Looking for volunteer opportunities? The following organizations need volunteer help for a day, for a week or on a regular basis.

Partnership for Animal Welfare (PAW) seeks volunteers to handle animals at weekend adoption shows, transport them to the shows or to and from vet appointments, provide foster homes, and help at special events or fundraisers. No minimum time commitment, but attendance at an orientation is required. For more information, call 301-572-4729.

Wheaton Meals on Wheels needs volunteer drivers and visitors to deliver meals to the homebound in Wheaton, Kensington and Aspen Hill. Volunteers needed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. one weekday a month. Call 301-942-1111.

Bethesda Help, a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization, seeks an assistant to create a bimonthly schedule for volunteers, drivers to take clients to appointments, and people to retrieve client phone calls and e-mails from the answering service. All positions are home-based, and training is provided. For more information, call 301-654-1559.

The Division of Rehabilitation Services of the Maryland State Department of Education needs volunteer readers for two counselors who are blind. The offices are in Wheaton and Germantown. For more information, call 866-614-4780.

The Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross seeks volunteers to assist its blood collection staff members at blood drives and blood donor centers. Volunteers greet donors, hand out reading materials, serve refreshments and observe donors for post-donation reactions. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old. Training is provided. A commitment of two or more four- to six-hour blood drives a month is requested. To volunteer, call 800-272-0094, Ext. 1.

-- Compiled by TINA TOLL

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