Volunteer briefs

April 29, 2011

Arundel House of Hope

Organization needs medical volunteers. Call Phil Bailey at 410-863-4888, ext. 112, or email pbailey@arundelhoh.org.

Breast cancer

Save the Coconuts, a local organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds to fight the disease, needs volunteers for tasks associated with 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

The 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 email hr@cplayers.com.

Friendly visitor

Volunteers are needed for the Friendly Visitor Program coordinated by the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities. A 90-minute training program takes place at the end of the month. The department matches a homebound person 55 or older or an adult with disabilities with a volunteer visitor who comes to the person's home. Call Susan Law at 410-222-4464, ext. 3022, or email aglaw@aacounty.org.

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.

Junior League of Annapolis

Volunteers are 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 email 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 of the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, restore wooden boats and help with the winter and summer concert series. Information: 410-295-0104 or amaritime.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 residents maintain control over their lives and dignity. Facilities include nursing homes and assisted-living facilities. Information: 410-222-4464, ext. 3111.

Rebuilding Together

Plumbers, electricians, roofers, tillers, dry wall, carpet and floor installers, painters and general workers are needed for this all-volunteer nonprofit that repairs and revitalizes homes of low-income elderly and low-income disabled homeowners, as well as homes of low-income families with children. Also needed are volunteers to assist with fundraising, serving on the various committees of the board of directors and computer work. Information: 410-923-9992.

Special Olympics

Volunteers 16 and older are needed as coaches in the evenings to assist with special events and regional competitions, fundraising and more. Information: 410-553-6311 or soaamd.org.

Support groups

Volunteers age 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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