Teachers and Mentors

Volunteers teachers are invited to lead small classes of adult immigrants in Groveton Baptist Church in Alexandria. Teachers work one or two mornings or evenings per week, starting in September. Training provided. Call 703-768-9084.

The Center for Artistry in Teaching and Reading Works! sponsors a tutoring program for third-grade students at Anthony Bowen Elementary School in Southwest Washington. Volunteer tutors are invited to participate by making a commitment to meet the student once a week from 1:05 to 2:05 p.m. September through June, at the school, 101 M St. SW, three blocks from the Waterfront Metro stop. Orientation is provided. Call 202-822-8081.

Serve as a positive role model for Hispanic high school girls. The National Latinas Council is recruiting volunteers who are college graduates and willing to make a one-year commitment to help young women achieve their academic and personal goals. Orientation provided. Interested volunteers should fax a resume to 202-234-0028 or call 202-234-1904.

The Council for Global Education offers an In-Service Teacher Training Program for local educators (preschool through college level) interested in character and values development in the classroom. The program will be held Oct. 30-31 and is limited to the first 50 applicants. Contact Steve Ralls, 202-296-5449 or e-mail: steve@globaleducation.org.


Second Genesis, a nonprofit drug and alcohol treatment agency in Bethesda, needs household items in good condition for its four residential treatment facilities. Second Genesis helps substance abusers become healthy, productive community participants. It asks for: plates, utensils, bed linens, towels and wash cloths, baby items, microwave ovens, humidifiers, furniture, lawn mowers and school supplies. Call to schedule a pick-up for large donations. Call 301-656-1545.

Lend-a-Paw Relief Organization, which finds homes for abandoned animals, asks for donations of books, clothes, jewelry, household items, toys, artwork and collectibles in good condition. A fund-raising rummage sale will be held 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, at Vienna Community Center, Park and Cherry Streets in Vienna. Volunteers are invited to help. Donations can be dropped off at the Vienna Community Center from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Aug. 21. Call 703-706-3003.

Davis Memorial Goodwill Industries seeks donations of books, videotapes, art and recordings for its annual fund-raising book sale. The number to call for pick-up service for large donations is 202-636-4225, ext. 1331.

For Seniors

The University of Maryland Senior University has opened registration for the fall 1999 term. Adults 50 and older participate in classes, cultural and social events, and other university programs. Terms are 10 weeks during the fall and spring, with shorter winter and summer sessions. A nominal fee is charged for membership. Call 301-403-4467.

The Seniors' Interfaith Resource Center in Wheaton seeks volunteers to assist elderly neighbors. Volunteers provide escorted transportation and information concerning medical insurance and health care, legal assistance and other community services for Montgomery County residents. Schedules are flexible for each volunteer and training is provided. Call Ouida Upchurch, 301-962-0820.


The National Center for Therapeutic Riding seeks volunteers to work weekdays in Burtonsville, Md., helping children with disabilities learn to ride horses. Orientation and training are provided, and equestrian experience would be useful, but is not required. Call 301-421-0380.

In-Home Workers

The Home Works Office of the Arlington Employment Center refers workers to county residents who need in-home services such as nurse's aides, yard workers, companions for the sick or elderly, beauticians and repair technicians. The county refers three applicants who've gone through a screening process. The prospective employer interviews workers and negotiates payment. For more information, call Sharon Beeman, 703-228-4832.

Thrift Shops

Learn how to dress well on thrift shop finds at "Rags to Riches: Thriftshop Wardrobes" Saturday, Aug. 14, 10-11:30 a.m. at First Class, 1726 20th St. NW. The fee is $25 and includes a trip to a consignment shop. Call 202-797-5102.

The Mental Health Association seeks volunteers to price and sell merchandise on Saturdays at the Montgomery County Thrift Shop, 7125 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Shifts are 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. Saturdays; volunteers can work once a month or every Saturday. Call 301-424-0656, ext. 109.

"A Guide to Washington's Thrift & Consignment Shops" compiled by William West Hopper contains 94 pages of information on local secondhand stores. The guide costs $9 and is available by mail only. Checks should be made out to: Washington's T & C Publications at P.O. Box 42712, Northwest Station, Washington, D.C. 20015-6112.