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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com, www.resetonline.org.
AFS-USA, Inc. is looking for volunteer host families for high school exchange students coming from more than 90 countries for the 2013-14 school year. For more information, please contact Jennie Schmalzle at 800-876-2376, Ext. 3310, or firstname.lastname@example.org. www.afsusa.org.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit artlivesheremd.wordpress.com.
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.
— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett
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