Volunteer opportunities: Howard County schools seeking volunteers

November 03, 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.

Small Miracles Cat Rescue — Seeking volunteers to help with cleaning and feeding at the shelter, as well as a morning or evening at either the Columbia or Ellicott City Petco, and the adoption process. 10236A Baltimore National Pike. Moira, 410-274-3530.

The Cedar Lane School — Seeking volunteers to escort students between classes and assist students during class time. Volunteers may work partial or whole days during school hours, 7:50 a.m.-2:20 p.m., 11630 Scaggsville Road, Fulton. Mary Beth Yelen, Assistant Principal, 410-888-8800.

Glenelg High School Front Office — Seeking volunteers to greet visitors, answer phones, take messages, make copies, and/or contact parents to verify early dismissals. Days and times flexible between 7:15 a.m.-noon. 14025 Burntwoods Road, Glenelg. Michele Nethken, Principal's Secretary, 410-313-5528 or Michele_Nethken@hcpss.org.

Glenelg High School Media Center — Seeking volunteers to lift and move sets of books; check the shelf; order of books; and reorder as needed. Volunteer for either or both jobs. Days and times are flexible between 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 14025 Burntwoods Road, Glenelg. 410-313-5528 or Aimee_Chanhatasilpa@hcpss.org.

Glenelg High School Student Services — Seeking volunteers to occasionally help with junior interviews, preparing information packets, assisting students or other special projects. 14025 Burntwoods Road, Glenelg. 410-313-5535 or Sandra_Miles@hcpss.org.

Hollifield Station Elementary — Seeking a volunteer to transport print jobs between the school, 8701 Stonehouse Drive, Ellicott City, and the HCPSS Print Shop, located at 10920 Route 108. One round trip per week at the volunteer's convenience; some lifting required. 410-313-2550.

The Saturday Math Academy — Sponsored by the Black Student Achievement Program. Seeking volunteers to assist students in grades 4-12 with math skills, homework, study skills and/or chess and encourage academic achievement. Meets Saturdays, 9 a.m.–noon, Oakland Mills High School media center, 9410 Kilimanjaro Road, Columbia. Fall session dates: Oct. 15, 29; Nov. 5, 12, 19; Dec. 3, 10. Harriet Lee, Volunteer Coordinator, harriet_lee@hcpss.org.

Columbia Teen Center Clothing Drive — Sponsored by the Columbia Teen Center's Teen Outreach Committee. Accepting donations through Nov. 30. Items may be dropped off at the Columbia Teen Center now through November 30. Please do not donate items with stains, holes or broken zippers. 5853 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia. 410-992-3726 or Rene.Buckmon@ColumbiaAssociation.com.

Holiday Mart Craft Show — Seeking additional crafters for its annual craft show. Artists will need to submit four professional digital photos on a CD, or photographs of work by Oct. 28. Images must be representative of the original handcrafted art or craft items and display. Selection is based on uniqueness, originality, quality, display and popularity. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance, waitlist or non-acceptance. Jewelry vendors need not apply. Fee is non-refundable. Jury fee is $20 and is non-refundable. Gary J. Arthur Community Center at Glenwood, 2400 Route 97, Cookville. http://www.howardcountymd.gov/rap. 410-313-4831.

Hospital Accompaniment Advocate — An on-call volunteer position responsible for responding to Howard County General Hospital within 30 minutes of receiving a call, to provide comfort, support and advocacy to survivors of sexual assault. Extensive training and TB testing required. Must be at least 21-years-old. http://www.dvcenter.org. 410-997-0304 or volunteers@dvcenter.org.

Cable Advisory Committee — Seeking applicants interested in serving a five-year term on the committee, which provides recommendations to the Executive and Council on all matters related to the County cable system and its facilities. Candidates must be Howard County residents, 18-years-old or older, have an interest in cable and be able to attend the Committee's meetings held quarterly on the second Wednesday in March, June, September and December at 7 p.m. at the George Howard Building in Ellicott City. Additional meetings may be called for by the Committee Chairperson when, in his or her opinion, it is important to consider a matter immediately. Meetings are open to the public and become a matter of public record. Applicants should send a resume and a brief letter explaining why they want to serve on the Committee to: Howard County Government, Department of County Administration, Attn: Susan Smith-Bauk, 3430 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043. 410-313-3318.

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