Anne Arundel County volunteer briefs

August 07, 2010

YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel

The Sexual Assault Crisis Center of the YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County needs volunteers to provide hospital accompaniment at Baltimore Washington Medical Center to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Training will be provided Aug. 26, 28 and 31 and the YWCA Building, 1517 Ritchie Highway, Arnold. RSVP: Amanda Fields, 410-544-0716 or by Aug. 23.

Annapolis Maritime Museum

The Annapolis Maritime Museum needs a coordinator to recruit and manage volunteers who will teach visitors about Annapolis' maritime heritage and how to take care of the bay. This is a one-year commitment as a member of AmeriCorps and begins Sept. 15. It includes extensive training, a modest living allowance, and a post-service education award. Information and to apply: or

American Red Cross

Volunteers ages 14 and older are needed to help with blood drives. Volunteers greet donors, provide customer service and serve refreshments. Participants must complete an application and attend an orientation/training session. People older than 18 must undergo a background check. For more information, call Terry Karloff at 410-764-4602, ext. 1 or 800-272-0094, ext. 1.

Annapolis Language Bank

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

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

Eastport Girls Club

The club is seeking high school seniors or adult volunteers to serve as weekly tutors to club participants in grades 5-12 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Training will be provided, and a background check is required.

To schedule an interview or learn more, call 410-919-3347.

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 or go to

Annapolis Opera

The Annapolis Opera needs volunteers 16 and older to help with publicity, school outreach, ad sales, bookkeeping, computer work, support for vocal competitions and auditions and more. Information: 410-267-8135 or

The Arc

Volunteers are needed at the Arc of Central Chesapeake Region to help with fundraising, office assistance, special events and to serve on the board of directors. The Arc is also looking for volunteers to join its Quality Enhancement Committee.

For more information, call 410-269-1883 or go to

Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society needs volunteers for a variety of positions at several locations. Information: 410-721-4304 or

Chesapeake Arts Center

The Chesapeake Arts Center seeks volunteers 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: or 410-636-6597.

County clearinghouse

The Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County is a clearinghouse for information about volunteering throughout the county. Help is needed to assist with the database, newsletter and new youth service activities and with maintaining online volunteer matching applications. Call Fay Mauro at 410-897-9207, e-mail or go to

Electronics Museum

The National Electronics Museum at 1745 W. Nursery Road in Linthicum seeks volunteers 14 and older for education and outreach, special events, as an administrative assistant, collections assistants and for visitor services. Training will be provided. Information: 410-765-0230.

Head Start

Volunteers 18 and older are needed at seven Head Start sites throughout in the county to serve as classroom assistants, informal mentors for students and families, and as story time readers. Medical and background checks are required. Also, translators (primarily Spanish) are needed to assist Head Start teachers with home visits and handbook/program presentations to families. Information: 410-626-1900, ext. 1032.

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