Southern Maryland volunteer opportunities

February 5

Southern Maryland Chapter of the American Red Cross needs volunteers for disaster services and health, safety, administrative and special events. Bob Gretton, 888-276-2767 or bobg@somdredcross.org.

Health Partners Free Clinic in Waldorf needs volunteer dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, physicians and receptionists. Malpractice insurance provided. Retired providers welcome. 301-645-3556 or tbrown@healthpartnersinc.org

Southern Maryland Pets-on-Wheels needs volunteers and their pets to visit residents in nursing-care and assisted-living facilities. Volunteers receive orientation and mentoring. 301-392-0155 or www.ccpetsonwheels.com.

Calvert County senior centers need volunteers to teach arts and crafts. Ideas for classes are welcome. Keri Lipperini at 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170.

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

Girl Scouts of America need volunteers for a variety of positions. 800-834-1702, 301-638-5373 or ldavis@gscnc.org.

Calvert Marine Museum seeks volunteers to help in every area of the museum. Sherry Reid, 410-326-2042, Ext. 19, or reidsd@co.cal.md.us, or www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

Calvert Animal Welfare League needs volunteers 18 and older to help with dogs and cats mornings and evenings at the adoption center. Training is provided. The center is at 1040 Theater Dr., Prince Frederick. 410-535-9300 or www.cawl.us.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maryland needs volunteer mentors, board members and event sponsors. 301-290-0501 or www.biglittle.org.

Accokeek Foundation seeks volunteers for events and special projects. Julie Nguyen, 301-283-2113, Ext. 20, or outreach@accokeek.
org.

Charles County Literacy Council needs volunteers to tutor in reading, writing, spelling, basic math and English as a second language. The council is also seeking students who need help with reading, writing and basic 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, 8-11 a.m. and do other jobs. Help is also needed with the PetSmart-Petco adoption programs, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. Leigha Messick, 301-645-818 or lmessick@humanesocietycc.org, or www.humanesocietycc.org.

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

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

St. Mary’s County Historical Society is looking for volunteers to help in the office, library, archives, bookstore, Old Jail Museum and gardens, as well as 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 its gift shop, welcome desk and special events. Crystal Seay, 410-326-4640, or info@annmariegarden.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.

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