volunteer opportunities

Prince George's County volunteer opportunities

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Accokeek Foundation will host volunteer days from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 11 at its Robert Ware Straus Ecosystem Farm, 3400 Bryan Point Rd., Accokeek. Duties include tending fields, weeding, planting and harvesting produce. Volunteers are encouraged to take work gloves, sunscreen, hats, snacks and water. Contact Anjela Barnes at 301-283-2113, Ext. 34, or volunteers@accokeek.org.

The Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary seeks volunteers 10 and older to help conduct its Herp Atlas Survey, part of a project to map the distribution of amphibians and reptiles in Maryland, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. Meet at the Wetlands Center. Registration is required. Call 410-741-9330.

BET Foundation's Maryland Women's Health Symposium needs assistance with a variety of activities at the health fair. Volunteers are needed from 8 a.m. to noon and noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 21 at Reid Temple AME Church, 11400 Glenn Dale Blvd., Glenn Dale. Training is provided. Contact Debra Kilpatrick, program director, at 202-608-2804 or betfoundation@bet.net, or visit http://www.betfoundation.org/programs/womens-health-symposium.

Greenbelt Recreation Department needs tutors for the Greenbelt Elementary School and Homework program and the Greenbelt Moving Ahead program, which meets 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays during the school year at Springhill Lake Recreation Center. Contact Janet Goldberg at 301--397--2212.

The American Red Cross's Prince George's County chapter needs volunteers 18 and older to join its Disaster Action Team. Members assist with disaster relief in events such as fires, floods and storms. The work includes helping and comforting survivors. Training is provided. Call 240-487-2105.

The Office of the Curator at the U.S. Supreme Court seeks volunteers 21 and older interested in history, architecture and art to become docents. Responsibilities include conducting courtroom lectures, leading private tours and staffing the information desk. Volunteers must commit to at least one three-hour shift a week on weekdays for a year and 25 hours of training in late October They must pass a background check. Applications must be submitted by Aug. 31. Call 202-479-3298 or visit http://www.supremecourt.gov/jobs/docentprogram.pdf.

-- Compiled by Jillian S. Sowah

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