Anne Arundel County volunteer briefs

May 11, 2012

Barber Foundation

The nonprofit organization features projects that provide no-charge grooming services for those who cannot afford to go to the barber or beauty salon. Volunteers 16 and older are needed for administrative tasks. Barbers and hairstylists are also needed. Information: 410-519-2622 or http:://

Bay alliance

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

Correctional Center

Volunteers 21 and older who pass a background check are needed at the county correctional center to serve as adult literacy tutors, to assist in the library and 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.

Department of Aging

The organization needs volunteers 55 and older to serve in programs or projects that provide services to seniors and those with disabilities. Information: 410-222-6717.

Department of Transportation

Volunteers are needed 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.

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:

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

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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