Howard County General Hospital — Seeking volunteers to help provide multidenominational spiritual care for patients and their families. The hospital's Pastoral Care Department is offering a 15-week training program on Thursday evenings beginning Sept. 20. Following training, participants will be asked to volunteer two hours a week for at least one year. The registration deadline is Aug. 31. For more information, call Chaplain Jack Dunlavey at 410-740-7898.
Howard County Historical Society — Seeking volunteers for a variety of projects, including the Holiday House Tour, Antique Appraisal Fair, Education Trunk programs, systems maintenance, data entry, exhibit design, historical and genealogical research, and basic office functions. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator Paulette Lutz at email@example.com or 410-480-3250.
Howard County Legacy Leadership Institute for the Environment — Recruiting for 2013 class of legacy leaders. Program is designed for persons 50 and older who want to gain skills and knowledge about the environment, and create a legacy through their volunteer work. Classes begin Jan. 31 and meet at the Robinson Nature Center, in Columbia; Goddard Space Flight Center, in Greenbelt; and the Howard County Conservancy, at Mt. Pleasant Farm, in Woodstock. After graduation in September, leaders will begin 100 hours of mentored field placements. $75 is due at time of enrollment. Application deadline is Sept. 28. For more information, call 410-796-7232 or go to http://www.howardllie.com.
Howard County Local Children's Board — Seeking county applicants 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 youths in Howard County. Candidates must be Howard County residents, 18 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, 8:30-10 a.m., at the Howard County Office of Children's Services in Ellicott City. The board is also accepting applications from high school students interested in serving two-year terms. Applicants should send a résumé 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. 410-313-1940 or go to http://www.howardcountymd.gov/localchildrensboard.htm.
KidsPeace Foster Care and Community Programs — Seeking caring individuals and families to be foster parents (financial reimbursement will be provided) and/or volunteer mentors to children, teens and teen mothers. Therapeutic foster parents and mentors receive training and 24-hour support. Call 410-964-9329 or go to http://www.fostercare.com
Laurel Regional Hospital — Seeking volunteers to assist at the main information desk and in the gift shop primarily on evenings and weekends. Volunteers must be dependable, responsible and friendly adults able to commit to a scheduled three-hour shift for the information desk. Available shift times vary, but are generally 8-11 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 2-5 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Training provided. Director of Volunteer Services, 240-456-4764 or http://www.dimensionshealth.org.
Meals on Wheels — Seeking volunteers to deliver meals to homebound residents in the central Maryland area. Distribution site is located at 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia, MD 21044. Meals are picked up by volunteers at the site and delivered between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Volunteers are asked to commit to drive a minimum of twice a month. 410-730-9476 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mt. Hebron High School's Viking Backers Booster Club — Seeking volunteers for the 2012-13 school year. Positions available include vice president-ways and means, assistant treasurer and winter fundraiser coordinator, each requiring no more than a few hours per week. Contact Cory Case at email@example.com.
Neighbor Ride — Seeking volunteers to help Howard County seniors remain active and independent by providing rides for medical appointments, shopping, social outings, fitness classes, personal care and business appointments, religious services, volunteer commitments and other day-to-day activities. Flexible daytime, evening and weekend volunteer opportunities are available. Volunteer drivers choose rides that fit their work and personal schedules; and are convenient to their homes, offices and daily routines. Parent volunteers may bring their children along for an intergenerational experience. Rosemary Noble or Patrice Cerwonka, 410-884-7433 or firstname.lastname@example.org.