The Home Care Hospice Program of Holy Cross Hospital seeks volunteers to be with a patient and the patient's family once a week for as many as four hours. Tasks may include providing encouragement, understanding and compassion; lending a listening ear; reading stories and poetry; writing letters; providing relief to allow care-givers time out of the house to run errands; shopping; and performing light house chores. Call 301-754-7744.
The Retired Volunteer Service Corps of the University of Maryland at College Park has immediate openings for men and women to volunteer in various departments and offices. Current vacancies are in the Career Center, the Concert Office, the English Editing for International Graduate Students Department, the Learning Assistance Service Center, the Writing Center and the Art Center. Call Jed Collard at 301-226-4750.
The Law Foundation of Prince George's County seeks volunteer Spanish to English translators. Call Ellen Bingham at 301-864-8353.
The American Cancer Society in Silver Spring needs drivers for the Road to Recovery program in Prince George's County. The drivers take patients to and from medical appointments. Volunteers must have their own car and a good driving record. Training will be provided. Call 301-933-9350.
Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area has opportunities in Prince George's County for volunteers to tutor foster children and to mentor newly arrived refugee families. On-call volunteers, especially those with trucks and vans, also are needed to help pick up and move furniture for the group's AIDS and refugee programs. Call Kathy Hadzibarjric at 202-723-3000, Ext. 203.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center in Greenbelt needs volunteer tour guides, front desk information aides, office assistants and presentation assistants. Call 301-286-9041.
The Crescent Cities Center, in Riverdale Park, seeks volunteers to provide friendly visits, work in one-on-one sessions, conduct exercise groups, read to residents, help with mail delivery, help run the gift shop and more. Call Monica Greene at 301-699-7889.
Bethel House, in Brandywine, a job training program, has volunteer opportunities. They include helping with daily course work, mentoring, helping with clerical duties and helping with a class. Call Maria Carrasquello at 301-209-5020.
The National Arboretum needs volunteers interested in plants and their uses to become interpretative tour guides for weekend discovery stations. Volunteers are required to commit a minimum of one three-hour session on a Saturday or Sunday each month. In addition, the arboretum has positions for volunteers who are willing to conduct tours on their 48-passenger tram. Call Mary Ann Jarvis at 202-245-4565.
The Watkins Nature Center in Upper Marlboro needs volunteers to assist with summer day camps. High school students will be able to earn student service hours by volunteering. Those who volunteer will be required to attend mandatory training sessions on June 18 and 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 301-249-6202 or 301-699-2544 (hearing impaired).
The University of Maryland Terrapin Club's Prince George's County district has openings for members to join the steering committee, which serves as the coordinating entity for all Terrapin Club social, sporting and special events within the district. The Terrapin Club supports athletic and academic opportunities for student athletes through scholarships. Current or perspective club members can participate, and you need not be a Maryland alumnus to join the club. Call Lyle Wolinsky at 301-776-2464.
The Southern Infantry Unit seeks Civil War buffs to participate in living history events and reenactments. Call Phil Oliver at 301-604-4817.