Volunteers 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.
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 email@example.com or go to americanhealingarts.org.
Volunteers 16 and older are needed as coaches in the evenings to assist with Special Olympics events and regional competitions, fundraising and more. Information: 410-553-6311 or soaamd.org.
Help at detention center
Volunteers 21 and older who pass a background check are needed at the Jennifer Road Detention Center to work in the library, assist with pre-GED classes and the education program, facilitate self-help workshops on parenting, job readiness, financial issues and more. Training is provided. The education program is held Wednesday and Thursday evenings; self-help workshop scheduling is flexible. Call 410-222-7093 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Secure the Call
Secure the Call, a local agency that redistributes used and unwanted cell phones as 911 emergency-only phones, needs volunteers 18 and older to place collection barrels. Information: 301-891-2900.
The Davidsonville Wildlife Sanctuary treats and cares for injured and orphaned animals and, if possible, releases them back into the wild. Volunteers who can commit to working at least one morning a week are needed to feed, water and clean animals. For more information, call 410-798-0193 or go to wildlifesanctuary.us/dws.
Cats R Us Inc.
This no-kill facility, which operates two small shelters in the Annapolis and Arnold areas, seeks volunteers to provide foster homes. Also, volunteers 8 and older are needed to assist with cleaning the shelters, attending adoption shows at PetSmart in Annapolis, making home deliveries or sitting with cats. Training is provided for shelter and adoption workers.
Information: 410-263-1719 or go to catsrus.petfinder.com.
The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities seeks volunteers to assist in protecting the rights and promoting the well-being of residents in long-term care facilities, including nursing homes and assisted-living homes. Information: 410-222-4464, ext. 3111.
The Annapolis Maritime Museum needs volunteers to staff the McNasby Oyster Co. building from noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays. Volunteers will be trained to interpret the museum's exhibits, themes and education programs. You must be enthusiastic and willing to learn. Experience or education in history, maritime heritage or teaching is helpful but not required. For more information, call 410-295-0104 or go to amaritime.org.