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

American Healing Arts Alliance needs volunteers 16 and older for Web design, consulting and office assistance at the Edgewater office. It also needs help with newsletters and press releases and with a speakers program from 7 to 9 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at Natural Healing, 100 Annapolis St. in West Annapolis. Volunteers are also needed to act as liaisons with other organizations and regional wellness programs, to assist with volunteer coordination and more. Contact Alice Yeager at 410-956-0055, Ext. 3, or

American Red Cross, Anne Arundel County District, needs volunteers to help the Red Cross provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Volunteers are needed to educate the community, raise money and serve on the group's board or committees. For information, contact Katie Stewart, district associate, at 410-674-3110 or

Anne Arundel Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) needs volunteers for CASA and Friends of CASA. Each special advocate is screened and trained to make a difference in the life of an abused or neglected child. Extensive training is scheduled after potential volunteers are interviewed and screened. Friends of CASA are volunteers who help with fundraisers or donate other resources. Office assistants and board members are also needed. Contact 410-267-7877, or

Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks needs volunteers to assist staff with therapeutic recreation programs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Aug. 5 at the Mayo Beach and the Lake Waterford camps and 12:30 to 6 p.m. from next Tuesday to July 29 at the Central Special School and the Ruth Eason Special School camps. Volunteers should be open-minded and willing to work with children with special needs. Adults must pass a background check. Contact Wendy Scarborough at 410-222-7313, Ext. 3554 or

Anne Arundel County Literacy Council, the local affiliate of ProLiteracy Worldwide, needs tutors to help reduce adult illiteracy. After training, a literacy tutor can pick his or her own schedule and location with an assigned student, or tutor small groups, ESOL students or detention center residents. Call 410-269-4419. Volunteers are also needed for grant-writing and other duties. Hours are flexible and most work can be done at home. Contact Jean Foley at 410-269-4419 or

Advancement Via Individual Determination tutoring program of Anne Arundel County Public Schools supports middle and high school students. Volunteers ages 18 and older are trained and paired with small groups of sixth-, seventh-, ninth- or 10th-graders. Tutors must commit to at least two hours a week for at least one semester at an AVID site. For an application or for more information, call Carol Ann McCurdy at 410-222-5829. AVID tutor training will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 26 or 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 28 at Carver Staff Development Training Center in Gambrills. Call 410-222-5135 to register for a session.

Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating promotes the joy of sailing in boats modified to accommodate people with disabilities and their families. CRAB volunteer skippers offer "Sail Free" 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. The dates are July 24, Aug. 28, Sept. 25 and Oct. 23. Volunteers are needed year-round to serve on the board of directors, to help with sailing programs for children at Central Special School and the Maryland School for the Blind, to assist with fleet maintenance and more. Call Don Backe at 410-626-0273 or visit

Historic London Town and Gardens seeks volunteers interested in history or horticulture to become docents, historic interpreters and gardeners at this tobacco port from the 17th and 18th centuries. Volunteers give tours of sites and houses and demonstrate Colonial crafts and daily life. They may work in historic or ornamental gardens. Contact the volunteer coordinator at 410-222-1919 or

"Dig Days" are held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 9 and Sept.10. The public is invited to help excavate 17th- century London Town in Edgewater. Volunteers assist with archaeological excavations, sift for period artifacts, listen to half-hour staff presentations on archaeology and tour the site. Children younger than 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. Call 410-222-1919.

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-- Compiled by SHARON FANNING