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Anne Arundel County volunteer briefs

Fire marshal

Volunteers are needed weekdays to serve as receptionists and office clerks. On-the-job training will be provided, and there is flexibility in scheduling. Information: Patty Godio at 410-222-7884, email fd009580@aacounty.org or go to aacounty.org/firehttp://aacounty.org/fire.

Juvenile services

The department needs volunteers, 21 and older, to serve as tutors and provide mentoring. Background checks are required and training will be provided. There are also internship opportunities available for college students. For more information, call Melissa Alarcon at 410-230-3132 or email her at alarconM@djs.state.md.us.

Literacy council

Tutors are needed for combating adult illiteracy and ESL tutoring. After completing training, volunteers make their own schedule and locations with the assigned student, or volunteers can tutor at local detention centers. Information: 410-269-4419 or icanread.orghttp://icanread.org.

Salvation Army

Volunteers are needed to drop off donations Monday through Friday for Salvation Army food pantries in Annapolis and Glen Burnie. Suggested items include nonperishable canned goods and boxed food; toiletries are also welcome. Groups that hold food drives can make arrangements to have the food picked up. Information: 410-263-4091.

Quiet Waters Park

Volunteers 15 and older are needed for a variety of tasks to support the operation of the park and events throughout the year. Information: 410-222-1777.

Secure the Call

Secure the Call, a local agency that redistributes used and unwanted cellphones as 911 emergency-only phones, needs volunteers 18 and older to place collection barrels. Information: 301-891-2900.

Wildlife sanctuary

The Davidsonville Wildlife Sanctuary treats and cares for injured and orphaned animals and, if possible, releases them back into the wild. Volunteers who can commit to working at least one morning a week are needed to feed, water and clean animals. Information: 410-798-0193 or wildlifesanctuary.us/dws.

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