Volunteer briefs

April 08, 2011

Correctional Center

Volunteers 21 and older 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, to 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, yard work and more. Information: 410-224-4205.

Bay alliance

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay needs volunteers to staff the reception desk, answer phones, provide clerical support and program and project support for the staff. Hours are flexible. Email office@allianceforthebay.org.

School mentors needed

Benfield Elementary School seeks volunteer mentors. No experience is necessary, just a desire to provide support to students. Information: 410-222-6555 or email tperunovich@aacps.org.

Arts council

The Arts Council of AAC needs volunteers 18 and older to help in the office with answering phones and computer input for its membership database. Information: 410-222-7949.

Hospice of the Chesapeake

The organization seeks volunteers to join the "Tuck-In-Team." They will call patient caregivers on Thursdays from the Annapolis office and check whether they have enough medications and supplies to last the weekend. Morning and afternoon shifts are available, and training is provided. Information: 443-837-1549.

Foster grandparents

The Foster Grandparent Program of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities seeks volunteers 55 and older to mentor exceptional-needs children at various sites. Volunteers serve 15 to 40 hours a week and provide mentoring, tutoring, advice, special attention and life skills to help children in special education classes, Head Start centers, a homeless shelter and a family support center. Activities may include reading stories and listening to children, working with puzzles, and helping children to feed themselves, set a table, and learn colors, numbers and the alphabet. Information: 410-222-4464.

Maryland Food Bank

Volunteers are needed for two- to three-hour shifts Mondays-Fridays at 2200 Halethorpe Farms Road to help sort and box food. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old. Information: 410-737-8282, ext. 232.

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 residents maintain control over their lives and dignity. Facilities include nursing homes and assisted-living facilities. Information: 410-222-4464, ext. 3111.

Support groups

Volunteers 25 and older are needed to lead support groups for early-stage Alzheimer's disease and related dementia. Volunteers must be licensed nurses or social workers 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.

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