December 10, 2006|By Arlene Baker

Partners in Care needs drivers

Partners in Care seeks volunteers to help transport seniors to appointments and to help with domestic needs. Drivers earn volunteer credits and may receive reimbursement for mileage. Orientation will be provided at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday and Jan. 18 at 348 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park. Registration is suggested.

Information: 410-544-4800 or www.partnersincare.org.

Sponsors sought for the holidays

The Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services seeks volunteers to provide Christmas meals and gifts for low-income families. Individuals can sponsor a family or a senior citizen or make a donation.

Monetary donations may be mailed to: Holiday Sharing, Department of Social Services, 80 West St., Annapolis 21401.

Information: 410-269-4461 or 410-269-4466.

Lodge seeks help with rehab program

The Arundel Lodge seeks volunteers to assist with its residential and day psychiatric rehabilitation program for people with mental illness. Volunteers are needed to teach life skills, play board and card games, walk with patients, assist with social and recreational activities, and to serve as Korean and Taiwanese interpreters.

The Arundel Lodge also seeks volunteers the evening of Dec. 21 for its Christmas party for clients.

Information: 410-841-6131.

Firefighters, EMS technicians sought

The Arnold Volunteer Fire Department seeks volunteers older than 16 to become firefighters and emergency medical technicians. Training and uniforms will be provided. Interested participants should sign up at their local volunteer fire company.

Information: 410-757-5942 or www.arnoldvfd.com.

Bello Machre has opportunities

Bello Machre of Pasadena seeks volunteers to assist with children and adults with developmental disabilities. Volunteers will teach life skills, help with educational activities and mass mailing projects, and chaperone field trips.

Volunteers should be older than 17. Scheduling is flexible and training will be provided.

Information: 410-255-3805 or www.Bellomachre.org.

Tutors help middle, high school students

The Advancement Via Individual Determination program seeks tutors for middle and high school students. Volunteers must be at least age 18 and willing to commit to one semester of tutoring at one of the AVID sites for a minimum of one 30- to 40-minute session a week during school hours. Training will be provided at the Care Staff Development Training Center in Gambrills from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 18. Registration is required.

Information: 410-222-5135 or 410-222-5829.

Trucks, vans needed to deliver food

Food Link seeks volunteers with trucks and vans to pick up food from distribution centers and restaurants and deliver it to food pantries, shelters and other locations that serve those in need throughout the county.

Information: 410-222-7853.

Assistance Network needs food help

The South County Assistance Network seeks volunteers to stock shelves, bag and donate food and assist with other community emergency needs from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursdays and Saturdays.

The program is at St. James' Church in Lothian.

Information: 301-261-5265.

Salvation Army asks for holiday help

The Salvation Army seeks volunteers to assist with the 2006 holiday fundraising and toy distribution efforts.

Information: 410-783-2920.

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