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Southern Maryland volunteer opportunities

Alternatives for Youth and Families needs foster parents in Southern Maryland. Sarah at 301-884-0312, Ext. 122.

Best Buddies, Southern Maryland seeks volunteers, 18 and older to create one-on-one friendships with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 301-374-2450.

Boys & Girls Club of Southern Maryland needs parent volunteers to support the programs and activities, committee members, committee leaders and board members. Contact Shefa Nola Benoit at info@bgcsm.net

Calvert Meals on Wheels needs volunteer drivers to help deliver meals to the homebound. 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170.

Project Echo, a shelter for homeless people in Prince Frederick, needs volunteers to staff a shift or help serve a meal. Volunteers must commit to four hours a month. Call Lori Hony at 410-257-0003 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. or leave a message noting the best time to be contacted.

Center for Abused Persons needs on-call volunteers 21 and older to assist and support victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Training is provided. Alisa at 301-645-9387 or 301-645-8994.

Spring Dell Center needs volunteers to assist developmentally disabled people during lunch. Debbie at 301-870-3758 or 301-932-1601.

Charles County Cooperative Ministry on Aging needs volunteers to help with its Meals on Wheels and Telephone Reassurance programs. Volunteers are also needed to serve on the board. Mildred Barnes at 301-392-6325.

Historic Sotterley Plantation, a National Historic 1703 landmark located on the Patuxent River, seeks volunteers to help with special events, volunteer in the museum shop, interpret history, assist the office staff, and work with the Garden Guild to maintain and improve the historic gardens. Contact Kim Tune, 301-373-2280 or coordinator@sotterley.org.

Charles County commissioners seek Charles residents to fill vacancies on boards, committees and commissions. Applications and a detailed list available are at www.charlescountymd.gov, or contact 301-645-0691 or DesotoC@CharlesCounty.org.

Charles County Project Linus needs volunteers to make blankets for sick, injured or traumatized children. Blankets may be crocheted, knitted or quilted and made from fleece, flannel or cotton. Call Mary at 301-743-2114 or e-mail CharlesCounty.MD@projectlinus.org.

Historic St. Mary’s City needs volunteers to help with the gardens, maintain and sail a tall ship, greet visitors and host special events. 240-895-4972 or volunteer@stmarycity.org.

Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum needs volunteers for its Family Discovery Room, museum shop, education programs, the Louis L. Goldstein Gallery and garden restoration. Volunteers can also work with archaeologists and conservators at the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory. Jean Campbell, 410-586-8501.

St. Clement’s Island-Potomac River Museum at Coltons Point needs volunteers to assist with student and group tours, weekend visitors, special events and the museum store. 301-769-2222 or www.stmarysmd.com/recreate/museums.

Mattawoman Creek Art Center is seeking volunteers. Visit the center at Smallwood State Park 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, or call 301-743-5159.

Calvert County fire/rescue and emergency medical service stations need volunteers. Kim Jones, 410-535-1600, Ext. 2668, or 443-532-5315.

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