The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center in Grasonville (formerly the Horsehead Wetlands Center) needs volunteers to help run an educational and research center. For information, call 410-827-6694.

Reading Is Fundamental Inc., a national nonprofit organization that works with local groups to promote reading among young people, has opportunities for residents to participate in children's literacy activities. Community members who would like more information about volunteering to read aloud, discuss their profession or help in other ways should call Eastport Elementary School, 410-222-1605.

The American Cancer Society needs office support at its office in Gambrills. Volunteers can also serve as advocates, speakers, helpers at health fairs, visitors to patients and cosmetologists. Opportunities are available on weekends or evenings. Volunteers who are themselves cancer survivors are particularly needed. Also needed are "Road to Recovery" volunteers who can drive cancer patients to and from treatment facilities for a few hours each month between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. During the American Cancer Society's Daffodil Days fundraiser from March 10 to 16, volunteers can become daffodil coordinators or assist with phone calls, packaging or delivery. Call 410-721-4304.

The Anne Arundel County Police Department needs volunteers for its Reserve Officer program to assist in traffic control, fingerprinting, administrative duties, community relations and more. Volunteers must be over 21, undergo a criminal background check and be available between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays. A minimum of 16 service hours per month are required. Call Officer Joe Hatcher at 410-222-8585.

The Cultural Arts Foundation of Anne Arundel County needs volunteers 18 and older to answer phones and handle computer input for a membership database. Volunteers are also needed for the 2003 Mardi Gras Gala on Feb. 22. This is a fundraiser for all of Anne Arundel County arts organizations. Call Carol Treiber, executive director, 410-222-7949, e-mail artsfdn@aol.com. Web site: www.artsfoundation.com.

Greenscape 2003. Keep Annapolis growing green by joining local gardeners to "Greenscape" the public spaces of the city during a day of planting, cleanup and beautification on April 26. The focus will be on cultivation of native plant species and the introduction of rain barrels to some projects. Join as an organization or an individual. New participants, new projects and new coordinators are needed. Various gardens need volunteers from 8:30 a.m. to noon to dig, rake, bend, plant and pick up debris. Contact LeeAnn Bogan, Annapolis Recreation and Parks, at 410-263-7958 or e-mail Recpark@annapolis.gov. Upcoming Greenscape meetings are 7 p.m. at the Eastport Volunteer Firehall. March 10, orders are due for plants and teams are finalized. April 25, plant material will be distributed.

London Town and Gardens needs volunteers to serve at this Edgewater historic site during the week and on weekends as museum interpreters, gardeners, children's education docents, archaeological assistants and interpreters, transcribers for the Oral History Project, and assistants for special events. Docents in the William Brown House are needed both weekdays and weekends. Call Vicki Lerch at 410-222-1919 or e-mail londntwn@historiclondontown.com. Web site: www.historiclondontown.com.

YMCA Camp Letts needs volunteers for ongoing upkeep of buildings and grounds, to assist with the care of horses and to run the Camp Store. Call Joyce Lynn at 866-963-6000 or 410-919-1417 or e-mail jlynn@ymcawashdc.org. Volunteers with general office skills and some computer and software knowledge are also needed in the Education Retreat Center during the week. Call Jane Tyson at 410-919-1418 or e-mail jtyson@ymcawashdc.org. Web site: www.ymcawashdc.org.

-- Compiled by Sharon Fanning