Southern Maryland volunteer opportunities

August 21, 2013

St. Mary’s County Meals on Wheels needs drivers and substitutes to deliver weekday meals to homebound seniors. 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 and Arts Center needs volunteers for the 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 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays. 301-645-1561 or 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.

Calvert County Historical Society needs volunteers to help inventory and transcribe records and plan events at historic Linden House, 70 Church Cir., Prince Frederick. 410-535-2452 or cchsadmin@calverthistory.org.

St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League needs foster homes, board members and volunteers to help with socializing animals, publicity, fundraisers and adoption events. 301-373-5659.

Birthright of Prince Frederick needs volunteers to work with pregnant women at its center on Steeple Chase Drive, Prince Frederick. Bari-tennette McKinley at 410-257-1402.

Piney Point Lighthouse Museum and Historic Park needs volunteers to assist with group tours, weekend visitors, special events, children activities, the gardens and museum store. 301-994-1471 or www.stmarysmd.com.

Port Tobacco River Conservancy needs volunteers for restoration projects. Call Jerry Forbes, 301-392-9362 or jforptrc@comcast.net.

Three Oaks Center, a shelter for homeless men, needs volunteer monitors 8 a.m.-noon or noon-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Volunteers are asked to commit to at least one shift a month at the Lexington Park shelter. Training is provided. Ruben Berry at 301-863-9535.

Court-Appointed Special Advocate volunteers are needed in St. Mary’s and Charles counties to help provide a voice for abused or neglected juveniles in court proceedings. CASA volunteers work 10 to 15 hours per month and are screened and trained. Sharon Groves at 301-609-9887, Ext. 134, or groves@centerforchildren.org.

Sotterley Plantation needs museum shop help and interpreters for tours. 301-373-2280 or volunteer@sotterley.org.

St. Mary’s Hospital needs high school student and adult volunteers for various programs. 301-475-6453 or www.stmaryshospitalmd.org.

Calvert Memorial Hospital needs volunteers to help in many areas, including the patient information desk, gift shop, emergency department, urgent-care centers and patient shuttle. Susan Stevens, 410-414-4523.

Civista Medical Center needs volunteers to help throughout the week, including evenings, in many areas of the hospital and at off-site facilities in Waldorf and La Plata. Training provided. 301-609-4129.

Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad needs volunteers for patient care, ambulance drivers and auxiliary. No experience needed. Training provided. 301-475-8509 or www.LVRS.org.

Bay Community Support Services needs volunteers. For more information, call Rachel McDermott, 301-863-8870.

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