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Volunteering in Anne Arundel

Emergency outreach

Volunteers are needed at the North County Emergency Outreach Network to staff the office, stock shelves, bag food for the pantry and donate food and other items for the pantry. Information: 410-766-1826 or


Healing Arts Alliance

Volunteers 18 and older are needed as coordinators and assistants to help with 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


Jug Bay Wetlands

Volunteers, children and adults, are needed to collect water samples, clear trails, weigh turtles, guide visitors on nature walks, draw maps, lead canoe trips, make posters, seine for fish, host at the Visitor Center on weekends and more. To volunteer, call Lindsay Hollister at 410-741-9330 or email Information:

Junior League

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

Youth mentors

The Department of Human Resources seeks male volunteers to mentor at-risk male youths living in the western and northern parts of the county. Mentors are matched with at-risk youth ages 8-20 in the Child Welfare Program. Mentors must be willing to commit to one year and undergo background screening and training. Information: 410-269-4462 or

Social Services

Volunteers are needed October through December for the Department of Social Services' Holiday Sharing program, which matches donors to seniors and/or families in need of Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance. Duties include answering and making phone calls and entering families' wish lists. Information, email