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Jug Bay: Canoe Guide Training

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary is currently recruiting Volunteer Canoe Guides for the 2018 paddling season on Saturday, April 28th, from 10 am - 4 pm. Perfect your canoe skills and learn natural history. Guides will lead and assist four hour canoe trips on Maryland's longest river, the Patuxent. Trips include gathering all equipment, completing float plans and checklists, welcoming and orienting participants, fitting PFD's, demonstrating proper paddling techniques, coordinating and assisting launching canoes, and having fun! New and returning canoe volunteers must attend canoe training before leading trips. Participants must commit to lead at least three canoe trips. Paddling experience required. Ages: 18 and older. Please dress accordingly to enter the water for wet exits and rescue demonstrations. Closed toed shoes required. Bring a lunch, plenty of water, sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses, and extra set of dry clothes. Rain date May 5. FREE. Registration required: Please call 410-741-9330 or e-mail Debra Gage at rpgage00@aacounty.org.

Lothian, MD

4/28/18 10:00 AM

STEM Mentor

The overall goal of STEM Mentoring is to positively impact the social development and academic achievement of at-risk and high-risk youth ages 6-10. What is STEM MENTORING? STEM Mentoring is SRF’s group mentoring program that connects small groups of youth with caring mentors to engage in weekly, structured, hands-on, multimedia STEM activities. The overall goal of STEM Mentoring is to positively impact the social development and academic achievement of at-risk and high-risk youth ages 6–10. By providing these youth with regular, high-quality, STEM-focused mentoring experiences, STEM Mentoring encourages them to reduce high-risk behaviors, improve academic success indicators, and increase their knowledge of and interest in STEM topics and careers. STEM Learning STEM Mentoring connects youth to real-world STEM topics and career role models through interactive, multimedia modules. Mentees learn about topics such as animals, energy, math in sports, engineering design, and water conservation as they work on fun, hands-on activities alongside their mentors. STEM Mentoring Overview • Mentors: Caring adult and teen mentors who conduct hands-on activities and build relationships with youth mentees • Hands-on activities: Fun, interdisciplinary activities and group projects that engage mentors and mentees in a variety of STEM topics, with a particular focus on conservation • Interactive website: Games, activities, and videos for youth and their families, and resources for youth service providers • Career role models: Inspiring scientists, engineers, and conservationists who expose youth to a wide variety of careers and educational pathways Mentoring Volunteer mentors are recruited and trained to participate in STEM Mentoring, committing to participate for the full duration of the year-long program. Mentors meet with mentees in small groups on a weekly basis to participate in STEM Mentoring’s engaging activities. As the groups work on the activities together, mentors and mentees build a strong and supportive relationship, enabling mentees to approach their mentors when they have a concern or are facing a challenge. Mentors also help their mentees set and work toward personal goals, such as such as earning better grades at school, improving their attendance record, or making new friends. PROGRAM OUTCOMES FOR PARTICIPATING YOUTH • Increased desire and likelihood to continue participation in the mentoring program • Strengthened positive relationships with mentors • Improvement on targeted social, academic, and/or behavioral goals • Decreased engagement in juvenile delinquency • Decreased school absence • Greater interest in academics, particularly in STEM areas • Greater awareness of and interest in STEM-related careers

Severn, MD

3/1/18 5:00 PM +more

Brick Pathway Renovation Project at Mother's Garden at Downs Park

We need renovation work on the brick walkways within Mother's Garden. This garden area is a focal point in the park and is reserved/rented for weddings and photo shoots. No skills required as it is just a matter of pulling up broken bricks and replacing them with new ones. It's rewarding work as the results look great when finished. We supply the tools. I will be working on the brick path project plus other projects within the garden this spring. I can work around your schedule. I'm looking to have this project the main focus of the garden work in March 2018.

Pasadena, MD

Through 3/31/18

Save the Bay Day

Volunteers are needed for various tasks to beautify and clean up Lake Waterford Park on Saturday, April 21st, 2018 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm as part of Save the Bay Day - such as planting flowers, raking leaves, mulching, sprucing up the playground, painting, weeding, and more. This project requires over 200 volunteers so bring your family, friends and groups. Volunteers will get a T-shirt compliments of Comcast and Comcast Cares Day, who sponsors the project with AA County Volunteer Center. Also, snacks and water are provided while working, and all are invited to stay for pizza lunch. Questions? Contact Bill Crabbs at 410-222-4015 or email bill@aacvc.org.

Pasadena, MD

4/21/18 9:00 AM

Walk to End Alzheimer's Planning

The Walk to End Alzheimer's is having a Volunteer Recruitment Party on Tuesday, February 27th, 5-7 pm at Union Jacks in Annapolis. Join the Alzheimer's Association for their Volunteer Kickoff Party to learn how you can get involved with the Walk to End Alzheimer's planning committee. They have opportunities for all interests and skill sets - and they have a lot of fun while working for the cause. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP: DLewis@alz.org

Annapolis, MD

2/27/18 5:00 PM

Open House (Volunteer Naturalist)

We are now recruiting and Training Volunteer Naturalists to lead our Classrooms in the field outdoor education field trips. Our Volunteer Naturalists lead outdoor education programs for students K-12 in the spring, summer, and fall - a minimum of two programs per month. Volunteer benefits include: free admission to Jug Bay year-round, access to special research opportunities, and professional development support from friends of Jug Bay. Learn more at our Open House Sat., March 10, 2018 from 10:00 a.m to 12 p.m. Questions? Contact programs@jugbay.org with your name, email address and cell phone number or call 410-741-9330.

Lothian, MD

3/10/18 10:00 AM

Winter Relief Program Shelter

Below is a description of each of the tasks in the winter relief shelter. Volunteer check-in: Responsible for checking in all volunteers for their appropriate events. They will use planning center to check in everyone that is signed up for the winter relief shelter. They are responsible for assuring volunteers get the correct color band depending on their area, winter relief shelter, street outreach, or other. Lastly, they will ensure each volunteer knows of their responsibilities and if not refer them to the master book if they are not sure. Guest check-in: The volunteers at this station will assure that every guest is signed in on the paper and administer the breathalyzer test to each guest upon entry. Area monitors: there will be one area monitor in studio 3 and one in the annex. These monitors will ensure order and peace in these two areas. They will ensure guests belongings are safe and not being used or stolen by another guest. Snack table: there will be a snack table for guests to enjoy. The snack table monitor will monitor the snack table and ensure everyone is fairly using the table. They will also be in charge of restocking the table. Dinner service: The dinner service team has the responsibility of preparing the food to go out and serving it at dinner time. Responsibilities will vary depending on what the meal is that night. May include preparing, helping assemble food items, assisting in cooking, and any other needs. Also helping clean up after dinner is completed. Mobile service unit: The mobile service team will consist of 5 volunteers per unit. There will be 2 service units for showers. Each team will have a 1 team lead, 2 logistics/ setup team, 1 organizer/ distributor, and 1 person as the sanitation team. Hosts: Hosts are responsible for ensuring a pleasurable stay for all guests. Responsibilities include emptying trash cans, cleaning bathrooms, cleaning after dinner, and helping guests with anything they may need. Food providers: depending on the night the food providers will either be volunteers who cook or bring pre-cooked food to the church to feed the guests based on the theme of that night. Food providers can do more than just this task in the shelter. feel free to sign up for other tasks in addition to providing food. Overnight team (4 men 4 women): The overnight shift is from 11:00 pm to 7:00 am. The primary role of this team is to monitor the church overnight. There will be 4 men and 4 women on this team. The 8 team members will alternate staying awake in shifts. In the morning the overnight team will also help with the preparation of the breakfast bar. Nurse or doctor: For this job, we will need a certified nurse or doctor. They will be responsible for giving guests their medications at a certain time. Guests have freedom in how much of their medications they take once they are given their medication. The nurse or doctor is free to recommend how much of something a guest should or shouldn’t take in their professional opinion. The nurse or doctor will recollect the medications and ensure they are all accounted for and locked back up safely.

Glen Burnie, MD

3/26/18 4:00 PM +more

AAWR Workshop Event

Come join us for a Workshop Event to remove invasive species of plants at Sullivans Cove Natural Area on April 7th, 2018! Please wear sturdy shoes (close toe), long pants, long sleeve shirt's, hat, bug spray, and work gloves. Bring any tools that you may have such as pruners or loppers. Bring bottled water to avoid dehydration. If you have any questions please contact the Volunteer Coordinator Alisha Parzanese at (443) 534-8551 or email annearundelwr@gmail.com.

Severna Park, MD

4/7/18 10:00 AM

AA County Weed Control

Learn about the invasive vegetation issues private and public land are facing in Anne Arundel County and join the efforts to manage some of these destructive species, Saturday, March 31st, 2018 from 10 am to 12 pm at Kinder Farm Park, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville, MD. If you have questions or to Express Interest, contact Volunteer Coordinator Alisha Parzanese at 443-534-8551 or annearundelwr@gmail.com.

Millersville, MD

3/31/18 10:00 AM

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