Volunteers

Volunteers

October 13, 2011

Listings are accepted on a space-available basis. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday prior to date of publication at the latest. To submit volunteer items, mail to Volunteers, Patuxent Publishing Co. Editorial, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; email hccalendar@patuxent.com; fax 410-332-6336; or call 410-332-6497.

Historic Ellicott City — Seeking volunteers for the 27th annual Decorator Show House for the following positions: hostesses, preview party assistants, office help, parking assistants and individuals with computer skills. Training provided. Show runs through Oct. 23. 410-465-5943.

American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery — Seeking volunteer drivers (and their vehicles) to help provide transportation assistance for Howard County cancer patients who need transportation to and from treatment facilities. "Road" volunteers provide an essential and necessary service for patients who have no car, may be too ill to drive or have family members and friends who may not have the time or financial means to provide this support. Shelby, 410-781-4316.

Howard County Legacy Leadership Institute for the Environment Recruiting for the 2012 Class of Legacy Leaders to participate in its environmental education and volunteer leadership program, designed for ages 50 and older who want to gain skills and knowledge and create a legacy through their volunteer work with partner organizations. Offering six weeks of classes on Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., starting February 1, 2012. After completion on March 14, Legacy Leaders begin 150 hours of field placement with partner organizations March-September 2012. Classes meet at the Robinson Nature Center, 6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia; the Goddard Space Flight Center, in Greenbelt; and the Howard County Conservancy at Mt. Pleasant Farm, in Woodstock. $50 fee is required at enrollment. http://www.howardllie.com. Dr. Barbara Schmeckpeper, 410-381-5279, or Cathy Hudson, 410-796-7232, or HocoLLIE@gmail.com.

Howard County Local Children's Board— Seeking county applicants who are interested in serving on the Local Children's Board. Board members serve five year terms and help plan and develop a continuum of services and programs for children and youth in Howard County. Candidates must be Howard County residents, 18-years-old or older, have an interest in children and youth services, and be able to attend the Board's meetings which are held quarterly at a minimum from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Howard County Office of Children's Services in Ellicott City. The Board is also accepting applications from high school students who may be interested in serving two-year terms. Applicants should send a resume and a brief letter explaining why they want to serve on the Board to: Howard County Government, Department of County Administration, Attn: Susan Smith-Bauk,3430 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043. Office of Children's Services, 410-313-1940 or http://www.howardcountymd.gov/localchildrensboard.htm.

A-OK Mentoring-Tutoring Inc. — Recruiting adult volunteers to be mentor-tutors to Howard County public school students who are struggling to succeed. Volunteers meet with students during the school day or in after-school programs, individually or in small groups. Volunteers should be able to commit to one hour/week for one school year. Participating elementary schools are Atholton, Bryant Woods, Cradlerock, Forest Ridge, Guilford, Longfellow, Phelps Luck, Running Brook and Stevens Forest. There are also limited opportunities to meet with older students. Chaya Kaplan, 410-730-6030 or aokmentor@gmail.com.

Howard County Conservancy — Seeking Wednesday morning drop-in gardening volunteers to help maintain the many thematic and native plant gardens on the Conservancy property. All levels of experience welcome. Chris Garbart, 410-465-8877 or chris.garbart@hcconservancy.org.

Oakland Mills Community Association — Seeking vendors for the annual Cultural Arts Festival, held Oct. 15, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., in the Oakland Mills Village Center. Food/beverage, arts and crafts, and nonprofits; Howard County political candidates and commercial vendors are all welcome. Reasonable rates. http://www.oaklandmills.org. 410-730-4610 or omcaadmin@columbiavillages.org.

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