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


The American Lung Association of Maryland needs residential counselors with medical backgrounds to staff the infirmary at Camp Superkids, an overnight camp in Laytonsville for children ages 7 1/2 to 12 with asthma. Nonmedical volunteers are needed to serve as counselors, especially those interested in arts and crafts, outdoor education or camping. Daytime positions include certified lifeguards, pool operator and activity instructors. The camp needs volunteers June 28 through July 3. For more information, call Heather Dougherty, American Lung Association of Maryland, at 410-560-2120, Ext. 211, or 800-492-7527.

The Jewish Social Service Agency needs volunteers to shop for, visit with or deliver meals to frail seniors at home. For more information, call Diane Hays-Earp at 301-816-2639.

Interages, an intergenerational program for youths and adults ages 55 and older, seeks 35 adults to mentor children ages 9 to 13 after school for two to three hours a week through June at the Wheaton Recreation Center. The goal is to prevent drug use. Training and volunteer support will be provided. For more information, contact the Montgomery County Volunteer Center at 240-777-2600.

Linkages to Learning, an after-school tutoring program, needs volunteers to help elementary-school-aged children with homework and with reading in English. Volunteers should commit to two one-hour sessions a week, between 3 and 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For more information, contact the Montgomery County Volunteer Center at 240-777-2600.

The House of Ruth seeks volunteers for its courthouse offices in Rockville, Upper Marlboro and Hyattsville. Volunteers provide information to victims of domestic violence and help lawyers working on protective order hearings, divorce and custody cases. A minimum of four hours a month is required. For more information, contact Stephen Ronci, House of Ruth of Maryland, at 301-699-7790.

The Kids on the Block program, an educational puppet troupe of the Mental Health Association of Montgomery County, seeks volunteer puppeteers. Volunteers must be 21 or older. No experience necessary. For more information, call program coordinator Alyssa Sanders at 301-424-0656, Ext. 156.

The Montgomery County Hotline, a 24-hour telephone support, suicide prevention and crisis intervention service, seeks volunteers. Volunteers are asked to work a minimum of four hours a week for at least one year after training. For more information, call 301-424-0656, Ext. 116.

The U.S. Capitol Guide Service seeks volunteers to assist tourists visiting the Capitol. Duties include interpreting museum rooms and giving directions. A one-year commitment is requested to either work weekdays or weekends. A 12-hour training program for volunteers will be held in February. For more information, call Kevin Barry at 202-224-7349 or e-mail


KidKnits, a charitable knitting and crocheting group that makes items for children and families in the Frederick area, needs volunteers and donations of yarn, needles, patterns books and more. For more information, call Kim Bream at 301-620-2328 or e-mail

Care Wear needs volunteers who knit, crochet or sew to make hats, booties, blankets, quilts, fabric toys, burial gowns and other items for infants and adults in area hospitals. Volunteers supply materials for their projects and deliver completed items to the hospitals. Additional information and patterns for knitting, crocheting and sewing are available from Bonnie Haterman, Care Wear Volunteers, Hood College, 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick, Md. 21701 (include $2 for printing and postage) or download the information from the Web site

Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County is looking for long-term volunteers (one-year commitment) to serve in a variety of positions, including special events coordinator, office assistant and committee coordinator. Hours may vary according to volunteers and workload. For more information, call 301-698-2449 or e-mail

The Frederick County Board of Education seeks two at-large members and two parent members, one to represent the Gov. Thomas Johnson feeder area and the other to represent the Linganore feeder area, to serve on its Family Life Advisory Committee. The application deadline has been extended to tomorrow. For more information, visit or contact Judith Ricketts at 301-696-6917.

-- Christine Swerda

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