For Love of Children, in partnership with Shaw residents in the District, seeks volunteers to tutor elementary and adolescent-age students in a structured reading and arithmetic program. Volunteers must be able to tutor Saturday mornings or Wednesday evenings from October through May. Training begins Sept. 25 and materials will be provided. No previous tutoring experience is necessary. For information, call Jennifer Watt at 202-462-8686, Ext. 324.
The Children's Rights Council seeks volunteers to work at registration tables and with the book fair at its national conference Sept. 22-26 at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites in Alexandria. For information, call David Levy at 202-547-6227.
The Prince George's County SPCA/HS needs temporary homes for dogs and cats. All food and medical care will be provided. For information, call 301-262-5625.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society needs more than 300 volunteers to help with its MS Challenge, which will include a half-marathon, a 5K and a wheelchair race, on Sunday. Volunteers will distribute water, help with registration and more. For information, call 202-296-5363.
The Salvation Army in Hyattsville will be interviewing volunteers for holiday assistance throughout September from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. For information, call Renee Dawson at 301-277-6104.
Davis Memorial Goodwill Industries needs more than 200 volunteers for its Annual Used Book Sale, which will be held Oct. 21-26. Training will be provided and prior experience is helpful but not required. For information, call Judy Sklar at 202-636-4225, Ext. 1257.
Friends of the National Zoo seeks volunteers to assist in the Zoo's new children's interactive exhibit by being facilitators and helping with school groups during the week and with families on the weekends. Training sessions will be held throughout September. For information, call Lois Phoebus at 202-673-4671.
Making Connections, a singles group for adults with cognitive disabilities, needs volunteers to assist members with being independent in using public transportation and to interact and mingle with members at activities and discussion groups. For information, call Laura Abdelaziz at 301-656-9140.
Vocational Services needs volunteers to sew or teach individuals with developmental disabilities to use a sewing machine. All volunteers must be able to stitch in a straight line. For information, call Carol Bookman at 301-249-0206.
The Rev. Gerald Patterson's Food Ministry needs volunteers to help prepare food, drivers to transport food to delivery sites and helpers to clean distribution sites following the meals. For information, call the Rev. Patterson at 202-832-6911.
The House, a program of Metro TeenAIDS, seeks volunteers from Prince George's County to serve as board members to help guide them and provide links to the community. In addition, youth mentors are sought to help at the drop-in center by tutoring, playing games, hanging out and talking with youths. For information, call Keleigh Matthews at 301-270-7337.
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 may 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 information, 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.