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Anne Arundel County volunteer briefs

November 30, 2012

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Arnold Volunteer Fire Department

The department is recruiting volunteers, 16 and older, to serve both as firefighters and to assist with administrative tasks. Needs include firefighters, EMTs, building maintenance, public outreach and fire safety education, fundraising, event planning, and administrative assistance. All training and equipment is provided free. Information: Jason Roth at 410-757-5942 or go to arnoldvfd.com.

Food and Resource Bank

Volunteers with pickup trucks are needed to pick up food donations during the day and help with answering phones, copying and other office duties from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 410-923-4255 or email bruce@aafoodbank.org. Information: aafoodbank.org.

4-wheel-drive vehicles

Hospice of the Chesapeake seeks volunteers with four-wheel-drive vehicles to assist its patients and staff with transportation during inclement weather. Information: 443-837-1549 or 800-745-6132.

House of Hope

Volunteers are needed for administrative support, transportation to and from appointments, job counseling and life-skills coaches, computer maintenance help, and serving on the board of directors. Also, donations of food and clothing items, cleaning, office and kitchen supplies, paper products, toiletry items, landscaping tools and more are needed. Information: Karen Biagiotti at 410-863-4888 or kbiagiotti@arundelhoh.org.

Moveable Feast

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 tpatrick@mfeast.org; or go to mfeast.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. Also, volunteers are needed for the organization's Christmas Angel Tree and Kettle programs. In addition, volunteers are needed through Friday, Dec. 7. at the Westfield Annapolis Mall to sign up Angel Tree donors, and through Dec. 19 to organize and distribute toys. Information: 410-263-4091.

STARS

Speakers, Tutors, Achievement, Retention, Success (STARS) needs men and women to work as mentors and/or tutors to students between ages 16 and 24. The organization offers tutoring from 3:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Tutors may work one or both days each week. Information: Gloria Coliton 301-362-6045 or coliton.gloria@jobcorps.org