Volunteer Briefs

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.

Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society needs volunteers for a variety of positions at several locations. Information: 410-721-4304 or cancer.org.

Disaster exercise

The Annapolis Office of Emergency Management seeks volunteers to help with a simulated evacuation on Aug. 11. Assignment involves the role of hurricane evacuees in advance of a storm for exercising evacuation pick up points and bus transportation. Volunteers will be transported a short distance by City buses. Volunteers should be 16 and older, with those younger than 18 accompanied by a parent. Information: 410-216-9167.

Jr. League of Annapolis

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, the September Back to School Book Bag project, fundraising, serving on the board of directors and supporting other programs and services. Information: 410-224-8984, jlannapolis.org or email admin@jlannapolis.org.

Light House Shelter

Volunteers age 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 also 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.

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.

Train guide dogs

Volunteers are needed to raise puppies to become guide dogs and prepare them for formal training. The volunteers, who can be as young as 13 with parental supervision, take the puppies into their homes for 14 to 18 months and teach them manners and social skills. In addition to working and playing daily with their dogs, the volunteers attend classes and puppy evaluations. Puppy classes are 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at St. Matthew's Church in Bowie. Information: 410-960-7427, volunteer.guidingeyes.orghttp://volunteer.guidingeyes.org, or e-mail Gretchen Pierce, gpierce@guidingeyes.org.American Red Cross

United Cerebral Palsy

United Cerebral Palsy of Southern Maryland needs volunteers to serve as office assistants, on the board of directors and on committees, as handymen, and by placing and picking up donation canisters, assisting at events, assisting with recreational activities and doing yard work. Information: 410-224-4205.

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