The American Red Cross Greater Chesapeake & Potomac Region seeks youths to serve as greeters and refreshment volunteers at local blood drives. Those interested should enjoy working with others, have excellent customer service skills and be able to commit to one to two blood drives per month. Orientation provided. 800-272-0094, Ext. 1, or e-mail

Ann Marie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center invites the public to the Volunteer Brown Bag Lunch Series on Friday, July 10 and Aug. 23 from noon-1:30 p.m. Bring lunch and learn about ways to help with exhibits, membership, tours, programs, outdoor play and flora. 13480 Dowell Rd., Dowell. 410-326-4640,,

Laurel Mill Playhouse seeks volunteers to be involved in costuming, light/sound design and operation, stage management, set construction and design, and publicity. Maureen Rogers at 301-452-2557 or

Greenbelt Arts Center is seeking an art gallery manager. Those interested should call 301-441-8770 or e-mail

Hyattsville Aging in Place needs volunteers to drive senior citizen residents to medical and other appointments on weekdays. 301-887-3101 or

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

Pets on Wheels needs friendly pets to become certified therapy pets and visit those in nursing homes. Apply online at 443-975-9204.

Hospice of the Chesapeake needs volunteers who are bilingual and/or American Sign Language interpreters to assist patients and staff members. 9500 Arena Drive, Suite 250, Largo. Julie Medlin, 240-487-1065,

The American Red Cross is in critical need of blood and platelet donors to help replenish decreasing supply. All blood types are needed, especially O negative. Donors must be at least 17, meet height and weight requirements and be in good health. Call 800-RED-CROSS (733-2767) or visit to find a blood drive.

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

The Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program seeks youths 12 to 18 interested in aviation and emergency services for its leadership training program. Includes search-and-rescue missions, flying, first-aid training and international Aviation Cadet Exchange activities. Bowie Squadron meets 7-9 p.m. Thursdays at Grace Baptist Church, 7210 Race Track Rd., Bowie. College Park Squadron meets 7-9 p.m. the first four Wednesdays of each month. Hap Arnold Center, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr. at College Park Airport. 800-359-2338 or

Progressive Equestrian Therapeutic Services, an accredited therapeutic horseback-riding group, seeks volunteers 14 and older to serve as side walkers and horse leaders for riders with disabilities. Help also sought with horse care. No experience needed. Training provided. 301-627-4308 or

Branch Avenue in Bloom, a program of the Maryland Small Business Development Center, is seeking volunteers interested in gardening, marketing or economic development projects to be part of its community revitalization efforts. 301-403-2080 or jsmithfu@umd.

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 bending. Commitment: full day or half day Monday-Friday. 2270 Beaver Rd., Landover. Cathy Bryan at 202-347-6278 or

ReSET, a nonprofit organization, seeks volunteers to share their fields of interest and work with local elementary school students and teachers in hands-on science and math experiments to encourage enthusiasm for science. No teaching or education background required. Training provided and expenses covered. John Meagher at 703-250-0236 or,

AFS-USA, Inc. is looking for volunteer host families for high school exchange students coming from more than 90 countries for the 2013-2014 school year. For more information, please contact Jennie Schmalzle at 800-876-2376, Ext. 3310, or

EurAuPair Intercultural Child Care Program is seeking kind, compassionate volunteers to become local community counselors. Duties include mentoring au pairs visiting from abroad, maintaining monthly contact with host families, and organizing a monthly activity or meeting with the au pairs. For information or to apply, visit or e-mail

Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center seeks volunteers to serve as docents or to participate in the youth education program. 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood. 301-209-0592.

Reading Partners needs volunteers to provide one-on-one tutoring to elementary school students in the District who are reading below grade level. Commitment: one hour a week. No experience necessary; follow guided curriculum. Afua Sarpong at or visit

Art Lives Here seeks local artists to participate in public art projects, including performing and visual art performances in the Gateway Arts District. Artists may apply to multiple Request for Proposals and submit an unlimited number of proposals. Contact Neena at or visit

Hospice of the Chesapeake seeks volunteers for the Tuck-In Team. Volunteers will call in-home hospice patients and caregivers on Thursdays to make sure they have medications and supplies to last through the weekend. A morning and afternoon shift are available, and training is provided. Kathy Bourgard, director of volunteers, at 443-837-1549 or

Meals on Wheels of College Park needs volunteers to help prepare, deliver and administer food to clients in College Park, Greenbelt, Berwyn and part of Beltsville. Drivers may receive reimbursement for gasoline. 301-474-1002 weekdays from 8:30 a.m.-noon.

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett

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