Many area hospitals and clinics are looking for volunteer help


CURRENT volunteers' news and needs:

United Cerebral Palsy wants volunteer counselors, 16 and over, for its week-long overnight coed camp at Camp Maria in St. Mary's County from June 23 to June 29. No experience is necessary. Applicants should be able to swim and enjoy working with handicapped children. Call 484-4540 or 1-800-451-2452.

Union Memorial Hospital volunteer auxiliary is holding its fifth Rites of Spring sale of garden supplies. live plants, a boutique, demonstrations and more from 10 a.m. each day to 6 p.m. April to 5 p.m. April 13 and to 4 p.m. April 14 in the 4-H building at the State Fairgrounds in Timonium. $4 general; $3 seniors. All proceeds benefit the hospital. A preview gala at $75 per person is 6 to 9 p.m. April 11. Details: Joyce Miller, 667-4417, or Amy Strong at the hospital, 554-2800.

The Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital wants volunteers age 18 or over to conduct tours of the hospital's historic buildings. Daytime scheduling is flexible and training is provided. Call 938-4850.

Chase-Brexton Clinic provides primary care to those living with HIV disease and AIDS. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks, including receptionist, nurse, physician, counselor, for the newsletter, fund-raising and special events. A patient advocacy program is being planned. Call Christopher Morrison, 837-2050.

South Baltimore Learning Corp. wants volunteer tutors. Training begins on April 8. Call 625-4215.

Franklin Square Hospital Auxiliary wants volunteers for the Gift Cart. Call Helen Stofberg, 682-7052.

Baltimore County Department of Aging and the American Association of Retired Persons will sponsor an 8-week job search workshop from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Monday and Thursday afternoons beginning April 8 at Essex Senior Center, 600 Dorsey Ave. It is free with reservations. Call Steve Edmonston, 887-4141.

Reisterstown Senior Center and its volunteers are planning all manner of trips, workshops and courses beginning in April. Call Alan Gephardt, 887-1143.

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