Prince George’s County volunteer opportunities

Greenbelt Arts Center is seeking an art gallery manager. Those interested should call 301-441-8770 or e-mail gallery@greenbeltartscenter.org.

American Legion Post 136 is seeking vendors to rent tables at a May 11 event to benefit Operation Comfort, an organization that helps wounded service members. 301-345-0136, Ext. 2, or rayc4u2@aol.com. www.greenbeltmdpost136.org.

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary needs volunteers, age 10 and older, to help survey the vernal pools of the sanctuary and Glendening Preserve. Prior experience is preferred but not necessary. May 11 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 410-741-9330 or programs@jugbay.org or www.jugbay.org.

The Alice Ferguson Foundation seeks local residents to submit videos for the “Become a Watershed Celebrity” video contest. Videos should express support for clean land, safe water and healthy lives. The winning video will be used as a PSA for our Regional Litter Prevention Campaign, and the winner will receive $1,000. Video submissions should be 30 to 90 seconds and must be received by May 15. For details, visit fergusonfoundation.org/video-contest or call 301-292-5665.

Special Olympics Prince George’s County Aquatics Qualifier needs volunteers age 15 and older to serve as referees, timers and escorts of athletes from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. May 18 at Fairland Aquatics Center, 13950 Old Gunpowder Rd., Laurel. Certified officials are also needed for stroke and turn positions. Lunch and T-shirt provided. 301-814-2213 or candoinmd@aol.com.

Darnall’s Chance House Museum needs volunteers age 18 and older to work at Pirate Fest, the annual children’s program, on May 18 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Duties include assisting with hands-on activities, concessions and admissions. Lunch and T-shirt provided. 14800 Governor Oden Bowie Dr., Upper Marlboro. 301-952-8010.

Bowie Book Expo seeks local authors to participate in the annual fair May 22 at the Bowie Senior Center. Contact Jenny Tringali at 301-809-2300 or jtringali@cityofbowie.org. www.cityofbowie.org.

Hyattsville Aging in Place needs volunteers to drive senior citizen residents to medical and other appointments on weekdays. 301-887-3101 or e-mail hapcares@gmail.com.

The Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure needs volunteers to help with the annual 5K walk/run May 11 on the Washington Monument grounds in the District. Variety of duties and shifts available. 703-416-7223, volunteer@globalraceforthecure.org, info-komen.org.

Ann Marie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center invites the public to the Volunteer Brown Bag Lunch Series May 22, June 21, July 10 and Aug. 23 from noon-1:30 p.m. Bring lunch and learn about ways to help with exhibits, membership, tours, programs, outdoor play and flora. 13480 Dowell Rd., Dowell. 410-326-4640, volunteers@annmariegarden.
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The College Park Community Library seeks volunteers to work Tuesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. Call Jackie at 301-474-8044 or colparklib@gmail.com.

Community Advocates for Family and Youth needs volunteers to assist those who have survived traumatic crimes. Administrative support and mail assistance also needed. 9201 Basil Ct., Suite 160, Largo. Lizet Porter, volunteer coordinator, 301-390-4092, lporter@cafyonline.org, www.cafyonline.org.

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

Hospice of the Chesapeake needs volunteers who are bilingual and/or American Sign Language interpreters to assist patients and staff. 9500 Arena Drive, Suite 250, Largo. Julie Medlin, 240-487-1065, jmedlin@hospicechesapeake.org.

The American Red Cross is in critical need of blood and platelet donors to help replenish decreasing supply. All blood types are needed, especially O negative. Donors must be at least 17, meet height and weight requirements and be in good health. Call 800-RED-CROSS (733-2767) or visit www.redcrossblood.org to find a blood drive.

The Partnership for Animal Welfare needs volunteers to foster homeless dogs and cats, provide transportation to vet appointments and handle animals at adoption shows. 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.

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, a program of the Maryland Small Business Development Center, 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.

The Heart of America Foundation seeks detailed-oriented volunteers to help arrange and prepare the books in its warehouse, which is used by children who have limited access to books. Duties include heavy lifting and bending. Commitment: full day or half day Monday-Friday. 2270 Beaver Rd., Landover. Cathy Bryan at 202-347-6278 or cathy@heartofamerica.org.

ReSET, a nonprofit organization, seeks volunteers to share their fields of interest and work with local elementary school students and teachers in hands-on science and math experiments to encourage enthusiasm for science. No teaching or education background required. Training provided and expenses covered. John Meagher at 703-250-0236 or reset@resetonline.org, www.resetonline.org.

The American Red Cross Greater Chesapeake & Potomac Blood Services Region is seeking friendly volunteers to assist blood collections staff 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. Terry Ann Karloff at 800-272-0094, Ext. 1, or terryann.karloff@redcross.org.

The AFS-USA High School Exchange Program needs host families for the 2013-14 school year to house and provide meals for foreign students participating in the program. Volunteers must pass a background check. Jennie Schmalzle at 800-876-2376, Ext. 3310, or jschmalzle@afs.org, www.afsusa.org.

EurAuPair Intercultural Child Care Program is seeking kind, compassionate volunteers to become local community counselors. Duties include mentoring au pairs visiting from abroad, maintaining monthly contact with host families, and organizing a monthly activity or meeting with the au pairs. For information or to apply, visit www.euraupair.com/volunteerinfo.html or e-mail holly@euraupair.com.

Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center seeks volunteers to serve as docents or to participate in the youth education program. 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. 301-209-0592. www.pgaamcc.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. Afua Sarpong at afua.sarpong@readingpartners.org or visit www.readingpartners.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 seeks 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. 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. Maureen Rogers at 301-452-2557 or maureencrogers@gmail.com.

The Hyattsville Community Development Corp. 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. 301-474-1002 weekdays from 8:30 a.m.-noon. mowcp.yolasite.com.

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. 301-499-4500, 443-837-1549 or 800-745-6132.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett

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