Volunteer Opportunities in Ocean Pines

The Ocean Pines Association (OPA) is looking for volunteers for a variety of upcoming events and programs.

“Volunteers are not only a valuable resource, they are the most important resource Ocean Pines has,” said Marketing and Public Relations Director Denise Sawyer. “Residents and non-residents are given the opportunity to gain experience, acquire new skills, meet new people and make a meaningful contribution to the Ocean Pines community.”

Recreation and Parks –Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are critical to the success of many of the upcoming events and programs that are offered by the Recreation and Parks Department. Help is needed with a number of events, including the Big Truck Day event on Sept. 16, the Fall Indoor/Outdoor Flea Market on Sept. 30, the Halloween festival in the fall, Breakfast with Santa and the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in the winter.

Many athletic programs in September will call for volunteer coaches, referees, umpires and assistants. Volunteers would assist with various sports, clinics and classes in Ocean Pines.

If you are interested in assisting, please contact the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department at 410-641-7052 or rec@oceanpines.org.

Farmers Market –Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer needs for the Association also include help at our ever-growing Farmers Market. Open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Ocean Pines Farmers Market needs volunteers in every aspect of its operation, from greeters to ambassadors.

“Whether you sign up for a one-time opportunity or choose to take on a regular volunteer role, you will enjoy being part of the market,” said Sawyer. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Volunteer Coordinator Tracey Hofman at TraceyHofman@aol.com.

Advisory Committee –Volunteer Opportunities

Help support our community by serving on an Advisory Committee. These volunteer-led committees provide guidance and input for many areas in Ocean Pines.

Salisbury University/OPA Partnership –Volunteer Opportunities

The Association is teaming up with Salisbury University to offer a brand new series of programs and lectures at the Ocean Pines Community Center. A lecture series and writing seminars will take place throughout the fall, and would need the help of volunteers.

Those who are interested and want to learn more can contact Center for Extended and Lifelong Learning Director Mary Angela Baker at mbaker@salisbury.edu.

Ocean Pines Administration –Volunteer Opportunities

Administrative volunteer opportunities are often available in the Ocean Pines Association. If you enjoy customer service and like working in a vibrant office environment, then volunteering with the Association may be a good fit for you. As an administrative volunteer you would assist with operational responsibilities in offices and the Marketing and Public Relations Department.

“The Association is seeking volunteers to support our dedicated marketing staff with a number of tasks, including photography and videography,” said Sawyer. “Volunteers are the backbone of the Association.”

For more information, contact Denise Sawyer, director of marketing and public relations for the Ocean Pines Association, at (410) 641-7717 ext. 3006 or dsawyer@oceanpines.org.

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