The Spanish Catholic Center seeks volunteer teachers between July 12 and Sept. 29 for its 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.

The Alzheimer's Association needs volunteers, especially those with nursing, social work or teaching backgrounds and with experience in being caregivers to Alzheimer's patients, for a health fair to be held July 16 at Kettering/Largo Community Center, 431 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. There will be three shifts 1-3 p.m., 3-5 p.m., and 5-7 p.m. Training provided. Call Barbara DeAngelis at 703-359-4440, Ext. 127.

The Prince George's County Health Department needs Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteer physicians, nurses, pharmacists, mental health workers and other medical personnel plus social workers, computer technicians, administrative and clerical assistants, client greeters and interpreters to help in response to widespread disasters or emergencies. The next orientation session is 6 to 8 p.m. July 13. Call Cynthia Baker at 301-883-7802 or e-mail

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 about $4,700 are included. The ideal candidate will have strong writing abilities, basic computer skills and transportation. Call 410-514-7270 or go to

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, health care benefits and a $4,700 educational award are provided. Contact Nancie Park at 301-699-2800.

Silk Painters International (SPIN), a nonprofit arts-related organization, seeks volunteers for the following positions: office manager, to create databases and filing systems; archivist, to oversee files and computer data; and office assistant, to prepare and handle correspondence. Hours are flexible. Call 301-474-7347.

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

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

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

Partnership for Animal Welfare, a volunteer rescue group that finds homes for abandoned or neglected dogs and cats, seeks volunteers to handle animals at weekend adoption shows, transport them to shows and veterinary appointments, provide foster care, answer phone and e-mail inquiries and take care of other tasks. Attendance at a volunteer orientation session is required. Call 301-572-4729 or go to

Greenbelt Park, operated by the National Park Service, seeks volunteers to work in the ranger station Fridays through Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon or noon to 3 p.m. Call Kevin P. Barry at 301-344-3944.

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.

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.

The District Heights Volunteer Fire Department needs volunteers 16 and older to become emergency medical technicians and firefighters. Training is provided. Call 301-404-7454 or send e-mail to

Compiled by LISA MARTIN

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