The rangers at Greenbelt Park are seeking youths ages 8 to 12 to become Junior Rangers. Members participate in environmental education, field trips and the steward program of the National Park Service. Applications for the program that runs June 29 to July 2 must be filed by June 24 and are available at the Greenbelt Park headquarters or the Ranger Station in the park. The daily sessions are held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A second program is planned for Aug. 3 to 6 at the same times. The registration deadline for the second session is July 28. Call 301-344-3944.

The Greater Baden-Aquasco Citizens Association needs volunteers with a variety of skills for its first annual Brandywine Multicultural Music and Arts Festival on June 26. The day-long event will take place at Wilmer's Park in Brandywine from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will offer live entertainment, ethnic foods, craftspeople and children's activities. Call 301-579-6140.

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Prince George's County has opportunities for people 55 and older to teach children or adults to read, prepare meals for the homebound or to provide support to nonprofit agencies. Call Ivin Myles, 301-265-8486.

The Mental Health Association of Prince George's County is looking for bunraku puppeteers for its Kids on the Block program, which teaches children about mental health issues, including problem solving, bullying and dealing with feelings. Call Dotti Seitz, 301-927-0503, or e-mail

The Excellence in Education Foundation, affiliated with the county's public schools, needs office workers who can help with telephone follow-ups, mailings, filing, proposal writing and data entry. A clerical, education or fundraising background would be helpful but is not required. Call Joslyn Cooper, 301-925-2880, or send e-mail to

The Foster Grandparent Program of Prince George's County is recruiting people 60 and older to serve as mentors and tutors for children with special needs for 20 hours a week. The program offers a monthly stipend and transportation to and from the school. Call Lisa Jenkins, 301-985-3534.

The Compassion Center needs gardeners to landscape and build a two-acre garden sanctuary in College Park. Call Daniel Guetzkow, 301-699-0100, or visit

The Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence is looking for people with good office and clerical skills to work from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in its Bowie office. Volunteers are also needed to coordinate efforts in the immigrant and non-English speaking communities. Call Michelle Mueller, 301-352-4574.

The Prince George's Volunteer Center needs office workers with excellent computer and telephone skills. Call N. Park or B. LaCour, 301-699-2800.

The Food and Nutrition Information Center, at the federal agriculture department research center in Beltsville, is seeking two volunteers. Call Gwendolyn Baker, 301-504-5414, or send e-mail to

Community Support Systems is recruiting people to work in its advocacy program. Volunteers gather information and connect people in need with vital resources from federal, state and local agencies. Call Claudia Raskin, 301-372-1491.

The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to handle administrative and customer service support tasks in its Prince George's office. Call Diane Minor, 301-559-8500, Ext. 120, or send e-mail to

The Children's Hospital Futures Golf Classic needs volunteers to organize and operate the tournament, which will run from July 29 to Aug. 1. The tournament will be held at the Cross Creek Golf Club, 12800 Bay Hill Dr., Beltsville. Golf knowledge is helpful but not mandatory. Call Chris Osche, 301-595-8901.

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER

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