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Volunteering in Anne Arundel

Office of Emergency Management

Four-wheel drive vehicles and drivers are needed to provide transportation for hospital staff and others during inclement weather. Candidates must undergo a background check, show evidence of insurance and have a good driving record. Information: Aaron Salter at 410-222-0611 or email FD009821@aacounty.org.

Project Linus

Volunteer "blanketeers" are needed to sew, quilt, knit or crochet washable and child-friendly blankets for children who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need. Individuals and groups are welcome to contribute; blankets can also be made at home, then dropped off at collection sites. To volunteer, call 410-255-0182 or email baylinusblankets@yahoo.com. Information: projectlinus.org.

Department of Aging and Disabilities

Volunteers are needed to assist with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, which helps seniors and low-income adults complete their tax returns. Volunteers will be trained by the IRS and the Maryland comptroller's office. Volunteers only help prepare simple 2013 income tax returns, which will be filed electronically. Volunteers do not prepare tax returns involving partnerships or corporations, self-employed persons or rental properties. Volunteers are not required to have a financial background in order to help with the tax returns, but certified public accountants, attorneys, bookkeepers and those with financial training are encouraged to volunteer. Information: 410-222-6717.

Fouse Center

Glen Burnie nonprofit needs volunteers to serve as administrative assistants, mentors and adult education tutors, and in landscape and building repair, painting, general cleaning, organizing of supplies and more. Information: 410-609-1224 or email info@arundelhoh.org.

Literacy council

Tutors are needed to combat adult illiteracy. After completing training, you make your own schedule and locations with your assigned student or you can tutor at local detention centers. Hours are flexible and most work can be done at home. Information: 410-269-4419.

Maryland State Archives

Volunteers are needed for document preparation of wills and probate records for digitization between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays in four-hour shifts. Scheduling is flexible and duties include removing fasteners and flattening and organizing documents for scanning. Information: 301-572-4105. To apply, send an email to Carol Petranek at fsmdvol@gmail.com with name, address, phone number, day of the week and time you are available, and how you found out about this project.

Salvation Army

The organization needs volunteers 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. Volunteers are also needed to assist kids with homework at the Boys and Girls Club between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays. Volunteers undergo background checks. Also needed are volunteers to help with arts and crafts and sports activities from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Nonperishable food items and donations of toiletries, clean clothing, large baby diapers, wipes, etc. are always needed. To volunteer, call Wanda Newton at 410-768-0477 or email wanda_newton@uss.salvationarmy.org. Information: tsabaltimore.org.

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