Christmas in April seeks businesses to contribute supplies for the repair of 100 homes April 26. The group also seeks house captains to schedule work and act as a liaison for selected homeowners and Christmas in April on the day of the event. Call 301-868-0937.
Habitat for Humanity, Prince George's County, needs carpenters, plumbers, drywall installers, painters, roofers, brick masons and electricians to help build the program's next home, in Camp Springs. Experience in any of the above preferred, but those who are willing to work and learn are welcome. Call 301-779-1912.
High Point High School needs tutors in reading, writing, history, biology, chemistry, environmental science and all levels of math. Tutoring sessions are scheduled from 2:30 to 4:15 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays. Volunteer for one or both days. Training is provided. Call Gloria Coliton, 301-572-6400, Ext. 291, or e-mail email@example.com.
La Clinica del Pueblo hosts Health Sundays, a monthly health fair held at local churches frequented by the Latino community. The program needs professional volunteers, including doctors, nurses and health advocates, to staff the fairs and assist with diabetes education, cholesterol and HIV testing, blood pressure screenings and more. These events are free and open to the public. To volunteer for the next scheduled fair, call Joanna Matthews, 202-464-0145.
The Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission is seeking enthusiastic people to assist with the third annual Gingerbread House Contest and Show at Darnall's Chance Museum in Upper Marlboro. The event is scheduled for Nov. 29 and 30 and Dec. 1, 7, 8, 13 and 14. Event times vary; positions are available in registration, admission and gift shop sales. For more information call the Volunteer Services Office, 301-249-7208, or Darnall's Chance Museum, 301-952-8010.
Pets on Wheels seeks pet owners to take their pets on visits to seniors in nursing homes, assisted-living homes and adult day-care centers, as well as to schools for handicapped children throughout Prince George's County. Call 301-853-3330 for more information.
Prince George's County Department of Family Services, Aging Services Division, is seeking volunteers to visit the elderly in nursing homes throughout the county, acting as advocates on their behalf. Volunteers will participate in the local "Long Term Care Ombudsman Program." Training is provided. Call 301-699-2684.
Prince George's County Department of Social Services, Office of Volunteer Services, is seeking families, individuals, businesses and community groups to participate in "Adopt-A-Family," a program that provides needy families and senior citizens with food, clothing, toys, and other items during the holiday season. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and be able to work a flexible schedule with a minimum of four hours per week. Call 301-909-6322.
The Neighborhood Design Center is seeking landscape architects and planners, engineers, artists and graphic designers to participate in neighborhood revitalization projects throughout Prince George's County. Call 301-779-6010 or visit the Web site, www.ndc-md.org.
Safe Passages needs mentors and tutors for youth, ages 13 to 17, in Cheverly. Training and support group provided. Call 301-772-5174, noon to 7 p.m. Mondays, or 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays and leave a message on the mentoring voice mail.
The Prince George's County Department of Social Services is seeking adults interested in providing financial mentoring to current and former adult recipients of the county's temporary cash assistance program. Call 301-909-7004.
The Tutor Connection seeks dependable high school students and adults to tutor students, grades K-12, in reading and math. Must be available 9 to 11 a.m. each Saturday through May 17. The program will be held in Temple Hills. Call Mary Clarke, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 301-894-8622.
The 2002 Jingle Bell Fun Run/Walk For Arthritis is a festive event held annually in December across the nation. Participants in the Metro area will don festive costumes, tie silver bells on their shoelaces and follow the "Run Arthritis" route to raise money. The event will be held at 9 a.m. Dec. 7, beginning at Freedom Plaza in downtown Washington. To volunteer or register, call the Arthritis Foundation, 202-537-6800, Ext. 3027, or visit the Web site, www.arthritis.org
-- Barbara Hinton
If you want to volunteer, contact the agencies directly. If you have an item for Volunteers, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org; fax to 301-952-1397; or write to Volunteers, Prince George's Extra, The Washington Post, 14402 Old Mill Rd., Suite 201, Upper Marlboro, Md. 20772.