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

Montgomery County

Rebuilding Together-Montgomery County, formerly Christmas in April-Montgomery County, needs volunteers and sponsors to help with the nearly 60 houses scheduled for work this year. The Christmas/Sukkot in April Project Day 2003 is scheduled for the last weekend in April. Call 301-933-2700 to volunteer or to learn about sponsoring a house.

Montgomery County's Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program needs volunteers to provide information and emotional support to victims and their families. Training is provided. To schedule an interview, call 240-777-1355 or visit

The American Cancer Society seeks volunteer drivers for its "Daffodil Days" fundraiser to deliver daffodil bouquets and bulbs to businesses and residents in the Washington area. Call 301-933-9350.

Meals On Wheels Inc. in Gaithersburg and Central Maryland need volunteer drivers and dispatchers. Volunteers are asked to drive once a week or twice a month; children can accompany parents. Training is provided. For details, call 301-216-4200 (Gaithersburg) or 877-730-9476 (Central Maryland-Montgomery/Howard County Office).

The Montgomery County Humane Society needs volunteers for its Home Away From Home program for pets of military personnel who have been deployed. To volunteer or if a foster home for a pet is needed because of military duty, call Pete at 301-774-7650.

Hospice Caring Inc. will offer caregiver training from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 11-13 in Gaithersburg. Training is required to become a one-on-one caregiver for terminally ill patients. For information and registration, call 301-869-HOPE (4673).


Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan is seeking applicants for vacancies on the following committees and boards:

* The Friendship Heights Transit Management District Advisory Committee has two vacancies. The application deadline is March 7.

* The Martin Luther King Commemorative Committee has six vacancies. The application deadline is March 10.

Individuals interested in the volunteer positions should write to County Executive Douglas M. Duncan, Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe St., Rockville, Md. 20850, describing their applicable experience and affiliations. Include a brief re{acute}sume{acute} and business and home telephone numbers. For more information, call 240-777-2528.

The Montgomery County Council and the county executive seek applicants for the Montgomery County Charter Review Commission. Applicants should submit letters of interest, including res{acute}ume{acute}s, to the Montgomery County Council Office, Stella B. Werner Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville, Md. 20850, by 5 p.m. March 7.

Frederick County

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 for adults in area hospitals. Volunteers supply the fabric and yarn and deliver completed items to the hospitals. For information, contact Bonnie Haterman, Care Wear Volunteers, Hood College, 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick, Md. 21701. Include $2 for printing and postage for a 50-page booklet of patterns and information, or download the information from the Care Wear volunteers' Web site,

The Literacy Council of Frederick is accepting donated books for its upcoming book sale. Proceeds will help fund the council's efforts. Books may be dropped off at the Literacy Council office at the C. Burr Artz Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick, or Dancing Bear Toys, 200 N. Market St., Frederick. Book donations will be accepted through March 31. For more information, call 301-694-2066.

-- Christine Swerda

Nonprofit groups looking for volunteers should fax notices to Volunteers at 301-279-5665 or send e-mail to