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

Annapolis Film Festival is seeking volunteers to assist at its monthly screening at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The next screenings are July 8 and Aug. 12. The nonprofit film festival and Asteros Filmworks show films directed and produced by regional filmmakers at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. Proceeds are donated to local charities. Contact 410-263-2388, or

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. Internships in the areas of Human Services and Counseling are also possible. Contact Tracy Lynott at 410-255-3805, Ext. 157, or

The Boys & Girls Club of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, at its branches in Freetown Village, Meade Village and Van Bokkelen, offers youths in the Severn and Pasadena areas a place to learn and grow. Volunteer tutors and mentors 21 and older are needed to help 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 2 to 7 p.m. weekdays. Volunteers are also needed to assist with computer labs, arts and crafts, sports coaching and the leadership council. Summer Camp Counselors and Aides needed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jun. 27 to Aug. 5. Call Darlene Blue at 410-222-6243.

Broadneck Community Resources needs adult volunteers to provide supervision at a drop in recreation center for youth ages 10-17 at the Broadneck Baptist Church. The Center is open from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and from 5 to 9 p.m. Sundays. Peer volunteers ages 14 to 18 can assist in tutoring, mentoring, counseling and chaperoning recreational activities and assisting in the office. Broadneck Community Resources offers free tutoring from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursdays through their A+ Tutoring center at Christ Our Anchor Church in Annapolis. Volunteers should be mature high school students or older. Background checks are required, and training is provided. Contact Chuck Sellner at 410-626-8281 or

BWI Airport Welcome Center/Maryland Office of Tourism Development volunteers are Maryland's ambassadors and help travelers by answering questions about airport services, Maryland tourism, public transportation, directions, hotel reservations and regional destinations. Volunteers work at the welcome center desk for at least one four-hour shift every two weeks from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. any day of the week. Volunteers receive free parking, Maryland familiarization tours and structured training leading to national travel counselor certification and more. Volunteers also are needed at the Interstate 95 north and south welcome centers as well as the Maryland State House in Annapolis. Contact Margie Long at 410-859-7555 or for information.

The Caring Collection needs volunteers 12 and older to help make stained-glass angels and sun catchers on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays in Annapolis. No experience is needed. Volunteers can learn the art of stained glass while creating artwork that will be sold to benefit oncology patients at Anne Arundel Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Contact Bobbie Burnett at 410-849-5333, or

Community Foundation of the Chesapeake, 2083 West St., Suite 203, Annapolis, needs volunteers to be board members, to serve on event committees help with mailings and more. Contact Gail Sanders 410-266-8836 or

Lothian Ruritan Club is a civic organization whose objectives include creating a greater understanding between rural and urban people. Individuals are needed to help pick up litter on Route 2 between the traffic circle and Route 258 from 8 to 10 a.m. July 9 at the third annual Litter Pick Up. Volunteers should meet at the lower parking lot of the Lothian Elementary School at 5175 Solomons Island Rd., Lothian, and wear long pants, gloves and rugged shoes. Contact Floyd Thiel at 410-741-5712 or about this or other volunteer opportunities.

-- Compiled by SHARON FANNING

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