Prince George’s County volunteer opportunities

November 6, 2013

The Greenbelt Arts Center needs a stage manager/assistant director for its upcoming production, “See How They Run,” opening Friday. Contact William Powell at william400@ yahoo.com or visit www.greenbeltartscenter.org/volunteer.asp. Volunteers also are needed to assist with theater tasks. The center seeks local artists to showcase their drawings, paintings, photographs and other works in the lobby gallery. Submit samples in jpg format or weblink to gallery@greenbeltartscenter.org. 301-441-8770.

American Heart Association needs volunteers for the Greater Washington Heart Walk scheduled for Saturday on the Mall. Visit www.greaterwashingtonheartwalk.org or contact joellen.brassfield@heart.org, 703-248-1784.

Whitemarsh Park seeks volunteer weed warriors to help cut and remove invasive English ivy vines from forest trees, Nov. 17 from 2-4:30 p.m. Training and tools provided. 100 White Marsh Park Dr., Bowie. 301-809-3043. www.cityofbowie.org/
weedwarriors
.

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission needs volunteers ages 13-18 who live in Bladensburg, Langley Park and Suitland to participate in the PhotoVoice project. Volunteers will receive camera training and be tasked with capturing their communities’ characteristics through photos. Participants can earn student service learning hours. Call 301-446-3321 or visit www.pgparks.com/volunteer.htm.

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.

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.

The Accokeek Foundation’s Green Thumbs volunteer group seeks gardeners of all ages and skill levels to help plant and harvest vegetables, and manage weeds and pests in the museum garden. Volunteers work together in the garden space, share ideas, knowledge, skills and stories. 301-283-2113 or www.accokeek
foundation.org
, volunteers@accokeek.org .

Laurel Library is seeking a volunteer coach for the Teen Glee Club. The group meets two Wednesdays a month at 7 p.m. Call Perry at 240-305-4477.

Capital Caring seeks administrative support volunteers to help with general secretarial tasks such as answering calls, greeting visitors and providing clerical assistance as needed. The group also seeks members for its Leadership Council to help with a variety of tasks, including identifying and solving problems, assisting in the planning and implementation of projects, providing community outreach and patient care support. 1801 McCormick Dr., Suite 180, Largo. Allison Kuchar at 301-883-0866 or akuchar@capitalcaring.org, www.
capitalcaring.org
.

Community Advocates for Family and Youth needs volunteers to assist those who have survived traumatic crimes. Administrative support and mail assistance also needed. Volunteers work five to 20 hours a month. 9201 Basil Ct., Suite 160, Largo. Lizet Porter, volunteer coordinator, 301-390-4092, lporter@cafyonline.org, www.cafyonline.org.

Hospice of the Chesapeake seeks volunteers to help families in Prince George’s and Anne Arundel counties. Areas of need include pet therapy, support for veterans in hospice care, Reiki/healing touch work, Spanish translators, sign language interpreters, massage therapists, truck drivers, donation sorting and community outreach. Training sessions are Saturday and Nov. 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 9500 Arena Dr., Suite 250, Largo. E-mail dsancilio@hospicechesapeake.org, call 443-837-1549 or visit www.
hospicechesapeake.org
.

The American Red Cross Greater Chesapeake & Potomac Region seeks youths to serve as greeters and refreshment volunteers at local blood drives. Those interested must enjoy working with others, have excellent customer service skills and be able to commit to one to two blood drives per month. Orientation provided. 800-272-0094, Ext. 1, or e-mail terryann.karloff@redcross.org.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett

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