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 liaisons 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, dry wall 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 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

The Literacy Council of Prince George's County needs volunteers to help adults learn to read and write. Training will be provided at an upcoming workshop in Hyattsville. Call 301-699-9770.

Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission needs volunteers to assist at the 16th annual "Festival of Lights," at Watkins Regional Park, Upper Marlboro, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. daily. Volunteers are needed to assist staff with greeting visitors as they enter the park, hand out information and collect canned food to be donated to area shelters. Call 301-218-6700.

Pets on Wheels seeks owners to take their pets to visit 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.

Prince George's County Department of Family Services, Aging Services Division, seeks volunteers to visit the elderly in nursing homes throughout the county, acting as advocates for them. 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, seeks families, individuals, businesses and community groups to participate in "Adopt-A-Family, which 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 a 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,

Safe Passages needs mentors and tutors for youths, ages 13 to 17, in Cheverly. Training and support 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 Tutor Connection needs 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 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. Call the Arthritis Foundation, 202-537-6800, Ext. 3027, or visit the Web site,

-- Barbara Hinton

If you want to volunteer, contact the agencies directly. If you have an item for Volunteers, email it to; 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.