Volunteer briefs

April 16, 2010

Alzheimer's Association

Volunteers, age 25 and older, are needed to lead support groups for early-stage Alzheimer's disease and related dementia. Volunteers must be a licensed nurse or social worker with knowledge of the progression of the disease and have strong communication and group-support management skills. Training and background checks will be provided.

Information: 410-561-9099.

Annapolis Language Bank

Volunteers with second-language capability are needed to help communicate with visitors who have difficulty speaking English. Information: 410-263-1183.

Annapolis Opera

Volunteers age 16 and older are needed to help with publicity, school outreach, ad sales, bookkeeping, computer work, support for vocal competitions and auditions and more. Information: 410-267-8135 or annapolisopera.org.

Chesapeake Arts Center

The Chesapeake Arts Center seeks volunteers age 16 and older to serve as ushers and at the box office for performances at the Hammonds Lane and/or Studio 194 theaters. Volunteers are also needed to help in the gift shop, with mailings and other activities. Information: chesapeakearts.org or 410-636-6597.

Children's fair

Camp Blaze needs volunteers to assist with its annual children's fair May 1 at the Big Vanilla Athletic Club, 1209 Ritchie Highway in Arnold. Information: 410-703-8528.

Friendly visitor

Volunteers are needed for the Friendly Visitor Program coordinated by the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities. A 90-minute training program takes place at the end of the month. The department matches a homebound person age 55 or older or an adult with disabilities with a volunteer visitor who comes to the person's home. Call Susan Law at 410-222-4464, ext. 3022, or e-mail aglaw@aacounty.org.

Healing Arts

American Healing Arts Alliance Inc., a nonprofit educational alliance of healing arts and sciences organizations, educators, practitioners, students and individuals, is seeking volunteers 18 and older to help with monthly programs and events. The organization sponsors peace-building educational programs.

Help is needed with volunteer recruitment, event planning and logistics, fundraising, coordinating entertainment, grant-writing and press releases.

Information: Alice Yeager, 410-956-0055, e-mail ahaainc@earthlink.net or go to americanhealingarts.org.

Operation Military Kids

The organization is the Army's collaborative effort with communities to support the children of deployed service men and women. There are volunteer opportunities that range from camp counselors to workshop facilitators. Information: operationmilitarykids.org.

Quiet Waters Park

Volunteers are needed to support the operation of the park and events throughout the year. People age 15 and older are needed for a variety of tasks.

Information: 410-222-1777.

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