The Prince George's County Crime Victims Fund Run-Walk Event needs volunteers to monitor water stations along the route, help distribute materials and more. The event, sponsored by Reaching Objectives Through Joint Actions Inc. and the Prince George's County state's attorney's office, is Oct. 23 at Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. Volunteers must arrive by 7:30 a.m. Call 301-952-3801.
The Fall Festival at the Wayne K. Curry Sports and Learning Complex needs volunteers, 15 and older, to help with carnival games, face painting, crowd control and more. The event is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 30. High school student volunteers will be eligible to receive certification for community service hours. Call Lisa Owens at 301-583-2400.
Northwestern High School ESOL Homework Club needs volunteer tutors to help English as a Second Language students in all subjects, especially English, math, algebra, geometry, physics and biology. The homework club meets 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Call Elizabeth ChewLin at 301-985-1820, Ext. 3245 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gorgeous Prince George's Day will be Oct. 16. Volunteers are needed 8 to 11 a.m. to help civic groups, schools, churches, businesses and other organizations dig holes and plant trees, shrubs and daffodils at more than 91 locations throughout Prince George's County. Equipment is provided. Bring water and work gloves. High school student volunteers will be eligible to receive certification for community service hours. Visit the county's Web site (www.goprincegeorgescounty.com) for a list of locations. Call Joyce Beck at 301-883-5843 or e-mail email@example.com.
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, at Henson Creek Trail, Fort Washington. Contact Delores Pope at 301-292-4683 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Darnall's Chance House Museum in Upper Marlboro seeks garden design and upkeep volunteers for as many as 10 hours a week through October. The greenhouses are at Randall Farm and Old Maryland Farm in Upper Marlboro, Patuxent River Park near Croom and Clearwater Nature Center in Clinton. Call 301-249-7208.
Community Support Systems needs people to help individuals and families obtain community services and to help them fill out federal, state and local government forms. Call Claudia Raskin at 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 11/2 hours. Training will be provided; bilingual tutors are desired but not required. Contact Gloria Coliton at 301-572-6400, Ext. 314 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Excellence in Education Foundation, affiliated with Prince George's County public schools, needs office workers to help with telephone follow-up, mailings, filing, proposal writing and data entry. A clerical, education or fundraising background is helpful but not required. Contact Joslyn Cooper at 301-925-2880 or email@example.com.
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 at 301-572-2489.
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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