The Spanish Education Development Center, based in Adams-Morgan, seeks volunteers to work as teacher's assistants in the English as a Second Language (ESL) program for immigrants. Classes are held in Washington and Silver Spring. Orientation starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, at 1840 Kalorama Rd. NW. Classes start Sept. 7. Call 202-462-8848.
Help immigrants learn English by volunteering for the Jewish Federation's Community Resettlement Program. Volunteers work with individuals or a family, helping them learn English so they can pass the naturalization tests and become U.S. citizens. Tutors also offer basic orientation for living in the area. Experience is not required; the next training session will be Wednesday, Sept. 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jewish Federation's offices, 6101 Montrose Rd., Rockville. Call Geri Elias, 301-230-7206.
The Kreeger Museum, 2401 Foxhall Rd. NW, displays 20th-century art and sculpture. Volunteers are urgently needed to assist at the front desk and with administrative tasks. The time commitment is three days per month, 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and/or 1 to 3:15 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays. Call Alexis Ehrgott, 202-337-3050.
The National Museum of Women in the Arts sponsors an arts education speakers program. Trained lecturers visit local clubs, schools or other organizations and give a 45-minute slide presentation about the museum and its collection. The art lecture can be tailored to fit the interests of the audience. There's a $50 donation requested. Call Andrea Leifer-Schless, 202-783-7997.
The Maya Angelou Public Charter School, 2100 13th St. NW (at 13th and V streets NW), is recruiting volunteer tutors to help teens living in the District stay in school. Volunteers attend one of the training sessions to be held Aug. 16, 17, 18, 31 and Sept. 1 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Call Samantha Buckingham, 202-939-9080 or e-mail email@example.com.
Hot Line Training
The Mental Health Association of Montgomery County is interviewing new volunteers for its hot line response training program. Volunteers should be 18 or older and able to work for five hours per week for at least one year. Shifts are offered around the clock. Training covers listening skills, crisis intervention techniques and basic information on depression, family stress and mental illness. Call 301-424-0656.
The seventh annual "Clean Up the World" campaign will be held Sept. 17-19 worldwide. Started in Australia, the project promotes local clean-up efforts in parks, streams, fields, roadsides and beaches. Organizations and individuals who want to get involved can obtain promotional and instructional materials from the national organizers. Call 401-849-9600.
Haven of Northern Virginia, 4606 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale, needs volunteers to provide emotional support for the recently bereaved, people who are terminally ill and their families. Volunteers must be available during weekdays; training starts in September. Orientation for prospective volunteers will be Aug. 19 and 31 and Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. Call 703-941-7000.
Help the Homeless
The Arlington Community Temporary Shelter serves women and children who are homeless or abused. Volunteers are needed to mentor families, guiding them to self-sufficiency. Volunteers also tutor or play with the children in the shelter and work in the thrift shop, which sells clothing and merchandise to raise funds for shelter support. Training for new volunteers begins Saturday, Sept. 18. Prospective volunteers are interviewed before training. Call 703-522-8858.
The Volunteer Center of Fairfax County plans a community day of service on Saturday, Oct. 23, focusing on the homeless, emergency shelters and transitional housing. Nonprofit, congregational, school and business groups are invited to participate in this year's Volunteer Fest. For information, call 703-246-3460 or visit www.volunteerfairfax.org.
The Family Works, a parent-child literacy project in Montgomery County, is supported by the Volunteer Maryland program. The full-time assignment is for one year and carries a modest stipend and education grants. Spanish-speaking applicants are especially welcome. Resumes can be faxed to 301-294-4962.
OAR of Fairfax County, 10640 Page Ave., Fairfax, helps inmates and their families break the cycle of crime. The organization has openings for program assistants and administrative aides. Volunteers are always welcome to work with incarcerated clients who are preparing to return to society. Call Janeth Welch, 703-246-3033, or fax resumes to: 703-273-7554.