The Hyattsville Recreation Department needs help with registration, food distribution and water stations at the 5K Fun Run and Two-Mile Inspiration Walk on Sunday. The event benefits the Prince George's County Special Olympics. Volunteers are needed between 7 and 11 a.m. and will receive a T-shirt and lunch. Call Susan Holland at 301-209-1869.

The Washington Center for Aging Services needs people to help serve Thanksgiving meals and assist nursing home residents in wheelchairs. Volunteers are needed from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. next Thursday. Call 202-541-6269 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

The Literacy Council of Prince George's County needs tutors to work at various locations helping adults learn to read. Fifteen hours of training is provided. Tutors are asked to commit two to four hours a week for one year. Call 301-699-9770 or go to

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

Greenbelt Park, operated by the National Park Service, seeks volunteers for three-hour shifts to answer phones and handle administrative tasks at the ranger station, especially Fridays through Sundays. Call 301-344-3944.

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

The Metropolitan Washington Ear, a radio reading service for the blind and visually impaired, needs volunteers, especially on weekends, to read local and national newspapers, magazines and other publications on its closed-circuit radio broadcast and dial-in telephone service. A brief audition is required; the time commitment is a minimum of two hours once a week or every other weekend. Call 301-681-6636 or visit

The Prince George's Volunteer Center has two full-time AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer positions in its Hyattsville office. 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 perform office and administrative duties. Send a resume to 14750 Main St., Suite 1-B, Upper Marlboro, Md. 20772; fax it to 301-952-2319; or e-mail it to

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

-- Compiled by LISA MARTIN

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