Holy Cross Hospice needs volunteers to help terminally ill patients throughout Prince George's County and their families by providing emotional and practical support. Volunteers will provide care at the patient's home, in the hospital or in nursing or assisted living facilities. A three-day training program will take place Sept. 21, 22 and 23. For more information, call Shelly Kastl at 301-754-7744.
Camp Great Rock, a summer camp for children and teenagers with epilepsy, seeks qualified individuals to become camp counselors. Volunteers must be mature, empathetic and motivated individuals who can work with campers under the supervision of the camp director. Counselors will assist campers with daily living needs, participate in planning and directing daily activities, and provide general assistance in all areas of traditional camp living. Individuals with good leadership skills are highly valued, and a small stipend is available. For more information, call Nancy Downie at 703-750-3000, Ext. 502.
The Vanished Children's Alliance, an organization dedicated to the prevention, location, recovery and reunification of missing and abducted children, seeks office assistance to update directories and perform data entry and other light typing. For more information, call Ingrid Horton at 301-563-4040.
Washington Adventist Hospital needs volunteers to work in its gift shop. Duties would include operating the cash register; helping customers with purchases; straightening, cleaning and restocking shelves; pricing new merchandise; and performing light clerical duties. For more information or to volunteer, call Bonnie Boyd at 301-891-5444.
D.C. Central Kitchen needs volunteer help to produce 2,000 meals a day for District children through the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Volunteers would need to be available 2 to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, now through Aug. 27. For more information or to volunteer, call Gary at 202-234-0707.
UKIMWI Orphans Assistance, whose mission is to provide orphans and children in need with the basic necessities of life for normal growth and development, seeks volunteers to work from home on grants and proposals. For more information, call Martha or John at 202-723-7003.
The Students on Suspension Program seeks volunteer tutors, site coordinators, counselors and receptionists to help achieve its mission of an international community committed to active citizen involvement in the uplifting of self, family and community. For more information, call Alva Amaker at 301-914-4049.
The Family Crisis Center in Brentwood needs clerical volunteers to work any time from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call Maha at 301-779-2100.
HomeCall Hospice Services needs volunteers to join its hospice caring teams. Volunteers will offer support to terminally ill patients and their families during difficult times. A free training program is provided, utilizing lecture and experimental exercises. For more information, call Francis McGrath at 1-800-543-0696, Ext. 2567.
Brotherly Love International, a community tutoring and reading program for youths, seeks volunteer tutors and readers. On-the-job training will be provided. For more information or to volunteer, call Gloria Yancey at 301-577-5858.
Greenbelt Park needs volunteers to answer phones and greet visitors on Mondays and Fridays. Trailblazers also are needed to walk and patrol the numerous scenic trails. For more information, call Kevin P. Barry at 301-344-3944.
The Woodland Job Corps Center in Laurel seeks volunteers to tutor young adults ages 16 through 24 in reading, math and/or GED preparation. For more information or to volunteer, call Ted Pratt at 301-497-3945 or Ouida Cooper-Rodriguez at 301-497-3933.
The ASSE International Student Exchange Program seeks families to host a high school foreign exchange student for the 1999-2000 school year. The students, ages 15 to 18, speak English. They will come from Scandinavian countries, Germany, Italy, France, Brazil, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Poland, Japan, the Czech and Slovak republics and the former Soviet Union.
Interested families will have the opportunity to select the student of their choice from extensive student applications, family photos and biographical essays. The students will arrive shortly before school begins and will return at the end of the school year. For more information or to volunteer as a host family, call William or Sandy Lakner at 301-843-7129 or 1-800-677-2773.
The Accokeek Foundation seeks volunteers throughout the year, such as a colonial interpreter, museum garden maintenance personnel, leaders for hikes, colonial craft teachers and more. In addition, volunteers are needed to reenact daily family tasks on the foundation's 18th-century tobacco plantation. Volunteer training sessions will be offered from 4 to 6 p.m. today and Aug. 4; and from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Aug. 7. For more information, call Libby Campbell at 301-283-2113, Ext. 29.
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 email@example.com or write to Volunteers, Prince George's Extra, The Washington Post, 14402 Old Mill Rd., Suite 201, Upper Marlboro, Md. 20772.