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 can receive certification for community service hours. For 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. Bring gloves and insect repellant and wear sturdy shoes. Enter the park at 6565 Greenbelt Rd. Register by calling 301-982-9681.

The Prince George's NAACP seeks volunteers for its voter registration and education program. A meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 29 at the organization's headquarters, 9201 Basil Ct., Largo. Call Brendon Laster or Mel McCottry at 301-883-4941 or e-mail

Independence Now seeks volunteers to serve as mentors for disabled individuals making the transition from a nursing home to community living. Call Andrea M. Umbach at 301-277-2839 or e-mail

The Prince George's Volunteer Center has two full-time (40 hours a week) AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer positions in its Hyattsville office. The openings are for a volunteer center development coordinator and an emergency preparedness coordinator. A stipend and health care benefits are provided. An educational award of $4,700 is also provided. Call Nancie Park at 301-699-2800.

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. Send a resume by mail to 14750 Main St., Suite 1-B, Upper Marlboro, Md. 20772; by fax to 301-952-2319; or by e-mail

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

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, College Park, Beltsville and Greenbelt. The time commitment is a minimum of two hours each week, and volunteers must be 16 or older. Students can earn community service hours. Call 301-474-1002.

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

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 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.

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

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 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. Call Cynthia Baker at 301-883-7802.

-- Compiled by LISA MARTIN

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