring Program at Meade High School on Tues. & Thurs. from 2:15-4:30 pm. Trainings will be offered to any mentors who wish to receive any tips and hints on successful mentoring as the program progresses. Volunteers do not need to attend every day, but at least come at least once a week on a consistent basis either weekly or bi-weekly. There will be opportunities to mentor one-on-one, offer homework help, assist on college applications, chaperone weekend field trips, help out guest speakers, and facilitate fun projects such as artwork, crafts, and group discussion sessions. Volunteer opportunities are available for all these programs. Contact Cassie Kelly at (410) 626-7800 Ext. 115 or firstname.lastname@example.org and see website at http://www.annapolisywca.org/ for more information. Special events for which extra volunteers may be needed:
- 6:30–9:00 pm, Thurs., Mar., 21, 2013, Jaguar Land Rover Fashion Show Benefit: There will be an elegant evening at the dealership located at 101 Ferguson Road, Annapolis, MD 21409 of hot fashions from Diva Boutique, stunning jewelry from Smyth Jewelers, gourmet treats & libations from Chef’s Expressions, and a fabulous auction benefitting the YWCA.
- 10:00 am, Sat., Apr. 27, 2013, 3rd Annual Walk In Her Shoes Event: Donations are suggested but not required, come out and advocate for a morning of Sexual Assault Awareness through walking in solidarity around the AA Community College track, music, food, guest speakers, and mingling with YWCA staff, AACC staff, and various community representatives.