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

The ACE Reading Tutor Program seeks tutors to help children with their reading skills. A six-hour commitment is required. Two free training workshops, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday and 6:30-9:30 p.m. next Thursday, at Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. Reservations required. Contact Wendy Wexler at 301-345-6660 or

KinderFest needs volunteers 13 and older to help with games, arts and crafts, scarecrow-making and more at Watkins Regional Park from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Oct. 3. Call 301-218-6700.

High Point High School needs volunteer tutors to work with students on all levels of math, reading, writing, science, social sciences, English, Spanish, French, Japanese and German. Tutoring is on Tuesday and/or Thursday afternoons for approximately 11/2 hours a day. Training will be provided; bilingual individuals desired but not required. Contact Gloria Coliton at 301-572-6400, Ext. 314 or

National Multiple Sclerosis Society, National Capital Chapter, needs rest-stop hosts, support vehicle drivers, overnight-location managers and other volunteers for its three-day MS Challenge Walk Oct. 1-3 from Prince George's County to Washington. Lodging, meals and T-shirts will be provided. Call 202-296-5363.

Oxon Cove Park/Oxon Hill Farm of the National Park Service seeks volunteers to portray historical characters for public programs. Training provided. Call Marilyn Brown at 301-839-1176.

Companion Animal Rescue Alliance in College Park seeks volunteers to temporarily provide care, food, water and shelter for foster cats and dogs until they are placed in permanent homes. Call 301-422-3677.

The Prince George's American Red Cross in Hyattsville, needs volunteers for administrative and customer service support. Contact Diane Minor at 301-559-8500, Ext. 120 or

Prince George's Philharmonic Orchestra invites community members to greet patrons, usher and work in the box office. High school student volunteers will be eligible to receive community service hours certification. Call 301-454-1462.

The Prince George's Volunteer Center in Hyattsville seeks volunteers with computer and telephone skills for office support. Call N. Park or B. LaCour at 301-699-2800.

Excellence in Education Foundation, affiliated with Prince George's County public schools, requests office workers to help with telephone follow-up, mailings, filing, proposal writing and data entry. A clerical, education or fundraising background would be helpful but is not required. Contact Joslyn Cooper at 301-925-2880 or

Clearwater Nature Center in Clinton seeks adult volunteers to work with birds of prey and provide information for visitors to the nature center. Training is provided. The center is at 11000 Thrift Rd. Call 301-297-4575.

Surratt House Museum in Clinton needs docents to conduct tours dressed in period costume. Volunteers are also needed to greet visitors, work in the gift shop and sell admission tickets. Orientation and training are provided. The museum is at 9118 Brandywine Rd. Call 301-868-1121.

The Court Appointed Special Advocate program of Prince George's County needs volunteers, especially bilingual ones, to provide a voice for abused and neglected children in foster care. Volunteers meet with children, families, foster families, social workers and lawyers and provide recommendations to the court. Training begins Monday. Call 301-209-0491.

Capital Hospice seeks adult volunteers to serve people who have terminal illnesses and their families throughout Prince George's County. Capital Hospice is a nonprofit organization that provides comfort and care to individuals and families facing loss and the end of life, regardless of the nature of their illness, availability of a caregiver or ability to pay. Hospice volunteers are trained to assist the hospice clinical team; provide companionship, respite care and transportation; and assist office personnel. Call Rick Ransom at 301-572-2489.

Community Support Systems Inc. needs people to help individuals and families work with federal, state and local government and community services and programs in Brandywine. Volunteers help identify and clarify problems and complete forms. Call Claudia Raskin at 301-372-1491.

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

The Sexual Assault Center at Prince George's Hospital Center needs volunteers to provide services to victims of sexual assault and abuse. Candidates will help with hospital admissions and escort and stay with victims during exams and special procedures. Call Cheryl Banks at 301-618-3155.

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

-- Compiled by LISA MARTIN

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