May 05, 2006

Legislative interns sought for 2007

Legacy Leadership Maryland is seeking volunteers, ages 50 and older, to serve as legislative interns during the 2007 legislative session in Annapolis.

Training, provided through the University of Maryland, will be held two days a week for 10 weeks.

The program is designed to involve mature people in the political process. Participants will be assigned to work in the office of a delegate or senator during the 90-day General Assembly session. Intern opportunities with Howard County legislators are also available.

Information: Carole Graves, 410-312-9140.

Volunteer center exercise, training

The Volunteer Center Serving Howard County, a member of the Community Emergency Response Network, will be the host for a Volunteer Mobilization Center exercise and training, to be held at 10 a.m. June 3 in the community room of the Clarksville fire hall, at Routes 108 and 32 in Clarksville. Registration is required before May 31.

Volunteer Mobilization Centers are to assist in registering and referring unaffiliated volunteers after a disaster.

The Volunteer Center is also recruiting volunteers for local nonprofit and government agencies needing help with disaster preparedness and recovery. Orientations are scheduled regularly.

Information: 410-715-3179.

Neighbor Ride seeks drivers, coordinators

Neighbor Ride, a nonprofit transportation program, is seeking volunteer drivers and ride coordinators to provide transportation for those ages 60 and older in Howard County. Drivers use their vehicles to take seniors to medical and other appointments, religious services, social events and educational and exercise classes.

Orientations are scheduled from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and June 13 at 8808 Centre Park Drive, Suite 108, Columbia.

Information: Laurie Bokulic, 410-884-3616.

Group aiding kids needs mentors

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Maryland, which serves Baltimore and surrounding counties, is seeking volunteers to become mentors, friends and role models for children in need.

Volunteers must submit references and consent to background checks. Training is provided.

Information: 410-243-4000, or www.biglittle.org.

Send volunteer announcements to fay.lande@baltsun.com or fax to 410-715-2816.

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