College Park Youth and Family Services needs volunteers to help with games, face painting, balloon animals and other activities at the annual Halloween festival. Assistance is needed from 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Call 301-474-1210.

Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission seeks adult puppeteers to design and perform 45-minute puppet shows for children ages 5 to 12 who attend its after-school programs and Saturday youth programs in the southern part of the county. Hours are 2:30 to 8 p.m. weekdays and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Volunteers will drive a mobile unit and must undergo background checks and defensive driving training. Call Carolee Duckman at 301-203-6017.

Community Hospice of Maryland in Landover needs weekday volunteers to serve people who have terminal illnesses and their families and to help with office administrative functions. Training is provided. Call Steven Eveland at 301-560-6006.

Prince George's County Crime Victims Fund's run-walk event needs volunteers to monitor water stations along the route and help distribute materials. 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 and crowd control. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 30. High school volunteers will be eligible to receive certification for community service hours. Call Lisa Owens at 301-583-2400.

College Park Aviation Museum needs volunteers to greet visitors and help with gift shop sales daily. The museum is at 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr. in College Park. Call Jane Welsh at 301-864-6029.

Prince George's Volunteer Center in Hyattsville seeks volunteers with computer and telephone skills for office support. Call Nancie Park or Bernice "Bunny" LaCour, 301-699-2800.

Northwestern High School ESOL Homework Club needs volunteer tutors to help English for Speakers of Other Languages students in all subjects. The homework club meets from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Contact Elizabeth ChewLin at 301-985-1820, Ext. 3245 or

Darnall's Chance House Museum in Upper Marlboro seeks garden design and maintenance volunteers for a maximum of 10 hours a week through this month. 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

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

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

Capital Hospice seeks adult volunteers to serve people throughout Prince George's County who have terminal illnesses and their families. 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. Call Cheryl Banks at 301-618-3155.

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

-- Compiled by LISA MARTIN

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