Arundel Habitat for Humanity needs seven AmeriCorps volunteers by mid-September. Five volunteers will serve as construction crew leaders, training entry-level volunteers in basic construction techniques, preparing a work site and more. A volunteer youth programs coordinator will help develop and implement a plan to mobilize young people, ages 5 to 25, who will sponsor and build a Habitat home. A volunteer faith relations coordinator will help plan, organize, recruit and train volunteers for the Apostles' Build program, a new partnership among churches. Volunteers serve a one-year term and receive a stipend. Contact Leslie Merwin at 410-384-9212, Ext. 18, 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, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. any day of the week. Volunteers receive free parking, Maryland familiarization tours, structured training leading to national travel counselor certification and more. Volunteers also are needed at the Interstate 95 north and south welcome centers and at the Maryland State House in Annapolis. Contact Margie at 410-859-7555 or for information or to obtain an application.

Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating offers sailing opportunities to people with disabilities or limited finances. CRAB's volunteer skippers conduct "Sail Free" events from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of the month through October at the marina at Sandy Point State Park. Upcoming dates are Aug. 28, Sept. 25 and Oct. 23. Volunteers are needed year-round to serve on the board of directors, to help with children's sailing programs at Central Special School and Maryland School for the Blind, to assist with fleet maintenance and more. Call Don Backe at 410-626-0273 or visit

Hospice of the Chesapeake staff members will discuss various volunteer opportunities including patient care, bereavement support, office support and community outreach from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at 445 Defense Hwy., Annapolis. Refreshments will be served. Contact Kathy Bourgard, director of volunteers, at 443-837-1549 or

Legacy Leadership Institute on Public Policy offers government and nonprofit training and internships to Maryland residents 50 and older who are seeking careers as volunteer service leaders after retirement. For the 2006 General Assembly session, 20 senior interns will receive 64 hours of free training in College Park and Annapolis -- from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, September through November -- on the bill process, government operations, Maryland history and constituent matters. Contact Trudee Kondos at 410-695-1242 or

Marjorie House assists homeless and recovering alcohol and drug abusers with housing, food, clothing and jobs. Volunteers16 and older help with home repair and maintenance, mentor individuals and families, provide transportation to medical appointments and assist with alcohol and drug counseling. Volunteers also help six days a week at the fundraising Annapolis Junque Boutique at 520 Defense Hwy. Flea market volunteers move furniture, load and unload trucks and make deliveries. Contact Martin Keithline at 410-573-1138 or

Salvation Army Food Pantry needs food donations on weekdays for the Salvation Army's food pantries in Annapolis and Glen Burnie. Suggested food items include nonperishable canned goods and boxed food. Donations of toiletries are also welcome. Groups that hold food drives can arrange for a food pickup. Call Renee Powell or Chuck Whiten at 410-263-4091.

-- Compiled by SHARON FANNING

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