Volunteer Notes

October 01, 2003

Volunteer center lists needs of local organizations

The Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County has these volunteer positions available:

American Red Cross: The Red Cross has made an appeal for donations in the face of a blood shortage. All blood types are needed. Donors must be at least age 17 (16-year-olds may donate with signed parental consent). Information: 800- 448-3543.

Volunteers also are being sought to teach baby-sitting courses and CPR-first aid courses. Volunteers must be at least age 17, hold Red Cross certification in the area to be taught and have completed the Red Cross Instructor Training course. Training is available. Information: 410-764-4602, 800-272- 0094 or lkoors@arc-cmc.org.

Annapolis Film Festival: Volunteers are needed to assist with marketing, sales, research and office tasks in preparation for the event, scheduled from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2. Ticket takers, ushers and other help also will be needed during the festival. Information: Demetrea Triantafillides, 410-263-2388 or ordeme trea@annapolisfilmfestival.com, or www.annapolisfilmfestival. com.

Anne Arundel Volunteer Firefighters Association: Volunteers age 16 and older are needed to serve as as cadets, firefighters and emergency medical services providers for local fire companies. Auxiliaries also are sought to help with office support, fund-raising and community service programs. Training is provided. Information: 410-923-5646, 301-261-0060 or www.aacvfa.org.

Anne Arundel County Food and Resource Bank: Volunteers are needed to sort food for distribution Saturdays and occasional evenings. Volunteers with pickups are needed during the day. Help also is needed with office duties. Information: 410- 923-4255, bruce@aafoodbank. org or www.aafoodbank.org.

Chesapeake Arts Center: Volunteers are needed to serve as ushers and run the box office at the Brooklyn Park theater, assist with special projects, distribute fliers, help with props, mailings and work in the office. Information: C.J. Crowe at 410-636-6597 or crowecj@ aol.com.

Clay Street Computer Learning Center: Volunteers age 16 and older are needed to help students with homework and to teach basic computer skills from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Information: 410-280-6467 or mw3115@aol.com

Concerned Citizens for Successful Students: Volunteer tutors are needed to tutor elementary and middle school-age children from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Asbury United Methodist Church on West Street in Annapolis. Help also is needed with fund raising. Information: 410-573-1116, 410-268-9500 or lillie740@cs.com.

Anne Arundel Medical Center: Volunteers are needed to help people install and use Lifeline personal response equipment in their homes. Phone help also is needed in the Lifeline office. Information: Doris Czoka, 443-481-1460 or dczoka@aahs. org.

Light House Shelter: The emergency shelter provides shelter for single men and women and families. It also runs a transitional housing program in Annapolis. Volunteers age 16 and older are needed to provide, prepare and serve dinner for the homeless in Annapolis. Volunteers also are needed to assist with the food pantry. Information: 410-263-1835.

Information on other county volunteer opportunities: 410- 897-9207 or www.volunteeranne arundel.org.

Red Cross in need of relief, recovery help

The American Red Cross has an immediate need of volunteers to help with relief and recovery efforts. Drivers, warehouse workers, procurement workers, nurses and other positions are needed.

Information: 410-764-7000, Ext. 7070.

Literacy council moves to new headquarters

The Anne Arundel County Literacy Council has relocated to new quarters in Annapolis. The council now is at 80 West St., Suite A, Annapolis 21401.

Information: www.toad.net/aaclc/main.htm or 410-519-0269.

Salvation Army seeks help with Christmas Campaign

The Salvation Army of Annapolis and Southern Anne Arundel County needs volunteers and donations for its Christmas Campaign. Volunteers are needed to dress 500 12-inch bears and to fill 1,000 stockings for children ages 3 to 12. Donations are needed for the stockings and the food pantry.

The Salvation Army will provide bears. Stocking stuffers for the 12-inch netted stockings can include hairbrushes, combs, barrettes, hair accessories, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, lip balm, jump ropes, playing cards, jacks, miniature cars, socks and underwear. No gum or candy. A list of stuffer suggestions can be obtained from the Salvation Army office.

Volunteers also are sought to serve as bell ringers during the kettle campaign, to staff tables near Angel Trees in Westfield Shoppingtown and other locations, to sort toys for distribution and to adopt families.

The Salvation Army also is seeking donations of nonperishable food items for the food pantry. Information: Renee Powell, 410-263-4091.

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