The following organizations need volunteer help for a day, a week or on a regular basis.

The Montgomery County Volunteer & Community Service Center needs volunteers for the Montgomery County Medbank Program, helping low-income patients apply for and receive prescription drugs. The center also needs volunteers to join existing groups in visiting nursing home residents and hospital patients for the Holiday Project of the National Capital Area. Families are encouraged to volunteer together. For more information on either volunteer opportunity, call the Montgomery County Volunteer Center at 240-777-2600.

The Jewish Council for the Aging has immediate openings for volunteers to help operate its nonsectarian information services. Training is provided. The program is based in the group's Rockville office. To volunteer, contact Gail at 301-255-4228 or by e-mail at

The American Councils for International Education seek help screening scholarship applications from students in the former Soviet Union. Scholarship recipients spend one year living with an American family while attending a U.S. high school. Training for application evaluators will be provided. For more information, call 202-833-7522.

Boards and Commissions

Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan seeks applicants for one vacancy on the Rustic Roads Advisory Committee. The vacancy is for a representative of a civic association located outside the agricultural reserve. Applicants should send a letter of interest no later than Monday to County Executive Douglas M. Duncan, Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe St., Rockville, Md. 20850. Include a brief re{acute}sume{acute}, along with business and home telephone numbers. For more information, call 240-777-2528 or visit the county's Web site at

The Montgomery County Board of Education seeks adults to fill a number of vacancies on the advisory committee for Family Life and Human Development. To obtain an application, contact Becky Gibson at 301-279-3301 or by e-mail at Applications should be returned no later than Nov. 15 to George Margolies, staff director, Montgomery County Board of Education, 850 Hungerford Dr., Room 123, Rockville, Md. 20850.

Nonprofit groups needing volunteers should fax notices to Volunteers at 301-279-5665 or send them by e-mail to