The National Park Service, Greenbelt Park and the REI company need volunteers 14 and older to resurface and redirect trails in the park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 11. The rain date is Sept. 10. Those younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult. High school students will be eligible to receive certification for community-service hours. Participants should wear heavy shoes and dress for the weather; gloves will be provided. Lunch will be served. Registration is recommended. Meet at the Holly Picnic Area. Contact Mal Fordham at REI at 301-982-9681 or Ranger Alex Culver at 301-344-3944.
The Spanish Catholic Center seeks volunteer teachers between July 12 and Sept. 29 for the English as a Second Language program at 3628 Rhode Island Ave., Mount Rainier. The time commitment is two hours a week, 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays. The center will provide the curriculum, teaching materials and training; teaching experience is not required. Call 202-939-2435.
AmeriCorps seeks coordinators to organize volunteers. A one-year commitment will begin Sept. 21. Extensive training, a $13,000 living allowance, health care and a post-service education award of $4,725 are included. The ideal candidate will have strong writing abilities, basic computer skills and transportation. Call 410-514-7270 or go to www.volunteermaryland.org.
The Metropolitan Washington Ear, a radio reading service for the blind and visually impaired, needs volunteers, especially on weekends, to read local and national newspapers, magazines and other publications on its closed-circuit radio broadcast and dial-in telephone service. A brief audition is required; the time commitment is a minimum of two hours once a week or two hours every other weekend. Call 301-681-6636 or go to www.washear.org.
The Prince George's Volunteer Center seeks an emergency preparedness coordinator and a volunteer center development coordinator to work in the Hyattsville office. Both are full-time (40 hours per week) AmeriCorps VISTA positions. A stipend and health care benefits are provided, as well as an educational award of $4,700. Contact Nancie Park at 301-699-2800.
Capital Hospice seeks volunteers to visit patients in their homes, to provide companionship for the patient and respite for the family, run errands, provide transportation and help with administrative work in the Beltsville office. Training is provided. Call Rick Ransom at 301-572-2489.
SHARE provides food to families and individuals at reduced prices. Volunteers are needed to help with packaging and distribution at the SHARE food warehouse, 5170 Lawrence Pl., Hyattsville. Call Ninochika Twitty at 301-864-3115.
Community Support Systems needs volunteers to help set up and supervise tables at a food pantry Wednesday or Friday mornings, and to put together displays, distribute brochures and answer questions at sponsored events. Volunteers are also needed to help fill out federal, state and local government forms for families and individuals seeking community services. Call 301-372-1491.
The Surratt House Museum in Clinton needs docents to conduct tours while dressed in period costume. Volunteers are also needed to greet visitors, work in the gift shop and sell admission tickets. Orientation and training provided. The museum is at 9118 Brandywine Rd. Call 301-868-1121.
Laurel Pregnancy Center needs receptionists and peer counselors. Training in mentoring will be provided. Call Gayle Allbritton at 301-776-9997.
Meals on Wheels needs volunteers to deliver meals to elderly and disabled residents of New Carrollton, Lanham, Glenn Dale, Cheverly, Bladensburg and surrounding areas. The organization needs drivers with cars, helpers to take food to doors, occasional substitutes and office workers. The time commitment is from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. two days a month. Call Carolyn Cornelius at 301-618-3930.
The American Red Cross , Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Blood Services Region, needs volunteers 14 and older to greet donors and serve refreshments at blood drives and donor centers. Training is provided. The time commitment is four to six hours, two days a month. Call 800-272-0094, Ext. 1, or e-mail karlofft.usa.redcross.org.
Community Hospice of Maryland in Landover needs weekday volunteers to help people with terminal illnesses and their families and to help with administrative duties. Training is provided. Call Steven Eveland at 301-560-6006.
The Sexual Assault Center at Prince George's Hospital Center needs people to provide services to victims of sexual assault and abuse. Call Cheryl Banks at 301-618-3155.
The Prince George's County Senior Health Insurance and Assistance Program needs volunteers to provide health insurance counseling by telephone to senior citizens and disabled residents. The state will provide volunteers with three days of training and mileage reimbursement for travel to and from the Area Agency on Aging office in Camp Springs. Call Julie Neal at 301-265-8471.
-- Compiled by LISA MARTIN
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