Anne Arundel County volunteer briefs

Help at detention center

Volunteers 21 and older who pass a background check are needed at the Jennifer Road Detention Center to work in the library, assist with pre-GED classes and the education program, facilitate self-help workshops on parenting, job readiness, financial issues and more. Training is provided. The education program is held Wednesday and Thursday evenings; self-help workshop scheduling is flexible. Information: 410-222-7093 or


Patapsco Valley State Park

The park seeks volunteers for a variety of positions, including bike and mounted patrols, maintenance and management of campsites, trail work, gardening, Visitor/Nature Center staffing and volunteer rangers. Information: call 410-465-3287 or email


Quiet Waters Park

Volunteers 15 and older are needed for a variety of tasks to support the operation of the park and events throughout the year. Information: call 410-222-1777.

Severna Park Center

The Severna Park Community Center needs volunteers to help on committees and with benefit events, to support small projects, writing grants and more. To volunteer, call Jennie Boden at 410-647-5843, ext. 201 or email Information:

Blood drives

The American Red Cross needs volunteers age 14 and older (some positions 18 and older) to greet donors, provide customer service and serve refreshments. Interested persons must complete an application and attend an orientation and training session. Those older than 18 require a background check. Information: 410-764-4602, ext. 1; 800-272-0094, ext. 1; or redcross.org

Healing Arts

American Healing Arts Alliance Inc., a nonprofit educational alliance of healing arts and sciences organizations, educators, practitioners, students and individuals, is seeking volunteers 18 and older to help with monthly programs and events. The organization sponsors peace-building educational programs. Help is needed with volunteer recruitment, event planning and logistics, fundraising, coordinating entertainment, grant-writing and press releases. Information: Alice Yeager, 410-956-0055, e-mail or go to