Prince George’s County volunteer opportunities

December 17, 2013

Hospice of the Chesapeake seeks volunteers with four-wheel-drive vehicles to assist patients and staff in Prince George’s and Anne Arundel counties during inclement weather. Volunteers must provide proof of auto insurance and pass a criminal background check. Call 443-837-1549 or toll free 800-745-6132.

College Park Community Library seeks volunteers to work Monday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. Location: 9704 Rhode Island Ave., 301-474-8044. colparklib@gmail.com, www.cpcommunitylibrary.org.

Sol Espinoza, a PhD student at Johns Hopkins University seeks U.S. native born and black, white or Mexican American volunteers ages 35-45 and 55-65 to participate in a research focus group for a dissertation on gender, race, economics and family formation. Participants will be entered in a raffle drawing for cash prizes. Contact 443-310-3428 or espinoza823@gmail.com.

AFS Intercultural Programs is seeking a volunteer host family in Bowie for a high school exchange student from December through June 2014. For more information, please contact Jennie Schmalzle at 800-876-2376, Ext. 3310, or jschmalzle@afsusa.org. www.afsusa.org.

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.

Prince George’s County seeks local seniors, age 60 and older, to showcase their talents in the Seniors on Stage Show in April. Seniors can sing or dance in solo or duet performances for no longer than 3 minutes. Auditions are scheduled for Jan. 15 and 16 from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 301-446-3400 or visit www.pgparks.com.

Accokeek Foundation is in need of volunteers to help steward and maintain Piscataway Park. Volunteers will work with staff members to provide event and program support and engage the community. Volunteer orientation classes are held the first Saturday and third Thursday of each month. Contact 301-283-2113 or volunteers@accokeek.org, or visit www.accokeekfoundation.org.

The Greenbelt Arts Center needs volunteers to assist with a variety of theater roles, including box office assistants, advertising liaisons, facilities manager, grant writers and stage managers. 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.

Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind seeks volunteers to help raise and train 12- to 18-month-old puppies that will later be used as guide dogs for the blind or service dogs for veterans. 866-282-8046 or www.guidedog.org.

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission has a variety of volunteer needs in Prince George’s County. Opportunities include boxing and cheerleading coaches, junior basketball officials, ushers and more. 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 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 and share ideas, knowledge, skills and stories. Call 301-283-2113, visit www.accokeekfoundation.org or e-mail 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.

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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