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Anne Arundel County volunteer briefs

Emergency preparedness

The Annapolis Office of Emergency Preparedness and Risk Management will conduct its annual Citywide Emergency Preparedness Exercise from 9 a.m.. to 2 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Pip Moyer Recreation Center, 273 Hilltop Lane. Volunteers are needed to serve as disaster victims. To volunteer and for more information, call Lauren Miller at 410-216-9167 or email her at

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: call 410-764-4602, ext. 1; 800-272-0094, ext. 1; or email redcross.org

Chesapeake Conservancy

Nonprofit needs volunteers to help with fundraising, including stuffing envelopes for solicitations, donor acknowledgments, and doing online research for potential funders. In addition, administrative support is needed for the executive director, which includes help with scheduling meetings, answering telephones, answering emails and more. To volunteer and for more information, call 443-321-3610 or email

Electronics museum

The National Electronics Museum at 1745 W. Nursery Road in Linthicum seeks volunteers 14 and older for education and outreach, special events, as an administrative assistant, collections assistants and for visitor services. Training will be provided. Information: call 410-765-0230.

Historic London Town

Those interested in history and horticulture are needed as docents, interpreters and gardeners. Volunteers give tours or demonstrate Colonial crafts and daily life. They may also work in historic or ornamental gardens. Information: call 410-222-1919, ext. 204 or go to

Lab Rescue

Volunteers are needed at the Lab Rescue of the Labrador Retriever Club of the Potomac to assist with Adopt-a-Lab Day on weekends, to transport dogs to and from veterinarians and shelters, evaluate dogs before accepting them into the system, conduct home visits in connection with adoptions and provide foster homes. Volunteers also assist in recruiting veterinarians, writing grants, helping with computers and networks, accounting, public relations, posting fliers and more. Information: call 301-299-6756.

Youth services

The Annapolis Youth Services Bureau seeks volunteers for educational and cultural activities for children ages 5-18. The organization is dedicated to serving as a positive force in improving the lives and well-being of children. For more information, call 410-626-1800.

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