The mission of Arundel Lodge is best served by the active participation from the community. To this end, we accept and encourage the involvement of volunteers at all levels of the organization and within all appropriate programs and activities. Arundel Lodge welcomes all the interests, strengths, and talents. Please review our volunteer opportunities or suggest a project of your own!
English class, Math, Creative Journaling, History class:
- Teachers, subject matter experts or enthusiasts
- Tutors (one-to-one) who can work with people on basic reading, writing and math skills
Senior Aerobics, Walking class, Physical fitness class, Sports and Rec:
These classes help persons served work on their health and fitness goals of losing weight, staying active and symptom management through constructive activities.
- Health and Fitness trainers to teach basic floor exercises and stretching
- Physical rehabilitation specialists
- Yoga instructors
- Zumba instructors, etc.
- Volunteers who enjoys leading a walking group
- Volunteers who enjoys teaching and/or playing sports such as volleyball, basketball, tennis, soccer, Frisbee. No professional experience required.
Teaching American Sign Language (ASL):
- Volunteers with knowledge of ASL can create a curriculum based on their level of knowledge and interests
- Volunteers with knowledge of computers and the internet who can teach basic computer skills (this class has 5 computers available)
Health and Sex Education, Know Your Medication, Nutrition, “Beyond Recovery”:
- Volunteers with Medical/Healthcare background to discuss symptom management and prevention
- Peers who have lived experience in mental health, substance use, and recovery who can share their stories and provide guidance
- Volunteers who can teach ”Beyond Recovery” class – similar to a 12 step program.
Psychology, Men’s group, Women’s group, Anger Management, Communication skills:
- e.g. one community group provided a volunteer experience for our persons served by enlisting them to help make sandwiches for a local homeless shelter. It was a three way win!
Job Skills Class:
- Job coaches
- Help with interviewing skills/mock interviews
- Teach resume building
Supported Employment Program
- Job Development: research positions that are available for persons served (i.e. other than retail)
- Mock Interviewer: mentor persons served with interviewing skills seek out others interested in serving as Mock Interviewers
- Resume Writing: help persons served compile resumes using modern templates
- General Admin: Coordinate staff trainings; Update our list of community business partners
An employer volunteered to be a Mock Interviewer and ended up hiring the person he was helping!-Aimee Wiggs, Day Program Manager
Arundel Lodge Board of Directors – Serve on a Committee or on our Board – help guide Arundel Lodge as we fulfill our mission throughout the community.
Arundel Lodge Pillars – Join a group who wants to bring attention to the issues surrounding mental health and substance use disorders and raise up Arundel Lodge so we can continue to grow and serve our community.
Beautifying and Maintenance Projects – Home is where the heart is and keeping our “home” a welcoming space for all who enter is a priority. At any given time, Arundel Lodge has several beautifying and maintenance projects that need volunteers, both at our main campus, 2600 Solomons Island Road, and at any of our Residential Program homes. These projects can include painting, gardening, electrical and plumbing work, or other projects.
For more information or to volunteer contact
Cindy Garmoe, Volunteer Coordinator