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

Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce needs volunteers for assembling products, copying, stuffing envelopes and organizing materials and other office support, and to help with special projects, two to three hours each day for one or two days a week. Contact Kristen Valerio at 410-266-3960, Ext. 105, or Web site:

City of Annapolis and the YWCA's Come Together Annapolis Festival on Oct. 31 is looking for volunteers to help with the festival, to be held at Susan Campbell Park at Annapolis City Dock. Volunteers 14 and older, families and groups are needed to help with setup from 8 to 10:30 a.m.; assist with T-shirt sales and stage acts and dispense cider and cookies from 1 to 5 p.m.; and help with trash pickup, odd jobs and breakdown from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Contact Fay Mauro at 410-897-9207 or

Advancement Via Individual Determination Tutoring Program of Anne Arundel County public schools is intended to support middle and high school students. AVID tutors 18 and older will be trained and paired with small groups of sixth-, seventh-, ninth- or 10th-graders selected to participate in the AVID program at each school. Tutors must commit to tutoring at least two hours a week during regular school hours for at least one semester at one of the AVID sites. For information and an application, call Carol Ann McCurdy at 410-222-5829. AVID tutor training will be conducted at the Anne Arundel County public schools' Carver Staff Development Training Center in Gambrills. Sessions will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. next Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct 12 and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19. Register for one of the sessions by calling 410-222-5135.

The Bereaved Parents of the USA, Anne Arundel chapter is hosting its second annual Memory Walk to benefit its mission and commemorate children who have died. Volunteers are needed to help with the planning and production of the walk. Individuals are also needed to obtain pledges and participate. Contact Barbara Bessling, 410-761-9017 or

The Boys & Girls Club of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County at its branches in the Freetown Village, Meade Village and Van Bokkelen areas offers youths in the Severn and Pasadena areas a place to learn and grow. Volunteer tutors and mentors 21 and older are needed to assist with preparation courses for the general equivalency diploma for ages 16-21 and with tutoring in reading and math remediation from 2 to 4 p.m. for the After-School Homework Club for ages 6-16. The clubs are open from 2 to 7 p.m. weekdays. Volunteers are also needed to assist with computer labs, arts and crafts, sports coaching and the leadership council. Call Darlene Blue at 410-222-6243. Web site:

Chesapeake Bay Foundation needs volunteers to help plant 1,000 trees at Holly Beach Farm near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. The five-acre restoration project is intended to protect the shoreline from erosion and create wildlife habitat. Volunteers should bring a water bottle and work gloves. Tools and refreshments will be provided. For information and to register, contact Marcy Damon at 443-482-2156 or

The Chesapeake Ecology Center needs volunteers from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday to help plant and spruce up the center's gardens for fall. Learn about native plants that will work well on your property and tour the 12 demonstration gardens. Barring heavy rain, bring work gloves and dress for the weather. Snacks will be provided. The Chesapeake Ecology Center is at the Adams Academy at Adams Park, 245 Clay St., Annapolis. Contact Zora Lathan at 202-277-9167 or; Thistle Cone at; or Vince Leggett at 410-269-7815 or

First Night Annapolis, which works with community arts organizations to develop opportunities for young artists, needs help in the office and also computer-literate volunteers to assist with planning and coordinating publicity, press and sponsor-recognition events. Contact 410-268-8553 or Web site:

The Make-a-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic needs volunteers to help with its annual Charm City Scavenger Hunt, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 23 in Baltimore. Proceeds will benefit the foundation's mission of fulfilling the wishes of children fighting life-threatening medical conditions. Call 410-484-1232 or visit

Maryland Interfaith Recovery Team still needs volunteers to help Hurricane Isabel victims secure resources to get back on their feet. This is a flexible opportunity; volunteers can work for a few hours or up to several months. They will work with the Anne Arundel County Food Bank to make phone calls to Isabel victims to follow up on unmet needs, provide possible resources (lists are provided) and make referrals to case managers. Some follow-up calls will be made until a case can be closed. Training and lunch will be provided. The bulk of the calls will be completed within eight weeks. Volunteers must be 16 and older and willing to work two-hour intervals between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. weekdays at the Food Bank in Crownsville. Contact Robin Frazier at 410-767-1745 or

Many volunteer positions are available through the Volunteer Center For Anne Arundel County, 2666 Riva Rd, Suite 130, Annapolis. Contact 410-897-9207 or Web site:

-- Compiled by SHARON FANNING

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