The House, a program of Metro TeenAIDS, needs volunteers from Prince George's County to serve as board members to help guide the organization and provide links to the community. The organization also seeks youth mentors to help with tutoring games, hanging out and talking with the youth. Call Keleigh Matthews at 301-270-7337.
The Guide Family Support Center, in Landover, needs volunteers to work in its family support center. The center needs child development aides, a receptionist-secretary, a computer literacy tutor, exercise group leaders, development and fund-raising assistants, resource file researchers, craft workshop leaders, photographers and video producers, drama club facilitators, a GED/ABE teachers aide and adult literacy tutors. Call Tracey Webb at 301-324-9705.
Holy Cross Hospital's Home Care/Hospice Department needs hospice care volunteers to spend time with patients and their families for as many as four hours once a week. Volunteers will provide encouragement, understanding and compassion; lend a listening ear and an open heart; read stories and poetry; write letters; provide relief for caregivers; run errands; and shop for people in need. Call 301-754-7744.
The Prince George's County SPCA/HS needs foster homes for dogs and cats. Food and medical care for adopted animals will be provided. Call 301-262-5625, press 2 and leave a message.
The Capital Area Foodbank needs committed volunteers to help on a regular basis, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Volunteers are needed to fill in for receptionists, to perform data entry, clerical and record-keeping tasks, to contact agencies via telephone, to be teachers assistants or hands-on cooking teachers, and to pick up and deliver food. Call 202-526-5344, Ext. 235.
If you would like to volunteer, please contact the agencies directly. If you would like to submit a notice for Volunteers, fax to 301-952-1397, e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Volunteers, Prince George's Extra, The Washington Post, 14402 Old Mill Rd., Suite 201, Upper Marlboro, Md. 20772.