The Prince George’s County Public Safety Assistance Program seeks volunteers to help pack food baskets for needy families from noon-3 p.m. Friday at Bunker Hill Fire/EMS Station No. 855, 3716 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. 301-209-5000.

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary seeks adult volunteers to count Canada geese, bald eagles and other water birds during its Winter Waterbird Survey Thursday and Dec. 29 from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Dress appropriately for the weather. Binoculars available. 410-741-9330.

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary needs volunteers to help collect and sample stream water 10 a.m.-noon Thursday and Saturday and 9-11 a.m. Friday. 410-741-9330.

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary seek volunteers to collect algae from the river stream in order to check water quality 1:30-5 p.m. Friday and Dec. 30. No experience needed. 410-741-9330.

Greenbelt Arts Center is accepting directors’ proposals for the 2012-13 season. Submissions must be in PDF or Microsoft Word format. Deadline is Jan. 1. Stephen Yednock, 301-441-8770 or

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Prince George’s County will host an information session for prospective volunteers, ages 21 or older, from 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 5 at the Hyattsville Municipal Building, 4310 Gallatin St. Volunteers must spend at least 10 hours per month visiting children living in foster care and helping to ensure that their needs are met. 301-209-0491 or

World Artists Experiences, a nonprofit organization, seeks Maryland students in grades one to 12 to write poetry and prose about growing up in an interconnected global world. Best works will be published in an anthology. Submissions accepted through Feb. 8., or

Melwood needs help in several areas, including the equestrian program, summer camp and day support. 5605 Dower House Rd., Upper Marlboro. 301-599-2724, or

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

Seat Pleasant Volunteer Fire Company and the Boy Scouts of America seek youths ages 14 to 20 who have an interest in firefighting and emergency services to sign up for its Fire/EMS Explorers program. Students will develop leadership skills by training for basic firefighting operations and will play a vital role in community outreach. Phil Martin, 301-836-1957; lead recruiter Nicole Bennett, 240-706-7708; 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. 9201 Basil Ct., Suite 160, Largo. Lizet Porter, volunteer coordinator, 301-390-4092, or

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 or half days, Mondays to Fridays. 2270 Beaver Rd., Landover. Renae Pepe,

The Prince George’s County Fire Department is accepting monetary donations to help restore the food supply for the Holiday Food Basket Program that was damaged during the flooding caused by Tropical Storm Lee. Charitable donations are fully tax deductible and can be dropped off 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at 9201 Basil Ct., fourth floor, Largo. Nicole Orme, 301-883-5200.

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

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

The Prince George’s County Genealogical Society needs an editor for the PGCGS Bulletin. 301-262-2063 or

The Bowie Center for the Performing Arts needs ushers and part-time stage technicians. Dr. George, 301-805-6895 or

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

— Compiled by Jillian S. Sowah