The American Cancer Society seeks licensed cosmetologists for the new "Look Good . . . Feel Better" program, which shows cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment how to use makeup and beauty techniques to enhance their appearance. A training session will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 24 in the District at 1875 Connecticut Ave. NW. Registration and a copy of a current cosmetology license are required. To register for program locations throughout Prince George's County, call 202-483-2600, Ext. 132, by Feb. 19.
Christmas in April needs house captains to act as liaisons between the program's administrators and homeowners, and to schedule repair work. Also, to defray costs of repairs, local businesses are asked to contribute supplies for carpeting, electrical work, landscaping, paint, plumbing and roofing. Call 301-868-0937.
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 Family Tree of Maryland needs compassionate people to help prevent child abuse and neglect by working to strengthen and educate families. Volunteers are needed to mentor teenage parents and families, teach parenting classes, assist with support groups, direct children's programs and staff a 24-hour crisis and referral hotline. Training is provided. Call 301-209-5254.
The House of Ruth of Maryland needs people with clerical, legal and writing skills to staff their Upper Marlboro and Hyattsville courthouse offices. Volunteers will provide information to victims of domestic violence and assist attorneys who are working on protective order hearings, divorce and custody cases. A minimum of four hours per month is required. Call Monica Player, 301-699-7790.
The John M. and Sara R. Walton Foundation Inc. seeks motivated people interested in coaches, harnesses, carriage-making tools and horses to help research, maintain and interpret 16 historic vehicles at the new Carriage Museum at Poplar Hill on His Lordship's Kindness, a National Historic Landmark property in Clinton. Call 301-856-0357.
The Jwanzaa Youth Partnership, a nonprofit organization, seeks people to mentor youths ages 7-17. Call 301-805-8041.
The Maryland-National Capital Park Police accept donations of used cell phones, cell phone batteries and chargers in any condition for use in the Domestic Violence Program. The phones are reprogrammed with emergency phone numbers and are loaned to women considered to be at risk for domestic violence. Donations are tax-deductible. Call Capt. Barry Bratburd, 301-429-5653.
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.
-- 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.