The Association for the Study of African American Life and History is in need of volunteers for its Black History Luncheon and featured author’s event scheduled for Feb. 22. Volunteers are needed to help find sponsors, greet guests, help with raffle and silent auction, set up and break down, and more. Location: Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road N.W. 202-238-5910,

The Inclusive Design Lab at the University of Maryland, College Park seeks children ages 8-11 to participate in studies on designing technology for children. Volunteers will participate in two hour-long studies, one at home and the other in the campus lab. Monetary incentives are offered. Contact Karen at or Leah at or 301-405-2533.

The Accokeek Foundation is seeking companies and organizations to join the “Adopt-a-Trail” program. Volunteers will help clear and remove down trees and limbs and debris from more than three miles of nature trails in Piscataway Park. A volunteer trail maintenance training session is scheduled for Jan. 20. Register in advance with Casey Lowe at 301-283-2113 or, or visit

Jewish Council for the Aging seeks computer literate senior volunteers to teach and coach computer classes to other seniors. Volunteers will teach courses in beginner and intermediate Windows 8.1, Microsoft Excel, Facebook, internet searching and more. Contact Robin Blackman at 240-396-0916 or

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Prince George’s County needs strong, caring volunteers age 21 and older to serve as role models for youth ages 16-20 in foster care. Volunteers commit to spend 10-15 hours per month with a youth in foster care and advocate for their interests. Training is scheduled for Jan. 30-Feb. 27. Volunteers must pass a background check. Call 301-209-0491 or visit

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

Hospice of the Chesapeake needs volunteers with four-wheel-drive vehicles to assist patients and staff members in Prince George’s and Anne Arundel counties during inclement weather. Volunteers must provide proof of auto insurance and pass a criminal background check. Call 443-837-1549 or toll-free 800-745-6132.

College Park Community Library seeks volunteers to work Monday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. Location: 9704 Rhode Island Ave. Call 301-474-8044, e-mail or visit

Sol Espinoza, a PhD student at Johns Hopkins University, seeks U.S. native born and black, white or Mexican American volunteers ages 35-45 and 55-65 to participate in a research focus group for a dissertation on gender, race, economics and family formation. Participants will be entered in a raffle drawing for cash prizes. Contact 443-310-3428 or

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

Prince George’s County seeks local seniors, age 60 and older, to showcase their talents in the Seniors on Stage Show in April. Seniors can sing or dance in solo or duet performances for no longer than three minutes. Auditions are scheduled for Jan. 15 and 16 from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 301-446-3400 or visit

Accokeek Foundation is in need of volunteers to help steward and maintain Piscataway Park. Volunteers will work with staff members to provide event and program support and engage the community. Volunteer orientation classes are held the first Saturday and third Thursday of each month. Contact 301-283-2113 or, or visit

The Greenbelt Arts Center needs volunteers to assist with a variety of theater roles, including box office assistants, advertising liaisons, facilities manager, grant writers and stage managers. The center seeks local artists to showcase their drawings, paintings, photographs and other works in the lobby gallery. Submit samples in jpg format or weblink to Call 301-441-8770.

Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind seeks volunteers to help raise and train 12- to 18-month-old puppies that will later be used as guide dogs for the blind or service dogs for veterans. Call 866-282-8046 or go to

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.

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

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

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission has a variety of volunteer needs in Prince George’s County. Opportunities include boxing and cheerleading coaches, junior basketball officials, ushers and more. 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. Call 301-209-0592, or go to

Community Advocates for Family and Youth needs volunteers to assist those who have survived traumatic crimes. Administrative support and mail assistance are also needed. Volunteers work five to 20 hours a month. 9201 Basil Ct., Suite 160, Largo. Contact Lizet Porter, volunteer coordinator, at 301-390-4092 or, or go to .

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

— Compiled by Jillian S. Jarrett

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