Prince George’s County volunteer opportunities

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Prince George’s County will host an information session for prospective volunteers, age 21 and older, from 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Hyattsville Municipal Building, 4310 Gallatin St. Volunteers must spend at least 10 hours per month visiting children living in foster care and helping to ensure their needs are met. Call 301-209-0491 or pgerber@pgcasa.org, www.pgcasa.org.

The Hyattsville Community Development Corporation seeks local filmmakers to produce a suite of fixed-budget, short, clever promotional videos for marketing of the Prince George’s County Gateway Arts and Entertainment District and its stakeholders. 301-683-8267, www.hyattsvillecdc.org.

The Hyattsville Community Development Corporation seeks mural artists age 18 and older to decorate the Route 1 Corridor as part of its Street Art Initiative. Visual artists are invited to submit portfolio materials via e-mail or CD/DVD to www.hyattsvillecdc.org/content/view/235/197. Applications are due Dec. 21. 301-683-8267, eisenberg@hyattsvillecdc.org.

The Accokeek Foundation is in need of an assistant for its Winter Farm Series, which teaches about successful winter farming models. Duties include helping with lectures, farm tours, preparing vegetables and marketing for the Friday Winter Farm Market in January and February. Contact 301-283-2113, caes@accokeek.org, or www.accokeekfoundation.org.

Hospice of the Chesapeake seeks volunteers with four-wheel-drive vehicles to assist staff during inclement weather. Volunteers must provide proof of auto insurance and pass a criminal background check. Call 301-499-4500, 443-837-1549 or toll-free 800-745-6132.

The Partnership for Animal Welfare needs volunteers to foster homeless dogs and cats, provide transportation to vet appointments and handle animals at adoption shows. For information, go to www.paw-rescue.org or leave a message at 301-572-4729.

The Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program seeks youths 12 to 18 interested in aviation and emergency services for its leadership training program. Includes search-and-rescue missions, flying, first-aid training and international Aviation Cadet Exchange activities. Bowie Squadron meets 7-9 p.m. Thursdays at Grace Baptist Church, 7210 Race Track Rd., Bowie. College Park Squadron meets 7-9 p.m. the first four Wednesdays of each month. Hap Arnold Center, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr. at College Park Airport. 800-359-2338 or www.mdcap.org.

Community Support Systems is in need of a volunteer nurse to conduct blood pressure and blood sugar screenings on Fridays at the Accokeek Food Pantry. Call 301-372-1491 or e-mail css1995@aol.com.

Meals on Wheels of College Park needs volunteers to help in preparing, delivering and administering food to clients in College Park, Greenbelt, Berwyn and part of Beltsville. Drivers may receive reimbursement for gasoline. Call 301-474-1002 Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-noon.

Hospice of the Chesapeake is seeking volunteers for the Tuck-In Team. Volunteers will call in-home hospice patients and caregivers on Thursdays to make sure they have medications and supplies to last through the weekend. A morning and afternoon shift are available and training is provided. Contact Kathy Bourgard, director of volunteers, at 443-837-1549 or kbourgard@hospicechesapeake.org.

Greenbelt Arts Center seeks local artists to display their work in the lobby gallery. Submit samples in JPG format or a link to your online portfolio to gallery@greenbeltartscenter.org. 301-441-8770.

Laurel Mill Playhouse seeks volunteers to be involved in costuming, light/sound design and operation, stage management, set construction and design, and publicity. Contact Maureen Rogers at 301-452-2557 or maureencrogers@gmail.com.

The American Red Cross Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Blood Services Region is seeking friendly volunteers to assist blood collections staff members at blood drives in Prince George’s County and the Washington area. Duties include greeting donors and offering refreshments. Must have own transportation. Training provided. Contact Terry Ann Karloff at 800-272-0094, Ext. 1, or terryann.karloff@redcross.org.

The Salvation Army National Capital Area seeks a community engagement intern to organize, expand and promote volunteer opportunities and donation drives throughout the Washington area. Commitment: 10-15 hours per week during the school year and full time in the summer for one semester, with the possibility of extension. Must complete application and consent to background check. 2626 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington. 202-756-3906, liz_odell@uss.salvationarmy.org.

The Salvation Army National Capital Area seeks a grant-writing intern to research and write grant applications to local and national corporations and foundations. Commitment: 10-15 hours per week during the school year and full time in the summer for one semester, with the possibility of extension. Must complete application and consent to background check. 2626 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington. 202-756-3906, liz_odell@uss.salvationarmy.org. Community Support Systems seeks a volunteer typist to do data entry monthly. Call 301-372-1491 or e-mail css1995@aol.com.

Greenbelt Arts Center is seeking a membership chair. A technical director is also needed to oversee set construction, lighting and sound, coordinating productions, and other related duties. Betsy Marks Delaney, 301-441-8770, Ext. 7, or info@greenbeltartscenter.org.

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary needs office volunteers to greet visitors. Various hours available 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Training provided. 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. 410-741-9330.

Progressive Equestrian Therapeutic Services, an accredited therapeutic horseback-riding group, seeks volunteers 14 and older to serve as side walkers and horse leaders for riders with disabilities. Help also sought with horse care. No experience needed. Training provided. 301-627-4308 or www.pets-inc.org.

Branch Avenue in Bloom is a program of the Maryland Small Business Development Center that is seeking volunteers interested in gardening, marketing or economic development projects to be part of its community revitalization efforts. 301-403-2080 or jsmithfu@umd.edu.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Sowah

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