The following organizations need volunteer help for a day, a week or on a regular basis.
Bladensburg Waterfront Park cleanup of the Anacostia River and shoreline will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Long-handled nets, rubber gloves and boat rides to and from cleanup sites will be provided. High school volunteers will be eligible for certification for community service hours. Participants should wear clothing and shoes that can get muddy. Volunteers should meet at the boat ramp at 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. Call 301-779-0371.
The Excellence in Education Foundation, affiliated with the Prince George's County public schools, needs office workers to help with telephone follow-ups, mailings, filing, proposal writing and data entry. A clerical, education or fundraising background would be helpful but is not required. Call Joslyn Cooper at 301-925-2880 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Prince George's Volunteer Center needs help with door prizes, raffles and refreshments at its basket bingo event, 7 p.m. Nov. 19, Ascension Catholic Church, 12700 Lanham-Severn Rd., Bowie. Call 301-699-2800.
The Anacostia Watershed Society needs volunteers for short- and long-term assignments. Outdoor activities may include leading canoe and pontoon trips and helping with restoration projects. Indoor assistance may include fundraising, membership drives and office administrative duties. Call 301-699-6204.
The 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.
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. Tuesday. Call 301-474-1210.
The 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.
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 for 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.
Northwestern High School ESOL Homework Club needs volunteer tutors to help students in English for Speakers of Other Languages classes 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Clearwater Nature Center in Clinton seeks adult volunteers to work with birds of prey and to provide interpretation for visitors. Training is provided. The center is at 11000 Thrift Rd. Call 301-297-4575.
Capital Hospice seeks adult volunteers to serve people in 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 figures. Training is provided. Call Marilyn Brown at 301-839-1176.
-- Compiled by LISA MARTIN
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