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

Annapolis Maritime Museum needs volunteers to staff its booth in two-hour shifts Saturday at the Eastport-a-Rockin' festival on Back Creek. Volunteers are also needed for early-morning setup and closing. Contact 410-295-0104 or AMMoffice@

Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center is seeking volunteers for its Annapolis office to help with data entry, general office duties, committees, the speakers bureau and the board of directors. Contact Desiree Wolford at 410-266-9033 or

Boys & Girls Club of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County's Freetown Village, Meade Village and Van Bokkelen branches offer places to learn and grow for young people in the Severn and Pasadena areas. Volunteer summer camp counselors and aides 16 and older are needed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Aug. 6. Training is provided, but experience working with young people is desirable. Call Donya Maria Twyman at 410-222-6243 between noon and 8 p.m.

Centro de Ayuda's Hispanic Festival, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Salvation Army, 351 Hilltop Lane, Annapolis, needs volunteers 13 and older for a variety of duties. They include setup at 10:30 a.m. and cleanup at 5 p.m. Face painters, booth tenders for crafts and games, food servers and backstage attendants also are needed. Centro de Ayuda provides assistance to immigrants from El Salvador, Mexico and several other Latin American countries. Call Claret Vaga at 410-266-8013 or Terri Resce at 410-798-9090.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation needs volunteers to staff "What Goes Down the Drain?" The interactive display and watershed game is part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the Mall in Washington. Assistance is needed from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. "Water Ways: The Past, Present and Future of Maritime Communities in the Mid-Atlantic" is a theme for the 2004 festival. The foundation will focus on the Chesapeake Bay's environmental history and provide ideas on how to protect and restore the bay. The day will be divided into two shifts to accommodate volunteer schedules. Contact Heather Hetzeck at 443-482-2037 or

Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating promotes sailing in specially modified boats for people with disabilities and their families. CRAB volunteer skippers offer monthly "SailFree" events from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every fourth Sunday through October at the marina at Sandy Point State Park. Volunteers are needed as skippers, board of directors members, assistants for sailing programs for children of the Central Special Education Center and the Maryland School for the Blind, and more. Call Don Backe at 410-626-0273.

Fouse Center provides transitional housing for homeless men in northern Anne Arundel County. Volunteers are needed to serve on committees and the board of directors, to provide administrative assistance, to serve as mentors and adult education tutors and to help with landscaping, building repair, interior painting, general cleaning, organizing of supplies and more. Groups can come in and prepare a meal for 15 to 20. Contact Mario at 410-609-1224 or

Glenwood Senior High Rise for frail elderly people and those with disabilities needs volunteers to help residents with daily living tasks, grocery shopping, other chores and repairs or just to visit or have lunch with them. Call Sylvia Hill at 410-263-9055.

Metropolitan Washington Ear, a reading service for the blind and visually impaired at 35 E. University Blvd., Silver Spring, is seeking volunteers to read newspapers, magazines and other publications that will be aired on closed-circuit radio or dial-in telephone service. A brief audition is required. Call 301-681-6636.

Vision Workshops needs a volunteer, preferably college age or older, for one or two days before mid-July at the Annapolis studio in Maryland Hall to provide digital work flow training and help sort 20 digital cameras donated by Nikon. The cameras will be used at Vision Workshops' National Geographic photo camps to teach photojournalism to low-income and at-risk high school students this summer. Knowledge of PhotoShop and iView Media software is a plus. Contact Kirsten Elstner at 410-990-1611 or

-- Compiled by SHARON FANNING

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