The following organizations need volunteer help for a day, for a week or on a regular basis.

Annapolis Maritime Museum Summer Concert musicians perform every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. (weather permitting) through Sept. 15 aboard either the Peg Wallace, a 1925 Draketail boat, or the replica skipjack Lydia D. at the Alex Haley Memorial at the City Dock. Volunteers are needed as shore hands and deck hands. Also needed are U.S. Coast Guard-licensed boat captains. Between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., three shore hands will set up, meet and greet the musicians and close. One deck hand will assist the boat captains. Volunteers can work one Wednesday or 10. Contact 410-295-0104 or

Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services (DSS) 2004 Back to School Program needs volunteers over the summer to help organize this fall's program. Last year more than 2,500 children were matched with donors who provided backpacks and school supplies. More than 7,000 children in Anne Arundel County elementary schools will qualify for assistance this year. Volunteers will work a few hours a week at the DSS office, 80 West St., assisting with data entry and matching donors with eligible children. For information, call 410-269-4461 or 4462.

BWI Airport Welcome Center/Maryland Office of Tourism Development volunteers help travelers by answering questions about airport services, Maryland tourism, public transportation, hotel reservations and regional destinations. Volunteers work at the welcome center desk for at least one four-hour shift every two weeks between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. any day of the week. Volunteers receive free parking, invitations to Maryland familiarization tours, structured training leading to national travel counselor certification and more. Volunteers also are needed at the I-95 North and I-95 South welcome centers as well as the Maryland State House in Annapolis. Contact Margie Long at 410-859-7555 or

The Friends of Hancock's Resolution volunteer group operates and preserves this historic farmstead in Pasadena, which dates to 1785 and played an important role in the War of 1812. Volunteers 18 and older are needed to give tours of the house and gardens to visitors from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays through October. Training is provided. Volunteer gardening assistants also are needed; days and times are flexible. Additional volunteers may be needed on June 13 for a display of historic Maryland flags and on June 20 for a display of antique tools, toys and artifacts. Contact Barbara Ballengee at 410-255-6991 or Web site:

Kids 'n' Kaboodle, an annual free fun fair for all the children of Annapolis, will be held from noon to 5 p.m. June 6 at the Weems-Whalen Memorial Athletic Fields, behind Maryland Hall. It is sponsored by the Chesapeake Children's Museum. Volunteers are needed to plan the event and to assist on the day of the event. Help is needed with the grounds, food, publicity, stage entertainment, roving entertainment, crafts and activities, careers, games, rides and fundraising. Contact Debbie Wood, 410-990-1993 or

Maryland Therapeutic Riding (MTR) in Crownsville offers therapeutic horseback riding lessons for people with special needs. The summer session is from June 29 to Aug. 21. Volunteers as young as 14 can help Tuesday through Thursday mornings and afternoons and Saturday mornings. Volunteers assist as horse leaders and side walkers and perform general barn maintenance. Help also is needed with newsletters, office assistance, special events and fundraising. Volunteers are invited to serve on the board of directors. Training will be held from 12:30 to 3 p.m. June 19. Contact Lisa Miffleton at 410-923-1187 or Web site:

Ride Partners Program, a new transportation program started by the Annapolis Department of Transportation and Partners in Care, needs volunteers to help with appointments and other quality-of-life trips for elderly and disabled adults. Volunteer drivers use their own insured vehicles. Additional liability insurance, training and mileage are provided. Contact 410-263-7964, Ext. 102,, or 410-544-4800.

-- Compiled by SHARON FANNING

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