Anne Arundel County volunteer briefs

October 19, 2012

Plant some trees

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and partner groups need volunteers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 3 to plant 1,000 trees at the old Naval Academy dairy farm in Gambrills. The event is suitable for adults, families and community groups. Dress for the weather. Equipment and refreshments will be provided. Registration is required. Email Carmera Thomas at

Dept. of Social Services

Volunteers are needed at the Annapolis location for data entry and to answer and make phone calls through December. Information: 410-269-4461 or

Arundel Lodge Inc.

The organization seeks a volunteer to staff the front desk and answer the door on an as-needed basis during the day and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays. To volunteer and for more information, call Laura Murphy at 443-433-5931 or email Arundel Lodge is a community mental health center serving mentally ill adults.

Jug Bay Wetlands

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 email Information:

Youth mentors

The Department of Human Resources 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

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 Information:

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