Prince George’s County volunteer opportunities

January 22, 2013

The Anacostia Watershed Society seeks volunteers to help construct and install bird houses in local meadowed areas. Work days are scheduled for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday at 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg, and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 16 at 4986 38th St., Hyattsville. Registration required. Contact Maddie Koenig at 301-699-6204, Ext. 109, mkoenig@anacostiaws.org. anacostiaws.org.

The Anacostia Watershed Society seeks volunteers to work with local students to remove invasive plants from a section of the stream bank along the Anacostia River. New trees will be planted. Work days are schedule for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 8 at 2916 Nicholson St., Hyattsville, and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 23 at 2916 Nicholson St., Hyattsville. Registration required. Contact Maddie Koenig at 301-699-6204, Ext. 109, mkoenig@anacostiaws.org. anacostiaws.org.

Pets on Wheels is in need of people with friendly pets to become certified therapy pets and visit those in nursing homes. Apply online at www.petsonwheels.org. 443-975-9204.

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Prince George’s County seeks strong, caring male volunteers age 21 and older to serve as role models for boys in foster care. Volunteers commit to spend 10-15 hours per month with a young man.Training provided, must pass background check. Interested parties must submit applications by March 25. Call 301-209-0491 or visit www.pgcasa.org.

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary seeks volunteers age 16 and older to work in the office, welcome visitors and help with other tasks. A training class for new and experienced volunteers is scheduled for Saturday from 10-11:30 a.m. Contact Debra Gage, office manager, 410-741-9330.

Venus Theatre seeks submissions for the 2013 performance season. Entries should include an introductory paragraph, synopsis and full script and must be received by Jan. 15. Visit Web site for complete guidelines. www.venustheatre.org/new_play_
submissions
. 202-236-4078.

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 that their needs are met. A training session is scheduled for Thursday through Feb. 21 in Hyattsville. Interested parties must submit applications and pass a background check. Call 301-209-0491 or visit 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 or www.hyattsvillecdc.org.

Meals on Wheels of College Park needs volunteers to help prepare, deliver and administer 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 Accokeek Foundation needs 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 members 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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