Volunteer Notes

September 12, 2004

Mentors sought for fifth-graders at Arnold school

Belvedere Elementary School Fifth Grade Mentoring in Arnold is looking for volunteers to serve as mentors for fifth graders who are having trouble in school.

Volunteers will spend time with the whole class and other mentors as a group, as well as one-on-one time with their individual mentee, once a week throughout the school year.

Training and screening are provided. Information: margaret@volunteerannearundel.org or 410-897-9207.

Training offered for emergency aides

Anne Arundel & Annapolis Local Emergency Response Team (AALERT) will hold training sessions the weekend of Oct. 15-17 and Wednesday evenings Oct 13 through Nov. 17 at the Anne Arundel County Fire Training and Research Division in Millersville.

AALERT is recruiting groups of at least three volunteers from communities, businesses and faith-based organizations to train to assist in their communities in an emergency. The volunteers will be equipped by the Office of Emergency Management and trained in preparedness, safety for rescuers, triage, disaster psychology, light search and rescue techniques, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and medical aid.

Information: county Office of Emergency Management, 410-222-8040, or Annapolis Neighborhood Watch Office, 410-268-9000.


Concert volunteers:

The Annapolis Maritime Museum's summer concert musicians perform from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays through this week, weather permitting, aboard the 1925 draketail Peg Wallace or the replica skipjack Lydia D, docked at the Alex Haley Memorial at City Dock. Three shore hands are needed from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. One deckhand will assist the boat captains.

World Literacy Day:

The Anne Arundel County Literacy Council is celebrating World Literacy Day with events at Barnes and Noble on Solomons Island Road in Annapolis from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. today. At 2:15 p.m., Priscilla Cummings, author of Chadwick the Crab and A Face First, and Jill Morrow, author of the mystery Angel Cafe, will discuss their works. At 3:15 p.m. Iris Krasnow, author of Surrendering to Yourself: You Are Your Own Soul Mate, and Donna Jackson Nakazawa, author of Does Anyone Else Look Like Me? A Parents Guide to Raising Multiracial Children, will discuss their works and sign books. Throughout the afternoon, tutors from the council will conduct a typical tutoring session. Information or to obtain a coupon for purchases at Barnes & Noble to benefit the literacy council: 410-269-4419 or 410-519-0269, or www.icanread. org/WorldLiteracyDay2004.

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