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

Annapolis Recycles for Cancer will collect aluminum cans at the Truxtun Park pool parking lot from 9 a.m. to noon June 11. The event, sponsored by the Annapolis Optimists and the Annapolis Recreation and Parks Department, will benefit the Believe in Tomorrow's Children's House at Johns Hopkins. For information, call 410-263-7958.

Annapolis Striders' Junior Striders Summer Series runs through September. All Junior Striders' meets are held at the city's Bates Athletic complex off Spa Road (behind Maryland Hall). Meets require 15 volunteers 16 or older to help with registration, timing, tracking and managing the long jump event, cross-country runs, setup and tear-down. Meets are scheduled for the following Saturdays: June 18, July 16 and Aug. 27. Contact Roger Hebden at 410-533-5689 or

The B&A Baltimore and Annapolis Trail Park needs volunteers to help pick up trash on the B&A Trail from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Drinks and snacks will be provided and a raffle for park-related prizes will be held. Wear sturdy shoes, work gloves and clothes that can get dirty. Trash bags will be provided. Trail neighbors and users are invited to participate, as are Scout, church and school groups and all others. Meet at the B&A Trail access path behind Marley Station Mall. For information, call the B&A Trail Park Office at 410-222-6244.

The Multiple Sclerosis Society's Wells Fargo MS150 Tour de Shore on June 11 and 12 needs volunteers before the bike tour and on the day of the event. The event includes a variety of routes on Maryland's Eastern Shore beginning and ending at Salisbury University in Salisbury. Contact Kim Trohaugh at 410-527-1770, Ext. 126, or

Poplar Island, just off the coast of Tilghman Island, needs volunteers 10 and older from June 16 to 20 to plant marsh grasses to help stabilize the shore, reduce erosion and provide habitat for wildlife. The National Aquarium in Baltimore, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Maryland Port Administration, Maryland Environmental Service, Environmental Concern Inc., National Civilian Conservation Corps and community volunteers, will plant more than six acres of wetland habitat. To register, call 410-659-4274 or e-mail

The PKD Foundation's Baltimore and National Capital Chapters need adult volunteers. Opportunities include fundraising events, the annual September Walk for PKD, publicity, patient support education and more. For information about volunteering with the National Capital Chapter (Washington, D.C., and suburbs), contact Heather Reilly at 301-775-9122 or or Ruth Grayson-Scott at 703-863-8651 or To volunteer with the Baltimore Chapter, contact Dawn Dice at 410-729-3887 or Web site:

A chapter co-coordinator is needed to help lead the Baltimore organization in the areas of fundraising, awareness, education and support to those affected by PKD, or polycystic kidney disease. A year's commitment is required. Training and support are provided. For information, contact Taryn Egelanian, the foundation's regional volunteer manager, at 703-599-0657 or

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) Chapter 390, sponsored by the Small Business Administration, mentors small-business owners and new entrepreneurs through free counseling and workshops in Anne Arundel and surrounding counties. Volunteers who have ownership or management experience or administrative skills are needed. Training is provided by experienced mentors. Volunteers 16 and older are also needed for office support and managing the SCORE office in Annapolis. Call 410-266-9553 or e-mail

The Shady Side Rural Heritage Society operates and maintains the Captain Salem Avery House, a Shady Side watermen's museum dedicated to preserving South County history and traditions. Volunteers 16 and older are needed to serve as docents, greeters and setup/cleanup workers and for the following positions: children's activity leader, researcher, event coordinator, flower arranger, kitchen assistant, landscaper, library assistant, museum educator, oral historian, photographer, seamstress and video editor. Days and times depend on the position, but many are flexible. Volunteers are also needed for the Jazz on the River event from 2-6 p.m. June 18 and the old-fashioned Fourth of July from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. July 4. Call Janet Surrett at 410-867-4486, e-mail or go to

The Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County will hold "Keep the Change," its second annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner, on June 17. Volunteers are needed to help solicit donations of items or services for a silent auction. Also needed are volunteer celebrity waiters. No culinary skills or serving skills are necessary, but waiters must be creative to raise tips, which will go to support the center. Waiters will also compete for the 2005 Most Valuable Waiter Award. Contact Fay at 410-897-9207, or

-- Compiled by SHARON FANNING

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