The Salvation Army seeks volunteers to help volunteers, runners and spectators during its 5K Kettle Classic scheduled for April 28 in West Potomac Park in SW. Register online at

Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region seek summer camp volunteers ages 14-17 at its DC-camp located at The Historic Schoolhouse, 4954 MacArthur Blvd. NW. Duties include: daily animal care, assist with lessons, lead outdoor activities such as hikes and creek explorations, and assisting campers ages 7-12 with environmental education. Call 202-345-4698 or visit

 People Animals Love (PAL) has several volunteer needs for its After-School Club at Stanton Elementary in Southeast, which teaches kids animal-friendly behavior and animal kingdom curricula. Needed are tutors, field trip chaperones, classroom decorators and student/parent liasions. Contact John Davidson at 202-966-2171 or

 Gracious Arts Program (AGAP) seeks volunteers to assist teachers and staff in their work with underprivileged youth in Southeast DC. Volunteers with experience in dance, drama, art, music and photography are especially needed. Contact Joan L. Sapp, program director, at 202-321-6502,


The Accokeek Foundation will host an open house for volunteers interested in 18th century Maryland from noon-2 p.m. Feb. 18. Learn about becoming a colonial interpretive volunteer with duties including guiding tours, working in the kitchen garden, agricultural work, historic restoration of period buildings. RSVP to 301-283-2113 or

Greenbelt Arts Center seeks two male actors with some dance and signing experience to join the ensemble of “Pippin,” running March 9-31. These are unpaid roles. Contact Stephen Yednock at or call 301-441-8770.

The Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce and the Public Safety Committee of the City of Bowie seek nominations for the First Annual Bowie Public Safety Appreciation Luncheon scheduled for March 30. The public is asked to nominate extraordinary first-responder public safety professionals such as those in law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services who perform their duties in Bowie and whose superior performance has been recently cited. Nominations must be received by March 1 and can be submitted by e-mail to or by mail to 1525 Pointer Ridge Pl., Suite 302, Bowie, MD 20716. For information, call 301-262-0920 or visit

ReSET, a nonprofit organization, seeks working and retired scientists, engineers, and technicians to lead county elementary school students in hands-on science and math experiments to spark enthusiasm for science. Flexible schedule within and after school hours. Training is provided and expenses are covered. Contact John Meagher at 703-250-0236 or johnmeagher­

The Partnership for Animal Welfare needs volunteers to foster homeless dogs and cats, handle them at adoption shows and provide transportation to vet appointments. 301-572-4729 or

 Community Advocates for Family and Youth is in need of bilingual volunteers to assist those who have survived traumatic crimes. Administrative support and mail assistance is also needed. Location: 9201 Basil Ct., Suite 160, Largo. Lizet Porter, volunteer coordinator, 301-390-4092,,

 The Heart of America Foundation seeks detailed-oriented volunteers to help arrange and prepare the books in its warehouse, which is used by children who have limited access to books. Duties include heavy lifting and/or bending. Commitment: full day or half day Monday-Friday. Location: 2270 Beaver Rd., Landover. Renae Pepe at

 Hospice of the Chesapeake is seeking volunteers who are bilingual and/or American Sign Language interpreters to assist patients and staff. Call 301-499-4500.

Hospice of Chesapeake seeks warm, caring individuals who enjoy cooking to prepare home-cooked meals for patients at the Mandarin Inpatient Care Center in Harwood. Training provided. Contact Kathy Bourgard, director of volunteers, at 443-837-1549 or

 The Prince George’s County Genealogical Society is in search of an editor for the PGCGS Bulletin, an electronic formatted newsletter. Call 301-262-2063 or visit .

 Greenbelt Arts Center seeks volunteers to help build sets, paint, sew, man booths, deliver flyers and assist in clean up and the costume shop for its upcoming theater season. For further information, contact Dottie Spivacke at 301-474-8886, or Jeff Lesniak at 301-580-1789,

A technical director is also needed to oversee all technical needs including set construction, lighting and sound, coordinating productions and other related duties. or Betsy Marks Delaney at 301-441-8770,

 Feathers and Friends Wildlife Rehab Center needs volunteers for a variety of tasks. Joan Dunn, 301-

 St. Mary’s County Historical Society is looking for volunteers to help in the office, library, archives, bookstore, Old Jail Museum and gardens, as well as with lectures, school programs and special events. No experience is necessary. Susan Wolfe, 301-475-2467.

Hospice of St. Mary’s needs volunteers to help with patient care, administrative work, cooking at Hospice House, bereavement and fundraising. Training is required. Contact Katy Crowell, 301-994-3075 or

 Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center needs volunteers for its gift shop, welcome desk and special events. Crystal Seay, 410-326-4640, or

 Center for Children, an outpatient mental health clinic for children and adults, needs mentors 21 and older for youths ages 4 to 18 with a parent in prison, on probation or on parole. The center is seeking minority men to be mentors. The program helps young people with emotional support, academics, life skills and character development. The center is also seeking Southern Maryland children of prisoners to participate. Call Sharon Groves, 301-753-4002, Ext. 130. The center’s supervised visitation program also needs volunteers to monitor court-ordered visits between noncustodial parents and their children. A background check is conducted; training is provided. Call Ann Seely, 301-753-4002, Ext. 129.

 Calvert County Historical Society needs volunteers to help inventory and transcribe records and plan events at historic Linden House, 70 Church Circle, Prince Frederick. 410-535-2452 or

 St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League needs foster homes, board members and volunteers to help with socializing animals, publicity, fundraisers and adoption events. 301-373-5659.

 Birthright of Prince Frederick needs volunteers to work with pregnant women at its center on Steeple Chase Drive, Prince Frederick. Bari-tennette McKinley at 410-257-1402.

 Piney Point Lighthouse Museum and Historic Park needs volunteers to assist with group tours, weekend visitors, special events, children’s activities, the gardens and museum store. 301-994-1471 or

 Three Oaks Center, a shelter for homeless men, needs volunteer monitors 8 a.m.-noon or noon-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Volunteers are asked to commit to at least one shift a month at the Lexington Park shelter. Training is provided. Ruben Berry at 301-863-9535.

Melwood has several volunteer needs including equestrian program, summer camp, and day support. Location: 5605 Dower House Rd., Upper Marlboro. Call 301-599-2724 or email, Check website for full list of opportunties,

Hospice of the Chesapeake seeks volunteers with 4-wheel drive vehicles to assist staff during inclement weather. Volunteers must provide proof of auto insurance and pass a criminal background check. Call 301-499-4500 or


TreeStewards of Arlington and Alexandria will hold Wednesday volunteer training classes starting Feb. 8 through April with some Saturday mornings. To apply, call 703-527-2349 or

AHC needs tutors for students in the teen program. 703-486-0626, Ext. 118 or Alexandria Commission for the Arts seeks volunteers to serve on the Public Art Committee. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Feb. 10. For information, call 703-258-4516, or

 Alexandria Commission for the Artsseeks volunteers to serve on the Public Art Committee. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Feb. 10. For information, call 703-258-4516, pmiller1806@comcast.netor

Carlyle House Historic Park seeks volunteer docents. Training is Feb. 25. 703-549-2997, or

Computer Core seeks term teachers, career coaches and Saturday tutors. 703-931-7346, or

Friends of Guest House seeks drivers, mentors and “Total Woman” session volunteers. 703-549-8072, or

Higher Achievement Program seeks study hall aides, after-school tutors and workshop instructors at Hammond Middle School. 202-375-7733, or

CrisisLink needs volunteers to call elderly and homebound clients; a four-hour training is provided. Volunteers are also needed to answer the crisis hot line; a 60-hour training is provided, and session starts next month. 703-516-6778 or

Food Drive for Carpenter’s Shelter, drop off nonperishable foods in collection box at the Torpedo Factory’s main hall, through Dec. 31.

Alexandria Tutoring Consortium needs literacy skills tutors for first grade. Must work once or twice a week through May. Training and lesson plans provided. Call 703-549-6670, Ext. 119, or go to

SCAN of Northern Virginia needs volunteers to play with children of parents attending classes. 703-820-9001 or

Virginia Hospital Center needs volunteers to assist patients and visitors and to help in the nonprofit gift shops. 703-558-640

Brent Place Family Resource Center needs a resource volunteer. 703-370-6180

Fairfax County’s Meals on Wheels needs a volunteer group coordinator for the Fairfax area. Duties include accepting referrals by phone, client orientation over the phone and communication with meal providers. Volunteer Solutions, 703-324-5406,,

 Rebuild Warehouse needs volunteers to help in the warehouse and office and with picking up donated materials. The nonprofit organization sells reclaimed building materials, trains hard-to-place workers in “green collar jobs” and educates the community in affordable ways to live more sustainably. The warehouse is in Springfield. Training is available, and hours are flexible. 703-280-1719.

Inova Fairfax Hospital needs volunteers to work in one of the hospital’s three on-site gift shops. The stores are open daily. Day, evening and weekend shifts are available. 703-776-3470,

 The Northern Virginia Long Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteers to advocate for the rights of residents in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, to help resolve conflicts and to improve the quality of life for the residents. A commitment of four hours a week for one year is required. Training and support are provided. 703-324-5861,

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