The Spanish Catholic Center seeks volunteer teachers between July 12 and Sept. 29 for its English as a Second Language program at 3628 Rhode Island Ave., Mount Rainier. The time commitment is two hours a week, 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays. The center will provide the curriculum, teaching materials and training; teaching experience is not required. Call 202-939-2435.

The Alzheimer's Association needs volunteers, especially those with nursing, social work or teaching backgrounds and with experience in being caregivers to Alzheimer's patients, for a health fair to be held July 16 at Kettering/Largo Community Center, 431 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. There will be three shifts: 1-3 p.m., 3-5 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Training will be provided. Call Barbara DeAngelis at 703-359-4440, Ext. 127.

The Prince George's County Health Department needs Medical Reserve Corps volunteer physicians, nurses, pharmacists, mental health workers and other medical personnel, plus social workers, computer technicians, administrative and clerical assistants, client greeters and interpreters to help in response to widespread disasters or emergencies. The next orientation session is 6 to 8 p.m. July 13. Call Cynthia Baker at 301-883-7802.

Greenbelt Park, operated by the National Park Service, seeks volunteer groups for service projects such as painting picnic tables and cleanup tasks. The park is located at 6565 Greenbelt Rd. Call Kevin P. Barry at 301-344-3944.

The Court Appointed Special Advocate program of Prince George's County needs volunteers, especially those who are bilingual, to provide a voice for abused and neglected children in foster care. Volunteers meet with children, families, foster families, social workers and lawyers and provide recommendations to the court. Training will begin in September. Call 301-209-0491.

AmeriCorps seeks coordinators to organize volunteers. A one-year commitment will begin Sept. 21. Extensive training, a $13,000 living allowance, health care and a post-service education award of about $4,700 are included. The ideal candidate will have strong writing abilities, basic computer skills and transportation. Call 410-514-7270 or go to

The Prince George's Volunteer Center seeks an emergency preparedness coordinator and a volunteer center development coordinator to work in the Hyattsville office. Both are full-time (40 hours per week) AmeriCorps VISTA positions. A stipend, health care benefits and a $4,700 educational award are provided. Contact Nancie Park at 301-699-2800.

Silk Painters International, a nonprofit arts-related organization, seeks volunteers for the following positions: office manager, to create databases and filing systems; archivist, to oversee files and computer data; and office assistant, to prepare and handle correspondence. Hours are flexible. Call 301-474-7347.

The Metropolitan Washington Ear, a radio reading service for the blind and visually impaired, needs volunteers, especially on weekends, to read local and national newspapers, magazines and other publications on its closed-circuit radio broadcast and dial-in telephone service. A brief audition is required; the time commitment is a minimum of two hours once a week or two hours every other weekend. Call 301-681-6636 or go to

Laurel Pregnancy Center needs receptionists and peer counselors. Training in mentoring will be provided. Call Gayle Allbritton at 301-776-9997.

The Glenn Dale Volunteer Fire Department seeks volunteers to provide emergency medical services on ambulances. Medical training is provided. Volunteers are also needed to serve as firefighters and to help with administrative duties. For information, visit the station, at 11900 Glenn Dale Blvd., Glenn Dale, or call 301-805-2400.

The American Red Cross, Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Blood Services Region, needs volunteers 14 and older to greet donors and serve refreshments at blood drives and donor centers. Training is provided. The time commitment is four to six hours, two days a month. Call 800-272-0094, Ext. 1, or send an e-mail to

Partnership for Animal Welfare, a volunteer rescue group that finds homes for abandoned or neglected dogs and cats, seeks volunteers to handle animals at weekend adoption shows, transport them to shows and veterinary appointments, provide foster care, answer phone and e-mail inquiries and take care of other tasks. Attendance at a volunteer orientation session is required. Call 301-572-4729 or go to

The Prince George's County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association needs volunteer firefighters and emergency medical services providers. Volunteers must be 16 or older. Help is also needed with administrative duties and the ladies' auxiliaries. Call 877-475-5646.

SHARE provides food to families and individuals at reduced prices. Volunteers are needed to help with packaging and distribution at the SHARE food warehouse, 5170 Lawrence Pl., Hyattsville. Call Ninochika Twitty at 301-864-3115.

-- Compiled by LISA MARTIN

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