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

American Cancer Society Relay for Life is an overnight activity to celebrate survivorship, remember people who died of cancer and raise money for the fight against the disease. A logistics planner and volunteers are needed to work with a mentor to get the field set up June 24 and help with the breakdown June 25 at South River High School, 201 Central Ave. E., Edgewater. A truck would be helpful. For information about registering a team or to volunteer, contact Sylvia Burch at

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, cross-country runs, setup and tear-down. Meets are scheduled Saturday as well as July 16 and Aug. 27. Contact Roger Hebden at 410-533-5689 or

Anne Arundel County Trust for Preservation/Lost Towns Project will hold lectures on the Lost Town archaeology project for current and potential volunteers at the Heritage Office complex, Chesapeake Room, second floor, 2664 Riva Rd., Annapolis. Shawn Sharpe discusses arms from the 17th and 18th centuries, 1-2 p.m., June 27; and Cara Fama discusses the location for the new Lost Towns lab and what it means for the project, 1-2 p.m. July 25. Call Erin Cullen at 410-222-7441.

Arundel Habitat for Humanity's renovation station, at 8101 Fort Smallwood Rd., seeks volunteers to sell, stock and receive merchandise, pick up donated merchandise, schedule volunteers, plan pickup routes and operate the phones. The store raises funds to help build more Habitat homes in Anne Arundel County. Call Leslie Merwin at 410-384-9212, Ext. 18, or Kevin Crawley at 410-437-7755. Web site:

Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating promotes the joy of sailing in specially modified boats to people with disabilities and their families. CRAB volunteer skippers, crew members and dockhands offer "SailFree" events from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the fourth Sunday of every month through October at the Marina at Sandy Point State Park. Volunteer members of the board of directors are needed year-round to assist with sailing programs for children and fleet maintenance. Contact Don Backe at 410-626-0273 or

Community Preservation and Development Corporation (CPDC) Learning Center, an onsite community services program for Admiral Oaks in Annapolis, needs volunteers 14 and older to help with the after-school "Homework Club" and the upcoming Techno-Sport Summer Camp, running from June 27 to July 29. A required orientation will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. next Thursday. Contact Bill McIntyre, 410-280-2172 or

HIV/AIDS Volunteer Enrichment Network (HAVEN) conducts "buddy training" from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday. Daytime volunteers are needed to take people to and from doctor's appointments and evening volunteers to provide support group transportation. Additional needs exist for special events. To register, contact Tony, 410-224-2437,, or

Maryland Therapeutic Riding (MTR) in Crownsville offers therapeutic horseback riding lessons for people with special needs. The summer session is from June 28 to Aug. 20. Mandatory volunteer trainings will be held from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday and July 16. Volunteers assist as horse leaders and side walkers and perform general barn maintenance. Leave a message at 410-923-1187. A volunteer application is available at

-- Compiled by MICHAEL TUNISON

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