The Prince George's County Health Department seeks volunteer administrative assistants to perform various office tasks such as answering telephones, scheduling appointments, filing, photocopying, data entry and greeting clients. Volunteer opportunities are available in Clinton, Hyattsville, Largo and Suitland. For more information or to volunteer, call Cynthia Baker at 301-883-7802.
Edgemeade, an organization offering therapeutic services to youths with emotional and behavioral problems and special-education needs, has volunteer opportunities available at several locations. Drivers are needed to transport students and recreation staff to evening and weekend therapeutic recreational outings. Drivers also will help lead and participate in group activities. Tutors also are needed in all areas, particularly to help students in grades 7 through 12 who are working on advanced math courses.
Library aides are needed to organize and catalogue information in the school library, and general office assistants are needed to assist with office duties including copying, sorting mail and answering telephones.
A volunteer coordinator is needed to organize and recruit volunteers for each of the Edgemeade locations. Individuals with an interest in arts and crafts are needed to instruct small groups of adolescent boys in the residential cottages. Volunteers will undergo criminal background checks and tuberculosis tests. For more information or to volunteer, call Debbie Nielsen at 301-888-1330.
Community Tax Aid seeks volunteers to help low-income individuals with their tax returns on weekends and weeknights at one of its 12 sites in the Washington area. Training sessions will begin Jan. 29, and each site has a manager experienced in tax preparation. Volunteers with foreign-language and administrative skills are especially needed. For more information or to volunteer, call 703-318-2122 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Prince George's County Department of Family Services seeks volunteers to be trained to respond to environmental and man-made disasters or critical events using Critical Incident Stress Management techniques to minimize adverse effects of stress and trauma. For more information, call Clive Wilson at 301-985-3890.
Catholic Charities Foster Care Transition Program seeks volunteer groups and individuals to assist youths who are leaving foster care for independence by preparing and setting up meals at monthly support group meetings. Volunteers are needed to assist three or four hours a month. In addition, volunteers are needed to provide transportation services to doctor appointments, grocery stores and job interviews. Volunteers must have their own transportation; mileage and insurance reimbursement will be provided. For more information, call 301-568-9529, Ext. 20.
Family Learning Solutions needs volunteers to tutor students in elementary through high school in basic literacy, homework and the fine arts. For more information or to volunteer, call Lori Melman at 301-608-0896.
The Make-a-Wish Foundation seeks volunteers to assist with its Second Annual Scavenger Hunt on April 15 and its 10th Annual Make-a-Wish Kids Triathlon on May 21. For more information, call Jenny Werner at 301-962-6500.
Meals on Wheels of College Park needs drivers and friendly visitors to deliver noon meals and provide friendly contact to people unable to prepare their own food in the Beltsville, College Park and Greenbelt areas. For more information, call Trudy Goodhue at 301-474-1002.
High Point High School in Beltsville, seeks mentors for a new program called Mentors Authorized to Help (MATH). Mentoring opportunities are available from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. For more information or to volunteer, call Ted Ladd at 301-572-6429.
The Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital seeks volunteers to assist the organization in various capacities. For information, call 301-893-1819.
World Arts Focus needs computer class instructors who have experience with Introduction to PCs, Keyboarding, Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point and MS Access to assist with its computer club. For more information or to volunteer, call Abla Doku at 301-699-1819.
The Prince George's Volunteer Center seeks volunteer telephone operators to assist during the WAMU 88.5 FM Annual Volunteer-a-Thon on Feb. 10 from 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. For more information or to volunteer, call 301-699-2800.
Top Banana Home Delivered Groceries, which assists in long-term care for elderly individuals with disabilities, seeks volunteers with experience in preparation of construction documents and administration of construction contracts to work with its expansion program. In addition, volunteers with grant-writing skills are needed to assist with outreach programs. For more information, call Jean at 301-372-3663.
Calverton Elementary School in Beltsville needs volunteers to tutor students in reading and math during school hours, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Flexible teaching schedules are available and can be tailored to accommodate availability. No previous teaching experience is necessary, and training will be provided. For more information or to volunteer, call Laura Tyler at 301-572-0640 or e-mail email@example.com.
Christmas in April of Prince George's County needs skilled trade volunteers to assist them when they repair nearly 100 homes April 29. Volunteer carpenters, contractors, painters and plumbers are especially needed. For more information or to volunteer, call 301-868-0957.
The Pathways School seeks volunteers to help children with emotional and behavioral disorders by assisting them with schoolwork on a one-to-one basis. Volunteers will be allowed flexible schedules at least one day a week and may volunteer at any of the school's locations: three in Silver Spring, two in Hyattsville and one in Lanham. Supervision and training will be provided by experienced special-education professionals. For more information, call Lindsay McLaughlin at 301-649-0778 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greenbelt Park seeks volunteers to walk the different trails within the park and to report on their conditions. In addition, volunteers are needed to help answer telephones and greet campground visitors, and volunteers with experience developing Web sites are needed to update and revise the park's site. Each volunteer position is available in four-hour shifts, 8 a.m. to noon and noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call Kevin P. Barry at 301-344-3944.
Baptist Senior Adult Ministries of the Metropolitan Area seeks volunteers for its Adult Care Centers in Bowie, Brentwood, Greenbelt and Washington. Volunteers are needed to lead arts and craft groups, to be friendly visitors and to assist staff with activities and serving lunch Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call Daryl Pennington at 202-626-5782.
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 email@example.com or write to Volunteers, Prince George's Extra, The Washington Post, 14402 Old Mill Rd., Suite 201, Upper Marlboro, Md. 20772.