The Greater Baden-Aquasco Citizens Association needs volunteers with a variety of skills for its first Brandywine Multicultural Music and Arts Festival, to be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Wilmer's Park in Brandywine. There will be live entertainment, ethnic foods, craftspeople and children's activities. Call 301-579-6140 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Metropolitan Washington Ear, a radio reading service for the blind and visually impaired, invites volunteers to read local and national newspapers, magazines and other publications on its closed-circuit radio broadcast and dial-in telephone service. A brief audition is required. Call 301-681-6636.

Part-time and full-time opportunities are available with AmeriCorps, the domestic Peace Corps. A one-year commitment begins Sept. 22. Extensive training, a $13,000 living allowance, health care and a post-service education award of $4,725 are included. The ideal candidate will have basic computer skills and transportation. Call 410-514-7270 or visit

Henderson House, an assisted-living facility in Bowie, is seeking volunteer leaders, companions, musicians, gardeners and a grass cutter. Call Dusti Hayes at 301-218-6973.

The Circle of Life Foundation is holding a national "Care for Kids" walk-a-thon Aug. 14 to raise awareness of child abuse. Volunteers are needed now for the event's planning stages. Call Carletta Marrow at 301-617-0396 or send an e-mail to

The Excellence in Education Foundation, affiliated with the county's public schools, needs office workers to 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 at 301-925-2880 or send an 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 at 301-985-3534.

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Prince George's County invites adults 55 and older to teach reading to children and adults, prepare meals for the homebound, provide support to nonprofit agencies and assume other duties. Call Ivin Myles at 301-265-8486.

The 15th annual Christmas in April golf tournament will be held Sept. 13 at Tantallon Country Club in Fort Washington. Volunteers, golfers and sponsors are needed to make this event a success. Tournament profits will fund the 2005 program to renovate the homes of low-income elderly and disabled residents in Prince George's County. The organization also needs donations of used mobile phones, which can be brought to 7915 Malcolm Rd., Clinton. Call Mary Kurcharski at 301-868-0937.

The Mental Health Association of Prince George's County needs 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 at 301-927-0503 or send an e-mail to

The Sexual Assault Center seeks volunteers to provide services to victims of sexual assault and abuse. Candidates will help facilitate hospital intake, escort and stay with victims during exams and special procedures and provide crisis intervention. Call Cheryl Banks at 301-618-3155.

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER

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