The Alzheimer's Association needs volunteers, especially those with experience caring for Alzheimer's patients, for a health fair to be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 27 at Spirit of Faith Christian Center, 2261 Oxon Run Dr., Temple Hills. Training will be provided. Call Barbara DeAngelis at 703-359-4440, Ext. 127.

The Literacy Council of Prince George's County needs tutors to work at various locations helping adults learn to read. Fifteen hours of training are provided: 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Aug. 15, 17 and 23, at the Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover. Tutors are asked to commit two to four hours a week for one year. Call 301-699-9770 or visit

The Radio and Television Museum in Bowie welcomes volunteers to serve as museum guides on weekends; restore radios, televisions and other artifacts; and to help with fundraising and other activities. Training is provided. Call Brian Belanger at 301-258-0708 or send e-mail to

Hospice of the Chesapeake seeks volunteers to provide support and companionship to patients, families and caregivers. Duties may include two- to three-hour weekly visits to help with letter writing, reading, transportation to medical appointments and other needs and errands. Community outreach volunteers are also needed to work at health fairs and other community events. Call Julie Medlin at 301-499-4500.

The Prince George's County Health Department needs Medical Reserve Corps 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. Call Cynthia Baker at 301-883-7802.

The Metropolitan Washington Ear, a radio reading service for the visually impaired, needs volunteers 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 Court Appointed Special Advocate program of Prince George's County needs volunteers, especially those who are bilingual, to provide a voice for abused and neglected children in foster care. Volunteers meet with children, families, foster families, social workers and lawyers and provide recommendations to the court. Training will begin in September. Call 301-209-0491.

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 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

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

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.

Capital Hospice seeks volunteers to visit patients in their homes, to provide companionship for the patient and respite for the family, run errands, furnish transportation and help with administrative work in the Beltsville office. Training is provided. Call Rick Ransom at 301-572-2489.

Laurel Pregnancy Center needs receptionists and peer counselors. Training in mentoring will be provided. Call Gayle Allbritton at 301-776-9997.

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 at 301-864-6029.

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