Current volunteers' news and needs:
Union Memorial Hospital's volunteers are presenting The Rites of Spring, a three-day event with 42 local and national boutiques participating. Available for sale will be plants, toys, games and home accessories.
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 10 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 11 and 12 in the 4-H building at the State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Admission is $5.
Free demonstrations and lectures each day will address such topics as planning a garden party, bonsai techniques, growing orchids and more. Additionally, a preview party will be held April 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the 4-H building and will feature an auction of rare and unusual plants. Tickets for this event are $75 per person.
All proceeds from the Rites of Spring will benefit women's services and related programs at the hospital. For preview party tickets and other information, contact Rites of Spring, Union Memorial Hospital Foundation, 201 E. University Parkway, Baltimore, 21218 or call, (410) 554-2662.
My Sister's Place, a day shelter for homeless women, needs volunteers who will commit to a full or half day once each week to assist as a greeter, host, and in the clothing, bath and laundry areas. For training information call Lyn Cameron, (410) 727-3523.
Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc. needs volunteers to train as tenant counselors for its tenant-landlord hotline and as monitors for housing discrimination. For more information call George Laurent at (410) 243-6007.
Salvation Army, Booth House seeks volunteers to help with meals, case management, counseling and more. Call (410) 685-8878.
Babe Ruth Birthplace/Baltimore Orioles Museum seeks volunteers as tour guides for school tours and weekend visitors. Call Greg Schwalenberg, (410) 727-1539.
Associated Catholic Charities, Emmanuel Homes in Columbia seeks volunteers to rake leaves, provide transportation to and from adult day care programs and more. Call Ellen Willinghan, (410)-995-4047.
Joseph Richey Hospice, a non-profit 12-bed inpatient hospice, wants volunteers for help in caring for terminally ill patients. A 22-hour training program is required. Call Cynthia Howard, 523-2150.