Volunteering in Anne Arundel

Annapolis Film Festival

A large number of volunteers are needed to help with the Annapolis Film Festival being held March 27-30. Films will be shown at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, St. John's College, St. Anne's Parish Hall and Compass Rose Theater. Volunteers are required to complete two six-hour shifts over the four-day festival, with one six-hour shift to be completed on a Saturday or Sunday. Volunteers are also required to attend a mandatory training session. Information: annapolisfilmfestival.net or email volunteer@annapolisfilmfestival.net.

Police reserve officers

Volunteers are needed for the Anne Arundel County Police Department Reserve Officer program, a uniformed position to assist officers in traffic control, administrative duties, community relations, etc. Volunteers must be older than 21 and undergo a criminal background check. Hours of availability are flexible. 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 aacounty.org/police.

Boy Scouts

Troop 323 of Annapolis, chartered in November, needs adult volunteers to help nurture this brand new troop. Volunteers must be older than 18, may be male or female, and must pass a background check. All registered adults must also complete required training to include youth protection training. Meetings are held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the First Baptist Church of Annapolis. Information, email ernest.rodgers82@yahoo.com.

Literacy council

Tutors are needed to help combat adult illiteracy. After completing training, volunteers make their own schedule with an assigned student at a place of their choosing, or can tutor at local detention centers. Hours are flexible and most work can be done at home. Information: 410-269-4419.


Volunteers, 18 and older, are needed to walk dogs, socialize cats, provide foster care, help with adoption shows, bath and brush dogs and other duties. Training sessions are held once a month. Information: 410-268-4388 or email volunteer@aacspca.org.

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