Washington County's 3rd Annual
Friday, April 29
3 - 7 pm
Friday, April 29
3 - 7 pm
Are you a nonprofit looking to build your volunteer base? Are you a community member who wants to give back but you're just unsure where your time would be best spent? Then, this is the event for you!
Our goal is to provide nonprofits the chance to reach more volunteers and for volunteers to learn more about ways in which they can help organizations meet their needs right here in Washington County.
Friday, April 29th from 3 - 7 pm
Robinwood Professional Center, Rooms 142 and 122 (a/b) by the Atrium. Park in Blue or Sliver entrances.
**Registration for Organizations/Nonprofits has closed as of 3/18/22.**
Due to the ongoing pandemic, we understand that not everyone will feel comfortable physically attending this event but we don't want anyone to miss out. For this reason, volunteer opportunities will be broken down into virtual and in-person categories. In-person opportunities will have organizational/nonprofit representatives available at tables onsite, while virtual opportunities will have representatives available online via Zoom.
Department of Juvenile Services
Safe Sleep Practices for Infants Mariel Beachley, RN, Program Coordinator, WC Health Department
Learn about the importance of creating a safe sleep environment for infants. Washington County has the highest rate of SIDS in Maryland. To lower this statistic, the Washington County Health Department has partnered with the national organization of Cribs for Kids in order to distribute safe (and FREE) travel cribs to local families who cannot otherwise afford them.
Medicare 101 Marcia South, Commission on Aging
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) - Part 1 Kathy Powderly, Executive Director, Hagerstown Area Religious Council
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) affect the mental and physical health of children into adulthood, and are at the root of many health and social problems in our community. ACEs are common and preventable. and we all play a part in reducing ACEs and building resilience in both children and adults. Kathy Powderly, ACE Master Trainer, will present an interactive workshop where you'll learn about the landmark CDC/Kaiser Permanente ACEs study that clearly showed the impact of ACEs, and a little of the neuroscience to support it. Then, we will briefly touch on some ways to prevent ACEs, build resilience, and promote healing.
Learning About Advanced Directives & Behavioral Health Susan Lyons, NP Palliative Care, Meritus
Explore advanced directives and what they mean for your and your loved ones. You'll also learn about the importance of behavioral health.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) - Part 2 Kathy Powderly, Executive Director, Hagerstown Area Religious Council
This workshop builds on information shared in Part 1; you are invited to attend only if you have participated in the first session, or if you already have a clear understanding of how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) affect the mental and physical health of children into adulthood. Kathy will present an interactive workshop with strategies to prevent ACEs and protect children against the impact of ACEs, how to deal with challenging behaviors, and what you can do to build resilience and promote healing in children and adults.
Health Insurance Access (through Maryland Health Connection) Anthony Williams, Executive Director, BEACON House
Learn how to navigate health insurance options through the marylandhealthconnection.gov site.
Narcan Training Kari Farrow, Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Prevention Coordinator, WC Health Department
Get Trained. Save a Life. Narcan (Naloxone) is a prescription medication that reverses Opioid overdose. In this training, learn about the types of Opioids as well as how to recognize, respond, and prevent an Opioid overdose. Additionally, walk away knowing how to administer Naloxone in the event of an overdose. Participants will receive Naloxone, an overdose prevention kit, and other supplies necessary to intervene.
Maryland Excels Childcare Scholarships Anthony Williams, Executive Director, BEACON House
Learn how to review and apply for childcare scholarships using marylandexcels.org as a resource.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Washington County Commission on Aging
United Way of Washington County, MD