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

The City of Annapolis needs volunteers for its Come Together Annapolis Festival, which will celebrate the community's multiculturalism, on Sunday at Susan Campbell Park at City Dock. Volunteers 14 and older are needed to help with setup from 8 to 10:30 a.m.; to assist with T-shirt sales, dispense cider and cookies, help with stage acts and trash pickup and do other odd jobs from 1 to 5 p.m.; and to help with breakdown from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Contact Fay Mauro at 410-897-9207 or

Anne Arundel County Food and Resource Bank needs volunteers to sort food and clothing for distribution from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and on occasional weekends (by appointment only) in Crownsville. Volunteers with pickup trucks during the day and those who can help with phones, copying, computers and other office tasks are especially needed. Contact Bruce or Linda at 410-923-4255 or

The American Councils for International Education seeks volunteers to evaluate scholarship applications of students from the republics of the former Soviet Union. The Future Leaders Exchange Program, sponsored by the U.S. State Department, will bring 1,200 students to the United States to spend a year with an American family and attend a U.S. high school. Evaluation of applications will take place next month through March. Training will be provided. For more information, call the American Councils at 202-833-7522.

Bello Machre provides loving 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 and educational activities, accompany children and adults on field trips, including weekend activities, and assist in the office with mailings. The positions are flexible, and many are available seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Training is provided, and background checks are required. Volunteers 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Contact Tracy Lynott at 410-255-3805, Ext. 157, or

Broadneck Family Youth Center, a recreation center for youths 10-17, is open from 3 to 7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and from 5 to 9 p.m. Sundays at Broadneck Baptist Church in Annapolis. Adults are needed to provide supervision during recreation hours. Peer volunteers ages 14 to 18 may also assist.

Broadneck Community Resources offers free tutoring from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursdays at Christ Our Anchor Church in Annapolis. Tutors are needed for various subject areas. Background checks are required, and training is provided. Contact Chuck Rowell at 410-626-8281 or

Centro de Ayuda (Center of Help), based in the Gardner Center in Parole, offers assistance to Hispanic immigrants who come to the Annapolis area from El Salvador, Mexico and other Latin American countries. Assistance is needed with reading notices and other documents in English. Tutors also are sought for children and adults in English as a Second Language programs. Contact Robert Angle or Claret Vega at 410-295-3434.

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

The Gateway @ Admiral Oaks is an in-house community services program that encourages residents of the Admiral Oaks community in Annapolis to become more active members of society. The program also works to strengthen bonds between home, school and community. Volunteers 17 and older are needed to help students with homework from 3 to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Help is also needed from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays for a reading program and from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Fridays for recreational activities. No special training is required. For information, contact Bill McIntyre at 410-280-2172 or

HIV/AIDS Volunteer Enrichment Network (HAVEN) seeks volunteers to take patients to doctor's appointments and support group meetings and to provide companionship. The group also seeks volunteers with experience in event planning and public relations. Volunteer training will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Lunch is provided. Contact Tony at 410-224-2437 or haveninc@

Hospice of the Chesapeake helps families care for terminally ill loved ones in their homes or other settings. Volunteers are needed at its office, 445 Defense Hwy., Annapolis.

Hospice of the Chesapeake's Chesapeake Treasures resale shop is seeking volunteers to staff the store. No experience is necessary, and orientation is provided. Chesapeake Treasures is in the Park Plaza Shopping Center in Severna Park and is open from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Sunday and until 7 p.m. Thursdays. Contact Kathy Bourgard, director of volunteers, at 443-837-1549 or

Kinder Farm Park in Millersville needs volunteers to assist with educational, cultural, natural history and recreational projects as it becomes a working farm to educate children about the history of agriculture in the area. Call 410-222-6115 or send an e-mail to Web site:

Victims' Fund Run held by the Anne Arundel County State's Attorney's Office raises money to provide help to crime victims. It will include a 5K race and a two-mile walk along the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail that will begin at 8 a.m. Nov. 7. Volunteers are needed to assist with registration at 7 a.m. at the Park Plaza Shopping Center in Severna Park and to help with awards and with the post-race party.

Contact Shelda George at 410-222-1740, Ext. 3829, or

-- Compiled by SHARON FANNING

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