Meals on Wheels of College Park needs volunteer drivers, visitors, kitchen assistants and substitutes to help prepare and deliver meals to elderly and disabled residents of Adelphi, Riverdale Park, College Park, Beltsville and Greenbelt. The time commitment is a minimum of two hours each week; volunteers must be 16 or older. Students can earn community service hours. Call 301-474-1002.

Bladensburg Waterfront Park will conduct a cleanup of the Anacostia River and shoreline from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Gloves, trash bags, canoes and refreshments will be provided. Those younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult. High school volunteers are eligible for certification for community service hours. Participants should wear clothing and shoes that can get muddy. Volunteers should meet at the boat ramp at 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg. Call 301-779-0371.

The Laurel Museum seeks a volunteer to work four to six hours a week managing merchandising at the museum shop. Retail experience desired. The museum is at 817 Main St., Laurel. Call Elsie Klumpner at 301-725-7975 or e-mail

Hospice of the Chesapeake seeks volunteers to provide support and companionship to patients, families and caregivers; to perform administrative office work; and to provide community outreach. Training is provided. Call Julie Medlin at 301-499-4500 or e-mail

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind needs volunteers to serve as readers, grocery shoppers and camp counselors, and to help blind or visually impaired children at special events. Call Jocelyn Hunter at 202-454-6422 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.

The Anacostia Watershed Society needs volunteers for tree planting from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 5 (rain or shine) in Edmonston. Shovels and gloves will be provided. High school volunteers are eligible for certification for community service hours. Call 301-699-6204 or e-mail

Greenbelt Park, operated by the National Park Service, needs volunteers to help remove invasive plants at 11 a.m. Nov. 5. Bring gloves and drinking water. Meet at the Sweetgum picnic area in the park, 6565 Greenbelt Rd., Greenbelt. Call 301-344-3944.

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.

The Maryland Crime Victims' Resource Center needs volunteers to call victims, witnesses and survivors to let them know about available services and referrals. Volunteers also might perform office and administrative duties. Mail a resume to 14750 Main St., Suite 1-B, Upper Marlboro, Md. 20772; send by fax to 301-952-2319; or e-mail to

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 with life-threatening illnesses. A one-day training session and background check are required. Call Jessica Jennings at 301-962-9474 or e-mail

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

The Glenn Dale Volunteer Fire Department seeks volunteers to provide emergency medical services on ambulances. Medical training is provided. Volunteers are also needed to serve as firefighters and to help with administrative duties. For more information, visit the station, at 11900 Glenn Dale Blvd., Glenn Dale; e-mail; or call 301-805-2400.

Partnership for Animal Welfare, a volunteer rescue group that finds homes for abandoned and 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 handle other tasks. Attendance at a volunteer orientation session is required. Call 301-572-4729 or go to

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.

-- Compiled by LISA MARTIN

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