The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is in need of volunteers ages 13-18 who live in Bladensburg, Langley Park and Suitland to participate in the PhotoVoice project. Youths will receive camera training and be tasked with capturing their communities’ characteristics through photos. Participants can earn student service learning hours. Call 301-446-3321 or visit

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.

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

The Accokeek Foundation’s Green Thumbs volunteer group seeks gardeners of all ages and skill levels to help plant and harvest vegetables, and manage weeds and pests in the museum garden. Volunteers work together in the garden space, share ideas, knowledge, skills and stories. Call 301-283-2113 or,

American Heart Association needs volunteers for the Greater Washington Heart Walk scheduled for Nov. 9 on the Mall. Visit or contact, 703-248-1784.

Laurel Library is seeking a volunteer coach for the Teen Glee Club. The group meets two Wednesdays a month at 7 p.m. Contact Perry at 240-305-4477.

Greenbelt Arts Center seeks local artists to showcase their drawings, paintings, photographs and other works in the lobby gallery. Submit samples in jpg format or a weblink to For more information, call 301-441-8770 or visit

Capital Caring seeks administrative support volunteers to assist with general secretarial tasks such as answering calls, greeting visitors and providing clerical assistance as needed. The group is also seeking members for its Leadership Council to help with a variety of tasks, including identifying and solving problems, assisting in the planning and implementation of various projects, providing community outreach and patient care support. Location: 1801 McCormick Dr., Suite 180, Largo. Allison Kuchar at 301-883-0866 or

Community Advocates for Family and Youth is in need of volunteers to assist those who have survived traumatic crimes. Administrative support and mail assistance is also needed. Volunteers work five to 20 hours a month. Location: 9201 Basil Ct., Suite 160, Largo. Lizet Porter, volunteer coordinator, 301-390-4092,, .

Hospice of the Chesapeake seeks volunteers to provide a variety of assistance to families in Prince George’s and Anne Arundel counties. Areas of need include pet therapy, support for veterans in hospice care, Reiki/healing touch work, Spanish translators, sign language interpreters, massage therapists, truck drivers, donation sorting, community outreach duties and more. Volunteer training session is scheduled for Saturdays, Nov. 2, 9 and 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 9500 Arena Drive, Suite 250, Largo. E-mail, call 443-837-1549 or visit

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

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett

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