Prince George's County Department of Family Services, Aging Services Division, seeks volunteers to visit senior citizens in nursing homes and to advocate on their behalf. Volunteers will participate in the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, which monitors nursing homes for compliance with residents' rights and statutes and care quality, as well as in the resident complaint resolution process. Volunteers would be expected to complete a training program and to volunteer four hours a week for one year. Experience working in a health care environment is desirable, but not necessary. For more information or to volunteer, call 301-699-2684.
The Learning Assistance Service at the University of Maryland's Counseling Center seeks volunteer conversation partners and small conversation group leaders for its fall program. Volunteers will be asked to donate one to two hours a week for 10 weeks between Oct. 4 and Dec. 10 to converse with international students on topics of mutual interest. Prior teaching experience is not required. For more information, call Vera Holder at 301-314-8404.
Byte Back, which provides free computer training to inner-city residents, needs volunteers to teach five 90-minute classes over a five week period. Classes include Windows 95, Word, Excel, Power Point, Access and the Internet. For more information or to volunteer, send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Volunteer Maryland, an AmeriCorps program, seeks coordinators to be matched with nonprofit agencies to mobilize volunteers in an effort to provide direct services to community members. Volunteers are needed to work 40 hours a week, for at least one year as members of AmeriCorps. Extensive training will be provided as will a living allowance and a post-service education award. For more information or to volunteer, call 410-514-7270.
Baptist Senior Adult Ministries of the Metropolitan Area seeks volunteers for its adult day-care centers in Brentwood, Bowie, Greenbelt and the District. Volunteers are needed to lead arts and crafts groups, to be friendly visitors and assist staff with activities and serving lunch. Volunteers are needed to work Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. For more information, call Darryl Pennington at 202-626-5782.
Foster Care Transitions Program seeks volunteers to help youths leaving foster care to live on their own. Volunteers are needed to work as either mentors or speakers, as well as to collect food, furniture, clothing and household supplies to get them started. For more information or volunteer, call 301-568-9529, Ext. 20.
Brotherly Love International seeks volunteers to tutor children in math, reading, science, English and vocabulary. For more information, call Gloria Yancey at 301-577-5858.
The Alzheimer's Association needs volunteers to work three to four hours during September, October or November, to staff tables at health fairs or speak to government agencies and community groups about Alzheimer's disease. A special training session will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at the association's Bethesda office. Deadline for registration is Sept. 17. For more information or to register, call Carolyn Thomas at 301-652-6446.
The College Park Airport and Aviation Museum needs volunteers to work at the College Park Aerofair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 25 and 26. Volunteers are needed to sell tickets, pass out brochures, help with parking, work at the first aid station, run children's games and more. Volunteers must be at least 15 years old, and teenagers can earn student service learning hours for volunteering. All volunteers will receive breakfast and lunch, and will be able to earn a 1999 Aerofair T-shirt. For more information or to volunteer, call Katrina Wood at 301-864-3814.
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.