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 hccalendar@patuxent.com; or fax 410-332-6336.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Advisory Board — Seeking board members to serve five-year terms, and help review services and need for services relating to alcohol or drug abuse education, treatment and prevention in Howard County. Must be Howard County residents, age 18 or older; have an interest in drug and alcohol treatment, and prevention services; and be able to attend meetings on the third Wednesday of each month, 5:15-6:30 p.m., at the Howard County Health Department, 7178 Colombia Gateway Drive, Columbia. Applicants should send a résumé and a brief letter explaining why they want to serve on the board to Howard County Government, Department of County Administration, Attn: Susan Smith-Bauk, 3430 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043. The names of eligible applicants will be submitted to the county executive for approval and then to the County Council for confirmation. Dudley Greer, director of substance abuse services, 410-313-6225.

Alzheimer's Association in Howard County — Family support group facilitator positions available with Alzheimer's Association in Howard County. Candidates should have some professional or personal experience in dementia care giving. One year commitment expected. Free training will be provided. Email sally.drumm@alz.org for position description and application. http://www.alz.org/Maryland.

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.


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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 aokmentor@gmail.com.

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 (non-phone volunteers do not need bed rest experience). Training provided. http://www.betterbedrest.org. 410-740-7662 or Diane@betterbedrest.org.

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

Cable Advisory Committee — Seeking applicants for a five-year term on the committee, which provides recommendations to the county executive and County Council on all matters related to the Howard County cable system and its facilities. Candidates must be county residents, 18 or older, have an interest in cable and be able to attend the committee's meetings, held on the second Wednesday in March, June, September and December, at 7 p.m., in the George Howard Building, in Ellicott City. Additional meetings may be called for by the committee chairperson. Meetings are open to the public and become a matter of public record. Applicants should send a résumé and a brief letter explaining why they want to serve on the committee to: Howard County Government, Department of County Administration, Attn: Susan Smith-Bauk, 3430 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043. 410-313-3318.

Cancer to 5K — Recruiting cancer survivors and volunteers for the fall season in each of their three locations: Baltimore, Washington DC/Northern Virginia and Howard County. Join coaches and volunteer sherpas for 12 weeks of progressive running or walking with the ultimate goal of finishing a 5K race in October. The fall season began the week of July 23 and ends at the Baltimore Running Festival 5K on Oct. 13.

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 http://www.successinstyle.org.

 

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.

Deep Run Elementary School — Seeking volunteers to shelve books and assist with other organizational tasks in the media center. Volunteer one day per week, any time between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Contact Barbara Moyer at barbara_moyer@hcpss.org or 410-313-5000.

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 flexible, between 7:15 a.m.-noon. 14025 Burntwoods Road, Glenelg. Michele Nethken, 410-313-5528 or Michele_Nethken@hcpss.org.

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 Aimee_Chanhatasilpa@hcpss.org.

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 Sandra_Miles@hcpss.org.

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, and will begin when school starts in the fall. Contact Gwen Jones, assistant principal, at gwendolyn_jones@hcpss.org 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. http://www.dvcenter.org. 410-997-0304 or volunteers@dvcenter.org.