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

The Literacy Council of Prince George's County needs volunteer tutors to work one on one at various locations helping adults learn to read. Fifteen hours of training are provided: 6-9 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Oct. 11 and 13 at the Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover, and Oct. 18 at the Literacy Council's headquarters, 6532 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Each tutor's time commitment would be two-four hours per week for one year. Call 301-699-9770 or visit the Web site at

Community Support Systems needs volunteers to help set up and supervise tables at the food pantry on Wednesday or Friday morning. Volunteers are also needed to set up displays, distribute brochures and answer questions at sponsored events. Call Ms. Neal, 301-372-1491.

Hearts on the Mend and Building Families seek volunteers to help with setup, cleanup, registration, water stations and more for the "No Home for Violence" walk and run to aid victims of domestic violence, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 16, Henson Creek Trail, Fort Washington. Contact Delores Pope at 301-292-4683 or

Darnall's Chance House Museum in Upper Marlboro seeks 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 Clearwater Nature Center in Clinton. Call 301-249-7208.

The ACE Reading Tutor Program seeks tutors to help children with their reading skills. A six-hour commitment is required. Free training workshop, 6:30-9:30 p.m. today at Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. Reservations required. Contact Wendy Wexler at 301-345-6660 or

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

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 Thursday afternoons for about 1 1/2 hours a day. Training will be provided; bilingual people are desired but not required. Contact Gloria Coliton, 301-572-6400, Ext. 314, or

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

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

The Prince George's Volunteer Center in Hyattsville seeks volunteers with computer and telephone skills for office support. Call N. Park or B. LaCour, 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 is helpful butnot 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.

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 people and families facing loss and the end of life, regardless of the nature of the 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, 301-572-2489.

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, 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, 301-618-3155.

-- Compiled by LISA MARTIN