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Volunteer and Community Service

Want to serve your community and make a difference?

Anne Arundel Community College helps thousands of students, faculty and staff connect to causes that matter to them while providing a helping hand to organizations in need. We are pleased to extend that service to the entire Anne Arundel County community. AACC took on this role in early 2019 when the Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center closed after 18 years of service. 

Volunteer opportunities in Anne Arundel County range from food drives and sorting pantry items, to personally delivering food and toiletries to the homeless, transporting vital products between local organizations, mentoring students, teaching yoga, facilitating groups and even crafting blankets and warm clothing for children.  There are opportunities for individuals, families, groups, clubs and even opportunities that can be done from home.

Find an Opportunity

Volunteer to get experience, meet others and give back to your community. Check out the resources below to help you get started!

  • The AACC Volunteer Newsletter is delivered by email weekly and is a great resource for local opportunities. Sign-up to receive information about great volunteering opportunities!
  • VolunteerMatch is a helpful website that allows a customized search for opportunities by zip code.
  • The Volunteer Voice is a weekly radio program on 1430WNAV, hosted by AACC, that airs on Wednesday mornings at 9:10 a.m. (1430 AM, 99.9 FM). This show highlights community nonprofits discussing their upcoming volunteer opportunities.
  • Students can join the AACC Student Government Association or other Clubs for additional service opportunities. Find their service opportunities on the AACC Nest.
  • Make sure to like the AACC Volunteer Facebook page for updates and opportunities!

Need help? Contact the Sarbanes Center at or call 410-777-2053 for assistance.

Court-Ordered Volunteers

If you have court-ordered community service hours to complete, you may be able to find opportunities through

Please Note: You must notify any organization you wish to volunteer for that you have court-ordered community service hours to complete and provide information on the nature of your offense. Failure to notify the organization may result in an inability to verify hours completed. Whenever you attend a project, we strongly recommend that you get a community organization official to verify the hours you have served at the end of the project. It is often difficult to get verification of hours at a later date. Anne Arundel Community College does not provide hour verification for any project.

Nonprofit Organizations

Does your organization need volunteers? If you'd like help getting the word out about your needs and want to connect with qualified volunteers who are both passionate and committed to your cause, consider the options below:

  • VolunteerMatch provides unlimited, do-it-yourself posting of volunteer opportunities.
  • The AACC Volunteer Newsletter is sent weekly to potential volunteers. Email your volunteer needs to to be included.
  • Nonprofit organizations can be a guest on Volunteer Voice, a weekly radio program on 1430WNAV, hosted by AACC that highlights community nonprofits and their upcoming volunteer opportunities.

If you are interested in becoming a service-learning partner with AACC, and hosting service-learning student volunteers, contact our service-learning coordinator Tresa Ballard at 410-777-2366.

Related Resources

Anne Arundel Community College provides resources, training and services to support volunteer managers and their programs at community organizations. Volunteermatch offers several workshops for volunteer and nonprofit leaders. Additionally, you may consider participating in some of the following learning opportunities offered through Anne Arundel Community College’s credit and noncredit programs: