Some current needs of local volunteer organizations and agencies


December 25, 1990

Every Tuesday, The Evening Sun features volunteers, thos who give their time to worthy causes. Different volunteers are featured, along with the groups they serve. There's a calendar of current volunteer needs.

To be listed or to update your present listing, mail information to Ellen Hawks, Volunteers, Accent Section, The Evening Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., P. O. Box 1377. Baltimore, 21278-0001.

Current volunteers' news and needs:

Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc. wants volunteers as tenant landlord counselors. Training and orientation given. Call George Laurent, 243-6007.

Governor's Office on Volunteerism wants volunteers for its CompuTeer program in which individuals who are computer experts will volunteer a few hours each week to a non-profit or government agency to help improve the computer systems in such areas as training, application development, software assistance and other support services. Call, 1-974-3594 or 974-5156. Or write to Maryland CompuTeer, Room H-8, State House, Annapolis, 21401.

Church Hospital wants volunteers to escort patients to physical therapy and to work on the nursing units. Also for clerical work. Call 522-8395.

Santa Claus Anonymous wants your help before and after Christmas to defray the costs of providing gift certificates to 55,000 children. Send your contribution to: Santa Claus Anonymous, c/o Carrollton Bank, 2 Charles Plaza, Baltimore 21201.

Johns Hopkins AIDS Service wants volunteers, men or women ages 18 or older who have been diagnosed with AIDS and have T-cell counts of less than 200. It is for a two-year study of the drug Rifabutin which fights a mycobacterial infection of the blood which is common in AIDS patients. Monthly visits are requested and $15 will be paid per visit. Call Saralyn Lichter, 955-1169. Also, the Hopkins Division of Clinical Pharmacology wants volunteers for an AZT study. Call Lynda Nerhood, 955-7703.

Harbor Hospital Center wants volunteers in several areas of need. Call, 347-3441.

Greater Laurel Beltsville Hospital wants volunteers for information desk to greet visitors, in patient care units and for clerical work. Call Carolyn Carchedi, 497-7950.

Salvation Army, wants volunteers age 55 and over to work one-on-one with homeless children who are living in The Booth House, a Salvation Army emergency shelter. Call Ruth Ramsey, 685-8878.

Save-A-Heart volunteers are holding a dinner and show at 6:30 p.m. January 14 at Danielle's Bluecrest in Pikesville. For details and reservations call 653-3131.

Good Samaritan Hospital wants volunteers for its new gift shop. Morning, afternoon and evenings are available. Call 532-3870.

Jewish Vocational Service Volunteer Clearing House wants volunteers to help resettle Soviet Emigres. Tutors, drivers and host families are needed. Russian is not required. Call Eunice Friedman, 466-9200, ext. 199.

Pets on Wheels, wants pet owners who will volunteer to take their pets to visit nursing home residents. The next Pet Observation class will be at 10 a.m. Jan. 12 at the Hunting Ridge Presbyterian Church, Rt. 40 and Winans Way in zone 21229. 396-1762.

Children's Hospital and Center for Reconstructive Surgery wants volunteers to assist and transport patients in wheelchairs to and from therapy, to greet patients and help throughout registration, provide physical assistance and encouragement and join recreational activities. Call Donna Wilson, 462-6800, ext. 3330.

American Lung Association of Maryland wants volunteers to work as receptionist in the Timonium office. 560-2120.

Project S.A.T. (Scholarship Advisory Team) is a program to recruit volunteers to help Maryland students apply for scholarships. Training will be offered volunteers and teams will visit high schools, conduct college nights and work at public libraries to give students, their parents and teachers some assistance. For volunteer information call Linda Asplin, 1-974-2971 or write to Maryland Higher Education Commission, 16 Francis Street, Annapolis, 21401.

Maryland Associates for Dyslexic Adults and Youth, Inc. wants volunteers to be trained as tutors for children and adults with dyslexia and other language learning disorders. No experience of higher education is necessary. Call 889-5487.

Citizens Against Spousal Assault (CASA) of Howard County wants volunteers to answer the helpline, work in the main office and provide childcare. Call 997-0304.

SusquehannockEnvironmental Center needs volunteers to help unload recyclable items from vehicles plus other tasks. Call 836-9371.

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