Southern Maryland volunteer opportunities

April 10, 2013

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, 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. 301-645-9387 or 301-645-8994.

Spring Dell Center needs volunteers to assist developmentally disabled people during lunch. 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. 301-392-6325.

Historic Sotterley Plantation, a 1703 National Historic Landmark on the Patuxent River, seeks volunteers to help with special events and in the museum shop, interpret history, assist the office staff and work with the Garden Guild to maintain and improve the historic gardens. 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 of vacancies are at www.charlescountymd.gov, or call 301-645-0691.

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. 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.

Division of Rehabilitation Services seeks volunteers for clerical and telephone duties in the Waldorf office. Call 301-645-8882 or waldorf@dors.state.md.us

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. 301-475-0242, Ext. 148, www.smcps.org.

Calvert Hospice needs volunteers. Call the volunteer coordinator, 410-535-0892, or go to 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. Call Mary, 301-743-2114, or e-mail 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, administration, research and maintenance of aircraft and artifacts. Call 301-863-7418 or www.paxmuseum.com.

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