Anne Arundel County volunteer briefs

May 04, 2012

Arundel Lodge

Community mental health center that serves mentally ill adults seeks a volunteer with experience in the employee benefits area to help the lodge redesign its employee leave and benefits package. Information: 443-433-5931.

Department of Aging and Disabilities

Volunteers are needed to serve in multiple locations and programs around the county. Information: 410-222-4464.

Department of Transportation

Department is seeking volunteers to act as "Annapolis Street Team" members and distribute and post marketing materials about the new circulator trolley and improved parking garages, and to assist locals and tourists in an effort to improve the community. This is an opportunity for high school and college students through the end of August. Volunteers will wear Annapolis shirts and caps and work downtown on weekdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on weekends from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information: 410-263-7964.

Help for troubled youths

Hearts & Homes for Youth needs volunteers 18 and older for tutoring, mentoring, internships, recreation sponsors, renovation projects, office assistance and beautification projects. The organization helps troubled children and youths who are abused, neglected or runaways to become independent and productive. Information: 301-589-8444, ext. 212.

Interested in cooking?

Hospice of the Chesapeake seeks individuals who enjoy cooking to prepare home-cooked meals for patients at the Mandrin Inpatient Care Center in Harwood. Training will be provided. Information: 443-837-1549.

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 its concert series. Information: 410-295-0104 or amaritime.org.

Maryland Environmental Trust

Organization that preserves open space by working with owners of farm, forest or historic properties needs office volunteers, 20 and older, at its Crownsville office to help with administrative support by managing stewardship materials for use by staff and monitoring volunteers. Tasks include scanning of slides and easement exhibits, organizing easement information, data entry, preparing and mailing correspondence, and maintaining contact with easement landowners. Hours are flexible and training is provided. Basic computer skills are required. Information: 410-514-7908 or dnr.state.md.us/met.

Maryland Therapeutic Riding

Center that offers therapeutic horseback riding lessons for children and adults with special needs seeks volunteers, 14 and older, to assist with riding lessons and are also needed through the week to help with horse care, barn and facility maintenance. Volunteers are required to attend a training session before beginning their service. Information: 410-923-1187 or horsesthatheal.org.

Public library

Volunteers are needed at branches for cleaning and recasing books, CD and DVD collections, assembly of Story-Time projects, copying, data processing or other computer projects, and file maintenance. Also, daily morning shifts include helping with unloading and processing delivery and looking on shelves for requested items. Shifts are often flexible and may include some evenings or weekends in addition to daytime hours. Some branches can work with volunteers as young as 14 and may keep applications on file to call prospective volunteers when needs arise. Training is provided. Information: aacpl.net.

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. Facilities include nursing homes and assisted-living facilities. Information: 410-222-4464, ext. 3111.

South River Federation

Volunteers are needed for special event planning, administrative assistance, seasonal work projects such as oyster garden planting, data collection, water sampling and more. Quarterly meetings are open to the public. Information: 410-224-3802 or southriverfederation.net.

Youth Services Bureau

Mentors are needed for children ages 5 to 18. Background checks will be performed and training will be offered. Volunteers are also needed for educational and cultural activities. Information: 410-626-1800.

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