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Anne Arundel County volunteer briefs

Animal Welfare Council

The council seeks new members for a citizen panel to promote the sensitive and humane treatment of domestic animals and wildlife in the county. The council is particularly interested in adding members with legal, educational and marketing experience. Interested persons should submit a resume and cover letter to Arlene Kaye Berlin, director of boards and commissions, at aberlin@aacounty.org. Information: 410-222-1090.     

Girl Scouts

Volunteers ages 18 and older are needed to help girls develop courage, confidence, character and leadership skills that they will use throughout their lives. Training is provided and is tailored to each position. Information: 410-358-9711 or go to gscm.org/for-volunteers.

South River Federation

Volunteers are needed for special event planning, administrative assistance, seasonal work projects such as oyster garden planting, data collection, water sampling and more. Quarterly meetings are open to the public. Information: 410-224-3802 or southriverfederation.net.

Therapeutic Riding

A center that offers therapeutic horseback riding lessons for children and adults with special needs seeks volunteers, 14 and older, to assist with riding lessons. Volunteers are also needed through the week to help with horse care and barn and facility maintenance. Volunteers are required to attend a training session before beginning their service. Information: 410-923-1187 or horsesthatheal.org.

Ombudsman program

The Department of Aging and Disabilities needs volunteers to assist in protecting the rights and promoting the well-being of residents in long-term care facilities. Facilities include nursing homes and assisted-living facilities. Information: 410-222-4464, ext. 3111.

Support groups

Volunteers 25 and older are needed to lead support groups for people with early stage Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Volunteers must be licensed nurses or social workers with knowledge of the progression of the disease and have strong communication and group-support management skills. Training and background checks will be provided. Information: 410-561-9099.

Youth Services Bureau

Mentors are needed for children ages 5 to 18. Background checks will be performed, and training will be offered. Volunteers are also needed for educational and cultural activities. Information: 410-626-1800.

Department of Aging

The organization needs volunteers 55 and older to serve in programs or projects that provide services to seniors and those with disabilities. Information: 410-222-6717.

Department of Social Services

The department seeks clerical volunteers for the Back to School Program to help answer phones and enter data into the computer at the 80 West St., Annapolis office. The Back to School Program is a partnership between the department and county public schools that provides 4,500 low-income elementary school children with backpacks and school supplies. Information: 410-269-4461.

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