Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is looking for adults to provide a voice for abused and neglected children in Prince George's County. CASA volunteers meet with the children, families and foster families, and collaborate with social workers and lawyers to provide recommendations to the court. A training session will be held in February. Call Ann Marie Binsner at 301-209-0491.
The Jwanzaa Youth Partnership, a nonprofit organization, seeks people to mentor youths ages 7 to 17. Call 301-805-8041.
The Literacy Council of Prince George's County needs volunteers to help adults learn to read and write; training is required. The next training workshops will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jan. 18, 25 and 27, at the offices for the Literacy Council of Prince George's County Inc., 6532 Adelphi Rd., Suite 101, Hyattsville. Tuition for the workshop is $25. Call 301-699-9770.
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 disabled children throughout Prince George's County. Call 301-853-3330.
The Surratt House Museum in Clinton is looking for enthusiastic people interested in history to serve as docents, conducting tours related to the Civil War and Lincoln assassination, and to convey the history and culture of the period. Volunteers must provide their own period costumes. Call 301-868-1121.
University of Maryland Terp Network seeks people to share their career experiences and wisdom with current students. Students search Terp Network to identify and contact a volunteer directly for information and advice. Time commitment is minimal and flexible. For more information or to volunteer, call Tamara Staten, 301-405-0598 or www.CareerCenter.umd.edu.
Volunteer Maryland is accepting applications from nonprofit and government agencies interested in becoming a service site. To be eligible, agencies must have been operating for at least a year and have at least one full-time paid or volunteer staff. A trained Volunteer Maryland coordinator will serve at each agency selected, working with the agency's staff to develop and manage its volunteer program. Call 410-514-7270.
-- Barbara Hinton
If you want to volunteer, contact the agencies directly. If you have an item for Volunteers, e-mail 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.