Public radio station WPFWneeds volunteers to answer telephones, perform data entry and send out daily mailings Sunday through March 10; day, evening and weekend hours available. Refreshments provided. 202-588-0999, Ext. 344.

Accokeek Foundation's National Colonial Farmneeds costumed interpreters. A commitment of one Saturday a month for a minimum of six months is requested. Training starts March 3. Contact Kathy Talbot at 301-283-2113, Ext. 32, or

Prince George's County Christmas in Aprilneeds construction tradespeople April 28 to repair homes of disadvantaged homeowners. Contact Mary Kucharski at 301-868-0937 or

Court Appointed Special Advocate of Prince George's Countyneeds volunteers to support abused and neglected children. Applications are being accepted for day and evening training. 301-209-0491 or

Sexual Assault Center at Prince George's Hospital Centerneeds volunteers to support victims at the hospital and in court. Volunteers must be high school graduates, able to volunteer 24 hours each month and commit to a year. Training provided. Contact Cheryl Banks at 301-618-3155 or

Evercare Hospice and Palliative Careneeds volunteers to assist terminally ill patients and their families. Training provided. Call Maurie Mullen at 410-309-2611.

Prince George's County SPCA/Humane Societyneeds volunteers to work at cat and dog adoption shows, to take animals to veterinary appointments and to participate in outreach and fundraising activities. 301-262-5625 or

Hospice of the Chesapeakeneeds volunteers to assist at health fairs, expos and community events. Training provided. Contact Julie Medlin at 301-499-4500 or

Meals on Wheelsneeds volunteers to deliver meals to homebound residents of Cheverly, Bladensburg, Landover Hills, New Carrollton and surrounding areas. Two to four days a month is requested. 301-618-3930.

Food & Friendsneeds volunteers to deliver meals and groceries and provide nutritional support and companionship to those with illnesses. 202-269-2277 or

Community Support Systemsneeds volunteers in the Brandywine and Accokeek areas to delivery groceries to shut-ins and help with fundraising. Call Karlisa King at 301-372-1491.

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blindneeds volunteers to read to the blind or visually impaired. Call Jocelyn Hunter at 202-454-6422.

Department of Family Services' TeleTouch Programneeds volunteers to work one hour a week to call and check on homebound or isolated senior citizens. Training provided. Contact Elaine Merchant at 301-265-8421 or

Prince George's County Office of Emergency Management's Community Emergency Response Teamis accepting applications for volunteers to help with search and rescue, fire safety and basic disaster-response skills. Training required. Call 301-883-1899 or 301-699-2803.

Prince George's Volunteer Center Inc.needs volunteers to present information on emergency preparedness. E-mail

Friendship Arms Community Fellowship for Senior and Disabled Citizensin Hyattsville needs help on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month to clean up after food delivery. Call Dorothy Wilson at 301-699-8444.

Greater Fairmount Heights Resource Programneeds volunteer nurses to check blood pressure. Must be able to commit at least two hours a day any weekday. Call Nancy Dixon-Saxon at 301-925-8063.

Southern Maryland Hospital Centerneeds volunteers to greet patients and guests and work on nursing units. 301-877-5700.

American Red Crossneeds volunteers ages 14 and older to greet blood donors, serve refreshments and provide reading material. Must be able to commit five to six hours twice a month. To register for training, contact 800-272-0094, Ext. 1, or

Southern Maryland Hospital Centerneeds volunteer candy stripers, ages 14 to 17. 301-877-5700.

Medical Reserve Corpsneeds volunteers for blood drives and case management. Training provided. E-mail

Fire Corpsneeds volunteers to assist fire departments with fire-safety outreach efforts, youth programs and administrative support. E-mail or

Share Food Networkneeds volunteer food workers in Hyattsville. Contact Ninochika Twitty at 301-864-3115 or

Prince George's County Senior Health Insurance Assistance Programneeds volunteers to provide counseling to people on Medicare. Training provided and mileage reimbursed. Call Julie Neal at 301-265-8471.

Prince George's Health Departmentneeds volunteers to file and answer phones. Training is provided, hours are flexible and public transportation is available. Call Shirley Robinson at 301-883-3412.

Prince George's County Assisted Living Programneeds volunteers to greet visitors, answer phones, distribute mail, file, make photocopies and send faxes. Computer skills helpful. Contact Dottie Stewart at 301-265-8474 or

Independence Now Inc.needs volunteers to enter data. A commitment of 20 to 25 hours is requested. Day, evening and weekend hours available. Contact Bryan Abramson at 301-277-2839 or

Riderwood Villagecommunity stores need volunteer cashiers and stock clerks from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Volunteers will receive a 25 percent discount on store merchandise. Call Irene Coleman at 301-572-8458.

Laurel Museumneeds volunteers to work in the gift shop or as a docent one Friday or Sunday afternoon a month. Training provided. Contact Shari Pollard at 301-776-5229 or

Fort Washington Little League needs volunteer umpires. E-mail

D.C. Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Centerneeds volunteers to welcome visitors and provide directions. Call 202-347-7201 or

National Arboretumneeds volunteers to work in its gardens, herbarium and research areas. Must be able to work four hours a week and commit to a year. Training provided. Call 202-245-4563.

National Museum of Natural Historyis looking for volunteers to provide information, handle live insects and give demonstrations. Contact Dan Babbitt at 202-633-1089 or

Prince George's Volunteer Center of Hyattsvilleneeds office workers with computer and telephone skills. 301-699-2800.

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Mail: Volunteers, Prince George's Extra, The Washington Post, 9500 Arena Dr., Suite 400, Largo, Md. 20774.

Details: If you want to volunteer, contact the agencies directly.