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Anne Arundel County volunteer briefs

October 26, 2012

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American Healing Arts Alliance

Volunteers, 18 and older, are needed as coordinators and assistants to help with ongoing programs and special events, including membership development, volunteer recruitment, event planning, ensemble  development, fundraising, sponsorships, press releases, publicity, publications, resources directory and website updates. Information: 410-956-0055 or americanhealingarts.org.

Alzheimer's Association

Volunteer opportunities include office and clerical assistance, including data entry and mailings; community outreach representatives, including those to attend health fairs and speakers; help line specialist; and family support group facilitators. In addition, volunteers are needed to assist with fundraising events such as Walk to End Alzheimer's, galas and charity golf outings. Training and materials are provided. Information: 410-561-9099 or go to alz.org/maryland.

Annapolis Opera

Volunteers, 16 and older, are needed to help with publicity, school outreach, ad sales, performance support, bookkeeping, computer work, receptions, support for the vocal competition and auditions, and more. Information: 410-267-8135 or annapolisopera.org.

Junior League of Annapolis

Volunteers are needed to work on projects supporting children and families, including the Teen Empowerment and Mentoring Program in conjunction with the AA Medical Center's Women's and Children's Division, the September Back to School Book Bag project, to assist with fundraising, serve on Board of Directors and support other programs and services. Information: 410-224-8984 or jlannapolis.org.

Light House Shelter

Volunteers 18 and older are needed for a variety of duties associated with the food program, children's program, cleaning and maintenance, office and administration, adult education programs and the overnight homeless program. Pro bono professionals are needed to serve the shelter and its clients with skills such as accounting, medicine, law and carpentry. Hours are flexible, and training is provided. Information: 410-349-5056, ext. 14, or marshall@annapolislighthouse.org.

Plant some trees

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and partner groups need volunteers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 3 to plant 1,000 trees at the old Naval Academy dairy farm in Gambrills. The event is suitable for adults, families and community groups. Dress for the weather. Equipment and refreshments will be provided. Registration is required. Email Carmera Thomas at MDRestoration@cbf.org.

Dept. of Social Services

Volunteers are needed at the Annapolis location for data entry and to answer and make phone calls through December. Information: 410-269-4461 or tsteele@dhr.state.md.us.