Anne Arundel County volunteer briefs

September 14, 2012

Department of Recreation & Parks

The department has a variety of volunteer opportunities available at several sites. for more information, call Nicki Fiocco at 410-222-7315, email volunteer@aacounty.org, or go to aacounty.org/recparks.

Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival

Volunteers are needed now and on Sept. 29 for the 25th annual Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival being held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Annapolis City Dock. Information: 443-623-2856, kuntakinte.org or email kuntakintecelebrations@gmail.com.

Captain Salem Avery Museum

Volunteers are needed to serve as docents and escort visitors through the Museum from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays and at special functions. On some occasions, they would be dressed in a costume typical of the 1860s. Training is provided. Information: 410-867-4486.

Department of Social Services

The county needs volunteers with good customer service skills to meet and assist clients at its Annapolis and Glen Burnie offices. Volunteers are also needed to supervise foster children the first Tuesday of each month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Annapolis. For more information, call Tanya Steele at 410-269-4461 or email her at tsteele@dhr.state.md.us.

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Volunteers, children and adults, are needed to collect water samples, clear trails, weigh turtles, guide visitors on nature walks, draw maps, lead canoe trips, make posters, seine for fish, host the Visitor Center on weekends, and more. To volunteer, call Lindsay Hollister at 410-741-9330 or send an email to volunteers@jugbay.org. Information: jugbay.org.

Department of Social Services

The department seeks male volunteers to mentor at-risk male youths living in the west and north part of the county. Mentors are matched with at-risk youth ages 8-20 in the Child Welfare Program. Mentors must be willing to commit to one year and are background screened and trained. Call Tanya Steele at 410-269-4462 or email her at tsteele@dhr.state.md.us.

Literacy council

Tutors are needed for combating adult illiteracy in the county. After training, tutors can choose their own schedule and locations with assigned students or can tutor at local detention centers. Hours are flexible, and most work can be done at home. To volunteer, call 410-269-4419 or email info@aaclc.org. Information: icanread.org.

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