ARC of Anne Arundel County, which assists residents with developmental disabilities, needs volunteers to help with fundraising, office work and special events. Also, the board of directors needs a member. Gardening assistance with clients' plants, patios, trees and shrubs and leaf collection is also needed. Call Angie DeMorland at 410-990-1935, e-mail or visit

Broadneck Family Youth Center, a youth and family program that serves as a haven for about 30 youths, needs volunteers to serve as tutors for one-on-one sessions from 2 to 6 p.m. weekdays or as scheduled. Volunteers are also needed from 2 to 6 p.m. or 5 to 9 p.m. daily as mentors, counselors, carpenters, recreational chaperons or office assistants. Many positions are open for teenagers 14 to 18. Contact Chuck Sellner at 410-626-8281, e-mail or see

Centro de Ayuda (Center of Help), based in the Allen Apartments in Parole, offers assistance to Hispanic immigrants from El Salvador, Mexico and several Latin American countries. These immigrants need basic food, clothing and health care as well as help reading notices and other documents in English. Tutors are needed to support both children and adults in English as a Second Language programs. Contact Magdalena Moreno at 410-266-8013.

Clay Street Computer Learning Center needs volunteers for this Annapolis neighborhood computer center to assist with homework. Help is also needed from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays to teach basic computer skills to children and basic word processing, spreadsheets, Web design, job searching, re{acute}sume{acute} writing and GED skills to adults. Volunteers can be as young as 15. Call Kyria Lynn Jones at 410-280-6467 or e-mail

Community Action's Head Start Program needs volunteers to make reading visits to one of eight Head Start centers in the county and read a 20-minute story to preschoolers. Bring your own age-appropriate story or use the center's books. Hours vary by center but are generally from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Contact the following Head Start centers: Annapolis Gardens, 410-626-1933; Eastport, 410-626-1131; Freetown, 410-360-8885; Lloyd Keaser, 410-636-6587; Meade Village, 410-551-2444; Obery Court, 410-626-1927; Robinwood, 410-263-7887; South County, 410-867-8945.

First Baptist Church of Eastport's Homework Club needs volunteers to work with elementary school students from 3 to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. In addition to tutoring and homework help, volunteers walk the students from Eastport Elementary School three blocks to the church, serve refreshments and play games with the children. Call 410-268-7378.

The Gateway at Admiral Oaks' Homework Club needs volunteers to help children complete homework assignments, study for tests and reinforce basic math and reading skills from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; help with "Dinner and a Book" reading nights from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; assist with recreational activities from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Fridays; and assist with either a program for teen mothers, a teen girls' Chat and Chew programs or teen boys' rap sessions on the second Saturday of each month. All events take place at the Admiral Oaks Community in Annapolis. Call Kathie Cronin at 410-280-2172 or e-mail

HAVEN (HIV/AIDS Volunteer Enrichment Network) needs volunteers for a buddy program that provides daytime transportation for HIV-positive county residents to and from doctor appointments throughout the county and to Baltimore, or evening rides to support group meetings in Annapolis. One-day volunteers are needed as well. Training is provided where necessary. Volunteers are also needed in the office as fundraisers and event planners. Call 410-224-AIDS or e-mail

A guide to the many mentoring/tutoring volunteer opportunities in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County is available free from the Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County. Call the Volunteer Center at 410-897-9207, e-mail or visit

To volunteer, please contact the agencies directly. To submit an item seeking volunteers for your organization, please e-mail; fax 410-267-6972; or mail to Volunteers, Anne Arundel Extra, The Washington Post, 3 Church Cir., Annapolis, Md. 21401.

-- Compiled by Sharon Fanning