United Cerebral Palsy of Prince George's and Montgomery Counties needs volunteers to assist adults with disabilities in recreation, education and vocational programs. Volunteers are especially needed Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. For more information, call Steve Barish at 301-262-4993.
Habitat for Humanity, an organization that builds homes for low-income families, seeks skilled volunteer carpenters, plumbers, electricians and HVAC personnel. For more information or to volunteer, call Charlene McCall at 301-779-1912.
The Higher Achievement Program needs volunteer tutors on Tuesday or Thursday nights to help small groups of two or three promising and motivated students in grades 5 through 8 who are working on math and literature. For more information, call Carolina Lugo at 202-842-5116.
Prince George's County seeks volunteers for the "adopt a median" program. Volunteers select a median in their respective communities and devise a landscaping plan. The Department of Public Works and Transportation will provide technical assistance with the selection and location of plants and shrubs and will deliver mulch for the planting beds. For more information, call 301-499-8520.
The Baptist Senior Adult Ministries of the Metropolitan Area seeks volunteers for its adult day-care centers in Bowie, Brentwood, Greenbelt and at Thomas House in the District. Volunteers are needed to lead arts and crafts groups, to be "friendly visitors" and to assist staff members with activities and serving lunch. Volunteers would be needed to work Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information or to volunteer, call Daryl Pennington at 202-626-5782.
Foster Care Transitions Program seeks volunteer mentors to help youth that are leaving foster care for independence. Volunteers can help by sharing their experience and expertise as either mentors or speakers. In addition, volunteers are needed to collect food, furniture, clothing and household supplies to get the youths started. For more information or to volunteer, call Catholic Charities at 301-568-9529, Ext. 20.
The Holiday Project, a program that involves visits to hospitals and nursing homes during the holidays, seeks visit leaders. For more information or to volunteer, call 703-370-1156, select Holiday Project voice mail and leave a message.
PC Seniors, a program designed to help seniors become computer literate, seeks volunteer computer instructors with Microsoft Works and IBM-compatible computers. For more information, call Doris Anderson at 301-248-7004.
Holy Cross Hospice has expanded its services into all areas of Prince George's County and needs volunteers to help terminally ill patients and their families by providing emotional and practical support and to help them cope with their situation and future. Volunteers provide care at the patient's location, either at home, in the hospital or in nursing or assisted living facilities. For more information, call Shelly Kastl at 301-754-7744.
Melwood, an organization serving people with developmental disabilities, seeks volunteers to work in its Camp Springs Thrift Store. Students can earn Service Learning Hours, and all volunteers can earn store discounts. For more information, call Stephanie Gagne at 301-599-4560.
Vocational Services needs volunteers to sew and/or instruct individuals with developmental disabilities to use a sewing machine. For more information, call Carol Bookman at 301-249-0206.
Reverend Gerald Patterson's Food Ministry needs volunteers to help prepare food, drivers to help transport food to delivery sites and helpers to clean up the distribution sites when the meals are finished. For more information or to volunteer, call Patterson at 202-832-6911.
The City of Hyattsville needs volunteers to assist with planting 50 flowering dogwood trees at homes where trees were removed by the city because of storm damage or disease. The trees were purchased through a Department of Natural Resources program called Tree-Mendous Maryland. For more information or to volunteer, call Karen Robinson at 301-985-5031.
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.