The Fall Festival at the Wayne K. Curry Sports and Learning Complex needs volunteers ages 15 and older to help with games, face painting and crowd control. The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. High school volunteers will be eligible to receive certification for community service hours. Call Lisa Owens at 301-583-2400.

The Outback Steakhouse 8K Run and 2 Mile Fun Walk, a benefit for the Prince George's County Special Olympics, needs help with registration, course monitoring and water and food distribution, 7:30 to 11 a.m. Nov. 21. High school volunteers will be eligible to receive certification for community service hours. All volunteers get a T-shirt and a free lunch. The event starts and ends at Prince George's Plaza in Hyattsville. Call Susan Holland at 301-209-1869.

Hospice of the Chesapeake seeks volunteers to provide support and companionship to patients, families and caregivers. Training classes will be from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 6-20, at Hospice of the Chesapeake, 8724 Jericho City Dr., Landover. To register, contact Julie Medlin at 301-499-4500 or

The Festival of Lights holiday drive-through, sponsored by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, needs volunteers 16 and older to greet visitors and distribute information, 5 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 24 to Jan. 2. Call 301-218-6700.

The Laurel Museum needs a docent, a shop clerk and a researcher to work in the Brennan library. Call Elsie Klumpner at 301-725-7975.

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 is helpful but not required. Contact Joslyn Cooper at 301-925-2880 or

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 include leading canoe and pontoon trips and helping with restoration projects. Indoor assistance includes fundraising, membership drives and administrative duties. Call 301-699-6204.

The Surratt House Museum in Clinton needs docents to conduct tours dressed in period costume. Volunteers also are 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 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.

-- Compiled by LISA MARTIN

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