Southern Maryland volunteer opportunities

January 8, 2013

Bay Community Support Services needs volunteers. Information: Rachel McDermott, 301-863-8870.

American Cancer Society offers volunteer training in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties. 301-261-6000 or 888-603-4304.

Calvert Healthcare Solutions needs help with fundraising programs. Raymon Noble at 410-414-5628 or rnoble@chesapeake.net.

Alternatives for Youth and Families needs foster parents. Call 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. E-mail Shefa Nola Benoit at info@bgcsm.net

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

Project Echo, a shelter for the homeless 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 stating 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, 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, 301-392-6325.

Historic Sotterley Plantation, a National Historic 1703 landmark on the Patuxent River, seeks volunteers to help with special events, the museum shop, interpreting history, assisting the office staff and working 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. 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. Mary, 301-743-2114 or 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.

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