Southern Maryland volunteer opportunities

Alternatives for Youth and Families needs foster parents in Southern Maryland. Call Sarah, 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 programs and activities; committee members and leaders; and board members. 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 shifts or help serve a meal. Volunteers must commit to four hours a month. Call Lori Hony, 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, 301-645-9387 or 301-645-8994.

Spring Dell Center needs volunteers to assist developmentally disabled people during lunch. Debbie, 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, 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. For applications and a detailed list of openings, go to www.charlescountymd.gov, call 301-645-0691 or e-mail 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. Contact 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.

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 from 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.

St. Mary’s County Board of Commissioners is seeking residents to serve on boards, committees and commissions. For an application, go to www.stmarysmd.com or call 301-475-4200, Ext. 1320.

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