Southern Maryland volunteer opportunities

April 24, 2013

Crisis Intervention Center of Calvert County needs volunteers for the Domestic Violence Assistance Program, Sexual Assault Victim Service and court advocacy. Tara Pavao, 410-535-5400, Ext. 432, or tpavao@dhmh.state.md.us.

Charles County Freedom Landing a mental health program for adults, needs volunteers to assist with group activities, crafts, gardening and computer and clerical tasks. 301-932-2737.

Special Olympics of St. Mary’s County needs volunteers to help with sports training programs. Mary Lu Bucci at 301-373-3469.

Charles County Literacy Council needs volunteers to tutor in reading, writing, spelling, basic math and English as a Second Language. The council also seeks students who need help with reading, writing and math. 301-934-6488 or www.charlescountyliteracy.org.

Tri-County Animal Shelter needs volunteers 14 and older to help clean kennels, wash bowls and toys, do laundry, sweep, take photos of dogs and cats and spend time with animals at the Hughesville shelter. 800-903-1992 or 301-932-1713.

Humane Society of Charles County needs volunteers daily to clean cages and runs, feed animals and do other jobs. Help is also needed with the PetSmart-Petco adoption programs, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Contact Leigha Messick, 301-645-8181 or lmessick@humanesocietycc.org, or go to www.humanesocietycc.org.

Golden Retriever Rescue of Southern Maryland needs foster families to take dogs into their homes. All costs will be paid. Dogs must be kept inside the home. Call 855-477-3728 or go to www.goldenretrieverrescueofsouthernmaryland.org.

St. Mary’s County Meals on Wheels needs drivers to deliver meals to homebound seniors weekdays. Call Bridget Maddox, 301-475-4200,Ext. 1060.

St. Mary’s County Historical Society seeks volunteers to help in the office, library, archives, bookstore, Old Jail Museum and gardens, and with lectures, school programs and special events. No experience necessary. Susan Wolfe, 301-475-2467.

Hospice of St. Mary’s needs volunteers to help with patient care, administrative work, cooking at Hospice House, bereavement services and fundraising. Training is required. Katy Crowell, 301-994-
3075, or mary_crowell@smhwecare.com.

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center needs volunteers for its gift shop, welcome desk and special events. Crystal Seay, 410-326-4640, or info@annmariegarden.org.

Charles County Children’s Aid Society needs volunteers to help sort clothes for yard sales first Saturdays and for office duties. Call 301-645-1561 or e-mail info@childrens-aid-society.org.

Center for Children, an outpatient mental health clinic for children and adults, needs mentors 21 and older for youths ages 4 to 18 with a parent in prison, on probation or on parole. The center is seeking minority men to be mentors. The program helps young people with emotional support, academics, life skills and character development. The center is also seeking Southern Maryland children of prisoners to participate. Call Sharon Groves, 301-753-4002, Ext. 130. The center’s supervised visitation program also needs volunteers to monitor court-ordered visits between noncustodial parents and their children. A background check is conducted; training is provided. Call Ann Seely, 301-753-4002, Ext. 12.

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