Looking for volunteer opportunities? The following organizations need volunteer help for a day, a week or on a regular basis.
The Montgomery County Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program seeks volunteers to provide counseling and companionship to victims of rape and sexual assault. Volunteers must have a valid driver's license and access to transportation, and must make a 12-month commitment. A 40-hour training program over four weeks is provided. Training sessions are from 6 to 9:30 p.m. one to three evenings a week, and on one Saturday. For an interview or more information, call 240-777-1355.
The Rosemary Hills Community School Foreign Student Program seeks volunteers to teach English to nonnative speakers, one evening a week beginning Sept. 12, at the Silver Spring International Middle School, 313 Wayne Ave. Training and teacher workbooks are provided. For more information, call Sophie Ryder, 301-562-2899 or 301-588-7760.
The Smithsonian Institution's Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center seeks volunteer information specialists to work on the information desks in the museums or to answer public inquiry telephone lines in the Castle. Bilingual candidates are welcome. For additional information or an application, call Phil Almeida, 202-633-1000.
The Employment Initiative Program of Housing Opportunities Commission seeks volunteers to teach classes in computer training, accounting and business communication skills to the unemployed and underemployed. For more information, call Ronnie Haber, 301-962-5536.
Hospice Care Inc. seeks volunteers to provide practical and emotional support to terminally ill patients and their families. A required three-day training session is being offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 20-22 in Gaithersburg. For more information or to register, call 301-990-0852.
-- Compiled by TINA TOLL
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