Southern Maryland volunteer opportunities

January 18, 2013

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.-4p.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.

St. Mary’s County Board of Commissioners is seeking residents to serve on boards, committees and commissions. Applications are available at www.stmarysmd.com or by calling 301-475-4200, Ext. 1320.

FLOW Mentoring in St. Mary’s County schools needs volunteers to mentor children in local elementary schools. 301-475-0242, Ext. 148, www.smcps.org/ccr/mentor.

Calvert Hospice needs volunteers. Karen Flatley, 410-535-0892 or www.calverthospice.org.

Charles County Project Linus needs volunteers to make crocheted, knitted or quilted blankets for sick, injured or traumatized children. Fleece, flannel or cotton material may be used. Mary, 301-743-2114, or charlescounty.md@projectlinus.org.

Calvert County Historical Society needs volunteers to develop, plan and prepare exhibits for Linden House, at 70 Church St., Prince Frederick. Library and archival support is also needed. 410-535-2452.

Patuxent River Naval Air Museum needs volunteers as docents and for administration, research and maintenance of aircraft and artifacts. 301-863-7418 or www.paxmuseum.com.

Trico Corp. needs volunteers in its Lexington Park and Waldorf offices. Donated art supplies are also needed. Trico is an outpatient mental health and psychiatric rehabilitation clinic that provides care regardless of ability to pay. Joe Ashworth, 301-862-4966.

Melwood Recreation Center in Charles County is seeking volunteers for a variety of programs for children and adults with or without special needs. Volunteers are needed for the center’s camp, travel, special events and horseback riding programs. E-mail dfleisher@melwood.org, call 301-870-3226, Ext. 2291, or go to www.melwoodrecreation.org.

Patuxent Habitat needs volunteers at its ReStore in Lexington Park. Cashiers and customer service volunteers are needed. The ReStore receives new and used furniture, appliances, building materials and supply donations, which are sold to build affordable housing in Calvert and St. Mary’s counties. Store hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. 301-737-6273.

Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad needs volunteers for patient care, driving an ambulance or joining the auxiliary. No experience is needed; training is provided. Olivia Lenahan, 301-373-3131.

Newtowne Players at Three Notch Theatre need volunteers to help with daily operations and main-stage productions. Linda, 301-997-0853.

Calvert County 4-H needs volunteers to teach robotics and other life skills to children. All training and teaching materials are provided. Elaine Bailey at 410-535-3662, 301-855-1150 or elbailey@umd.edu.

St. Mary’s County Health Department needs volunteers for two or three hours a week to scan records. Training provided. Volunteers are needed to take residents to doctors’ appointments. A valid driver’s license and good driving record are required. Cindy Spalding, 301-475-4328.

Calvert County Board of Commissioners seeks residents for committees. Applications can be picked up at the commissioners’ office, 175 Main St., Room 205, Prince Frederick; any public library; by calling 410-535-1600, Ext. 2214; or at www.co.cal.md.us/references/getinvolved.

Southern Maryland Chapter of the American Red Cross needs volunteers for disaster services and health, safety, administrative and special events. Bob Gretton, 888-276-2767 or bobg@somdredcross.org.

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