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 the event of widespread disasters or emergencies. The next round of training is available from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 27 in Cheverly, or from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 29 in Largo. Call Cynthia Baker at 301-883-7802 or e-mail

The Prince George's NAACP seeks volunteers for its voter registration and education program. A meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 27 at the organization's headquarters, 9201 Basil Ct., Largo. Call Brendon Laster or Mel McCottry at 301-883-4941 or e-mail

Hyattsville needs group or individual help to remove nonnative invasive plants from Trumbule Nature Trail in Magruder Park from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 24. Volunteers are asked to wear sturdy shoes, long pants and long sleeves and to bring work gloves; tools will be provided. The park is at 40th Avenue and Hamilton Street, Hyattsville. Call Colleen Aistis at 301-985-5057 or e-mail

Riversdale House Museum seeks docents to lead guided tours from noon to 3:30 p.m. Fridays and Sundays or other times by appointment. A six-week training course is provided. Training begins Sept. 25, running from 1 to 3 p.m. Volunteers are also needed to work in the museum shop selling tickets and to help with demonstrations of open-hearth cooking on Sundays. The time commitment is one four-hour shift per month. The museum, an early-19th-century house, is at 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale Park. Call 301-864-0420.

The Hillcrest Heights Community Center needs volunteers to help with decorating, setting up and dismantling and with food service at the center's Senior Extravaganza Fashion Show on Oct. 15. The time commitment is from noon to 6 p.m. or from 2 to 10 p.m. Call 301-505-0896.

The Prince George's Volunteer Center seeks a full-time (40 hours per week) AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer center development coordinator to work in the Hyattsville office. The position requires proficiency in Microsoft Office, Internet research, telephone and organizational skills. A stipend and health care benefits are provided. An educational award of $4,700 is also provided. Contact Nancie Park at 301-699-2800 or apply at

KinderFest, sponsored by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, needs volunteers 13 and older to help with entertainment, games, arts and crafts, scarecrow-making and an information booth. Volunteers are also needed to wear costume-character outfits at the Oct. 2 event at Watkins Regional Park . Call 301-218-6700.

The Smithsonian Institution seeks volunteers, especially those who are bilingual, to work on the information desks at its various museums and galleries and to answer the Smithsonian public inquiry telephone lines. Training is provided. The time commitment is 31/2 hours during weekdays or on alternate weekends. To apply, call Phil Almeida, 202-633-1000, or go to

The Neighborhood Design Center seeks volunteer landscape architects and designers to draw up simple landscaping plans for community planting projects to be installed on Oct. 15 for "Gorgeous Prince George's Day." Volunteers also needed Oct. 15 to help with planting at schools and in neighborhoods. Call 301-779-6010 or e-mail

The Heart of America Foundation seeks volunteers, available during weekday business hours, to sort and help distribute donated books to elementary schoolchildren in the metro area for its Books From the Heart program. A volunteer driver with an SUV or a covered truck is needed for pickups and deliveries one day a week. Reimbursement available for mileage and gas. Call Colleen Noland at 202 347-6278 or

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 5-12. The volunteer also will provide computer-database technical support. Evening and weekend hours are available; a stipend is provided. Call Thurman Jones, 301-925-9350.

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.

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