The Anacostia Watershed Society needs help with tree planting from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 5 on Riverdale Road in Riverdale. The event will be held rain or shine; shovels and gloves will be provided. High school students are eligible to receive certification for community service hours. For the location, directions and to sign up, call 301-699-6204 or e-mail

Greenbelt Park, operated by the National Park Service, needs volunteers to help resurface and repair trails from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 5. Shovels, rakes and wheelbarrows will be provided by the park. Bring gloves and insect repellant and wear sturdy shoes. The park entrance is at 6565 Greenbelt Rd., Greenbelt. Register by calling 301-982-9681.

Partnership for Animal Welfare, a volunteer rescue group that finds homes for abandoned, abused or neglected dogs and cats, seeks volunteers to handle animals at weekend adoption shows, transport them to shows and veterinary appointments, provide foster care and answer phone and e-mail inquiries. Attendance at a volunteer orientation session is required. Call 301-572-4729 or visit

The Laurel Museum needs volunteers to manage merchandising activities, arrange displays, schedule volunteers, make recommendations on prices and order quantities at the Brennan Library. The ideal candidate will have some retail experience and be able to work four to six hours per week. Call Elsie Klumpner at 301-725-7975.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic Inc. needs volunteers 21 and 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

The College Park Aviation Museum needs volunteers to greet visitors and help with gift shop sales daily. The museum is at 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr., College Park. Call Jane Welsh at 301-864-6029.

Clearwater Nature Center in Clinton seeks adult volunteers to work with birds of prey and provide interpretation for visitors at the nature center. Training is provided. The center is at 11000 Thrift Rd. Call 301-297-4575.

Capital Hospice (formerly Hospice of Prince George's County) needs adult volunteers to serve people who have terminal illnesses and their families throughout Prince George's. The hospice is a nonprofit organization that provides comfort and care to individuals and families facing loss and the end of life, regardless of the nature of their illness or their ability to pay for care. Hospice volunteers receive training to assist patients, families and the hospice clinical team. Volunteers will also be trained to provide companionship, respite care and transportation, and assist office personnel with administrative tasks. Call Rick Ransom at 301-572-2489.

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Prince George's County invites adults 55 and older to teach reading to children and adults, prepare meals for the homebound, provide support to nonprofit agencies and assume other duties. Call Ivin Myles at 301-265-8486.

The Sexual Assault Center at Prince George's Hospital Center needs volunteers to provide services to victims of sexual assault and abuse. Volunteers will help with hospital intake, and escort and stay with victims during exams and special procedures. Call Cheryl Banks at 301-618-3155.

The Foster Grandparent Program of Prince George's County is recruiting people 60 and older to serve as mentors and tutors 20 hours a week for children with special needs. The program offers a monthly stipend and transportation to and from the school. Call Lisa Jenkins at 301-985-3534.

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 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; fax to 301-952-2319; or e-mail to

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER

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