Volunteering in Anne Arundel

Annapolis Language Bank

Volunteers who are fluent in a second language are needed to welcome area visitors who might have difficulty communicating in English. These volunteers also are sometimes called upon by public safety officials, health organizations, hospitals, the Red Cross, the state, Anne Arundel County and the City of Annapolis. Information: 410-263-1183 or http://www.annapolis.gov/residents/languagebank.aspx.

Arts Council

Volunteers 18 and older are needed to answer phones and input information for the membership database. Information: 410-222-7949.

Ballet Theatre of Md.

Volunteers are needed for administrative, fundraising, event coordinator and manager positions in two Annapolis offices. Information, Dianne Werner-Taylor at 410-263-8289 or e-mail btm@balletmaryland.org.

Dyslexia Tutoring

Dyslexia Tutoring trains volunteers to tutor low-income children and adults with dyslexia and other language-based disorders. Volunteers should have a high school diploma, good language skills, patience and a willingness to understand people with language disabilities. Tutors are trained through a 20-hour course in the Orton-Gillingham method of teaching, reading, spelling and writing. Volunteers will also undergo a background check and must commit to 60 hours of tutoring. Information: 410-889-5487 or dyslexiatutoringprogram.org.

Emmaus Center

Emmaus Center, a nonprofit that serves the poor and homeless, offers clinical and pastoral counseling and creates opportunities for employment, needs volunteer receptionists 18 and older to greet walk-ins and answer phones. Information: 410-766-7729, emmauscenter@gmail.com or emmauscenter.net.

Juvenile Services

Volunteers 21 and older are needed to hear charges of first-time offenders, determine consequences and provide mentoring. Background checks are required and training will be provided. There are also opportunities for volunteers to serve as foster grandparents, interns and advisory board members. Information: 410-230-3132.

Box of Rain

Volunteers are needed to act as mentors for the Box of Rain organization's Big Sailor/Little Sailor Program and to serve as sailing instructors. Donations of funds and safety boats for sailing classes, boats, boating equipment — especially life preservers and gear — are also needed. Information: 443-254-0024.

Commission for Women

The Anne Arundel County Commission for Women seeks volunteers to help address issues important to women and families in the county. The commission consists of 16 members representing a diverse cross-section of the community. Members, appointed for two-year terms, are expected to attend monthly meetings, ad hoc committees and working group sessions, a one-day annual planning retreat and commission-sponsored events. Send letter and resume to: Anne Arundel County Commission for Women, P.O. Box 59, Gambrills, 21054. Information: 410-222-1090 or aacountycw.org.

Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society needs volunteers for a variety of positions at several locations. Information: 410-721-4304 or cancer.org.

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