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, 7:30-11 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, 5-9:30 p.m. Nov. 24-Jan. 2. Call 301-218-6700.

The Literacy Council of Prince George's County needs tutors to work one-on-one with adults at various locations, helping them learn to read and write. Training workshops will be held 6-9 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Nov. 15 and 17 at Prince George's Community College. Each tutor's time commitment would be two four-hour periods a week for one year. Call 301-699-9770 or visit the Web site at

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.

Montpelier Mansion, in Laurel, has a training program for prospective docents; volunteer to be a librarian or a period kitchen guide. The next training session is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Snacks included. Registration required. Call 301-953-1376.

The Prince George's County Senior Health Insurance and Assistance Program needs volunteers to provide telephone health insurance counseling to senior citizens and disabled persons. The state will provide volunteers with three days of training and mileage reimbursements for travel to and from the Area Agency on Aging office in Camp Springs. Call Julie Neal at 301-265-8471.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

-- Compiled by LISA MARTIN

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