Recognizing the volunteers

Volunteers/Where good neighbors get together

April 28, 1992|By Ellen Hawks | Ellen Hawks,Staff Writer

National Volunteer Week, which began Sunday and runs through May 2, is a time for organizations and agencies to recognize their volunteers. Many events are being held in Maryland, according to David Minges, deputy director of the Governor's Office on Volunteerism.

One event is a program called Calls for Caring, which will air from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday on 88.9 WEAA-FM, Morgan State University's radio station. Representatives from non-profit groups will be interviewed and volunteer needs discussed.

In addition, tomorrow is Shadow Day -- when 400 state government employees, including Governor William Donald Schaefer, will volunteer to let 400 high school students follow them during a day of work.

Mr. Minges says about 54 percent of the Maryland population volunteers. For more details about National Volunteer Week, call (410) 225-4496.

My Sister's Place is seeking volunteers to assist at its lodge, a transitional residence for homeless women. Call Susan Kaiser, 727-3523.

Baltimore County General Hospital needs volunteers for its Tele-Care service, in which volunteers make personal telephone calls daily to those who request the free service. Call Joan Kahline, (410) 521-5911.

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