The Volunteer Center of Anne Arundel County reminds residents that National Volunteer Week, Global Youth Service Day and Earth Day all occur in April. Opportunities include Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay activities, the National Electronics Museum Robot Fest, Greenscape in Annapolis and the SPCA's Annual Walk for the Animals. For more information, visit http://www.volunteerannearundel.org/SpecialEvents.
The museum needs volunteers to expand its environmental education program, conduct tours to the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, restore wooden boats, interpret the museum's exhibits to the public, and help with events, including the winter seminar and summer concert series. Information: 410-295-0104.
Moveable Feast, a nonprofit organization, provides home-delivered meals for clients with HIV/AIDS. Volunteers, who can be as young as 16 (15 or younger with an adult), are needed to deliver meals between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Meal delivery takes about an hour. Scheduling is flexible. Volunteers are asked to deliver once a week or once a month. Information: Tom Patrick at 410-327-3420, ext. 31, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to mfeast.org.
Volunteers are needed at the 511 S. Crain Highway location to serve lunch to the homeless from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Information: 410-768-0477. Volunteers also 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 arrange to have the food picked up. Information: 410-263-4091.
Youth Services Bureau
Mentors are needed for youths ages 5-18. Training will be provided and a background check is required. Volunteers are also needed for educational and cultural activities for children. Information: 410-626-1800.
The Shady Side Rural Heritage Society, which operates the Captain Avery Museum in Shady Side, is seeking volunteers 16 and older to act as docents and greeters, lead children's activities, help with research, coordinate events, do landscaping and act as flower arrangers, kitchen assistants, library assistants, museum educators, photographers, seamstresses, video editors and in other capacities. Volunteers are also needed to serve on the board of directors. Times are flexible. Information: 410-867-4486, email@example.com or averyhouse.org.