Southern Maryland volunteer opportunities

January 15

The Greenwell Foundation needs equestrian volunteers for its therapeutic riding programs. Volunteers will learn about horses and receive service hours for college and experience for job applications. Training will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18. To register, e-mail volunteer@greenwellfoundation.org or call 301-373-9775.

American Cancer Society offers volunteer training in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties. 301-261-6000 or 888-603-4304.

Calvert Healthcare Solutions needs help with fundraising activities and events. Raymon Noble, 410-414-5628 or rnoble@chesapeake.net.

Pets on Wheels, a nonprofit therapy organization that visits people in nursing homes, hospitals and assisted-living facilities seeks volunteers in Southern Maryland. Go to www.petsonwheels.org to review volunteer requirements and to submit an application. For information, contact Vicki Rummel, executive director, at vicki@petsonwheels.org or 410-913-5569.

St. Mary’s County Emergency Services is seeking volunteer first responders. Recruitment drives are taking place in March. For information, call 301-475-4200, Ext. 2114, or e-mail emergencyservices@stmarysmd.com.

Alternatives for Youth and Families needs foster parents in Southern Maryland. Sarah, 301-884-0312, Ext. 122.

Best Buddies — Southern Maryland seeks volunteers, 18 or older, to create one-on-one friendships with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 877-632-8339.

Boys & Girls Club of Southern Maryland seeks parent volunteers to support programs and activities, committee members, committee leaders and board members. Shefa Nola Benoit, 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 the homeless 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, from 10 a.m. to 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.

Top Banana Home Delivered Groceries, a nonprofit group that delivers groceries to people unable to get to a store, needs volunteer drivers on Wednesdays to make deliveries to seniors and people with disabilities in Waldorf, La Plata, Indian Head and Hughesville. Call 301-372-3663 or e-mail Info@topbananagroceries.org.

Spring Dell Center needs volunteers to assist developmentally disabled people during lunch. Debbie at 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, work 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. Applications and a detailed list available are at www.charlescountymd.gov, or call 301-645-0691 or 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 from fleece, flannel or cotton. Call Mary, 301-743-2114 or e-mail charlescounty.md@projectlinus.org.

Mattawoman Creek Art Center is seeking volunteers. Those interested can visit the center at Smallwood State Park, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, or call 301-743-5159.

Calvert County fire/rescue and emergency medical service stations need volunteers. Call Kim Jones, 410-535-1600, Ext. 2668, or 443-532-5315.

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