Anne Arundel County

Anne Arundel County volunteer briefs

Maritime Museum

The museum needs volunteers to help with a variety of tasks, including archiving, membership, office support, buildings and ground, blogging, education programs, website content, environmental stewardship, data entry, lighthouse tours, oyster and fish tank, wooden boat crew and more. Information: 410 295-0104 or go to


Anne Arundel police

Volunteers are needed for the reserve officer program. This is a uniformed position to assist sworn officers in traffic control, administrative duties, community relations, etc. Prospective volunteers must be older than 21 and undergo a criminal background check. Hours are flexible. Reserve officers work all hours of the day and on weekends. A minimum of 16 service hours per month is required, and volunteers can be placed at any of the four district stations. Information: 410-222-0042 or


My Brother's Pantry

Nonprofit, located on the grounds of College Parkway Baptist Church in Arnold, needs volunteers to work in the pantry to help with donated food and other items. Information: 410-757-5190.

Fire marshal

Volunteers are needed weekdays to serve as receptionists and office clerks. On-the-job training will be provided, and there is flexibility in scheduling. Information: Patty Godio at 410-222-7884, email or go to

Juvenile services

The department needs volunteers, 21 and older, to serve as tutors, and provide mentoring. Background checks are required and training will be provided. There are also internship opportunities available for college students. For more information, call Melissa Alarcon at 410-230-3132 or email her at

Literacy council

Tutors are needed for combating adult illiteracy and ESL tutoring. After completing training, volunteers make their own schedule and locations with the assigned student, or volunteers can tutor at local detention centers. Information: 410-269-4419 or icanread.org


Salvation Army

Volunteers are needed to drop off donations Monday through Friday for Salvation Army food pantries in Annapolis and Glen Burnie. Suggested items include nonperishable canned goods and boxed food; toiletries are also welcome. Groups that hold food drives can make arrangements to have the food picked up. Information: 410-263-4091.