Prince George’s County volunteer opportunities

February 21, 2013

Accokeek Foundation will host a training session for volunteers interested in bluebird monitoring Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon. Volunteers will help clean and repair nest boxes, and receive training on how to properly monitor the boxes throughout the nesting season (March-August). 301-283-2113 or volunteers@accokeek.org. Free.

Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center seeks volunteers to serve as docents or participate in the youth education program. 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. 301-209-0592. www.pgaamcc.org.

The Anacostia Watershed Society seeks volunteers to help construct and install bird houses in local meadowed areas. Work days are scheduled for Feb. 16 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at 4986 38th St., Hyattsville. Registration required. Contact Maddie Koenig at 301-699-6204, Ext. 109, mkoenig@anacostiaws.org or 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 scheduled for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 23 and 2-4:30 p.m. March 6. Meet at DeMatha High School football field, 2916 Nicholson St., Hyattsville. Registration required. Contact Maddie Koenig at 301-699-6204, Ext. 109, mkoenig@anacostiaws.org or anacostiaws.org.

Hospice of the Chesapeake will host an open house for prospective volunteers Feb. 20 from 7-9 p.m. at 445 Defense Hwy., Annapolis. Learn about available opportunities, light refreshments served. Register with Patrie Duca, volunteer coordinator, 443-837-1549, pduca@hospicechesapeake.org.

Reading Partners needs volunteers to provide one-on-one tutoring to elementary school students in the District who are reading below grade level. Commitment: one hour a week. No experience necessary, follow guided curriculum. Contact Afua Sarpong at afua.sarpong@readingpartners.org or visit www.readingpartners.org.

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. March 6 at Local 400 Union Hall, 4301 Garden City Dr., Landover. 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 visit www.pgcasa.org.

Art Lives Here seeks local artists to participate in public art projects, including performing and visual art performances in the Gateway Arts District. Artists may apply to multiple Request for Proposals and submit an unlimited number of proposals. Contact Neena at neena@joesmovement.org or visit artlivesheremd.wordpress.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 .

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.

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.

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.

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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