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 Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Charity Walk needs volunteers to help with fundraising, setup, registration, food service and cleanup for the walk, scheduled for 8:15 a.m.-noon Sept. 11 at Buddy Attick Park, Greenbelt. Proceeds will benefit research and families whose children have died from SIDS. High school volunteers will be eligible to receive certification for community service hours. Call Joani Horchler at 301-322-2620 or e-mail

The Seat Pleasant Patriot Technical Training Program seeks an AmeriCorps-VISTA worker to provide program and technical support in science and engineering for students in grades 5 through 12. The volunteer will also provide computer database technical support. Evening and weekend hours available. A stipend is provided. Call Thurman Jones at 301-925-9350.

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

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic Inc. has a critical need for volunteers 21 or older to serve as wish granters for children who have life-threatening illnesses. A one-day training session and background check are required. Call Jessica Jennings at 301-962-9474 or e-mail

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, 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 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

Silk Painters International, 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.

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 perform other tasks. Attendance at a volunteer orientation session is required. Call 301-572-4729 or go to

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.

Oxon Cove Park and Oxon Hill Farm, operated by the National Park Service, seek volunteers to portray historical characters for public programs. Training is provided. Call Marilyn Brown at 301-839-1176.

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.

-- Compiled by LISA MARTIN

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