The Family Service Foundation seeks several volunteers with good administrative and organizational skills to help coordinate the Vehicle Donation Program at its Lanham office. Duties include answering telephone inquiries from the public, typing, filing and assisting with promotional activities. Flexible hours. For more information, call Leslie Hill at 301-459-2121, Ext. 328.
The National Arboretum seeks volunteers to help the horticultural staff maintain the gardens and plant collections. Volunteers will be trained in botany, plant identification, pruning, mulching and weeding during a five-week training course that will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning Jan. 25. Volunteers will be asked to work a minimum of four hours a week between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. For more information or to obtain an application, call Mary Ann Jarvis at 202-245-4565.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society seeks volunteers to work at its booth during the "NBC 4 Your Health Fair" on Saturday and Sunday. Volunteers will distribute brochures and document the names of people who want more information on multiple sclerosis. "Big 3" volunteers also are needed to assist at events in 2000. A social researcher, a grant writer, brochure distributors, interns, an event committee member and public relations volunteers also are needed. For more information or to volunteer, call Ellen at 202-296-5363.
The GUIDE Family Support Center needs volunteers to teach afternoon computer classes, as well as child-care assistants and 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 two to four hours a week to provide general office clerical support, including word processing, data entry, copying, faxing and handling telephone calls. In addition, volunteers are needed to design and develop informational fliers. Experience with Microsoft Word, Access and/or Publisher is helpful. For more information, call Teresa at 301-985-3527.
The Sexual Assault Center at Prince George's Hospital Center seeks volunteers to screen and direct telephone calls to counselors, provide information and referrals, facilitate the hospital intake process, help set up medical examinations, escort and sit with patients during their examinations and provide crisis intervention for the victims and their families. For more information, call Cheryl Banks at 301-618-3155.
Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind seeks volunteers to assist visually impaired and blind individuals in the metropolitan area by reading their mail, helping them shop and providing transportation. For more information or to volunteer, 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 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.
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.
Beltsville Academic Center seeks volunteers to tutor students in kindergarten through sixth grade in reading and/or math. Volunteers can help for as little as one hour a week during school hours, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. Opportunities to work with individuals or small groups and in classrooms are available, and orientation and training sessions will be provided. For more information or to volunteer, call Patty Embrey at 301-572-0630, Ext. 242.
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.