The following organizations need volunteer help for a day, for a week or on a regular basis.
The Anne Arundel County Food and Resource Bank needs volunteers to sort food and clothing for distribution from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays and on weekends by appointment in Crownsville. Also, the third annual Worldwide Freedom Harvest Canned Goods Drive is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 14. The Freedom Harvest is held in honor of the victims and heroes of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The goal is to collect 90,011 canned items, including cereal, peanut butter, juice, tuna, soup, fruit and baby food. Call Bruce or Linda at 410-923-4255 or Bruce@aafoodbank.org. Web site: www.aafoodbank.org.
First Baptist Church of Eastport needs help with grounds maintenance, interior and exterior painting and other handyman projects. Contact Pastor Kline at 410-268-7378 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends of Hancock's Resolution operate and preserve this farmstead in Pasadena that dates to 1785. Volunteers 18 and older are needed to give tours of the house and gardens from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays through October. Training is provided. Volunteer gardening assistants are also needed; days and times are flexible. Other volunteer projects include assisting with historical research, public education and fundraising. Additional help may be needed with the Native American Lifeways program, with Daniel Firehawk Abbott, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Contact Barbara Ballengee at 410-255-6991, email@example.com or www.historichancocksresolution.org.
The Jennifer Road Detention Center needs volunteers 21 and older who pass a background check to work in the library, assist with book clubs, tutor and provide presentations on life skills, parenting, anger management and more. Contact Karen McDonald at 410-222-7093 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Maryland Seafood Festival on Sept 10-12 at Sandy Point State Park is a family event sponsored by the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce to support nonprofit organizations in the area. Individuals, families and group volunteers are needed each day and receive free admission to the festival and $10 in complimentary food tickets. Volunteers can sign up to help with parking, festival entry and food ticket or soda sales. Shifts are from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or from 3:30 to 8 p.m. each day. Contact the volunteer coordinator at 410-268-7682.
Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC), which provides job training and placement services to low-income, unemployed and underemployed residents of Anne Arundel County, needs a volunteer receptionist immediately at its Forest Drive office in Annapolis from noon to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. The receptionist answers phones, takes messages and assists as necessary. Training is provided. Call Jim Turner, 410-222-1208.
The Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County and the Isabel Outreach Team need help with an emergency kit donation drive. The Isabel Outreach Team, trying to make sure underserved county residents are prepared for natural disasters, is seeking donations of plastic boxes in which to pack emergency box kits, flashlights, first aid kits, waterproof containers for documents and medicine, blankets, nonperishable food, bottled water and batteries. All items must be delivered to the Volunteer Center at 2666 Riva Rd., Suite 130, by tomorrow.
Families and young people are welcome from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Youth Volunteer Day in the Sensory Garden at the Arc of Anne Arundel County. They can contact the Volunteer Center and the Isabel Outreach Team there and explore youth and family volunteer opportunities, learn about weather safety and disaster preparedness, explore the garden, have their faces painted and make an art project. Donated items for disaster/emergency kits will also be collected. Contact Sarah at 410-897-9207 or email@example.com.
The YWCA Annapolis and Anne Arundel County needs individuals and groups to assist in landscaping and/or routine building maintenance. Duties include light landscaping, gardening, cleanup, changing light fixtures and ceiling panels, and other handyman's work. Hours are flexible. Volunteers are also needed to perform office duties and assist in mailings at the YWCA's Arnold office. Contact Leilanie Delrosario at 410-626-7800, Ext. 111, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.ywcaaac.org.
-- Compiled by SHARON FANNING
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