The following organizations need volunteer help for a day, a week or on a regular basis.
Anne Arundel County Mentoring Roundtable is offering orientation sessions about becoming a mentor and about programs in Anne Arundel County from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 18 at Anne Arundel Community College's Arundel Mills location in Hanover and from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 23 at the North County Public Library in Glen Burnie. The sessions will include information about mentoring and an opportunity to meet with program coordinators. For more information, contact Margaret at 410-897-9207 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arundel Lodge has residential and day programs for about 250 individuals with mental illness or who are chemically dependent or have other disabilities. Volunteers are needed to assist the Annapolis staff to teach life skills, play board or card games at the lodge's drop-in center, go for walks with members, help with social or recreational events and serve on the board. Call Holly Pozadzides at 410-841-6131.
Bello Machre provides homes for adults and children with developmental disabilities. Volunteers assist children and adults in a supervised residential setting and help them learn independent living skills. They also help with recreational or educational activities, accompany children or adults on field trips or assist in the office with mailings. Volunteer positions are flexible; many are available seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Internships in human services and counseling are also available. Training is provided, and background checks are required. Volunteers younger than 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Contact Tracy Lynott at 410-255-3805, Ext. 157, email@example.com or www.bellomachre.org.
The Caring Collection needs volunteers 12 and older to help make stained-glass angels and sun catchers every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. No experience is needed. Volunteers can learn the art of stained glass while creating artwork that is sold to benefit patients at oncology centers. Contact Bobbie Burnett at 410-849-5333, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.caringcollection.org.
Greyhound Welfare places former racing greyhounds into adoptive homes and educates the public on greyhound and animal welfare. Volunteers 21 and older help with public outreach, the newsletter, screening of adoption applications, adoption follow-up, dog transportation to special events and planning and implementing of fundraising events and donation drives. Other tasks include ordering of supplies, routine correspondence and caring for a greyhound during the transition period. Many opportunities are available in the evenings and weekends, and work can be done from home. For an application, contact Rieko Yumoto at 301-949-0615, volunteer@greyhoundwelfare or www.greyhoundwelfare.org.
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary in Lothian needs volunteers 12 and older to help catch, identify, measure and then release fish from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. This is for the Beaver Pond survey, which monitors fish populations in shallow water and wetlands. Volunteers will be in chest-deep water and mud. For more information, call 410-741-9330 or www.jugbay.org.
Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival on Aug. 14 and 15 at the Anne Arundel County Fairground is a family celebration of the heritage, culture, music and cuisine of Africans, African Americans and African Caribbeans. Volunteers 15 and older are needed both days to take tickets from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., to work as parking attendants from 7 a.m. until closing and to sell refreshments from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Help is needed with festival setup and break-down at 6 a.m. Aug. 13 and 16. Contact Ramona Green at 410-349-0338, email@example.com or www.kuntakinte.org.
Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland needs individuals and groups who can assist the homebound. Drivers are needed to deliver meals between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. weekdays (holidays included). Volunteers are also needed to accompany drivers, pack meals and make birthday or other greeting cards to be delivered with the meals. The locations are Pascal Senior Center in Glen Burnie, St. Martin's Lutheran Church on Forest Drive in Annapolis and Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church in Severna Park. Many of the opportunities are flexible. Drivers are especially needed for Glen Burnie. Contact Daisy Abitria at 410-431-5257 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture at Baltimore's Inner Harbor, which will open soon, will need volunteers 16 and older to assist at the information desk, as docents and as tour guides for special events, and for other duties. Volunteer training will begin this summer and will continue as needed. An orientation session will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Enoch Pratt Free Library's Poe Room, 400 Cathedral St., Baltimore. Docent orientation begins Sept. 18. For more information, contact Christina Sullivan at 410-333-1131 or email@example.com.
USO International Gateway Lounge at BWI Airport serves members of the armed forces traveling to and from duty stations. Adult volunteers are needed to assist military service members, reservists, dependents and others in transit seven days a week for shifts from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1 to 6 p.m. and 6 to 10 p.m. Volunteers are especially needed for evenings and weekends. Call the volunteer coordinator at 410-859-3890.
-- Compiled by SHARON FANNING
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