The GUIDE Family Support Center needs dedicated volunteers to teach afternoon computer classes, child-care assistants, GED instructors and tutors. For more information, call Tracey Webb at 301-324-9705.

Communities in Schools of Prince George's County seeks an office assistant to work a minimum of two to four hours a week, providing general office clerical support including word processing, database entry, copying, faxing and handling telephone calls. The volunteer also may be needed to help design and develop informational fliers. Experience with Microsoft Word, Access and/or Publisher will be helpful. For more information or to volunteer, call Teresa at 301-985-3527.

Food and Friends will have orientations for prospective volunteers interested in delivering meals to families throughout the metropolitan area on Saturday, Dec. 15, Jan. 8 and Jan. 19. To sign up, call Mary Ellen at 202-863-1843.

The Sexual Assault Center at Prince George's Hospital Center offers opportunities for community members to provide services to victims of sexual assault and abuse. Volunteers are needed to screen and direct telephone calls to counselors and provide information and referrals, to facilitate the hospital intake process, to help set up medical examinations, to escort and stay with victims throughout exams and special procedures and to aid in crisis intervention for victims and their families. For more information or to volunteer, call Cheryl Banks at 301-618-3155.

The Prince George's County Volunteer Center, a volunteer recruitment and referral service, seeks office aides to help with projects. For more information, call Dan at 301-699-2800.

Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park seeks volunteers to work in its gift shop, at the information desk and in the linen services department. For more information or to volunteer, call Bonnie Boyd at 301-891-5444.

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind seeks volunteers to assist visually impaired and blind individuals in the metropolitan area by reading mail, helping them shop and providing transportation. For more information, call Kevin Drummond at 202-462-2900.

The Students on Suspension Program seeks volunteer tutors, site coordinators, counselors and receptionists. For more information, call Alva Amaker at 301-914-4049.

Brotherly Love International, a community tutoring and reading program for youth, seeks volunteer tutors and readers. On-the-job training will be provided. For more information, call Gloria Yancey at 301-577-5858.

The Humane Society of Southern Maryland seeks foster homes for dogs and cats, as well as adoption-day helpers. For more information, call Jane Heller at 301-630-6110.

The Crescent Cities Center, in Riverdale Park, seeks volunteers to provide friendly visits, participate in one-on-one sessions, lead exercise groups, read to residents, deliver mail, run the gift shop and more. For more information, call Monica Greene at 301-209-6421.

The American Lung Association needs volunteers to work as short- and long-term "crew members" for its "Big Ride" across the United States from June 19 through Aug. 5. The bike tour begins in Seattle, passes over the Rocky Mountains, proceeds through the Midwest plains and Mississippi River trail and ends in Washington. The goal of the 3,250-mile journey is to raise funds for the association. Cyclists, who will ride an average of 81 miles a day, will enjoy the support of a "city on wheels" that includes hot catered breakfasts and dinners, rest stops with refreshments, hot showers, gear and bike support and medical support.

Volunteers are needed to drive support and equipment vehicles, to help set up and break down camps, to act as bicycle technicians and more. Volunteers will receive meals, lodging and transportation. For more information or to volunteer, call 1-877-BIG-RIDE or log on to

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 or write to Volunteers, Prince George's Extra, The Washington Post, 14402 Old Mill Rd., Suite 201, Upper Marlboro, Md. 20772.