Listings are accepted on a space-available basis. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday prior to date of publication at the latest. To submit volunteer items, mail to Volunteers, Patuxent Publishing Co. Editorial, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; email; or fax 410-332-6336.

Alzheimer's Association in Howard County Family support group facilitator positions available. Candidates should have some professional or personal experience in dementia care giving. One year commitment expected. Free training will be provided. Email for position description and application.

American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery — Seeking volunteer drivers (and their vehicles) for Howard County cancer patients who need transportation to and from treatment facilities. "Road" volunteers provide an essential service for patients who have no car, may be too ill to drive or have family members and friends who may not have the time or financial means to provide this support. Shelby, 410-781-4316.

A-OK (Assist Our Kids) Mentoring-Tutoring Inc. — Seeks adult volunteers to be mentor-tutors to Howard County public school students who can benefit from extra attention and encouragement to succeed. Volunteers meet with students individually or in small groups, during the school day and in after school programs. A-OK seeks dependable community members who enjoy being with children and care strongly about the success of all children. Volunteers are asked to commit to one hour/week for one school year. Participating elementary schools are Atholton, Bryant Woods, Cradlerock, Deep Run, Forest Ridge, Guilford, Longfellow, Phelps Luck, Running Brook and Stevens Forest. Limited opportunities to meet with older students. Chaya Kaplan, 410-730-6030 or

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Better BedRest Inc. — A nonprofit that provides resources, support and referrals for women on bed rest because of high-risk pregnancies. Seeking volunteers to talk to women on bed rest and help with fundraisers. Phone volunteers must have had a pregnancy bed rest experience or connection to bed rest (nonphone volunteers do not need bed rest experience). Training provided. 410-740-7662 or

Baptist Family and Children's Services — Seeking volunteers. 7161 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite A, Columbia. Cindy, 800-621-8834, Ext. 120.

Charity's Closet & Success In Style — Success In Style provides free business wardrobes and coaching to disadvantaged individuals seeking employment. Weekday and weekend opportunities available. Volunteers may choose one Charity's Closet item for each four hour shift volunteered. Historic Savage Mill, 8600 Foundry St., Savage. 443-538-3843 or

The Columbia Orchestra — Seeking volunteers for concerts and/or light office duties. Duties would include ushering, handing out programs and answering general questions at the orchestra's eight concerts, running through June. Office volunteers would be needed for two to four hours once or twice a month. Dates and times are flexible. 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043. 410-465-8777 or

The Cedar Lane School — Seeking volunteers to escort students between classes and assist students during class time. Volunteers may work partial or whole days during school hours, 7:50 a.m.-2:25 p.m., 11630 Scaggsville Road, Fulton. Mary Beth Yelen, 410-888-8800.

Glenelg High School Front Office — Seeking volunteers to greet visitors, answer phones, take messages, make copies, and/or contact parents to verify early dismissals. Days and times are flexible, between 7:15 a.m.-noon. 14025 Burntwoods Road, Glenelg. Michele Nethken, 410-313-5528 or

Food on the 15th — Seeking students to collect, sort, bag and deliver free groceries to low-income senior citizens in Howard County each month. To be notified of volunteer opportunities, go to the group's Facebook page,!/pages/Food-on-the-15th/189244471120065. For more information, go to or email

Glenelg High School Media Center — Seeking volunteers to lift and move sets of books; check the shelf order of books and reorder as needed. Volunteer for either or both jobs. Days and times are flexible, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. 14025 Burntwoods Road, Glenelg. 410-313-5528 or

Glenelg High School Student Services — Seeking volunteers to occasionally help with junior interviews, prepare information packets, assist students or other special projects. 14025 Burntwoods Road, Glenelg. 410-313-5535 or

Hammond High School Ursa Major Robotics Team — Seeking volunteer mentors with experience and expertise in public relations, branding, fundraising or related fields to mentor students in those areas. Interested persons should contact Eric Cullings at

Hollifield Station Elementary — Seeking volunteers to support students in grades kindergarten-five with reinforcement activities in reading and/or math. Training will be provided. Volunteers are also needed to assist with organized physical activities and/or a walking initiative during recess. Dates and times are flexible. Contact Gwen Jones, assistant principal, at or 410-313-2550.

Hollifield Station Elementary Transport — Seeking a volunteer to transport print jobs between the school, 8701 Stonehouse Drive, Ellicott City, and the Howard County Public School System Print Shop, located at 10920 Route 108. One round trip per week at the volunteer's convenience. Some lifting required. 410-313-2550.

Hospital Accompaniment Advocate — An on-call volunteer position responsible for responding to Howard County General Hospital within 30 minutes of receiving a call, to provide comfort, support and advocacy to survivors of sexual assault. Extensive training and tuberculosis testing required. Must be at least 21. 410-997-0304 or

Howard County Conservancy — Seeking Wednesday morning drop-in gardening volunteers to help maintain the plant gardens on the conservancy property. Gardening is Wednesdays, starting at 9:30 a.m.; weather dependent. Contact Tabby Fique at 410-465-8877, or go to

Howard County Historical Society — Seeking volunteers for a variety of projects, including the Holiday House Tour, Antique Appraisal Fair, Education Trunk programs, systems maintenance, data entry, exhibit design, historical and genealogical research, and basic office functions. Contact volunteer coordinator, Paulette Lutz, at or 410-480-3250.

Howard County Legacy Leadership Institute for the Environment — Recruiting for 2013 class of legacy leaders. Program is designed for persons 50 and older who want to gain skills and knowledge about the environment, and create a legacy through their volunteer work. Classes begin Jan. 31 and meet at the Robinson Nature Center, in Columbia; Goddard Space Flight Center, in Greenbelt; and the Howard County Conservancy, at Mt. Pleasant Farm, in Woodstock. After graduation in September 2013, leaders will begin 100 hours of mentored field placements. $75 is due at time of enrollment. Application deadline is Dec. 31. For more information, call 410-796-7232 or go to