Anne Arundel County Volunteer Briefs

March 18, 2011

Healing arts alliance

An 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 and special events. Information: Alice Yeager, 410-956-0055, or americanhealingarts.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.

Breast cancer

Save the Coconuts, an organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds to fight the disease in the area, needs volunteers for tasks associated with local fundraising. Information: 410-353-1552.

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.

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, stage managing, 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, fundraising, serving on the board of directors and supporting other programs and services. Information: 410-224-8984, jlannapolis.org or e-mail admin@jlannapolis.org.

Light House Shelter

Volunteers, 18 and older, are needed for a variety of duties associated with the food program, children's program, cleaning and maintenance, office and administration, adult education programs and the overnight homeless program. Pro bono professionals are also needed to serve the shelter and its clients with skills such as accounting, medicine, law and carpentry. Hours are flexible and training is provided. Information: 410-349-5056, ext. 14, or marshall@annapolislighthouse.org.

Maritime Museum

The Annapolis Maritime Museum needs volunteers to expand its environmental education program, conduct tours to the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, restore wooden boats and help with the winter and summer concert series. Information: 410-295-0104 or amaritime.org.

Operation Military Kids

The organization is the Army's collaborative effort with communities to support the children of deployed servicemen and servicewomen. Volunteer opportunities include camp counselors and workshop facilitators. Information: operationmilitarykids.org.

Ordnance Road Correctional Center

Volunteers 21 and older and who pass a background check are needed as adult literacy tutors, to assist in the library, the sewing program, as a newsletter editor and as a photographer for special programs and events. The center also needs people to assist with recreational and sports activities, teach CPR and to lead substance abuse meetings. Information: 410-222-6350, ext. 3159.

United Cerebral Palsy

United Cerebral Palsy of Southern Maryland needs volunteers for a variety of positions, including office assistant, board of directors and committee members, handyman, placing and picking up donation canisters, assisting at events, assisting with recreational activities, yardwork and more. Information: 410-224-4205.

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 to be transportation escorts. Information: 410-863-4888 or e-mail pbailey@arundelhoh.org.

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