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Anne Arundel County volunteer briefs

Hearts & Homes for Youth

Volunteers 18 and older are needed for tutoring, mentoring, internships, renovation projects, recreation sponsors, office assistance and beautification projects. The organization helps troubled children and youths who are abused, neglected or runaways to become independent and productive. Information: 301-589-8444, ext. 212.

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Habitat for Humanity

Volunteers are needed at the Arundel and Baltimore ReStores for sales, stocking and receiving merchandise, picking up donations, answering phones and other duties. Individuals are needed who can help weekly, biweekly or monthly. Information: chesapeakerestore.org.

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Help for troubled youths

Hearts & Homes for Youth needs volunteers 18 and older for tutoring, mentoring, internships, recreation sponsors, renovation projects, office assistance and beautification projects. The organization helps troubled children and youths who are abused, neglected or runaways to become independent and productive. Information: 301-589-8444, ext. 212.

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.

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Greyhound Welfare

Volunteers 21 and older are needed by Greyhound Welfare to help with public outreach, the newsletter, screening adoption applications, adoption follow-up, dog transport, planning and implementing fundraising events and donation drives, ordering supplies, writing routine correspondence, picking up donations, coordinating veterinary care, fostering a greyhound during the transition period before an adoptive home is found, and more. Information: 301-949-0615 or go to greyhoundwelfare.org.

Healing-arts alliance

An alliance of healing arts and sciences organizations, educators, professional practitioners, students and supportive individuals that sponsors regional and international peace-building educational programs needs volunteers 18 and older to help with monthly programs and special events. Information: Alice Yeager, 410-956-0055, or americanhealingarts.org.

Maritime Museum

The Annapolis Maritime Museum needs volunteers to expand its environmental education program, conduct tours of the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, restore wooden boats and help with the winter and summer concert series. Information: 410-295-0104 or amaritime.org.

Annapolis Optimist Club

Volunteers 18 and older are needed to help with the organization's youth-based programs, which include sports, scouts, camps, charitable campaigns, teaming youth with law enforcement agencies, and more. Information: 410-268-5878 or annapolisoptimist.org.

Interested in cooking?

Hospice of the Chesapeake seeks individuals who enjoy cooking to prepare home-cooked meals for patients at the Mandrin Inpatient Care Center in Harwood. Training will be provided. Information: 443-837-1549.

Public library

Volunteers are needed at branches for cleaning and recasing books, CD and DVD collections, assembly of Story-Time projects, copying, data processing or other computer projects, and file maintenance. Also, daily morning shifts include helping with unloading and processing delivery and looking on shelves for requested items. Shifts are often flexible and may include some evenings or weekends in addition to daytime hours. Some branches can work with volunteers as young as 14 and may keep applications on file to call prospective volunteers when needs arise. Training is provided. Information: aacpl.net.

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