AmeriCorps, the domestic Peace Corps, offers part-time and full-time opportunities. 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.

The Berwyn Heights Community Center needs adults to staff its front desk. Volunteers will greet patrons, answer phones and provide general customer service to the public on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through the end of the summer. Call Cheryl Moran, 301-345-2808 or 301-249-7208.

The West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department has openings for adults and teenagers 16 and older who want to serve as emergency medical technicians, firefighters or administrative assistants. Training and equipment will be provided. Benefits may include federal and state income tax incentives, college education reimbursement and the station live-in program. Call any day after 6 p.m., 301-552-1213, or send e-mail to

The Anacostia Watershed Society needs volunteers 18 and older to count geese at 9 a.m. July 17 at various sites. Call Steve McKindley-Ward, 301-699-6204.

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

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 or send e-mail to

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 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 at Prince George's Hospital Center, which provides services to victims of sexual assault and abuse, needs volunteers to help with hospital intake, escort and stay with victims during exams and special procedures and provide crisis intervention. Call Cheryl Banks at 301-618-3155.

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. Tournament profits will fund the 2005 program to renovate the homes of low-income elderly and handicapped residents of Prince George's County. Call Mary Kurcharski, 301-868-0937.

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER

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