Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce needs volunteers to help with office tasks including assembling products, stuffing envelopes and organizing materials for two to three hours one or two days a week. Help is also needed with special projects. Contact Christine Wilson at 410-266-3960, Ext. 101, or

Anne Arundel County Fire Department needs volunteers with four-wheel-drive vehicles to register their availability to provide transportation for medical personnel, emergency workers or dialysis patients during winter storms. Call 410-222-8040.

Arc of Anne Arundel County advocates for and supports county citizens with developmental disabilities and mental retardation. Volunteers are needed to help with fundraising and special events and to serve on the board of directors. Volunteers ages 16 and older are especially needed as gardening assistants at the Arc's sensory garden in Annapolis. Tasks include caring for plants, patio maintenance, planting trees and shrubs and helping with leaf and yard maintenance at 30 homes that the Arc manages throughout the county. Contact Angie De Moreland at 410-269-1883, or

Broadneck Community Resources needs adult volunteers to supervise at a drop-in recreation center for youths ages 10-17 at 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 help with tutoring, mentoring, counseling, office work and chaperoning recreational activities. Broadneck Community Resources also offers free drop-in 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

Citizen Corps Council of Anne Arundel County and Annapolis and the Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County are seeking cash donations to provide starter disaster kits for isolated senior or disabled county residents. The following items also are needed: flashlights, battery/crank radios, batteries, light sticks, 1-liter water bottles, nutrition bars and dust masks. Donations will be accepted through Nov. 28 at the Volunteer Center, 2666 Riva Rd., Suite 130, Annapolis. 410-897-9207 or

Fouse Center provides transitional housing for homeless men in northern Anne Arundel County. Volunteers are needed to serve on committees and the board of directors, provide administrative assistance, serve as mentors and adult education tutors and help with landscaping, building repair, interior painting, general cleaning, organizing supplies and more. Groups are invited to prepare meals for 15 to 20 people. Contact Mario at 410-609-1224 or

Happy Helpers for the Homeless provides food, toiletries and clothing to the hungry and homeless. Volunteers as young as 6 are needed from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays to help distribute items and bag lunches in downtown Baltimore and Glen Burnie. Winter coats, blankets and gloves are needed. The Bag a Breakfast Project is accepting donations of breakfast bags with a box of cereal, a toaster pastry, fruit, hot chocolate package, spoons, cups and a napkin. For National Family Volunteer Day, help prepare 1,000 sandwiches and wrap presents from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 19. Call Amber or Bobbi Coffman at 410-766-4973.

Rob's Barbershop Community Foundation needs volunteers 15 and older to help with organizing and hosting events, public speaking, folding brochures, supervising children and doing administrative tasks. Volunteer barbers are needed to serve people in the Odenton area who are homeless or have special needs. Contact Robert Cradle at 410-519-8143 or

Victims' Fund Run, co-sponsored by the Anne Arundel County State's Attorney's Office and Take Back Our Streets, raises money to provide immediate help to crime victims. It will include a 5K race and a two-mile walk along the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail beginning at 8 a.m. Sunday. Volunteers are needed to help with registration at 7 a.m. at the Park Plaza Shopping Center in Severna Park, and with awards and the post-race party. Contact Shelda George at 410-222-1740, Ext. 3829.

-- Compiled by SHARON FANNING

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