Prince George’s County volunteer opportunities

January 3, 2013

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Prince George’s County seeks volunteers, age 21 and older, to work with foster care youth ages 16-20. Volunteers must spend at least 10 hours a month visiting children living in foster care and helping to ensure their needs are met. A training session is scheduled for Jan. 24-Feb. 21 in Hyattsville. Interested parties must submit applications by Jan. 7. Must pass background check. Call 301-209-0491 or visit www.pgcasa.org.

Greenbelt Arts Center seeks show proposals for the 2013-14 season, which will run from August 2013 to July 2014. Directors should submit scripts in PDF or Microsoft Word form no later than Jan. 1 to Susan Harper at 301- 441-8770 or programs@
greenbeltartscenter.org
. Local artists are also invited to showcase their work in the lobby gallery. Submit samples in JPG format to gallery@greenbeltartscenter.org. For information, visit www.greenbeltartscenter.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.

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 weekdays from 8:30 a.m.-noon. mowcp.yolasite.com.

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.

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 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. 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.

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.

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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