Anne Arundel County volunteer briefs

January 15, 2011

The Caring Collection

Volunteers are needed for this organization, which raises funds for cancer research and patient care at Anne Arundel Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Hospital by making and selling stained-glass angels and sun catchers. Sun catchers are made every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Information: Bobbie Burnett, 410-849-5333 or caringcollection.org.

American Healing Arts Alliance

Educational alliance of healing arts and sciences organizations, educators, professional practitioners, students and supportive individuals that sponsors regional and international peace-building educational programs needs volunteers 18 and older to help with monthly programs as well as special events. Information: Alice Yeager, 410-956-0055 or americanhealingarts.org.

Friends of Colonial Players

Organization has many volunteer opportunities, including working in the box office, ushering, set painting and construction, stage crew, costumes, handling properties, helping with lights and sound, serving as stage manager, arranging parties and other socials. Information: cplayers.com or e-mail hr@cplayers.com.

Junior League of Annapolis

Volunteers needed to work on projects supporting children and families, including the Teen Empowerment and Mentoring Program in conjunction with the Anne Arundel Medical Center's Women's and Children's Division, the September Back to School Book Bag project, to assist with fundraising, serve on board of directors and support other programs and services. For more information, call 410-224-8984, go to jlannapolis.org or e-mail: admin@jlannapolis.org.

Arundel House of Hope

The organization needs medical volunteers. Call Phil Bailey at 410-863-4888, ext. 112, or e-mail pbailey@arundelhoh.org.

Winter Relief Program

Shelter program in effect through April at various churches and shelters needs volunteers to assist at the Intake Center, 514 N. Crain Highway in Glen Burnie, and be transportation escorts. Information: 410-863-4888 or e-mail pbailey@arundelhoh.org.

Ombudsman program

The Department of Aging and Disabilities needs volunteers to assist in protecting the rights and promoting the well-being of residents in long-term-care facilities. Program also helps those residents to maintain control over their lives and personal dignity. Long-care facilities include nursing homes and assisted-living facilities. Information: 410-222-4464, ext. 3111.

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.

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