The Berwyn Heights Community Center needs adults to staff its front desk. Responsibilities include greeting patrons, answering phones and providing customer service from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays throughout the summer. Call Cheryl Moran at 301-345-2808 or 301-249-7208.

The rangers at Greenbelt Park invite 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 Aug. 3-6 program must be filed by Wednesday and are available at the Greenbelt Park headquarters or at the Ranger station in the park. The daily sessions are held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 301-344-3944.

Darnall's Chance House Museum in Upper Marlboro is seeking garden design and upkeep volunteers for a commitment of as many as 10 hours a week through October. The greenhouses are at Randall Farm and the Old Maryland Farm, both in Upper Marlboro, Patuxent River Park in the Croom area of Upper Marlboro and the Clearwater Nature Center in Clinton. Call 301-249-7208.

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

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

Henderson House, an assisted-living facility in Bowie, seeks volunteer leaders, companions, musicians, gardeners and someone to mow grass. Call Dusti Hayes at 301-218-6973.

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.

Kids on the Block Program on Children's Mental Health, an educational program for elementary school and community group audiences, will train volunteers in the art of Japanese bunraku puppetry for use in teaching children about problem solving, dealing with feelings and bullying. Call Dotti Seitz at 301-927-0503.

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

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

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

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 disabled residents of Prince George's County. Call Mary Kurcharski at 301-868-0937.

The Prince George's County Senior Health Insurance and Assistance Program is seeking health insurance counselors to assist senior and disabled citizens by telephone in its Camp Springs office. Three days of training are provided by the state. Mileage reimbursements for travel to and from the office are provided. Call Julie Neal at 301-265-8471.

The Laurel Museum needs tour guides, museum shop staffers and a researcher to work in its Brennan Library answering questions and working on library projects. Call 301-725-7975.

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER


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